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|1 day 40 min ago||yeah but some of that was||
yeah but some of that was erecting the straw man of fans who are pissed off at the students. people are mad about the state of the program because of hoke and dave brandon and lou ferrigno and darrel funk, even if they don't know all those names. not so much the kids, who are, after all, only here five years tops and therefore none of whom have been around since the last time we were any good.
correct me if i'm wrong, maybe there are fans out there who boo the kids in earnest. but i don't know anyone who's really pissed off at devin gardner or anyone else on the team, at least not in a coach-free vacuum. it'd be great if devin played better (it especially seemed that every single throw was behind the intended receiver), but for him i mostly feel sad and resigned, not angry. pretty much all of my frustration is for the coaches and their apparent inability to prepare the kids to play well, at least on offense.
so yeah, good on hoke for deflecting negative attention from the kids. but i don't think most of the negative attention is directed at them to begin with.
|3 days 8 hours ago||upvoted for the tip about||
i wish i could posbang this twice: once for friday and once for the tip about oktoberfest on capitol hill tomorrow. go blue, beat utah, drink beer.
|3 days 8 hours ago||TWELVE MILLION DOLLAR FRIDAY||
It's Friday and my company's CEO just signed a super complicated $12 million deal that I spent the last eight months pulling together. Feeling pretty damn good. Gonna eat some fro yo.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I read this yesterday and||
I read this yesterday and upvoted it then, but I'm just coming back to say, great job, and if I could upvote again I would. One of the best MGoDiaries I've read in a while, up there with Best and Worst.
|1 week 6 hours ago||I'll take that bet. If he||
I'll take that bet. If he ends up INT-free, $30 to the Washington Animal Rescue League, Washington, DC's oldest animal shelter.
I hope I lose.
This is cool. Missed it during the first week. Will continue to participate as the season goes on.
|1 week 9 hours ago||UMass almost beat Vandy last||
UMass almost beat Vandy last week. I know Vandy ain't exactly the cream of the crop but still, giving up more than four TDs to PSU seems awfully harsh.
If I were a gambling man, I might take that bet...
|1 week 5 days ago||The funniest thing about||
The funniest thing about these is, we didn't even win the War of 1812. It was a tie at best! The Brits burned Washington to the ground! The only reason we even got out of it with our independence intact was because the Brits were tied up fighting the French and things got too expensive.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Several haikus to commemorate||
Several haikus to commemorate the end of this particular era.
Butterflies in my
stomach. Will Gardner achieve
his inner Denard?
Golden their domes, we
fly in on maize wings for one
final bombing raid.
"Pink-face" Kelly screams
obscenities. Spittle flies
in his own team's eye.
Hoke, company man,
unleashes Blue from the chains
of old identity.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||31-21 Michigan.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I just want to say, awesome||
I just want to say, awesome job to the photographers. There are some spectacular shots in these galleries and looking through helps keep me hyped up during the week!
The shot of Funchess looking to the side with the stadium seats reflected in his helmet, the shot of an App State defender whiffing a tackle on Green, the shot of Funchess leaping over the defender while Chesson looks on, the one of Charlton, Hurst and Morgan celebrating, the unbelievable Gardner stiffarm...fantastic.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You say that, but later this||
You say that, but later this year you're going to be driving somewhere on the highway, with hours to go until your destination, and you'll be hungry. And you'll see on an exit sign that there is a McDonald's, a Subway, and a Wendy's at the next exit. And some deep part of your brain will say, "Chicken and gouda." You may not even be aware that it's happening. And your hands will turn the wheel into the Wendy's parking lot, and you'll order up.
Bon appetit, mon ami.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry to be that guy||
with the editing, but:
"Opponents hate quarterbacks who feel dangerous to throw against."
I think you mean cornerbacks there.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||upvoted for lovely extended||
upvoted for lovely extended mixed metaphor.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Apprntly You're Spinning||
Apprntly You're Spinning Around (had to take vowels out to fit in ESPN's form)
12-team league, last pick in a snake
QB: Drew Brees
RB: Ben Tate
RB: Doug Martin
WR: Vincent Jackson
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson
TE: Jordan Cameron
FLEX: Chris Johnson
D/ST: Buccaneers (but will stream,might not even start the Bucs in week 1)
K: Steven Hauschka
Heaven help me, I have two Browns. I wanted Pitta at TE but my stupid brother picked him just before I was going to.
|4 weeks 16 min ago||"or the government." NO||
"or the government."
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. I'd be happy||
Yep. I'd be happy with...
Home: maize pants. Small block M on upper left thigh. Blue shirt. Tiny maize "MICHIGAN" over large maize numbers on the front. On the back, maize names straight across over large maize numbers. Maize numbers on both sleeves. Tiny maize manufacturer's logo upper left chest.
Away: Maize pants, white shirt. Same logos and numbers as home, but blue on white.
I'm actually cool with alternative uniforms and doing wacky shit from time to time. I liked the bumble bee stripes. But alternatives should be cool looking. Adidas is just consistently hideous and their preoccupation with putting the three stripes everywhere fills me with murderous rage.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Sun Araw, "Bump Up (High||
Sun Araw, "Bump Up (High Step)"
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Michigan moms||
Are the best moms.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Me neither, except he's on||
Me neither, except he's on the PUP list at the moment. Hope it's minor and he can strap on his rocket boots again soon.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why would the university have||
Why would the university have trouble enforcing participation in classes? Compensation could be additional to scholarship, so that everyone gets the same base-level thing they get now (full cost of tuition and room and board paid) and anything extra for better players is on top of that. Whole package is contingent on maintaining eligibility. That wouldn't prevent the same sort of UNC-style athlete coddling shenanigans that are going on all over the place but that's not the problem we're talking about right now.
I agree with you about the appeal of college sports being in large part tied to the idea that the kids are fellow students. However tenuously, we had the same relationship to the university as each other -- in some ways they really were my peers while I was at UM: we took the same classes, ate the same crappy dorm cafeteria food, bought weed from the same dealers, etc.
Compensation has to happen, as I think most MGoBlog people agree. But if the link is severed altogether - if football/basketball become another minor league - I think my fandom would fade.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm so sad for you||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||"Don't everybody sigh at||
"Don't everybody sigh at once, now."
What are you, some kind of wizard? How did you know that I would sigh?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe, but the MGoBloggers||
Maybe, but the MGoBloggers have demonstrated over and over (and/or linked to others who have demonstrated) that recruiting rankings are predictive of individual and team success. For a quick position-by-position review, I thought this method was great.
Want to take a crack at that finer-grained breakdown? ;-)
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Welcome to Michigan, kid. May||
Welcome to Michigan, kid. May your meals be full, your time in the weight room productive, and may the naturally-occuring steroid muscle bath of puberty continue for years to come.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Chanting "Jim-my Clau-sen"||
Chanting "Jim-my Clau-sen" from the student section during 2007 beatdown II remains one of my fondest Michigan Stadum memories.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||why do the jerseys have bibs?||
why do the jerseys have bibs? are they going to get burped by the coaches after each series?