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|4 hours 56 min ago||My Apologies...||
I forgot to post the daily reminder regarding Harbaugh threads today....
|6 hours 21 min ago||Football In The Future...||
"Terry Bradshaw wouldn’t let his son play. Troy Aikman sees himself blessed not to have to make the decision. Even someone as bold and boisterous on a football field as Bart Scott doesn’t want his son in pads."
I don't know that it would go away or become something comparatively minor like boxing, but it will definitely be different in the future perhaps as a safety culture begins to really take hold in the league, or least as much as such a culture could do so.
It is an interesting article though. I do believe that the awareness of the risks will change the way the game is played quite a bit as we plod through the next decade or two. I can see a lot of kids being steered away from it, and I could see football becoming less popular too, but those who do play will go into it with increasing awareness and that will likely change how they approach the game as well.
|7 hours 46 min ago||In These Moments...||
It is in these moments that I tend to just go with what former MSU football coach George Perles reportly said during a presser in the early 1990s.
"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones before their eggs hatch."
If our eggs have hatched, that might be one thing...
|7 hours 51 min ago||Awesome News...||
There's one expression that certainly comes to mind....
|7 hours 55 min ago||Didn't See It Mentioned...||
Per another mod, his account here is no more....again....until he tries to do something different. Actually, he's been told numerous times off of here to just read the board, keep silent and get to know how things flow and then introduce himself as a regular poster, not necessarily to post his content everywhere. You can see how well that went, so for now he's gone.
|8 hours 4 min ago||Four Factors At The End...||
Of note, this will now be the third game in a row where our PPP has not exceeded 1.00....
eFG% - 38.89%
OREB% - 19.51%
FTR - 25.93%
TOV% - 18.88%
eFG% - 50.00%
OREB% - 36.67%
FTR - 38.00%
TOV% - 25.52%
Interestingly, SMU's PPP was 0.93 - this is the second game in the last three where neither team has exceeded 1.00 here.
|8 hours 18 min ago||Cleaning Up...||
Man, I come home from a family function....
Anyway, if it is gone, it isn't an indictment on your thread per se, but we're just trying to pare down the Harbaugh a bit...
What would Jim Harbaugh do?
SMU at Harbaugh - Open Harbaugh
CC: Can Harbaugh do to Urban Meyer What Saban Did?
About CC Harbaugh, but not about CC Harbaugh
|8 hours 27 min ago||Pitt And Narduzzi...||
I have to say that, if he wanted to test out the HC waters, this is probably not a bad place to do it because he'd probably be allowed to stay as long as he wants in a program where it seems like they've had no less than 150 coaches in the last 5 years. If he actually took that one, it would be interesting to see if anyone at MSU comes with him too - I have to think he'd want the folks who help work that defense to come along, or some of them anyway.
|8 hours 31 min ago||Something Like This...||
I've felt this way since the Harbaugh chatter started to pick up in earnest - even if we end up without him, they went after him, made the best offer that they possibly could and made him be the one to either accept or not. Like others, I might be disappointed, but if we did everything else right, then I am not even particularly worried about Plan B if it came to that.
|17 hours 21 min ago||Interesting Development...||
Well, this could make things a bit interesting. As it stood, the line implied on TeamRankings had Michigan at -1.5, which to me is about as good a "pick 'em". Getting Kennedy's production back sort of solidifies my opinion that this one might be a good each way bet.
In other words, this is a very 2014 thing to happen, as someone mentioned. Still, hopeful that the team has had some time to get refocused and put this one in the "W" column.
|17 hours 32 min ago||Ultimately...||
I am rather with the people that wouldn't mind seeing what a clean break from everything looked like, but at the same time, I don't think I would necessarily complain if Nussmeier were retained in some capacity. I guess my reason for saying that is that a lot was already hosed about development and skill when it came to the offense when he came and part of me says we don't have a lot of data on what he might be able to do with a different boss, position coaches, etc... Ultimately, I think that makes me indifferent to the prospect - it wasn't impressive, but there are certain things Nussmeier may have been too late to fix.
|20 hours 22 min ago||What They See...||
My wife and her family - none of whom are sports people - see this awkward man who checks Twitter and MGoBlog with dizzying frequency for any morsel of information regarding the future of the football program of his alma mater. My family - rife with Michigan people and quite into sports - see nothing unusual. Indeed, they don't see me at all because they are doing the same thing I am.
|20 hours 29 min ago||Speaking Of This...||
Seeing this reminds me that we are definitely coming up on Christmas now and Don Criqui has not seen that signal yet and is probably rather disenheartened at this point. If someone is able, it might be a good idea to stop by the stadium and bring him a snadwich and some coffee, then wander down to the field and signal "touchdown" so he knows that he can go home now.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Cleaning Up...||
Who knows what Bo would do? We're probably beyond the point of useful speculation here.
