“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||forget CC||
someone get Dan Mullen a dump truck full of money and a personal "michigan tutor."
and proper support from the AD and alums.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||no he wasn't||
because you can't eliminate the possibility of a broken ankle/foot/leg AND concussion in the span of 2 plays. you can't. This is a bullshit answer.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I have a better chance of banging Olivia wilde and||
I have a better chance of banging Olivia wilde and Kate Upton simultaneously while my wife watches then Jim ever coaching here.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Phil Mickelson is "FIGJAM"||
Fuck I'm Great Just Ask Me
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Rick Porcello||
Up until this year he was always "gas can Ricky" to me.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Brandon Inge was known as||
Brandon Inge was known as "bucket of dicks" around my circle of friends.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I buy that it's legitimately||
I buy that it's legitimately sourced and that he's considered it. I just don't buy that he'd do it outside of getting ousted out of Detroit (which has as much chance of happening as me Kate Upton and Olivia Wilde having a weekend long wife-approved 3some)
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Those 2 things:||
How to score points and how to stop points from being scored. nbd really
|23 weeks 12 hours ago||my wife and I discussed the||
my wife and I discussed the same thing. I don't recall Stannis ever going to Braavos...Bran at Crasters never happened.
I think they're going to dramatically change Bran's story line because of....stuff...
|23 weeks 3 days ago||The BTN is already in||
The BTN is already in Texas...
|24 weeks 5 days ago||deftones > post 1995||
deftones > post 1995 metallica
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Karbach Love Street Summer Seasonal||
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I miss the CCHA :(||
I miss the CCHA :(
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I think it says you're a bad||
I think it says you're a bad boy and you deserve to be punished.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I will be interested to see||
I will be interested to see how Porcello's numbers improve now that we have a defense that sort of approaches average. He's always been the only mainstay in our rotation that isn't a strike out picther with a defense that was putrid. Maybe he improves...or maybe he continues to be Gas Can Ricky.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I liked my discussions of attendance problems||
before they got popular.
I'm into different discussions now
/pushes glasses up
you've probably never heard of them.
|34 weeks 8 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh, I think, has||
Jim Harbaugh, I think, has proven himself to be an insufferable asshole. It should be no shock that he's having issues getting along with a leadership group of an organization.
The problem is: he's a fantastic football coach and he's a Michigan Alumnus. If either of those things weren't true I'd hate him. Unfortunately, he's our kinda asshole. That being said, I'd say the chances of him ever returning to coach at Michigan are hovering right around the same as the odds that we reanimate Fielding Yost and bring him back to coach.
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||great idea and all||
and kudos for the Wings for doing this.
but that shirt looks like it was designed by 12-year-old me in about 15 minutes for my geocities page.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||to the people suggesting Mike Sherman||
You're just trolling right? He's been a disaster everywhere he went.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor||
more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor amirite?
|43 weeks 14 hours ago||from a former Lions fan and Detroiter who's been away for years:||
This team has no guts and no brains. Oodles of talent and even it a decent coach will make huge strides with this team. Scwartz is a complete knucklehead (as indicated by his tantrum with the fans yesterday).
This team should have had the division wrapped weeks ago...They were 6-2 when Rodgers and Cutler got hurt...they've won 1 game since. Talk about a blown opportunity.
I don't kow if BOB is the answer or not....but I would think this job should be the pick of the litter if/when it comes open. They are the closest of all the jobs likely to be open to having success.
|43 weeks 15 hours ago||I've only been to a few games there||
but Yost is what is good and holy and wonderful about college sports.
|44 weeks 9 hours ago||If it were my call anything||
If it were my call anything less than a 2nd round playoff appearance is shitcan time. He's no control over his players and they blew a prime opportunity to coast to a division title. They should be 3 games up right now with 3 to go. This team is seriously underachieving.
I bet barrinng an 0fer hes back. same ole lions afterall...
|44 weeks 10 hours ago||if you're trying to make the||
if you're trying to make the playoffs this year in the NBA you're doing it wrong. Half the conference is deliberately trying to tank it. You're not giong to get any ping pong balls in a super strong draft and you're only marginally closer to competing with Indiana and Miami. There is MAYBE one to-be superstar on that team and a bunch of B+ players.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||I just have a tough time||
I just have a tough time believing that both Martin AND Diaco followed Kelly to multiple stops and passed up on other good opportunities to stay with Kelly (rumored Diaco was offered Wiscy job last year) but now all of a sudden they're leaving because they can't stand him. I'm sure Kelly is a tough guy to get a long with some of time (lots of coaches are) but if he were a total asshole and an insufferable human being, I doubt he'd have highly thought of guys (like Diaco, at least) following him around the country to work for him.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I understand the meme and||
I understand the meme and where it came from...
but this is his fourth school where he's had good success...can we knock it off with the 'Kelly is a moron and people must hate to associate with him." Chuck Martin has been with Kelly for a LONG time. Diaco worked for him multiple times.
