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|18 hours 54 min ago||CRISP itself was the||
CRISP itself was the way of registering for courses in the 1980s/90s. You went on the phone, called some number and an automated lady slowly gave you commands about what to enter in on the keypad: "Enter the subject number" . . . "Enter the course number" . . . "Enter the number of credits." You had to enter it all in on the keypad and you only had a limited amount of time before the CRISP lady chided you for not making your choice. Beyond that, you were put on hold frequently because the system couldn't handle very many people at one time.
The whole process could take from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on whether you could enter everything in correctly, get the courses you wanted, and how busy the system was. It was nerve-wracking trying to enter in those numbers within the allotted amount of time. I would always screw up some number in there and have to redo a bunch of steps. The CRISP lady's "If this is not correct, press 1 now" is burned into my memory. It always felt like a great accomplishment when you got that whole process done.
More generally, "crisp" became the verb for registering for your classes, as in "I just crisped for next term." U-M switched to an online registration system my senior year (Wolverine Access?) but people still talked about "crisping."
|21 hours 20 min ago||Down with United Sporting||
Yes, this whole business of ripping off European names needs to stop. "Real Salt Lake" is the most cringeworthy, but it has plenty of competitors.
And man, was Ufer a walking encyclopedia of Michigan football knowledge. In that Gordie Bell clip he tells us immediately that it had been 11 years since the last halfback option TD, and who had thrown it!
|21 hours 35 min ago||I asked some undergrads about||
I asked some undergrads about this about awhile ago. Sadly, none were familiar with the term CRISP.
|21 hours 38 min ago||You can buy Michigan apparel||
You can buy Michigan apparel that isn't made by Adidas. They're the official supplier but there are plenty others.
|21 hours 58 min ago||Awesome||
Does James Earl Jones follow Michigan sports? If so, he'd be an amazing in-game interview subject.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Is that Nik or Mitch McGary||
Is that Nik or Mitch McGary on the Sauce Castillo t-shirt?
|1 day 1 hour ago||This is one of those "Is the||
This is one of those "Is the cure worse than the disease?" dilemmas. Surgery on both hips? YIkes.
The kid must have played through a ton of pain this past season.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Do all Nike schools have||
Do all Nike schools have "Never Stops" warmup shirts?
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'm rooting for them just to||
I'm rooting for them just to continue the stenographer subplot.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I can't imagine how weird it||
I can't imagine how weird it would be to be a mediocre coach of a sport you invented. Very, very odd.
|1 day 20 hours ago||UNC is too high for my||
UNC is too high for my liking. I have a real difficult time seeing them do well now that the academic fraud is out in the open. (Yeah, there is some degree of it on many campuses and blah blah blah, but what they've done is as blatant as it gets.)
|1 day 20 hours ago||Anyone can pick Harbaugh and||
Anyone can pick Harbaugh and four other guys that win a lot.
1. Ron Zook
2. Bill Lynch
3. Greg Robinson
4. Tim Brewster
5. Charlie Weis
|1 day 21 hours ago||I'm not a huge fan of video||
I'm not a huge fan of video boards. They end up drawing a lot of peoples' attention away from the very action they paid to see in person. Yes, they're nice for the occasional big replay but otherwise I can do without them - especially when they're frequently used for purposes unrelated to the game, like promoting another sport.
I do like how the scoreboard can give us statistical updates, though.
|1 day 22 hours ago||That abused freshman looks a||
That abused freshman looks a lot like Lloyd Brady...
|1 day 22 hours ago||Not going to happen||
We want a capacity that can allow us to sell out consistently while still charging high ticket prices. Even with a defending national champion we'd probably never sell out a 150K stadium on a regular basis - no program likely could.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I think it's always been a||
I think it's always been a pretty decent stadium.
|2 days 17 min ago||If a guy transferred out of||
If a guy transferred out of his program, does he still get the $200?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Eh||
Not a good game, but it's just a friendly.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Presumably, he would not have||
Presumably, he would not have known this girl existed (much less had her contact info) without being told by Upshur, so I have to imagine he was given permission to do so.
But yeah, recruiting is kind of icky.
|2 days 21 hours ago||(No subject)|
|2 days 21 hours ago||I think it's OK, but they've||
I think it's OK, but they've really got to decide which color they want to feature. Alternating between red and blue with each jersey style is getting tiresome.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Be careful about drawing too||
Be careful about drawing too many conclusions from photographs. Lighting is always an issue with them.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I think all-white looks bad||
I think all-white looks bad period, whether it's for one game or six. I don't see why a school with as colors as good as ours would want to do that.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Actually in French that would||
Actually in French that would probably be pronounced "ahs-VEEP."
|2 days 21 hours ago||Dangit||
The kid should learn his own etymology.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Gotta disagree here. We have||
Gotta disagree here. We have two great colors that contrast beautifully; why minimize them with an all-white look? Plus, it makes for an odd combination with our helmets.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Apparently it's German for||
Apparently it's German for "Fox," so most likely he's far from the only one on the planet with that name.
|2 days 21 hours ago||A guy who played in the 1990s||
A guy who played in the 1990s was "well before [your] time"? Man, make some of us feel old.
|2 days 22 hours ago||My main requirements:-maize||
My main requirements:
-Maize pants, not white.
