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|1 hour 24 min ago||My One Wish...||
My one wish this morning is that we also jumped on the Boxing Day train so I didn't have to eat eight hours of vacation to stay home today. Other than that, it's the normal craziness here - the kids are slowly getting bored of certain toys, deciding which ones will make the semifinals of Christmas, etc...and we're still sitting around with one load of dishes in the sink that no one wants to really do after yesterday.
My son woke up way early this morning and is quite wound up, although a switch to VH1's "Totally 80s" and a playing of "Going Back To Cali" followed up with some Blue Oyster Cult and he seems a little more calm. Not sure how that works, but it seems to work. Little do the kids know that they will be spending the night at their grandparents because their grandparents seem to like doing this on occasion.
Hopefully, everyone had an excellent holiday!
|3 hours 46 min ago||Shopping Around...||
You may just need to shop around - if someone isn't trying to offload one on, say, eBay or some such site, if you live in Metro Detroit, you can try out places like The Old Ball Park in Commerce Township or Play Ball Sports in Westland. There are other shops like that around the area, and sometimes they manage to have things like that (usually because it was sold to them, so expect a markup), but there are definitely places to try.
|3 hours 58 min ago||Confirming Rumor...||
I am pretty sure this rumor has made it to the board from other sources a few times already, but I personally will wait until we hear from the person who in fact saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. That is, unless we already have and I missed that thread, in which case someone please refresh my memory and report the title of that thread, if possible.
|12 hours 9 min ago||Not Really...||
Unless I have non-relations over (I do have Spartan, Buckeye, Irish, etc... friends), then this is never really an issue for me. My family is all Michigan and my wife's family is not really into sports, so my wife's family will basically just sit there and listen to my family bitch about the season and talk about how nice it would be to land Jim Harbaugh. I should say that this is in fact what has happened in fits and spurts from last Friday to earlier today.
|19 hours 1 min ago||Merry Christmas...||
Hopefully you're having an excellent Christmas as well.
I wish I could go to SkyZone tomorrow, especially as I am about 15 minutes from there, but previously laid out plans made it difficult. The kids would have a blast though (especially my son, who seems to be able to spend hours on trampolines), so if there's anything like this in the future, let us know!
|21 hours 3 min ago||YouTube Embed...||
For those that did not see it live....
It almost could have even done with a dash of "THE BAND IS ON THE FIELD!", but then there were not enough people in the stands to competently portray a band.
|22 hours 44 sec ago||Doing The Math...||
A little research reveals that Rick Astley's estimated net worth is $8 million, and of course he is not currently under contract by Michigan (or indeed, any record label, if I recall), so I would have to believe that if he were offered similar terms, we're probably in "two Cokes" range in terms of what it would be worth over six years for football - music might be different. Might.
|22 hours 26 min ago||Coming Down...||
Walking it back a bit
Yeah, the more I read it, the more I think this "rumor", as users pointed out, is completely inconsistent with tampering rules. If Jim's agent wanted to ensure his return to college, tampering would probably be the way to do it, albeit an incredibly expensive way. Not sure that we can leave this up in good conscience.
|23 hours 16 min ago||Not Panicking...||
Eh, I wouldn't fault his agent for at least trying to figure out what else could be out there - it is his job to do this, of course. The ultimate decision is Jim's, but I am inclined to trust the feel that Hackett & Company seem to have for this situation. Like we've said all along, if we started to see things moving quickly prior to the end of the NFL season, that's our answer, so the lack of action on this front makes me believe they are still confident that Jim might decide to come home.
|1 day 10 min ago||Small Stuff Mainly...||
Just a couple things for me really - a new zip up hoodie and some Michigan beer glasses. Got the kids some Michigan-themed cases for their new Kindle Fires too.
About those cases, my son - who is all of 7 years old - made the grave mistake of misidentifying the block "M" as "Michigan State" at first, but a little quick correction and we're clear on things now.
What I said: "No, that's Michigan."
What I thought: "NO. JUST NO."
