Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Ron Johnson||
Ron Johnson (the one from Muskegon that went to USC) really fried me and made me realize that the process of 18 year olds picking a college sometimes just doesn't make any sense.
Also, Myron Rolle and Dashawn Hand come to mind as guys that said they were looking for great academics and then picked FSU and Alabama.
So, yeah, I've learned to just say "whatever".
|5 days 21 hours ago||Northwestern||
Not that I think they deserve a #1 ranking anywhere, but I'm really disturbed by the way so many people seem to be looking past them to sparty.
|6 days 18 hours ago||You Beat me to it||
That was a great example of just terrible color commentary. Diarrhea of the mouth. Absolutely thoughtless. Unoriginal. Idiotic.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Ridiculous||
For Trey to be that high as a 6 foot defender.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Much obliged||
For your level of restraint and very clear explanation for why you have it. This kind of caveat is sorely needed in stories like this.
|1 week 2 days ago||wtf?||
the forecast has the eye of the hurricane a few hundred miles south on Saturday afternoon and prediction of "light rain" throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. What's all the fuss?
|1 week 3 days ago||Sorry||
For using the second person. Lazy. Less typing. Got me.
|1 week 3 days ago||Tempered enthusiasm||
Much as I'd love to see an athlete like Gary, after 10 years of following recruiting, I'm weary and leary of the superstar that doesn't want to make a commitment by the fall of his senior year. Either you love Michigan or you don't. And if the latter, good luck to you. We're moving on and we like our star walkon DT just fine, thanks.
|1 week 3 days ago||Where||
Where were the big words? Just curious. I'd say it's more gritty, natural exposition and emotional outlay.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know||
I think it's kind of gorgeous.
|1 week 4 days ago||there, you went and made me||
You wild-ass stat ratio thing there kind of irks me. Now I have to go look it up.
Ok, just the BYU game, rb stats only.
They ran 10 plays for less than 3 yards gained and 3 plays for 10 or more. On those 13 plays they gained 103 yards, for an average of about 7. I'll take those. On the other 29 stupid, mundane non-extreme plays that make, you know first downs and stuff but seem to bore you, they averaged about 3.5. I'll take those too.
Further research indicates Utah running game was awful any way you slice it. But overall, thru 4 games, they're averaging about three 10+ Gains per game, against about eleven 2 or less gains. So the one-to ten ratio you tossed out really only applies to the Utah game and the rest completely negates it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Amen||
I'm 56. The lions were dead to me in 1982. Hadn't won a playoff game yet in my life up until then. 33 years later... One?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Lots of apparel||
if you figure the whole department, coaches and athletes, adds up to about 1,000, then the deal affords $5,300 in apparel per year to each of them. Seems like a lot even at full retail. Am I wrong? How many sweatshirts do you need?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Shadow of the goal line||
Ace, I can't tell if you're mocking Brent Musberger here re one of the cliches that irritates the hell out of me. The shadow of a goal line is cast only on the turf upon which it is painted. The original phrase was "shadow of their own goal post", which made sense back in the day when the posts and crossbar were on the goal line. Someone else in this post referred to "shadow of their end zone" which is even more nonsensical. Can we please rid ourselves of this verbal narcotic, at least on this board and leave it to asses like Mussberger?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure about the need for explosiveness||
There's been a lot to read about and film to look at lately with regard to power running offenses. Chris Brown's Grantland article quotes Stanford's David Shaw saying "We live for the 4- or 5-yard gains; the 4- or 5-yard gains are the body blows".
Two games in, I think we're seeing a similar mentality in Shaw's mentor, now coaching for Michigan. And I personally like it. First, the RB must be powerful, a bruiser. If he's elite-level fast, we'd welcome it, but so will every other school.
Conversely, I don't think a 210 lb speedster is going to do as well within this scheme.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Love this hit||
This is the Seattle model. Lead, blast with the shoulder. Good stuff.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, music is an unqualified form of expression...||
... But the guns? Cumong man.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Zero.||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||rotation||
I'll start off with a bottle of Duvel or Chimay. After that, I'm going to Glenmorangie, aged in Sherry-oak.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Love this!||
Great effort. That said, I have to think Michigan's defense will be better than you're predicting. You've got them giving up 23 points a game, which would be a tad more than last year and rank about 28th in FBS last year. I think they'll be better than that.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||9-3||
9-3, losses to Utah, MSU, OSU. I know, that's pretty much chalk. But until we see what happens on the field tomorrow night, we're as clueless as we've been since 2011.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Easy.||
But seriously: Butt.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Are we ready for some football?||
This signals that only one major post remains to be written -- Brian's game eve preview.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nickelback||
Playing a spread offense, you'd think nickel back would be a set piece position, in which case Ross comes out, right? So who's the fifth DB?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||he will appear this week.||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Having captains completely defeated is a bad thing.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Benda and Dalimonte||
Nobody's commented on this so I have to.
Q: Jim are there any other long term injuries (besides Mone)?
A: Benda and Dalimonte.
Two walk-ons. A 223 lb linebacker and a 5-9 DB. Two guys who we know and JH knows and all the people in the room know will never see a meaningful snap in a winged helmet.
So, what is he doing here? Those are the only player names he volunteered in the entire presser. Is he being serious, or funny? I laughed out loud. He threw out the same kind of thing a couple weeks ago with Hewlett and Wrobleski. Same thing. Two undoubtedly great kids that he cares about, but we all know are irrelevant to the press corps.
My point is Harbaugh is a benevolent genius, using a platform which he completely disdains to call out a few kids who's names will never be heard from again. And to throw a useless bone to the corps to chew on.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||But, it's not really "game week" yet||
Since the game is next Thursday, game week technically should not start until tomorrow. This would be like starting week 2 game week and doing a game 1 postgame presser before playing game 1.
I was thinking about how practice and meetings would be scheduled today and tomorrow. If they want to simulate as accurately as possible a "game week", tomorrow would be like a Sunday -- they would rest and/or do a light workout and spend a lot of time with film.
Likewise, if today is like Saturday -- game day -- they would have a full, tough scrimmage today with a lot of running around and complete exhaustion.