-Minimal use of maize on the jersey; outlining the numbers with it is enough.
I liked the 1997-04 ones a lot but I do find the current ones a bit cleaner. I was not a fan of the 2008-10 ones (with the big curved stripe) or the 2012 Alabama ones (the maize strip ruined it). The Sugar Bowl ones were OK but the M on the front was unnecessary and made it too busy.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Guys generally say they'll||
Guys generally say they'll come back when the season is still on. Then it ends and they re-think things. McGary was turning 22 in the summer and was still projected as a 1st-rounder, so I don't think it was happening.
For me, the big regret about him is not about this year, but last year. Imagine if he had undergone surgery at the beginning of last year, instead of trying to gut it out in December. This was something he and the staff discussed at the time. In the end, of course, he had surgery around New Year's and still nearly made it back to the court. With surgery in November, he'd have definitely been able to return. Add Mitch to last year's team and that quite possibly is a national champion.
|3 days 41 min ago||Not sure we were "supposed"||
Not sure we were "supposed" to have McGary. NCAA suspension or no, I didn't expect him to come back.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Also a bit curious how 5*||
How are you defining "similar" here? One injured a ligament in his knee, the other a bone in his foot.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I thought this thread was||
I thought this thread was going to be about whether we say "Two thousand fifteen" or "Twenty-fifteen."
|3 days 1 hour ago||Have you never watched a||
Have you never watched a Northwestern basketball game? That factoid is their version of "John Beilein has never been an assistant coach."
|3 days 1 hour ago||I was with you for the first||
I was with you for the first seven.
|3 days 21 hours ago||The OP says: In an||
The OP says:
I don't think it's an obvious comparison at all. Both were tall but Edwards was considerably faster, while Funchess was bulkier (though, despite his size, was probably a worse blocker than Edwards).
For the record, Funchess was not a TE in any meaningful sense his sophomore year. He lined up wide pretty much all year.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Agree with the general tone||
Agree with the general tone of this but to compare him to Braylon Edwards (who set Big Ten career receiving records) is going a bit far. I mean...
Edwards - 252 rec., 3,541 yds., 39 TD
Funchess - 126 rec., 1715 yards, 15 TD
|3 days 21 hours ago||Kentucky has been nailed by||
Kentucky has been nailed by the NCAA before, so unless they've only recently made friends in the NCAA, that doesn't make sense.
The more straightforward explanation is that the NCAA has no subpoena power and thus most investigations don't end up turning up much of substance.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Plus, after leaving Michigan||
I think Hecklinski is a good receivers coach. Being associated with our awful 2014 offense did not do him any favors, though. (And unlike Nussmeier, he didn't have Saban-era Bama on his resume.) I expect him to climb back up the ladder.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Ugh, no paws or claw marks -||
Ugh, no paws or claw marks - that's tacky.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I'd bring back the old||
I'd bring back the old football design that we used under Bo/Mo. Just make the footballs smaller.
The Block M is nice and all, but it doesn't look right on our helmets.
|3 days 22 hours ago||To be clear, I'm not||
To be clear, I'm not suggesting that Fisher was an innocent victim by any stretch. He was mentored by Frieder, who certainly knew how to "play the game." But some of what you describe in that top paragraph is not dirty, per se. The hiring of Watson was reasonable; he was an accomplished high school coach with deep connections in Detroit. (Unfortunately, those connections included Ed Martin.) Some program would have hired him if not Michigan.
The Donnie Kirksey thing falls into murky ethical territory but was not in itself a violation. That kind of thing is not unusual in basketball recruiting.
The forging of Watson's initials was bad though, and suggested that he knew at least some of what was going on. At the least, he had to have known Martin's history. For that I thought he needed to be fired.
I think Fisher did not want to run a dirty program, and when he had evidence directly staring him in the face, he tried to stop it. But he allowed Martin to become too much of a fixture and did not have the will to chase him away.
|4 days 10 min ago||Many people actually don't||
Many people actually don't think Coach K is clean.
|4 days 15 min ago||All teams wear a white jersey||
All teams wear a white jersey on the road (unless they're playing one of those oddball teams like LSU that wears white at home).
|4 days 17 min ago||I don't like all-white||
I don't like all-white uniforms. They look like pajamas. Only schools whose second "color" is white should do that.
|4 days 21 min ago||I think Fisher was generally||
I think Fisher was generally willing to see no evil, but there were a couple of documented times when he stopped Ed Martin from paying for things - once on a player's apartment and another time (I think) on plane tickets for a player's relative. So to say he orchestrated it is probably unfair.
|4 days 25 min ago||I've always thought the||
I've always thought the stickers were more for the players than the fans. Many schools give out tiny stickers that are hardly visible from a distance.
|4 days 47 min ago||Exactly. Make them regular||
Exactly. Make them regular jerseys that happen to have a patch. Don't make a big deal about whether a player is "worthy of the jersey."
|4 days 54 min ago||Yes, I've always liked this||
Yes, I've always liked this one the best.
|4 days 54 min ago||Actually we have 115 roster||
Actually we have 115 roster spots. 85 is the number of scholarships.
|4 days 56 min ago||Assuming we can't take any||
Assuming we can't take any more numbers out of circulation, what are the better ways of honoring legends?
