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|1 day 12 hours ago||Maryland was a terrible team?||
Maryland was a terrible team? Texas?
Don't write them off today.
|1 day 13 hours ago||People need to chip up a bit.||
People need to chip up a bit. The IU game was terrible, but it was one game. That one performance doesn't necessarily tell the tale for the rest of the season. Thus far this season we've had the occasional stinker and have consistently bounced back. I do expect a better effort today.
|1 day 13 hours ago||And at that point it made||
And at that point it made complete sense. The Pistons won the 2004 NBA championship, reached the seventh game of the '05 Finals, and had the best record in the league in the 2006 regular season. It was a painful descent after that, though.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Important distinction:||
Important distinction: Beilein's teams tend to improve as the season goes on, unlike Amaker's when he was here. And of course we are expected to get our best player back from injury soon.
|2 days 9 hours ago||February was never a kind||
February was never a kind month to Amaker's teams.
It's also interesting how, as of this column, Joe Dumars was still very highly thought of as a GM (check the next-to-last paragraph).
|2 days 10 hours ago||You must be pretty young.||
You must be pretty young. Michigan's been in four national title games in my lifetime, and I'm in my 30's.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I've always thought that was||
I've always thought that was staged. For an enraged man, Everett seems to be going through the motions during the "fight" at the end.
It was a great publicity stunt for Rome and ESPN2.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I don't know if he had any||
I don't know if he had any individual episode as memorable as the "Quit drinking and go to bed" emails, but his tenure was quietly a train wreck in its own right.
|2 days 10 hours ago||It's a reply to Dantonio's||
It's a reply to Dantonio's boast that MSU was "selling results" while other programs were "selling hope."
|2 days 10 hours ago||Temperatures were around||
Temperatures were around freezing for the 2014 PSU night game, in early October. October is weird.
|2 days 14 hours ago||So, you're in the Carolinas?||
So, you're in the Carolinas? It's always seems to be the out-of-state people who like to lecture the actual ticketholders on this topic.
Night games are fun, but also inconvenient for a lot of people who drive long distances to go to the games. I think it's OK to have one once in a while, but they shouldn't be held too often, and should be early in the season when it makes sense, weather-wise.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I like the humble Star Wars||
I like the humble Star Wars ad just below. "A hell of a lot of fun . . . brims with adventure . . . I loved it." Sounds like a description of a generic action picture.
|3 days 4 hours ago||That might be true for say, a||
That might be true for say, a professional author with several books under his belt. But for a guy who has a full-time NFL job and wrote this book on the side, I think it's more likely he just based it on his own experiences.
I mean really, what's the alternative? That someone else in the league has a particularly nasty grudge against Molk, and wants him blacklisted? (From what others are saying, it sounds like this book is going to burn a lot of bridges between the author and the NFL.) That seems farfetched.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I haven't read the book but||
I haven't read the book but I'd bet most of what's in there is real, with details only slightly changed. I don't think he'd invent a bunch of stuff out of thin air.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I can fully understand why an||
I can fully understand why an active player writing a book bashing the NFL wanted to remain anonymous. What I don't understand is why he seemed to give himself away the way he did.
|3 days 14 hours ago||When you witness EUTM each||
When you witness EUTM each day, it is contagious.
|3 days 16 hours ago||People introduce all kinds of||
People introduce all kinds of inane bills during legislative sessions. In a typical two-year session of Congress there will be between 5,000 and 10,000 introduced. Most are quickly ignored.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Being innocent until proven||
Being innocent until proven guilty in a court of law =/= holding a scholarship to play football. The former is a constitutional right to all citizens; the latter is a privilege enjoyed by approximately 0.2% of Michigan students, and the standards expected of those who hold it can be more stringent.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I didn't get to see it, being||
I didn't get to see it, being stuck with work stuff. I did just check NDNation and they are a bit feisty about Holtz, though, so that's something:
|5 days 9 hours ago||He looks like a kid trying to||
He looks like a kid trying to wear a grown man's clothes.
(Insert joke about it being a metaphor for his coaching at a blueblood school.)
|5 days 9 hours ago||On reflection, there is one||
In my experience it seems like it's mainly white Catholic people who identify with ND. Black/Hispanic/Asian Catholic people, not nearly as much.
I'm going with the "Buckeye spammer" theory.
|5 days 9 hours ago||This? Meh.||
|5 days 10 hours ago||Like pretty much all new||
Like pretty much all new trophies, it tries too hard. If it had literally been an iron D - nothing else, just a hunk of iron welded into a D - it'd have been far cooler.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I started it but didn't||
I started it but didn't finish. I found the novel's bad French to be very jarring - I don't know if it was intentional, but it bugged me.
|1 week 2 days ago||No||
Keep it a dry stadium.
|1 week 2 days ago||Also on the "Find a way to||
Also on the "Find a way to fix the OSU/MSU football game rotation issue" bandwagon.
|1 week 2 days ago||That first item just||
That first item just happened.
|1 week 2 days ago||Both sides have their||
Both sides have their historical grievances - we worked to keep them out of the Big Ten at one time. At the end of the day Michigan-Notre Dame has been a great series and for that reason alone, it should continue.
|1 week 2 days ago||I enjoyed the book, but I'm||
I enjoyed the book, but I'm not sure I buy that explanation for the typos. I'm sure the time crunch is the reason for the shoddy editing, but it's hard to imagine that he submitted an error-free manuscript and that subsequent editors, when giving a fresh eye to his writing, accidently introduced a bunch of mistakes.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think you're giving them||
I think you're giving them too much respect. I'd save the shirt for when we play them.