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|1 week 6 days ago||Mike D||
Something to consider: Pre-Harbaugh there was, for many years, a lot of bad thinking and acting going on at several levels of Michigan football.
Some people thought it would have been perfectly reasonable for Mike D to take over for Lloyd in 2007 even after he bombed out at CMU. (Lloyd himself may have been among the adherents of this idea.)
Bad thinking, I'd say.
That's one of many examples. We could add GERG and many others.
Maybe Brian is just trying to keep awareness high to reduce the odds of it (bad thinking) happening in the future.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||trolling||
So, he's trolling Michigan because its fans have shown themselves willing to participate in the nonsense? And, he wouldn't bother if Michigan fans didn't engage? Um, OK.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||safeties||
Amazing how few people realize that .....
|3 weeks 3 days ago||offense||
Or, you know, maybe they're just not that talented (a couple of exceptions aside).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||microcosm||
Seriously. A lot of posters here apparently didn't see what amounts to a summary of Michigan's late-game woes this year. They were on the 1-$@%^ing yard line, first-and-goal, and they couldn't score.
Elite teams don't have trouble with that.
Our offensive line couldn't get a push this year to save their lifetime earnings.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||seconded||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||no||
Your reading comprehension is shaky.
Brian said the prognosis was better. (No kidding.) He didn't predict success on the field.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||this year||
Magnum, I generally like your posts, but .....
"Defense was generational."
If you restrict the view to the defensive line, I agree. Maybe add one CB (Lewis, obviously). But, our linebackers and safeties were vulnerable in coverage all year.
I mean, it *was* very good, and on a generational scale it's certainly up there (arguably second-best after '97), but it had weak spots.
"Offense had the best TE in program history ....."
He's a very good jumbo wide receiver. How much does it mean to be the best TE in Michigan history? We're not exactly "Tight End U."
"..... two All-Big-Ten wideouts (Chesson first-team last year, Darboh second-team this year) ..."
As noted in other posts (which rightly involved Speight), neither of whom -- this year, anyway -- could easily get separation from DBs. Neither one is an elite talent.
"... and four All-Big-Ten offensive linemen (Mags first-team, Cole, Kalis, Braden second-team, all this year)."
Really? Most of those awards amount to (college) life-achievement awards. They all seem like great guys, but (Cole aside) there's not a pro-level guy in the group. They weren't good run blockers. They'll go down in history as a slightly better-than-average line.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||let the hunt begin||
There are some groups from whom one should generally not draw attention.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Florida, 1989||
OP: Sorry about the beef jerky. (But, I can see where eating the whole bag would have made sense.) To complete the experience you should feed the dog a couple of pounds of fish.
The worst travel experience I can recall at the moment:
It was very cold in SE Michigan in late December, 1989. I headed south by (2WD, rear) car with some family to visit other relatives in Florida. I think it was slightly above zero F when I left and all temperatures were well below average all the way down. Driving straight through, we hit big trouble (ice storm) just after entering Florida.
We managed to stay on the road, but it took about eight hours to drive forty miles at one point. What I would have given for an SUV with 4WD ...
It was about 35F when we finally reached our destination (Deerfield Beach). The temperature didn't clear 60F until our last day there.
Not that bad in retrospect ... I'm sure plenty of people can top it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||etc.||
Almost from its origin, the U.S. has always had a higher-than-average number of snowflakes. This is partly because equality of opportunity is assumed by many.
At least a handful of alpha males are still doing fine. They have the snowflakes (red team, blue team) divided and conquered pretty well at the moment. (And, yes, there are plenty of red snowflakes.)
|5 weeks 2 days ago||DFW||
I think Dallas might be the U.S. capital of architectural eyesores. There truly aren't many things more dangerous than a Texan with $. Brutal weather in the summer, too.
Still, the DFW area is huge and it's a fun place. I'd suggest "Yelping" for Mexican food, too.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||MSU recruiting||
I think there are at least two related issues with that:
1. Recruits from their last couple of (relatively high-ranked) classes haven't been there that long. Assuming they're really better than the players from earlier classes, Dantonio might have one more good run in him.
2. MSU got to 10/11 wins when their 4th- and 5th-year guys were all from the early (and lower-ranked) classes. (It's true that the conference was less competitive then.)
- - -
Slightly off-topic: People (not necessarily you) started blaming Rodriguez for shaky recruiting almost right away. Obviously coaching had something to do with the start of the MSU losing streak ('08, '09, and '10), but Sparty was winning then with recruits that they snagged from the late Lloyd years.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||snow|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||ski||
Some of those places have 600+ vertical feet, which makes for nice, long, runs. Not the Rocky Mountains, but it's amazing what a couple hundred of feet will do (above what you'd generally find in the Lower Peninsula).
Mt. Bohemia (*900* feet), too, as some have suggested.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||attendance||
Nice weather, too.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||annoyance||
I don't think very many Michigan people gave credence to the rumor started by that tool Albert Breer, but it's annoying that Ohio State doesn't have to put up with this, isn't it? Urban deserves to be trolled with "retirement" rumors next recruiting season. Eye-for-an-eye, yes, but it would be fair.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||first||
If you finished school in '89, you must be pushing 50. Jasper (another older guy) kindly suggests completing the evacuation process *before* the game.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||quote|
|44 weeks 6 days ago||#3||
Definitely the third thing (frogs) on the OP's list. It's a good memory of rural Michigan for me.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||cars||
I'd suggest researching traffic patterns. It's horrendous for certain locations at certain times in the summer.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Action Jackson||
Carl Weathers, in Action Jackson, just before he's about to torch a restaurant with a flamethrower:
"Barbecue, eh? How do you like your ribs?"
|46 weeks 4 days ago||OJ Trial||
Bread and circuses par excellence, especially at a time when the World Wide Web was in its infancy ... has any other deck-chair issue been a bigger time sink for the general population?
|47 weeks 5 days ago||history||
OP says: "The South had a very rich pre-Civil War history. There is no doubt about that. Much of that culture and tradition had nothing (or little) to do directly with slavery."
Slavery underpinned pretty much the whole economy of antebellum Mississippi. From the get-go it was all about a handful of rich planters, cotton, and slaves. There wasn't much else going on unless you count duels, etc.
EDIT: Dailysportseditor's post from 2:14 covers all this and more.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||hospital olympics||
This isn't a story of triumph, but I thought it might be worth sharing. A while ago I worked for a year as a research assistant for one of the clinical departments at UMich Hospital. In the summer there was something called the Hospital Olympics. (I don't think they do this any more.)
One of the events was (not surprisingly) the tug-of-war. It was oddly organized and there were no weight limits or rules on gender balance. We had a couple of resident physicians who were big, strong dudes. I believe one had played in the CFL.
Anyway, we got to the quarter finals pretty easily and were matched up against ... housekeeping. It was probably the biggest department in the hospital and we (eight guys of varying size, two women) found ourselves across the sand pit from ten enormous $%^&ers. It was over in a couple of seconds. Very sad.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||"finishing up in radiology"||
I was also confused by that.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Emmert||
#$%^& him. He's an Ewok.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||authority||
"What is on my phone or computer than I am so worried about the NSA seeing?"
Well, that depends on who's in charge. With imagination you should be able to see where that could be a problem.
|49 weeks 4 hours ago||ditto||
Me, too. Might be age-related .....
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Buster|