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|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Changing M football into a brand||
It's just another way to try and change Michigan football into a unique brand. The block M is becoming our brand logo. It's been Dave Brandon's goal from day 1. Its not a bad thing. I think it looks good and when we start winning our brand will become stronger.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think Calipari||
I don't think Calipari needs to begativly recruit. Alot of his kids are nba stars. John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans, Nerlens Noel, Anthony Davis... All lottery picks in the NBA. There's that and i remember him saying in an interview around March Madness where he doesnt care if his kids do the 1 and done thing. So i imagine no pressure to stay and be a lottery pick in the NBA makes the decision hard to pass up.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Need both||
Need both or Hoke is in trouble. Fans and alums are getting restless.. The RROD years definitely provoked how dire this is.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Oy vey||
So that's why he was waiting so long.. Waiting for that result to make his decision for him. Well that's unfortunate for all parties..
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Out of town in indy||
Out of town in indianapolis working but most of my co-workers live in northwest indiana and were supposed to travel home today. Ironically enough we are all having trouble extending hotel stay because of the big ten tourney
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Some kids don't wanna play class||
End of story.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Chase winovich||
He was lifelong buckeye fan and ended up choosing Michigan. Kids are allowed to change their mind. It doesn't happen often for a lifelong fan but it does happen. Circumstances haven't exactly been in our favor after this past season.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||desparate?||
desparate you say? I think that's all I needed to know about you!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||my reaction fits this description:||
brb smokin a jeffery and stroking a furry wall.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sorta on the fence about it||
I'm sorta on the fence about it. I actually like Richard Sherman. Yeah he tends to run his mouth a bit. He is one of the few who runs it and backs it up on the field with play. You can't argue with success and results are in the numbers. #1 pass defense in the NFL. That accolade is not an individual effort though.
So, do i think his onfield play warranted that reaction or justified it in the interview? Maybe. What needs to be understood is actions or swear words aside, you are a representative of the entire NFL organization. This game is broadcasted on a local channel and there are millions of kids watching. Do you want your kid to idolize Russell Wilson or Richard Sherman?
That being said, emotions were running high and he made a game winning play. I don't think telling Crabtree he is a sorry receiver was justified but given the situation, i think i will give him a pass unless this type of action starts becoming the norm for him.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|32 weeks 15 hours ago||Suppose the tryhards have to do something with their free time||
Suppose the tryhards have to do something with their free time. Our coach is bigger than average size and likes food? Tell me how you came up with that brilliant conclusion! I'd be redirecting my thoughts I guess as well if i knew my college bball team was tanking. Ironically, Hoke has never had any health issues and Meyer has had plenty. I never understood why these blockheads find such great humor in that. I expected better from 11W...
Also.. I can't wait till Meyer does this to ohio st. as he did with Florida
compliments of LSUfreek of course.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||Did this person not watch any of the bowl games||
Did this person not watch any of the bowl games.. I.E. Nebraska/Iowa come to my mind where they beat Georgia and hung in there till the very end with LSU.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||BOOM.||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||That's the beautiful thing about this board||
That's the beautiful thing about this board. If i resist the urge to creep because of some rationality telling me to stop because it's absurd, even though deep down I really want to, there's always another member that has gone ahead and did your dirty work. Bravo.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Kugler||
Kugler. With him, having taken a redshirt and his dad being an o-line coach for an NFL team, i'm sure he has the mechanics/technique down. I don't see how with our center shuffle last year that we would keep this kid off the field unless a "play the best player regardless of starting experience" approach is not taken.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||The ability to play nearly as successfully away as we do at home||
The ability to play nearly as successfully away as we do at home would show great promise in the maturation of this michigan team. I think having a better overall away record would be a step in the right direction.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I actually like them playing unranked||
I actually like them playing unranked. With the gauntlet coming up as mentioned, i'd like to beat the MSU's and OSU's with as much underdog perspective as possible. All they need to do is focus on each game at a time. With the schedule they are going to go through, if played well, the ranking will come. JUST WIN BABY!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I like em both||
Morgan has been solidly improving every year that I've seen him play. he used to be so tentative under the hoop with his putbacks. Now you see him going up a little stronger. However, Horford has really been picking up the slack in McGary's absence. Hard to say but I think both deserve a fair share of play time till a clear winner emerges.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Don't really know much about him but||
Don't really know much about him but hopefully he can turn our secondary into something consistent. Tired of seeing the long play given up.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||It's sad to think that this stigma||
It's sad to think that this stigma that surrounds Detroit isn't going to die in my life time.
