this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|6 days 10 hours ago||Somebody has to get them the ball||
I think taking much of anything from the 2014 season as a basis for comparison is doing the WR corps a diservice. The fact of the matter is Michigan had a #1 target and he was injured and prone to drop the football. Other than that no one really had a chance to shine out thee because the ball never came to them. If we have a QB that has time in the pocket and can make reasonable decisions I think even a mediocre group of recievers can look good. If the QB is getting knocked around and is throwing into pressure even an excellent group of recievers is going to look bad.
I think the only reasonable thing we can say is that there are athletes at the WR position and their overall value to this team is going to be largely dependent on who is getting them the ball.
|1 week 6 days ago||I like this topic||
Saw a UFO once. Don't mean an alien spacecraft necessarily, just an object in the sky flying around that I couldn't ID easily, and sort of scared the hell out of me. It happened when I was pretty young and sparked a life long obsession with the subject.
The most interesting point of the discussion to me is the resolution of the Fermi Paradox. I tend to think that maybe we have been visted, but it's also clear that there's no definitive evidence that's happened. If you have 6 minutes here's a fun video about the Fermi Paradox.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Denard||
His first snap at QB was a touchdown and every snap thereafter felt like he might take it the distance. This on top of being an amazing ambassador for the University. I hope one day, a long time from now, when his playing career is wrapped up he is able to be retun to U of M in some capacity.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So what you're saying...||
Is I wouldn't be able to get into Michigan anymore?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The first line of this post||
Yeah I read it, but looking between the lines what it really says is: "Ace has escaped Brian's basement of pain. We are swiftly working to recaputre him and should have him back in a week or so."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||yeah it's more substantial||
But it's more a difference in degree than a difference in kind. Placing young attractice females in a position to interact with a recruit isn't exactly new, but what it implies is kind of slimy. Photoshoping a recruit on the cover of a magazine and showing them Big Ten/National title while perhaps not telling the whole truth is more an aspirational type of goal. There's at least a non skeezy implication behind it. All that being said college football recruiting is not a clean business this particular recruit looked to be having an enjoyable time (because of course). I hope he has a great recruiting experience, and makes a choice that's a good fit for him, and no I'm not implying that kind of choice or that kind of fit (you all have filthy minds).
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Canadian!?||
When has that ever worked out for us?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Story Time||
Gather close Mgoers and you shall hear my tale of wedding woe:
First things first, It was by and large a wonderful wedding. Legalwife is not a big fan of having friends who also happen to be female so she had a bridesman and two bridesmaids. All the bridesmaids lived in different states and picked up their dresses separately. No one had bothered to really look at these things until the day of the wedding. Once the dresses came out it was clear they did not match. Worse, the best way to describe the peach dress was unimaginably ugly. Bridesman was of course in a suit but it was a suit that was supposed to complement the bridesmaids. It did not. I panicked because I assume legalwife was awful upset about this. We had essentally no chance that morning to talk to one another, and I only found out through a series of quick texts from legalsister. So anyway the groomsmen and I are at the chapel waiting and waiting... and waiting. I think maybe she's not going through with this! Maybe this dress thing has just pushed her over the edge and she's in tears and or otherwise inconsolable! I send the best man for a report on what the hell is going on. He returns with the following news: "I found them. They were laughing an drinking wine and generally unaware that the wedding had started 30 minutes ago. They're on the way."
Long story short. Things will go wrong and as long as you don't care nobody else will either.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||Senior Stevie Brown||
The poor kid was universally dogged for the majority of his career. He moves to a position that makes way more sense for him and has a not ok, not good, but great his senior year. He makes a name for himself in the NFL and the most he gets in a passing mention every now and then along the lines of "you know weird stuff happens in football; See Stevie Brown"
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Reputation||
You are what your reputations says you are. It takes a lifetime to build and a second to destroy. Best of luck. - my first legal mentor
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Legalblue's time to shine!||
So when you're talking abut a reduction in charges of this variety there is generally still a finding that the factual basis of the charge was domestic violence. In fact in my state the prosecutor would need to make a specific record that there was no factual basis for charging DV in order to dismiss that portion of a charge. Sweetheart plea deals happen very frequently in DV cases where the victim is reluctant to testify. This reluctancy has a number of root causes ranging from "none of this happned" to "all of this happned but I have financial/emotional reasons for not cooperating with the DA." I have no idea if that's the case here, but safe money is always on a DV victim to recant. This is an enormous problem that the judicial system is terrible at addressing. I could rant about this for a number of paragraphs but ya'll don't here me though you just want to dance...
This is often looked upon as reasonable outcome for both the prosecutor and the defendant. The prosecutor is happy because conviction = acceptable. Defense is happy because lower level offense mean less jail time hanging over the defendant should the screw up probation.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||But if its Not Fake!||
That would be just great. Also rocket boots should be a real thing.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Huzzah!||
Caris LaVert no longer looks like a stick figure representation of gumby. That's a positive.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||No, this is fine||
It's been too long since we've had Muppets. Too long since we've been able to unite as a group in something joyful. Too long since there's been nothing to cheer about!
And while yes we are reveling in the demise of another, it's all in good fun. Also, I’m positive there’s a German word for this, but it’s not quite coming to mind…
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Consensus||
So we're all agreed Smith for president! Right?
