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|2 hours 53 min ago||Matchup Stats...||
TeamRankings is still doing work on these games...
|3 hours 37 min ago||Over At "The Smoking Musket"...||
Their article was primarly a collection of the tweets regarding this - LINK
What was very cool was the sendoff they gave him at the end:
"What we need to do right now as a fan base is thank Clint for his efforts on and off the field and wish him the best in both his future coaching career and, most importantly, his health long-term. Once a Mountaineer, always a Mountaineer."
I thought that was well put.
|4 hours 12 min ago||It's...||
....Monty Python's Flying Circus.
|5 hours 42 min ago||Agreed, But...||
But for a defensive back in today’s pass-happy NFL, Woodson’s longevity, versatility and consistency are so remarkable that there’s an argument to be made that he has proved to be the better player pound-for-pound.
To do what Woodson does as a defensive back in the league and do it for as long as he has truly does make him a special talent, but we all knew that he was long before this article was written, of course. I almost feel that this paragraph needs his stats and his NFL honors attached to it just to underscore the point.
|5 hours 49 min ago||Regarding The Limit...||
As a general point, raising the point threshhold does come up quite bit, particularly in the last couple months and mainly due to the extraneous CC threads. The best way to voice your concern on this one is to e-mail Brian or Seth directly. We as mods don't have the necessary permissions.
That being said, I did wonder when threads like this would come about again. I am actually impressed that it took until early afternoon.
|6 hours 14 min ago||I Don't Know...||
I went into this season sort of thinking that this was going to be a "make or break" year for Hoke in that a decent performance kicks the can down the road a bit but a dismal performance would likely make this year his last. Like other people, I think his position became irrevocably untenable after the Minnesota game and subsequent performances made it very clear to me that, even if we managed 6-6 and a shitty bowl, that Hoke would not have survived it - the evidence of needed development and improvement simply was not there. I do agree that Hackett, in that scenario, probably would have removed Hoke officially but let him coach a bowl and continued showing the respect and dignity that has been shown to Hoke despite this.
In short, I think we'd still be at this point in some form.
|6 hours 57 min ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, if there were any school that I would put at the forefront and explore the possibility of having the world's first cybernetic head coach, Michigan would be it among a few select others. The difference in our case, of course, is that we're still technically in the market for a coach and motivated to do the development, worst case scenario.
|7 hours 13 min ago||By All Accounts...||
As far as I am aware, in the process of the tweets being deleted, it seems someone decided that this was not sufficient and the entire account ended up going the way of the dodo. It was very sudden and very intriguing at the same time, I will admit. I personally am still not sure what exactly to make of it, but the way this went down made me wonder if in fact he was hearing things that were indeed happening.
|9 hours 37 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!
|11 hours 59 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.
|12 hours 10 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.
|20 hours 22 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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!
|1 day 5 hours 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.
|1 day 6 hours 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.
|1 day 6 hours 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.
|1 day 7 hours 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 8 hours 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 11 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 18 hours ago||Merry Christmas...||
...and happy holidays to everyone from LSA's strange family.
|1 day 20 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 2 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....
|2 days 5 hours ago||The Speech...||
Enos is going to have to give the Chips "The Speech" at halftime...
|2 days 6 hours ago||Already Out There..||
There's some interesting speculation about staff for Narduzzi already flying around too. For example:
|2 days 6 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.
|2 days 6 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.
|2 days 7 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 8 hours 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 9 hours 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...