Note that we haven't retired the number of anyone who played later than the 1950s.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I don't get why people keep||
I don't get why people keep making this comparison. Not analogous at all. It wasn't anything earth-shattering. It was the kind of upset that happens regularly in college basketball. MSU and Nebraska had similar losses in the non-conference season.
|4 days 20 hours ago||So what can be done to make||
So what can be done to make DCFC an MLS franchise? Is there any chance of this happening in the next decade?
|4 days 21 hours ago||Whatever the "true||
Whatever the "true intentions" were, the fact of the matter is that the latest Michigan player to be honored with a retired jersey was Ron Kramer, who played in the mid-1950s. I find that a bit problematic.
Obviously, it's not that we haven't had anyone good enough to have his number retired since then, but roster sizes are so much larger now that we don't want to take any more numbers out of circulation. The Legend jerseys were an interesting solution. I don't care if it was Brandon's idea. Not everything he did was bad.
The first Legends jersey honored Desmond Howard, who certainly deserves the honor given that he won the Heisman. Presumably, #2 was going to become one down the road (probably after Woodson completed his coursework). I'm guessing that's not now going to be the case, and think it's unfortunate.
|4 days 22 hours ago||I appreciated the fact that||
I appreciated the fact that with the jerseys, we could honor players who played later than the 1950s, something we had not done prior to their adoption.
We definitely made too big a deal of them, though. Players should not have been switching to a Legends number for their senior year.
|4 days 22 hours ago||A country of 4.5 million vs.||
A country of 4.5 million vs. a country of 1.25 billion? That's wild. Sports is fun in that way.
|4 days 22 hours ago||It's amazing to me that they||
It's amazing to me that they can last so long in the television age. (I suppose if it were an American game, we'd have found a way to shorten it to make it fit into prime time.) It's refreshing in a way.
So if you're attending a test match, do you get a ticket that lets you into the stadium for all five days?
|4 days 22 hours ago||How long do these matches||
How long do these matches take? Are they multi-day affairs?
|4 days 22 hours ago||I don't like this. Kicking||
I don't like this. Kicking is integral to football and harkens back to the origins of the sport.
What they should do is require the player who scored the TD to kick the PAT. That would liven things up a lot. (Field goals could still be kicked by a specialist.)
|4 days 22 hours ago||Let's not forget that the||
Let's not forget that the average NBA starter runs a couple of miles over the course of a game, and it mostly consists of sprinting and sharp cutting. Then he gets fouled, and suddenly he has 10 seconds to collect himself and make a 15-foot set shot. Doing that is a little different than just shooting in your driveway.
|5 days 30 min ago||I can't speak for MSU, but||
I can't speak for MSU, but I'm very certain that Michigan does not have to pay for apparel from Adidas.
|5 days 1 hour ago||The offense didn't play that||
The offense didn't play that well in 2012. 21 points isn't that much in this day and age.
|5 days 1 hour ago||The apparel is free.||
|5 days 1 hour ago||I'm a bit disappointed that||
I'm a bit disappointed that the Legends jerseys are going away, because they offered us a chance to honor more players.
What does this mean for #21? It was never retired but received a Legend patch for Desmod.
As for the stickers, while they do clutter the helmet a bit, they were something I grew up with so I'm a bit nostalgic for them. In any event, we'll begin each season with clean helmets.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Yeah, the concept was fine,||
Yeah, the concept was fine, but it wasn't well-executed.
My other knock on them was the giant patch. It should have been more subtle.
|5 days 15 hours ago||He also misspelled "basis"||
He also misspelled "basis" and "instilling."
The part about enforcing NCAA rules, I'm not quite certain about either.
|5 days 15 hours ago||On some level I admire your||
On some level I admire your dogged defense of the Ellerbe hire. But . . . no. It was not logical. Nothing about that process was.
The NCAA report came out in August, and Goss did nothing until October, when Goss suddenly decided to fire Fisher. He forced his own hand with that decision. If he'd fired Fisher in August, he could have actually conducted a search. His delay was never explained.
And then, after passing over the assistants apparently tainted by their Fisher association (Dutcher and Trost), Goss allowed them to remain on the staff. If you're going to do that, what is the difference between giving one the head job or not? Either way they're part of your program. You can give them a firm handshake at year's end and go in another direction. That would have been sensible. Anything but hire the guy who went .400 at Loyola and got fired six months earlier.
It was not a surprise Ellerbe failed. He failed at his previous job, which involved far less public scrutiny. Why would he have worked out here?
|5 days 15 hours ago||I remember Traylor saying||
I remember Traylor saying that - but it was after the season was over. He said he'd go pro if Ellerbe wasn't named the permanent head coach. Naturally, he went pro a few days after the announcement.
