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|11 hours 7 min ago||I Don't Know...||
We are talking about the same organization that threatened the eligibility of a couple student-athletes unless they paid for the extra pasta that they consumed at a team function, and the same organization that once gave a UNLV basketball player the thir degree over purchasing a used mattress. I don't know that I am going to fully trust the NCAA to be of sound judgment on this particular matter.
|12 hours 58 min ago||In Reality...||
We should note that, in reality, this is the answer to a lot of questions, but more importantly, it is also the solution to a lot of things. We can only hope that Maryland doesn't decide to solve a problem on the court in quite this way because perhaps they want to play Bowie State again in the future and how would that look to your visitors.
|15 hours 49 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|16 hours 7 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
"He just pushes himself a little more each day and now we're up to an hour," Beilein said.
The hope, I would think, is that he is able to add a bit more each day and go from there. I would be skeptical that he contirbutes much if at all at Minnesota but as we move down the final stretch here, it would be great to see him gradually get back into games. I would much rather Caris play as much as he believes he can safely play honestly, that seems more sensible to me than throwing him right back out there.
|17 hours 53 min ago||Come Now, ESPN...||
Showing up at a charitable event to which you were personally invited and on your own time is something that I would have trouble calling a "mistake" under any circumstances quite honestly, at least if it were possible for you to attend.
Now, when it comes to the phrase "possible for you to attend", I understand that perhaps you might want to inform your employer first because they might have an opinion on how they might be viewed and how they would rather you were viewed, if you will, but then realistically that is a department in which ESPN has virtually no room to complain (I am sure ESPN sees it differently) and again, he got himself to Ann Arbor and accepted zero cash.
|18 hours 14 min ago||This Year...||
For this year, far and away for me it was Audi's commercial, primarily because of the use of David Bowie's "Starman" as well as the matching premise that the older gentleman was a former astronaut and the experience took him back to that time. It was well shot, well edited and well-concieved start to finish, I thought.
|18 hours 17 min ago||Hopefully...||
Hopefully, M-Dog, you don't mind that used your version to usurp the OP's version so that people can get the much more legible formatting right from the beginning. Good save on this one, and I did give you proper credit above.
It should serve as a reminder that posting tabular information or lists straight from a phone sometimes does not end well.
|20 hours 3 min ago||The Spring Game...||
I do go to the Spring Game when I can, although you proably get even less out of it in person than you do watching it on television because at the stadium you get to see and hear things on the field that would temper even the hint of a thought that you were going to be able to draw conclusions.
That being said, the best part of that weekend is usually the one poster that tries to project the entire season based on the Spring Game - usually extremely conservatively - only to see the first 150 replies in their thread basically read "STOP. JUST STOP."
|21 hours 44 min ago||This Coming Season...||
Like others, I kind of look at the way-too-early polls through not very serious lenses because of recent history and also it is purely speculative and I am more of a data junkie that can't really look at a poll with a straight face until the middle of October anyway.
That being said, as we were able to see the floor of the Top 10 just above us in the final polls this time around, cracking the Top 10 is probably not an unreasonable expectation this coming season. I couldn't begin to guess where precisely because of the LB question in particular (the QB question doesn't have me as concerned right now), but it seems doable definitely.
|23 hours 1 min ago||The Image....||
I am trying to imagin a KC-135 Stratotanker getting into position to refuel a train - hype train or otherwise - and the resulting mental image is....different. I just hope we try it out on a flat, featureless landscape first and see how it goes.
That being said, those who were finally willing to hop on the hype train for Rashan Gary once he officially signed his paperwork were indeed tragically late even then, as we know.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I actually caught this story before I saw the thread, so I wasn't shocked, but then when I read the story, I wasn't shocked then - this is yet another "only Jim Harbaugh" moment and it is awesome like the rest of them. You begin to ask yourself - where has Harbaugh not been? Who doesn't he know? It makes you enjoy the fact that he's our football coach that much more really.
|1 day 19 hours ago||The Firing Talk...||
Clearly, the "Fire Beilein" talk going around at the moment is fueled by frustration over the events of the last week in particular, and it is probably the case the for the time being, he's nowhere near the hot seat. Indeed, I have to believe that even with some new faces now in the department, he likely stays way the hell away from the hot seat for a while because of what he has been able to do with a program that was...not good when he arrived as well as how he represents the program and the university.
