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|3 days 3 hours ago||And I don't think him calling||
And I don't think him calling himself a "pretty boy" when attempting to constructively critique his own play gives everyone else permission to call him a "bitch."
|4 days 22 hours ago||Long overdue...||
Thank you! I get really frustrated by all the shit people feel entitled to throw at this guy. I've seen people on this board call him a "candy-ass," "bitch," and say he acts "like a coward."
People feel way too comfortable attacking players just because the football team they like isn't playing well.
|1 week 1 day ago||I remember renting Eraserhead||
I remember renting Eraserhead my freshman year and watching in my dorm room. My roommate woke up in the middle of it, asked, "what are you watching?," glanced over during the pencil fanctory scene, and immediately said, "you know what...nevermind," and went back to sleep.
|1 week 5 days ago||Just a heads up, the theme||
Just a heads up, the theme song is actually "Across 110th Street (Instrumental)", which is different from "Across 110th Street."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Does the Big10 transfer rule||
Does the Big10 transfer rule (about not accepting scholarships if you transfer within the conference) not apply to grad transfers? Or would he be paying his own way this year? And if he is paying his own way, does that mean he doesn't count against the scholarship counts?
I have a lot of questions about this, apparently.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it's an either||
I don't think it's an either or, regarding short term vs. long term gains. If Morris can't win the starting role this season, he might not ever be ready. In which case, the long-term gains you're suggesting M would be losing out on is based on guys being back-ups until they're RS sophomores or RS freshmen. Which is actually pretty normal and I don't think is a bad thing. Basically, Rudock (hypothetically) winning the starting job means both that the best player is playing in the short term and that M can get back to a more or less normal timeline for players to be groomed on the bench before taking over at QB.
Also, M has been looking forward to future seasons for years now. At some point, yes, you need for focus on winning games in the short term (and as I pointed out, you can do this without somehow sacrificing long term gains).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You can tell from replays||
Not always. One of the ongoing hurdles to properly handling concussions is that proper diagnosis often relies on self-report from players to an extent that other injuries do not. That's why culture and stigma are brought up so often, players need to feel comfortable reporting head injuries to trainers and not try to fake their way through assessment protocols.
But you are also right that the people in charge (both doctors and coaches) need to be aggressive and pro-active in protecting players from their own desire to go back out on the field.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I tend to skew pretty hard||
I tend to skew pretty hard towards the "that's inappropriate," stick-in-the-mud side of things, but this seems like a non-issue to me. Should he have been caught on camera yelling like that? No. Is it a big deal that he was? Not really.
Let us all scoff and roll our eyes and move on.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I mean, for all of people's||
I mean, for all of people's complaints about his lack of heart and effort, didn't he suffer a pretty serious injury during the ND game that hobbled him for weeks because he was blocking during a screen play after already injuring his ankle?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Man, this board has really||
Man, this board has really turned on the guy. So very bitter.
I still wish the guy luck in the draft and NFL. Hopefully he reaches the potential he flashed briefly while he was at UM.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Good riddance to bad rubbish||
It took three sittings, but I finally finished that.
That was mean. And 100% right and well deserved.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The Malice in the Palace is||
The Malice in the Palace is still probably the most memorable sporting event I've seen.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Good stuff. It seems like an||
It seems like an almost annual occurance that Brian (or a mod) has to make a META post to remind the board not to post bewb pictures, and inevitably there's a weird juvenile meltdown from a very vocal segment of the board who seems to not understand that not everything needs to have sexy ladies pasted into it and that not every rule is some kind of assault on basic freedoms. Want bewbs? It's the internet, go find them.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's never been OK to post||
It's never been OK to post bare boobs.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I totally agree. I've been||
I totally agree. I've been wondering about people who bring up Rawls as some indictment of Hoke. Have they forgotten that Rawls got his shot and saw playing time, but just did very little with it? I mean, Hoke recruited him and gave him playing time, what else do you want?
He transfered down a level and was able to beat up on MAC teams.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Oh! I see. In that case, feel||
Oh! I see.