This was sort of going downhill, but if I was harsh in removing it, we can talk.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The Look Says It All..||
I mean, seriously, people....who cares....
|1 day 7 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
I thought they had used this for a while now, but it is cool all the same. Congratulations to the newest Wolverines!
|1 day 8 hours ago||The List As It Stands...||
The list as it stands serves as a reminder that our search is ultimately in this form:
|1 day 10 hours ago||Already Drinking....||
Los Cardos Malbec - it was on sale at Meijer and I picked up a couple bottles. Not bad.
The rest of the night is basically my parents stopping by to drop off some gifts and visit and then a lot of nothing after that aside from wine and modding. Tomorrow, the first of many Christmas gatherings, but fortunately my brother-in-law home brews so it will be alright.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Something Like This...||
My understanding is that this more or less points to capacity problems causing a failure of content being called from the site - network problems, router failover, dropped data or too many of us waiting for the next Harbaugh rumor basically. The number of connections is simply too damn high, or something like that.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Someday...||
I am starting to get the feeling that - whether this happens or not in the end - all of these sources will have to get together on stage and tell the story of December 2014, the NFL and Ann Arbor in a sort of reunion show format. If nothing else, it would be extremely engrossing (and painful, if it doesn't go the way we would rather it did).
|1 day 11 hours ago||Oh, Why Not...||
Harbaugh, please return
To Ann Arbor in this time
A void I think you could fill
To rebuild this place
|1 day 11 hours ago||Harbaugh Fever...||
I will put it like this - as long as we made the best, most organized effort that we could at Michigan, then I might be disappointed for a few days but I do give the new administration being built by Hackett enough credit that Plan B - if it comes to that - will be someone at least most people would get behind. I can't promise that I wouldn't drunk mod the first night after a "No", of course, but I am sure I'd be OK after that.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Regarding This...||
Yeah, ChatSports is a source in the same way that brake fluid makes an excellent marinade for your favorite meats.
A few threads have been cleansed of ChatSports, one had to be deleted because of excessive ChatSports, but anyone seen posting ChatSports may find themselves spending bowl season in La Paz, where it is currently 72 degrees and partly cloudy.
|1 day 16 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
I saw the folder for the Method Of Service we will usually develop for various commercial customers, and indeed Ruth's Chris is setting up a location in Ann Arbor. Now, I am not one for reading tea leaves for fer that, in situations like a coach search, I would get lost in a tea field, but if a location is opening in Ann Arbor and Harbaugh is Ruth's Chris....hmmmm....
|1 day 16 hours ago||Wishing Him A Speedy Recovery...||
I still think about how he was more or less put into games late in the season and was immediately effective, even to the point of this being one of my bones of contention with the staff and measuring talent. I really did enjoy Johnson's contributions to this team and his flashes of Mike Hart-ish second effort and movement.
Hopefully, his recovery is full and speedy and we get a chance to see more of him next year.
|1 day 16 hours ago||The Impression...||
The impression I had all along of how this is being pursued is basically the last part of Bacon's reply here. If Harbaugh ultimately declines, they don't want it to be because the offer was not up to snuff, if you will. It would have to be for reasons that Michigan could not compensate him, less tangible things.
|1 day 16 hours ago||About This...||
I was putting together the yearly summary for football as of this morning, so if I get time over the weekend, at least that could be done early next week.
As for this idea, I honestly hadn't thought about it, but I think that if I get sufficient time over the holidays I could probably piece something together. I probably would only take the most recent 2-3 weeks of threads, and I haven't necessarily bookmarked everything. It isn't too hard to go back and find it, however.
I'll outline it and see what we can arrange on this one.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Thought About That...||
I thought about that too, but then there have been a couple threads in the last day which were mainly devoted to his tidbits. If someone wanted to post that, he's not on the auto-removal list, so there wouldn't be any fight from me. I was just more concerned about the people reiterating Chatsports and then the long reply chains after each one. I started deleting them, but then the thread lost a lot of cohesion, so part of it was my bad in that sense.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I'll Leave This Here...||
Because this is happening in a few threads, I'll leave a comment - ChatSports is not to be used or posted on this blog as it violates the "no Ace Williams" rule. I know that new folks probably wouldn't know the history, but Mr. Williams is essentially the worst sort of rumormonger, even to the point of making things up altogether, and "breaking news" on his site should in no way be confused with responsible reporting.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Happy Friday Indeed...||
Wow, this one is earlier than normal, but definitely not as early as the posbang a few months ago that was created 40 minutes after midnight on Friday.
All the worst of the year-end craziness is now behind me and I look forward to a half-day today and then two striaght five day weekends for the holiday weeks. I don't really anticipate much happening, and indeed, it is in time for the parade of Bad Bowls and Games That Should Never Have Happened, or at least that's how I've come to know it in recent years.
Of course, it also means being dragged to various houses for holiday festivities. In essence, by the time Christmas comes, I've celebrated it 3-4 times and need it to be done because I am usually struggling to find space for all the new shit in this small-ish 1960s ranch.
Happy banging today indeed.