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|1 week 5 days ago||seconded||
Biased as I live in Northville, but I think it's a great area. Good schools, relatively reasonable real estate prices (though on the high end) and great access (30 minutes to Detroit, 30 minutes to AA, 15 minutes to DTW).
|1 week 6 days ago||Happening||
For what it's worth, mgoblog broke it to me. I really really tried to keep my expectations in chek, but when the "It's Happening" post came up, I gave in and celebrated. That, to me, is the value of credibility. I have followed mgoblog for 5+ years now and Brian has been connected and correct enough that for me, I was only going to believe it when Brian said it, so the actual timing of other reporter's tweets is irrelevant to me.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I ain't never been to jail.||
I ain't never been to jail.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We had debated getting rid of||
We had debated getting rid of ours. The bad football was certainly a factor, but the price relative to the market was the biggest factor. Unless you are really tied to your exact seat there is very little tangible benefit to paying more than twice market value. We never intended to stop going, just to stop getting gouged.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa||
I am kind of shocked anyone noticed any of my comments. Crazy...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Why?||
I get that they were wrong, but I think it's pretty unlikely that they're maliciously trying to make UM look bad. I don't think this passes the bar of important work. Reminds me of when reporters get all pissy with each other about who got something first.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Jay||
The only thing that I think is really conclusive is that Jay had something to do with it because he knew where her car was. I suppose it all could have gone like he said, but that just doesn't make any sense to me. I think the most likely thing is that Jay and Adnan did it together for some reason (still not clear) and Jay figured his best bet was to get this deal and stay out of jail.
The total lack of physical evidence is the thing that keeps me second guessing whether Adnan was involved. Hard to believe that a 17 year old would be that good to leave no physical evidence at all.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||If nothing else, it would||
If nothing else, it would make the next few games a little more interesting to watch. You know what you're getting with this set up, might be interesting to see what Nuss would do with total control.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Countess||
It's not apparent in this (unless I overlooked it), but I am pretty sure Countess was benched for the entire second half. Taylor and Lewis were the corners almost exclusively and Hollowell came in as the nickel. I don't think Countess took another regular snap at corner after the TD. I realize it was a great throw and a tiny window, but that was the fourth straight TD on Countess' man.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Customers||
The current environment in college football has turned fans into customers.When TV and ADs work to maximize revenue, they do that at the expense of fan loyalty. If I am a customer (I paid over $2000 for two tickets this season) my opinion is relevant to the situation as a whole. Without the support and money of the fans, there is no football. Hoke's attitude of defensiveness and combativeness with the media and fans opinions has obviously trickled down. We are not mindless and emotionless sources of money.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||3-9. McGuffie and Shaw over||
3-9. McGuffie and Shaw over Minor and Brown. Sheridan over Threet. Losing to Toledo and 4-8 Purdue. 18 point loss to Notre Dame, 14 point home loss to MSU, 35 point loss to OSU. All of this BEFORE the whole freep thing. The negativity and attitude were at least partially derived from this awful line.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Bill Martin was the AD when||
Bill Martin was the AD when Rodriguez and Gerg were hired. Brandon said immediately that they needed to pay salaries on the same level as other big time schools and he backed that up.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Give me a break. Hot takes||
Give me a break. Hot takes everywhere... Rodriguez didn't get the job done at michigan so he got fired. All of this whining about the university and tradition is ridiculous. As the head coach you are paid to be responsible for all of it. Good luck to him, but he failed at Michigan and anyone who thinks it was about to get better is nuts.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Look no further than the last three games under Rodriguez. Wisconsin ramming it down their throats, not competitive at OSU, then run of the field by a mid to low level SEC team. I agree that UM in general didn't treat him well, but there's no reason to think it was going to get any better.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||plot||
That plot is hilarious. The r-squared has to be about as close to 0 as I've ever seen.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I think you make all good points. I am just uncomfortable with some of the postings that seem to take personal pleasure at this. I think if a personal revels in someone else's misfortune (even if they brought it on themselves) that is a bad look.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Think it through...||
I'm not advocating that anyone does or does not sign this petition. Just make sure you read it and think through what you are signing your uniqename to. This is requesting that someone lose their job and have a major black mark put on their career. I just ask that you don't get caught up in a lynch mob and act without truly thinking the whole thing through.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I was there too, didn't see||
I was there too, didn't see Harabugh get hit from a sideline view. Maybe you're just better at watching football than I am.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Like I said, I didn't see it.||
Like I said, I didn't see it. I don't know if they showed it, but I didn't see it and none of the 7-10 people around me saw it. I'm just saying that Bando's assertion that 80000 people saw it is a bit of hyperbole and it's definitely possible that Hoke and Nussmeier didn't see it.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||easy now...||
Let's not get too caught up in revisionism, this is bad enough as is. From section 22, row 41, I did not see the hit live. I, like I assume nearly everyone who watches a football game, stopped watching Morris when he released the ball. Maybe I'm a bad fan, but I'm not sure I've EVER seen a late hit on a QB live while watching a game. It's just not natural to keep your eyes there after the ball is out. I also don't remember seeing them replay the hit on the board. Not a single person around me mentioned a helmet to helmet hit live in the stadium. I am guessing that when you're trying to get the next play call in, most coaches are not watching replays of the last play (assuming they actually replayed the hit on the board).