OMG, why can't I think about anything else!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
That kid has got some burst in those legs.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Where is mike McCray?||
McCray is one of those bafflingly yet to be relevant, superb athletic specimen. Throw in Dymonte and Shallman too. Is the light not going on?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This is Bo-rilliant||
Some poobah in the US Golf Association once said of the U.S. open course setup, "we don't intend to punish the best golfers in the world. We intend to identify them."
Harbaugh stacking the team up in an old, non-AC dorm will go a long way toward identifying those who stay...
... And those who know they're never going to play or aren't sure they want to be on a football team anymore are gonna say screw this bullshit... and won't stay.
Gotta believe this culture explains the departure of Samuelson and Miller -- and no offense or discredit is made to either of those guys -- they made good choices for themselves.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
Appreciate the chart work, thanks. Especially like the full schedule vs Power 5 comparison. As for analysis and construction, stay in school for a couple more years and keep up the studies and practices.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
As excited as I was to see Mone mature into an every down player, I don't think there's a huge drop off in the personnel on the interior. We're still looking at Glasgow, Henry, Hurst, Godin, Pallante and it's nice to know all but the last of those has experience. I think the interior will be fine, and next year, with all of them returning, Katy bar the door!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Running back||
I've liked Wyatt from the day he committed. I just thought he could do so many things with that frame. But I honestly did not expect him to stick at RB. We shall see. Such a crowded position. And with Isaac, you basically have two guys with the same dimensions.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good memories||
I was a student in the early 80s and was able to carry in a 12-pack on my shoulder every Saturday. The middle aged alums made a habit of carrying in too. My impression, of the students that drink now, is that they get obliterated before they enter the gates. Sure we drank a few before the game, but if we wanted to get drunk at least we could pace ourselves to make it through four quarters without falling down.
So, I guess I would say no, don't sell it in the stadium but also go back to letting people carry in.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Missed that game||
Because my sister had to marry a complete asshole on that day.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"Wrobleski and Hewlett"||
Could be the funniest non-answer he's made yet.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wow.||
Boy do I like this guy Rudock. He acts like he's been there before.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Lots of noise||
HARBAUGH's going to make it hard for us to keep any semblance of an unofficial depth chart. Not a clear distinction between his FBs, flex TEs and inline TEs, and there are a dozen guys who kinda sorta fill those roles. Winovich and Poggi are wild cards, but so are K. Hill, Shallman and even Pallante. Add to them the "incumbents": Williams, Butt, Kerridge and Houma, and then throw in Bunting and Wheatley.
Like everything else about this team, we just won't know until we see it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||"R"||
It's Navin R Johnson, to be precise, and he has a Special Purpose!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||nary a man||
No returning players were named even All Conference "honorable mention" last year. Butt seems like the only possibility to make this ESPN list.
But the important lists are the ones in December -- All Conference and All American. I think Butt, G.Glasgow, Lewis, Morgan and Bolden have a shot for All Conference. It's also plausible that one of the 5th year transfers might make it there.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||correct||
That's why I just listed them all in order of position with no editorial. Anybody spending any time at all on this site and others knows who've contributed and who haven't out of that group.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||This can only mean a lot of firm handshakes next spring...||
Either JH is lying, which I doubt, or he's expecting to non-renew a lot of 5th year guys next Spring, given the 20+ class he's building.
From the Depth Chart by Class, there are 15 of these coming up:
D. Johnson, Darboh, Chesson, Magnusen, Kalis, Braden, Bars, Godin, Henry, R. Glasgow (assuming scholarship), Wormley, Strobel, Gant, Richardson, Clark
(Hoke deserves credit for retention of players, but should also be dinged for failure to develop. About half of those guys won't be starters this year and probably not next year either.)
I was expecting to see omissions in the Fall Roster, but apparently not. BTW, anybody know when that roster first gets published -- Media Day maybe?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Howard/21 No!||
If you retire 21, then why not 2? I don't think either should be. Those, and maybe #1 and #77 are the modern-era legends jerseys and should be assigned to players worthy of them and appropriate to them. I tend to agree with Braylon on this distinction... and obviously, #4 should be added as well!
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Thank-you||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Wish him the best||
I feel for the guy and the tough decision he had to make. May he score a touchdown!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Lake Michigan||
The lake is very high this year so beaches tend to be a little more confined than in years past. I'll just throw out my own local knowledge of the New Buffalo area... Rent a house in Grand Beach or Union Pier/Lakeside. Prices vary based on proximity to the lake. You can get a reasonable rate 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the beach but definitely stay on the lake side of Red Arrow Hwy/12.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||about Forbes||
I've worked for over 30 years in Advertising Media -- Strategic Planning, Negotiation, buying, etc. and have a lot of experience with Forbes properties. (That experience includes being entertained on the Boeing 727 named "Capitalist Tool", sailing on the yacht, visiting the museum in NYC, attending parties, etc.)
Forbes Magazine and its companion website are not the most upstanding in the industry. In fact, in the early days of digital advertising when traffic monitoring was basically one-dimensional, Forbes was paying people to click on ads. That's right, using a bank of computers in some third world country, they were fraudulently representing that Forbes readers were engaging with Forbes advertisers.
Also, as a reader, I don't ever recall an article that stuck with me.
All I'm saying.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The silverdome||
Basically a utility shed with 80,000 seats and AstroTurf. Times have changed. My dad transferred his lions season tickets from Tiger Stadium. I remember reading in the game day program, first season, that the silverdome was completed much more cost efficiently than other contemporary stadiums, most notably the Superdome. Pontiac was basically bragging about being cheap, which would not be a positive attribute now. No wonder the lions only used it for 27 years.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||"So you're saying... There's||
"So you're saying... There's a chance."
|12 weeks 2 days ago||careful...||
I have bad plantar fasciaitis and I believe it was triggered late last summer by a number of trips to the beach (New Buffalo). Yzerman, you must have good strong arches, otherwise the instability of the sand surface puts a lot of stress on the fascia. Just saying to flat-footed people like me, don't go barefooted on sand.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Hate it||
MM/Harrelson were so damn good together. This screenplay leaves me confused and bored. Watched the first episode twice, which was customary last year. Watched the second episode and just kind of gave up. Why do directors have to make it so hard to follow a plot?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Good idea||
I didn't use a driver for the first 10 years I played and worked my way into the low teens handicap because of it. Admittedly, drivers got a lot more forgiving at some point which made the graduation easier.
