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|20 hours 25 min ago||That clinches it . . .||
I'm convinced that the "Bro" is a trolling account set up by Brian/Seth/Ace/BiSB for our entertainment. This comment is priceless: "I'm just not a believer" in numbers/factual stuff.
|20 hours 44 min ago||The best part is the name of the link . . .||
"NCAA hits OSU" . . . perhaps a gentle tap with a rolled-up newspaper (SI magazine?) would be a more accurate characterization? But hey, let's not forget that hefty $8,500 in fines -- that should just about cover about a day's worth of the attorney fees racked up in the 13-month investigation.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Hear me out . . .||
I'm just spitballing here, but for the champion of the Michigan hockey tournament, maybe the trophy could be . . . wait for it . . . a 40-pound bronze cast of Red Berenson's head?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Make up your mind||
So now you've abandoned your claim that your posts were not insulting to the recruit in question, and instead you're saying we should insult the recruits to weed out the "sensitive" ones? Rather than speculating about the sensitivity of recruits, how about if we focus on our own behavior as -- giving us all the benefit of the doubt -- mature, responsible adults deciding whether to pass (anonymous and unaccountable) judgment on a high school kid's ability to play football despite our lack of information and qualifications to do so?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Perseverance pays off!||
I was questioning myself for continuing to read past the first page of comments, but I'm sure glad I did. Congratulations and good luck to your sons for their opportunity to add to their dad's Michigan football legacy, and best wishes for their success in the classroom and on the field!
|4 days 23 hours ago||Rant of the week||
Sure, it's only Monday, but nothing will top this. The last line alone is worth the price of admission . . .
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The most un-DB statement ever . . .||
"'I don't want to sound sarcastic,' Hackett said." If Brandon had lived by that rule, he would've never opened his mouth.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Well . . .||
that clears it up . . . .
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Looking on the bright side . . .||
The Antonio Bass reference was getting awfully dated, and now we have a fresh new (if equally depressing) reference to replace it with!
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I tried solving the equation . . .||
but divided by zero and ended up with infinity. Does that mean that everyone should wear jerseys at all times?
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Great post||
Sorry I have only one up-vote to give. Thank you.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Semantics (i.e., I agree with you)||
The only product on offer to Michigan fans was a crappy one -- a Thursday night game at the Joe that was, at best, a stepping stone to increasingly less crappy products. I certainly agree with you that games at Yost would be vastly superior to any of the products being offered this weekend.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Calling out the fans||
I happened to catch some of yesterday's game on the radio and Al Randall was doing his best Matt Shepherd impression, also calling out the fans without acknowledging the crappy product on offer. He recognized that it was a weekday evening, and that many fans were probably figuring they'd prefer to go to Friday's game (weekend, better matchup), but he then pointed out that for Michigan, there might not BE a Friday game unless they beat Wisconsin.
With all due respect, Al, that was a very dumb argument. You're saying I should have gone to last night's game to see Michigan play a horrible team -- and, by the way, Wisconsin fans will travel, but they didn't for last night's game because it's a weekday, the relatively meaningless first of three nights and, again, their team is horrible -- because Michigan might LOSE to said horrible team and that would be my last chance to see them? Uh, why would I want to see that? The only possible value of last night's game was to win and survive to play a better opponent with higher stakes -- thanks, I think I'll choose tonight's game. Drawing conclusions about a fan base from last night's turnout is just -- well, not a good use of one's powers of reasoning.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Click on the link . . .||
Purdue's athletic department is giving less money back to the university than it has in the past. But the real point is that it's totally arbitrary -- it's logged as an expense for "internal services," without any reason to believe that the amount being shifted from the AD to the university actually correlates to actual expenses. The point of the linked article is that you can't reliably use numbers reported by an athletic department to say anything useful about the economics of college athletics.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Another silver lining . . .||
of Michigan not making the NCAA tournament, I guess -- I won't be watching as much, and won't have to hear as much from Bill Raftery. I could agree that he's better than some (or maybe even most), but that would still be damning with faint praise. A friend once pointed out his vocal tics (the worst being a different voice he breaks out to tell you something exciting has happened -- which would be more effective if he didn't use this voice 50 times a game), and now I can't listen to him without these mannerisms driving me crazy. Maybe CBS is giving him this year's Final Four as a retirement gift -- I can dream, can't I . . . .
|5 weeks 5 days ago||And Lions fan . . . . Oh, wait . . .||
And Lions fan . . . . Oh, wait . . .
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I had to check out this thread . . .||
wrongly assuming it would include historical tidbits from some day 20-odd years ago when NBA basketball could have been considered "interesting" . . . .
/that guy who comments in threads he doesn't care about
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Dave Brandon would have stopped . . .||
and tried to line up some sponsorship deals: the Kraft Macaroni Accident Site, the Arby Curly Fries EMTs, and the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Good Samaritan. If the victims started complaining that he wasn't providing any actual assistance, he would've told them to find another passerby.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Brady would've stopped . . .||
clapped encouragingly, and preached toughness until the EMTs arrived.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure Dantonio would've||
I'm sure Dantonio would've done the same thing . . . provided that it was on his way as he was transporting a player from jail to the practice field.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Wow!||
I had no idea that Roger Bannister posted on this blog . . . .
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Compounding the problem . . .||
Not only is the student section weaker now that it wraps around the corner, but the northern end of what used to be the student section is now the emptiest/lamest part of the arena. I just "upgraded" this year from the north end zone to the west sideline, and it drives me nuts to see better seats than mine across the way on the east sideline that are either empty or filled with folks who are on the extremely casual/quiet end of the fan spectrum. When they moved the students out of those seats, why didn't they put them up for sale to the season ticket holders?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, not "completely factual" . . .||
since the Cotton Bowl is now one of the "big six" bowl games under the new CoFoPo scheme. One of the national semis will be played there next season, and every three years thereafter.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Call in the lawyers!||
"Any oral statements made to the complainant at said private confidential meeting shall not be construed as an admission of wrongdoing or used as a basis for the imposition of liability."
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Agree on Minnesota announcers||
Though they showed some home-team bias, they actually knew the Michigan roster and were genuinely enthusiastic about the high level of play on both sides in Saturday's game. They also benefit, of course, by comparison to the BTN announcers, as well as the Fox Sports Detroit guys other than Ken Daniels.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Have you been to Munn lately?||
The crowd is like the team - dull as dirt. It wouldn't take much for Michigan fans to take over the building.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Screaming (Purple) Eagles is already taken . . .||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||They are due for some actual, uh, comedy, aren't they?||
They are due for some actual, uh, comedy, aren't they?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||That'll cost 'em . . .||
15 yards of wool
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Where's Magnus and the other experts?||
I need an opinion on pad level.