|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed, but since when did||
Agreed, but since when did masturbation need defending?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Angry Jake Hating God???||
Angry Jake Hating God??? AJHG
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you for the Austin||
Bloody double post be damned.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you for the Austin||
Thank you for the Austin Hatch 3 pointer video. The way the entire gym went nuts for him when he buried that 3 put tears in my eyes. I don't know why... I am not connected to Hatch in any way except the University of Michigan. Maybe because I have a son. Don't know, who cares... awesome video.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||A natural knee-jerk reaction,||
A natural knee-jerk reaction, I guess. Especially when the team isn't doing well.
I have a certain amount of respect for those who's fandom allows them to ignore what's going on.. all in for Michigan rah rah. I'd maybe be more like that if the Michigan athletic department was all in for us too.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||My comments weren't intended||
My comments weren't intended to be exciting. A fellow MGoUser asked for clarification, so I gave it.
Not that I require confirmation from others to validate what I'm saying about my own game day experience, but the issues i talked about are far from unique. Many other Michigan fans feel the same about those things. Some don't... those people are serious too. Your implication that the ordinary nature of my points detracts from validity makes no sense.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||A few gameday things: Trying||
A few gameday things:
Trying to create "traditions" as opposed to traditions forming and/or continuing on their own. The uniformz money grab in all of it's guises (alternates, un-retiring numbers, messing with the helmet). Advertising in the concourse areas. The seat cushion farce. Gimmicky halftime "shows". I'll throw in the faint rumblings about a mascot, and the abomination that was the halo. People messing with pagentry and traditions that do not need to be messed with, let alone messing with them for the sake of making more money.
One example from this past Saturday.... my son and I step out at halftime to get a pretzel and something to drink. There's a TV above the concessions area, and on it is nothing but advertising. No game stats, no highlights, no footage of the halftime show (which... on this Saturday was probably a good thing... my 6 yr old son.."Dad, why does that lady sound like that?").
Throw in escalating ticket prices juxtaposed with weak non-conference opponents, the wasteland that will be our home schedule every other year now, and the ticket games going on between the AD and the students (both in football and basketball), and it just looks more and more like the AD wants to bank on our love and loyalty to Michigan, but doesn't want to give any back to us in return.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I never thought it would||
I never thought it would cross my mind, but this year for the first time I've actually thought about not renewing my season tickets. It isn't much about the money (although it doesn't help paying thousands for the home slate we'll be getting), it is more about the feel of the game day experience now. The way the AD is running things, it doesn't feel like they care about us. Maybe they never did, and it's just now becoming more apparent in the "business model, branding" environment.
Memories of attending games with my brother while in school, and attending now with my son, and making new memories tailgating with friends made at football games over the years are a huge part of the reason I keep my season tickets. The AD has nothing to do with that stuff, so it will be enough to keep me around... but for how long?? Don't know.
My situation obviously isn't unique. Could be that it is becoming wide spread. Pretty sure that is a good sign that the AD is doing it wrong. If we were winning games this conversation wouldn't be happening, you say? You might be right that the conversation wouldn't be happening out in the open, but I bet long time season ticket holders would still be quietly letting their seats go as the corporate branded world increases it's hold on what used to feel like an experience about the game, not about the money to be made from the game.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||How about referrences to||
How about referrences to no-hitters while they are in progress. That gets you to the 7th circle of Bolivia.
|38 weeks 11 hours ago||A few I like not on the||
A few I like not on the list:
Fitgers Brewhouse, Duluth MN
Schells, New Ulm MN
Caldera Brewing Company, Ashland OR
Lazy Magnolia, Kiln MS
Lb. Brewing Company, Hays KS
So many beers, so little time.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||In my opinion traditions||
In my opinion traditions happen on their own.... they just take shape within the atmosphere of whatever group. They don't get concocted by anyone.... especially not marketing think tanks. I'm looking at you DB.
With that said, I could definitly understand the argument that a grassroots type movement by the fans to create a tradition would be legitimate.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I bought a Panasonic 60"||
I bought a Panasonic 60" plasma a couple weeks ago. Absolutely the best TV I've ever had in terms of picture quality. Blue ray discs are so sharp it almost gives you a headache. Some scenes look 3D without 3D glasses. All sports show really well... hockey is amazing, as well as football. I put on the Under The Lights game the other night..... DVR'd a HD replay.... looked fantastic.
From what the sales guy told me, Panasonic is the best plasma for picture quality with Samsung close behind, and Samsung has the best features. For me picture quality trumps all, so I went with the Panasonic. 100% satisfied with my choice.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||42,621 upvotes. Internet||
42,621 upvotes. Internet winner.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||That block quote describes a||
That block quote describes a few ways to avoid getting downvoted. It doesn't prohibit anything.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||When I see the OP's username,||
When I see the OP's username, I think a lot of things. Rot in purgatory, rust in pieces, recovering "innocent" perpetrators, etc.
