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|1 hour 55 min ago||Everything Aside...||
There's little doubt that Manziel is done with the Browns, and it seems as if he'll have a hard time making it on an NFL roster next season.
If this is heading down the road that it seems, then short of an incredible turnaround, I have doubts that he's ever make an NFL roster again. As easy a target as Manziel is and for totally legitimate reasons, any story where things like addiction ultimately work to destory a person is a story you never want to see and, jokes about him aside, I wouldn't wish it on Manziel either. One of my sisters went down a similar road - struggling with dependency and finding herself in awful situation or being the instigator of awful situations as a result - and it did not end well, I'll put it like that.
I sincerely hope he does get help before it is too late.
|2 hours 6 min ago||OK, I Have To Ask...||
I can't be the only one who found the "Discount Alan Alda" comment on the Deadspin piece very funny - I wouldn't have even thought about the similarities honestly (LINK)
Also, that LA Times piece linked in the replies about some of the other things Pat Haden does (possibly badly) is rather intriguing.
|2 hours 12 min ago||Wait A Second...||
Wait a second here...are you saying that you actually foul out sometime before the 17th foul committed? *obvious sarcasm*
This game still keeps me up at night if I am forced to think about it, and thanks to this thread, I might be up thinking about it later. Damnit.
|2 hours 16 min ago||A Reboot Would Be Cool...||
Six Zero (or the man behind the MGoUsername) is very active on Twitter but not so much here anymore save for a rare, rae post now and again that I've seen, for those that asked for his whereabouts.
I will agree, however, that this would be a great feature to start again - for those unfamiliar with the process, essentially the person being profiled will get six (perhaps a few more) questions, mostly tailored to their blog presence (so there is pre-work that goes on). You are encouraged to be detailed, although some choose not to be for reasons of privacy, which is fine, or some just like to present their story through the lens of MGoSnark, which is encouraged.
|6 hours 28 min ago||Not A One...||
For some reason, I remember a time when there was a list that was published which listed the signees and for the most part you had only heard of the truly big names beforehand and then recruiting seemed to go right back into this background of things that were just part of college football. Now, it seems like the passing and beginning of fiscal years, where 2016 just ended and we are now all on about 2017 and what that might bring, although in this case thanks to how it is covered and how often it is covered.
|6 hours 48 min ago||Very Sad News...||
Maurice White worked with countless artists over the years both before and after he stopped actively touring with Earth, Wind & Fire, including stints producing albums for The Emotions and several other groups as well as co-writing music with Barry Manilow and playing drums on numerous tracks for other artists. White pretty much did everything you could do in music from performance onwards. He is still cited as an influence by artists today, in fact.
As a minor personal aside, it strikes a small personal chord for me only because he died from the effects of Parkinson's and I am watching my father walk slowly down this same road.
RIP Maurice White.
|8 hours 5 min ago||About This...||
I was actually telling my wife just a few days ago that we both know we're getting a bit older now because nearly all of our favorite bands growing up now have members who are either pushing fifty years old or who can see fifty clearly in the rear view mirror of life, with some even in their sixties or seventies now depending on the band. Pearl Jam's members are mostly 50-ish now too, so this thread serves as a reminder of the march of time for me too.
That being said, I listened to "Ten" start to finish just last week. Still like it.
|11 hours 7 min ago||Happy Friday...||
You know, in carrying with the Christmas analogy put forth by some here, I was pretty sure that once NSD had come and gone, we might get a bit of a break but that was before I remembered that we simply move on to 2017 next. It is nice to see some more not recruiting threads on the board for the time being now, I will be honest.
All that being said, we made it to Friday unscathed for the most part and with no residual freakouts because everything seems to have gone more or less according to plan on Wednesday. For the time being, we can start wondering what 2016 and beyond might be like in earnest, I think.
Personally, I like where this is going.
|11 hours 28 min ago||Emmert...||
Well, Mark Emmert is in fact the first and so far only person to be the head of an organization that has threatened the eligibility of student-athletes over an overly generous helping of fettucini, so he does have that going for him. It's a weird but notable achievement that I assume looks good on a resume written in Comic Sans.
|21 hours 22 min ago||Will Be Watching....||
I've actually been curious about this one and I think I'll tune in as soon as my wife gives up the TV, which she has promised to do after Legends Of Tomorrow.
I still have a set of football cards for that 1985 Bears team - I say that as a Lions fan, but even as a kid, I had a feeling about which team set might spark better discussion later on.
|23 hours 59 min ago||I Liked That One...||
That was probably my favorite as well.
Part of that is that it reminds me a bit of how I think two of my cats see the third one, but also I found it one of the more creative ones. They are all pretty cool though - actually, this is one of the things which make something like Players Tribune great, the ability to make these sorts of contributions.
|1 day 2 hours ago||YouTube...||
The YouTube channel worked very well for the portions I saw - no issues on the laptop I was using and I believe the stats on the screen showed over 30,000 viewing at peak. I know there was a thread regarding the YouTube stream - perhaps that should have been better publicized as a backup to the Players Tribune one in retrospect.
For those that did not see Signing Of The Stars but would like to do so, it is still available on YouTube.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Donated...||
Done and done.
