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|4 days 16 hours ago||This is not intended to take||
This is not intended to take away from the content at all, because it is phenomenal. However, in an article of this length, having a star denoting a footnote at the end of the article is probably not the best approach. This is mainly due to the fact that, and maybe this is just me, but I am not going to stop reading the article to go down to the bottom to see the footnote. But then, upon seeing the footnote, it is difficult to remember what it is referring to. I think it would be better to just put the footnote in parentheses after the sentence.
Once again though, the detail and depth you put into these artiles is incredible, and I greatly appreciate it. This was merely an attempt at some constructive criticism of a minor, insignificant issue.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As someone who really only||
As someone who really only became a fan when I started at michgan in 2007, I will say: who gives a shit what the team looks like if it's winning? The notion of winning while "looking like Michigan" is bullshit, plain and simple. I remember growing up watching the "look like Michigan" teams, and they were great, but to say that we should care how they look winning, if they're winning, is ridiculous. I could not care less if we won every game by one point, the fact that the wins did not "look like Michigan" has no bearing on anything. Winning is all that matters, how we look doing it is irrelevant. Of course, this is merely the opinion of someone whose entire Michigan fandon has consisted of possibly the worst 7 year stretch in Michigan football history.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Freshman year||
App St...and now I'm sad
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||...while Seven Nation Amy is||
...while Seven Nation Amy is blaring throughout the Big House
|6 weeks 4 days ago||She is a ridiculous athlete.||
She is a ridiculous athlete. People will go too far with this on both sides (misogynists v. misandrists), but she just proved that she is among the top .1% of athletes in the world, male or female, and that's all that really matters.
|13 weeks 11 hours ago||Ok, so if someone were||
Ok, so if someone were indicted, and then found to be not guilty as a matter of law, then what? Also, is this only true for sexual assault/misconduct, or does it apply elsewhere as well? What if a student were wrongfully indicted for burglary or even a murder (the one crime that is at least as bad as rape)? If it is determined that the state was wrong in bringing charges against him/her, and the student did not commit the murder, would expulsion still be appropriate? I think the answer is clearly no, as it seems to be a good public policy not to punish people for indictments that are found to be lacking in a sound evidentiary basis (especially given the reality that there are some overzealous DA's out ther who bring charges without merit). However, once we exchange the word murder for sexual assault, the reasoning changes, and we question whether even an indictment is necessary for a student to be expelled for allegations of sexual assault/misconduct.
I know the murder hypothetical is a little out there, but I think it works well as an analogy to the way we reason about those who are accused of sexual misconduct.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||In retrospect, the "D" in RDT||
In retrospect, the "D" in RDT should have given him away as a fake, considering that adding damn to the cheer is an Auburn thing (as in, War Damn Eagle). Say Roll Damn Tide to a Bammer and he/she will get legit upset at you.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I Think I'm Lost||
A thread where the overwhelming mood in the discussion about next year's football team is optimistic? I am on mgoblog, right?
But seriously, I am cautiously optimistic that this team will do much better than expected due to all the reasons stated above: improved offensive cohesion, better than expected O-Line play, Gardner, and a defense that will be good and could be great. Cautiously because I only really started being a fan when I started at Michigan in 2007, so I have only experienced pain in my time as a fan (outside of the brief respite that was 2011).
|15 weeks 5 days ago||About Clay Travis||
I usually hate clay travis, but he made several valid arguments in his article and to take random samplings from his article (as the article sourced to did) is disingenuous. At least cite to the actual article and let people make up their minds for themselves, rather than sending the readers to an article full of straw man arguments
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||The only issues are the hair||
The only issues are the hair and the lack of a belt. The issue is the hair is so terrible
...I'm not sure how I feel about dissecting a guy's wardrobe like this, so I'm going to go pound a couple beers and whiskey to feel manly again.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Look at Dakich! High up on both adjusted rebounds||
Look at Dakich! High up on both adjusted rebounds and assist : turnover. Such a baller.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||The amount they charge for||
The amount they charge for student tickets is bullshit. With the amount that they are paying to go to school there, the tickets should be no where near that expensive. At Alabama, the student tickets are $10 a game. At South Carolina, the school lets the students in for free on a firs come, first serve basis. Say what you will about the SEC, but at least those schools treat their students with a minimal level of decency.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||But they couldn't do anything||
But they couldn't do anything under the old rules (when the incident occurred) because they needed the accuser to bring the charges. It was not until the new rules were established that they could bring them without the authority of the accuser. Therefore, it seems fairly reasonable that they did not think about a 2 year old case the instant the new rules cam into effect. Nothing would have happened if the article had not come out bringing it to light again, because everyone had likely forgotten about it (understandably so, given the number of incidents like this during a given year, it seems absurd to expect them to reinvestigate and try every old case in the ex post facto manner they did here).