This doesn't explain why Ellerbe got the interim job in the first place, though. The only explanation that makes sense is that he was hired because he wasn't tainted by his association with Fisher (even though neither of the other assistants was found guilty of anything).
|5 days 20 hours ago||He's paid his dues. The||
He's paid his dues. The great counterfactual is what would have happened here if he'd gotten the nod instead of Ellerbe, who was Fisher's newly-hired #3 assistant. Dutcher was apparently passed over because he'd been on the staff during the Ed Martin scandal, but he was not named for any violations in the NCAA report.
It sucks to think that we went from having a head coach who won a national championship to one who had a losing record at Loyola of Maryland.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Fisher and Coach K? They met||
Fisher and Coach K? They met every year from 1989-90 through 1996-97.
|5 days 21 hours ago||It was more like 10 years.||
It was more like 10 years. We won the BTT in 1998 and then returned to the tournament in 2009.
Fisher can be blamed for the sanctions but to blame a full decade (let alone two) of mediocrity on him is a huge reach. The sanctions weren't that bad - one lost scholarship a year for four years and one year of no postseason. That doesn't explain a decade of missing the tournament. And it's not like the job was a smoking crater that no one wanted. We very nearly hired Rick Pitino in 2001 and did hire Amaker, who was somewhat of a hot name at the time.
|6 days 22 hours ago||People are really getting||
People are really getting off-topic here.
What difference does it make what they teach there? The issue at stake is whether we might lose our assistant coach.
|6 days 22 hours ago||If that was it, why didn't||
If that was it, why didn't Crean confront Meyer after any of the previous games we played against them? Meyer came here in 2010. "You wrecked out program!" happened in March 2013.
Crean's outburst came not long after Zak Irvin picked Michigan. Meyer was his lead recruiter.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Meyer has been a very good||
Meyer has been a very good recruiter in Indiana. There's a reason Crean hates him.
|1 week 1 hour ago||So for us residents of Guam||
So for us residents of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, we're still in the hunt.
|1 week 21 hours ago||So all character flaws are||
So all character flaws are wiped out by the mere fact of being in the field of 68?
|1 week 22 hours ago||Crean's gigantic buyout||
Crean's gigantic buyout virtually guarantees him another year, if not two.
|1 week 22 hours ago||The quality of play in the||
The quality of play in the NBA is very good, I agree. But the games are too long. 48 minutes is too many, especially with 24-second possessions. There are so many total possessions that the importance of each one is tiny. There is no real point in watching the first three quarters of a typical game. The 4th quarter is all you need to see.
|1 week 22 hours ago||If both teams shoot 60% in a||
If both teams shoot 60% in a game, it's almost impossible for the score to be in the 50s.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Barca knocked PSG out of the||
That was two years ago. They were tied on aggregate and Barcelona went on away goals.
This year the two were in the same group. PSG won 3-2 in Paris and Barcelona 3-1 at home. So at this point the clubs are quite familiar with each other. Barcelona is the favorite but it could go either way.
(BTW, it's Paris Saint-Germain, not Germane.)
|1 week 1 day ago||Then you'd have a lot of||
Then you'd have a lot of schools playing the tournament during final exam week. I'm not sure it's a good idea to have teams take a multi-week break, either.
Hockey occurs at the same time as basketball during the regular season and has survived. It can coexist with March Madness.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yes, when Michigan is down I||
Yes, when Michigan is down I really don't care about the rest of the basketball world. I didn't bother filling out a bracket this year. I don't want MSU or OSU to win it all, obviously, and I'd like to see someone knock off Kentucky, but I'm not really rooting for anyone, other than for upsets.
|1 week 1 day ago||How was a 24-10 Baylor team||
How was a 24-10 Baylor team seeded #3 in the first place?
|1 week 1 day ago||Craig James bagpiped five||
Craig James bagpiped five hookers at SMU?
|1 week 2 days ago||They don't stop being Notre||
They don't stop being Notre Dame just because they're on the hardwood.
|1 week 2 days ago||Speaking of the space race,||
Speaking of the space race, why didn't the USSR ever put a man on the Moon? I always thought it was odd that they never did.
|1 week 2 days ago||At the game, you're certainly||
At the game, you're certainly free to wear whatever you want. On a regular (non-game) day, they generally look a little goofy. Soccer jerseys are somewhat wearable, but that's about it.