Groove your irons first, then move up.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Play!||
This is something I guess I just don't appreciate about being A Head pro, that you can't play a round at least once a week. Or maybe it's that you don't want to play when the not particularly attractive opportunities arise, I..e, with an annoying club member or current student. I feel for you.
My best was a 79 at Cantigny, Wheaton, IL. Don't remember which tees.
Shoutout to the Pro that I'm currently hooked up with (golf, you perverts), Steve Dell at Whittaker Woods in New Buffalo. It's a great track, run to be respectful of golf and fun.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Actually,||
No, concussions are bad and playing a kid who may have just had one is unacceptable. hoke is certainly responsible and to blame for the post-concussion snap, but it was not a conscious decision. Not having enough adults on the sideline was why every event in that series took place and that lack was a conscious decision of a head coach putting together a program badly.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||A little harsh||
Hoke was guilty of ignorance, not bad judgment. So, I tend to forgive him for that one snap Morris took. What I don't forgive is that his staff and sideline organization was so inept that Bellomy couldn't find his fucking helmet when he was next in. That and too many or too few men on the field for special teams play -- basically the same problem.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Continuity||
Not posted yet on this thread. Whenever I read about an OL unit excelling, the first thing mentioned is continuity. Then, the next sentence talks about Trust. I'd love for one of our football wonks to chime in on this (looking at you Magnus). Specifically what is it that one player does to engender trust in another? And how does trusting one another make for better unit performance?
Because they've now got a fair helping of experience together, My answer to Kass would be that the state of the OL will be strong in 2015, like improving from a C to a B or better. And I'm keen on this particular post because I think it's the most important unit on any football team. I think the 2015 unit will be a big part of pulling out 9 wins. I'll hang up and listen.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Or...||
Went through the pockets of an unconscious guy at a bar.
Isn't it fun to make things readable?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Jones, Houma||
Jones loses his number to a sure-to-redshirt freshman QB. Houma loses his to a grad transfer punter. Should we not be elevating these two on the potential attrition list?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||McGary in the stands||
Did anybody else notice the shot in the stands framing none other than Mitch McGary cheering on his alma mater? His usual big, enthusiastic grin.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Same place as The Kordell pass||
Straight away from the pass in the north end zone. The two plays are my most indelible moments of winning and losing in the stadium.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||a similiar curiosity||
I've posed this to several people and a clear answer has never been arrived at. A car is travelling behind a flat-bed tow truck that's got it's ramp all the way down to the road level. The truck is traveling at 30 MPH, the car, on cruise control, is going 31 MPH. Eventually, the cars front wheels hit the ramp.
When the drive wheels (front or rear) hit the ramp, what happens to the car? Does it lurch forward and slam into the cab of the truck?
If it's RWD, do the front wheels instantly decelerate from X # of RPMs to near zero? Is that mechanically possible?
|21 weeks 2 days ago||You forgot||
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Almost political||
The polarity of the Cutler debate is very strong. I don't get why some Bears fans DO like Cutler. Those of us dissatisfied with him aren't comparing him to former Bear QBs. We're comparing him to ten other current NFL QBs that are better and get paid about the same or less. The Bears paid way too much for a guy that thinks he can just wing it on raw talent.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with you, Don||
Norfleet's body of work as a returner didn't hold a candle to what Steve Breaston accomplished for Michigan. I don't even think I'd put him in my top 5. I loved Norfleet's enthusiasm and colorful demeanor, but I never thought of him as a big-time player.
Best wishes to him. Moving on now.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||no argument there||
no argument there.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Jayru Campbell||
Hard to believe he's even showing up on a field to workout after all the trouble he's gotten himself into.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Just do it||
I was a spoiled kid. My dad got me a $8/hour job with a bar buddy who owned a fly by night construction company. I'd just finished my freshman year, so I was invincible, stupid and lazy. My coworkers were two 40-something career laborers with union cards. problem was, this wasn't a union job, so they were working for $5/hour. Those two guys taught me a lot.
We were tasked with a particularly miserable job, working down in a hole trying to scrape and shovel out mucky, thick dirt and pass it up in a bucket. I was convinced this was an illogical task that required a more clever solution. One of the guys put his hand down for me to grab and he yanked me out of the hole, and then proceeded to dress me down by simply saying, "there ain't no use in talkin about it. You need to get back in that hole and just DO THE JOB." But instead of letting me go back down, he did it himself, just to show me what a prima Donna I was being.
I think of it regularly and often.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||An idea||
I live and work in Downtown Chicago and I'm sick of the NFL draft before it's even started. So, I'm a little jaded right now about the boss of pro sports. That said, I've always thought Ohio North and Ohio South would be great names for the Browns and Bengals.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks.||
I knew there had to be a few. I think the MSU pipeline from BR has been pretty well established over, ok, 30 years, similar to Cass Tech and Wilcher for Michigan and Glenville and Ginn for OSU. Always a few exceptions to the rule in each case, but I think the exceptions are fewest when it comes BR and the stonewalling of Michigan.
Oh, and Waggle, you didn't really just come to the board today did you?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Brother Rice||
Aside from getting this commitment, I think the best part of this news is that the Fracassa-to-MSU pipeline seems to have gone dry and Brother Rice is now a school in play for Michigan. It's about time! Can anybody name any player from BR to come to Michigan and have any success in the last 40 years?
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Corrected||
I stand. Thanks.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Comcast, Trammell||
I actually think that Comcast is more important because of the sheer humanity involved. 10s of millions of customers have to overpay for services delivered by the worst effing company in America. That's important.
As for Trammell, I too spent a lot of time in consternation over a different snub: losing the MVP award to George Bell in 1984. Granted, this was before advanced metrics, so the writers can be excused for only having the basic stats. But even with basics, Tram's offensive production was close enough to Bell's that, as a shortstop vs a left fielder, he should have gotten it. If the two had been traded/flipped teams at the beginning of the season, no question Toronto, not Detroit would have won the division because the latter would have been without a great shortstop while anybody can hold down left field.
Also, the Tigers won the damn division!
