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|5 days 13 hours ago||Well said. Thank you for||
Well said. Thank you for your service to our country.
|5 days 17 hours ago||The other thing was that FSU||
The other thing was that FSU scored two defensive TDs.
|5 days 17 hours ago||The game was close for a||
The game was close for a half, but it all fell apart after we fumbled a punt deep in our territory in the third quarter. IIRC we were down 10-9 at the time. The D then fell cracked and on offense, one matchup just killed us - our RT absolutely got abused by their star DE. Navarre had no chance on a lot of pass plays.
|5 days 17 hours ago||True, but the game gradually||
True, but the game gradually opened up over the course of his tenure and by the late '80s, passing had become a lot more sophisticated. It was only two years after he retired that Desmond won the Heisman as a WR.
What jumps out when you look at Bo's seasons is that he didn't even have many losses by 10-14 points, either. Almost all of his losses were close, winnable games.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Bo is assigned the loss in||
Bo is assigned the loss in that Rose Bowl, but he wasn't there; he'd been hospitalized with a heart attack.
|6 days 10 hours ago||I don't have quite the time||
I don't have quite the time to post now that I used to. I still visit the site when I get a chance.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Reasons: 1. He has no head||
1. He has no head coaching experience.
2. He's apparently not great on the recruiting trail.
3. It's not clear how much of MSU's defensive success is due to him as opposed to Dantonio.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Disagree||
Brian's written some great stuff after big wins. His columns after we beat MSU in basketball are always fantastic.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Elite coaches generally don't||
Elite coaches generally don't care about why the previous guy got fired - they figure it'll never happen to them.
The attractiveness of this job is not the concern here.
|6 days 14 hours ago||They are trying to get more||
They are trying to get more of a 60/40 in-state/out-of-state ratio now (as opposed to the traditional 70/30), but both groups have a harder time getting admitted than ever before.
|6 days 14 hours ago||"Alumni Giving Rate" kills us||
"Alumni Giving Rate" kills us (and pretty much all other public universities).
|6 days 14 hours ago||...Michigan's acceptance rate||
Actually it's exactly the reverse. Twenty years our acceptance rate was around 60%. It's been plummeting in recent years, especially after we went to the Common Application.
|1 week 2 days ago||Like most children's songs,||
Like most children's songs, "Alouette" has rather grim origins but has been oddly repackaged as a song for little ones. Its origins actually have to do with the starving settlers of early French Canada, who rejoiced in finding a source of nutrition in this humble bird, so much so that they sang with each body part they de-feathered.
|1 week 3 days ago||IIRC, there are some seats at||
IIRC, there are some seats at Ryan Field where you can't see the main scoreboard. Other than that, yeah, the seating is decent enough.
Evanston's a fun trip.
|1 week 3 days ago||Freddie Hunter lived the||
Freddie Hunter lived the dream of every IM player: a call-up from the IM Building to Crisler.
|1 week 4 days ago||Completely different reaction||
Completely different reaction here. I don't blame OSU for accepting this game when offended. OTOH, it is the absolute height of hypocrisy/cowardice for ND to claim it can't play us because it needs a more "national" schedule, and then turn around and play another Big Ten team three hours away. On those two days I will suspend all OSU hate and hope they destroy ND.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Embedding||
On YouTube, go to "Share" and then "Embed" and copy the text. Then here, hit the "Switch to plain text editor" link below the text box and past the embedded text.
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Nice job taking that lemon down!
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Maybe not phrase it in those||
Maybe not phrase it in those words, but rather, something like this:
"Coach, suppose a man pledged to eat a lemon if certain conditions were met and these conditions were, in fact, fulfilled. How would you feel about this man if he now is trying to back out of his pledge?"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And it's not as though the||
And it's not as though the child will remember the game.
Wait until he/she is old enough to last the game and have memories of it.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||At the end of the day, Lloyd||
At the end of the day, Lloyd Carr is the only Michigan football coach in the last 65 years to win a national championship. Only two Big Ten teams have won it all in the last 45 years. This should not be forgotten.