On a related note, tucking in your jersey in your jeans is pointless. There's always a bunch of people who do that at sporting events and it just looks weird. You're wearing a sports jersey, not a dress shirt.
|1 week 2 days ago||What makes a hockey sweater||
What makes a hockey sweater more appropriate than say, a football jersey? Both are huge and baggy.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know if it's a safety||
I don't know if it's a safety issue but I do feel like the offense/defense balance has become skewed in favor of offenses in college football. I don't mind some rule changes to help defenses out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't be a heel.||
Don't be a heel.
|1 week 2 days ago||And you know, Jim Boehem was||
I don't think we know that at all, actually.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know if that's enough||
I don't know if that's enough of a disincentive. Maybe, in exchange, make teams kick the ensuing kickoff from 10 yards further back.
|1 week 2 days ago||It sounds like they really||
It sounds like they really want to discourage PATs, with not only moving them to the 15 but also having the bizarre bonus Hail Mary thing. To have both of those seems excessive. Moving the PAT should be enough.
|1 week 2 days ago||red-shirted players may still||
From above, it sounds like that would only apply if they have a hardship. If a guy is transferring just to get more playing time, he wouldn't get the extra year.
|1 week 2 days ago||I love how Bielfeldt has come||
I love how Bielfeldt has come along, but as a 6'6" post his ceiling is limited. If he can become a reliable three-point shooter we could use him as a stretch 4, but it's tough to throw him out there as a 5 against elite teams. What we really need is for one of the freshman big men to make a big leap.
|1 week 3 days ago||I believe you have to have||
I believe you have to have already been on probation when you broke the rules before you can be eligible for death penalty.
|1 week 3 days ago||Coaches will be telling||
So coaches will be telling players to enroll at rival schools? I don't think that's ever going to be a likely occurrence.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is exciting. For a||
This is exciting. For a long, long time, it seems like we've never been good in all phases of special teams, and often downright bad in some of them. If we could become above-average in all areas, that alone could pay major dividends.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agree on King. He struck me||
Agree on King. He struck me as a guy who never quite put it all together - really, the only Fab Five player who didn't maximize his ability. He was decent at a lot of things but didn't really excel at anything.
As for Novak, he was a bit of a streak shooter as an underclassman but did shoot 41% from downtown his senior year.
|1 week 3 days ago||I feel like I'm reading a||
I feel like I'm reading a post from last fall. I haven't noticed too much negativity since about December 28 or so.
|1 week 3 days ago||Brian, you missed a golden||
Brian, you missed a golden opportunity to drop a Troy McClure reference ("That's not a question, professor, but we'll let the viewers decide") on the last one...
|1 week 3 days ago||That's a really cool power||
That's a really cool power chart. It's like one of those maps of constellations. Not only can you scroll around and get each team's road to the final, but if you move the cursor to a specific game, it gives you the odds of every team that could potentially play in it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Now that Wooden is dead, they||
Now that Wooden is dead, they can finally go after them for Sam Gilbert.
Oh, wrong sport.
|1 week 3 days ago||Of course, Kentucky's season||
Of course, Kentucky's season wasn't riding on the line in those games.
|1 week 4 days ago||This would be a good start.||
This would be a good start.
In return, I'd allow teams to substitute after a made basket. That's really the only good reason for those timeouts in the first place.
|1 week 4 days ago||My main issue with the NBA is||
My main issue with the NBA is that games are too long. 48 minutes is too many. 40 is just right. I also like having 20-minute halves instead of four 12-minute quarters. With so many more possessions (due to the 24-second clock), and a generally higher level of scoring ability, NBA teams can come back from almost any deficit in one quarter. But that makes the first three quarters not very compelling. You can just tune in in the fourth quarter and see all that matters.
I do agree that the quality of play is superior to college ball, though.
|1 week 4 days ago||You shouldn't be able to||
What about when DBs tackle a WR who has a step on them?
|1 week 4 days ago||What you propose isn't a||
What you propose isn't a solution at all. Teams will still foul in their desperate attempt to get steals - in fact, they'll probably foul more because an inbounds is hardly a disincentive. (Just look how often teams foul right now in the last minute when they have some to give.) More fouls and fewer changes of possession in the final minute would be brutal.
|1 week 4 days ago||So, I guess you didn't like||
So, I guess you didn't like the end of the 2013 Kansas game? Trey's shot doesn't happen if we don't force Elijah Johnson to shoot a one-and-one.
And the game at Northwestern this year, while it sucked for us, was incredibly dramatic for a neutral observer. Irvin's missed one-and-one gave NW a final chance and they drained it.
If you eliminate late-game free throws, you destroy a ton of drama. The final minute of games will still contain lots of fouls (teams are going to do everything possible to get the ball) but there will be far fewer changes of possession. I don't like that idea.
|1 week 6 days ago||Are there non-religious||
Are there non-religious people who refuse to celebrate Christmas? That hasn't been my observation. Obviously, they wouldn't go to church that day, but I think they pretty much all still give presents.
I think the only people I've met in this country who don't celebrate Christmas at all have been Jewish or very devout Muslims.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||That is awesome.||
That is awesome. Best sponsorship ever.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||And then after the game Jim||
And then after the game Jim should invite fans down on the field to sprint with him.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||What about the upperclassmen||
What about the upperclassmen - Albrecht, Walton, Irvin? Are they "graduates" of Camp Sanderson and don't need to do it again?
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Pssh||
That's not a winner's attitude.
Seriously, his practices would probably be a shock to our systems at first. But after awhile they might be fun. Having a "winner" and "loser" in every drill gives you a concrete incentive - you want that little moment in the sun.
Turning the gassers on their head and making them a reward is pretty fascinating from a psychological standpoint. The guys probably run them harder and faster when they perceive them as a payoff.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||I like the "What kind of a||
I like the "What kind of a question is that?" look on Jim's face.