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Paul Maturo||
1982 Lacrosse Club. Went on to a cup of coffee with the Detroit pro club.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||What's Plan B?||
Don't get me wrong, I love Peppers and am totally stoked to see him go at it. However, guys like Peppers or Woodson come along once every 10-15 years. No question you build your scheme around such extraordinary talent, but what happens when that one piece is removed?
Am I being an alarmist?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Webber||
To your last point (and I don't claim to know anything about basketball) you reminded me of Chris Webber and how shockingly quickly he could get the ball from below his waist to over the rim.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||55||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Great call!||
I forgot about that as most would, but that was clearly a missed call and if it had gone right I wouldn't have to listen to my partner, a Texas guy, remind me that Nebraska won, at the time, the mythical NC. Never mind that M got more first place votes between the coaches and writers. Nebraska won the coaches poll (UPI or USAT, can't remember) because TomOsbourne was retiring. M won the writers poll (AP). Split NC.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Crable's helmet-to-helmet contact on Troy Smith||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||This seems to be a||
This seems to be a Muppet-worthy turn of events... to me anyway. Why you no like Muppets anymore, Brian?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I liked the way it was||
Before they started un-retiring jerseys. #1 goes to a great receiver. #2 goes to a great cornerback. Forget all the rest of it.
Oh, and get off my lawn.
|28 weeks 1 hour ago||
I don't think the U issues Twitter accounts.
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||Stribling||
Could he have named Stribling so many times to get a point across?
sounds like he's working really hard to challenge Channing. Which can only mean Channing's a big deal. Awesome to read.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I have not seen confirmation||
But, I saw a lot of smoke --
...His awesome mom joining the staff
...The fact that he went to Stanford which would imply he's a good student and would be accepted (also his minority status and Michigan's diversity effort)
...The fact that he was looking for an Architecture degree, a postgrad program Stanford does not have but Michigan does.
Oh, and (Edit): he's on mgoblog's Depth Chart by Class! I should have started and ended with that!
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Except for Wayne Lyons||
Except for Wayne Lyons
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Now, that sir, is heroic,||
Now, that sir, is heroic, assuming you put yourself at risk.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Nope.||
Helpfulness is great. Is something like this heroic? Only if you put yourself in danger. Otherwise you're just being a decent human.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Hasn't everyone helped a crash victim on I94?||
Guys, I know this is going to sound like I'm blowing my horn, sobeit. It's just such an uncanny coincidence I thought I had to share. Back in about 1981 when I was a student I was working for the Ann Arbor Inn (no longer in business) driving flight crews to and from Metro. I was returning empty one morning and just about at the exact same place as this accident -- Westbound near State Street -- a woman wiped out right in front of me, T-boned the median and, fortunately, slid to a stop.
I pulled over to help. I ended up moving her car so that it wasn't in traffic and then I gave her a ride into town. It's wierd how you take a moment to take in the situation and decide if you should help or not.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Double post||
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Don't get this||
Why would a fraternity have insurance for damages caused by criminal vandalism committed by its members? Why would the fraternity be liable for those individual offenses?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I'll take it. Gimme some||
I'll take it. Gimme some Kevin Dudley, please.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||With The very low ceiling||
With The very low ceiling Pallente came in under, I don't see any position change for him as a negative. Actually, I love the move.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Could||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||They're all there||
I was most keenly looking for Bars, Fox. They're there, as are all the others we've yet to see on the field -- JBB, Tuley-Tillman, Dawson, Kugler, Stephenson.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Wither?||
Does wither work better?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Richardson||
I was pretty sure he played ST. as a freshmen and the mgoblog depth chart shows him as a redshirt. I could be wrong on that.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Right?||
That's was the reason for the post. Tom Strobel was touted as some kind of stud and, recognizing that he is probably a fine, young, very large man, what happened?
|34 weeks 1 day ago||No apologes||
Op got a good giggle out of it.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Of course, but maybe...||
I get that the evidence is irrefutable, and of course the team was not eligilble. But maybe, if the Little League had vetted the team -- all of the teams-- in the playoff rounds then JRW wouldn't have ever qualified, and whichever team from Chicago was legit would have moved on to the playoffs and probably wouldn't have made it to the World Series.
For the Little League to have failed last summer and then wait until now to rule is atrocious.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Motivation||
I tend to agree that "motivation" is the biggest intangible. A coach needs to get in the heads of his players in such a way that he doesn't intimidate them but does raise their fear of failure. Watch Belichick mic'd up (there are a bunch on YouTube) and you get the idea. Without that, the players are just going through the executions without being intense about it. The Welker/Wally Pipp bit was a fabulous example, in that he was able to apply the needle and find out what Wes was made of -- and know that he should probably let him go elsewhere.
Also, on a different aspect, teaching, I really liked the advice he gave a running back: "don't decide where you're going to go before the snap. Take the ball and go to daylight wherever you find it."
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Hopeful and skeptical at the same time||
There's no doubt Michigan just hired one of the best HCs in the game today, which makes me hopeful. Skeptical, because it's hard to imagine any coach has a monopoly on Guile. I posed the question in an OP a few weeks ago: what is the secret sauce that successful coaches have. Logical, generic answer is the best combination of the highest quality ingredients. We don't know yet whether we've got those.
Great diary post, BTW.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Architecture||
If he wants to continue to study Architecture, that's a good thing for Michigan, because Stanford does not have a post-grad Arch. program and Michigan has a good one.http://archrecord.construction.com/features/americas_best_architecture_schools/2013/Americas_Best_Architecture_Schools-2014-1.asp
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry||
But this is definitely TL and I wish I hadn't read through it. The only reason I did is brcause over on TTB Magnus has him going blue. Now, all I am is bored.
|36 weeks 19 hours ago||begay comment||
Just watched Notah Begay (i know, awesome name), a very close confidant of Tiger's back to their Stanford days, refer to Steve Sax disease, ie, second baseman who couldn't accurately throw to first. As a lifelong struggling golfer, I can totally relate to "the yips". That it is happening to the greatest golfer thats ever lived is... Humanizing? Terrifying? How can the human brain serve its master so cruelly?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||My rankings||
I've lived in Chicago ever since I graduated from UM in the early 80s. I know a lot of NU and ND grads and have interviewed lots of recent grads for entry level jobs. I would say the quality of students/grads from the three is roughly equal. School reputation is different though. NU and UM are neck and neck. ND isn't even close. And specifically for journalism, Medill is the gold standard.