Its not as if he's losing coordinators every year or tons of transfers. They've had a lot of success as a group, both are young enough to move on...they're leaving because they're both good coaches, not because Kelly is an ahole.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||YES.||
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Its kinda hard to root||
Its kinda hard to root against them when all their 'stars' end up flaming out and/or become role players in the league....
|44 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Behavioral changes the voting||
Behavioral changes the voting systsem won't change: me not wearing pants. Neg all you want, I ain't wearing 'em.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||CS,B||
I successfully avoided this damn song for its entire existence until a few weeks ago. One of the sports talk shows I listen to here in Houston has a funny tradition where they play really horribawful music on Fridays for bumper music and I was subjected.
My ear virginity will never be restored.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||if you go back and watch||
if you go back and watch every offensive snap (its on the tubez) you'll see at least 1/3 of these yards come from unforced errors (blown coverage, needless over pursuit, misalignment) another 1/3 from guys who just seemed to MAKE PLAYS (broken tackles, leaping over a corner) and the last 1/3 from good play calls. You don't get kudos for the first when you don't do any line checks. I won't tear Al to shreds, this was pretty good all in all...But you can't analyze this game in a vacuum...Al has sucked hard all year long; one decent game does not overcome the eye-bleach inducing four game run we just had. It was above average for Al below for most other OCs
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Nice write up Seth, really enjoyed this piece.||
This is my biggest issue with MANBALL. Its not necessarily that spread is better than manball its that most manball coaches go back to the 3 yards and a cloud of dust "I know what I'm running, you know what I'm running but I'll force my will and you won't stop it."
Such a neaderthalic (yea, that's not a word, I don't think) way to play football. Guys who run the spread are more likely to build constraints into their system (or so it seems)...maybe its a generational thing?
Anyone more well versed in a functional manball team have good examples of manball with constraints built in? I can't say I'm well enough versed in playcalling theory to be able to see it myself.
I'd be okay with an offense that wears manball clothes (2TEs, I form, lots of under center) if it thought like Art Briles/Holgo/C. Kelly/RR.
Running an offense that is dependent on out-talenting your opponent is not practical anymore.
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||it was one of either 1) the||
it was one of either 1) the end of Haloscan 2) the WLA leaving or 3) the great malware attack.
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||maybe I'm just cranky after||
maybe I'm just cranky after that shitshow saturday afternoon but these are the fugliest most hideously awful pieces of shit ever. Worse than Clowniformz, MSU's attempt at being USF, worse than anything Maryland has ever worn. Even worse than those Gordon's fisherman NY Islander uniforms from the 90s.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||we should sticky this to||
we should sticky this to redirect to the sticky
|1 year 7 weeks ago||if only there were some sort||
if only there were some sort of sticky or bar locator thread somewhere. hmmm
|1 year 8 weeks ago||that's rude to assume a HS||
that's rude to assume a HS Senior is going to be kicked out of school for a Chronic problem.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||maybe you could try a google||
maybe you could try a google search that's built into the site to find the answer to this question?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I don't know why he would...||
He's going to be a bazillionaire, married to one of the hottest women in the world, be one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of football...there's very limited upside to coming back and coaching (for him, anyway)
unless he REEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLLY likes 100 hour work weeks.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||this really is all Brian's||
this really is all Brian's fault.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||well yes, but the problem is||
well yes, but the problem is with the psychic DBs if you put air under it the Safety covering you rman running a fly route on the left sideline will come all the way over the right hash and at least break up the play if its not a bullet. (if not intercept)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||pyschic DBs and incompetent||
pyschic DBs and incompetent OL pass blocking is no problem but wrong color facemasks and FUCK SOMEONE READY THE PATCH MACHING ALL HANDS ON DECK
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Have the fixed the bug where||
Have the fixed the bug where if you're in a formation that is not native to your playbook (custom playbook) and you go no-huddle you lose that formation?
Ex: I'm playing with aTm with a customized Oregon playbook and I run Shotgun TE Slot Wk and if I run a play, then go no huddle I can't get back to that same formation unless I huddle.
anyone else had this problem?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I miss the WLA||
I miss the WLA
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Duke Nuke'em forever is||
Duke Nuke'em forever is TOTALLY coming out this year guys, we mean it.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||you have a crappy internet||
you have a crappy internet connection if its taken you over a year to try and upload a pic
|1 year 9 weeks ago||You know nothing Jon Snow.||
You know nothing Jon Snow.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Zettel was a Michigan fan his||
Zettel was a Michigan fan his whole life...my fiance is from WB and even his parents said they were going to be surprised if he picked anyone else...I think the 3-3-5 and the writing on the wall that Rich was not long for AA was enough to move him elsewhere.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Demar Dorsey||
The "what-if" hall of fame with Kelly Baraka.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||SEC COLLEGE FOOTBALL 15||
EVERY PLAYER IS RATED 99 OR BETTER
EVERY TEAM IS RATED 99 OR BETTER (except for Missouri because no one cares)
EVERY COACH IS THE BEST TACTITIAN
MIKE SLIVE'S HAIR IS BETTER THAN EVERYONES
AND OUR CHEERLEADERS AND MASCOTS ARE BETTER TOO
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I am not a genius||
but: doesn't this just mean that basically you won't have a conference called the SEC but you will still have all the schools involved?
