who fails upward better: Whitlock, Kiffin, or Brandon?
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|2 days 16 hours ago||9 in the box? Michigan just||
9 in the box? Michigan just shut down BYU with 5...
|2 days 21 hours ago||Standard IsoPPP||
My guess is it's because Michigan has been content to take their foot off the gas and run into 10 man boxes. In the UFR Brian claimed he would have RPS minused lots of stuff that ends up as "meh" because it's 31-0 and you're working on Power no matter what the defense is doing.
Whereas when we need to have a big play (passing downs) we're better at doing it.
Just a guess
|6 days 20 hours ago||For my Talking Cars Tuesday Friends|
|1 week 2 days ago||re- Mudbowl||
Having a charity tournament sounds great. Mudbowl did not seem like that while I was there (05-09).
I tore a ligament playing in the tournament leading up to the "big" game. It was a huge liability, lots of injuries, and in general a mess. Let's have a tournament and raise money for Mott - you don't need NFL Blitz rules to do that.
|1 week 3 days ago||For real||
Got to wonder at the payola for the billing to be listed just behind the U pres and in front of the professor/multi-time NYT bestselling author.
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/Arthur + 250
|1 week 3 days ago||Actually||
He's both Section 1 and MeanJoe 07
|1 week 3 days ago||Fully grown as a Freshman||
I was "full sized" by freshman year - minus having filled out. For me that was 5'11" and 175 as a freshman, (ended high school same height but 195).
This is a big 14 year old.
|1 week 3 days ago||The real question||
Hockey jersey? MGoShirt?
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll call bullshit||
See Denard's 1500/2500 season.
See Devin's 2012.
See the coaches criminally misusing two insane athletes...
If you don't think those were "minor" threats at points in their careers, I don't know what to tell you.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yep||
Loved that Houma got a TD, also love that it's really a play we'll use again. Harbaugh has shown that defenses have to account for the FB dive, it wasn't a gimmick just to get Houma a TD.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My mind's not in the gutter||
Now I just wish I was grilling steaks tonight
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My goals for the year||
I wasn't looking for 10 wins, etc, etc. but rather competence and improvement. So far, so good.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats||
Just with how well this diary was written, I'd buy that manuscript. Glad you'll be back in the Big House and that you're feeling better. I'll put my money on JamieMac over the cancer, no matter what the line is.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||HOT TAKES||
not nearly hot enough. Being rational with a #TAKE eliminates the point of the #Take. Come on, Alex, you'll never get that ESPN phone call if you can't Fake it
(Really excited for another column here)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||DATED REFERENCE ALERT||
I believe T-Pain is at sea
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
Chris brown wrote a book. Also if you google "Smart Football" a lot of his old articles come up.
In addition, search the MGoBoard for "Space Coyote". He talks tactics in a way that's very communicative.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
Was that on Kalis or on Smith for not following Kalis? They weren't on the same page and weren't in the same hole, but unfortunately per Adam's presser with Jay Harbaugh we won't know the playcall and who made the error
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
It used to go conference by conference, picking one (or two) teams to "feature"
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'll be there||
Possibly with the "BANG BANG" shirt on
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Close||
In Brandon's mind, what did he "Screw Up"? He didn't. The noodle wasn't going to be there on game days! The 2 cokes thing was a retail activation gone bad! The students love General Admission - they just need cell service!
Did he apologize or say that he made any bad decisions until it was obvious that his job was on the line?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A rebuttal||
1) Few of the 120 colleges truly do compete. How many teams could win the national title this year? I'll give you about 15 as a blind guess.
2) This amounts to a huge wealth transfer from football and basketball players to others. Should it? Could it be better balanced?
3) Fewer opportunities for whom?These poor kids are playing football.
4) Teach your kids to be elite in something. Math, the flute, etc. There are lots of scholarships out there if they're good enough at something.
5) The kids already generate tons of revenue. The system is set up against them. Who would benefit from creating a system when a lucrative one already exists?
6) Yes. They are. And it's not that Michigan needs more money. Its that more of the money they already make should go to the people making it.
7) The free market works elsewhere pretty well. People still watch the Olympics.
8) Yes, they go to college. See North Carolina before you say anything about them getting an education. That can be a separate topic. Getting paid does not dissuade math majors from getting their degrees.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||There's a purpose||
I believe the point is that, like Spencer, many of these college athletes grew up very poor. There are even statistics about how poor they are. And they're generating tons of money and in return getting a piece of paper (don't say they get an education).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
and that math major is definitely putting their life on the line, or at least, you know, their brain, knees, hands, etc.
Again, the math major has to perform and generates a tiny percentage of the revenue that the football player does. Oh, and the football player also has to perform.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"profit"||
Have you read Endzone? Sure, that's what the balance sheets say, but those numbers take into account the $5M per year that goes to the head coach. What about the other 300 staffers in the AD?
It's Brewster's Millions in athletic departments. They make all this money, they spend it to say "oh, we're in the red, we can't give players cream cheese on their bagels!"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't necessarily disagree 100% with you||
However, the guy with a 2.5 and a 22 who can tackle well is helping make MILLIONS for michigan over his 4 years.
The math genius wiht the 4.0 and 36 (who is getting everything the athlete is and more!) might make michigan a bit of publicity if they get published or something - i don't know how math people make money (says the engineer...)
We can agree that athletes ARE paid (in form of scholarship, etc). The other sticking point - for me anyway - is that the athletes are generating huge sums of money. Much much much bigger than they did even 25 years ago. As such, I argue that they should paid MORE than they get today, due to creating more revenue.
Take it this way, if you made your company about 250000% more money, would you be OK with not getting a raise?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||For college sports||
The university wouldn't pay the players. The rules wouldn't prohibit the players from making money from endorsements. Lots of swimmers wouldn't get a dime. Michael Phelps would get subway money.
You know, just like every other job in america.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Aha!||
And how many other kids have the athletic skill that provides those benefits? They don't.
The NFL math sheet that came out a few days ago said that something like the best 1.5% of high school football players get college scholarships.
Guess what? The best 1.5% of high school future-math-majors do too. Except the math majors get scholarships. and stipends. and can hold jobs. and, and, and.
Those college kids who are NOT getting full ride scholarships are not getting them because they're not elite in their field - be that athletics or academic.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||OK...||
so following your logic "Lots of schools cant afford it!"
What's to stop those who can? Will the MAC be worse than the B1G because B1G schools pay players?
The money difference within schools exists. That's why there's D3, and the Power 5. The Power 5 have money to make this happen. Their football (And to a much smaller extent basketball) players are making the schools this money. And getting a tiny, tiny, tiny percentage of it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Go read the article||
It's a decision and a choice- what is the alternative?
Work in a diner - you know it takes about 2 years full time at states' minimum wages to pay 1 year of tuition and expenses, right?
A huge part of the article is that these kids do not have other options. Their BEST option is a system that is hugely rigged to make LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of people rich - but not the kids themselves.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Do we work for the same company?||
I also got a FitBit, and do a health risk assessment. Fortune 500 Auto supplier.
Also, great write up.