Oh the pain.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||And i respect your opinion good sir||
And i respect your opinion good sir. I'm not asking anyone to like Tressel. Nothing excites me about how he threw all these violations under a blanket with the all cost mentality of beating Michigan and it worked. He beat a very successful highly favorited Miami team to win a NC in 2002. Worked too well because the violations Ohio St. got in the aftermath were hardly enough to account for the successes that brought his team. However, I am able to seperate the animosity from the collegiate to the pro level. I will freely eat my words if this turns into a blundered mess but eh, its the Lions, you can't go worse than 0-16 unless they add more games to the NFL schedule fortunately.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like both my wolverines and lions to win||
If it takes Tressel to do it, so be it. I didn't like the guy when he was playing against us either. Why? Because that sweater vest just was a symbol for defeat. LET NOW THE SWEATERVEST BE THE SYMBOL OF VICTORY.
Sarcasm, but seriously, get over it or don't watch the Lions, nobody is forcing you to be a fan.
Edit: And the groupthink strikes again, downvoted 5 times because individuals have this massive hatred for Tressel. I just envision an "Ace Ventura Lace's Out, Dan!!!" mural that must be impressive at these people's residents who freely neg because they don't share the same opinion. Lol Unbelievable.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Great deal for him||
Great deal for him. It's absurd how handsomely baseball players get paid but hey if a team is offerin'...
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed to a point||
Agreed to a point but historically it plays out if you get fired from the Lions, doesn't really matter who you are, it's a HC career execution sentence. I think most of that is the stigma that surrounds the team sadly.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Small sample size||
Small sample size. I don't think it's fair to judge a coach based on 7 games. Plenty of teams start hot and cool down by the end of the season. This season's Lions *cough* rings a bell. Alternately, plenty of teams start cold and build momentum towards the end. Hell, how many times have we seen teams win the superbowl that didn't have impressive season records? Ravens and Giants as of recent come to mind. Packers as well.
To make a judgement on half a season is a little far fetched.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||if they had to wear pink to get back to a bcs bowl caliber||
If they had to wear pink to get back to championship contension then i don't care if its the bee revisited, pink, or what have you. Just give me my fall happiness back.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Yes I do realize this is a Michigan sports blog||
Yes I do realize this is a Michigan sports blog. Most people who are fans of michigan college teams are fans of their own state's professional teams as well. Which is why you see posts about the Lions so much here. I just don't see the point in being irrational about a hire who hails from Ohio St. and had success there. Why does it matter as long as the guy wins? If he loses, it is what it is,we are no better off than we were. Whether our record is .500 or more, if we're not making the playoffs we aren't any worse off. Also, with what's left of the coaching pool, and considering we picked Caldwell, who's success under anything but Manning has been bleak, i feel that Tressel at least went out being a winner, albeit took a hit of character because of NCAA violations, but this is the NFL. Hopefully can bring some on -field success to a team that is historically ran themselves into the ground.
Apparently i am in the minority but I think I have a right to my opinion to want both of my teams to be successful. If you are an individual that wishes distraught on your own team because Tressel USED to be a rival coach a few years ago, then that's your opinion, as a fan. If you want to sulk about the hire because it's a coach from a well coached rival school, you can also have that opinion. I was just asking why people think this way.. but all i got was "because he coached Ohio St." Seems like a shallow reason but hey, to each his own I guess.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||So what you're saying is||
So what you're saying is, because he was head coach of Ohio, and successful against us largely, you feel that much disdain that you wouldn't want him to possibly be able to attribute some of that success to a team you now like? You would feel better if he was a huge loser at Ohio St. and came to the Lions? I guess i'm not bitter enough to think that way.