"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|8 hours 10 min ago||Fuck off, no politics.||
Fuck off, no politics.
|8 hours 14 min ago||I can't be the only person||
I can't be the only person who gives absolutely zero fucks about how inflated the balls are. I get that if the rule says something, not following it is cheating. Fine. But why not just let guys inflate them to the pressure they like? If Aaron Rodgers likes his balls firm and Tom Brady likes his squishy, then why shouldn't they have firm and squishy balls, respectively?
The whole thing seems very dumb to me.
|22 hours 48 min ago||Didn't Harbaugh backtrack on||
Didn't Harbaugh backtrack on the offer to Messiah DeWeaver? Or is it still out there and Harbaugh et al. made it clear that they'd be going after other QBs, so DeWeaver decided to look elsewhere?
|22 hours 57 min ago||Akron? You think the number||
Akron? You think the number one recruit in the country would have gone to...Akron? Played for the Zips? Quit drinking and go to bed. I don't care that you posted this at 9:25 AM.
As a side note, it's fun to go back and look at the top-100 for LeBron's senior year, 2003. Dion Harris was the lone guy UM got that year, Kris Humphries was committed to Duke (!) until he switched at the last minute to Minnesota, Kendrick Perkins was the #9 recruit, and Chris Paul was #52. http://espn.go.com/recruiting/s/020703top100.html
|23 hours 13 min ago||If you're still curious,||
If you're still curious, write to Ask A Manager. That lady knows everything about HR and she gives very good advice.
|23 hours 34 min ago||How else are the young men to||
How else are the young men to show off their guns? At least, the ones that have guns. The Mannings wear sleeves to their elbows, IIRC.
But anyway, re: the jerseys:
|1 day 19 hours ago||Wait so is the game against||
Wait so is the game against Wisconsin or Nebraska? The UFR refers to both. Or am I being dumb somehow? That is always a possibility.
|1 day 22 hours ago||what? meme is from zoolander,||
what? meme is from zoolander, avatar is from alice in wonderland.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Yes, they are going to start||
Yes, they are going to start the Mississippi and Alabama chapters of #Eating, continuing Michigan's dominance of cool charities in the deep south.
|2 days 23 hours ago||What's he going to say? "No,||
What's he going to say? "No, we don't have a policy. We just kind of wing it." Or, "Yes, we have a policy."
|2 days 23 hours ago||The "no drink without food"||
The "no drink without food" thing is a state law.
|2 days 23 hours ago||F'real? I like Collinsworth,||
F'real? I like Collinsworth, think he's the best NFL color guy after Mayock. He's like the Jeff Van Gundy of football: knows his shit backwards and front, minimal filter, wrong sometimes but for good or at least consistent reasons. Maybe the competition is just really bad.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Because money is worth more||
Because money is worth more than sandwiches.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I'm so sorry for your loss.||
I'm so sorry for your loss. My youngest brother has struggled with drug addiction (heroin, crack, freebasing, and pretty much anything he can get his hands on) and severe mental illness for years. He's nearly died at least twice -- spent two weeks in a coma the summer before last after OD'ing and jumping out a window, and another couple of days in a coma earlier this year after OD'ing and somehow shattering his leg before being found by two strangers -- and I have the fear of his death at the back of my mind every day, even when he seems to be doing comparatively well.
Hope you and your family have found some measure of peace in the years since your sister's death.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Overly optimistic? Listen, I||
Overly optimistic? Listen, I got two words for you: Harbaugh.
|1 week 1 day ago||The fall before last, I had||
The fall before last, I had two friends get married on Columbus day weekend. Their rehearsal dinner was on Saturday at a bowling alley in Ferndale. So far, so rad. However. Some of you may remember that weekend as the Penn State 4-OT Game Neither Team Wanted To Win. This wedding was at least 50% Wolverine, including the bride. Therefore, a significant contingent was watching the game in alternating joy and horror, but mostly disgust.
The bride's parents wanted to make a speech. So in the middle of the third OT, her dad dinged his glass, picked up a microphone, and started talking. There was a strangled, "But the game's still on!" in the back, but he soldiered on, as half his audience whipped back and forth between him and the game, paying attention to nary a word he said. We lost right before he finished talking.
Do not schedule your wedding on a football Saturday.
|1 week 1 day ago||How can you be class of 1817?||
How can you be class of 1817? Michigan was founded that year. Did you spend three years at Harvard and then transfer to Michigan to graduate? If so, good move.
|1 week 1 day ago||Poor Indiana and Purdue.||
Poor Indiana and Purdue.
|1 week 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 2 days ago||Healthy senior Denard under||
Healthy senior Denard under RR with a competent DC and nonzero OL recruiting would have thrown for 5,000 yards and 40 TDs, rushed for 4,000 yards and 30 TDs, beaten Staee and OSU by a combined score of 105-14, won a national championship, made the leap to the NFL, shocked the world by going 4-12, then run for president and not won but done well enough at the Iowa caucuses to worry Obama.
This I believe.
|1 week 2 days ago||Counterpoint: Michael Sam,||
Counterpoint: Michael Sam, who was SEC DPOY and barely got drafted. Turns out that was for good reason. And I don't buy the "but he's gay" argument. Sure homophobia is real and probably some teams held their noses and turned the other way at the prospect of bringing an openly gay man into the team; fuck all of them, whoever they are. But there were serious legit football concerns about his ability to play in the pros. Namely, that he's too small to be an effective DE and too slow to be an effective LB.
I don't know anything about Scooby Wright, but it IS possible to be a great college football player who will never be a star or even a roleplayer in the NFL and who gets drafted (or not) accordingly. Just as it's possible to be a great college basketball player who never gets a cup of coffee in the NBA.
|1 week 2 days ago||Accepted into LSA in winter||
Accepted into LSA in winter of 2004. Visited in April, weather was beautiful, decided on the spot that Ann Arbor is where I wanted to be.
|1 week 3 days ago||An unknown person recruited||
An unknown person recruited by Brady Hoke in his counterfactual scenario. It's right there in the post.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's not over yet! Stop||
It's not over yet! Stop talking as if his career is over because he got cut by the team that signed him as an UDFA but had lots of other needs than WR. I hope he has a long and satisfying career after football. And I also, still, hope that career doesn't start until 2025.
|1 week 3 days ago||So, we're letting kids visit||
So, we're letting kids visit other schools after they've committed now! That seems like an interesting change from the Hoke regime. I think it will help us land a few more highly-touted recruits, Michigan can hold up against the big boys! Discuss!
|1 week 3 days ago||We can have a five-person||
We can have a five-person Mount Rushmore, if we really want to.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe I'm just getting old||
Maybe I'm just getting old but that looked really dangerous. I hope the phone was okay.
ETA: Google informs me that he has more than 445,000 followers on Twitter. That is something.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh my god I would spend $200||
Oh my god I would spend $200 on maize and blue light up shoes. In a heartbeat.
|1 week 4 days ago||On phone but will upvote with||
On phone but will upvote with extreme prejudice when I'm back on the computer. Congrats to all the M athletes doing us proud.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wasn't 2005 the Year of||
Wasn't 2005 the Year of Infinite Pain?