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|27 weeks 3 days ago||Great coach to take the record||
I thought that was odd as well.
I think we'll be proud to see Beilein achieve and own the record for years to come. He could be at Michigan 10+ more years.
This kid shows promise.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Comical||
I'm most surprised that all the other players still had gas at the end to chase him around.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I agree, 4th quarter leads are more valuable than 1st quarter||
If you have a team that scores a touchdown in the 1st quarter, well that's fine and they may take the lead. But by the 4th quarter when that team scores another touchdown, they may be down by 21. So basically, yes, I agree with the above poster that the "leads" matter more by quarter after there is more data (e.g. more scores) from which to draw a conclusion.
If you did this, you would then take into account a lead at the end of the 4th quarter being the highest weight (aka a "win"), but it would not have to be that much higher than the 30 sec remaining mark in the 4th quarter. In other words, hail marries are awesome, but shouldn't destroy the ranking of the losing team as the odds are usually in the losing team's favor to win the game until, well, they don't.
I love the 1.0 version though so don't take this as a critique. It is awesome and great progress. Perhaps if there is a 2.0 ranking measurement, you can take this into account.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously.||
I would also like to see the team shake hands afterwards. Northwestern played a tough game and often looked better than Michigan. Northwestern has classy kids and deserve to be congratulated for their efforts just as they were willing to congratulate Michigan for their efforts.
I've been part of state championships in the past and it was no problem whatsoever to jump around a bit, then go shake hands, and then go running around like a lunatic celebrating with the home fans.
|1 year 1 week ago||Whole Foods in Midtown||
I love downtown Detroit, actually. I live out of state now for work but rent my condo at Woodward and I-75 and go back all the time. There are incentives for all of the hospital staffs to live nearby so the area is definitely changing.
Plus, Whole Foods is moving into Midtown at Mack and John R which is about 1/2 mile from downtown. With the Whole Foods 7 year commitment, the infamous Eastern Market, and others, there isn't much difficulty in getting groceries like there used to be.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Michigan not playing Iowa at home and away||
The article states that Michigan's home game vs Iowa and away game vs. Iowa are both going to be tough.
If we have to play them twice - we'll beat them twice.
Thanks for this recap. Go Blue!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||**Another Alternate||
The Mad Matti-gicians
|1 year 39 weeks ago||So Swazi and Ezeh-E Agree?||
Swazi says admissions wouldn't let in some players into UM and Ezeh-E says minimum admission requirements are about the same but Michigan could take less of these players...so therefore Swazi's idea still works that some players that make it into MSU wouldn't survive the admission "process" at UM because maybe UM already has enough of these guys.
It's not a factual statement necessarily but a generalization that still has merit.
I'm just saying "Incorrect" is probably not the best subject line when there's a lot of commonality here.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Seriously||
Lots of timing issues!
From my seats we didn't find out the game had ended until 3/4 the way through the 4th quarter.
Michigan was up 48-10 thanks to a blocked punt and blocked FG, both returned for TDs by Herron.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Brian...are you sure this post is accurate?||
I continued the google search where Brian left off and think I saw him in red in Brady's Poke.
Only took me 4 hours to find it.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Better after page 40 and Jack Handey||
Having no idea what the book was about, I read up to page 30 on 3 different occasions and also thought the book sucked. Who is John Galt? Who the hell cares.
But it was a birthday present so I finally committed to reading more...and now it is currently my favorite book...not as a literary work, but as a cool explanation of philosophy with some decent plot. It was idealistic in a way, but Rand made some good points and, having read several other of her books (not Fountainhead yet), I really respect her intelligence and female audacity. She really stuck her neck out in a time where it didn't seem like many women did that. I hope her book helps provide a few good ideas to mankind.
But what really is mankind? To finish with a Jack Handey...
Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I agree||
There was one shot where he pulled up on a 2 pt jumper late in the game and I said, boy that looked just like Jordan. It was quick and had Jordan's form. That was the first time I saw that, and I do think he has the assassin confidence...and he was gaining it throughout the tournament.
When he didn't get to shoot at the end of the game, just seeing him distraught on tv, I think he was wondering, what if I had gotten the ball? Darius likes being in the position to take the last shot but so does Hardaway. Who's the go-to guy next year?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Yeah Moe, that team sure did suck last night||
Uh, I gotta go, my damn weiner kids are listening.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Irony is pretty hard actually||
Rain on your wedding day would only be ironic if you were marrying Ra, the Egyptian sun god.
Conversion of Ironic by Alanis Morissette to actual irony:
Most situations quoted as ironic are actually "major bummers" or "coincidence" so I abandoned quoting irony a few years back. My life got boring so now I only speak in rhymes:
'No more rhymes now, I mean it!'
'Anybody want a peanut?'
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Cheap?||
We prefer the term 'frugal'.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Last 5 seconds||
I liked the guy who repeated the white house line in the last 5 seconds, on the right side. Hilarious.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Hayes is for Horses||
Surprised you didn't know that.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yo mama||
Yo mama's so fat she beeps when she backs that ass up...