/apologize if I teh dumb.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||MgoInflation. its a bitch.||
MgoInflation. its a bitch. its a false economy built on defending himself from people questioning his credentials.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL||
POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL THAN BEFORE, EVERYBODY PANIC
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I would be shocked if this||
I would be shocked if this was his car...he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who drives a car suitable for a 16 year old girl.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||em0's back, sweet.||
em0's back, sweet.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||great, adding to the||
great, adding to the headcount, next thing you know Brian is going to ban recruiting topics in the interest of national security.
just kidding, welcome to the site look forward to your contributions. If we don't maintain the current recruiting streak its totally your fault.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||BISB||
I deeply deeply hoped that you were only joking about this post when you mentioned in our terrible commisserating on twitter.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Name me three GMs who are||
Name me three GMs who are available and better than Ken Holland. I'll wait.
Holland just flipped this roster from old and decrepit to young and fast and on the verge of exploding. I'm not sure you nderstand the nature of the NHL anymore...the Wings aren't a destination for FAs because they're one of the few franchises (like Boston and Chicago) who aren't throwing around absurdly stupid money on bad investments and 'names.' He's built a core and he's constantly looked to find complementary pieces to that core.
This isn't 1988 anymore. you can't trade all your high end talent in the system and magically replenish it in the next draft because no one has European scouts. You have to draft and develop your talent...sometimes that takes patience. Its INCREDIBLY hard to rebuild on the fly and bide time while your next wave of talent comes together. Look at the top of this league right now: Chicago and Pittsburgh...their talent came from VERY high draft picks in multiple years. they were horribad. The wings aren't prepared to do that (and they wont, they're too good in the front office). IF we're lucky...we'll see Nyquist, Frk, Ferarro, and the rest of the young talent on this team overlap with a year or two of the Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Kronwall/Howard wave of talent. Watch the next three years while Chicago and Pittsburgh struggle to not crumble to pieces because of their inability to retain 5-6 superstars....I'll trade 22 years of consistency with a shot to win it every year over 3-5 year alternating runs of good then bad.
Not to mention: you can't trade Fil at the deadline and make the playoffs. would not have happened period case closed. You really would have traded a playoff run for a 2nd-4th round pick? (you weren't getting a 1st. VAN got a 1st for their best goaltender, not their 2nd or 3rd line center).
|1 year 14 weeks ago||you must not be familiar with||
you must not be familiar with San Jose, LA, Anaheim, Vancouver, St Louis or Phoenix.
Three of those have been the cream of the crop in the NHL the past half decade or (and two more haven't been half bad) so and all are huge and physical. The East has Boston and................
The Wings style fits very nicely in the East save Boston. And the Travel will help.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||dude, someone hook me up with||
dude, someone hook me up with the OPs dealer's number.
1. Don't sign cleary.
2. Don't sign another forward.
3. Don't sign a defensemen.
4. Do sign all of our RFAs.
5. Don't bring anyone up because we don't have the roster space.
6. Don't trade anything for Stamkos and tell your dealer you got a bad stash if you want to trade Holland for anyone.
Our D is vastly improved with another year of Seasoning for Smith, I think DeKeyser can slip into the top 4 and help keep Smith OFF the top 4 (because he's just not ready yet). DeKeyser, Ericsson, Kronwall Kindl is a nice top four and you can throw whomever you want with Smith in pairing three (or swap DeKeyser and Quincey, whichever) The thing us arm chair GMs forget to realize is that we had an almost entirely new Defense core (only the top two D were used to playing withe each other) and D is such a chemistry position...with no offseason and barely any training camp/pre-season its hard to manufacture chemistry out of thin air.
I would also like to see Bert, Sammy, and Tootoo go bye bye.
Andersson/Nyquist/(pick someone fast)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||considering his treatment after 3&O||
I'm not surprised.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||you guys are really slaying||
you guys are really slaying this in the thread.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||stay away...cannot skate to||
stay away...cannot skate to save his life. Will not fit onto this team very well.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Nyquist, Andersson, Tatar all||
Nyquist, Andersson, Tatar all basically need a spot on the roster either this year or next. Fil's price was too high, I think Brunners will be by time he gets offers in, Helm may never play hockey again, Sammuelsson is redundant at this point....
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't think their counting||
I don't think they're counting on Helm playing this season...and I'm not sure who of Emmerton/Gus/Andersson has options left....or how tied to Emmerton they are...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I wouldn't put Samuelsson on||
I wouldn't put Samuelsson on the first line in Grand Rapids...but that's just me, maybe.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||that's completely against||
that's completely against everything I've heard about him. Detroit was virtually a "perfect fit" for him according to his agent...all about money and the Wings are not famous for shelling out big dough on dudes who have very little track record in the league.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I sure the hell hope||
I sure the hell hope not.
I like his production but he's a giant cock. or maybe its just the Getzlaf and Perry tainting my image of him...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||like 4 of the dudes who were||
like 4 of the dudes who were instrumental in the playoffs will be on the team next year.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd be weary of Boston...lots||
I'd be weary of Boston...lots of familiar players, connection to the GM....
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I wouldn't go anywhere near||
I wouldn't go anywhere near him for 6mil. doesn't matter the term...his filppula only more physical
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't think Fil is worth||
I don't think Fil is worth 4M, TBH. Cleary is a nice player, but not worth 3 and we can move on.
