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|1 day 10 hours ago||I got sick once but turned on||
I got sick once but turned on Cowherd and was cured.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Richt's seat||
Richt's seat definitely isn't cool. And certainly much warmer than a newly hired Harbuagh. Richt is basically like Carr circa 2005 or 2006. Or like Stoops now. He's been there forever, hasn't done much nationally lately, "only" wins 10 games a year, has changed/lost both coordinators recently, and fans are generally restless with the program. Richt should be somewhere around 30-40 IMO.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Reporter was in the room this year||
Chris Mannix from SI was in the ping pong ball room this year.
|2 days 11 hours ago||glad to see someone else||
glad to see someone else remembers that commercial. Anytime I mention the solitary sad Indian tear to people they look at me like I'm nuts. Maybe this was just a state of Michigan thing.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Jimbo loves troubled turnover||
Jimbo loves troubled turnover prone QBs I guess.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Rich Rod is in ur base,||
Rich Rod is in ur base, stealing ur doods.
|3 days 11 hours ago||The appeal process is||
The appeal process is basically a slow middle finger from Auburn.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Job #1||
And goal #1 as head of recruiting operations will be getting his former player and top overall recruit Rashan Gary to sign with Michigan. No pressure Chris.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Partridge is replacing Singletary, not Soup||
The main news here is that Chris Partridge (Pepper's and Rashan Gary's old coach) is now head of recruiting operations. From my understanding of things, he is the one that will directly replace Singletary. Soup is just moving into an official recruiting role and will primarily focus on recruiting the state of Michigan.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Robert Nkemdiche to Michigan||
Robert Nkemdiche to Michigan confirmed
|1 week 19 hours ago||Another story... Co-Ed soccer||
Another story... Co-Ed soccer league at Michigan. I was playing goalie for our team. The other team had this big girl that was just abusing the hell out of our girls. Dirty tackles, talking shit, just a real nasty player.
|1 week 22 hours ago||After college, I was a||
After college, I was a substitute teacher for a bit. One week, I got gym class, which is the best sub gig there is. Even better, one day they had a teachers vs the 8th grade girls basketball game in front of the student body.
|1 week 22 hours ago||With your username, it seems||
With your username, it seems like it would be right up your alley.
|1 week 1 day ago||Devin Gardner plus a side of sad||
Devin Gardner plus a side of sad
|1 week 3 days ago||Bettman killed the popularity||
Bettman killed the popularity of the NHL with all of those lockouts. At one point, it was close to the NBA in terms of ratings. It's never recovered. That's on Bettman.
|1 week 5 days ago||The 90s are irrelevant||
Just stop with the history lessons. Going back to levels of success in the 90s is irrelevant in today's college football world. What consistuted a successful season in the 80s and 90s is a lot different than the recent and current BCS and CFP era. Its like talking about how you had the dopest rotary phone in the world to some kid talking on a new smart phone. Cool history story old man.
|1 week 5 days ago||Eight yrs is not an abberation||
C'mon...8 years is not an abberation. Especially when its the most recent 8 years. When you've sucked for the last 8 years, then you're just not very good. You can turn it around, but until then its not an abberation, its just the way it is.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah...I don't think we want||
Yeah...I don't think we want to get into a comparing recent accolades battle with MSU here. Going back to the old man "Bahhh...I used to BE somebody kid!!" argument is always a lame one.
|1 week 6 days ago||No NFL would be a huge hit to ESPN||
You have it backwards. For CBS and FOX, they broadcast the games, and talk about the games on pre and post game shows, but that's it.
ESPN talks about the NFL 24/7/365. Because of that, they are absolutely dependant on the NFL. Far, far more than any other sport. And its not just the rights to broadcast games that they need (that's a small bonus), its the rights to show NFL footage to fuel the countless shows that talk about the NFL on a 24/7/365 basis. Contrary to what people may think, the ability to do that doesn't come free. ESPN pays billions to be able to show those highlights. If they lost or compromised their ability to do that, it would be a crippling hit to the network. ESPN needs the NFL. The NFL doesn't need ESPN.
|1 week 6 days ago||They said the same about Shaq||
They said the same thing about when TNT hired Shaq. How would he fit? The results on that have been mixed, Barkley is rumored to being close to retiring from that role, so Simmons could absolutely have a good home there.
|1 week 6 days ago||Stephen A||
Stephen A was essentially blacklisted by the network at one point. You weren't allowed to book him as a guest after he was fired. Then, there were some changes high up in the company, he was brought back on First Take as a guest, and then they wound up building the entire show around him and Skip. And the rest is troll history.
|1 week 6 days ago||Its not all that way||
A lot of what people percieve about ESPN these days isn't how every part of the company is. Outside the Lines and E:60 still do good work, and there are several writers and reporters that still hold true to the "old ESPN" ways of doing things. OTL's Floyd Mayweather piece is a good example. That was good journalism, but it was just buried in an avalance of self-promotion.
Its just everyone sees the foolishnes of Skip and Stephen A and the other assorted clowns and it winds up giving the rest of the people that work there a bad name. Trust me, there are plenty of people that work there that hate the way things are going just as much as the fans are. You just have to do what they do -- block out the bad shit and focus on the good work that people do. Its frustrating for fans and employees both.
|1 week 6 days ago||^This||
I think you'll see a good amount of writers follow him. Depending on who they get to take over Simmons role at Grantland, you could see a culture shift there. Simmons and the culture he was promising was a big reason he was able to bring in so many writers for Grantland. It'll definitely be interesting to see what happens to the site after he leaves.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think Time Warner could be a home for him||
I think he might actually enjoy being on TNT a lot more than his ESPN NBA appearances. The TNT guys are allowed to say a lot more than the ESPN guys are. Simmons would probably enjoy that.
I could see him signing with Time Warner. That would allow him to create a new site on Bleacher Report and give more legitamcy to that, it would allow him to continue producing sports docs for HBO, and it would give him access to TNT NBA coverage. The only thing Time Warner doesn't have is skin in the NFL. Not sure how important that would be to him.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Oops||
Well that explains it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How?||
You must be remembering things different than I do. Michigan's problems those first two losses weren't the QB's fault. It was all on the defense that lost a ton of talent from the 97 team. The defense (and fumbling RBs) blew it against Notre Dame, and they just had no answers for McNabb. The Brady/Henson platoon had nothing to do with the losses in those first two games.
And Brady threw for 31/56, 375 yds, but only one TD vs Ohio State. Was that Henson's (who didn't play) fault too?
I swear...everyone remembers Brady's time at Michigan so different than it actually was.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Different things||
Under or improperly utilized is different than underrated. I don't think anyone is underrating Brady. Dude is an all-timer.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Breaston was a great||
Breaston was a great returner. And everyone remembers him as a great returner. I don't get the underrated notion either. Its not like he was also secretely an excellent receiver or anything on top of that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Breaston?||
Are we talking underrated as a Wolverine, or underrated in his post Wolverine days? Because if we're talking as a Wolverine, y'all are remembering a very diffferent Breaston than I do. I remember him as an outstanding return man, which is pretty much exactly what he was.
If I had to throw out a suggestion, I might go Navarre. Extremely solid, never talked about.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||^^THIS||
More or less what I was thinking. He's #2 all-time for passing at Michigan, and at or near the top of just about ever passing record Michigan has. Yet with all the great QBs that are mentioned playing at Michigan, he is never brought up. Was he the best? No. But he was pretty damn good, and definitely underappreciated.