The concept of the Eating Gardens is a wonderful one - glad to help out and glad to donate to help out within the state of Michigan in this case as well. Pretty sure there is a large pool of MGoAssistance in the Flint / Tri-Cities (as well as down here closer to Detroit) area too should it be needed in the gardens.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I Remember...||
I still remember that thread and being in awe of your video in particular for that very reason. I admit that it actually did not occur to me to eat the entire lemon quite literally (hell, I tried to be civilized and use a spoon), but you took that challenge and ran farther and faster than anyone else who did. Even now, I am still amazed by it.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It Will Be Interesting...||
It was rather a shame that UAB had to go away even though they have the unfortunate problem of being in the same state university system as the Crimson Tide and therefore never seemed to get the support they should have. It will be interesting to see how a football reboot goes in this day and age - has anything like this been done before in Division I (excluding, say, the late 19th century), where a football program gets axed and then later on returns?
|1 day 5 hours ago||Very Cool...||
I could be mistaken, but when they last did these rankings sometime before NSD, we had three coaches in the top ten, and only a few schools had two in the top 25, so if you go by that, this staff can definitely hoof it when it comes to recruiting. To see the success they have had now in Harbaugh's first full cycle here, however, has been a sight to behold and Partridge has been more than integral to that. Congratulations to him.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 7 hours ago||This Quote...||
Well, here's the bad news. Harbaugh is an obsessive weirdo who seems to devote 100 percent of his soul to being victorious at things.
It would be my sincere hope that all of us here have exactly zero problems with this statement above, because I certainly don't. It only adds to the hope that some very enjoyable times are ahead in football.
|1 day 7 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, the other thread was more along the lines of actual reporting on an MSU commit, and some users then took it upon themselves to disparage Michigan State where perhaps it wasn't called for. This thread is more along the lines of pointing out something that is somewhat typical anyway - they do not win many of the notable recruiting battles in East Lansing. No problem, of course, as Dantonio was out there yesterday saying that the Spartan brand is best seen on the field. We shall see, I suppose.
Overall, I tend to agree - there are sometimes threads which go out of their way to ridicule our rivals, and they usually turn out to be terrible in their execution. I don't know that this one is nearly as egregious as some of the others as it does actually report another person's assessment of MSU's class.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Oh Good Grief...||
You know, Iowa deserves to get its wish by having the Stanford band compose an equally irreverent apology - that would actually be hilarious, in my opinion, if the apology made them even more upset. Honestly, you would think that people, even if they were offended somehow, would let this one fade quietly into the background. Not if you are a certain Iowa legislator apparently.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Although....||
There was a tweet yesterday from this kid that came across my feed where he states that MSU is still his first choice, so perhaps the door is not completely shut yet, but as others have said, it sounds like Michigan State is going to sit and wait potentially and see what direction the legal process takes. Either way, it is difficult to read about kids with this level of apparent talent jeopardizing their futures like this over poor choices. Whether they go to a rival or not, you'd much rather see these turn into success stories, I think, instead of stories like this one.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Keep Drinking...||
I used to be able to keep drinking and wake up, but now that I am older, if I keep drinking it means very, very sound sleep followed by struggling to remember exactly how the previous evening went. That helped me get through several seasons before2015, believe me. I don't know how it would look if I were recruiting to show up bleary-eyed and demanding coffee at some kid's house.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Fair To Say...||
It is probably fair to say that nginx and 502 / 503 errors have heralded some of the best as well as some of the worst moments on this board, but yeah, today was a very nice day for Michigan and its future in football as well as for moderators who really didn't want to deal with the fallout that the alternative could have brought. All around, I am pleased with how things turned out.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 22 hours ago||Very Good News...||
A rather highly rated group of walk-ons in addition to the rather highly-rated class of players that were offered scholarships....that should make everyone smile that much more really. It is definitely something that seems consistent with this staff's vision of having nothing except the best available and the best competing for a chance to play no matter where.
Welcome to Michigan, Will Hart!
|1 day 22 hours ago||No Valenti...||
Valenti reaches new low talking Rashan Gary
Valenti? I believe 97.1 runs with dead air from 2-6 PM.
The best strategy when talking Mike Valenti here is to simply not talk Mike Valenti. There is nothing that he says that would be of value here.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Could Be Fun...||
Can you allow negative points on defense for a per game average? The part of me that wants to have unrealistic expectations is thinking that it might be possible with this team.
In all seriousness, this defense is shaping up to be a very nice one indeed. It will be fun to watch how things shake out, particularly as we head into August and fall camp.
|2 days 29 min ago||Like Others...||
Granted, this is all speculative right now - we probably won't have a real glimmer of the depth chart until the submarine comes up at the beginning of the week before the first game, but like others, I am rather interested to see how the defensive line shakes out. I have a suspicion that offfenses may have trouble getting around our particular brand of wall.
|2 days 1 hour ago||One Thing...||
I did not experience a lot of problems today relative to some of the other things I've heard from folks, but about an hour ago I was kicked out and then unable to log back in for about 20-30 minutes as the site was intermittently up and down for a while. One thing that I did notice today is that the 524 errors (connection timed out) started again during peak traffic after a long absence - they were prevalent during the height of football season. If you open multiple tabs for threads, as I do when modding, some were opening and some were not so bandwidth was definitely an issue.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Interesting...||
I will be honest - there are a lot of things that I thought I might never see on this board and speculation about which numbers recruits will wear with reasons that the OP believes that they will wear them is somewhere on that list. I wish I were joking.
Not that there is anything inherently wrong here, but it is a first unless I have missed something - either way, kudos to the OP for being a pioneer in speculation here.