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|1 hour 7 min ago||You think this team has as||
You think this team has as many as 16 guys that will be NFL players?
STOP IT! Just stop! I really hope you don't talk this way in public or to other fanbases in any way. This is such a homer's perspective that it makes me embarrassed.
|6 hours 41 min ago||Minnesota mopped the floor||
Minnesota mopped the floor with Michigan in Michigan Stadium last year. Why would you think that Hoke would go into Minnesota and win? I don't know much about BYU. Maybe mark BYU or Penn State as a win if the team doesn't stumble too bad. I guess they're kinda like toss-ups.
|7 hours 57 min ago||So which of those games do||
So which of those games do you think would be wins under Hoke that I have as losses under Harbaugh?
|8 hours 23 min ago||He didn't do better than that||
He didn't do better than that with his choice of Devin Gardner and Shane Morris at QB last year.
|8 hours 28 min ago||6-6||
Oregon State W
@ Minnesota L
@ Indiana W
@ Penn State L
Ohio State L
|1 week 4 hours ago||There are 59 D1 teams. 16 get||
There are 59 D1 teams. 16 get into the tournament. That's 27% so a comparable would be finishing ranked in the top 34 for football (27% of the total 128 football teams). There was one year in Carr's tenure that they didn't finished in the top 25. Michigan hockey has basically been playing the equivalent of Carr's worst year for the last 3 years.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Go into the wilderness?||
Go into the wilderness? Michigan hockey has already been in the wilderness for 3 years.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's true, but I felt||
That's true, but I felt pretty neutral about the Adidas apparel, so I guess just count me among the few un-hyped.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is pretty much the most||
This is pretty much the most lateral move possible. I'm expecting to be entirely underwhelmed by any changes that are made while the masses go bonkers because it's Nike.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just the difference between||
Just the difference between arc vs arch
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even what we consider good||
Even what we consider good hockey markets have gone through terrible attendance when their teams are really bad. Chicago and Pittsburgh did. That being said, after years of futility Florida has some good young talent there and made a playoff push late last season. They seem to be on the upswing. If their attendance isn't up next season I'm not convinced they'll be able to hang around too much longer.
I know that the placement of these teams relies heavily on TV markets and that's why Quebec City isn't a shoe-in to get their team. It's not a new market. Everybody there already watches the NHL. I hope they get a team again though, because I have no doubt they'll be just like Winnipeg. Smaller market, but incredibly passionate fans.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Why not here, and why not||
"Why not here, and why not now?" The argument that literally every team in the country can use to say that this is their year. That's not a reason. That's a pep talk.
Half the teams on the schedule before Oct 17 had better years than us last year. I don't know what they're all returning/losing but I do know that we're not looking impressive with what we're bringing back. I'm not into the idea of convincing myself Michigan is going to undergo a 1-year miracle turnaround. If it happens, great, but why the hell would you be so delusional as to expect it?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So, you're saying our top 2||
So, you're saying our top 2 receivers are 2 seniors who have combined for 848 career yards and our starting RB is a senior with 370 career yards. I can't even imagine why expectations are low, right?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Our starting quarterback is||
Our starting quarterback is either a guy Iowa benched last year or somebody with little to no game experience. Nobody can say who our #1 running back is, nor our #1 wide receiver. What makes you think this will be a good team?
Edit: Damnit. Replied to the wrong comment.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Previous bracket||
Previous bracket champions:
Columbus Blue Jackets for Greatest Hockey Fanbase
Arkansas Razorbacks for Greatest College Sports Program
Charlotte, North Carolina for Greatest Pro Sports City
Thanks, bracket battles. We're all learning so much from this. I hope Ole Miss wins this just to emphasize the absurdity of it.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||What a hack. That's||
What a hack. That's embarrassing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The camo/zubaz TCU unis are a||
The camo/zubaz TCU unis are a goddamn atrocity, and nobody would be saying otherwise if they were made by Adidas.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Somebody got on the internet||
Somebody got on the internet and said we suck?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So... everything from the||
So... everything from the late 90s? I think your nostalgia is showing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh.....||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I just realized that I||
I just realized that I absolutely HATE what this means for what our hockey jerseys could become.
Nike has an affinity for dye-sublimated stripes that don't continue around the whole sleeve, fake lace collars, and weird squared-off collars. See: Minnesota, Michigan State, or the previous Olympic jerseys.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Google will own everything by||
Google will own everything by then. If you ain't wearin' Google unis, you're soooo 2016.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going to get super vocal||
I'm going to get super vocal at complaining about everything Nike, in the interest of both parity and parody.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||As a hockey guy, this makes||
As a hockey guy, this makes sense now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That doesn't really answer my||
That doesn't really answer my question. Is Jumpman an independent company now or just a clothing line by Nike? The reason I ask is because it seems unusual that people would make the distinction of saying "Nike for football and other sports. Jumpman for Bball" if that is in fact all Nike.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Can somebody explain to me||
Can somebody explain to me the dynamic of Jumpman vs Nike? Is Jumpman just the line of shoes or is it an underling company?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I can't say that I'm too||
I can't say that I'm too familiar with comparing the qualities of J Crew and Banana Republic, but I'm sure it's a closer comparison than Banana Republic to Walmart. WE ARE NOT STARTING THIS ARGUMENT!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Banana Republic and Walmart||
Banana Republic and Walmart is a bad comparison. It's more like getting excited about getting apparel from Banana Republic instead of J Crew. That is to say, it's a lateral move that only affects people who are interested in aligning themselves with a particular company's branding.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||dumb piping||