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Why?||
For the love of all that's good and holy is there a reason why we calls plays designed specifcally NOT to get a 1st down? Is this just the game where we are are going to rely on D to give us the win? 3 points is enough right?
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Defense SHOULD be great||
I'm not concerned what our defense is going to do. We have Mattison and talent. With their powers combined we SHOULD be fine. This SHOULD be a comfortable win, and yet... I find my self making plans for how I will spend the rest of the weekend if the unthinkable were to happen.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Very Patterny||
is Patterny a thing? Pattern-eriffic? Either way the young man's statement speaks volumes about him. I'm happy he'll be representing Michigan.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Our we really thinking he'll stay?||
Is anyone here really under the impression that this is going to be a tough choice for the young man? I'd love to see him platy another here, but I have absolutely no belief that this will happen. He should find out how high a lottery pick he's going to be, hire an agent, and get paid. Reporting that he's going to the NBA is essentially the same as saying fire is hot, water is wet, and the sun made it's traditional daily appearance.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Near the End of Depression Ball||
Until a few things are confirmed or painfully obviously denied about this team I refuse to even begin to hope that this will be a good year for the old Depression Ball squad. I am however, overjoyed about our super happy fun ball team taking the court again.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Louisville||
rematch FTW. Also booze
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Feeling Better Now||
Thank you Leopold Brothers New York Apple flavored whiskey. I'm feeling just fine now.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The Article Itself is Enjoyable||
While the writing style is a bit dense, the overall theme is an interesting and refreshing perspective from a student athlete. It certianly makes me proud that Michigan is producing students that are capable of this type of reflection.
Now all that being said I can only reflect on all the Zen Master posts recently and think damn I just assumed there was hyberbole, and man I was way off.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You'll never have more fun in your life||
Enjoy each and every moment. Join some organizations. Become absolutely passionate about something that really doesn't matter (other than football). Try and study some. Most of all recognize that you've got four years to have an absolutely amazing time, and ENJOY!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Robinson man...||
It got to the point about 5 minutes into the second half that I was literally screaming just pull him and put Irvin in! I know that will change once those shots start going down for Robinson, but man it's hard to watch the guy with the ball on offense. Your bigger and more athletic than most anyone who will be covering you just take it to the damn hole! it belongs in the hole! PUT IT IN THE HOLE!!!!
Irvin on the other hand is fun to watch play. He seems more confident every time he steps out on the floor and is flashing some drive to the basket that while kind of comical and awkward now will be impressive and unstoppable later.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||shooting percentage is all||
This team has the ability to reach another final four. Of course that could be said about probably 3 teams in the B1G. We're going to live and die by our shooting percentage though. If the current numbers are sustainable over the long term then we're golden. This is of course factoring in the one inexplicable game where NOTHING goes in ever. If however we're not able to hit those gorgeous two point jumpers that Stauskas, GRIII, and Levert were just nailing against Wisconsin at a 60% clip we're in trouble.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Rick James has something to say|
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The only issue||
My one and only care about whether or not Brandon forced this to happen is whether or not Hoke and Nussmeier will work well toghether. Regardless it was a business decision that was made for the benefit of the football program. It's tough to make those decisions especially becase coach Borges seems to be a well resprect and well liked guy. The nature of the time between hiring and firing was such a short period of time that it seems likely that Nussmeier was recruited and on board before the firing occured. If that's the case you had to think that Hoke was very aware of what was going to transpire, and at least tacitly condoned this.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||level 35 and it's all downhill||
I've played a number of different playthroughs on skyrim and found the game to be mostly a very enjoyable experience. Especially once my wife decide that skyrim was cool and wanted to start her own character. I've found it to be a mostly enjoyable experience that I can lose a couple hours to each week.
The game isn't without it's flaws though. Primarily, the games fundemental flaw comes down to character leveling. At about level 35 there are no challenging things to be done in skyrim. The highest level dungeon dwellers are put down effeciently with a few hacks with a weapon or a couple spells. Fighting dragons turns into hitting it with weapons and spells and then sucking down a couple healing potions every time the damn thing flies away because in the brief time it's on the ground it can't damage you enough to matter. Also you'll never run out of healing potions because there is essentially very little else you'll really want to spend your massive piles of gold on.
Overall the game gives you too much in the way of resources and does not have sinks that take away those resources at a pace that makes for any reasonable challenge. You get way too much gold, jewels, and loot every time you enter a dungeon area. There's then nothing of value exepct for the rare home or healing potions to buy and hell you'll find in a mid size dungeon probably a 5-7 healing potions of various strength any way. The same game decisions apply to crafting materials, and enchanting materials. You'll find so many of these items that it essentially makes leveling either of those skills a grind to see how fast you can smith 30 daggers at which point you can turn around sell those daggers and have more gold. They also took away degredation of armor and weapons which was a mechanic that constantly allowed players to improve important skills but also siphoned away at least a bit of the vast amounts of wealth you could accumulate.
I found that exploration of skyrim, it's hidden areas and quests to be the most satisfying aspect of the game because it ignores these broken mechanics and does provide some great hours of gameplay. If Bethesda makes another Elder Scrolls game I hope they take a hard look at the mechanics of levling. All that said I'll still pre order the game and probably enjoy myself immensly.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Good old Rock||
Nothing beats that.