In that case, feel free to disregard that first paragraph. But my general sentiment that grad transfers are positive things still stands.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, that's really shitty.||
Yeah, that's really shitty. That QB has played well enough to earn a one-year shot at a much bigger, more prestigious, more competitive, and higher profile school, and his coach is actively lobbying to prevent players from taking those kinds of opportunities. You'd think a coach with his players' best interests at heart would support things like grad transfer opportunities like this one. And it's not like the kid used his school to promote himself - he's leaving for his fifth year, it's not like a one-and-out situation.
How many kids use grad transfers to move up from FCS to FBS, anyways?
In general, I like the grad transfer rule. I have to imagine that the vast majority of people who use it are not high profile football players looking at it as "free agency," but actual student athletes looking to get some of their grad degrees paid for. And even if it is football "free agency," it's players earning leverage and personal freedom via earning their college degrees - I'm ok with that trade off.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Let's not forget that that||
Let's not forget that that "tough situation" directly benefited Michigan, too.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I think most people believe||
I think most people believe (or are at least hoping) that Strong can be their Harbaugh. I mean, most people around here were lamenting the fact that Hoke hadn't gotten the axe a year earlier, keeping Michigan out of the running for Strong's services when he was looking to jump from Louisville.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Totally agree, regarding||
Totally agree, regarding McCoy's effectiveness. As I recall, his injury not only happened on the opening drive, but happened in the red zone on the opening drive.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe he's just a Bunuel||
Maybe he's just a Bunuel lover.
A horrible, arrogant, condescending, ignorant Bunuel lover.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh, I still think that Texas||
Ugh, I still think that Texas would have won that Championship game if McCoy hadn't gotten injured (on the opening drive, I believe). Gilbert was a true freshman with basically no playing experience, thrust unexpectedly into the title game against a Saban-coached Bama defense. And it was still a relatively close game. If McCoy hadn't suffered a freak shoulder injury, I think Texas wins that game.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||As a Texas alum, as well as a||
As a Texas alum, as well as a Michigan alum, I was really, really hoping for this whole thing to sort out with Michigan landing Gentry and Texas getting Murray. C'est la vie.
Maybe UT can sway one of the two other committed QBs they've been pursuing (Locksley at FSU and another one that I can't think of off the top of my head). Otherwise, Strong is going to be in a really tough spot. Pretty much no one believes in Swoopes after his bowl game performance and there are no other viable QBs on the roster and one middling 3* in the incoming class.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Gentry doesn't seem like that||
Gentry doesn't seem like that bad of an option for a spread offense (and when you say "spread," I assume you mean a running QB). He's a giant, but it sounds like one of his strengths is his size/mobility combination.
Interesting to compare Texas's slide into bad/mediocre and Michigan's (Texas's current woes are a good two years younger, starting in 2010 v. 2008); of course, they never had their Denard nor their Sugar Bowl season.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||"...oddly innocent||
"...oddly innocent eyebrows"
May that be the lasting impression we all have of our late coach.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Miss Downer if you're nasty.||
Miss Downer if you're nasty.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Please tell me he's right! It||
Please tell me he's right!
It can't possibly stand for anything better.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Reading people demand that||
Reading people demand that Lynch talk to the media because he's paid millions of dollars and he's part of an entertainment industry and he owes it to the NFL and etc and so on reminds me of that David Foster Wallace essay review of Tracy Austin's memoir (LINK to PDF). In which, Foster ponders (among many other things) why we as spectators demand that athletes not only perform world class physical feats, but that they also be articulate and interesting speakers. The idea that it's not good enough to be one of the best professionals within an outrageously highly competitive environment and literally be capable of doing something only a few people in the world can do, but that it is also demanded that you be eloquent and insightful (and in Lynch's case, as with people like Ricky Williams as well, open and willing). And that ultimately that these dual expectations are completely insane.
Personally, I find most athletes to not be terribly interesting to listen to and think that the sense of entitlement the media (and by extension portions of the media's consumer base) feel towards athletes is a little gross. Lynch works extremely hard to be extremely good at playing football. He doesn't want to talk to the media? So be it; book Sherman for twice the time, I'm sure he'd be happy to fill it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Oh definitely, it's super||
Oh definitely, it's super fucked up.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I can't confirm this because||
I can't confirm this because I couldn't make it to the end, but I heard that in the second one they made Galactus into a big cloud.
Galactus is one of the coolest, craziest, and scariest characters in the Marvel universe, and they turned him into a space cloud.