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|8 hours 53 min ago||Down A Trillion...||
While the correspondence between the severity of the offense and the number of points deducted sometimes isn't exactly high, the stories behind the people who inhabit the last 2-3 pages of the list of "Users By MGoPoints" are rife with cautionary tales, flame wars that almost brought real flames and things which in other context (spoken to another human being right to their face) probably would lead to misdemeanor convictions at the very least. I'll put it like that.
|10 hours 48 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
The link to the tweet no longer exists. Not sure if it was snuffed by Shaq later or if Twitter is having one of it moods.
The bit they did on GameDay for him a couple months ago was a great piece, but really the entire story - which is difficult to capture on GameDay - is incredibly moving and a tribute to the strength of man on so many levels. In this case, one man who has lost so much and been told that he may not be able to do the very thing he is now doing. It's hard to not see it as heroic really.
|12 hours 41 min ago||The Shot Clock...||
Do this, of course, and you risk destroying the highly advance Theory Of The Possession Vortex as first postulated (then later perfected) by Bo Ryan, defined as an envelope from which none of the opposing team's possessions can ultimately escape. Actually, if this means Wisconsin has to go through a season or two of awkward transition to adjust, then it might very well be worth the effort to make the change.
|12 hours 48 min ago||Studied Rosters...||
I studied the rosters at dinner while I think I was supposed to be interacting with everyone, but yeah, I shall go with Maize just based on my opinion of starters by position. As for score, I would take a guess that the Maize team wins this one by a TD or so, but to be fair, there's a lot to like on the Blue team too, particular on defense.
|14 hours 48 min ago||In Table Form...||
|16 hours 27 min ago||Just A Guess Here...||
Without anointing a start necessarily, I would agree with others that this definitely raises the floor on this season, at least in my opinion. My guess based on very little data right now is that the floor just moved to 8-4 with the addition of Rudock. Looking at the roster, the ceiling is a rather high ceiling - I'll put it like that - perhaps something like 10-2. I haven't even run numbers using Massey yet for the season, but it wouldn't mean much based on available data (which includes last year). Yesterday, I would have had the floor at 7-5, but I think we get a couple back having Rudock's experience there.
|17 hours 23 min ago||Happy Birthday To Bo...||
It was actually one of Bo's better known quotes that had kept me going in these last several somewhat trying years of being a very loyal Wolverine:
"In times of difficulty, those brave enough to stay the course will be victors in the end."
I would repeat that to myself quite a bit, especially this past fall. I like to think that we've begun that upward tick described in the end of the quote too.
Happy birthday, Coach Schembechler.
|18 hours 25 min ago||All The QBs...||
Rudock would be a nice addition and it really is nice to see depth being constructed at this position after lacking it for quite some time. Part of me would like to see someone on the roster now still emerge as the primary QB because that would speak volumes as to where the position is headed now, but I still would like to have Rudock's experience and leadership among the names at that position. Very beneficial on the field and on the sideline, I think.
|19 hours 21 min ago||National Weather Service...||
From the National Weather Service forecast for Friday and Saturday:
Friday: Rain and snow likely after 3pm. Mostly sunny, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon, with a high near 52. West wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night: Rain and snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
I guess it depends on the model you use. The expert forecast opinion at White Lake shows the possibility for it to get higher than 44. Actually, early April and sunny - we might get into the mid-50s at least.
|19 hours 33 min ago||Years Ago...||
I pulled one that I had to begin about a month before.
As it turns out, there are places where you can get word scrambles which have no solutions in the English language, so I actually put one on a announcement board in our lunch area and wrote under it "Find the hidden word and will a prize - correct answers eligible for prize drawing on April 1st", asking them to submit the answers to me. This was about three weeks before April Fool's Day, and I expected little participation - I managed to get about 100 replies in an office of about 170, including people a couple levels above me.
April 1st comes and I send an e-mail to the whole workgroup to meet in the lunch area at about 11:30 AM. I thought ahead - the prize was Easter candy and I bought enough for everyone because no one won and I knew it. Everyone gathers in and I begin to pass out candy to everyone, then I stand at the head of the room and thank everyone for their participation but I also mention that everyone who won now has their prize because, "....as you may have suspected by now, the puzzle has no solution in English."
People enjoyed the candy at least. To this day, I have not been asked to organize many events.
|20 hours 26 min ago||As We Have Seen...||
As we have seen, death is not necessarily an obstacle to football. Effective play of said football, on the other hand...well...you can only keep trying.
|23 hours 35 min ago||Strange Rule...||
"I think the SEC coaches last year made it clear that we'd like it to be that way throughout the country," Malzahn said. "That was a stance after our last spring meetings and I still feel the same."
You know, it reminds me of being younger and walking past the house of a kid who was grounded and couldn't leave the yard. Did you feel bad for him missing out on the baseball game the rest of you were about to play? Yeah, a bit. Did you play the game in the park he could see from his backyard? Yeah, you did. Was it ultimately his issue? There's that too.