Yeah, Carr didn't have us in national contention that often (basically just 1997 and 2006) but heck, how often were we in the mix under Bo or Moeller? The only post-1980 case I can think of is 1986, when our 9-0 start was spoiled by a crappy Minnesota team. If you want to demand 12-0/11-1 every year, well, I don't know how that's going to happen consistently. It hasn't here in a long time - and we're the winningest program.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||I forget which game it was||
I forget which game it was (PSU 2005?), but I remember Brian once writing a column after a last-second victory where he acknowledged being pretty negative throughout the game and then realizing at the end, after we won, that it's not worth being like that - that it's better to suspend the pessimism and let yourself believe in the program again, so you can really appreciate the high moments when they occur. I think he needs to re-read that column every year.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||And here is where this||
And here is where this community's occasional navel-gazing tendencies become a problem.
Yeah, that game was painful to experience. Yeah, we were made fun of in the media and by rival fanbases for a while after. That happens when you follow a sports team that's in the public eye. But people here have built it into something so much worse than that, into something resembling a traumatic episode. And then posters here keep reinforcing this irrational feeling, patting themselves on the back for their irrationality. At this point I wonder if some posters break out in hives at the mere mention of Appalachian State.
Guys, It was a game. That's it. Let the trauma go. Surely you've gone through far worse things in your life. I don't even think it was the worst Michigan football game I've seen, or the most painful last-second loss (I can't rank it above Colorado '94).
Watch the game. You've waited eight months.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Are we talking about the same||
Are we talking about the same Lloyd Carr who lost a total of one game (1996 Purdue) to opponents with losing records?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||For the record, guys who||
For the record, guys who played on the 2007 team seem to all be in favor of a rematch. Most wanted it to happen sooner than this.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||There are valid points made||
There are valid points made by people who didn't renew (or buy for the first time) - the cost, poor schedule, etc. But still . . . the chance to see Michigan in person is pretty awesome. I've known people over the years who passed up tickets for whatever reason and ended up kicking themselves when we played a classic game and they were watching on TV. OTOH, I've had to drag various friends/family to games over the years when they were feeling lazy and they've always been happy I made them go once they're actually there.
For students, especially, you don't want to miss out on this kind of experience. You don't want to be telling your kids down the road that you didn't actually go to games when you were in school and missed out on that great game. The prices for these games aren't too bad. Maybe they're not epic matchups, but still, it's a chance to watch your own school in action - you only get seven chances all year to do that.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think they ever||
I don't think they ever actually revoked his press credentials, but just gave him a somewhat worse seat in the press box. But yeah, he's been on an anti-AD crusade since his friend RR was fired.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||If it came after he went pro,||
If it came after he went pro, we would never have had to vacate 1992-93 and the '92 Final Four. You don't rule a guy ineligible if he takes money after his final season is over. Moreover, it makes absolutely no sense that Webber would decide to take huge sums of money from a criminal money-launderer like Martin after he'd turned pro, when he was now free to get money from any legitimate source he wanted.
Mitch Albom is full of garbage with that claim. Webber's relationship with Martin went back to when he was in middle school. Albom had to know what was going on, but I'm guessing he didn't want to be the one to break the news and get him and the school in trouble (which is probably is the case for a lot of college sports reporters).
The one legitimate defense of Webber you can make is that he met Martin at such a young age that the NCAA should have ruled that Martin was a family friend and not a street agent. But the NCAA ruled otherwise.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||I agree that Fickell/Meyer's||
I agree that Fickell/Meyer's defenses have been weaker than Tressel's, but I don't know if RR was ever going to figure Tressel out. After we hired RR, Tressel went to South Florida to study how Jim Leavitt's staff had defended RR's offenses (they beat WVU in both 2006 and '07 in low-scoring games) and pretty much copied his gameplan.
In five consecutive games against the Leavitt/Tressel scheme, RR's offenses scored 19, 13, 7, 10 and 7 points.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Quite a stage today - I'm||
Quite a stage today - I'm surprised at how much the "easiest" day of Pyrenean climbing shook up the field. I had thought Van Garderen was the most likely of the non-Nibali group to make the podium but that's looking remote now. OTOH, someone else could well crack the next two days. Tomorrow's stage looks brutal.
On another note, I always love the camerawork in the Tour. I've never been to the Pyrenees but they look gorgeous.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||The tour organizers will||
That would be going against Pinot and Bardet's strengths as well. The Tour changes things up a bit every year, but that doesn't mean it's due to some anti-(name of rider) conspiracy.