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|1 day 22 hours ago||I||
I could not explain it any better than Nick just did. I will point out in horse racing, the odds you bet are fluid and can and will change up to post time. But a bet on the football or basketball game, the odds you get when you place the bet is set in stone, regardless of any future line movements.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Dantonio||
Dantonio to a new job. Any new job.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||So||
So if the Under 7.5 hits, does that mean Fire Hoke?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I||
I got a happy email a couple weeks that said basically 'great news, you're eligible to buy 2 more season tickets if you want.' I almost bit on the offer as a couple extra seats might come in handy next fall, but I just didnt want to deal with trying to find takers for 2 more extras every home game this year. I hope their next tactic with me isnt what's being alleged up above. That and the focus group and other anecdotal stuff already in comments really breaks my heart. Good grief.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I||
I wonder how many times you've typed out the following phrase since 2008: "You don't dig out of a hole as big as the one Michigan's in quickly." Wait, maybe let's not answer that
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Great||
Great post, Ace!
Go Blue, Beat The Vols
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Hey||
Hey, I still think Nebraska has an at large chance. But they have to win their next 4 games--NW, at IU, Wisco and their first BTT Tourney game--add in a little out-of-town scoreboard bubble choas and I think they can sneak one of the last few bids. One thing to consider is the teams they're competing against arent setting the world on fire or have great resumes either......long way to go yet to slot those last several at large bids....nevertheless, great post BISB
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I||
I disagree that the SWAG has come back only during the last 2 years. It came back during D-Morris' sophomore year. He brought the swag back, along with freshman THJ HAM and Novak. They carried themselves the final 2 months or so of the season with a Fab 5 Era Swag and it hasnt left the program since.......
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I get||
I get what you're saying about Nebraska's bubble chances, but i feel like they have a better shot than what people are giving them. All of this assumes they continue to win. Compare Nebraska's resume to Georgetown, Providence, Oregon and St Joes. Those are the last four teams in the Bracket Matrix headed into the weekend. Nebraska compares alright with that bunch, should they keep winning and add another resume win, like at home vs Wisco in the regular season finale. I think they'll put themselves in position for a bid headed in the BTT and we'll see how they perform in that event
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I||
I think I said on one of the recent podcasts that IU could win this one with Yogi going off in a low possession game.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I||
I forgot about Fisher. Good catch. I was surprised when I double checked the schollie, but the Fisher transfer had slipped my mind. Thats why they are one below now. I was as surprised to see Gordon has a schollie as there had been talk his family would just pay for the semester of school at IU when the news of his possible transfer began percolating. They still didnt force Abel out. He was a big part of their plans this year. Everybody knew all season that Creek would take advantage of the grad transfer rule all along, so there was always going to room. Shoot, they expected Abel to be their best returning on ball defender. This isnt nearly as sinister as Brian's narrative wants it to be.....Crean deserves a shit ton of flak for his behavior and mouth, but this misses the mark a bit
|33 weeks 1 day ago||IU||
IU is under the schollie limit by 1 this season. And that's with the summer addition of Evan Gordon, a 5th year transfer from ASU, who came aboard in the summer well after the Abel and Creek transfers. The program did not want Abel to transfer......I have several issues with Crean, but the claims here are somewhat exagerrated
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Section One||
Take a break. Seriously.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Worth||
Worth pointing out that that 39-14 record since the Leadership Aneurysm is the best record in the conference in that span
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Man||
Man, no mention of me going from popular diarist to the JCB. Thanks for nothing, guys......
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Hey||
Hey, it's a way cooler form of media grab than lying about sky writing....
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Lol, Lloyd Carr players. I||
Lol, Lloyd Carr players. I bet mike martin didn't talk to Lloyd once on campus c....untill 2011, that is.
Hoke's success here has been on the shoulders of one man: denard Xavier Robinson. 17-4 with him, but since he was unavailable fully to be his QB and best player he is 10-9. And look at the wins: shaky ones vs Akron, UConn, cmu, two vs minny, two miracle, lucky as shit wins vs NW, IU.
Can't win games in a crappy B10, can't really beat anyone good.
11 of 17 games away from home, the team has fallen into a double digit hole. They look like they don't practice before road games.
