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|1 year 27 weeks ago||Sacre Coeur?||
Great views, yes; great architecture, no--a hodge-podge of Romano-Byzantine features. Symbolically, it is also a hodge-podge:
Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.
Climb to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral for an equally stunning view of Paris.
I'm happy to see Jim enjoying Paris, but sorry to seem him denigrate a great cathedral in favor of kitsch.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Shocking . . .||
What name might that be?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Enough||
Jesus. Move on.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Right on Charblue||
Hoke's failure to get pissed about the two targetting penalties should get much more attention. Dantonio, not Hoke, should step up and apologize for his team's unsportsmanlike behavior. Where is Hoke's anger? Support for his players has to be shown in game situations.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Bullshit. you called it out to spread your own.||
Former players --"they"--are as unknown to you as to me, and to the rest of the readers of this blog. But you think you are among the chosen few who understand "how to build an entire program . . . while maintaining integrity." You know who they are because they are not we.
Because you have the second sight?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||ihla17. Agree 100%||
Do not be hateful toward our players.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Right on, darker blue.||
Others have the right to say whatever they want, however. On this blog, they have, but they are wrong to tell former players "they need to shut their mouths."
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Hackney, Your two point well||
Your two point well taken. I agree.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Turnovers --Systemic problem under Brady Hoke||
See the Nick Baumgardner column in mlive.
Can a bye week fix a systemic problem? Hopefully, we'll see improvement at one position at least.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Connâitre cuit?||
Cela n'a pas de sense. Qu'est-ce que vous voulez dire?
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Ohio had seven--||
Of which Reid Fragel and Jonathan Hankins might have been ours if Carr (or Hoke) had been the coach instead of the dear departed RR.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Ron Kramer DE?||
Ron Kramer and Gary Maentz were tight ends.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Well . . .||
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Yep, saw him--||
Also Bob Timberlake and before that, Ron Kramer.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Why do we care?||
Good luck to him wherever he ends up. From Michigan perspective, meh.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Jesus Christ||
David Brandon is not a boy scout. Neither is Brady Hoke. Sometimes they deviate from the truth deliberately, sometimes--they just lose track of a past public statement.
Sometimes Brian's posts read like a search for absolute consistency in Brandon's every utterance.
Brian Cook is half blogger, half journalist, and he runs a great Blog. But he's not a boy scout either, and he's not perfectly consistent. None of is. Jesus, even Christ couldn't count on his disciples to put together a coherent narrative. Jesus was not a theologian on the hunt for the slightest deviation from an all-encompassing theology. Jesus apparently sought to save people's souls, not monitor every utterance.
Dave Brandon is definitely not a theologian, nor is he a journalist or a blogger. In his job, PR is King. Right? He was hired to lead and manage, which includes a large helping of PR. I'm not crazy about some of his marketing schemes. But PR and marketing aside, he's been a take-charge guy. He's pushed through facility improvements in basketball and football, put the hockey program on the front page, and scheduled our first night game in the Big House. We've got solid coaches and competitive, winning programs. I think he's already the most effective AD we've had since Don Canham, and that period includes Bo Schembechler's tenure.
So this chicken feed stuff about "did he contradict himself" pisses me off. Would it piss me off if Michigan and Ohio State didn't play annually on the last day of season? Yes it would. But I don't think Brandon will let that happen if he can help it. Is he a "corporate CEO type"? Yeah, I think he is. But if you could choose any other AD from the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, PAC 10, ACC, or Big East (including Notre Dame), who would be better? And how, exactly?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Touchy are we?||
Use every man after his just desert and who would 'scape whipping?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||File||
File under Brian: Obligatory Brandon Bashing.
Subhead: consistency: hobgoblin of little minds.
Example: Whitman. "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I am large, I contain multitudes."
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Vous avez une problème avec la moquette 'buckeye'?||
Dans mon avis voici un blog fou. Peut-être ces auteurs admirent M. Warhol?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Where was the Knowledge?||
When we really needed him?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Why don't we wait until he declares?||
If he chooses Michigan, this thread will look very stupid.
If he doesn't choose Michigan, good luck to him.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Merci M. Michelin||
Basically, we're waiting for the Ohio Supremes to schedule oral arguments and for the tOSU to file its response to the court.
I'm wondering --ok, hoping -- that if ESPN prevails, the records will reveal some mines worthy of press detonation and tender attention from the NCAA's bomb disposal squad.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Cool cat logo, SchrodingersCat--
|4 years 50 weeks ago||How quickly we forget . . .||
that not too long ago Joe Tiller played Bret Bielema to Rich Rod's Urban Meyer. Tiller called Rodriguez a "Wizard-Hat Snake Oil Salesman". Link: http://www.aolnews.com/2008/02/07/tiller-rodriguez-a-wizard-hat-wearing-...
Rodriguez' conference "thefts" included Roy Roundtree (Purdue) and Michael Shaw (Penn State). We MGoBlog blogsters were delighted by both of these commitments, deriding Tiller as a jerk, and applauding Rodriguez as a great recruiter.
A bit of perspective before we jump all over Meyer.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Dance with us Henry!||
Welcome to the best place you've ever been. We're looking forward to seeing you on the field . . . soon, I hope.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Bad vibes about later targets||
The last couple months have never felt quite right with regard to our remaining targets. Too much hesitation, too much "50-50" reporting. Anybody else feel that way?
On the bright side, Diamonds can be forever.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Well his cousin Sam Dodsworth||
has settled in Italy. Don't know if he still misses the midwest.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Which of our recruiting targets should not change?||
No hints. Work this out yourself.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Williams||
It was a painful reminder of our kick return game prior to 2011: 'Hang on to the damn ball!'
All of us can relate to that.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Your updates rock!||
Hope the recruits swing Blue. They will be very welcome in AA.