Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
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|5 hours 45 min ago||People didn't ride dinosaurs 5,000 years ago||
People drove cars built out of stone and wood and had to be started and stopped with thier feet.
Instead people used dinosaurs like kitchen appliances and to excavate rocks before we had machines to do that stuff.
I think that is where the confusion comes from.
|5 hours 55 min ago||Appearance is largely genetics.||
Except when you make yourself blue
|5 hours 57 min ago||Great||
now I have the opening song of perfect strangers and my head. Way to go guys, way to go.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I'm halfway through Feast||
and it has been dragging. Especially compared to SoS, where all the characters were great and the hits just kept coming. Hopefully it picks up and the 5th book will be better with characters I am more familiar with and story arcs I enjoy more.
|2 days 6 hours ago||McGuffie||
I'd say he lived up to his hype his freshman year. He was one of the bright spots on that offense and had a huge game against ND. His upright running style lead to injuries, which shortened his career, but I think he competed and showed well for the time he was healthy.
I agree that Norfleet seems like a player that appears like he is doing more, but isn't. I actually think Gallon was the opposite. His movements were so fluid that it almost snuck up on you how fast he was going, or how quick his cuts were. Probably why he was so good and hard to cover.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I don't like this||
I don't like when data doesn't back my opinion/ agenda. According to your data, we should be expecting between 7-9 wins. I am expecting 11-12 (regular season) based on my very scientific "that's what I want the record to be Damnit!" /s
Great work though. I love this sight for many reasons, but the statistical models are always great, even when Mathlete's go above my head. Like you said, hopefully a 5th year senior QB can increase the percentage.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I thought||
all writers drank?
|2 days 11 hours ago||QB Controversy||
Who's going to start in fall?
|3 days 5 hours ago||Couple Things||
1. Love the #BBQMaizeRace thing. Getting the recruits to explore the campus in a fun activiety with each other and take pictures together is brilliant. Kudos to whoever thought that up.
2. I don't follow recruiting a lot, so this is probably more me than anything, but man this feels like the quietist recruiting we have had in a while (not in quality, but in overall coverage). I had no idea they had 9 recruits and as highly ranked as they are. Maybe it's just been the focus on the decommits and the focus on who's next
|3 days 7 hours ago||A slippery Rock highlight||
would be cool. I'm glad we atleast still have game stats. Game highlights would be great, and replays have been something that has been wanted for years. Seeing MSC in high definition isn't what I was expecting when the video boards were first announced.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Where's Mgoblog's Smile Committee?||
How will you keep up with other blog's if you don't have a committee coming up with fun dress codes and organizing cake's for birthday's?
I think this will be the only way you can keep your crew working on weekends.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I don't think we are far off||
I think many do believe that winning and winning the right way are huge, but those are both part of the Michigan tradition and ethos. The Michigan Man was largely mocked after the whole RR thing, but Michigan fans hold winning the right way, the Michigan Man way, very high on their priorities. Those who say will be champions is the way the team has been run for decades, and championships means winning is a major part of the tradition.
Where we seem to differ is in the rest. I think there are many things that separate Mihcigan beyond just the most wins. Like I said, the tradition, the Big House, the Victors, the winged helmet with simple solid blue jersey and maize pants are all parts of what makes Michigan unique. Michigan doesn't need to strive to be Oregon, because Michigan is Michigan and I expect our AD to be able to sell that to kids.
I think Hoke understands this and would tell you uniform changes is probably one of the smallest points he uses when selling to recruits. When you hear his speach he knows what Michigan wants. Years: 135, Championships: 42, Beat: ohio
|3 days 9 hours ago||Yost||
I was referring to the Fieldhouse in regards to hockey games, not the coach. And a winning tradition is huge at hockey games I agree. However, I don't agree that the scoreboards have made the game anymore exciting. What made me love going there as a student was the fans. I was laughing the whole time as a freshman when I first went, and continued going through my 5 years. Not once did I say, this experience needs a better scoreboard, or this experience needs fireworks or anything else. The atmosphere was great, because of ugly goalie chants, dancing band directors, announcer thankyou's, cowbells and the victors. Winning definetely is a big part, but to discount the rest means Michigan is no more special than any other college team, and I don't believe that.
|3 days 10 hours ago||You and Timmay beat me to it||
This answer from DB seemed to be the most pointed in the "why DB doesn't get it". I do understand that he does get pressure from the 15-16-17 year olds to be like Oregon. His, and the coaches jobs, is to convince them, or sell them, why Michigan doesn't need to be Oregon, because this is Michigan. Bo got this. When he came to Michigan and the coaches offices weren't as nice as the newer Miami (ntm) offices, he told his coaches how Yost hung his hat on this nail and whatnot. Oregon doesn't have The Victors, the banner, the winged helmet. This is Michigan has been our slogan for the past three years forgodsakes.