But, let me go all subjective now:
Campus Aesthetics: UM, NU, ND
So, basically, I do'nt know why a person accepted to Northwestern and Michigan would even consider Notre Dame. (Sorry, Chris T.)
Re taking a step down from these, I have to disagree with those suggesting that. Yes, it is a lot of money, whether financed or paid upfront, but the doors that open to NU and Michigan grads aren't there for grads of lesser programs. There is a presumption, justified I think, because employers have to make bets too, that those kids have got what it takes.
Please commence flaming of my subjective tripe.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously?||
What about his ridiculously premature commitment to a staff that has since been fired would make you think he was solid?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
MH75, that is a bombshell of a post. Were you a tutor? Do please expand. Did you work with other players? Dude, you are a treasure trove historian under wraps!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Stop it!||
Denigrating a recruit is, i thought, bad form around these pages. I hope the young man chooses what is best for him. BYO, STFU.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Touche||
It goes both ways, Don. Mike McCray's dad was a captain at Ohio at the same position.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I think it goes all the way to POTUS||
I think it goes all the way to POTUS and the american people.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||heard this before||
"We're going to be tough. We're going to be physical. We're going to have an identity."
Doesn't this sound like the same spiel every new OL coach or OC gives? Not criticizing the coaches, per se, rather the gist of the article is "water is wet" kind of stuff.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Dyin' here||
That is one hell of a funny gif. I know a lot of old people defending bird feeders in their retirement that would love it.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Hello, please?||
I don't ever recall being so anxious to see a Hello post on these pages. It's been too long, like since July that an actual commitment has stuck.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||The dark side, yes||
ESPN has it out for us indeed. In fact, since they were so badly stung 7 years ago with the Herbstreit/Miles thing, now they're getting revenge by trolling us, egging us on because they know what freekin geeks we are about Harbaugh!
Makes perfect sense!
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Thank-you||
For being one of the only commenters to take a stab at an answer. I tend to agree with "fear" and can think of two other coaches that matched that description, Schembechler and Ditka. And of course, those two share Harbaugh as QB in common.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Please share||
Regardless of whether you've met an astronaut, please share the answer.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Not one side or the other.||
I dont see this as news on the bad side or the good. I see it as a healthy family.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||not much||
Don't follow them. Don't RT them. That's about it.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Gtfo||
This is the shit that happens after midnight when mods are scarce.
How dare you take the name of one of my favorite Wolverines and spew that shit.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||No names||
I've always respected PSU and USC for having no names on the jersey back. In the Mgoblog UFR era I'ive softened on this a bit for the obvious reason. Still, this program needs a reboot and i could see that being a key element.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Wiley||
The Wiley non-denial walkback of his original tweet on Friday.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Your inference||
Thats exactly what I was thinking when I read his walkback. Didnt deny it, but instead simply said he'd let somebody else break the story when it was time. The walkback was what made me more optimistic.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed on Hackett||
Pure speculation here, but I believe Hackett reached out to Harbaugh's agent within a few days of being appointed AD. What I imagine he told him was, the job is yours and the money will be at the highest level and will include provision for buyout of the 49er contract. In other words, you have plenty of time to think about where you want your next job, we are giving you the best offer youre going to get and we'll wait for you until your season is over. When the season's end became clear, the official paperwork was delivered.
And, I believe what Marcellus Wiley tweeted is the truth. Wiley isn't the typical journalism major-turned sports hack looking for followers and retweets. He's a high school valedictorian, sociology major at Columbia (yes, the Columbia in the ivy league) and an NFL pro bowler. I don't see him being interested in getting a scoop.
Has the contract been signed/is that legally possible? Yes and absolutely. Harbaugh can sign a contract that is conditional on satisfying any prior contractual obligations, as in the 49er buyout. After the Wiley tweet, my confidence in Harbaugh being the next coach at Michigan went from 50% to 90%.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Ill take five years||
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Not gonna happen||
harbaugh would not take the Bears job for one reason:
The Halas/McKaskey family ownership is second to last in competence, just ahead of the Fords. Sure, theyve won a few more titles and playoff games than the Lions, but still they're morons and they hire morons to run the team.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Scenario I like best||
I don't think anybody can argue that Hoke has been a man of the highest character and a great mentor, father figure to his student-athletes. At the same time, other than his wife, staff and probably most of the team, there's virtually nobody that wants or expects him to be kept on. So, for Hoke to preside over the banquet next week would be painfully awkward. And yet, it would be a shame for him not to be there with and for his team.
The way to smooth all of this over is to announce this week that he's been relieved of his coaching duties, that a search for a new coach has begun and that Brady will stay on to continue with his administrative duties until the new coach is named.
In other words, everybody knows he's finished, so make it official while at the same time not turning the banquet into a funeral. It should be more like a memorial. A lot of good things happened in the last four years, a great win-loss record not being one of them.
|47 weeks 18 hours ago||thinking along the same lines...||
I'm not sure Braxton would get to the state line without being beaten to death first for treason.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Not "lots"||
Just this past weekend, there were only 10 games kicked off at noon.
How things have changed since Bo responded to reporters asking if he could be more flexible in scheduling for the sake of TV, "We kick off at noon on Saturdays. If you want to come and take pictures, feel free."
|47 weeks 4 days ago||thanks so much||
For the explanation, although it's still a little unclear, right?
The thing reminded me of watching someone cutting vegetables and then cutting themselves -- like an accident that you're watching happen, you somehow know it's going to happen and it happens. (And then you say OHFERGODSAKES and hit fastback on your remote and watch it again, and again, and again .) IIRC, Funchess was moving FAST. The fact that he didn't have the play call and then had to catch up with it explains that; that's infuriating enough.
That it's actually a plausible idea that Gardner called the snap at exactly the wrong time -- if that's what happened I'm just dumbfounded in him.
