landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 11 hours ago||Our Sierras knock all the||
Our Sierras knock all the balls out the yard, and damn right, they're better than yours.
|3 days 14 hours ago||- Black. So tired of||
- Black. So tired of black. Some teams have black ingrained in their heritage - like the Oakland Raiders or Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh Steelers. That's fine. But like the Detroit Lions just pooping black all over their uniforms for no reason? That's stupid. It doesn't help. It seems like a transparent effort to look tough. Stop with the black. There's enough black. Pick another color.
Logged into upvote this. Unless black is a team color, stop using it. I'll even give a pass to OSU who uses black accent stripes on helmets, but for the Detroit Lions, Washington Huskies and umpteen other teams if black didn't appear on your uniforms prior to 1992, stop using it.
As a Laker fan, you know what hurt the most during the shitshow of the last 3 seasons? Not the aborted Chris Paul trade, not the increasingly incompetent coach hires, not the 15-game losing streaks - it was adopting a black alternate jersey.
edit: Also, it's worth noting that generally teams in black uniforms tend to get penalized more often
|3 days 14 hours ago||I understand most of y'all||
I understand most of y'all hate the team and understand why, but my Laker allegiance (born in LA) predates my Michigan fandom so I'm quite partial to purple and gold. As an added bonus this gives me an additional reason to despise green-and-white.
edit: Also, I'm not going to try and convert you guys to Laker fans, but do keep in mind that the Celtics have 2 rotation players from aOSU (Sullinger and Turner) and LAL only has one (DLO)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||FWIW, I (class of 95) am||
FWIW, I (class of 95) am envious that at least you didn't have to trek up to North Campus to get buried by design studio.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On the off chance that David Long is reading this...||
Off the field, Long's considering a major in either architectural engineering or business, as he's interested in perhaps becoming an architect after his football days are over.
Dude. Don't do it. While I am certain that his work ethic and ability are 1000x better than mine, the return on investment is.... yeah. The job security is slightly worse than the NFL and it's a fraction of the pay. Major in literally anything else.
Seriously, though, if he wants to be an architect he should major in general studies/engineering/business/whatever as an undergrad and then get a grad degree in arch school - I'm not demeaning other majors at all, but you have no idea what a fkn time sink design studio is.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Friends of mine got married||
Friends of mine got married at the U-M Natural History museum and it was quite fantastic - the venue isn't designed for weddings obviously but they made it work.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jesus fucking Christ||
I haven't said much about this here because there's not much else to say but this, from Sara Ganim's CNN story, just absolutely killed me to read:
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, personally I don't really||
Eh, personally I don't really care too much about the minutae of a satellite camp in the Outer Hebrides where we're sending our second-string waterboy so I see the OP's point. That said, there really isn't too much to talk about here during the off-season, so I've been trying out this crazy new thing that seems like it might work out:
When I see an MGoBoard post that doesn't hold my interest, I don't read it and move along with my day.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also - be courteous to fans||
Also - be courteous to fans of other teams who are being respectful and non-trolls instead of the "why are you even here" greeting that 1-2 people will inevitably give - they have something to add too. The trolls from other teams will be buried in Bolivia soon enough. And, to be brutally honest, their horrible taste in football teams notwithstanding, I enjoy reading posts from the few well-behaved OSU/Sparty fans here far more than the bottom 10% dregs of other MGoPosters
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly, this might be a bit||
Honestly, this might be a bit draconian but I'm personally fine with banhammering posters who complain about a recruit's star-rating in his "Hello:" post - the one MGoPost he's most likely to read. There's zero upside to us as a program in seeing a kid we recruit reading the yammerings of keyboard warriors crapping over him. We've banned people for less and, no, the 1st amendment doesn't apply to this forum.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Gotta say that I thoroughly||
Gotta say that I thoroughly enjoyed that one too, for realsies
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A long time ago, in a coaching regime far, far away....||
Classic. A little bit off the mark with Hoke as Han Solo, but the casting of Dave Branding as Darth Vader was more than a little prescient.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Cautiously optimistic here.||
