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|3 hours 54 min ago||Why do you say that? If he||
Why do you say that? If he doesn't come but does well at his next stop but no Super Bowl and whatever plan B we end up with turns out to be Hole 2.0, why wouldn't he be back in the mix?
|3 hours 57 min ago||Same here. Come to us, sweet||
Same here. Come to us, sweet Jim. May your reign be as delicious as this greatest of all IPAs.
|1 day 7 hours ago||You're on, The Man Down||
You're on, The Man Down Th...! First person to respond with an actual counter-bet, i.e., betting that he will come. (Sorry Jaysin, it's not a wager if we both think he's not coming).
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|2 weeks 4 hours ago||No odds for Dan Mullen? Dang.||
No odds for Dan Mullen? Dang.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This seems...||
...pretty accurate actually. A step down from the top 2-3 tiers*, but very competitive with almost anybody and a neutral-court toss-up with any team worse than Kansas, even with our defiiciencies.
*Not based on anything other than eyeball analysis, but here is how my brain is organizing top-25 teams right now. There's a clear dropoff in "likelihood of winning national championship" between each group:
Tier 1: Kentucky
Tier 2: Duke, Wisconsin, Zona, Louisville
Tier 3: Texas through Kansas
Tier 4: Carolina through Maryland (Michigan is in this group)
Tier 5: Oklahoma through Utah.
A couple of teams outside the top 25 have a chance to make deep runs in March-April, but not really. Never count out UConn, as we learned last year during the Most Enraging National Championship Ever.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You||
are a crazy person. +1 for sheer esotericness of that stat.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I saw this headline on||
I saw this headline on Deadspin and nearly fainted. Thankfully it appears to be a sick, cruel joke on us all. Damn you Deadspin. Damn you to hell.
He Just Heard Michigan's Not Going to Fire Brady Hoke
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think you missed the point.||
I think you missed the point. The "NOBODY" there is "nobody better than Brady Hoke." It's not that any old MAC coach wouldn't jump at the chance to coach here, although at this point the smarter ones might not, but that if we're talking about impact on next year's season ticket sales MAC coaches don't count as "not nobody." They are nobody.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fire Wellman.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Au revoir, Brady||
Au revoir, Brady
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Why why why is offensive||
Why why why is offensive creativity?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Kerridge=MVP||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Y u no throw deep to||
Y u no throw deep to funchess?
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I didn't actually think the||
I didn't actually think the officiating was that unbalanced. A couple calls/non-calls went their way and I don't remember any going ours but at no point do I remember thinking the refs were robbing us.
This game makes me super excited about the basketball season. Michigan is so young -- Donnal looks like the world's biggest 10-year-old! -- and will spend the year growing and growing under Beilein's expert tutelage. Getting way ahead of myself here but this has the makings of a team that could surprise the hell out of people come March. Talented, uneven, still learning, don't always play 100% all the time. As they gel in all kinds of ways I think they'll end up being a pretty good team.
EDIT: This is Donnal. I know football coaches talk about recruiting kids who don't shave yet because if they're good enough to get noticed but not yet growing facial hair they probably have a lot of growing left to do. But Donnal looks like his balls haven't even dropped yet. That is a good thing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"We"? Who is "we"? Are you||
"We"? Who is "we"? Are you really somehow disappointed that the president of the University of Michigan is not working along the preferred AD-hiring timeline of a small group of anonymous and semi-anonymous commenters on a moderately popular internet site?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Mods can impose vote counts.||
Mods can impose vote counts. See, for example, Wolverine Devotee's post-emailgate million-point boost. Most likely CarolinaBlue posted something offensive or stupid or offensively stupid and got a nice big 100,000-vote neg.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Or "Mullen It Over This Week"||
Or "Mullen It Over This Week" if, you know, we end up with some other coach than Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Including, you have to||
Including, you have to imagine, every last drop of joy and happiness that HE got out of the program. Can't be fun getting your dream job and fucking it up with such royal completeness. So long, Brady. May you have happier days somewhere far, far away from Michigan Stadium.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||After watching Duke-MSU and||
After watching Duke-MSU and then Kentucky-KU last night, I woke up this morning and my first conscious thought was, "Jesus Christ, Kentucky is tall as shit."
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Doesn't matter because they||
Doesn't matter because they can make the #5 team in the country shoot 20% and play scared from about three minutes into the first half.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||I have it on good authority||
I have it on good authority that no one at SI has watched football since 2007.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Oh man I wanna see that||
Oh man I wanna see that thread. Missed it at the time.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for this. Can you do||
Thanks for this. Can you do the analysis for past years? It always seemed to me like M's injury rate was higher under Barwis than other teams', as it does now for Wellman. That might just be proximity bias because I obviously pay more attention to Michigan than to other teams, but this is starting to confirm that vague suspicion.
For further reading: "Prediction of Sports Injuries by Mathematical Models" (free full text):
"Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments. ... The most common cause of sports injuries is improper training whether from a technical or tactical point of view or simply training that is poorly planned and executed (Shaffer, 2006). The athlete exposes him or herself to possible sports injuries without adequate preparation for: exposure to potential danger, the playing position or type of activity, the duration of the competition or league, competition level, time dedicated to training and to rest. These variables can be quantified and turned into predictive factors (Ferrara, 2007)."
That statement doesn't prove anything, of course. Just food for thought.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Coming in here a day late (I||
Coming in here a day late (I was in transit yesterday so missed the game) to congratulate both the punter and the counterpunter for being so close to the actual score in their guesses. Good job, gentlemen.
Not a game I'm especially sad to have missed.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Heading home from Kabul,||
Heading home from Kabul, gettin' ready to spend 33 hours in transit. Will miss Michigan's devastation of our even sadder Northwestern cousins. But on the other end...bacon. And in the meantime, this incredibly hypnotic gif.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No, it does not. It has five||
No, it does not. It
has five syllables. That's right.
Broke by arr-o-gance.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||When I saw this the first||
When I saw this the first thing that popped into my head was literally "Ode to Joy." Even before I saw that the Beaker version is on the front page. That one is great but the full choir captures the feeling in my heart a bit better.
So, go listen to "Ode to Joy" and share my, our, the world's, well, joy.
Bye Dave, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
|7 weeks 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.