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|1 day 19 hours ago||someone had to do it||
someone had to do it
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He dated our next door||
He dated our next door neighbor, a nice young woman on the swim team. A lot of swim team girls lived next to us, and they were all super nice.
We always felt he didn't seem like the nicest guy, but I imagine being friendly all the time when you're a celebrity is tiring, so it could just be that.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||I get that. I think||
I get that. I think football's a bit different. [Most] coaches don't wear suits. Lots of coordinators really get amped. You just don't see it in hoops, and it looks out of place to me.
Plus did I mention Crean's a dick?
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Ha, fair enough. I suppose I||
Ha, fair enough. I suppose I only speak for myself. Personally, I believe MSU plays better/more physical defense than I've seen out of Michigan like ever. If slapping the floor helps them mentally or physically lock in to their defensive goals and mindset, fine.
I just think it looks awful silly when a head coach jumps around in the sideline like that. Most NCAA coaches agree with me, as I can only think of a few (like I said before, Matta is the only other B1G guy that comes to mind) who behave that way.
Also to be clear: I am no complaining about becoming excited/animated. It is doing the things that are normally reserved for players. Jumping around in celebration, waving arms to incite the crowd, interacting with the crowd/players/the other team's bench in any way.
When Crean slaps the floor, I'm pretty sure it's more about being pumped or something than a coaching point to his team to focus on defense (note ridiculously huge fist pump after he does). Crean and Matta do this crap a lot, and it annoys me.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||You'd think||
that by purposely butchering your/you're three times in a row it would be clear that I was making fun of Mr. Internet-Cool-Police-Man-Cop who called me an idiot and misused your/you're at the same time.
Ugh, mods get in here and just delete this thread already. I completely regret it.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Tom Crean only.||
We make fun of him because he's a dick. If he was a nice dude, and looked like exactly like a mix of Tom Brady and Jim Carrey, I wouldn't mention it.
He's a dick, it's dumb the way he jumps around on the sideline. That is it.
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||Kids:||
sure. Tom Crean: no.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||it was funny 5 years ago||
My guess is you have no idea who the original gsimms around these parts was...
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||cool for the same reason||
cool for the same reason blowing kisses to the crowd is cool, because FYS.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||You're stern admonishment has||
You're stern admonishment has really humbled me. I hope my apology meets you're standards, as I really hope your able to forgive me.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I agree, and to be honest I||
I agree, and to be honest I only tried to find this clip because everyone here is all excited about it.
That being said, I think it's absolutely ridiculous to see a 50 year old man doing that crap. I've always hated the Crean/Matta (as much as Izzo gets animated, I don't think he does this type of thing) type coaches that wave their arms around to incite the crowd to cheer, and this is the most ridiculous example I have ever seen of that type of behavior.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||No offense||
Why would I in any way be offended by that comment, except for the fact that it is lead off with "No offense, but..." ?
For what it's worth, I am an engineer as well, and I think you're incorrect.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Really? Stu and Zack found||
Really? Stu and Zack found leagues. Hell, Javohn Shepherd (spelling?) is still playing someplace, I think. If he wants to play, I bet he can.
Oh, just read the point about 'making a nice living.' You might be right about that. If he wants to spend a few years seeing the world, and getting by, and having fun, he can definitely do that. And when he's done he has a graduate engineering degree I think. Good kid, I'm happy for him.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Funny you mention the Orange||
Funny you mention the Orange Bowl. I was there for that, and was also screaming "F--- the run!" for most the game.
Anyway, thanks for the response. I was mostly wondering whether the 'hurr durr'-ing was causing you to seriously reevaluate the direction of the program as a whole.
I think we can all agree this year is effed (barring miraculous comeback which would totally restore my faith in all coaches involved). I'm trying to decide the degree of panic about the future I should have. I think based on reading, I'm deciding to wait another year before I start waving my arms and running around screaming.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I agree in principle||
that the play calling in general is not setting up the kids to be in winning positions. When I say "in general," though, I mean not that 'arggh why didn't we call a screen in this situation' as much as "arrghh why are we playing so many tight end and fullbacks and sitting Dileo on the bench. Why are we being so stubborn in our general manball strategy?"
I think it's an important distinction, because isn't stubborness on general strategy more due to the approach head coach wants to take? To me, it just reeks of the defense under Rodriguez. Through 3 seasons, the general feeling amongst these (very pages) was that RR was a great coach being held back by terrible DC's. However, we always saw crap like the Penn State game after a bye, where the defensive personnel would be totally changed and things would go from bad to worse.
After those bye week decisions, people called for GERG/Schafer's heads. I think after 3 years of failure, though, it became more clear it all went back to the head coach not managing the program's defense well.
Do you worry at all the same thing is going on here? The offensive line is bad --> During bye week completely change personnel --> revert to more manball than ever --> things get worse.
When Hoke was hired, we freaked out about his 'basketball on grass' comments. Then, he had the luckiest first season imaginable, and it was universally decided he was an amazing coach. Now, I feel like people are unwilling to let go of the idea that he's an amazing coach and choose to blame all problems on coordinators, similarly to the Rodriguez era.