On another note I see that the columnist who wrote the "I'm middle class and live in a $2M house" has issued a retraction of sorts.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Actually for a lot of games,||
Actually for a lot of games, tickets do work that way. A friend of mine went to the Sugar Bowl after the the 2011 season. He didn't want to pay face value, so he ignored the ticket office's price and bought from a scalper on game day for well below face. For many Michigan home games - especially in the last two years - you could easily do the same.
When a game doesn't sell out, scalpers often offer you a better deal than the primary market does. Only when a game sells out do they have a chance at a profit - and even then, if you're willing to wait until literally the last minute before kickoff, you can usually haggle your way to a good deal.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Not sure Walton is better at||
Not sure Walton is better at penetrating. Defensively and on the glass, yes. But on the offensive end it's very close.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||More scalping means more||
More scalping means more ticket availability to the public, not less. If there were no scalping, fans' only chance would be to buy tickets when they immediately come available, and that's often very difficult. Scalpers give us a second chance at getting tickets.
And making a profit is fundamental to scalping. Without that incentive, far fewer people would bother doing it. What you see as "dishonest" I see as an important part of the process of increasing ticket availability. You seem to be calling for the same kind of mass availability without any price markups, which is just not realistic.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get your apparent||
I don't quite get why you went to such expense to go to the 1998 Frozen Four if you had no intention of scalping. How did you expect to attend?
I've never understood the moral opposition to making a profit by selling a ticket. Our economy is based on selling things for profits. If I buy a ticket, it's my property. I should be able to do what I want with it. If I can sell my old junk at a garage sale for whatever I want, why can't I sell a ticket for a price of my choosing?
I can understand being upset with brokers buying blocks of tickets, but that's a separate issue. That's up to the venues themselves and how they regulate the distribution of tickets. Regardless, I don't begruge someone for making a living off scalping. They still are giving the customer a second chance at buying tickets after the initial window of opportunity closes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Refusing to play the||
Wait, this is a rant against scalping? Scalping would have given you a chance to attend the game.
I'm in favor of legal scalping simply because it gives fans more opportunities to go to the games. We can't all buy tickets the moment they go on sale. And really, it's ridiculous that I'm breaking the law if I pay someone for tickets he can't use.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||In the words of Lloyd||
I like 'em both.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And your buddy also had some||
And your buddy also had some secret agreement where his brother paid for everything and they both lied to Mom and Dad and claimed it was all covered by scholarships?
Something tells me this is not your "brother's" story but yours. You seem way too invested in this - and too angry at your parents - for it not to be about you personally. (I love my brother and all, but hell, I'd never pay several grand for him to go to a summer camp.)
I can tell you this: you don't need to go to a $8,000 summer camp to get admitted to Michigan, if that's what you're worried about. That's a lot of money to spend. I don't blame your parents if they're balking at paying, quite frankly. They'll have to deal with paying for real college soon enough.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Those two losses aren't||
Those two losses aren't really that bad. Both of those teams have an RPI around 150.
Our problem is a lot simpler than that: our overall and conference records simply aren't good enough for an at-large bid. No single loss did us in. We just had too many losses, period.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I would agree in general that||
I would agree in general that AP courses are a dubious replacement for actual college courses . . . but by that point in my scholastic career, I wanted no part of calculus ever again. That AP test allowed my dream to come true.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I, too, scraped out a 3 on||
I, too, scraped out a 3 on that test and didn't have to take Math 125 at U-M. That was huge.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So you're going to secretly||
So you're going to secretly pay for your brother to go to the camp, and lie to your parents about him getting a full ride?
This sounds like something out of a sitcom.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well, there are recruiting||
Well, there are recruiting considerations as well. Moritz Wagner would be a nice pickup. It might come down to what LeVert does.
The other side of it is that it sounded like Bielfeldt himself was ready to move on.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Insiders say the decision was||
Insiders say the decision was mutually agreed upon by him and Beilein. Now, though, both sides are reconsidering.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Do you mean sub-.500 team?||
Do you mean sub-.500 team? We made it in 1991 when we were 14-14.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If we lose to Badgers will we||
I think that's only for RPI purposes. Our official record contains 16 wins.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What a grueling double-blow||
What a grueling double-blow for Illinois - they are probably knocked out of the NCAA tournament and lose to their most-hated rival ever!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Now THAT is finishing a half.||
Now THAT is finishing a half. 21-4 run over the last 10 minutes or so. Awesome.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||All right, can we finish the||
All right, can we finish the half strong?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hawaii doesn't use DST.||
Hawaii doesn't use DST.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just to note, we aren't on||
Just to note, we aren't on daylight savings time in the winter. That's standard time. We're on daylight savings time from March through the end of October.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Firstly, how do we know nike||
They won't. Adidas pays us about double what Nike pays any of its schools. Adidas and Under Armour will overpay to break into the college sports market. Nike doesn't see a need. (Conversely, Nike will grossly overpay to get into the European soccer market.)
