this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 51 min ago||Might be bad||
This could be bad for Michigan. Georgia looks to be in good position for Nauta, and with FSU losing his commitment, they'll push even harder for Upshur.
|1 day 16 hours ago||That's why I said you need to||
That's why I said you need to have something better than Baylor. But there's a point of diminishing returns on scheduling tough teams. All you need is like one OOC game against another power five team and the rest can be non FCS cupcakes and you're good. Anything beyond that and you risk adding unnecessary losses which kills your shot at the CFP
|1 day 20 hours ago||Michigan's offense||
After watching Michigan's offense the last few years, you should know what having a shitty offense can do to a defense.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Given Michigan's||
Given Michigan's long-standing issues defending good running QBs, Taysom Hill should scare the shit out of every Michigan fan.
Yeah, he's had injury issues and is on his 9th year of eligibility, but he pretty much single-handedly shot down Manny Diaz's rising star and killed Mack Brown's tenure at Texas.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Why?||
There is pretty much zero benefit to having a hard OOC schedule. There's even pretty much zero benefit to having a moderately challenging OOC schedule. The goal should be to land somewhere in between Baylor's Charmin soft OOC schedule and something that's going to provide a winnable challenge or two heading into conference play.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Of course they might offer it||
Of course they might offer it (unless they wanted to be worried about making an insulting offer), but that's why you have an agent - to counter that offer. No responsible agent would ever allow his client entering his second year in the league to sign a 3-year veterans minimum contract. That is just all kinds of stupid. If the Pacers like him enough to offer three years, that's enough interest to get more than the minimum.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Just beat me to it||
It'll definitely be for more than league minimum. While I'm sure the Pacers would love to lock him up for the vets min for 3-years, Glenn and his agent would be insane to accept that.
|3 days 23 hours ago||It'll definitely be more than||
It'll definitely be more than $1.5M. Around $800k is the veterans minimum in the NBA and no team or player signs a three year deal for the league minimum. In fact if Glenn's agent let him sign a 3-yr deal for the league minimum in his second year in the league he should be fired and banned. It'll probably be something like a 3-year $8M deal...and maybe a lot more.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Cupboard isn't bare, but...||
The WR cupboard isn't bare, but its full of a bunch of stuff that doesn't look that appealing. And I think we're at the point where we've opened and closed it about a dozen times and are slowly talking ourselves into that can of peaches or old box of mac and cheese.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Just went back over the last||
Just went back over the last few years and looked at where a 600yd season would rank for a Michigan receiver and it made me very sad.
|5 days 18 hours ago||This will probably be his||
This will probably be his last year if that makes you feel better.
|5 days 18 hours ago||We've been too terrible to||
We've been too terrible to say anything about. No one wants to make fun of the handicapped kid.
|5 days 18 hours ago||May has nothing to do with||
May has nothing to do with cost cutting. He has a year left on his deal. This is just a reassignment for him.
|6 days 45 min ago||Vested Interest||
Please, explain what Nick stands to gain by "taking down" the Michigan program. You know, for those of us not living in tin foil covered houses.
|6 days 49 min ago||And so do you||
Any one that gets worked up about which school a reporter went to is also far more emotionally invested in something that they should be.
If someone is a good reporter -- which Nick is -- then it doesn't matter where they went to school. Brian went to Michigan, does it matter that his writting is "unfairly" pro-Michigan biased?
|6 days 53 min ago||No offense...||
No offense, but this is just fucking stupid. You shit on a reporter and his reporting without ever having read the article. You're the type of idiot fan boy that gives other sane fans a bad rap. I mean, Sparty Baumgardner?? What are you, 8 years old?
And on second thought, take all the offense with my comment that you want. Since you seem to be the type to get easily rattled by writers' collegial ties, I'm sure you will anyways.
|6 days 17 hours ago||This one reminds me of||
This one reminds me of Artavis Scott. Was looking good for Michigan right up until it was a sudden landslide for Clemson. Wonder if Kelly got the same "care package" Scott did.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Clemson was picked to win the||
Clemson was picked to win the ACC
|1 week 22 hours ago||Also doesn't fix the||
Also doesn't fix the pixelated hot mess of bootleg live-streams.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes||
They are at least half as good. I mean, Jesus, people are reacting like this is Teen Mom 3 or something. Its still good TV. And I don't think McConaughey or Harrelson's parts were that much better written than many of the parts this season, I just think they were parts taylor made for those actors, and actors made the writing seem phenomenal. McCounaughey is perfect for the spacey cop with a bad side. And Harrelson was perfect for the cop that's kind of a dick. Its essentially the same types of parts those two always play and it was written right into their wheelhouses.
Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch are all doing well in their roles -- not at the same level of Harrelson or McCounaughey, but they were both nominated for Emmys, so that's a pretty high bar. I agree that Vince Vaungh is out of place. That was a miscasting. As much as I love him, he's just not a dramatic actor.
I just think a lot of the handwringing over this season compared to last is revisionist history. There were a lot of slow, confusing, and just plain bad parts of season 1, but people forget about them.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh hey look, we've got a whiner||
Oh boo hoo, its not the greatest fucking show on TV. WAAAAAAAA
Guess what, the first season wasn't that awesome either. Its first half was just as slow and complicated, there was a big shootout at the end of episode 4, and the best episodes were all at the end. Just like this season.
|1 week 3 days ago||Went there for the Under||
Went there for the Under Armour All American game, and can confirm its a dump. Couldn't imagine watching a baseball game there.
|1 week 3 days ago||Old Yankee Stadium||
Worst stadium I've been too was definitely old Yankee Stadium. It was the final year of the old stadium, and that place was a dump. Yeah, yeah, its nice and historical, but it was still a shithole.
|1 week 5 days ago||Don't forget Cowherd's||
Don't forget Cowherd's idiotic take on John Wall.
|1 week 6 days ago||Reunion||
He's also reuniting with his old boss Jamie Horowitz (who was famously fired from the Today show after like 2 months, and is the new president of Fox Sports) who is basically responsible for everything everyone hates about ESPN -- the whole embrace debate nonsense and inserting LeBron, Tim Tebow, and Johnny Manziel into every goddamn conversation.
Now...if they would just dump the whole First Take crew, the purge will be complete.
|1 week 6 days ago||Why? A tweet is a form of||
Why? A tweet is a form of communication, no different than getting a quote in the locker room, press conference, or in passing.
|1 week 6 days ago||No one gives a shit about||
No one gives a shit about records over the last 20 years. It's the I was awesome in high school of arguments.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||It wouldn't prevent||
It wouldn't prevent situations like this. For anyone still taking officials in January and committing weeks before NSD, you'd face the exact same numbers crunch some signing day.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Its generally true though||
Saban and other SEC teams generally get the recruits they want when they go head-to-head with nothern schools. Sure Michigan and other schools "up north" win battles with SEC teams all the time. But I'd bet its in the 1 out of 10 to 1 out of 20 range. Which, to me, is slim odds.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Auburn has excellent bagmen||
Auburn has excellent bagmen though. Bagmen trump pretty much everything else.