I'd be content with Grabovski and resigning Brunner to a 3 year deal....
I think with DeKeyser in the mix we're good on D and its time to see Gus, Andersson, Tatar on the big stage all year.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I bet you $1 we resign||
I bet you $1 we resign ericsson.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I would never want them for us||
but Oregon's latest era of uniforms are outstanding. The white ones from the USC game were sweet, the Chrome winged helmets were awesome this year...
so many great looks...that I would never want at Michigan.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||first one that comes to||
first one that comes to mind:
When I was like 11 or 12 I went to Ted Nugent's Kamp for Kidz in Caseville. It was a week long bow hunting camp (amongst other things). The last day we had a 'buck shoot" where groups of kids lined up with Uncle Ted and we all shot at a dollar bill taped to a target. The object was to hit the dollar as close to George Washington's nose as possible. I was two people to the left of Uncle Ted. I hit George about half an inch from the tip of his nose and won the "Buck shoot" for my group. CS,B
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I can envision him as the||
I can envision him as the next Igor Larionov at 40/41/42.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'd wager a hefty some that the Wings will never sign an RFA||
from another team.
You're in a no-win situation with RFAs. either A) you overpay for them (see Dustin Penner when he was signed away from Anaheim on an offer sheet) because the team generally matches if its reasonable or B) You sign them for over market value and you give up not only cap space but draft picks to sign the player. The bigger the contract the more you give up.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||if all three of those guys||
if all three of those guys are healthy I think that Sammy and tootoo get bought out, and we see some combination of trades. Nyquist, Andersson, Tatar and Mursak all have spots on the roster next year, I would think. (caveat being: huge trade offer for any of the above changes things)
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Brunner||
I lean towards your feelings on not signing Brunner to an extension during the season but I think the thought process with Brunner is the same as with Fil: Great player, but let's see what our options are. It may be that (just throwing out names for example) Tomas Tatar and Jan Mursak are NHL ready NOW and can give you the equivalent (or near so) to Fil and Brunners production. If Fil and Brunner want a combined 10MM a piece and Jan Mursak and Tatar are going to cost you 2M combined....
I think if Brunner and his agent come to the table and say: we want 6 years and 5 mil per - he's gone because that's just not justified at this point. Same with Fil. If he wants anywhere north of 4MM a year, let him walk.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||the criticism of Holland in||
the criticism of Holland in this thread is insanity.
Look around the NHL and look at all the teams that are Elite. All of them have had MULTIPLE YEARS of futility because of cap hell or waiting for their kids to develop. Ken Holland has kept this team competent and at least treading water WHILE developing the next crop. In an ideal world no, you don't sign Carlo or Sammy or Tootoo but right now those were their options. they're in between talent waves and we're making due until the next wave is in their prime and NHL ready. Lots of teams try to fill holes with FAs and trades...that doesn't work. The NHL model is approaching the NFL model: draft and develop your talent or wallow in the depths of the standings. The Wings are AWESOME at those two...Free Agents and trades are nice additions but if you're looking to secure your future through that avenue, you're failing.
In the next few years we're going to see (hopefully) the core of Z/Pasha/Nick/big E/Howie joined by Frk, Ferraro, Tatar, Mursak, etc. Right now we've got a year or two (including this one) of biding time until those guys are ready. Taking the #1 seed in the playoffs to the brinks and losing because of a deflected OT winner is hardly anything to be upset about.
Flash back to two years ago: the Wings were the old, slow, but experienced and savvy team in the playoffs that teams could out speed and out muscle. Now they're the fast, young, inexperienced but difficult team to play against. They did this on the fly without missing a beat. No one in this game has done that. Listen to NHL Network Radio or CBC or anyone who understands hockey and is plugged into the league. Holland has created the model that other teams are trying to follow. He drafts better, he manages the cap better and he's got coaches and scouts in place to develop better than anyone else. Ken Holland is a fucking wizard and if you can't see that then I'm sorry, I have nothing else I can say to you.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||which streaming app is 101.1||
which streaming app is 101.1 on? does anyone know? I've moved out of Detroit and there show is about the only one I miss. I'd love to listen to them on my AM drive...
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I think its worth asking the question...||
...after we know that he's a) really gone and b) whether or not it was his choice.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||yea, not even close on||
yea, not even close on Melisandre.
Daenerys Targaryen, Jeyne Westerling, Ygritte, Sansa, Cersei, and even Margaery are hotter than Melisandre....
