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|12 hours 31 min ago||That job has really become a||
That job has really become a revolving door. Strange that their next move is to hire Barnes, who not only has a reputation as an underachiever, but is nearing retirement age.
|12 hours 37 min ago||I like LeVert even more.||
I like LeVert even more.
|13 hours 17 min ago||Yep. We didn't get much luck||
Yep. We didn't get much luck of the draw though, facing three of the best teams ever in 1965 UCLA, 1976 Indiana and 1992 Duke.
1993 UNC and 2013 Louisville were also very good teams (both #1 seeds) although they were definitely more beatable than the three above. We'd actually beaten UNC earlier that season. The '93 title loss is still probably my most painful sports memory.
1989 Seton Hall was the only really favorable matchup and we got it done, although we cut it awfully close.
|14 hours 4 min ago||When's the last time they||
When's the last time they retired a number? I'm curious. I imagine they don't want to do too much of that either.
We can function without those five numbers, obviously. But if we want to honor other players beyond those seven (none of whom played later than the 1950s), we could get to a point where we don't have enough numbers. That's the problem that the legends jerseys could have solved.
|14 hours 5 min ago||Per wikipedia, the last name||
Per wikipedia, the last name Kovacs is the second-most common in Hungary. As for the first name Zoltan, it connotes royalty and is also very common. So this isn't quite the astonishing coincidence it seems.
|15 hours 18 min ago||Why only #2? We've had two||
Why only #2? We've had two other Heisman winners.
|15 hours 20 min ago||Because we want to use those||
Because we want to use those numbers. We don't like having five numbers out of circulation for a roster of 115, and we've been reluctant to retire any others because we don't want to take still more out.
|17 hours 40 min ago||Actually we have seven Final||
Actually we have seven Final Four appearances and reached the title game in six of them. We lost in the semis in 1964.
|17 hours 41 min ago||Strangely there were no posts||
Strangely there were no posts like this one year ago, when we achieved our third banner season in a row.
|18 hours 8 min ago||That's a strong ticket.||
That's a strong ticket. Well-balanced.
|3 days 11 hours 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."
|3 days 13 hours 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!
|3 days 13 hours ago||I asked some undergrads about||
I asked some undergrads about this about awhile ago. Sadly, none were familiar with the term CRISP.
|3 days 13 hours 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.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Awesome||
Does James Earl Jones follow Michigan sports? If so, he'd be an amazing in-game interview subject.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Is that Nik or Mitch McGary||
Is that Nik or Mitch McGary on the Sauce Castillo t-shirt?
|3 days 17 hours 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.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Do all Nike schools have||
Do all Nike schools have "Never Stops" warmup shirts?
|4 days 8 hours ago||I'm rooting for them just to||
I'm rooting for them just to continue the stenographer subplot.
|4 days 12 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.
|4 days 12 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.)
|4 days 13 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
|4 days 13 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.
|4 days 14 hours ago||That abused freshman looks a||
That abused freshman looks a lot like Lloyd Brady...
|4 days 14 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.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I think it's always been a||
I think it's always been a pretty decent stadium.
|4 days 16 hours ago||If a guy transferred out of||
If a guy transferred out of his program, does he still get the $200?
|5 days 12 hours ago||Eh||
Not a good game, but it's just a friendly.
|5 days 13 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.
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