If, OTOH, it was Miller snapping the ball spontaneously with authority to do so, I'm OK with that, but that's hard to believe too.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||On another note||
Magnus, Brian or anybody else, I'm late to the thread about the Funchess fumble. Riddle me this:
What was Miller's cue for snapping the ball directly into DF's passing body? Did DG call for it or was Miller watching the play clock run out? If the latter, is that common practice for a center? That Funchess was late in his motion is not something that occurred to me until somebody pointed it out (and others cocurred). But still, the snap was just so stupid looking.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Nostalgic||
Great post, btw.
9/24/94. Colorado and Kordell Stewart. My 35th Birthday.
I believe that moment created a malignancy to the morale of the whole team and maybe Mo especially. '94 turned out to be a 4-loss season, so Mo's trajectory was already trending negative. And then came The Incident. Imagine that, a 4-loss season demoralizing a team. Those were the days.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||completely agree||
With "the performance of the football team isn't the only thing... that matters to me."
Which is why I always find it comical when people criticize MSC or now Schlissel for not being engaged or for being indifferent about the football team or AD. They're running an enormous, world class educational institution and the football team is a mere pinkie finger to that.
The president of the University of Alabama, on the other hand has to view the weal of her football program as her institution's financial lifeblood. Can't find it now, but there was the WSJ piece a couple years ago that looked at Universitys' % of ALL revenue derived from football -- for Michigan, it's insignificant, IIRC less than 5% -- for Alabama it's the majority of all University revenue.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||interesting perspective||
It took me a couple re-readings of this inquiry to understand your thrust. If I understand correctly, you're categorizing UM football fans into two buckets: organics and inorganics, or put another way, stakeholders and just plain fans.
What confused me is how you referred to the latter group as "the fanbase", a term that I would not use. Actually, we're all "the fanbase", and most of us are stakeholders, regardless of your survey sample. If anything, I would refer to alums, students and employees as the Base and the rest as, I don't know, local sports fans I guess. For example, if you live in central or southern Illinois and you like baseball, you choose between the Cubs, White Sox or Cardinals. If you live in Michigan, like College Football and didn't go to a college with a football team, you choose between Wolverines, Spartans, or rarely, someone else. And you probably make that choice as a kid, before your dreams are spoiled and you find out (insert school of choice) won't accept you or is too expensive to go to.
Because I haven't lived in Michigan since I graduated 32 years ago, I don't have a lot of acquaintances who are this latter kind of Wolverine fan. In fact, I only have one of these, who falls neatly into the description above-- a guy who grew up a diehard Michigan fan, went to MSU as his second choice and has remained a diehard Michigan fan.
Finally understanding all of this, yes it makes perfect sense that the stakeholders are more concerned with maintaining a long term winning tradition and in the reputation of the U, and that Brandon is jeopardizing this. The others are right now questioning their own existence as Michigan fans, because they could easily give up on Michigan and throw their allegiance elsewhere.
I can't and have no desire to do that because Michigan is in my blood. And Brandon doesn't seem to care about me at all, and I deserve better.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||yes, it happened again||
On the return team.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Norfleet dancing||
I would like to see game film of the punt return when Michigan only had 10 on the field. It's the return man's job to count his teammates. But if he's dancing to the music, maybe he forgot about, you know, football.
If you can't tell, I really don't have an appreciation for those antics. Sorry.
Maybe if you score a touchdown, ever....
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
Why do you make me go look at Utahs schedule to figure out what the fuck TREE is?
Thats just rude.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Alot of words here||
For "Gardner badly underthrew it":
As for Gardner's INT, it was a combination of him trying a bit too hard to get the screen set up to Smith and Braden failing to keep his hands on Zettel. Had Zettel been engaged with Braden (it was clear that he was reading the screen by that point), he probably wouldn't have been able to get his hands up.
|1 year 1 day ago||Two things||
1. Poor player development. Here are 247 composite 4+ star recruits and 2012 class:
Current Starters - Kalis, Bolden, Norfleet, Wilson, Funchess
Current 2nd stringers - Pipkens, Magnusen, Ross, Wormley, RJS, Ojemudia, Williams
Not playing much at all - Richardson, Strobel
14 players with very high upside, of whom we're getting "star" performance out of Funchess and... anyone?
2. Poor Organization. Here I point to Bellomy's missing helmet, concussion-gate and two different occasions with 10-man special teams. (There have to be numerous other examples that we don't even know about.) My point is, this seems to be across-the-board failure to dot i's and cross t's from the HC who's supposed to be acting as CEO. Say what you want about LC's last few years, but you can't say he didn't run a tight ship.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Where does Taylor fit?||
I assume that a healthy Taylor is a top three non safety DB. I don't think it's clear though, what is the pecking order. I think Lewis and Peppers have shown high level chops and Countess was "embarrassed" against ND. Hard to believe a guy wearing #2 isn't going to see the field, but that's the way it looks.
OTOH, rewind to preseason when everyone was healthy, I was convinced that the safety opposite Wilson would be one of the above mentioned CBs, Peppers most likely. jClark seems like the weakest link in the back five. Why not move Peppers back, Countess to nickel and Taylor and Lewis play press/hassle CBs?
(I picked myself to be coach in my own little fantasy football league.)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Learning as they go||
This is pretty much exactly the thinking from both Brian and Balas when they discussed the offense in August in Chicago. Hopefully, what we are seeing scheme wise in the first three games is what we will see all year and execution will do nothing but improve. I am encouraged by the blocking schemes and potential. It will get better. The X factor is Green (or Smith) and the light going on or not. I don't think I've ever given so much consideration to the quality of RB play before. With Hart, Chris Perry or Thomas you just figured they would do what they do. With these guys it seems like they need to execute with their brains as much as their instincts.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Double||
Finally now know how that happens. Stupid browser.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Coaches?||
This conversation concentrates on the coaches, which is probably as it should be. However, is it not fair to lay some of the blame for being slow to get to the line on the guy who leads the huddle? We would have to review huddle time to know for sure, something that can't be done from network game film. I've been to one game this year and had a sense the huddles were, I don't know, studious?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Coaches?||
This conversation concentrates on the coaches, which is probably as it should be. However, is it not fair to lay some of the blame for being slow to get to the line on the guy who leads the huddle? We would have to review huddle time to know for sure, something that can't be done from network game film. I've been to one game this year and had a sense the huddles were, I don't know, studious?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Wilson made a great, saving||
Wilson made a great, saving tackle in the second half last week on punt coverage and got up slowly, got off the field slowly. It looked like an upper body boo boo as he dove for the tackle.
