here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|2 days 14 hours 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?
|5 days 3 hours 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? ;-)
|5 days 19 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.
|6 days 2 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 4 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?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Also only at MGoBlog can||
Also only at MGoBlog can something good/exciting happen and the thread takes about 10 minutes to devolve into people pooping on Al Borges.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||They're consistently in the||
They're consistently in the top 30-40 or so of the Directors' Cup. Peaks in the top 20. Well above average for a D1 program overall.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Haha, definitely second the||
Haha, definitely second the bit about his wardrobe. The guy would literally wear five or six zip hoodies to class instead of a jacket.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So interesting, I loved Andy||
So interesting, I loved Andy Markovits. One of my two or three favorite teachers at UM. I couldn't disagree more about his having an obnoxious ego -- not that you're wrong at all or that your opinion is invalid or anything, just that my experience of him was as a really engaged and engaging professor. Really fun to talk to in office hours, too.
On reflection, maybe I just have a thing for egotistical professors? I loved Ashu Varshney, too (who's now moved on to Brown), and that dude's ego was big-time. Same with Juan Cole. But I never got the impression that Markovits was like them. Varshney and Markovits both liked me (both offered to write me recommendation letters for grad school), which I guess probably colored my view of them.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||By the time Denard and RGIII||
By the time Denard and RGIII are on the field together, I doubt it. It's only a matter of time before they change it, I think. Chainsaw Dan will never do it of his own free will but I do wonder if Goodell will force him to.
On the other hand, this isn't the first time in my relatively young life (I'm 27) that there's been a surge of protest at the name.
But wait, we were talking about Denard!
EDIT: Apparently I can't embed gifs, so here's a pic instead:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||WHY WOULD YOU WANT DENARD TO||
WHY WOULD YOU WANT DENARD TO BE ON TV THIS FALL?!?! That would mean something had gone horribly wrong, like a career-ending injury. I would like Denard to be on TV in 14 years, after a long and productive NFL career in which he is traded to the Washington NFL franchise and we subsequently win the Super Bowl with Denard and RGIII as an unstoppable backfield duo.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||for serious||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hate adidas so very, very||
I hate adidas so very, very much.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Plus when it's delivered, you||
Plus when it's delivered, you can be sure the delivery guy is not there to screw your wife.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||All the bosses are out of||
All the bosses are out of town for a board meeting, it's a beautiful day, and I'm about to go have lunch in the park.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||this image popped into my head when i turned the game on||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||In re: pic showing him as||
never mind, thought i'd found something but nope.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Assuming football and||
Assuming football and basketball are the only sports in the black*, there are about 98 total athletes in profit-making sports at Michigan (85 scholarship football players, 13 scholarship MBB players). That means an average of $153K/year in profit per kid. Jesus.
*Does anyone know if any other teams turn a profit? I doubt it but am curious.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Way to go softball! Hail! Now||
Way to go softball! Hail!
Now let's get to OKC and party like it's 2005.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Why? Serious question. I'm||
Why? Serious question. I'm genuinely curious why you care or think it's important at all which teams a kid was interested in playing for other than Michigan if that kid ends up a Wolverine. Skill or ability to contribute completely notwithstanding.
It's not like he's going to show up and be like, "Man this place isn't as cool as USC, think I'll dog it."
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Buffalo Billiards is a major||
Buffalo Billiards is a major bar for football Saturdays -- literally hundreds of UM people there for ND, MSU and OSU and a good crowd on any given game weekend. Wouldn't say it's a "Michigan" bar, though, at least not in the way that Kangaroo Boxing Club is. KBC was founded by Michigan alums; their staff shirts say "Michigan Drinking and Yelling." Good barbecue, too.
That's if you want to come into DC, though. Not sure what the scene is like in Fairfax.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||well, should have known i was||
well, should have known i was asking to be downvoted. oh well.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ignorant question: Does this||
Ignorant question: Does this mean the coaches stop recruiting the other QBs that we've offered and that might have more upside? E.g., Kyle Kearns and Sheriron Jones. Or do we pack it up and move on.
Not to take anything away from Malzone, obviously -- if the coaches offered then they think he can be great for us and he is clearly excited to be a Wolverine, so three cheers all around -- just asking.
ETA: I just reached 100 MGoPoints and now I can upvote/downvote. Like magic. I may have become slightly erect. I love this site.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Cam Gordon also to the Pats.||
Cam Gordon also to the Pats. I feel like getting signed by the Pats is like getting drafted by the Thunder or Spurs in the NBA: sure it's nice to go first overall but then you're probably on a shit team with bad coaching and management. Going to the Pats seems like a good landing place if you can make the team. So godspeed, Cam.
Eastern Michigan had almost as many players taken on as undrafted free agents as we did: two to our three. Staee had eight.
Congrats also to the excellently-named Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan's lone undrafted free agent to be picked up.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||god that jersey made me so||
god that jersey made me so mad. if they'd reversed the helmet so it ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE THE FLAG, it would have been awesome.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Is the Rennaissance Festival||
Is the Rennaissance Festival really a Maryland thing? I grew up going to it outside Annapolis every year and always figured it was like a traveling show, a month here, six weeks there.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||When recruits like||
When recruits like Lucier-South talk about how Michigan was a childhood favorite, I have to remind myself that their childhood-favorite teams featured Chad Henne, Braylon, Jake Long, Mike Hart, Marlin Jackson, et al. My classmates, in other words. 2015 kids were NINE when Jake Long went first overall.
Nice little reminder that, at 27, I'm washed up.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This||