Boo and yah.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Simpsons||
Ah yes, nice Ralph Wiggum reference!
My cats breath smells like cat food.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Enjoyed this article||
Thanks for posting a different perspective.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Pete Bigelow - Denver Broncos Beat Writer||
Pete covered the Denver Broncos and U of Colorado sports for some years...had some articles receive awards. A few columns were pretty amazing...there was one I wish I could point you to on the Oklahoma State basketball team plane crash in eastern Colorado several years back. It was an introspective, emotional look back, a year after the crash, into lives it affected from Boulder to Eastern Colorado to Okalahoma State.
While covering the Broncos, he attended every day of preseason minicamp one year and then-coach Mike Shanahan gave Pete a gift certificate to a lavish restaurant for being the beat writer with the best attendance (with the thought that he was reporting in the most fair manner with all the information).
He then went on to become the sports editor at the now defunct Ann Arbor News. Now the Michigan beat writer role at aa.com. His opinions may be just as good (or bad) as the next guy, but since he attends everything, probably more than the Detroit beat writers, his general feeling shouldn't be completely discounted. I wouldn't doubt that he did talk to 20 or more former players that attended the banquet, for example. Maybe not, but wouldn't surprise me. I'm sure DB hasn't told him what's going to happen so for the CC he's just putting a thought out there like everyone else.
I knew Pete in Colorado.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||agree with umchicago||
I would consider announcing 4 days before a potential coaching change if I wanted RR to stay and I was a great commit. This is very good strategic timing. His announcement may just be: "I'm committing to Michigan since I like the program and I like RR." If RR leaves, then he can open up his recruitment again. Easy. Sure, the extra pressure to keep RR may not sway DB to keep him, but by the definition of "extra", it is more than not adding any pressure. And sure, other possibilities are that he's going elsewhere or is comitting to Michigan "The Program" but doesn't care about the coach.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Waiting might provide a little good||
- I do know many that would be happy with RR being retained that don't use this board.
- It seems bad that Brandon is waiting, but we don't know what the Jan. announcement will hold. Brandon could have a big press conference about how great RR is which would be the only big recruiting news in quite some time. Michigan would have the floor and attract a lot of attention from recruits at a time when everyone will be watching ESPN following the bowl games and sportscenter. Hell if we win the game and it is a huge, exciting success, 2011 and 2012 recruits may become quite interested. If we lose and there's a big press conference about how RR is great and has Michigan values, it dampens the effect of a loss and increases recruits confidence. Likewise a press conference and firing is more justified if Mich/RR lose on Jan. 1. Either way, the optimist in me thinks there are positive things that can outweigh the negative.
- Don't underestimate the stubborness of DB to control the marketing message by controlling the media. He said he would wait til the end of the season - he chose January to be the end of the season. The media calling for RR's head have toned it down a notch and we are even getting a few commitments. DB is granting interviews to Angelique at the News who is more factual/favorable to UofM. DB is slowly gaining control of our message. I think it is DB's stubborness at play (60%) more than a potential firing of RR (40%).
Let's just hold out...don't know if anything is good or bad at this point that DB/RR are doing until we get the glorious 20-20 hindsight Jan 2.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Colbert Bridge||
Ah yes, the Colbert Bridge in Europe!
|2 years 25 weeks ago||nothing||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Thanksgiving Song||
And didn't he add in a few lines about beating the buckeyes? From the Thanksgiving Song...
...Turkey and sweet po-ta-to pie
Kick the crap out of the Buckeyes (in place of Sammy Davis Jr only had one eye)
There were a few more lines...thought Sandler was masterful to cater to the MGoCrowd.
(Side note: want to see all the acts, be an usher. Lame, but you just sign up on a list and go, just stand and watch after concert starts...best part was seeing a dad and his 3 early teen boys when "A Medium Pace" came on...not sure the dad was expecting that! Priceless awkward look on his face)
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Annual Super Hero Awards||
I desperately hope you continue to make these!! Just what the doctor ordered, especially when recruits and others read this board.
I wish we had a "commiserators corner" or "therapy required" section of the website for tough losses where we want to yell at the coach or discuss coaching changes. That way recruits can kind of just look at the positive when they view the board, ignoring our "corner" where we jabber on and on and on and on. Misery likes company and we can get it out of our system.
And these pics are definitely very positive and promoting what we have...not what we don't. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Fan Involvement||
A little trick is just to get the fans involved...put names up for a vote. Doesn't mean you MUST choose the winning names if you realize there is some problem with them after the poll goes up, but you can at least gauge interest and not dictate names onto fans who are the ones meant to enjoy them.
You would also want to get Big Ten conference buy-in from administrators and athletic directors, but I'm assuming they at least did that.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Dayne DNP (injury) in 1997, 53 yards in 1998||
Don't have stats on the other years - overall don't think Dayne did that well vs Michigan.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||USFL in Michigan||
The USFL is coming to Michigan:
He may be able to play in Michigan, just not for Michigan.
Then there's the UFL too...which is a little bit more legitimate at this point. Don't know rules for either league but agree that Dorsey may not be cut out for college.