His saving grace is 51 of 52 of his recruits are still on campus. Another's strong class is coming in. I am willing to let him coach these kids through as attrition was the programs biggest issue, even before RR. I am open to the possibility that Peppers can be the new Denard meal ticket for this staff.
But it's looking more and more like Hoke is like the 8th best coach out of 12 in this conference. Woof.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Lost||
Lost in all the ridiculous whining about Michigan scheduling a heavyweight game to play, is discussion on how many TD passes Wilton Speight will toss to Drake Harris in this game. I set the O/U at 1.5. Place your bets. I am going with Over as he Drake launches his Heisman campaign
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I||
I agree. Drinks are on me in Dallas in 2017
|39 weeks 2 days ago||You||
You are more than welcome to give up whatever tickets you own as protest. I, however, will not be doing that. I like the 2015 home slate with BYU and Oregon St, not to mention MSU and OSU coming to town. Next year's home slate is one big woof, but it is what it is. I like most of our schedules going forward after that.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
Agreed, one hundred percent. I also dont know if most folks realize the high end home and homes UM has from 2018-2023 too. As I see it, it's either this game or a crap MACrifice to start 2017. I prefer this
|39 weeks 2 days ago||UM||
UM has done this. Home and homes with Arky, Va Tech (like OSU) and UCLA from 2018-23. Michigan has a single scheduling hole to fill from 2014-18 and this is what they chose to do. The choise wasnt do we play one nuetral site game with Florida or a home and home with them. Rather, the choice is what to do we do with this single opening. As a season ticket, I prefer what we've done over the strong liklihood of dealing with a crappy game like Eastern over Labor Day weekend, which annually are the hardest games for me to find anyone to travel up from Ohio with me to go.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||UM||
UM has true home and homes with Arkansas, Va Tech and UCLA on the docket from 2018-2023. They have one scheduling hole from 2014-2018 left to fill from the demise of the ND series. As a season ticket holder, I am way more excited about a 2017 game vs Florida in Dallas than a tomato can home game vs Eastern or something. Those games, especially on Labor Day weekend, suck all around. My brother and I had a blast in Dallas for the Bama game, despite the outcome. We will have another blast, hopefully with better results in 2017. I crack on Brandon a lot on my twitter feed, but this is a better good scheduling get, and gives UM a great shot at a pretty good resume if they're in playoff contention that season.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||You||
You misread. This is a post about heartbreaking outcomes and if it was one of the most heartbreaking years for UM. It has nothing to do with if this was literally the worst year. I'd like to hear a counter argument for another year more heartbreaking, instead of the usual dreck aimed at making people who post here feel like shit for doing so.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Well||
Well, they have won 11 games three times in the last 4 years, so their sustainability is off to a pretty good start
|41 weeks 3 days ago||As||
As somebody whose suggested they expand the podcast and get Magnus (and other notable posters/bloggers) on there, I am hurt you havent listened to the podcast before........I need a hug
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Why||
Why do we put more value on what these guys say? Because they are former players? That really doesnt qualify as expertise. Dont forget former player Jalen Rose likes to say UM Hoops is back because our recruiting is now focused on Detroit. This just smacks of not needed player assassination
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I||
I dont know if that's true about UM defensive players and the draft. In the 13 drafts from 1996-2008, Michigan had 19 defenders chosen and in nine of those drafts it was just 1 or 0 UM players on D being picked. In 13 years, there were 8 guys picked in either Round 1 or Round 2. That's pretty good, but it's hardly spaced out. Half of those guys were selected in the 2007 draft off that killer 2006 D. Only 4 of those 13 drafts involved a UM defender being picked higher than the 3rd Round, with three of those just being 1 player. If you include drafts with a UM player picked higher than the 4rth Round, you only add one more draft. Michigan had a TON of players picked during this stretch, but a vast majority were on offense. Other than the 2000 draft (Gold, Williams, Dhani, Renes) and the 2007 draft (Hall, Branch, Woodley, Harris and Prescott) most draft days went by without much say from the UM Defense
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Uh oh||
Uh oh. The dreaded vote of confidence. Time to work on odds for the eventual Hoke firing date......
|44 weeks 1 day ago||In||
In my warm, cozy TV room. Mostly so I can watch other games when UM is on offense