|1 year 24 weeks ago||obligatory, sorry for the double post||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||whatever Tyrone Wheatley is,.||
whatever Tyrone Wheatley was I want that. He was my favorite Michigan RB.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||nose surgery?||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I read a story not too long||
I read a story not too long ago by one of the SBNation Jags blogs saying its not an issue of him being able to add the bulk its the issue that he's very thick below the waste and not much bulk on the upper half (which is likely by design) they're goign to attempt to build him up top to make him a more durable runningback.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||NFL number rules are stupid.||
NFL number rules are stupid. that is all.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||why would you fantasize about||
why would you fantasize about being a waiter?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||OFIIJPATBCITLTG: oh fuck it||
oh fuck it i'll just post a thread because I'm too lazy to google.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't know shit about shit||
I don't know shit about shit (and continually prove this on internet message boards) but to me take the big guy who can run really good routes (or learn to), has good hands, and is athletic enough to get separation from coverage. Those guys are 1,000x more valuable than burners. If you find a guy who has all four, you've got a future HOFer...but they're exceedingly rare. Jerry Rice wasn't fast but he had the other three things and he's (maybe) the greatest football player of all time.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||contrast that with the||
contrast that with the fantastic job they did for Northwestern. ultimately its up to the school to OK or not OK the designs. The Thunderbees jerseys, the horrific Alabama Jerseys and the Capital One bowl disasters are all our university's fault for saying "yeah, we can do that." I assure you, there's no way in hell they have creative control over what we wear on game days.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think the thought process here||
is that we are his #1 far and away now and he's ready to make a decision but he doesn't want to do so without seeing Stanford. ergo: if he moves up the Stanford visit its to get this over with.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I was really hoping the Stars would take care of Cbus||
but oh well, time to FUCK THEM UP ourselves on Saturday, Wings.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||mlb at bat premium...||
mlb at bat premium...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I guess its a testament to Jack Gleeson's ability||
(or the writing)
But I really hope that little fucker gets beheaded at some point, or worse.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Hoke was not changing the tide on the rivalry||
but he started selling jerseys in Ohio. That got people to believe in Mike Jones.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||you act as if we'll never||
you act as if we'll never play minnesota or iowa again.
and what did you want the conference to do? put us and ohio in a conference with all of our long time important conference rivals and stick Rutgers and Maryland with a bunch of teams no one cares about? as if that would benefit the conference.
We're stuck with Maryland and Rutgers whether we like it or not...this was the best possible outcome...you put them in the division with your two biggest programs and hope that our fans (OSU and M) draw well in their stadiums and their fans fill up their stadiums and watch on TV to grow the brand.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||the bell cow division||
hasn't won a B1G championship since 2009.
Also: look at the B12 north when they expanded to 12 teams and think of how laughable that setup was. it was the Big 12 north versus Texas and now look how the tide has shifted.
don't get too caught up in competitive imbalance...it has a way of working itself out.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||negged for Hawk Harrelson||
negged for Hawk Harrelson
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Motion to make that Ace's||
Motion to make that Ace's premanent avatar and/or Twtitter icon.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||just moved to Cincy at the end of last year||
new staff got me a nice 'welcome to town' basket (complete with Grippos chips and skyline chili)
and let me tell anyone who may have never tried Skyline before: DON'T DO IT.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||if you declare you have until||
if you declare you have until the 16th to pull out, you can declare afterwards..but you can't change your mind.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I guarantee that we lose...||
I think if we lose just Burke and GR3 we can be okay, if we lose all four we're going to be fighting to make the tournament again.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Furk.||
So much for smoke and fire. Goodbye everyone. I'll be commenting again on April 10, 2013.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I certainly don't mean||
I certainly don't mean Nash-level of production, that's completely unrealistic expectations. I mean more in terms of playing style. If he can do what Nash does (albeit to a much lesser degree) then he'd be a very valuable player in this system. With the amount of talent at other positions on the court we really just need a distributor with great ball security.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I can't even handle this||
I can't even handle this list, either. Their B1G one was beyond idiotic and this one is just as bad. Les Miles ranked criminally low, Kiffykins criminally high...I'm no Texas fan...but prior to 2010 the last Mack Brown coached team to not be ranked in the top 24 was 1995 North Carolina. 14 of 16 the last 16 years (again prior '10) he posted 10 wins... GTFO Athlon.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Two things:||
1) YMRMFSPA: poor man's Steve Nash?
2) If this very quick reversal means Trey is back I will be happily wrong and stick to my one year voluntary posting ban from one of the previous "OMGZ BURKE" threads.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Mayer maybe the most||
Mayer maybe the most frustrating musician around today. He has all the talent in the world. Look up some of his performances at the Crossroads guitar festival or his appearances at other people's shows or when he's playing blues. He does some ridiculous things with a guitar...unfortunately his records end up being 'easy rockin romantic pop songs' and it makes him look like a giant vagina.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||its a nickname.||
its a nickname.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||THIS. Doesn't make the||
Doesn't make the commercial any less annoying or right or not, but the study had nothing to do with the commercial.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Ive never had that thought.||
Ive never had that thought. But as soon as I read your comment, I knew exactly what you meant and now (if I'm ever in Ypsi again) that's what I'm going to think.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Unfortunately this happens||
Unfortunately this happens every off season at some school or other. Its really sad to see. RIP. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Sidetrack bar and grille has||
Sidetrack bar and grille has some really tasty burgers and good beer selection.
I lived in the apartment complex at 94 and 12. (Pittsfield side). It was a pretty good place, decent price and quality. Staff was very responsive and helpful, though. Never had any issues.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Honestly, I hadn't thought of||
Honestly, I hadn't thought of that scenario. Considering the reactionary nature of teenagers, that's a solid possibility. However, the hockey players tweet seems to suggest he hasn't been to class in a month+...that's not a "change of heart" decision, IMO.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Atlanta was such a terrible||
Atlanta was such a terrible idea they failed at it twice.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Maybe I just want my own||
Maybe I just want my own BKFinest moment. Maybe I'm just not afraid of reality like the rest of the folks marking me flamebait. Time will tell. I'll take my lumps whether I'm right or wrong. No backing down.