The sideline reporter yesterday said Funchess hurt his OTHER leg when he joined in celebration on the field after the Lewis int. that's why he was limping.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Where||
Oh god, oh god.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||You're not really sure citing||
You're not really sure citing Wikipedia is going to help because you're not really sure what Wikipedia is, obviously.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||My perspective||
I was fortunate enough to be sitting high over the 45 yard line, visitors side. I watched Countess line up with the widest receiver, right in front of me 15-20 times. He was five yards off the line every time and backpedaling from his first step most of those plays. Lewis on the opposite side was in his man's grill for the most part. Countess needs to move over to the slot and make way for Peppers.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Still disagree.||
I think mistakes that Gardner and Wile made were the difference between 31-0 and a close game. Those mistakes weren't made before or after any obvious violent bashing in of heads. This was not powerhouse vs Tomato can. THAT would be curb stomping.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Not a curbstomping||
When you out gain your opponent you have not been curbstomped.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I'm with you||
I'm not panicked either particularly given the state of Michigan's competition going forward.
I was at the game and must have had too much pregame fun because I never noticed the loss of Taylor, even when I was aware that Hollowell and Lewis were on the field all night. If you didn't know your team was without its best DB you'd have been puzzled at the string of key 3rd down conversions ND was making. I say Taylor is best because Countess did not look comfortable playing press and hassle man.
What I do find bothersome is that Gardner is not the guy you want to bail you out of a 3 TD halftime deficit. He reverted to bad Gardner when trying to make things happen.
All of that said, the ground game was working. Funchess is terrific. The LBs are good. With Peppers back and hopefully soon Taylor and Morgan, the defense is going to prove much better than last night. The offense will stick to their knitting and get better.
And Michigan won't play Golson again. That guy had a spectacular night.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||big games and juxtaposition in life||
I can remember big games in the context of my life at the time. Kordell Stewart's hail mary happened on my 35th birthday.
That Notre Dame game came at an especially unique moment of worlds colliding. My wife organized a baby shower for our daughter on that day. Condo neighbors of ours have a huge living room and the very nice lady of the house offered us use of their unit for the shower. The man of the house, a nice guy in his own right, is a die hard domer and admits to a pompous personality. So, here I am being as nice as I can be to these generous hosts in helping to set up the party. Before I went back to our place to watch the game and leave the girls to their shower things, he says to me, verbatim, "you have the most over-rated coach in the country." This, from a guy who's team's coach just got a gargantuan raise, and had the "strategic advantage" thing being repeated by all the pundits. Meanwhile, Carr is coming off of the Season of Infinite Pain and we're already starting to hear "hot seat". So, even before the game and subsequent season transpires, this guy is soooooo wrong!
And, as we know now, he just got wronger and wronger. Oh, wide open.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Great idea||
You go first, DoubleD. The Offense Every Snap is up and ripe for IDing all the players, every play.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||thanks.||
Thanks to all three of you for your explanations. I now understand what it means; it's still ambiguous and I don't think very useful.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'll throw out a jinx:||
ASU doesn't cross the 50 until we see people like Gant, Strobel, Hollowell, Richardson, etc. on the field.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||someone help me||
I have never understood what "the right to rush four" means. As opposed to 3, or 5, or blitz?
I don't get it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Admiration lacking||
Let's face it, Oregon is a subsidiary of Nike. Nobody likes that.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Forty-two weeks||
Since his last post. What could we have done better with more of THE KNOWLEDGE for the last 42 freekin weeks?
Robin Williams and a bunch of people in Mesopotamia would be alive today!
We wouldn't have had the worst winter ever!
Stillborn babies would have lived!
Graham Glasgow would have handed off the keys!
Oh, actually, thanks for stepping in and getting the regents to nix the fireworks, by the way.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Making sure I've got this straight||
So, if I'm understanding, I should probably know how fantasy football is scored/played as a prerequisite in entering a plausible team?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Totally agree||
I was thinking the same thing about Drake Johnson. It doesn't seem right.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Kugler||
I had thought that if ever there was a lineman ready to play in college, it was Kugler above all these others. I wonder what the issue is that's holding him back. He had the guru ratings, the dad who was an NFL O-line coach (and now a head coach), the size, everything.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Fantastic job||
Thanks, that's a real treat to watch. Can you please share the trancy guitarist's name?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||More clarity||
I did not refer to it as awesome.
And the fare was $20 for members of the alumni association and $30 for Walk-ins and non members.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Or he is here for Lolla||
Or the B1G meeting. Or a vacation.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Understood||
That everybody here wants content, which is why we are here. It's also why anything said tonight was known from and already covered by the wolverine and/or mgoblog. Heads were nodding all over the room with every word from both of them.
If my notes were about the content, I would be criticized for not adding anything we don't already know.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Exactly||
The same parallel drawn by Brian and Balas.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I will clarify||
Brian and Balas agree that the offense we see week 12 will be look be the same scheme but better from the one we will see in week one. Not totally pessimistic.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I don't remember||
I don't remember because there was nothing special about what he had to share. That's his thing. INSIDE THE FORT! Don't miss it! Pay for it!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Seriously||
How does one get -100,000 points? You're clearly an asshole. I just didn't know there was so much hate on this site. What did you do?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thank-you||
SRK, for today's moment of levity.
Norfleet is totally better than Stevie B., because the hype for this Junior is totally normal, right?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||i'm old I guess||
And that's a creepy video.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Kind of what I expected||
Not at all intending to spoil the fun, but I don't think people realize how thirsty a cabin cruiser can be. Good for you that you can afford it.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Looks like fun||
But, I must say, I prefer sailboats. Just curious, did you log your distance and how much did you pay for fuel to cover it?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Comfort in a President's indifference to Sports||
I think the most encouraging thing about that interview was the LACK of conversation regarding athletics. I'm as big a Michigan sports fan as anybody, but my pride for the University stands with or without athletics. I've got a degree from one of the greatest schools in the world and I want it to stay that way. If a president has to worry about athletics, I'm not happy with the state of the department. I was turned off by people criticizing MSC for how the RR and Hoch hirings went down, in particular, those finding fault with her lack of attentiveness and sense of urgency. Hiring a head coach for the varsity football team is pretty trivial in the context of all the other issues that she/he oversees from that office.
