"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||Sun Araw, "Bump Up (High||
Sun Araw, "Bump Up (High Step)"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan moms||
Are the best moms.
|3 weeks 2 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.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm so sad for you||
|5 weeks 6 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?
|6 weeks 2 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? ;-)
|6 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day 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?
|8 weeks 2 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 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:
|9 weeks 3 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.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||for serious||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I hate adidas so very, very||
I hate adidas so very, very much.
|11 weeks 3 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||this image popped into my head when i turned the game on||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||In re: pic showing him as||
never mind, thought i'd found something but nope.
|13 weeks 2 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.
|13 weeks 3 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.
|14 weeks 6 hours 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."