I'm no troll, you can look up my history.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||KOB wasn't so bad until the||
KOB wasn't so bad until the very end. Then it got insufferable and he had to go. Maybe he just knew it was his time. Maybe he wanted to be banned. Either way, when he went bad, the only poster who was worse to deal with was BRCE.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I stand by my statement,||
I stand by my statement, Profit. I'll either take a posting ban or I'll just voluntarily not post or comment for a year if he's back next year and eligible to play.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Man, I've never been one to||
Man, I've never been one to keep up with current trends.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||You clearly never had any||
You clearly never had any encounters with BRCE and/or King of Belch.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||MIKE JONES||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||you don't stop going to class||
you don't stop going to class AND put all your stuff in trash bags if you're coming back.
and YES I know you're all going to say "unverified" "rumor" "Blah blah blah." Sometimes when there's smoke there's fire. I'll take a voluntary posting ban for a year if he comes back and is eligible for next year.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||DUDE, it doesn't matter, he's||
DUDE, it doesn't matter, he's gone.
EDIT: negged for upvoting your own post.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||what is this I don't even.||
what is this I don't even.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||/notsureifserious.jpg||
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|2 years 28 weeks ago||BR;DR||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Van Gundy, Howard and the||
Van Gundy, Howard and the Magic are all morons. This entire saga needs to just die. Fire Van Gundy and trade Howard, then light your entire front office on fire. This is ridiculous. Absolute clown show down there in Orlando.
If this was my organization and this conversation actually happened and Van Gundy went public, he would have been fired immediately.
Also: You don't ever let a player have the leverage and right now Dwight has all of it.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||All you Michiganders relish||
All you Michiganders relish your Tigers. Opening day isn't the same when I'm stuck in Chicago and I hate the Sox and am indifferent about the Cubs AND I'm at work. Until I get a slingbox (not likely soon due to cost/logistical issues) I won't see much of them this summer.
/cue sad trombone
|2 years 28 weeks ago||The abridged rules:||
Drink everytime he says something stupid. You're going to be hammered by time its the Tigers' half of the first inning.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||oh, I don't have any anger. I||
oh, I don't have any anger. I dislike most of the players on the Yankees and the organization as a whole but I'm not angry about it. I've never been upset because the Yankees have won, that would be a lot of days and a lot of seasons that I ended up upset.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Do you two also root for the||
Do you two also root for the house in blackjack?
just kidding. Happy Opening Day everyone. The Yankees still suck.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Another one||
Never trust a man with two first names and never trust a woman, ever.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||except for whomever/whatever||
except for whomever/whatever you wake up next to.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||including Ohio in the treaty||
including Ohio in the treaty of Paris?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Burke stays. We go undefeated||
Burke stays. We go undefeated and win the NC. He decides this is so much fun that we're going to do it again. Repeat undefeated NC. Then he comes back for his senior season and the same results occur. It science.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||probably this guy||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||If you're not sold on these||
If you're not sold on these three possibilities without Burke next year your other option is:
|2 years 28 weeks ago||there was a troll, he flipped||
there was a troll, he flipped out and told someone to F off, mods caved him, etc. nothing to see here, move along.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Ugh, momentum is so||
Ugh, momentum is so fleeting.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I know what it is, I just||
I know what it is, I just think it would be more awesome if they were the Howard Ducks. (see image above)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||It would be amazing if||
It would be amazing if Howard's mascot was the Ducks. That's all I got.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||this pretty much solidifies||
this pretty much solidifies that this place is not for you.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I don't think that Jim Delany||
I don't think that Jim Delany had anything to do with the name "Big Ten Conference" since it pre-dates him by 52 years.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||They're going to make the||
They're going to make the playoffs, that's for certain. However, its the difference between home ice (which they could have had if they held onto the central division lead they had for a good chunk of the year) or playing Nashville (tough team with good goaltending) or playing out west to start the playoffs (traditionally this has been a struggle for the wings).
What matters is where they're seeded. They really don't want to end up in the 6 seed because they're either going to play San Jose or LA (probably) and if you've watched any of the last three years playoff runs you know that San Jose gives the Wings fits.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Matt Hinton on Twitter linked||
Matt Hinton on Twitter linked to the same USA Today article this one references and claimed it was Delany's idea.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||because that's not the plan,||
because that's not the plan, as it reads to me. Its 1 through 4 get bids into the "national semifinal" (not bowls) unless one is a B1G or Pac12 team in which case they go to the Rose Bowl yet still qualify for the playoffs.
We'd be ditching a system that was unfairly exclusive to a select few conference for a system that is unfairly exclusive for a select few teams.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||please stop losing Red Wings.||
please stop losing Red Wings. Kthxbai
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'd be happy to have reasoned||
I'd be happy to have reasoned discourse if the topic at hand were reasonable.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||this makes me even more angry||
this makes me even more angry at Liam Neeson's statement "If you're looking for ransom, I have to tell you: I do not have money" in Taken...just moments before he hops on (what looks like on the interior to be) a G550 (or similar) to France.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Oh boy the things that come||
Oh boy the things that come to mind when a "probably-illegally-boostered-slash-recruited" Kentucky team is referencing THAT Michigan team. Can you say ALL THE VACATED FINAL FOUR APPEARANCES.