As others have mentioned in detail (in this thread and others), however, this is clearly a team with some systemic issues (winning recruiting battles, lack of bigs, etc...you name it, we've discussed it to death by now and they are valid concerns) and while Beilein probably gets plenty of chances to deal with them (he has more than earned the time to do so, IMHO), those issues have made for some frustrating moments.
|1 day 21 hours ago||The Big Ten...||
The full Big Ten list is interesting, but here are the full top five -
#6 - Michigan
#14 - Ohio State
#22 - Michigan State
#26 - Nebraska
#28 - Penn State
The top five are pretty consistent with a discussion someone tried to start in a thread a few days ago about the relative disparity in recruiting rankings among the divisions of the Big Ten. Historically, these teams above have also been the top five in recruiting class rankings in the conference most years. Four of these five, of course, are in the East Division.
The rest of conference falls in from #37 (Iowa) to #88 (poor damn Purdue).
|1 day 23 hours ago||Simms Moments...||
My personal favorite among Simms moments in the game came right after Denver ran it on 3rd and 8 or 9 play and managed a few yards.
After the play ended, Simms said, "I think they are going to run it there."
Not sure what went on in the booth or in his head, but that was spectacular analysis indeed.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Golden Tate...||
Golden Tate posted a nice message as well....
|2 days 9 hours ago||Not Having This...||
Why the P. Manning hate?
You can ask the question, but if you're going to get verbally abusive in your replies to people - whether they are being snarky or not - as the OP did, then you don't get the thread to go with it. Most threads left with such a start basically go to hell if the OP decides to be combative like that, so we'll just skip it this time.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Congratulations to Michael Schofield and congratulations to the Denver Broncos on making me $20 poorer, but more importantly, on winning Super Bowl L.
Now, apparently CBS is going to make sure I have excellent dreams tonight with Puppymonkeybaby and I assume another Xifaxan commercial to back it up.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I did like the tribute to||
I did like the tribute to Bowie with the use of "Starman" in the Audi commercial, not to mention the commercial itself. That was kind of a neat concept for a car commercial.
The Mountain Dew commercial terrifies me - puppymonkeybaby might very well keep me up tonight and only because of the terror that such a thing may visit in my dreams.
Squarespace? Huh? That's all I have.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Down It Goes...||
Trouble getting under the 85 limit?
Forgot to come back to this one as it seemed like a poorly conceived thread - and I think the OP has taken a beating long enough at this point.
EDIT: In reply to TSS, I went through and read it again and yeah, we can have it back. I very much doubt the OP even cares about his point now.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Over Here...||
Over here, we're just doing steaks and some grilled chicken shish kebab for variety, mixed vegetables and twice baked potatoes. After all, it is just my wife and I and the kids will only eat select bits of this particular meal. It does allow for some great leftovers through the early part of the week, of course.
Drinks? Still can't in my case, so fucking sparkling grape juice. My wife has wine.
|2 days 20 hours ago||TeamRankings Stuff...||
Here's what TeamRankings put forth for a comparison:
As for myself, I'll run with Carolina in a 30-24-ish sort of game.
|2 days 23 hours ago||New Limits...||
New? 85 has always been the MINIMUM on I-696. If anything, you need more scholarships on that stretch of freeway or you will be passed swiftly and chided rather graphically. We must keep up, particularly through Southfield, Oak Park and Royal Oak. We are talking about the same thing, right? I hope so.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
You know, unless you knew, you might not find it easy to believe that you're looking at a defensive lineman. When you realize that you are in fact looking at a defensive lineman, you begin to feel sorry for the offensive lines that he might come across. Well, some of those offensive lines anyway, and even then just a smidge.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Another Interesting One....||
As for Miami, first and foremost, I think those of us who saw both "The U" and "The U Part II" saw most of those guys interviewed for both programs that are counted above. For sheer volume of NFL talent, among other things, that would count as one hell of a run.
