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|1 week 2 days ago||Why is it that being||
Why is it that being "objective" here means being pessimistic? Pessimist and realist are not synonymous. I get that we likely aren't a 10-11 win team, but saying we're a solid 9 win team is just as realistic as 7. For instance, say we are dogs against Utah, BYU, MSU, and OSU, as many here are. The default seems to be that there's a good chance we'll lose one we shouldn't. However, given that we have Harbaugh and not Hoke, isn't it just as likely that we'll win 1 or 2 that we aren't favored to win? I'm not saying one view point is necessarily more "objective" than the latter. However, and this applies for more than just Michigan sports, it seems like whenever someone says they're being objective, what they're really doing is assuming that more will go wrong than right (aka pessimistic).
|1 week 4 days ago||Ace, you should've written||
Ace, you should've written this as if it had happened at an SEC school, changing the names and other identifying information. That way, we could have seen what all the posters who claim it is no big deal would have thought if it weren't about Harbaugh. There seems to be an inability to see any negatives about Harbaugh with many on this board.
If this type of practice continues at Michigan, I will be upset. At the same time, and I hate to say this, I will likely care far less about it if we become a national power again.
|1 week 5 days ago||Loved his initial answer to||
Loved his initial answer to the question about his biggest strength. I always want to say that during interviews.
|1 week 5 days ago||The only difference between||
The only difference between confidence and arrogance/smugness is the perspective of the viewer. If you like the guy he's confident, if not, he's arrogant/smug.
|1 week 5 days ago||Dave Brandon, is that you?||
Dave Brandon, is that you?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||HARBAUGH||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fact: Apple Jacks don't taste like apples!||
Fact: Apple Jacks don't taste like apples!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||We know one thing from that||
We know one thing from that tape: dude lays the lumber on his hits. Also, for those more knowledgeable, how is that tape any different from generic to high three star guys? Metellus looks good to me (someone who doesn't know much)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well, that's a term I've||
Well, that's a term I've never seen before. Is Bearfucker the new Donkey Puncher?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Something I just noticed is||
Something I just noticed is that on 247 our top 3 recruits are all OL. Just keep stockpiling the talent for Drevno to turn us into the facecrushing offense Harbaugh had at Stanford.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Tell that to Duncan Keith.||
Tell that to Duncan Keith.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||As someone who spent 3 years||
As someone who spent 3 years there, I will say that there are plenty of intelligent, genuine people. Shit, one of the most intelligent guys I knew was from Mississippi, just had to ignore his accent to recognize his intellect.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Even on this thread I learned||
Even on this thread I learned something new. I had never seen that phrase in writing and always thought it was "brass tax." Thanks you, MotownGoBlue!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||For it to be a bromance it||
For it to be a bromance it has to be mutual. Sorry, bro, but yours is just a classic man crush.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Let me preface this by saying||
Let me preface this by saying that I do think that Michigan's defense was not a top 10 unit last year. However, I also think they were better than 40.
That is because, the one issue that I have always found with this line of reasoning is that it is a classic chicken-egg problem. Are the offenses in the PAC 12 that much better, or are their defenses just that much worse? Yes, there are great offenses in the PAC, but OSU and Wiscy both had great offenses too. Just look at the bowl games. In those games, 4 teams (OSU twice, MSU, Rutgers, and Nebraska) scored 40+ points; 2 (PSU, Wiscy) scored 30+; and Iowa scored 28. You don't need to have a great QB to have a great offense, even though it certainly helps. Wisconsin's system, for instance, does not need a first round QB to be great. Basing everything off of one offensive position and perception of offenses by conference can lead to problems with confirmation bias. In this line of thought the offenses are great or bad, therefore, the defenses are better or worse than they appear; however, it does not take into account whether the offenses are better or worse than they appear based on the defenses they face.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||And here, I'd watch||
And here, I'd watch competitive paint drying if Michigan were competing in it
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'll say what I always say on||
I'll say what I always say on these types of threads. If he wants to eat better, he can take out a FAFSA Loan like the majority of the rest of us did. Also, it's funny how none of the non-revenue athletes ever complain about the expenses they are allotted under the NCAA rules
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This seems appropriate here.||
This seems appropriate here. Warning, NSFW
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Marcus Ray. He was awesome in||
Marcus Ray. He was awesome in college, just crushing people. And the fact that he's been such an amazing alum to the program just makes me wish he had had a more productive NFL career even more.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Title IX gets in the way of||
Title IX gets in the way of that. The reason they have roster limits is because they need to know the number of male and female students that will be on scholarship. Would have to change that law before you can change the scholarship limits.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I enjoy craft beers, but||
I enjoy craft beers, but still found that commercial to be hilarious
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Posts like this are what make||
Posts like this are what make this blog great year round instead of just during the season. Excellent work, especially given how quickly you got it up. Bravo.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Let's not re-write history||
Let's not re-write history here, I haven't seen a single source saying Harbaugh told him to take a hike. As I recall, he decommitted because of the coaching change, which is perfectly understandable. Maybe he didn't like Harbaugh's 2 QBs per class or something, we can't know for sure. Unless you have evidence or a reliable source, shouldn't assume Harbaugh didn't want him
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. Who hasn't seen||
Exactly. Who hasn't seen football players get all the free drinks they want at Ricks and Skeeps (provided by the bar)? Players are given free stuff on and around campus because they're celebrities, and that is true at every major (and likely minor) football school in the country. There are a lot of shady things that other schools do that (I hope) we don't, but this is not one of those things.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No, it just means that they,||
No, it just means that they, as seniors, were better than him, as a sophomore. It does not say anything about how good he will be as a senior, nor how high his ceiling is compared to theirs. It is likely that they were more polished blockers and route runners than him. Having the physical tools, as Michigan fans should know after the past 4-7 years, is not sufficient to be a good football player, the technique is just as, if not more, important. The coaches probably saw a kid will great measurables (and, from meeting with him, enough drive to improve) that could be molded into a better TE than the two guys ahead of him last year. For an example from our team last year: your argument is akin to saying that just because Miller started over Kugler, Kugler will never be as good of a Center as Miller was last year. Although that may end up being the case, it is indisputable that Kugler has better physical tools and a higher ceiling than Miller, and that is what the coaches are likely looking at in offering a kid like this.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Nah, he's Ole Miss, so more||
Nah, he's Ole Miss, so more like Hotty Trolly (I know it doesn't seem to work quite as well, but, Hotty Toddy is their roll tide)
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No, those would be||
No, those would be acceptable. 15-0 is ideal.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair, this is one||
To be fair, this is one instance where they have a right to concern themselves with what Michigan fans are doing, given that it is their statue
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Well, as one of those "white||
Well, as one of those "white people," I will say that Haifa Falafel is the best middle eastern food I've had based on price and taste (comparing to Chicago and Atlanta mainly). Also, what does that even mean? Yeah, I loved Mister Spots when I was there, but who didn't? I wasn't aware that someone's race was a determinative factor in his/her taste buds.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think the bigger thing is||
I think the bigger thing is being against the current climate of censorship going on. I personally think Chris Kyle was a racist and a proven liar, but the movie was still great mainly because it was neither pro nor anti war. It both showed the view of many of the people actually fighting and it showed the toll it takes on many of them. In other words, a great, nuanced movie