If I had my druthers I'd have given a more serious look to current Spur assistant coach and Euro-league coaching legend Ettore Messina, but the thinking is that Walton and the Laker young core can grow together. I mean, Luke Walton isn't a former Cavs head coach like Mike Brown and Byron Scott so that right there makes me favorably inclined. Obviously LA is 2 years away at the minimum but D'Angelo Russell, Randle, Clarkson and Larry Nance are a group you can build around. Throw in another rookie and a max contract free agent and you might just have something.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||From what I know of the legal||
From what I know of the legal system, you're right, though I wouldn't entirely discount the role societal mores play - since in abstract our legal system is a representation of this. But given that it is very hard to prove rape from a legal standpoint, to that end, perhaps the best thing we can do is steer the conversation towards a better understanding of what consent is, and boys need to be included in that process - much more so than they have been.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Don't disagree with you there.||
Yes, everyone should be educated about consent and have the self-esteem to say yes when he/she wants to do it and no when he/she shouldn't. I'm no lawyer and thus won't comment on how the law does and/or should decide these gray areas, but sure what they say about an ounce of prevention applies here, and in spades. The things is, that women already do get that in spades - they get policed all the time about how not to dress, how much to drink, etc. - from men and women alike, I'll note. So yes, it is prudent to educate them about these situations - but the woman with less impule control, lower alcohol tolerance and sluttier halter tops doesn't deserve to get raped either.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||All of the issues you bring||
All of the issues you bring up - suicide, male sexual assault - are valid ones. So is rape culture and the fact that convictions for rape are incredibly rare and often only won after the victim's sexual history is laid bare for all the world to see. (In point of fact, if you read the article, Levy makes a great point that our culture's exulation of masculinity is a significant factor in male victims of sexual assult being afraid/unwilling to report these crimes.) As men, our stories of crazy exes tend to be cringily funny shit that Tyler Perry couldn't make up. Women's stories of crazy exes tend to involve restraining orders. Do you find that funny?
Also there are issues at least as important as these that people need to start TALKING ABOUT that have to do with men.
Again, I agree 100% here. The fact that you're doing so here in this discussion thread about sexual violence against women tells me that you're probably actually less interested in men's issues than you are in trivializing women's issues.
If you don't like it you can negbomb me to the depths of hell.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think weed all be better||
I think weed all be better served taking a step back. To be blunt, this is a chronic issue that isn't going away and we should all be supporting Tunsil during this difficult time and not reduce him to some hash tag on Twitter. Even though $4.20 million may be a mere toke-n sum to him with his NFL contract, his pain is just as real as the issues of us average Joes who work in an office and marry Jane from the finance dept. All of us are just one bad day from tragedy, so doobie careful in how you levy judgment.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Logged on just to downvote Straight Dave||
Going out of his way to make anti-transgender jokes is basic assholism. I'm sure he'll whinge about how I'm waging a PC assault on his free speech, which whatever. My free speech includes the right to call him out for being an asshole.
Superstringer put it far, far better than I ever could - transgender people are *people*, first and foremost, and they are overwhelmingly more likely to be homeless and/or victims of violent sexual assualt specifically because of their gender identity. Cheap jokes at their expense may not cause actual harm but they indicate a callous indifference to a demographic that has to constantly justify their humanity in this day and age and pays for this burden with their lives.
Actual MGoModerators - I apologize if I crossed the politics line here because I do respect the great job you do and I've made that job more difficult by dint of this point, but I will not apologize for calling out Straight Dave's brand of assholism
|4 weeks 2 days ago||No shit, it involves some||
No shit, it involves some attention. So does taking care of your kids, balancing your finances, and dealing with people in your life. I'm sure he didn't devote 100% of his time to game-planning that week. I'm sure he didn't devote 100% of his time to game-planning any other week - and we have no idea when he actually interviewed and when he actually made the decision. You're taking a big leap to say that he quarter-assed prep for the biggest game. Again, the burden of proof is on you to verify this assumption.
