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|1 day 10 hours ago||Here is my contribution to||
Here is my contribution to this wonderful idea. The masses to the left and right of the shield are wolverines, god help me.
If someone cleans this up and makes a shirt of it I'd drop $20 on it, no problem.
NB2: I am also bad at Latin.
|1 day 15 hours ago||+1000. This really was one of||
+1000. This really was one of the most remarkable moment of the whole business. For two reasons:
1. This was in the course of him trying to describe how his feelings were hurt by people saying out loud that he should be fired. He was trying to say something like, "I've got feelings, you know."
2. Yes you are, Dave. That's the entire fucking point. Your tone deafness is truly breathtaking in its completeness.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Is this a serious question?||
Is this a serious question? This is like asking why Mississippi State isn't recruiting like Oklahoma, USC, and Alabama yet.
|4 days 21 hours ago||He knows they won't bench||
He knows they won't bench him? What the hell are you talking about? They DID bench him. Remember, just the other week, when Shane Morris started and then got his ankle fucked up and then got concussed, and only then did they put Gardner back in?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Because gray is classy as||
Because gray is classy as shit.
|5 days 14 hours ago||How does this post not have||
How does this post not have more upvotes? Only two as I write this comment. Great first post.
|5 days 23 hours ago||what is the source of your||
what is the source of your avatar? google search turns up oklahoma university as the primary hit. is it a shopped version of a hot sooner girl?
|5 days 23 hours ago||The best beer available in my||
The best beer available in my hotel in Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Miller Genuine Draft.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Double post.||
|1 week 2 hours ago||I never saw any evidence that||
I never saw any evidence that Barwis was a good S&C coach, and in fact, apart from his extremely impressive hype machine, the only knowledgeable commentary I ever saw on his methods -- from Charlie Francis and the various S&C coaches on his forum* -- was derisive. The kitchen-sink, yelling-and-screaming approach may help motivate kids to work hard in the gym but that's really only a small part of the S&C coach's responsibility. Helping ensure proper rest and nutrition, using appropriate methods and volumes to improve measurable qualities that enable kids to play better without interfering with their ability to have high-quality practices, and building a strong physical foundation so that kids are less likely to get injured are much more important.
It's disheartening to have so many soft-tissue injuries, and while to some extent those are fluky and Just Happen in a sport like football, it's the S&C staff's job to prevent them as much as possible. The fact that we have so many makes me skeptical that what Wellman et al. are doing is really effective or optimal. In S&C there may be many ways to skin a cat, but there are many more ways to skin a cat messily while also slicing off part of your thumb.
*FWIW, they also had little respect for his predecessor, Gary Moeller.
|1 week 2 days ago||Same reason Duke fans barely||
Same reason Duke fans barely acknowledge Maryland fans:* Because when your main rival is someone else, but their main rival is you, it's much more fun to lord over them and condescend to them than to bring them up to your level by treating them the same way you treat Rival Numero Uno.
Nothing makes Sparty madder than that Michigan talks down to them.
*Yes, I know this is dead now. And, as a Duke fan** who grew up down the street from College Park, it saddens my heart.
**Shut up, my mom went to Duke and my dad went to UNC and I just had to pick when I was little, okay?
|1 week 2 days ago||Could somebody not make||
Could somebody not make t-shirts this week that say exactly that? FIRE BRANDON BEAT STAEE?
|1 week 4 days ago||This is seriously one of the||
This is seriously one of the worst straw-man arguments I've ever seen.
|1 week 6 days ago||Speaking as if DB is already||
Speaking as if DB is already out the door is dangerous from a possible-future-disappointment perspective. It's totally possible that this ass-covering will work. As many others have pointed out, he's got backing from at least the school's highest-profile donor, and probably a bunch of other rich assholes besides. And shake-ups suck for bureaucracies. The Regents may well decide to ride out the storm, force him to be a bit nicer, and then go about their business.
