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|3 days 20 hours 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.
|3 days 21 hours 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.
|1 week 5 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Or...||
Went through the pockets of an unconscious guy at a bar.
Isn't it fun to make things readable?
|3 weeks 4 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?
|4 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 2 days 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.
|7 weeks 2 days 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?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You forgot||
|7 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||no argument there||
no argument there.
|7 weeks 5 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.
|9 weeks 2 days 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.
|9 weeks 5 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.
|10 weeks 5 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?
|10 weeks 5 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?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Corrected||
I stand. Thanks.
|11 weeks 4 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!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Paul Maturo||
1982 Lacrosse Club. Went on to a cup of coffee with the Detroit pro club.
|12 weeks 4 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?
|12 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||55||
|13 weeks 2 days 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.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Crable's helmet-to-helmet contact on Troy Smith||
|13 weeks 3 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?
|13 weeks 5 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.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||
I don't think the U issues Twitter accounts.
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 5 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!