Calipari is still slimier than slime.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||okay, neg away||
okay, neg away BUT...
Talbott was never going to be first team All B1G and he wasn't ever going to be someone we relied on heavily to be a contributor. He was a depth player and might get some starts this year. I think in a perfect world he's your third or fourth corner. I don't say that to be mean or disrespectful. I appreciate all these kids who do so much for our university and give their all for our football team. But sometimes a kid is 'just a guy' and whether he's here for four years or five doesn't make any difference. It doesn't seem incredibly likely that the 'light goes on' in year 5 because he was able to red shirt as a freshman or a sophmore. I'm sure the coaches respect and love him but I don't think he'd be the hardest guy in the world to replace with a new recruit in a couple years.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I really hope you're one of||
I really hope you're one of the people bitching about the increase in cost of season ticket packages.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||not only did it end about as||
not only did it end about as poorly as you can imagine it was handled even WORSE by the people responsible for making sure these sorts of things don't happen in an athletic department. They should fire Gary Barnett again.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I think you should change the||
I think you should change the title to "ALL NFL PLAYERS ARRESTED FOR SMOKING POT, ALL OF THEM." seriously ridiculous. How stupid can you be? Smoke pot if that's you're thing but keep it on the down low and in your private residence.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||So her dad committed suicide||
So her dad committed suicide then was in a horrible car crash then came back from it all to keep playing?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I voted for the Raptor||
I voted for the Raptor before, I'll vote for him again. Simply the better gif.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||xoxo||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Thanks random internet||
Thanks random internet commenter guy. I'll take it into advisement. Your opinion is invaluable to me.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Good Lord. This assclown has||
Good Lord. This assclown has been over his head since '07. And not only did the Tigers resign him, they continue to hope and pray that he might be able to hit one day and keep parading him out there. Blind loyalty is what kills franchises. Thankfully the rest of the roster is in good shape but he needs to go. Like...three years ago.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||At least six feet under||
At least six feet under Kevin Wilson...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Moeller was born in Ohio and||
Moeller was born in Ohio and Lloyd was born in Tenneessee! We don't have any michigan menz! Oh n0ez!
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Mallrats auto-plus one. I||
Mallrats auto-plus one. I would give you another because its Brodie, but I can't. :(
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I have all sorts of problems||
I have all sorts of problems with this list. How can you say that Dantonio (zero BCS bowls, zero AP top 10 finishes) and Fitzgerald (zero BCS bowls, zero top 25 finishes) are ahead of Beilema (2 BCS bowls, 4 AP top ten finishes) and Kirk Ferentz (2 BCS bowls, one win, 4 AP top ten finishes). Frankly it should be Meyer, Ferentz, Bielema, Hoke, then whomever. I realize that Ferentz isn't lighting the world on fire but in a conference with some unproven coaches he's done pretty damn good.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Weak sauce Brady. Turn the||
Weak sauce Brady. Turn the recruiting difficulty up to all-american at least.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||he ran shotgun in high||
he ran shotgun in high school, too. Watched him plate at southgate for a state playoff game his senior year...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||you make a great point, my||
you make a great point, my friend. Just keep recruiting that 5'6 160 RB that's 5*s and is impossible to tackle. he shows up every few years and you can win multiple heismans with him.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||wow, I completely forgot||
wow, I completely forgot about that (blocked it out, clearly). Now the rage is filling me again.
/CB covers the fly route and the shallow in simultaneously.
//FS covers all four vert routes.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Are they retaining the LOL NO||
Are they retaining the LOL NO READ OPTION FOR YOU and the WTF 50' VERTICAL MLB? If so I will be a sad panda.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||not to belabor the point||
not to belabor the point but...Hoke also talked about Nathan Brink all last preseason and how many snaps did he get in actual, important game time? And using such sound reasoning as "I also just think RJS is going to be really good" is just dynamite there kiddo. RJS may be a very good player, but he would have to be ultra-amazing-wholly-5-star-lock to start over a dude who has 2 years colleged S&C and practice on him AND who played very well last year.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Jesus Christo. by the time||
Jesus Christo. by the time the games actually roll around its going to be our entire class save Khalid Hill in both games. (or are there three now?)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Can anyone share some more||
Can anyone share some more insight on the Crayton thing? I read just this weekend that "yes M is still recruiting him" despite the weird childhood foot injury thing...now all of a sudden its "he's not coming to Michigan."
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'd be interested to hear||
I'd be interested to hear your justification behind your claim that Gordon and/or a freshman is going to take Jake Ryan's spot. He was pretty solidly one of our best defenders last year and kept (albeit injured) Cam Gordon behind him after he started in place of him early in the year. I think you're going to be hard pressed to get him out of the lineup the rest of his career here.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Its a practice jersey, and||
Its a practice jersey, and not a new thing.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||no, the only thing I know of||
no, the only thing I know of Fowlerville is at some point the Grand Wizard of the KKK lived there (allgedly) and that sign for Fowlerville Farms off the side of the freeway with the ducks.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I can't believe the whining||
I can't believe the whining and crying from everyone on this board.