Good luck Marvin!
|1 year 4 days ago||"Stadiums" is more common in||
"Stadiums" is more common in English. When I hear "stadia" I think unit of measurement.
|1 year 1 week ago||Now I lay me down to sleep I||
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray like hell Trey Burke we'll keep
But if he leaves and I awake
May he hit every three he takes.
Love that kid. Wish him the best whatever he does. Matter of fact, I change my mind. I want him to go pro and make the big bucks. This isn't about what is best for Michigan, it's about what is best for Trey Burke. He's already given his best for Michigan. If he comes back, I'll be paranoid all season that he'll get injured and jack up his NBA future. <please Trey Burke don't read this..... Mom give me my schizo medicine... lithium... whatever...>
|1 year 4 weeks ago||My guess is he's drunk AT||
My guess is he's drunk AT home. Still.... flawless maths.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Win or lose they'll probably||
Win or lose they'll probably burn something. So you're set.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||"BRING OUT YER DEAD!" ~ Monty||
"BRING OUT YER DEAD!"
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Gracias||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Anybody got intel on a video||
Anybody got intel on a video stream? Or audio if video isn't available?
EDIT: nix video apparently
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Wow.||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The||
The Michigan-helmet-Denard-dreads t-shirt on the wall in Patrick's studio is pretty sweet. I hadn't seen that before.
When Patrick said "I can't say Go Blue", I wish Denard had said "You just did."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jerry Jones is the damn||
Jerry Jones is the damn devil, but the Cowboy are my boys....... I would love to see him become one of the "star guys" (as my 5 yr old calls them).
Please God, anyone other than the Lions for D Rob, please.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Great article, but..."They||
Great article, but..."They have come to be called the Fresh Five.." Who calls them the Fresh Five?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Amen. And change that shirt,||
Amen. And change that shirt, young man.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||If the thieves didn't plan||
If the thieves didn't plan for how to unload the diamonds before going through all the trouble to steal them..... then the authorities need to look in East Lansing for the "mastermind".
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Don't we already have enough||
Don't we already have enough useless stuff to freak out about?
That being said <FREAK THE F OUT>
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Being a Buckeye fan is||
Being a Buckeye fan is probable cause for police search..... hmmmm.... I like it.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||A butch? Batch? Botch? I||
A butch? Batch? Botch? I don't get it.
/s just in case, yeah you know who you are
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Psalms, or Kahlil Gibran? Or||
Psalms, or Kahlil Gibran? Or both?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The meaning of your user name||
The meaning of your user name becomes apparent.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||A player could play well in||
A player could play well in general, but not play well against us. Off the top of my head with no fact checking Ron Dayne comes to mind.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Just because of who he is???||
Just because of who he is??? What other reason is there to hate everything someone does?
The guy is a d-bag. The fact that he is Ohio's coach took him from being a d-bag I didn't care about to being a d-bag I actively despise.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Not muppet worthy? What the||
Not muppet worthy? What the hell are muppets for, if not a win against Ohio? If we beat Ohio at tiddly winks, Connect Four, or friggin tic tac toe, I want to see muppets.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Ticker across the bottom on||
Ticker across the bottom on ESPN says tip off at 9:10, so hopefully not.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I'd have to agree. Full ride||
I'd have to agree. Full ride and maybe play at Harvard, or pay your own way and ride the pine at Michigan. Maybe he's thinking redshirt as a freshman, undergrad degree at Michigan, play as 5th year senior at Harvard and grad school.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Cars that you have to give||
Cars that you have to give back to your Mom and Dad don't count.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Lead goes back and forth all||
Lead goes back and forth all game, but we get down a couple possessions late, have to foul, IU ends up winning by 7. I would be happy to be wrong.
Michigan fouls less than anyone in college basketball. It will be interesting to see how that plays out at Assembly Hall. Really it's a shame because IU is a great team without getting a free throw advantage. Would be nice if we could just watch these two teams go at it. If you take the refs out it's a toss up.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Has IU played a team with as||
Has IU played a team with as many offensive weapons as we have? Sorry, dumb question, no one has as many weapons as we do. Whatever the matchups, say IU takes away two options, we still have three other players that can rack 20, especially if you look at McGary and Horford as McGarford. If Burke can't score on Oladipo, he can impact the game by taking care of the ball and distributing. I think he is a mature enough player to recognize that situation and play well without pressing to score.
I wouldn't be surprised if Morgan gets into the game. Wouldn't be Morgan at 100%, but that's 5 more fouls to throw at Zeller and the homie refs. If McGarford gets in early foul trouble, maybe we see Morgan.... Morgarford. Our bigs can prolong their availability with respect to fouls if they will just accept Zeller is going to get his, and just try to contain him some, not shut him down. We don't need to shut him down to win.
Our 2 (or 3) bigs D on Zeller, Hardaway on Oladipo. Burke +10 assists. Lite Rob, Canadian Bacon, and Morgarford combine for 50-55 points. Run Horse. Win.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||How many of you guys did||
How many of you guys did Hurin take out before he went down? And I always wondered, was Gothmog really that bad a guy to work for?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yeah, it is a silly argument.||
Yeah, it is a silly argument. But you argued with me first! :)
I don't tend to use the terms myself, and I'm not saying I'm overly fond of them. I was just saying I get sick of people complaining about them, when I feel pretty sure the people complaining about them agree with the premise that underlies the term. Kind of hypocritical.