Sorry, Gus - this very strange rule of the SEC's is not anyone else's problem.
|1 day 7 hours ago||The Comments...||
The comments on the ESPN piece are pretty much standard stuff for any article on that site - uninformed, uninsightftul, etc... - so there really isn't a reason to be upset much less care about it really. That, and, Chris Webber - member of the Fab Five and five-time NBA all-star - probably is looking at things that nearly all of the people currently engaged in a flame war with him are not and likely would not.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Same Question...||
I had a similar question actually - I don't get the tie-in that the poster is making here. It is known, I believe, that Adidas has shifted its marketing strategy to get individual endorsements (not team - Adidas has mentioned that they will be exiting the team-level endorsements) in the NBA in their 5-year plan which was recently discussed on the board. They want to double the number of individual agreements that they have by 2020, but that doesn't mean anything really at the collegiate level, of course, or at least I am missing the connection as well.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Indeed Yes...||
It is moments like these where I am reminded about how pissed I still am at NBC for moving "Quantum Leap" to the timeslot of death, thus leading to its eventual cancellation. We never got to see the episode where Sam was able to leap into Lloyd Carr and decide to call it a day in 2011, wherein the program is handed off to Jim Harbaugh, thus putting right the timeline, hence the current timeline.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The Best Part...||
The best part about this is that it looks synced for the most part (even if it is just random clips), and that there is really no other muppet than Gonzo that this song would fit really. The two things things simply collide to create a rather awesome combination.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Yeah....||
Yeah, if you could go ahead and not create apparent "I told you so" threads and then poll the board for their thoughts on said thread, that'd be great.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Quite True...||
“Do you ever think that sometimes the Michigan communications staff gives the media too much access?”
There are a few on the list that I swear I've seen spoken in earnest on this very site, but this one....yeah, I don't think anyone has complained about how the media runs rampant in the halls down on South Campus.
|1 day 14 hours ago||The Very Last Thing...||
The very last thing Brandon launched at Domino's was one of the things that brought it out of the market share gutter - the "new" formula, moving away from that infamous carboard sort of quality of the crust and the "are you sure this is cheese?" quality of the cheese, so there was that. The performance overall was mostly flat overall from the IPO to his actual departure. I still remember the self-depreciating ads which gave you the impression that perhaps they were trying. For a long time, Domino's was dead last in its market in just about every category.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Yikes...||
If the news will indeed be bad (we probably won't really know until there's been a full evaluation, which I haven't seen unless I missed something huge), hopefully there is something that can be done so that Harris can at least contribute on a limited basis if not more. It seems sad for someone who really wanted to play here to be sidelined in this manner, so we shall see.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Interesting Quote...||
"There are guys out there right now that (some will look at and say) 'oh, that guy will never see the field,' and he'll be on that field (this season). There's a guy that you don't even know his name that's going to make a play this season, and I don't know his name either. - Coach Baxter
This is what I like about how they seem to be going about it in spring and then eventually into August camp. The manner in which they are coaching and the way they are creating the competition at positions makes me think that the first gameday roster we see will have a few names that make you think, "Where did THAT come from?" but yet it will work somehow.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I was at this game and admittedly have only seen bits and pieces of the telecast through the years (even though I know the entire game has been posted here before), so this was actually pretty funny to watch. I especially liked how Jackson introduced that, "Well, I think it's time...", right after the Wheatley TD.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I Will Admit...||
...that I have always wanted to be The Dude in meetings.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Just Heard...||
I actually heard about this before I left work from someone who has participated in this in the past and was planning to do so this year - she was rather bummed. Reading the release, however, I do think I understand the decision. The focus on getting the program in shape seems like it has been the driving force from go in the Harbaugh era, so hopefully once this is achieved to their satisfaction, things like the WFA come back.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Sophomore Stats...||
Per MaxPreps, his sophomore stats - take them for what they are worth, of course - were 1,405 yards, 13 TDs to 9 INTs and a 59.8% completion percentage in ten games, which is still good for an equivalent NCAA rating of 144.3. If you assume that he threw at close to the same clip as a junior (on a per completion basis) and even account for the slight decrease in completion percentage, it would be in the 160 range in his junior year. Not really that bad on a rating basis - probably top quartile of Division I most weeks. Of course, whether that actually would translate to the college game is a totally different matter.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Good News....||
Nice to see these camps popping up in very important and strategic areas when it comes to football recruiting and talent as well, and probably a great way to market Michigan there too. Indeed, one day we might see the United Federation Of Planets, but for now it is the United Federation Of Harbaugh from the look of things. Perhaps the former will also be formed as a result of Harbaugh.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Salaries Way Up...||
I think that the year before the overtures from Texas A&M, Schembechler's base salary in 1981 was something like $60,000, the equivalent of a little more than twice that in today's terms. He managed to get a 40% raise to stay at Michigan too. By the mid-1990s, Moeller was making $130,000 or so and maybe 7 or 8 years after that, Carr broke the $1 million per year plateau at Michigan. The progression has been interesting to watch certainly.
|2 days 18 hours ago||The Full Rundown...||
...courtesy of ESPN - LINK
Harbaugh received 115 votes for president in total, including 82 votes for “Jim Harbaugh,” another 18 simply for “Harbaugh” and four for the joint ticket of “Jim Harbaugh and Diag Squirrel.”
Other voters were more creative with their write-in submissions, with the tickets “Jim Harbaugh and Jabrill Peppers,” “Jim Harbaugh and His Khakis” and “Jim Harbaugh and Jesus Shuttlesworth” receiving one vote each.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Late Request...||
Peppers goes #1 overall, Malzone first QB drafted
It was brought to my attention that a couple things were shared in here that maybe shouldn't have been - they (the department) are trying to have as little out there regarding the teams apparently, so I was asked to remove this thread by others.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Then Again...||
Then again, April Fool's tends to be one of the more hilarious days around these parts, as we have had threads which sent the site into a temporary downward sprial as a result, forcing people to come clean before chaos erupted. On the flip side, we've also had obvious fabrications which serve as a cautionary tale to the OP on the standards expected for wit as well. Either way, no one trusts anyone around here for one glorious day.