Michigan football season tickets is not a right. Going to Michigan games is a privilege. I wasn't able to go to a single game from the day I was born until I was 17 because my family couldn't afford it. I've paid my own way to every single game I've been to since then (including season tickets aftermarket in '10). I'm positive you can cut SOMETHING out of your daily/weekly/monthly expenses to afford it. Buy less beer, eat at restaurants less, stop buying pop/water, turn off your cable in the summer months (when you don't watch TV anyway). Don't cry about season tickets. We want to compete with the best, we're going to have to pay for it. Look at Alabama. $395 for season tickets with an even more awful home schedule than we have. (Seven games).
Either you charge and compete like the big boys or your charge and compete with the little boys.
If you can't/won't make the sacrifices to purchase Michigan season tickets I'm sure CMU still has some packages available at a reasonable cost.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||no big deal...||
I don't know what their practice schedule is but either way, the amount of time, energy and passion you're putting into football during camps/off season workouts you're going to get chippy. even in low level HS football like I played two-a-days brought out the nastiness in guys. You reach your "breaking point." It happens on every team...guys get heated when they're spending that much time with each other and no one else to take it out on. I wouldn't worry about it. I'd venture to guess if you had all-access you'd encounter a least a couple "fights" in spring and/or fall practice. It happens.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||they are definitely on the||
they are definitely on the upswing since Adams took over. Pretty darn good coach he is, beats the hell out of Baker and Estella's reigns. They started improvements in the mid '00s and seem to continue them. I wouldn't be surprised to see them grow into one of the consistently better public schools in the area. They're a choice/open district, too.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||and ended up quitting||
and ended up quitting football. He is (or was, not sure don't live there anymore) on City Council...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Wyandotte does not have much||
Wyandotte does not have much tradition as a good football program, either. We also traditionally do not put out any D1 prospects. The last one off the top of my head that actually made it D1 was a kicker for Michigan (h.s. class of '93)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Who needs youtube. This was||
Who needs youtube. This was included in the celebration of champions dvd set a few years ago.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Lots of people say this but I||
Lots of people say this but I just don't get the Hockey Massacre one. Its okay, but its not like i'm laughing hysterically. Both of these are far superior.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||that's why I came here...I||
that's why I came here...I thought there was ANOTHER one inside of 24 hours.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I'm sorry, I can't. The||
I'm sorry, I can't. The Raptor is too good.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||wouldn't this be like his 6th||
wouldn't this be like his 6th year? Isn't he on medical hardship? Why would he even chance it with his concussion issues? He would be much better off staying at Michigan for the rest of his degree and not risking his life. I find this bit of 'rumor' suspect.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||we lure them in with Turkish||
we lure them in with Turkish Delight.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||didn't ask for a dime, two||
didn't ask for a dime, two dollars.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Actually, according to ESPN,||
Actually, according to ESPN, it was his third snap. http://espn.go.com/ncf/playbyplay?gameId=292480130 He rushed for 0 yards two drives earlier.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Are you sure? I feel like a||
Are you sure? I feel like a lot of us are remembering it that way.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||cosine.||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||5 is not a big enough total||
5 is not a big enough total for how awesome this post is.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||WUT?||
edit: FTR I do get it...its just not funny.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Buzz, your girlfriend, Woof.||
Buzz, your girlfriend, Woof.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||good god, especially after||
good god, especially after syracuse and pitt leave (how sad is it that those teams are your premier brands at this point?) that conference is hot garbage juice.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I guess it all depends on||
I guess it all depends on what you go to he festival for. If you're going for awesome headliners yea, Lolla isn't great at it. However I thought '10 was phenomenol and the only headliners I really cared for (or spent much time at) was Arcade Fire and The Strokes. The undercard was very deep and very strong, that's been the case as far as I can remember. I had a much better time 2 of the 3 days seeing the undercard acts (like Gogol Bordello) than the headliners. Arcade Fire was the best headliner for me only because they're one of my favorite bands and I hadn't had an opportunity to see them (they skipped Detroit for seven years).
Its a much bigger investment for us Midwesterners to go to Coachella than it is for Lolla, if the headliners aren't great again, no skin off my back...I'm sure the rest of the card will be stellar.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||If you're referring to the||
If you're referring to the @LollaLeaks twitter account and the resulting Huffington Post article (also from February) the Dude who was posting as @LollaLeaks admitted it was completely fabricated after Perry Ferrell and others called him out on it.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Thanks, wasn't sure. I went||
Thanks, wasn't sure. I went two years ago and bought them well in advance but missed last year so I had no perspective on the selling out issue. I figured it would. Great festival..even if it is pricey.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||yes. Coachella sells out||
Coachella sells out every year from my understanding and I'm not sure how Lolla goes but I know even smaller festivals like Pitchfork festival is already sold out for weekend passes. I wouldn't recommend waiting. Early Bird passes are already sold out. And they've been on sale for 17 minutes as of now.