Regarding the non-rhetorical question..... as you say, moderators is an answer. Also, the mod function available to all of us is an answer. Since the answer is not Brian, I don't take negging posts to be support for your claim that the terms are prohibited on MGoBlog.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||1. If Brian wanted to||
1. If Brian wanted to prohibit stuff like that, he'd say don't do it. If he says don't do it, then it is prohibited. If he says it sucks, is stupid, and suggests people should be shot then I take it as he thinks it sucks, is stupid, and added hyperbole to the same.
2. Who negs posts? This is not a rhetorical question.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Sure, that's possible. I'm||
Sure, that's possible. I'm just saying I don't think it's likely. Plus, remember the context: crying in response to Green committing.
I never have been part of the process, but I wonder if you're overblowing the relationship part a bit. How can the coaches become that bonded to kids when a large portion of them don't even end up coming here? They'd be an emotional wreck. Some detachment would be a good thing, I'd think. And how much time do they really spend with these kids before they get on the team? I don't really know the answer, but when it comes to forming some kind of heart wrenching bond I'm guessing that kind of time doesn't get spent until they are on the team.
As far as the process being over... yeah looks like it is over for Green, but I don't think recruiting is ever over for a college football coach.
So what if Hoke did cry? I don't think less of the guy. I'm just saying I don't think he really did.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Our RB is GreenPoggi stays||
Our RB is Green
Poggi stays blue
Fat Tire is the beer
I'd drink out of a shoe
|1 year 12 weeks ago||WOOOOO swimmin' in Fat||
WOOOOO swimmin' in Fat Tire!
(corner of my mind still concerned about Poggi)
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I understand what you're||
I understand what you're saying, but let's not over state what this really is. As of right now, a highly regarded high school football player is coming to the University of Michigan to play football. That is awesome, I'm stoked, but right now that is all it is. And Brady knows that way better than any of us do.
Green is coming to a position of need, but he isn't coming to a program that needs saving, or a team that doesn't have any other options at the position. He isn't coming to a coaching staff on the hot seat. If Green hadn't come to Michigan, I don't think Brady Hoke would have shed a single tear.
I hope Green blows up, leads our team to a ton of wins, and blows the doors off all the record books. After that, or even after a less storied career where Green leaves as a senior who left it all out on the field every game.... maybe then Brady Hoke might shed some tears, but for totally different reasons than crying before the guy ever puts on the uniform.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This has to be fake. Or that||
This has to be fake. Or that dude has way more serious problems than the current mess that is Tennessee football.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I'm with you Don, this has to||
I'm with you Don, this has to be an exaggeration. Phenomenal HS player, huge get for our recruiting class, potential all over the place, and I'm sure Coach is happy as can be. Can't see Brady Hoke crying over a player who has never played a down in college football. Crying over something like that would seem to me like signs of desperation. Hoke has no reason to be feeling like that.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I don't see anywhere in the||
I don't see anywhere in the link you provided where Brian commandeth that we refrain from stupid, juvenile nicknames. Sure, he mocks them, but he doesn't say don't do it. I understand the "stupid, juvenile" point, I just think those names contain elements we all believe are true, even those who complain against them.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Welcome to the Michigan||
Welcome to the Michigan family DG! Get your head down, listen to your coaches. Listen to your teammates, especially the seniors.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||While I can appreciate the||
While I can appreciate the sentiment, I have a hard time believing Brady Hoke literally started crying.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I can haz less of these: -||
I can haz less of these:
- Grammar/spelling nazis. We all know. Move on. Unless, of course, an error gives rise to hilarity, in which case carry on.
- Internet tough guys. Your dick is still small. Go back to your Mom's basement.
- People who deliberately miss the point: i.e. "Is this THE YEAR for Michigan basketball?" response: "I don't know what you mean by THE YEAR." Put on your thinking cap, sir.
- Complaints against Kate Upton imagery. uh....wut?
- Contrarians who are contrary just for the sake of being contrary. You know who you are.
- Complainers against "O$U" or "Spartina", etc. as if you are engaging in some kind of travel on the high road. At the end of the day don't we all agree with the premise that underlies those things? And as for "Little Brother"... the plain truth in a nut shell. That's why it sticks.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I use "overrated" when I feel||
I use "overrated" when I feel a post is rated over what it should be rated.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Well said. The level of||
Well said. The level of effort required to click a post and then type something coherrent in my native language is pretty much zero, and says nothing about what I do or do not care about.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The title on this thread||
The title on this thread needs to have [Debunked, AGAIN] added to it. Unless it can have [quit posting this bullshit over and over and over] added to it.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Garnder reminds me of a||
Garnder reminds me of a smarter Vince Young.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Beaten to the punch. Nothing||
EDIT: Nothing to see here.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Send him to Ballivian.||
Send him to Ballivian.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||/Godwin'd||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||ESPN said there would||
ESPN said there would probably be a settlement, but likely not less than $40mil. Loose change for the federal government, really. (no politicial)
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Great post! One of the||
Great post! One of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.