Yost isn't better because of the fancy scoreboards. Yost was great because of the fans and the traditions they made. If he wants another Whiskey, he should promote the two kids in the dancing air man costumes to be the mascots, because those are both great and unique, and not something that is canned. That is what makes Michigan and college sports great. The fans being part of the tradition in both creation and continuance.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I do expect Michigan||
with a 2nd year starting 5th year senior QB, with a talented group of recievers, a large group of talented RBs, a large group of talented OL (young I will give you that), and a very telented and veteren defense to win 75% of their games. Actually higher. If Michigan is 9-3 with 3 losses to ND, MSU, and OSU, I will not be happy, as it does not meet the Michigan Metric of winning the BIG. Hoke set this standard his first year when he turned around a team to be 11-2 yet didn't win the BIG and was in his mind a dissapointment.
Michigan has high standards and should have high standards. And, outside the OL, I don't see any position group on the team that can't get us a BIG chamionship. The Coaches are surely aware of this, and I'm sure are taking the steps to get this group where they need to be to compete.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Camera Adds 1% body fat||
But honestly, 9% at 220 lbs is still 20 lbs of fat. If he lost 8 lbs he'd be around 6%, so I think his numbers are pretty accurate. Huge change from what he was. He lost over 40 lbs of fat and gained over 20 lbs of mucle. That is a monster year in the weight room. Hopefully this is combined with some good footwork and blocking and we can see some good results.
It'd be great to have a serious complete backfield. It seems like it has been since Hart/ Henne that we've had one. I still wish I could have seen Minor Rage with Denard. That backfield always seemed like it would have been killer.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Fall Wedding||
I know it is unnacceptable around here to have a fall wedding, but I had a fall wedding and it was great. My wife and I met in A2 and both loved the fall. We got married in A2 and had the reception at the union. The day was the MSU-Michigan Game, but we were able to schedule the wedding around the game (it was away) so that we could watch. It helped me during the day because I was focused on the game. Everything turned out great, walked down to the Victors with my new wife, had maize and blue pom poms, yellow and blue flowers, and pre reception donuts and cider from the dexter cider mill. I don't regret one bit of it.
In regards to kids and watching games, I just thank god that DVRs have been long established before I had kids. I am constantly pausing and fast forwarding through commercials. Kids mean my priorities have had to change, but there is still plenty of options.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I've found||
It's always best to interpret whatever someone says the worst way possible. This is the way of the internet and can never steer you or a conversation wrong.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Man John Ryan is gonna be mad||
I mean Jack?
It definitely starts with a J
Jebodiah seems wrong yet...
|1 week 1 day ago||I think you hit it on the head||
I think the AD wants to create and control the "tradition" rather than let the fans create and own it themselves. Yost was great when I was there because I felt like the fans were a huge part of the show and the fans got to create and own this fanfare. The fans weren't told when to chear by the announcer "that's another lions FIRST DOWN". The fans knew to tell those cheating bastards c-ya, they knew that the opposing goalie was both a sieve and ugly and his mom called us a lot. The band director danced and the fans decided when this was acceptable (3rd period game in hand). And the fans thanked the announcer for informing us with 1 minute left. The only time this was recognized was on special occasions and the announcer played along and understood how sacred and special a "your welcome" could be.
Fans group think will come up with traditions a hundred times better than any MBA sitting in a group think marketing team can think of. Especially when you have as many creative students to bounce off of. The AD really needs to mainly supply the canvas and allow the fans take care of the rest (with the help of a band).
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree as well||
I know that the band has to compete with piped in music, but I remember (98-03) when the band was totally interactive and I coule hear them. I loved when the smaller groups would head to the different sections and pump up the crowd.
I know there was a discussion by a couple band geeks (meant as respect, I played in band and jazz band in high school) who know more than I do, who spoke about other bands using more brass vs MBB using winds because in a concert setting it sounds better. I didn't much understand this. The main venue is on Hill and in the Big House. I want to be able to hear in that venue and think the band should be taylored to that atmosphere. Hopefully the band can come back strong.
|1 week 2 days ago||Any excuse he needs||
I'm fine with. HA!
|1 week 2 days ago||I wouldn't call him a true fan||
look at the closet doors, just a blank white.
|1 week 2 days ago||Isn't imitation the best form of||
Isn't imitation the best form of flattery?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Virtual Seat||
I will be watching from my virtual seat at home. The virtual reality machine will simulate being squeezed into an 11 inch seat. I will have people yelling "down in front" while 7 nation army blasts at me. What a future.
Oh, and If I don't have my hoverboard by then, god help me.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That seems harsh||
They only used to have to run steps. I couldn't imagine running stadiums.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
I never had to take a car once when I was drinking in my 5 years. A mile can go by quick when you are drunk.
Only time we needed a DD was for Windsor and that was always a short straw type situation.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's no||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Just about to say the same||
I like but hate when Michigan is in a recruiting battle against Kentucky in basketball and Alabama in football. I get my hopes up, only to play debbie downer when I think of the past battles.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Corey Lacanaria||
He reminds me a lot of Gallon. Not very big, and not sure if elite fast, but their quick cuts and routes just get them open, and then have sure hands to make the catch. Hopefully I remember to watch him in a couple games.
I loved the rest of it. Lots of intensity where you know that they did not want to lose. I really liked seeing the different commits to schools and players competing against each other. I'm guessing they get to know and like each other in the camps, which adds to the intensity to beat each other on game day.