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|57 min 5 sec ago||Turn that fear level up to 11||
11 is larger than 10.
|2 hours 10 min ago||Football is great /Bender||
Football is great
/Bender Bending Rodriguez voice
|21 hours 56 min ago||I thought Jake Ryan drove a Porsche 944?|
|22 hours 18 min ago||Not sure if serious, but engineering brain has activated||
Engineers do stuff like this all the time. We specifically design things so that a small thing breaks rather than big things. It's actually the reason for fuse boxes/breaker switches. The plastic on bike helmets crack rather than your head, the check engine light comes on for a little problem, the fuse blows so your TV doesn't explode.
I'm still terrified of game 1.
|1 day 3 min ago||For the record||
The glass on the Sears Tower observation deck never cracked. There's a polymer coating that cracks and is then replaced BEFORE any glass cracks. It's kind of like how your brakes squeak so you know when to fix them, as opposed to just not stopping your car.
That said, I'm at 11 for game 1.
Congrats on BabyiSB
|1 day 18 hours ago||WARNING WET BLANKET||
Funchess may explode and go pro
|1 day 18 hours ago||Mix-and-match||
I think Mattison finally has some real pieces with which he can mix-and-match situationally. Like Brian said tehre is opportunity for some Nickel pass rush lines, as well as MEAAAAAAAT lines for goaline or obvious running teams. Our 2 DEs that Brian has starting are both in the 250-260lb range, whereas we bump one of the 3T tall guys out to DE on rushing downs and now we've got 3 300lbs guys on the line.
/Insert PSU 4 DT Picture here against tackle over
|2 days 17 hours ago||Agreed||
The IBC is extremely narcissistic and sure, it's awesome to see some people get all wet... but ALS didn't have nearly the awareness that Breast Cancer does in our society. ALS made their budget in a month thanks to this, and they didn't even officially support it at the start - it was straight viral.
If the NFL really cared about disease awareness they wouldn't have fined Brandon Marshall for wearing cleats in support of mental health awareness, and rather than wearing pink for a month they'd be trying to get men to get prostate exams.
Oh, and while that month of wearing pink sure is pro-women, maybe suspend Ray Rice more than 2 games?
|2 days 18 hours ago||Agreed||
It's overplayed at this point in a lot of ways. I am 100% anti-cancer. My mom is a cancer survivor, as are both granmothers (none breast cancer) but when the NFL sells pink shirts and 5% of proceeds go towards charity... it's all show and no go.
Do people with the ability to watch/regularly follow football not know to go get mammograms? Or does everybody like boobies and feeling good about themselves - so wear some pink?
|2 days 18 hours ago||I know I had a bunch of free||
I know I had a bunch of free time in college. Why not?
|2 days 21 hours ago||It's one thing to point out||
It's another to actually have players do it. I'm not trying to defend Borges or bash players, but even if this play is called it's up to the players to execute it. If either TE blows their block, this play is dead in the backfield. Of course it is the coaches' responsibility to make sure the players can execute their assignments, and call plays that put them in a position to succeed - but now I'm in a circular argument.
I guess all I'm saying is yes, these concepts are great. Making them happen in reality is tougher.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Nice write up Ace||
And I agree that a constraint is a big help to any running game. I actually like this better than the idea of using Power as a constraint because we haven't had much if any success pulling guards.
There's actually a great example of Michigan's running game working with constraints last year - Northwestern. Michigan threw a bubble, and then would fake the bubble to an inside draw and it worked like gangbusters. Until it was clear that they didn't want to throw the bubble.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Might actually get some cross||
Might actually get some cross promotuons - free or discounted tickets with purchase of an oil change or something
|2 days 21 hours ago||Game time?||
I'm terrified until the all zeros. And even after.
|2 days 21 hours ago||/visibly shudders||
|2 days 21 hours ago||And Friends! (gotta love the||
(gotta love the blocky-catchy types)
|6 days 18 hours ago||M Alumni Association Chicago has quite a few bars||
Diag Bar & Grill, 2856 N. Southport Ave. (map)
• Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard (map)
• Rockit Burger Bar, 3700 N. Clark Street (map)
• West End, 1326 W Madison St, Chicago, IL, 60607 (map)
I've been to games at Diag and both Rockits, both are a good time. Big crowds, get there early.
|6 days 19 hours ago||/sees a URF HOORAY!!! /sees||
/sees a URF
/sees it's Iowa
/consumes content anyway
|6 days 20 hours ago||Armaments, chapter 2 verses 9-21||
And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.
|6 days 22 hours ago||One word||
And I once again had to explain to coworkers why I was laughing at my desk.
|1 week 1 day ago||Could always run that||
Could always run that Stanford formation from a few years ago
|1 week 1 day ago||agreed||
Does he displace Miller? Kalis/Bosch? Or does he go to LG and bump Mags to LT?
I'm hoping for option 1, then 2, then 3. If it's 3 I'd hate to think that Cole burned his RS for nothing.
That said, a true freshman will be Alabama's starting LT too this year..
|1 week 1 day ago||I figured others might like the clarification too|
|1 week 1 day ago||Hoke's press conference via||
Hoke's press conference via twitter
|1 week 1 day ago||caught up on some tweets and||
caught up on some tweets and had to update the title
|1 week 1 day ago||At least if they wait for the||
At least if they wait for the mail they can get the overpriced blankets at 20% off
|1 week 1 day ago||Kneel||
Mine knew it was coming and as I stumbled through words I asked and she said yes, I asked if she wanted me to kneel.. the emphatic "YES!" that came out made me wish that I just got down on the knee and got the ring out.
|1 week 1 day ago||I can't consider northwestern||
I can't consider northwestern a road game having attended the last two. 60% + Michigan fans.
|1 week 1 day ago||This trip in general is just awesome||
I would have loved an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe in college, and it really seems like Michigan is taking advantage of it. From sightseeing to getting a huge head start on playing together, traveling together, etc. hopefully it'll show dividends when the season arrives. The early season tournaments and road games should faze this team less when they've had this experience together.
|1 week 2 days ago||Excitement for the season||
I think as much as anything this post is about getting excited for the season. Yes the OL has questions but Michigan still has some damn good players. A schedule that should set up well and this team could surprise some people.