I want cake now!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The Big 10 is just murder.||
The Big 10 is just murder.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The paleness and the porn||
The paleness and the porn stache are what makes it particularly...memorable.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Good grief. When I dialed in||
Good grief. When I dialed in Wisky was up 10. I look down, look up and now Indy is only down 3.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Option two makes for less||
Option two makes for less interesting times though, amiright?
I have nothing against vegans, I just don't taking anything said or read in this type of medium very seriously or personally. I mean... Blazefire called me fat. If I think about it too much I'm gonna feel bad.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Eh. Making fun of someone's||
EDIT: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?? <insert that GIF, I can't>
Eh. Making fun of someone's personal beliefs.... some of my more lower brow work. Don't post personal info, I say, unless you're prepared for it to become ammunition. And then when it does become ammunition, don't give a shit when some nameless faceless k1400 is a dick about it.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Sorry. I should have offered||
Sorry. I should have offered you a hamburger. Sometimes I just <smack> don't <smack> think <smack smack>!
EDIT: C'mon Yost. I'm just f'in with ya a little.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Googling: "how do I unsee||
Googling: "how do I unsee something"
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Whenever I'm being dickish, I||
Whenever I'm being dickish, I have a hamburger. Takes the edge off.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The opposite of a butterface.||
The opposite of a butterface. An excepthisbutt.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I will be a skinny poster?||
I will be a skinny poster?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm not sorry.||
I'm not sorry.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I can see your point, to an||
I can see your point, to an extent. However, might be that those are very common things that OL recruits need to work on, to use your example, hence they get repeated. I can tell you right now you couldn't get those same comments from me and have them be creditable in any way. I get the feeling Magnus spends a fair bit of time watching film, maybe goes to games, and sifts through a lot of information. I, and most other people, just don't have that kind of time, or inclination.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Recruiting being so inexact,||
Recruiting being so inexact, how expert can anyone be? I appreciate how non-Fred Jackson he is about the guys we get.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I apologize and stand||
I apologize and stand corrected. Increasingly occasionally rational vegan. Uh... that is... always vegan, occasionally rational, increasing in occasional rationality.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I don't spend enough time on||
I don't spend enough time on the board to really get a feel, but a few jump out:
Mathlete - interesting math.
Magnus - no sunshine up the wazoo, especially about our own players/recruits, which I appreciate.
BiSB - great sarcasm.
THE_KNOWLEDGE: because I wanted it to be for real.
The Ghost of Yost: occasionally rational vegetarian.
Woverine Historian: the vids.
EDIT: uh... profitgoblue...yeah. Because of his profity...ness.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'd love to get Green, but||
I'd love to get Green, but does the name Deveon Smith ring any bells? Michigan football will survive if Green goes somewhere else.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yeah our huge manball. We||
Yeah our huge manball. We lost the other one climbing over a fence.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||To those literate in the||
To those literate in the English language.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||If wins is your only||
If wins is your only criteria, then yes a program that is SEC dirty is a better program than ours.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||1. Burke doesn't need to||
1. Burke doesn't need to score 20+. He may get it, but I hope he plays like he knows he doesn't need to score that much.
2. Morgan/Hardaway/Burke will help the freshmen keep their composure.
3. Stauskas hot off the dribble would be great to see.
4. Quality minutes from Levert.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I could not care less who||
I could not care less who knows me when I die, outside of my family and close friends. And yes, I think 20-30 more years with your family is worth more than millions of dollars.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||How long has information on||
How long has information on these kinds of negative effects been available? Common sense never told me playing football could give me a disease that would kill me.
The stuff about freedom to choose...I'm down with all of that so long as the dangers are well known to all.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||While that is the politically||
While that is the politically correct thing to say, we've already beaten two B1G teams by over 20, and another one by 15. MSU is better than any of those three, but I can see us running them over on our court and theirs. Our guys will be focused and ready to light it up. I'd gladly take a one point win at Breslin too, but I think beating them by 10 or more isn't far fetched.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Did someone piss directly in||
Did someone piss directly in your cornflakes, or just spatter some on the side? I know the internet helps some people feel tough, and helps other people ask dumb questions, but sheeesh..... go easy. We're all Wolverines here... well mostly.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Speaking of Minny.... y'all||
Speaking of Minny.... y'all watch them at Assembly Hall beating down Illinois? Impressive win. Our guys better be loaded for bear when they head over to Minnesota. No.. loaded for Gopher.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You know you've raised the||
You know you've raised the bar when you beat a team by 15 and everyone is talking about how poorly you played. I agree the game was closer than the score, but did anyone at any point really feel like the final outcome was ever in doubt? I know I didn't.