And again, to all the yobs downvoting me and the other people who aren't aboard the 'Durkin cost us the OSU game' conspiracy, I have yet to see a cogent explanation as to why all the other defensive coordinators who had otherwise stout defenses that also allowed 42+ pts to them aren't also subject to the same level of scrutiny.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously, I have as much||
Obviously, I have as much evidence as anyone else, which is to say none. The burden of proof isn't on me though - it's generally assumed that when coaches call a bad game plan, it's because of various factors that don't include an assumption that they mailed it in which is a pretty serious charge to levy at this level of competition. When Greg Mattison coordinated the defense, it allowed 42 pts in 2013 and 35 in 2014 - was he coaching with one eye on his holiday plans or possible retirement?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Co-signed||
Al Borges on the whole failed at offensive coordination, but at least 20% of the time the dude was all aces (OSU 2011 & 2013, ND 2013, Indiana 2013)
Picture a punch-drunk Mario that keeps running into Goombas at 1 mph on his way to bash his head against the same block wall... but one out of five times, the block wall explodes because there's a power-up star behind it. That's Al Borges.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it was indeed a farking||
Yeah, it was indeed a farking travesty that we couldn't stop the same rush offense that was dropping 42+ points in every big game they played in the last 14 months. C'mon people.
Yes, I watch that same shitshow as well (until I tapped out with 3 minutes left) and I have the broken plate to prove it, but the implication that Durkin half-assed his prep against OSU because he was interviewing for the Maryland job is baseless at best and slanderous at worst unless you can categorically prove otherwise. Did Alabama give up 42 points to OSU last year in the Cotton Bowl because Kirby Smart was looking for his HC gig? Did Iowa get jailsexed in the Rose Bowl because Kirk Ferentz was preoccupied negotiating another pay raise? The sad fact is that the other team makes plays too, and we unfortunately got the OSU team everyone thought they'd be seeing at the beginning of Week 1.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Showing my age, but it's not||
Showing my age, but it's not like I haven't already tarnished my reputation beyond all recourse here.
Sports, Huey Lewis and the News.
Yeah, I know.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||C'mon guys||
I thought we were better than posting non-news from ESPN. There is zero-point-zero chance that the Lakers are seriously pursuing Izzo. Moreover their front office has always kept things very close to the vest so you won't hear about who they actually choose as their coach until everyone else does.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||No, he's saying Sherman is||
No, he's saying Sherman is smarter than Manziel because that's patently obvious if you've paid attention to both of them.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You weren't wrong, dude||
Sounds like that party wasn't worth attending in the first place, then.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, the timing of them||
Yeah, the timing of them figuring their shit out could've been better but remember they were starting Cardale for most of the season but without Tom Herman's one-read scheme that worked so well for them in late 2014 and then they brainfarted against MSU. Then they remembered that they had Ezekiel Elliot and JT Barrett and... yeah. It sucked to watch but it was also what everyone in the country expected from them at the start of the season since it was essentially the same roster as in 2014.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, the offense needs to||
Yes, the offense needs to score more, but there is no reason OSU should be putting up 42 against us in our own house.
Again, in the last 2 years since Urban got them up to speed, OSU scored 42 against EVERYBODY they played when they weren't shooting themselves in the foot (i.e. keeping Cardale on for way too long or brainfarting against Sparty). They scored 42 against us in 2014 and 2013 with probably less talented teams than this year's. They bombed Notre Dame for 44 the game after they played us. It's not wrong to say our gameplan could've been better but as much as it pains me to admit, those 42 demoralizing points came against a historically elite rush offense.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The other thing is that -||
The other thing is that - yes, the D's scheme and execution against OSU last year sucked and so did that game and I may or may not have broken more than one dish in my house - but... for some perspective, as much as it pains me to recount, this was the same OSU team that a) dropped 42+ points on Alabama, MSU and all the good teams on its schedule and won the national championship in 2014, b) returned all its guys from that team this year and c) finally decided to stop farting around on offense, so it's not like we mailed it in against MAC-level munchkins. I don't doubt that whoever OSU throws out next year will also be good but they won't be Bosa/Elliott good otherwise they would've been playing last year, so that also gives us some room for hope.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Some of the 11w writers are||
Some of the 11w writers are good, but overall the tone of that site is set by Our Patron Saint of Perpetual Aggreivement and the attempts at humor just come off as forced and juvenile. If we're being honest, M football has supplied no shortage of comedy material for our rivals over the last 8 years and those amateurs can't even make chicken salad out of that. I kvetch about the state of the MGoBoard as much as anyone else but it's still far and away better than those provincial mouthbreathers and you can trace the difference to the vast gap in maturity between the MGoStaff and their counterparts down south.