CBS had a graphic about a week ago that I thought was interesting - LINK. This shows you the schools which produced the most players to appear in Super Bowls, but it compares Super Bowls I to X and then XLI to tomorrow's game. The shift is definitely interesting.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Pretending...||
Well, I wasn't pretending that it was developed - I wasn't about to expound on the subject at great length, or at least not the length that it would take to provide more than a 10,000 foot view of my own opinion.
What I probably should have added is that I believe Beilein probably does get to "ride it out" to a point (a long point, and right now that doesn't bother me too much - key being "right now"), and also I believe he has earned enough trust even with the folks currently in charge to do so, which in part is why I'll give him the benefit of a doubt here on making some strategic changes - player development, recruiting, staff...wherever there might be a need (IMHO, there's a need in all those areas). I won't presume to know what goes on in Beilein's mind there.
Do you get infinite chances? No. Do you get a lot of chances? Probably in this case, even with a new AD.
I know people will push the notion that basketball - like other sports - is a "what have you done for me lately?" environment, which it is to a certain extent, but "lately" is a nebulous term and fans seem to forget that some institutions seem to interpret it more liberally than they do.
|3 days 15 hours ago||No Idea, But...||
I believe Harbaugh gave everyone a vague idea of what is going to happen down there in interviews - something like four practices, complete with workouts and meetings, but also time at the beach, putt-putt and other spring break activities and time to connect with IMG Academy as well. As to whether or not any of it will be open to the public, nothing was said, but I would guess that access is going to be limited if anyone even gets it. That's just a guess, but they do like to keep the submarine below on extended voyages.
|3 days 16 hours ago||We're Better Than This...||
Making excuses for the basketball team gets you the program you deserve
We already have a "Hot seat" thread where this is being well-covered at the moment by a small minority of posters. Also, if you're going to do this, try for thread titles which aren't quite so combative or confrontational. For example, you could easily get a reasoned discussion going if you had titled this "Adding Zest To Meatloaf - A Suggestion" and then introduced it with just a little more tact.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Hot Seat...||
I guess I don't completely understand the hot seat talk because, first and foremost, I think if you're going to seriously speculate about such things than you need to talk about what your vision for the team is and who you believe can make it possible and how you might bring them here. Maybe that's just part of my own yardstick for "hot seat" talk though.
Otherwise, it just sounds like venting frustration, and yes, there are definitely legitimate reasons to be frustrated with this team - I am with the people that really want to see the recruiting strategy change to accommodate bigs (because inside game - we need a good one) and some more plus defenders, for starters. I am also with the people that want to see some more consistent effort and an offense that doesn't appear and disappear in alternate moments. In short, I do agree that it is time for some serious self-assessment on this staff's part.
I don't see Beilein as being on the hot seat right now, but I think there are some strategic changes that probably should be made. I guess considering where we were about 15 years ago and how Beilein has built a program that can and has been able to compete, I am willing to ride out a couple rough seasons and see what sort of adjustments hopefully are made. I know a few people are counting on a change in the AD to maybe spur change here - I don't know that I would assume that though, at least not for a while.
|3 days 17 hours ago||The Toughest Part...||
The toughest part of this week, going back to the Indiana game on Tuesday, is that the current round of medication makes drinking actual things that I would like to drink during this game a non-starter. You can't wash away the game with just sparkling grape juice - doing so only makes me strung out because of the high sugar content. I suppose that will have to do.
|3 days 18 hours ago||So Far...||
Tom Izzo is showing remarkable restraint today as not once in the first few minutes has he been in a serviceable position to play any sort of help defense. Of course, the game is young yet and he hasn't been truly agitated yet save for the turnovers on the part of the Spartans.