We do need to play better at Ohio. But I ain't scared.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||According to Taylor, a 30-45||
According to Taylor, a 30-45 minute conversation he had with Jake Long was on his mind a lot.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Never thought I'd see the day||
Never thought I'd see the day "Go Irish" would appear on MGoBlog.
To hell with Notre Dame. To hell with Brian Kelly. To hell with the leprechaun guy. To hell with those dudes who wear plaid skirts and play bag pipes, or whatever the hell they do. To hell with their small scale immitation stadium, their fans, their alumni, and every single ESPN analyst who has kissed their ass...basically all of them.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||To hell with both of them,||
To hell with both of them, but Notre Dame first.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I find it hard to believe ND||
I find it hard to believe ND would voluntarily put themselves at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to football. I'd say that for any other big time college football program, including Michigan.
Northwestern.... not what I'd call big time, recent 10 win season notwithstanding. Stanford? Hmm.... you got me on that one.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Took my son to the game,||
Took my son to the game, first time back in Crisler for both of us since the renovations. Out on the concourse it doesn't even look like the same place! And the guys on the floor.... haven't seen anything like that since the early 90s. Flashbacks of Jalen to King on some of those dunks.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thanks!||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I joined the game late, and||
I joined the game late, and don't follow OU football much. Is Landry Jones injured? Saw he was on the bench with OU at the goal line.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||No where, in any corner of||
No where, in any corner of the infinite multiverse, will I ever pull for Notre Dame. All of my infinite doppelgangers hate Notre Dame with the power of a black hole.
May Alabama score 99 points, outgain ND by 950 yards, force 10 turnovers, possess the ball for 55 minutes, win 3 challenges, and have better looking cheerleaders that get more air time. I hope when Brian Kelly's head turns purple (and it will) someone smacks him in the back so it freezes that way. May that leprechaun guy contract something that stings, but is curable with penicillin.
To the 7th circle of the worst hell with Notre Dame.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Your points are legit. I||
Your points are legit. I just think Borges wasn't creative enough in how he got Denard the ball. I wanted him out in space more. Most plays D Rob ran looked like the ordinary RB variety. Creativity level was better than it was against Ohio, but not as good as it was against Iowa.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Two words: to =/= too||
Two words: to =/= too
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My 5 year old son keeps||
My 5 year old son keeps asking me when we can go to another game. I say "In about 8 months" every time, and every time he says "Will Denard Robinson be there?"
|1 year 15 weeks ago||No. An offensive coordinator||
No. An offensive coordinator has nothing to do with plays called on defense.
But I'll retract that single sentance because I see your point.
EDIT: Basically what I meant is the offense didn't play well enough to win, which contributes to a lower grade.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The results on the field are||
The results on the field are an acceptable way of judging a coaches performance with respect to an individual game.
B- for Borges because I thought he could have done a better job of being creative about getting Denard the ball in space, and because we lost.
I agree the players make (or don't make) the plays. Coaches have to put players in the best position to make plays. Mattison chose to be aggressive, I would have done the same thing. The results for the D were half good, half bad: front played pretty well but ultimately needed to make one or two more plays and didn't, and the secondary got lit up. Sounds like a C to me.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||- Al Borges..... I'll give||
- Al Borges..... I'll give him a B-. First two drives an F, but he came out of it. I would have preferred more plays to get the ball to Denard in space. And I wonder why Funchess was bascially non existant.
- Lewan.... Great job against Clowney. Wish he could stay another year, but CHA CHING is pretty loud.
- Gardner..... made some great throws, and some great plays with his feet. He missed 6 wide open receivers, at least two of those on 3rd down plays that would have resulted in 1st downs. Felt like he hung on to the ball too long at times. Looking forward to seeing what he can do next year with full focus on being a QB.
- Gallon.... slot ninja turned into stud. Played fantastic.
- Mattison....I'll give him a C because his secondary got lit up, and at the end of the day that's on him. Pick your poison though: blitz and hope your guys get there in time, or sit back and get nickle/dimed. I was glad he was aggressive. Our D line crashed in on the QB a lot, and almost made enough plays at the end to win.
- D Rob.... looked good as a RB. Wish they'd have got him the ball out in space more. Would have been interesting to see him return a kick. Love that kid, miss him already. I hope he goes to a good team that can use his talents, probably situationally. Hard to see him being an every down player, but he has been proving people wrong his whole career.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I am in favor of functional||
I am in favor of functional enhancements. I am not in favor of cosmetic "enhancements".
|1 year 15 weeks ago||They did look different.||
They did look different. Matte finish on the blue is different. I didn't like it, but I didn't think it looked horrible either.
No more messing with the helmet please.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Guess it's my bad luck he||
Guess it's my bad luck he never was out when I was there. I just thought it was hilarious that when I do finally get to see a Wolverine, he's busy goin' solo.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Well said.||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm sorry to say it, but I||
I'm sorry to say it, but I totally agree with this. We need Iowa game Denard/Devin to beat South Carolina. If we get the Ohio version, we're gonna get the Ohio result.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Past performance does not||
Past performance does not guarentee future results. If he is taking a long time choosing us, then he's also taking a long time choosing anyone else.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||There's a Wolverine at the||
There's a Wolverine at the Detroit Zoo, but it seems like he's never out and about. After not seeing him on several visits to the zoo over a period of about 5 years, finally spotted the Wolverine in the wide open.... aggressively grooming his nether regions.