Point being, there is a lot to be upset about in this whole situation, but saying that they're lying about not seeing the hit live is over the top and almost certainly wrong.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Slightly against the grain||
I agree that the timing of this is really a bad look.
But, I don't really have a problem with the content of the statement. From field level when trying to call in plays, it is believable that Hoke and Nussmeier didn't see the hit. If they already had feedback from the orthopedic people that he had a leg injury and didn't know he'd taken a shot to the head, it is not unreasonable to assume he was staggering / limping due to the leg injury. From my removed view in row 41, section 22, it was clear he wasn't right and that seems to be the vantage point that the neurology staff had. So, at face value, if the coaches knew he had an orthopedic issue and didn't see the hit, I can understand why they wouldn't take him out directly after the hit if they'd already made the (questionable) decision to let him keep playing on the bad ankle.
They admit to having a significant communication problem in game and lay out a solid seeming plan to address that in the future. So, on face value, this is a reasonable explanation of the in game decision tree and a good plan to avoid it happening in the future.
But, there are obviously issues that this doesn't address.
1. How can they not get Hoke the whole story asap? If neurology was involved, there's no excuse for Hoke not to know that before his post game press conference. And not telling him by 12:30pm Monday that the docs had diagnosed a concussion on Sunday? That one is really mind boggling.
2. How does a neurology staff who has a physician quoted on the American Academy of Neurology's statement on sports related concussions not have a better system in place to begin with?
3. Why isn't it in the protocol (like it seems to be almost everywhere) that a player's helmet is taken away when a concussion is suspected? I believe the neurology people probably assumed that there's no way that he gets put back in, but they should have taken steps to make sure it didn't happen. (As the lawyer who deposed me a medical legal case said about 500 times, "what is the downside of communication?")
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Now that you bring up MSU,||
Now that you bring up MSU, it's looking like a good thing that we play there two years in a row. I can't imagine the horror of a 50% green Michigan Stadium and a likely MSU route...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||railings||
I'm kind of shocked you can just walk right up to that with no railings or anything. Kind of awesome.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Wow...||
Echoing some of the above comments, that was an impressive amount of nothing. I don't think I'll miss Borges on Saturdays, but the OC press conference seems to have gone from an absolute must read to a "skip on sight" type of thing.
|26 weeks 1 hour ago||Purdue||
I think the '95 one was worse. Obviously the grass vs turf made a difference, but at least the NW game still went on as a game. I remember the Purdue game just being a slog with no one making any ground toward scoring after the intiial field goal. I also remember watching the Purdue game through a small window under the brim of my hat surrounded by poncho.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Spurs||
More reasons for Spurs...
|28 weeks 14 hours ago||From the original article||
It looks like MSU and Wayne hold public hearings on the days of votes and it seems UM does not. UM also had meetings in New York and California which does not allow the relevant public the chance to attend.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||The horror...||
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||$40||
Lik MGrowOld said, they emailed last week offering up to 4 end zone tickets for App State for $40.
|31 weeks 5 hours ago||Sub||
I think it is because the US made a substitution after the 90th minute.