"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Most of those things simply||
Most of those things simply don't bother me, or at least not very much. I will agree with two points: 1) the crisis management has been poor in two instances and 2) he did make a very bad coaching hire. Both can and should be addressed.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Paid plenty of attention. Thanks though.||
Paid plenty of attention. Thanks though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I've gotta say, I largely||
I've gotta say, I largely find his answers pretty reasonable. Maybe not the most likable guy, and I don't agree with all of it. But the "AD must go!!" Movement falls flat for me. Seems driven by people who just don't like the guy. Rest is noise.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||A hat tip||
I think a hat tip to the book that joke came from (a favorite of the author of this blog and probably a good chunk of the readership) would be appropriate.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Appeals||
No matter how the opinion comes out, it will be appealed--probably multiple times. I wouldn't expect any major impact until the appeals process has run its course.
EDIT: Actually, I take this back. Looks like under the NLRB rules the decision is not stayed on appeal.
|35 weeks 1 hour ago||Seconded||
I get the feeling that Brian has just never heard of it (understandably), but it is a very good school. I will disclaim that I am a little biased because my wife graduated from there, but the point is no less true. I did point this out to her as, in all likelihood, the one and only time her alma mater will appear on MGoBlog.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||This||
This is right on. It can always get worse. And so long as the same decision-makers are in charge, I am having a very hard time imagining significant improvement next season. I genuinely hope to be wrong, and it is all too easy to hop on the Doom And Gloom Express at this particular juncture, but I can't help but feel that 2014 will be the Brady Hoke Farewell Tour.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||1936 game program and ticket||
Got a game program and a ticket from the 1936 game against Penn, which is extra cool for me (I went there for grad school after undergrad at U of M). A pretty awesome job by the wife this year.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Autographs||
A few years ago I started collecting signed 8 x 10s of U of M football greats. I now have about 100. I don't have a mancave yet because I'm currently in a 2-bedroom condo, but we will be buying a house within the next year or so and sufficient mancave space is at the top of my checklist.
Relatedly, if anyone knows of a store that might sell some harder-to-find U of M autographs, please give a shout. I have a few holes in my collection (examples: Jarrett Irons, Jerame Tuman, Tripp Welborne), but they are proving hard to find. And yes, I am aware of eBay.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||FSU||
Is it just me, or did they forget that FSU exists during the discussion of who would be in the hypothetical 4-team playoff this year?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I am with you...||
Love the podcasts but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE learn how to pronounce our All American left tackle's last name! Holy cow that bugs me. More than it should, no doubt. But holy cow.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||No.||
Not even a little bit.
You really should give up those early-morning cocktails.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||No.||
No. I am not. Asserting that someone who makes the choice to do something (play football for a major program) with full knowledge that doing so will put him on national tv and subject him to high levels of criticism and scrutiny for his play is "in over his head" (in other words, is not ready to play) or "not very talented" (in other words, may not be good enough to play at this level) is 100% fair game and does not make me (or anyone) "a douche." Personal attacks or unfair insults are not cool, I agree. Fans cross the line all the time and it is not okay. But these are simple observations about the game itself that happen to be true (or at least appear to be true as of today).
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh||
Our offense =Denard trying to do stuff that is good while the coaching staff is busy screwing everything up. Without him, it is just the coaching staff screwing everything up with an assist from our obviously in over his head and not very talented backup QB. He is probably a nice young man though.
|2 years 1 week ago||44-13, Michigan||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||In which I whine||
I love the podcasts, love the blog, love Brian's writing, etc. But does it bug anybody else that Brian seems to have a habit of badly mispronouncing players' names? Lewan and Dileo come to mind. Also Huyge (from last year's podcasts). Especially in a world where there are videos on the internet of most of these guys pronouncing their own names (i.e., the "Countdown to Kickoff" videos), it seems like something that should be done correctly. I hate to sound like a complainer. It bugs me though.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Kids Against Wiping||
Kids Against Wiping
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks. I will definitely check it out.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Autographed photos?||
Does anyone know of a store that sells autographed photos of Michigan players? I have a pretty solid collection of signed 8 x 10s going (I have about 60) that I plan to display in my future mancave. I am always looking to add to it.
Ideally, the store that I have in mind would carry harder-to-find autographs -- I know that I can find an overpriced Desmond Howard autograph at the MDens of the world, but that's not what I'm looking for. It seems like there should be such a store in the Ann Arbor area somewhere, but I'm not aware of any. Is anybody else?
And yes, I am aware that eBay exists.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Exactly||
Exactly. The main reason why the Freeh report is being treated as a credible document is that it came from a qualified, independent source who had access to the relevant documents and witnesses.
Whoever the Paternos hire is going to be a hired gun whose stated mission will be to poke holes in the Freeh report in order to reach the conclusion that this wasn't Joe's fault. The fact that we already know what conclusion he/she is going to reach is a credibility-killer. If he/she is able to uncover some new evidnece (seems unlikely), then that may be a different story. Otherwise, it is a PR stunt.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Just noticed||
I just noticed that he's also in one of the pictures on the main page of the ticket office website. Unbelievable.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||That doesn't make sense.||
That doesn't make sense... which, in its own way, totally makes sense.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Agreed||
That actually sounds perfectly accurate. And a lot like posts that were being made by Michigan fans during the Dunn recruitment. A lot of people posted as if Dunn was UM's to lose while he was committed to OSU.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Umm...||
"Since then he hasn't approached a guy with a whisper of an issue."
Yuri Wright, anyone?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Please don't eat that||
Please don't eat that or serve it to other people. Please. Just don't.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Darboh is in per TomVH||
Darboh is in per TomVH
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Khoury||
In today's detnews.com live chat with Sam Webb, somebody asked Sam about this and his answer mentioned various players, including Khoury. But his mention of Khoury was followed by the parenthetical "(if he comes back)." I'm not sure whether the possibility of Khoury not returning has been on the radar for others, but this is first I have heard of it.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Doesn't really matter in this context||
Generally speaking, in SEC securities fraud cases the SEC does not have to prove that anybody "relied on" your fraudulent conduct. In other words, they don't have to prove that your fraudulent scheme "worked."
|2 years 45 weeks ago||No||
No. It doesn't. Not even a little.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Thoughts on Meyer from a Buckeye co-worker||
I work with a guy who is a huge buckeye fan and today he told me that he absolutely does not want Urban Meyer to coach his team. He also said that he had polled fifteen or so of his buckeye buddies and not a single one of them was in favor of hiring Meyer.
He listed a couple of reasons why he did not want OSU to hire Meyer, most of which were of the general "he is kind of a dirtbag" variety.
But the biggest, and most interesting, reason that he listed was that it would feel like a slap in Tressel's face if OSU were to hire the guy whose team gave Tressel the biggest beating of his career.
When I heard this, I asked him "You're still worried about the idea of a perceived slap to Tressel's face????" His reply was: "Yes. I'm still hoping he's going to come back." Obviously he doesn't actually expect Tressel to return. But I don't think he'll ever stop wishing for it.