I hope not, just saying maybe let's not get our hopes up too high.
|1 week 6 days ago||Can some wonderful person||
Can some wonderful person please make a James Ross highlight package as called by James* Ross? I'm thinking "GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY, THEY'VE KILLED HIM" on that one where he puts the G on his ass. Our JR has earned it, I think.
*Yes, I know it's "Jim."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My senior year, I sat (stood)||
My senior year, I sat (stood) right behind a guy who would show up absolutely blasted every game, usually decked out in M gear (he even had a maize cape with blue block-Ms on it, or maybe it was a blanket that he tied around his neck). He would scream bloody murder for about three quarters and then kind of fade and just stand there, swaying, until the game was over.
Currently, I sit next to my girlfriend on the couch or at the bar. If the game is exciting and going well, she watches with some enjoyment and cowers when I jump around and high-five everyone in the vicinity after big plays. If the game is boring or going badly, she does something else while I sit, absorbed and unable to pay attention to her.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They need to lose at some||
They need to lose at some point so that Mullen can become our coach. If they win the NC there's no way he can leave.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Actually, I wrote the post,||
Actually, I wrote the post, failed to hit Save, went and did something else, then came back and hit Save, then saw that I'd been beaten to the punch.
Life is hard.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty sure that's a Pulp||
Pretty sure that's a Pulp Fiction reference, and that the Weird Al line is "get medieval on your heinie."
EDIT: God damn it TIMMMMMMMMMMAY.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I came.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||OK then||
The Knowledge is not a wishy-washy source of knowledge. The Knowledge's knowledge is absolute and clear.
In this instance, the Knowledge seems, to ignorant readers, to have chosen its words poorly, introducing ambiguity that is not intrinsic to the Knowledge. "2015" can refer to any part of next year, up to and including football season.
Therefore, I challenge the Knowledge to clarify its statement about whether Brady Hoke will be HC and Dave Brandon will be AD for mere days or weeks of 2015, or whether they will retain their posts through the 2015 football season.
I CHALLENGE THE KNOWLEDGE TO CLARIFY ITS STATEMENT. WHAT SAY YOU, KNOWLEDGE?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I second this question. Very||
I second this question. Very important clarification.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I love this diary but||
I love this diary but couldn't read it today. I'll try again later in the week. But right now (and here's my answer for the guy who started the "do the losses still sting" thread), it hurts too much.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I just want to second this. I||
I just want to second this. I came out of a community and set of schools where sports weren't that important, and where, frankly, most of our teams sucked. My HS was the biggest in the state but we couldn't win jack shit because (A) too many kids were academinically ineligible and (B) the administration and community around the school didn't care that much. I decided to go to Michigan instead of any of the other schools I got into because of the culture of fandom. I wanted to have sports teams to root for and to be surrounded by other people who also loved those teams, and by golly I got what I was looking for.
If it hadn't been for the teams, and football especially, I probably would have gone to McGill.
Sports matter a LOT at Michigan, and it's not just the relatively small and slightly-unhinged-in-our-level-of-devotion contingent on MGoBlog for which that's true. Schlissel has to care whether he likes it or not.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||How does Ferrigno still have||
How does Ferrigno still have a job? Serious question. Ordinary leadership response to heavy criticism is to fire underlings (see, for example, every NFL coach that has ever struggled) who are perceived to have screwed things up. Hoke firing Ferrigno and replacing him with some special teams coach poached from a place with famously good special teams (like, I don't know, Rutgers) would give him the appearance of making positive changes. And might in fact even BE a positive change.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||yes.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Dearly beloved, on this most||
Dearly beloved, on this most positive of Fridays, in this most positive of bang threads, let us join together in hope and prayer, that we be strong together in our love of our school and our teams, that our next athletic director and coach be excellent at their respective jobs, and that LSUFreek be seized by the inspiration necessary to solve our deeply felt need for a comprehensively awesome gif of our current plight.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Praise God, some good news.||
Praise God, some good news.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What Ace said x||
What Ace said x 11,000,000,000.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||TDs in the red zone!||