No, the difference is far too great. Schools only get a small cut of the royalties from merchandise sales - around 5%. For us to make up $4 million in royalties, we'd have to sell about $80 million more merchandise. No school sells anywhere near that much.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, "swim trunks" returned||
Well, "swim trunks" returned about 926,000 results on Google. Is your hearing okay?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Love the "Harbaugh bein'||
Love the "Harbaugh bein' Harbaugh" bit. Anyone know if he's brought the "foot wrestling" competition to our workouts?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The D-League exists already.||
The D-League exists already. You can go straight from high school to it if you want. Players generally choose to go to college instead.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In a sense, this is how it||
In a sense, this is how it was in the 1990s and early 2000s - players then had until just before the draft to withdraw. Good move.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Holy cow, the wide open||
Holy cow, the wide open receivers in that 2012 Iowa game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But how many flyovers? I||
But how many flyovers?
I demand a minimum of five annually.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think people have||
I don't think people have forgotten what we used to be. No one's going to confuse us for Purdue. The issue is more that we're perceived as another Notre Dame - a fallen power that has been mediocre for awhile.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||April 31st? Are we in||
April 31st? Are we in Twilight Zone territory here?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think the Lions have||
I don't think the Lions have had a first-ballot Hall of Fame running back in the Ford Field years like they did in the 1990s.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||"Mass exodus" is a redudancy.||
"Mass exodus" is a redudancy. You can't have a non-massive exodus.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Given that we currently have||
Given that we currently have Austin Hatch on active scholarship - when we would be fully justified putting him on the medical reserve - it's silly to compare us to Alabama football.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||We could have said the same||
We could have said the same about Bielfeldt after his freshman or sophomore years. I won't give up on a freshman big man.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's how a lot of trophies||
That's how a lot of trophies used to look, including the NCAA trophy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, outside of '98 (which||
Yeah, outside of '98 (which isn't even in the record books anymore), I'm pretty hard-pressed to think of a great memory.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"She?"||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I believe "Honorable mention"||
I believe "Honorable mention" means that someone voted for you for the first, second or third team but you didn't get enough total votes to make any of them. While Spike made major strides this season, I wouldn't quite put him on the ballot as one of the 15 best players in the conference.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Ah. I didn't realize the||
Ah. I didn't realize the word crosse also referred to that staff. I just knew it as the term for hockey sticks and such. Good catch.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Of course religion has||
Actually there is no etymological connection either. in French, a crosse is just a type of carved stick.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The interesting thing was||
The interesting thing was that from 2000-04, PSU had only one winning season. Then in 2005 - when JoePa was 79 - they suddenly turned it around. I presume that it was around that time that JoePa completed the transition to being a figurehead.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The space between?||
The space between?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh also knows the||
Harbaugh also knows the difference between six of one and half a dozen of the other.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Now watch us suddenly flip||
Now watch us suddenly flip the switch in the BTT.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There's a math error there.||
There's a math error there. You have Irvin averaging 0.63 rebounds per 40 minutes (a near- impossibly low number) but he actually averaged 3.38.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Actually this community was||
Actually this community was very pro-RR throughout his tenure. It was even pro-GERG until very late in the 2010 season, when it became clear that something had to change and he became the popular fall guy.
I was one of the few to move into the "Get Harbaugh if he's available" camp in December 2010 and was heavily downvoted for it at the time. Only after the Gator Bowl did a critical mass of posters warm to the Harbaugh idea - and even then, most (myself included) would have accepted a fourth year of RR if Harbaugh wouldn't come.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Obviously, they'll have a||
Obviously, they'll have a large contingent, but Chicago is very different from Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc . . . it's not dominated by 1-2 schools the way they are. It's about as close as you can get to neutral territory within our region. Not only do we have a lot of fans there, but it's also a relatively short drive for a lot of Michigan residents.
They'll probably have more fans, but only by around a 60-40 or 65-35 margin, which doesn't really generate a homecourt advantage.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||"Modernizing" like . . .||
"Modernizing" like wearing uniformz and playing "Seven Nation Army" 50 times a game? Those awesome ideas came from the rest of college football.