Should the new guy be keeping an eye on Dave Brandon's marketing circus? Absolutely. I think what he's sown is over the top and irreverent to that which makes Michigan great. Those who are Leaders and Best need not promote themselves to influence the community, state, country and world in a positive way. Nor, with an umpteen billion dollar endowment should the AD be seeking new revenue, fergodsakes. If I were president, I'd want him to put a lid on it. However, Dave Brandon can, like him or not, keep pretty good tabs on his personnel. Leave him be with that, Mr. President, and keep Michigan great.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Great piece, Ace||
Really cool to see how they've both grown up from the first picture to the last.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah||
I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah
|1 year 16 weeks ago||1997, 2011 MFB, others: greatest similarity||
I think I side more to the imperative of "team chemistry" vs. "strong leadership". That said, I think among the many intangibles of winning football games, the most important and common one among winners is...
And I have more examples than just two Michigan football teams.
* 1980 USA Gold medal hockey team
* Umpteen non-dynasty NFL champions (disqualify Patriots, Steelers Packers and pick another)
* The Ryder Cup Europeans, for god sake, pick a year.
True, it's hard to explain the Lions. I just wrote and deleted about 200 words trying, but gave up.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||With all due respect||
I'm sure Shaun Crawford is a fine young man.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||toss up||
It's between Sidney Fine's American History (20th century) and Weather.
Fine was such a UofM treasure and I felt fortunate to have had him.
Weather - I'm not even sure what department it was in but it was great because I'm now an expert at the most talked about subject in the midwest.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||What?||
What does "grandstaff being a stauskus" mean? I can't even imagine an autocorrect in that.
never mind. I googled "grandstaff".
|1 year 23 weeks ago||who are the tigers playing?||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Norfleet||
If Peppers gets reps returning kicks Norfleet has no chance of holding him back. Peppers is bigger, faster and better at eluding tacklers and breaking tackles. Oh, and in those highlights, he caught everything thrown to him!
But seriously, I've never been a big Norfleet fan. IMO, all he has is burst. Peppers has superquick vision that prompts him to move into space the tackler can't get to in time. And if the tackler can get a hand on him, it's not going to take Peppers down. Can't say any of that about Norfleet. How many times has he gone down by the ankle? A hundred?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Different?||
Are you saying this may be different as in Nussmeier or Hoke is going to come out and say to a reporter or at a press conference "yes, we offered Francois a scholarship to the University of Michigan beginning in 2015 and we really hope he faxes in his LOI in about 10 months and stops talking to all those other schools!" And then, looking into the cameras, adds "We love you Francois. I mean we REALLY love you!"
Different, like that?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Michigan WON'T confirm an offer||
Much less even discuss a recruit. Doesn't everyone already know this? The only "confirmation" of an offer has to come from the kid, his coach or his parents.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||My 2 cents||
I am an avid golfer and follower of the professional game. I have been to Augusta National twice.
On with the show.
I think the masters is a top 5 annual sports event and a piece of shit all in one.
It's a classic up there with the Kentucky Derby and the MLB all star game, and it has a great field of respectful competitors.
It's a piece of shit because:
There are only about 40 players that deserve to be there
|1 year 26 weeks ago||yeah.||
I stand corrected. thanks.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||KUDOS!||
It's obvious that Dylan Moses is a fine young man and a great Student-athlete that would make all of us proud and full of admiration!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I love your snark, MMW||
I grew up a lions fan. My dad had season tickets in Tiger Stadium and the Dullgraydome.
By the time I got to Ann Arbor, they were challenging for a playoff spot for the second time in my young life. (The first time they lost 5-2 to Dallas. Yes, that is a football playoff score.) But back to 1981, the terrible towel gang lost on the last sunday to Tampa bay at home. I gave up on them at that point.
About 11 years later the lions won their first and only playoff game in my lifetime on the back of one of the three best RBs in NFL history, who later walked away from the game and his team in his prime.
What the lions need most at this point is for fans to walk away and force the Fords to give em up.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||There are only three known||
There are only three known scores in Soccer.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||DD is my man||
Full disclosure, DD and I went to HS and a bit of college together. That said, I love listening to him and Price cover the Tigers. The difference, IMO, is there's nothing wrong with a homer covering a college football team, and DD could go a long way across the spectrum from Harwell impartiality to Ufer mania. DD did sideline work in The Stadium 15-20 years ago for radio. He's a Michigan fan. I think he would be really entertaining with Brandy.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Thank-you||
I had no idea.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Seasonal?||
If I'm not mistaken, Oberon is not available anywhere this time of year.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ever had a shortS spelled||
Ever had a shortS spelled backwards?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Dooleys||
By "Skeeps" you are kindly giving the board a time shift translation of "Dooleys". And by "on line" you are referring to standing in front of Dooleys, as opposed to using the internet which was not available other than at a desk with a big fat CRT monitor and, if you were lucky, a T1 connection. To all you whippersnappers out there, that's kind of amazing.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Ice||
I know I'm late to this, but I had to say it. Those guys are sitting in chilled water, probably temp in the 40s. It's no fun, which is why they're not in a good mood. It's effing painful, but after you get out your legs feel awesome. Notice Walton's elbows up in the air? He's keeping them out of the ice.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Occasional Typos||
Typos happen everywhere, all the time. They, and all the malaprops and just general illiteracy of those hack sites happen in every article!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Too bad||
I always enjoyed watching my team try to defend the other team when that other team was playing "in the shadow of their own goal line".
Brent Musberger is a dope and always has been.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Just||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||All GBW thread||
This site ought to have a wiki-type thread with nothing but GBW and GBMW gaffes.
they can be so darned cute sometimes.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Agree||
Energyblue reads eerily like Eroc. The misspelling, run on sentences, thoughts clanged together without segue... Especially the reference to coachBT and Maizeman, and sitting in between them. Wow. It's you Eroc, isn't it?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I'm with you, maize-blue||
Maybe if they put an 'S' into their acronym, people who don't give a shit about soccer would at least have a chance to know what it stands for.