|1 day 3 hours ago||Good Question...||
At least in my opinion, if we're going to measure this in terms of state of program versus upside of potential hire, then I think I might give a slight edge to Chad Morris at SMU. You have there the potential to take an offense that would have to go for it on 4th downs because it was either turn it over on downs or face the prospect of using your special teams, an offense that would need to improve to be derelict (I know, we're familiar...) and giving them a guy with a great scheme that could, in a year or two, make SMU a much better team on paper. That's best case scenario perhaps, but if Morris can successfully install his offense, SMU can do much better than 1-11.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Merry Christmas...||
...and happy holidays to everyone from LSA's strange family.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
That was pretty cool, and I have to believe that if you have a talent like Woodson, there is pretty much no way that such a tribute avoids being made. He is still the guy that took away entire quadrants of space, more or less, and limited plays to a very narrow band of the field. Even then, he hangs around. It has been great to watch Woodson do Woodson things - in college and the pros - for nearly two decades now.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Just No...||
The simple answer to this is, "NO, JUST NO" unless we're talking about how one side of the bench suffers from uneven legs and we need something that is otherwise completely useless to prop it up. If that is the case, I totally support the hiring of Greg Robinson, but he needs to be aware that the terms will allow us to grind him down until the bench is in fact even.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Wonderful Video...||
That was a wonderful video. Thanks for sharing it.
It was very moving right out of the gate when you hear the sadness in Still mentioning that next Christmas is not guaranteed, and it gets only more moving from there.
You know, sometimes people kick up dust and cat dander around here and my eyes water just a bit....
|1 day 21 hours ago||The Speech...||
Enos is going to have to give the Chips "The Speech" at halftime...
|1 day 22 hours ago||Already Out There..||
There's some interesting speculation about staff for Narduzzi already flying around too. For example:
|1 day 22 hours ago||FYI...||
You can get some high-level traffic data on the site here - LINK
It does at least show, if you zoom out a little bit, the gradual increases in traffic from the beginning of December to now. For the month, page visits and page views are both up 30% or more, if I read it right.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Wonders Never Cease...||
A negative yardage play? I had already given up on the notion that there would be such a thing in this game. Wonders never cease when you've got two behemoths like CMU and WKU.
...and of course, the Hilltoppers give up a first down despite having CMU at 3rd and 14.
|1 day 22 hours ago||That Being The Case...||
That being the case, I'll go with the scalloped then, assuming someone is bringing them to the party later. Otherwise, ham and corn casserole and passing on the potatoes is a situation I could still cope with for Christmas Eve dinner. I will concede the mashed potatoes.
|2 days 40 min ago||One Possibility...||
The information that the OP mentions was alluded to on the Big House Blog yesterday, after a little research, but perhaps not surprisingly, the source was ThoseWhoStay7, now known as HeWhoWent7 after what appears to be a bit of scrape with whomever didn't want some information out in space. It has been posted in other places from the look of things as well.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Handling It...||
There will be some mod coverage from yours truly, of course, but like other users, there will also be a bit of...
|2 days 2 hours ago||Merry Christmas...||
|2 days 2 hours ago||Already Covered...||
Jason Gay from WSJ impersonates Harbaugh in Ann Arbor
This was covered yesterday - "Faux Harbaugh Sighting In AA" was the thread, I believe.
SI: Nussmeier to take Florida OC job
This was also posted yesterday.
CC: This article should give us concern
Pretty sure Tim Kawakami isn't saying anything shocking here, and much of this has already been covered in various threads.
Harbaugh: Man With Fire in His Belly, and Blood on His Face ***MODS DELETE***
This was posted yesterday, although the source was different.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
For those who missed it on ESPN Classic and have never seen it before...yeah, that holding call on the fake punt...
|2 days 12 hours ago||My Two Cents...||
D.J. Durkin always intrigued me. Part of it was that he is approximately my age and holding jobs liked defensive coordinator at this level and I am not, but also because his scheme, as I understand it, is flexible and allows for decent adjustment. I haven't seen many Florida games, but he tends to go with a 4-3 base with situational 3-4 looks - I could live with that. We have the personnel to make such a thing work.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not Quite...||
The second thread on this was the one that ended up being removed, but then only because it was duplicate content. One of the most puzzling things about the coachign search in particular has been the rush to break news actually - like I tell people, if it has been out there for a good 10-15 minutes and it pertains to Michigan, someone has probably posted it.
|2 days 15 hours ago||About This...||
He's been connected with the Michigan job since before Brady Hoke was fired, and if he wanted to leave to take over the Wolverines, the 49ers would reportedly not ask for any compensation to let him out of his contract early.
Yeha, I would think the only reason the 49ers would ask for nothing - not even a portion of the buyout - in this case is if this is precisely what they would rather Harbaugh did if he were to leave. Like others have said, they have no reason to let him go elsewhere in the NFL and potentially make them regret it.
|2 days 15 hours ago||For Convenience...||
This is for the convenience of those who just want to see the exchange posted by Wiley...
|2 days 16 hours ago||I Will Say...||
After the Miami Beach Bowl yesterday, the fact that no one has yet scored in the first six minutes or so screams disappointment so far. Then again, we have to assume that the bowls gradually get better as bowl season progresses, right? Actually, no, don't assume that.