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|7 min 41 sec ago||The Argyles...||
Yeah, but I think they would limit the options for shoes if you're going to coordinate for work or something like that. Maybe a medium brown, but I can't see them with black. Either way, I am pretty sure they are something that my wife would make mysteriously disappear in a purge for Salvation Army items if I did indeed purchase them, and perhaps rightly so.
|4 hours 49 min ago||Great News....||
"Caoch" was one of my many "will not miss unless dire emergency" shows back in the day and I was really into it from day one as was the rest of my family. Like others, I have been rewatching it periodically on Netflix and even introducing my wife to it, although her reply was, "You WOULD like this show..."
Great to see this one being revived in some form actually.
|4 hours 54 min ago||Good Ol' ESPN...||
An ESPN story Wednesday indicated Miller quit "over concussion concerns," but he said that was not the message regarding his decision he hoped to convey.
Either ESPN just assumes that this is the overwhelming reason people leave football or they can't be bothered to get it straight. I had though Miller made it rather clear that burnout was in fact the reason in a few articles, but they are evidently slow to get the message in Bristol.
|8 hours 42 min ago||Banging Indeed...||
I see we wasted almost zero time with the posbang thread, which is fine except that those of us who had to go to bed due to the unfortunate malady of not having Friday off end up a little behind. No matter, of course, as this is an energetic group and I am sure there is some banging left in the thread yet.
The good news is that I have managed to rearrange a few things and will be at the spring game and probably in search of a tailgate. Not that I expect to find one, of course, but if someone of unimpressive build in Michigan gear complains about the weather and asks politely for a beer, be kind to him.
|18 hours 59 min ago||Maybe...||
Maybe, but still much better than a poor man's Steve Alford, as that is in fact Steve Alford.
Either way, welcome to Michigan, Wayne Lyons. Very interested in the makeup of the secondary, or at least moreso now with this addition.
|20 hours 4 min ago||My Picks...||
My own picks, which now reflect only two of the pools I am in - the two I still have some hope in when it comes to winning some cash....
- Notre Dame (I had a pregame tossup feel about this one though, but not so much now)
Having now revealed my actual picks in those brackets, someone goes down. That seems to be the way that goes for me.
|20 hours 22 min ago||The Old Campaign....||
This thread reminds me....
|22 hours 30 min ago||If I Could Play...||
If I could actually in fact play basketball at a level which could not be described as "comical", I would probably go with:
1) John Beilein
2) Gregg Marshall
3) Steve Alford (just for kicks, for one game to see what that experience is like)
4) Mike Krzyzewski (not a Duke fan at all, but intellectually there would be interest due to name alone)
5) Sean Miller
|1 day 1 hour ago||My Two Cents...||
As for myself, I do agree with the people that are saying the old configuration had a nice, clean look about it - especially in aerial shots - but I also believe the renovations were much needed and that the atmosphere enhancements that came with that are positive, particularly the noise level now, which works much more in our favor, I think.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Great Gesture...||
That's an awesome gesture from Smith, and consistent with who he was widely understood to be as a person, I would think. The simple instructions he left - "enjoy a dinner out, compliments of Coach Smith" - we pretty nice, and hopefully a fair number of those players raise a glass to their former coach.
|1 day 1 hour ago||You Know...||
I saw the orginal title going into a meeting, was uneasy and a little perturbed throughout the meeting, and then came back to see the edit. First and foremost, thank you to the OP for changing this so that there was not mass panic...well, more mass panic anyway. Second, definitely be careful about reporting injuries of any kind - we've had some problems with such threads historically. Rare but significant issues, we'll say.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Great Work...||
First and foremost, excellent work, SpaceCoyote.
Above the technical details, I actually liked the brief lookback to Tressel (I didn't think about the fleeting philosophical connection before), and it is relevant really because I believe that - like Tressel - Jim Harbaugh has been / is good when it comes to getting the defense to respect the entire offense and have to worry about the entire width of the field.
They have said they'll tailor the offense - by which I assume they mean the distribution of playcalls from the broader playbook - to whoever stands out ultimately at QB. It would be interesting to see how the same basic philsophy expresses itself in that regard.
|1 day 3 hours ago||The Previous Offers...||
Taking a look at his Rivals page, and there was until just now basically a distinct lack of high-end offers. Among those listed (and this is not updated to accommodate the OP's new information) are Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, UC Davis and a couple others. Nebraska offered him as well, according to this.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Nice....||
The celebration put on my Hardaway after that sinks is fantastic, in my opinion. More players should develop something like that for threes or otherwise difficult shots.
To the OP, well done on a first thread - like someone said, some recent game history and a little more detail and you're right there. Good work.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Welcome To Michigan...||
“We sent him film and talked for a while, and then it finally came about,” Andrysiak said. “I’ve just been watching practice with (Mattison) and he said he wants me to come in at 215 and we’ll go from there. I don’t know, he must have liked something.”
Sounds like Mattison did indeed like something. Welcome to Michigan, John Andrysiak.