Hey, if you could do it you'd probably never leave the house.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I hate Nebraska enough for||
I hate Nebraska enough for both of us.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Fans who bail on their team||
Fans who bail on their team when the going gets tough aren't fans. They're bandwagon jumping pansies. I don't care what's happening......you don't bail.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Or sometimes coaches have||
Or sometimes coaches have been known to say stuff just for the sake of trying to get their team going. Just maybe.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I agree about Gary Grant.||
I agree about Gary Grant. Other than Grant, I'd say Jalen and that's about it right now. I want to say C Web because I loved the guy, but.. yeah that... plus he was only here 2 years. Burke could get there if he came back at least one more year. Several of the freshmen could get there if they stayed long enough.
You make a good point about the effect of the best players leaving early. If that means no more jerseys get retired, that's fine with me. Those who stay will be champions.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||D. Rob = Percy||
D. Rob = Percy Harvin....??
Slot ninja, wildcat formation stuff, kick returns.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I got dibs on the next 10.||
I got dibs on the next 10.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||At least after the end of the||
At least after the end of the world I won't have to think about this any more.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'm gonna say Person of the||
I'm gonna say Person of the Year. Especially the 11 Warriors Person of the Year, since the bar is set at "ties shoes correctly in at least 3 out of 5 attempts".
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Because it is true.||
Because it is true.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I got 99 problems, but 11||
I got 99 problems, but 11 Warriors ain't one.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Maybe the tweet isn't post||
Maybe the tweet isn't post worthy. It does, however, have two things in its favor:
Thing 1: It is not about uniformz.
Thing 2: It is probably one of the truest things ever written by anyone associated with 11 Warriors.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||One might argue Michigan is||
One might argue Michigan is the 2nd most profitable brand in spite of David Brandon, and not because of. Certainly there was a lot to work with there before he showed up. One might also argue some things are worth more than money. That a program could reach a point at which incremental profits don't mean a whole lot. Lastly, one might argue that plans for improvements to the facilities predate David Brandon.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I admit I was doubtful of our||
I admit I was doubtful of our preseason ranking, felt like we should be back around 12 or 13. Now, I feel like we are maybe top 6 and can beat anyone on a given night. I'd like to see us in B1G competition a bit before feeling like we're the #2 (or #1) team in the country.
Burke has been awesome, Stauskas lights out, GRIII living up to his hype, and the three headed Morgan/Horford/McGary monster is definitely getting the job done. Hardaway has been great at times, mediocre other times. Defense sometimes seems lacking..... I don't have stats for it, just from the eyeball test.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I diagree wholeheartedly with||
I diagree wholeheartedly with you on this one, my friend. You have EVERY right to say what you think about Michigan's uniforms. You are a Michigan fan. Michigan football, and every other Michigan athletic program, owes its existence to its fans.
Furthermore, I doubt very much the players were consulted about whether or not the jerseys would be used. DB thinks fans will vote with their money by purchasing these jerseys. And he's probably right.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||While overall I still hate||
While overall I still hate these almost as much as I hate liver and onions, that does look better.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||They changed the winged||
They changed the winged helmet.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think he is saying quite||
I think he is saying quite the opposite.... that people will care so much they will have seizures.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||All eleven warriors can kiss||
All eleven warriors can kiss my ass. I couldn't care less if RR wins or loses at Arizona because Arizona football means nothing to me. The only time I will care about what Arizona does is if we play them. I do, however, find it interesting that Arizona's defense is a wretched tire fire.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||These uniformz are all of us||
These uniformz are all of us being punished for that.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||We get highlighter yellow||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||We get highlighter yellow||
We get highlighter yellow from these clowns instead of maize, so we shouldn't be surprised they can't find their own asses in the dark with two hands and a flashlight.
Hell, why not some neon blinking lights embedded in the helmet? It's the holiday season after all.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Uh.... 2008 through||
Uh.... 2008 through 2010.....
And.... our uniforms are on a rocket powered sled to hell going down hill.
Sparty... two straight 11 win seasons. Uniforms from the bottom of the hill.
ND..... to hell with ND.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I'd dispute that being the||
I'd dispute that being the leading cause for hating them. Close second though.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This picture > 1000 words.||
This picture > 1000 words.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You actually think a team||
You actually think a team member would say they hated them if they did? Not gonna happen, let alone the leader of the team.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||So sick of this crap. I'm||
So sick of this crap. I'm not an old dude, so it looks like I'm gonna have to be sick of this crap for a long time. Or at least until DB GETS THE HELL OFF MY LAWN.