It's always nice when you post. You know a ton about football and write very clearly/understandably. Hope you are well.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||interesting point, and||
interesting point, and emphasizes the fact that these kids are either
(1) not really prepard for an academically rigorous major, and need to be better 'eased in' to the field in which case a school of their own that incorporates some movement science makes a bit of sense.
(2) Football just takes too much time to handle a kinesiology degree. In which case giving them a few extra credits for all the 'kinesiology lab' they are doing makes a bit of sense.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||Thanks!||
Cindy is actually the person who emailed saying that there were not enough alumni in the area for a club. But thanks for the info, I've replied to her email now asking if she can set something like that up for me.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||may be right||
Definitely the past two years I have been wearing Michigan clothes and beginning discussions with folks about trying to get a group together. This year I actually took some steps and did it.
FYI, we don't have the location *completely* settled. We were al Belmont Pizza for the first 4 games, and now I am trying Livery Stable instead.
The best thing to do to be sure of the place is to join the facebook group, in case things change again.
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||Maybe YOU should make the||
Maybe YOU should make the trip up I-64. How do you like them apples? (This is funny).
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||For whatever reason, when I||
For whatever reason, when I initially created the event, I was able to invite 'all group members,' but now that it is created, I can only 'invite friends.'
You should be able to get to the event page through the group page, though, if you want to see the 'official' thing. The event is open to public, so I think that means you can just invite yourself.
Otherwise, I'll just see you at the livery stable for kickoff.
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||pretty sure Richmond has||
pretty sure Richmond has one...
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||I think by a measure of area||
I think by a measure of area alumni divided by population, there is a decent presence here, but Cville is a TINY town (~40,000 in Cville proper), and the problem is compounded by the fact we are in the middle of appalachia, so the 'metropolitan area' as it were, is far from dense.
The alumni association told me there had to be 500 alumni in the area to form an official chapter, and we didn't make the cut. (They did not tell me whether we were 'close' or not).
Sidenote: Notre Dame does have an official chapter here, so that pisses me right off.
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||no,||
We're below the threshold area alumni population to start a chapter. I have told the alumni association to add my name and contact for local watch parties, though.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||Right on, man. If you're on||
Right on, man. If you're on facebook join the group or friend me, 'greg simms,' and I will invite you to the next event.
Or just show up to The Livery Stable at 3.30.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||Charlottesville, VA||
I have been trying to put together a Michigan fan group in central Virginia this fall. I have a group which pretty consistently gets 7-10 Michigan fans together at the Livery Stable in Charlottesville, VA.
I know there is a permanent thread for Michigan friendly bars, and I will put this there as well, but I was just hoping to get a little bit of front page time.
I've created a facebook group called "watch Michigan Football in Charlottesville." The group is open so feel free to join to get updates on where we will meet, etc. For now, the meeting will be at the Livery Stable which is on the downtown mall. Their website says they are not open until 5, but don't believe it! They've said they will open just for us for kickoff.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Also, I'd say it's worth||
Also, I'd say it's worth reminding people that kids in the Michigan Marching Band get credit in music for each fall in the band. Can someone tell me how many credits?
The band kids definitely desrve the credit, but yet I am pretty sure athletes spend even more time on their sport than the band has practice (though I do know the band works very hard, this is true right? Again someone from the MMB feel free to chime in.)
I think this is my general response to anyone who says all the degrees I've mentioned already exist. They do, but these kids are learning a lot in those fields currently without getting credit for it.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I was spelling it correctly;||
I was spelling it correctly; it's AmCult 222/223. Why?
|28 weeks 3 days ago||You are right about that||
You are right about that situation being more rare than I make it sound. And I also agree with you in principle that the system is less out of whack than many say.
I think my solution is a lot less dramatic than some of the pay-for-play ideas, which is why it is reasonable. I just think giving them a comprehensive education in their field of interest is a good idea. And they work so many hours a week at their sport, and are learning tons, so I just don't see how it hurts anything to give them a little course credit for all they are learning.
This doesn't pigeonhole anyone. Since they are *all* capable of doing sports 40 hours a week, plus being a full time student in every major imaginable, then there is no reason to believe that giving them more credits for workout, film study, etc would make those who wanted to be engineers drop all their engineering courses.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||You're right||
Remedial courses for credit is probably a bad idea. So we can strike that. I would just like to have a few dedicated courses/groups/whatever to take kids with weak backgrounds and transition them into legit college courses.
Currently, I am sure there are tons of athletes that are just "passed-through" the system, and are really not getting that much out of the degree, since they may not have the baseline skills to reap the benefits of some courses.
Also, thanks for the link. Glad to know there is some discussion about this idea.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I love Michigan more than||
I love Michigan more than anything in the world, but if you think that letting some athletes replace x credits of 'sports in ancient rome' and ojibwe, and 'the biology of sex' etc. with x credits of film study, weight lifting, etc. is going to seriously devalue a Michigan degree, then your pride in the University is clouding your perception of reality.
It is not easy what these students do, and I don't think that my idea, if executed correctly, waters down anything. It would be cool if Michigan had the most academically rigourous 'sports performance' major in the country.