Actually, I believe his father is a Cabrini grad (Allen Park), which isn't too far up the road from where I live.
|1 day 9 hours ago||By Mid Week...||
By midweek next week, they are actually talking about temperatures in the mid-50s here in SE Michigan, so hopefully the trend holds into the weekend. Actually, perhaps it gets even warmer than that, although when it gets too warm in early April, usually we get sheets of rain and the odd tornado later. Oh to be in Michigan now that spring is here indeed.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Wayback Indeed...||
I am at a point where the Nike stuff - what remains of it in the closet - fits again and I have admittedly dragged some of it out as the weather has warmed. Of course, given years and wear, there is not much which is in gameday shape but whatever. As bright as the Adidas maize looks on television (especially after my wife has decided to eff with the brightness and contrast), I do still prefer the more subdued but much more noble Nike version. If that came back, it's definitely not a bad change at all.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Cute And All...||
OT: Zayn Malik Transferring
I do have my doubts about a One Direction thread - or rather, a thread announcing changes which would send them in another direction - would go very far on the blog. If there is more interest than I am giving the blog credit for, I can always put it back. I somehow doubt such a request will come, of course.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Only Asking...||
So, I am assuming that this is considerably more dramatic than when George Michael left Wham! because he essentially wanted to go in another direction? Alternatively, is this like those times when Black Sabbath would up and fire Dio? I guess I need to know how to process this.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
"Drake is like my coach out there, he's like my assistant," Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley said earlier this spring. "He's pointing out who made a mistake, who did what wrong. It's also keeping his mind sharp. As we call it mental reps, he gets the mental reps and is basically my second set of eyes."
Kind of an interesting way to keep Johnson thinking about the role as he recovers and gets back into it actually. I am hoping that we get to see some more Drake this year personally - it was only four games, but those were some nice contributions indeed in those four games.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Here's The Article...||
...from whence the story comes, if anyone is interested - LINK
"We signed a release, basically, with no strings attached," Ferentz said on the first day of Hawkeyes spring practice. "... Bottom line is I want him to be happy about the opportunities in front of him."
Ferentz also added that Rudock was in the "exploratory process" of this, but hopefully the Big Ten doesn't bungle this one.
|2 days 1 hour ago||NBC Sports...||
The NBC article quotes the relevant sections of the NCAA Handbook - LINK
From a supplemental document called "Compliance Information", you get this -
A common problem for student-athletes is in the area of implied endorsements. Remember that if you demonstrate a product on behalf of a company, and/or provide a comment or interview about a product, service or company, you are jeopardizing your eligibility. Please be cautious about these types of circumstances and contact the Compliance Staff BEFORE engaging in any type of activity.
I would doubt anything really comes of this, but it is noteworthy all the same. If compensation was involved, I believe you are not eligible until the appropriate restitution is made, at least under current rules.
|2 days 1 hour ago||The German-Speaking World...||
.....is amusing in this regard. For example, there is a village in Austria named, well (said "foo-king", of course) ,....
|2 days 4 hours ago||Definitely Interesting...||
There is something weirdly compelling about the prospect of seeing a doctor whose name and title happens to be Dr. Wallop Promthong, although I would admittedly be wary of the notion that quite possibly their clientele might not necessarily be in the office for typical ailments. Names like Infinite Grover sort of make me think of "Sesame Street" in a different, decidely psychadelic light and Dallas Ennema sounds like something you might see Dr. Promthong about.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
These graphics are pretty interesting - I really didn't think about this before, for example, but Gonzaga really does carry the West Coast Conference on its back when it comes to being the main source of income for their Basketball Fund (to the tune of 60% or so). Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State and Kentucky are the top overall earners, which isn't shocking at all given the stretch of time being studied.
Very interesting stuff, OP. Thanks for sharing.
|2 days 16 hours ago||If Nothing Else...||
If nothing else, at least it was later in the day and it was 43 degrees. It was 19 degrees on the drive into work this morning. Still, those games in late October and into November can be pretty damn raw from a weather standpoint. Darboh did a nice job of putting that part in perspective, I thought.
Thanks for sharing this - these do help with the relative tedium of spring on the board.
|2 days 18 hours ago||He's Worth It...||
In my own opinion, Jim Harbaugh is worth the comfort that Michigan football is perhaps now headed in a positive direction and the confidence that the ceiling just got much higher for the program and that's before the money really. In other words, he's definitely worth the money for what this potentially means long-term and the transformations that seem to already be happening.
|2 days 18 hours ago||By Volume...||
Actually, believe it or not, on a sheer volume basis - including the number of bans / trips to Bolivia - it would be 2013. I think a lot of that had to be the growing impatience and disillusionment of many here, and indeed the threads during the Penn State game and the utter collapse of the Iowa game were epic and not exactly in a flattering way for the MGoBoard.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Nothing Formal...||
There's nothing really formal written anywhere, but it sort of works out that I am more active during the day (as time permits for me) and JGB catches some stuff later in the evening. There's a 6-7 hour graveyard shift which is largely unmanned where the board is typically on its own. I've sat down in the morning to some interesting beer-fueled threads.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Guinness...||
Sitting down with a Guinness and trying to catch up with the board mainly. The thread on the dirtiest coaches certainly got intriguing to say the least, up to and including the odd unnecessarily histrionic reply, but such is MGoBlog.
As soon as my daughter is done with whatever that is on the family room TV, Wings it shall be over here.