I can hear it now.... watching the game with my 5 year old son.... "Where's Michigan, Dad?"
|1 year 18 weeks ago||And you completely missed the||
And you completely missed the point.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Spoken like a true assault||
Spoken like a true assault rifle.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Did he make you an offer you||
Did he make you an offer you could not refuse?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Option #1: Existing says||
Option #1: Existing says names to be determined. Are Legends and Leaders on the way out?
Say it ain't so! /s
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Inner and outer.....isn't||
Inner and outer.....isn't that in reference to belly buttons?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Better yet Maryland and||
Better yet Maryland and Rutgers can play each other for the next 100 years. No one would notice.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I've got nothing against||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I've got nothing against||
I've got nothing against night games.... love 'em. UTL the First was awesome....but more because of the spontaneuous things that happened on the football field than for anything else. I've got nothing against honoring Tom Harmon....Michigan football icon, appropriate to honor him. My own opinion is having no one wear his jersey number ever again is more of an honor to Harmon. Letting someone wear the number is more an honor to whoever gets to wear it.
What makes me angry is the mentality behind this statement:
We have more in store for this game than the initial night game and will work hard to create many WOW moments.
How could anything scripted ever qualify as "more in store" than the way UTL 1 unfolded on its own? And working hard to create wow moments is just plain working too hard. Those things happen on their own, or they don't. I understand traditions evolve. I have no problem with that when the evolution is organic.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||That might be true. Or it||
That might be true. Or it might be true that some of us on here have experienced tons of wow moments that were purely spontaneous, and know the difference. Some on here might remember decades of Michigan football tradition that arrived on its own because of what it inherrently was. Not because it was managed, scripted, sculpted, produced, put in front of a test group, and then stuffed in your face. Michigan football tradition is genuine because it is the opposite of those things. I'm not an old guy, but the artificial base of this type of stuff pisses me off because it is so fake and so unnecessary.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Why does the man who holds||
Why does the man who holds the highest position in our athletic department need to be told that WOW moments are not something you manufacture? They just happen. We don't need to try so hard to artificially make something that happens on its own in our stadium every year.
I told DB to get off my lawn, again. So he offered to buy it.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I used to be one of them.||
I used to be one of them. I'm still not sure what the hell I just saw.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I always thought the term||
I always thought the term asshat came from the saying "....wear your ass for a hat". As in to get whupped so bad your rectum ends up somewhere above your ears.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||"K1400 tabs Jay Bilas as||
"K1400 tabs Jay Bilas as Nation's Top D-bag."
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Nice cans. Of Jiff.||
Nice cans. Of Jiff.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||In years where the home||
In years where the home schedule is good, I don' t mind a whole lot. So that pretty much means every other year I'm going to be pissed. Even more so now that ND is off, and a long term solution for a quality replacement doesn't exist. The home and home with Arkansas, while nice, does not cut the mustard.
Any chance conference expansion/realignment/musical mass chaos chairs will shuffle our home schedule a bit?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||"If ya run with the dogs, ya||
"If ya run with the dogs, ya get the fleas. And distemper."
~ Someone older than Herm
|1 year 19 weeks ago||When I hear stellar D and||
When I hear stellar D and average O, it makes me think about 1997.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||WTF. I just saw a commercial||
WTF. I just saw a commercial on Discovery for a show about Amish mafia.
Seriously.... W. T. F.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||That panda sees what John did||
That panda sees what John did there.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah, Haydar was doing a||
Yeah, Haydar was doing a pretty good Canadian Bacon impression. Except when he missed that bunny near the basket. Nik is like Chuck Norris. He doesn't miss, the basket just gets out of the way sometimes.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Right there is where Haydar||
Right there is where Haydar wakes up. Kid was unconscious from three.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Speak for yourself. What she||
Speak for yourself. What she "thinks" and what she "knows" are all the same for her. It's about picking your spots.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah..... until "they" fired||
Yeah..... until "they" fired Ernie.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It's about cultivating a low||
It's about cultivating a low level of expectation. She thinks you can't remember diddly, so when you do forget something you have a built in excuse.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I don't always like alternate||
I don't always like alternate uniforms, but when I do, I think those Army unis are pretty damn sweet!
Now get the hell off my lawn anyway.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Why this? "If McGary isn't||
"If McGary isn't the top-3 national player he was hyped up to be, he's still a huge asset for the team."
We're 6 games in. The kid is coming off an injury,and is still playing himself into shape. Maybe the light coming from Stauskas and GR3 is putting a shadow on McGary, but he could still turn out to be what they expected.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Well timed three from Burke||
Well timed three from Burke
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Said it earlier..... I love||
Said it earlier..... I love the Fab 5, was an awesome time to be a Michigan BB fan. But I think this team will work harder in the regular season, and might end up accomplishing more if we can get some of these guys to stay for two years or more.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||This. We can bang and have||
This. We can bang and have fouls to spare in the front court.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||He's not playing poorly, but||
He's not playing poorly, but he took a couple of long range threes that made it look like he was pressing a little bit. Kid is awesome, dishing the ball well.... cut down some dribbling and take the points when the D gives it to you.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Of course. God wears||
Of course. God wears maize-n-blue.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Definitely good for him long||
Definitely good for him long term as an NBA PG
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Might need to get used to a||
Might need to get used to a new role of distributor more than scorer.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Letting 'em hang around....||
Letting 'em hang around....