The occasional night game is fun but if we start having 2-3 a year, I'd consider giving up my tickets. They're a pain in the ass in a lot of ways.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Gutierrez was never healthy||
Gutierrez was never healthy in 2004. We sat him for awhile to try to let his shoulder heal but it didn't and he finally opted for surgery.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Purdue?||
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Ah, OK.||
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Think about how much stress||
Think about how much stress college coaches go through in their daily routine. It's a pressure-packed job. So why not have a bit of cheap entertainment to unwind? He still quotes far more 18th-century authors on Twitter than the average coach.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||How does this work in terms||
How does this work in terms of eligibility? Alba Berlin is a professional team, so how is he still eligibie to play college basketball? Has he actually not been paid?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||The sanctions were actually||
The sanctions were actually from 2002-06 but we only lost one scholarship per year for four years, which is pretty inconsequential The only real gut punch was being banned from the postseason for a season.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I hope we're done. Add any||
I hope we're done. Add any more teams, and the average West division team will be visiting Michigan Stadium about once a decade.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||But of course the 2003||
But of course the 2003 national championship team stays on the books. Funny how that always works.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I believe we vacated the wins||
I believe we vacated the wins and losses from the Ed Martin years.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||This is a former OFFENSIVE||
Linemen actually have more total collisions involving the head than other positions. Most happen to be subconcussive but still can be impactful on the brain.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||We're really not in a||
We're really not in a position to complain here. The Ed Martin scandal was one of the largest (in terms of the amount of money changing hands) in NCAA history. And actually, we weren't even really punished that severely. We just happened to make a couple of poor hires.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Put a team in Detroit and||
Put a team in Detroit and I'll pay attention. Until then, fuhgeddaboudit.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Is he really that great of a||
Is he really that great of a recruiter? It seems like a lot of in-state talent has slipped out of IU's hands lately.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||And there are many people in||
And there are many people in the state of Indiana who cheer for both teams.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If what you're telling us is||
If what you're telling us is true, please do not be a complete idiot and actually post anything from the Michigan football playbook online.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Be careful what you wish for.||
Be careful what you wish for. Indiana is a plum job and even with this relatively down season, they are in far better shape than they were when Crean arrived. Supposedly they'd like to target Brad Stevens if/when the job comes open. Seems doubtful, but then, we just pulled Harbaugh out of the NFL.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Jarrett Irons and Will||
Yes. Jarrett Irons and Will Carr, among others, came from there. Greg Mattison, in his first stint here, was instrumental in recruiting Texas.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not certain, but I think||
I'm not certain, but I think Vilain's first name is actually spelled Luiji and not Luigi.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wait, so are you a Detroit||
Wait, so are you a Detroit fan? I thought you were just a Cleveland fan.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I enjoyed the Sir Mix-A-Lot||
I enjoyed the Sir Mix-A-Lot homage.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How about we stop with the||
How about we stop with the gratuitous insults, OK?
Should people hold grudges 16 years after he graduated? Maybe not. But it was pretty irritating at the time that a guy who didn't come from poverty and had no relationship with Martin prior to college not only took money from him but kept doing it even after it got his own coach fired and the school investigated.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that those groups||
I agree that those groups underachieved somewhat, but NBA careers are irrelevant to this discussion. Traylor was a great college player, which is what mattered. OTOH, your claim that Taylor was "really good" is strange to me - he underperformed, big-time, at Michigan. He had all the talent in the world but only averaged 12 and 6 his junior year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe not nowadays, but back||
Maybe not nowadays, but back then for sure. The 1971 basketball team was very good; it went 12-2 in Big Ten play, one game behind OSU. But back then only the league champ went to the Big Dance.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Many, many coaches have that||
Many, many coaches have that policy, including Ton Izzo.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I know, private school and||
I know, private school and all, but . . . yikes. $260,000 for four years of undergrad? That tuition bubble is getting awfully big.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||And we don't know what the||
And we don't know what the guys were doing in December when we didn't have a coaching staff. I assume they were still working out with Wellman but I'd bet attendance was spottier.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, I'm pretty sure he||
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he never had an early departure before he came to Michigan. Now he gets them every year. He did come here in part because he thought he could recruit a higher caliber of player but still, I don't think he could have quite anticipated this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And does Drake Johnson count||
And does Drake Johnson count as both a white player and a black player?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Besides the amateurism issue||
Besides the amateurism issue (which I agree is a factor), there are two other issues:
1) A lot of athletic departments are financially shaky as it is and to get into bidding wars for athletes would cripple their bottom line.
2) Competitive balance. The playing field isn't necessarily level to begin with, but allowing any school to pay what it wants would make it even more unlevel.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Gutz was hurt. Henne did||
Gutz was hurt. Henne did beat out Clayton Richard, though. Richard eventually focused exclusively on baseball and is still in the pros.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Gutierrez did, in fact,||
Gutierrez did, in fact, undergo shoulder surgery. The surgery didn't occur until midseason but by the end of fall camp, he had noticeably lost velocity on his throws and was shut down the final week before the season. He was going to be the starter otherwise.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well played . . . there is no||
Well played . . . there is no NBA prospect named "LaVert."
LeVert will be a first-rounder if healthy, though.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That was basically the 2013||
That was basically the 2013 PSU football game on the hardwood.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||We won that day without||
We won that day without making a single three. Wild game.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, I believe the photo||
Yeah, I believe the photo above is actually from the second steal. After the first one he got free for a fastbreak dunk.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Google translate delivers||
Google translate delivers this for the Turkish poster:
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Problem is, coming out with a||
Problem is, coming out with a prison record might damage your chances of getting the wife/family down the road.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||General Studies is||
General Studies is misunderstood. It isn't a set curriculum. Beyond your distribution requirement, you can take what you want if you're BGS. It's a way for people with unusual schedules (like having football practice from 2-6 every weekday) to design a course of study that interests them. I don't see why someone going through BGS would feel bitter about it.
Now, if you were nudged into Sports Management and Communications, I could maybe see it. But the guys who have to do that are the academically marginal ones. Even then, they have the chance to transfer into LSA if their grades are good enough.