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Really? Because I remeber the||
Really? Because I remeber the media drooling over Louisville despite them being there last year too. Also, that explanation doesn't explain Dook. I think more so than us being in the finals last year, the issue is that our team goes against the "model" of what good prgorams are supposed to be: great big men, a slashing/driving guard, and good to great D. The great programs are not supposed to be built around three point shooting, which isn't supposed to be consistent enough to sustain a good program. Therefore, the pundits simply brush Michigan off as a team that can easily be beaten by a more traditionally built team, because they can't reconcile Beilein's offense with their preconceptions.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I say that if we are about to||
I say that if we are about to win, our fans should start chanting ESS EEE SEE, if only because their weird level of pride for their conference (even more so than for their own schools, at times) deserves to be mocked. The amount they brag about the accomplishments of their conference is incredibly annoying, especially when it was their biggest rival doing the winning. Maybe I am alone in this, but if OSU had won three out of the last four national championships (as it was prior to this year), I would be pissed, not celebrating the conference, as Tennessee fans did.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I hadn't thought about that,||
I hadn't thought about that, but if you really look at it, Tennessee does appear to be a poor man's MSU. A good pair of big men (Payne/Dawson > Maymon/Stokes) and one great guard (Harris > McRae) with two other solid, long guards (Appling/Valentine = Barton/Richardson). Given the rebounding and defensive mindedness of the two teams, seems like we can use a lot of our experience from our games against MSU in preparing for Tenn.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Here's a scouting report I||
Here's a scouting report I found from a Kentucky site, and since Kentucky fans do know a bit about basketball, it seems pretty good (admittedly, it is a couple months old, but they have all the same, experienced starters, so it seems worthwhile). The things that seemed most advantageous for Michigan is that they said the bigs, Stokes and Maymon, are both fairly unathletic and slow, meaning that GRIII might be able to take advantage and use his freak athleticism on offence. Also, guys like that seem likely to be vulnerable to our high ball screen offense, when we bring Morgan up top to set the screens. Here's the link:
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure||
Maybe I'm wrong, but it sure looks like Stauskas said "Stop" to Beilein after letting go of him. You know a guy who can say that to his coach while his coach is livid has to have his coach's respect. Stauskas is a great player and has swag for miles, but his ability to settle everyone down and lead when needed is a trait of his that garners far too little mention.
|26 weeks 1 hour ago||It means that he is retaining||
It means that he is retaining players at a high rate. Which is generally considered a good thing; unless of course you want him to be cutting players like Saban.
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||I love moving JMFR to the||
I love moving JMFR to the middle if only because the thought of having a super athletic, fast, 6'3" 240 lb middle linebacker reminds me of one guy: Brian Urlacher. If Ryan can manage to roam the field and make an impact like Urlacher did (spying on mobile QBs like Vick, blowing up run plays, and dropping into coverage), then his value at middle linebacker is far greater than it was on the edge.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I've found the same to be||
I've found the same to be true. I tried rooting for another school, but couldn't bring myself to actually care about the outcome of the games because I only have enough room in my heart for Michigan.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I just love how everyone says he's guilty despite||
I just love how everyone says he's guilty despite never having a day in court. We love to tout "innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt" until the university uses the standard of proof required for civil cases to find him guilty. Not only this, but the only evidence we have comes from the accuser. I am not saying he did or did not do it, but there seem to be a few due process issues with a public institution conducting proceedings for criminal acts in this way.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Double Post||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas is proof that||
Stauskas is proof that Canadians are born with ice in their veins. Assaulted all game, but still made the shots when he got the slightest opportunities.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Not positive, but...||
Pretty sure speculating on which current players might transfer is against the rules around these parts.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||That's on Borges'||
That's on Borges' playcalling, not Morris
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Also, most Bama fans will||
Also, most Bama fans will proudly tell you they pay their players ("If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'" is a common refrain), unlike Michigan fans, who seem to generally think that Michigan is not or at least should not be paying its players under the current system. There is a reason they have a reputation for it and we don't, even outside of Michigan circles. Based on that, yeah, I will say that it is more likely that Bama plays its recruits.
One thing I will say though is that, even if we don't pay the recruits money, we do use "hostesses" just like every SEC school, the only difference may be that ours our more unofficial (a certain sorority known to be accomodating to recruits, for example), whereas their's are asked to do it by people within the athletic department (they often ask female athletes to serve as "hostess," and generally use the athletes who are also in a sorority). I know this because a friend of mine was often asked to play "hostess" to for football recruits at an SEC school.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||That may be true, but I still||
That may be true, but I still value hockey signifacntly more than basketball, and football is in a league of its own, meaning that a win over OSU trumps anything other than a Big Ten/National Championship in football.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I want to direct this||
I want to direct this especially at Brent Jones (@dawggoblue on the twitters) who tweeted at Brian: "if you were to quit being a Michigan fan no one would care. Remember that. Get off your soapbox."
I single him out, from all th poeple Brian retweeted, because this guy in particular deserves public shaming. Few have done more to improve the knowledgeability of the Michigan fanbase than Brian, and our fanbase would not only miss but also be hurt by losing Brian much more than losing Brent, myself, or virtually any other individual fan. I probably will never agree with Brian regarding the best offensive scheme (I much prefer a West coast offense predicated on timing routes and setting an under center running game up with the pass to the spread concepts that Brian espouses). However, without what I have learned on this site, I would not be knowledgeable enough to legitimately discuss these ideas. Nor would I recognize that one of the reasons I like the West coast offense is the 3 and 4 wide sets which spreads the defense, thereby serving many of the same functions that the "spread" does; that is preventing defenses from being able to cheat.
tl;dr Thanks Brian, you my boy.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||It's been fun knowing you||
It's been fun knowing you guys. On an unrelated note, there'll be a "We Got Banned" party in Bolivia. Everyone's invited.