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Burke pressing a little maybe||
Burke pressing a little maybe
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Stauskas put out the fire||
Stauskas put out the fire right there.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||That pass had eyes||
That pass had eyes
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Love the Fab 5, but I bet||
Love the Fab 5, but I bet this team will work harder during the regular season.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||HAM SLAM KAABAMMM||
HAM SLAM KAABAMMM
|1 year 20 weeks ago||HAM SLAM||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||When McGary plays himself||
When McGary plays himself into shape he is gonna be a beast.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I see ya Tim!||
I see ya Tim!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Before the season I thought||
Before the season I thought Stauskas was just a shooter. That kid has a quick step to the rack and can finish when he gets there.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||First thing my 5 year old son||
First thing my 5 year old son says this morning: Beat Ohio!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That's what happens when you||
That's what happens when you drink the water in Mexico.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Mods, while you're exiling||
Mods, while you're exiling the kid maybe you could pick this flea off too.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Answer: No. But I sure as||
Answer: No. But I sure as hell appreciate what they did on the baskeball court! Last I looked the Fab 5 got vacated wins and no banners, not ceremony at half time.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||To All Suckeyes Posting the||
To All Suckeyes Posting the Hell Fire and Brimstone Warnings:
We've been to your stadium and arm pit of a town. It isn't the 7th circle of Hell like you want everyone to believe. So you've got random assholes who throw stuff and fight? Well, the thing about random assholes is they are everywhere, randomly. Including the Big House unfortunately. I'd accept the theory that there are a few more random assholes per capita in Columbus, but my opinion may be formed by other than fact. So quit with the propoganda. We'll go to your stadium in our colors, yell for our team, and then leave with the same number of arms/legs/digits/sensory organs as what we showed up with.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Dear Brian, I spotted a typo||
I spotted a typo in your game preview. Right there at the end I know you meant to say Michigan, 23-22.
Don't thank me, I'm happy to help out. We're all human, make mistakes, etc.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||mgowin = Godwin||
mgowin = Godwin
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Honor those without honor.||
Honor those without honor. Sounds like a Buckeye thing to do.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yeah.... you and 20 pickup||
Yeah.... you and 20 pickup truck loads of sociopathic Buckeyes (redundant?). If anyone does have this information, don't post it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I went in 2006. Wore the||
I went in 2006. Wore the colors, cheered as loud as I could. Got lots of verbal abuse, but that's about it. Just make up your mind you're not going to react to that stuff. It was hard to not get into it at first, but after awhile they just sound like Charlie Brown's parents. I agree with others that have said C'bus is probably safer when the Buckeyes win, partly because the urge to talk smack after we win would be hard to resist, and removing the satisfied smile from my face would be impossible.
We did rent a car shortly after crossing into Ohio, so avoided the whole Michigan license plate = vandalism thing.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Immediately after the game on||
Immediately after the game on GrinnellGoBlog, complaining and insane speculation was to be had:
Jack Taylor is going pro today, right now this second!
We're top 5? No way, no one can beat us! We're #1!
We're top 5? No way, we gots no defenses! We're #200!
We won! WOOOOO
We won! But not by enough BOOOO
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Did a recreational pot use||
Did a recreational pot use law recently pass in your state?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||That chart reminds me that my||
That chart reminds me that my first game ever in the Big House was in 1990 against Maryland.
~short story bro
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Good idea...... except for||
Good idea...... except for the swap part. This is America! Put capitalism to good use and get some $$$.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I've gotten tickets at||
I've gotten tickets at Michigan Stadium through channels where it was not said, but it was known, that to act the fool in these seats would bring repercussions. Not to the point that supporters of the other team couldn't show colors, but to the point that if you made your seat neighbors unhappy, bad things might happen.
Like the black helicopters will show up and take you away to Area 51 or whatever.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I think you did the right||
I think you did the right thing.
IF you could keep a cork in it, and if you value the chance to watch Buckeye soul-less souls get crushed, then maybe you take them. There is no way I could keep my mouth shut that long, let alone contain all other reactions. Risking your wife getting backlash at her work isn't worth it.
But how great would it be if your wife was just about to (voluntarily) move jobs! Wear the colors, whoop it up right in a bunch of rich Buckeye's faces! Laugh with disdain and say "Thanks for playing" afterward! Now that right there would be fun.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||And we're all thinking we||
And we're all thinking we wish we had thought of that, and were as good at it. Only in America.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Made me think of Kingpin too.||
Made me think of Kingpin too.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||OT, but prevailandride is||
OT, but prevailandride is pretty funny this week too. CFB Week 12 Shamepaint:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||OUCH. That is all.||
That is all.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Would rather be in the Rose||
Would rather be in the Rose Bowl duh..... but if that's how it shakes out, then BRING OL' JOHNNY FOOTBALL ON! Jake's got something for ya Johnny!