ohio state blogs will post literally anything
|5 days 11 hours ago||that's not a good look. get||
that's not a good look. get trolled on national TV, story dies and people move on, then a month later you deliberately bring it back up?
|6 days 1 hour ago||Mike Valenti is a genius.||
he's not often right but he doesn't have to be. that's not the point. his job is to get people to listen. which he does, very well.
he's had the number one rated show in Detroit for probably half of his 12 years on the air. he's got a refined and carefully crafted schtick that works like a charm. he berates local teams and picks fights with the biggest fan base in town (us) then puts on the worst representatives of us on air and defenstrates them.
why people get upset about shit he says anymore I'll never know. (im guilty too sometimes) his job is to get ratings. by starting fights with the big kid on the block and saying outrageous things about us he does exactly that.
his show was recently rated the #4 drive time show in the country. it's performance art. if you take emotion out and look at what he does: its brilliant. not saying listen to him (you probably shouldnt if you're going to post this shit). just understand that this is like getting pissed at Triple H for what he said on RAW.
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|1 week 6 days ago||I can't imagine UConn||
I can't imagine UConn football being any worse than Rutgers.
|1 week 6 days ago||thunder in your heart||
or break the ice by 80s sensation john farnham from the 1986 classic RAD
|3 weeks 4 days ago||don't know why I came back to||
don't know why I came back to this thread months later but this is a funny conversation viewed in the lens of what we know now.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You must mean two spring||
You must mean two spring games ago. This past spring game was like 40 degrees, overcast and windy.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What a goddamn birthday||
What a goddamn birthday present that would be!
(please R'hllor let Michigan make it)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hard disagree. If this is a||
If this is a yearly thing and we have the same issues creeping up, we're in lock step. This is year one, and some of these dudes are going to look around and say "this isn't who I signed up to play for AND I'm not playing, I'm gonna peace out."
Derrick Green is the poster child for this. Again, let's calm our tits and see what happens going forward.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I've had the same question as||
I've had the same question as the first mailbag question and I pretty confident it was going to come up in a post and I'm glad it has. In my own wrestling with it I look at it in a couple of ways:
1. No one is getting booted off the team for dubious reasons or for dubious medical reasons. There's been no one who has eligibility left get a scholarship yanked and there's no one who got to campus and we were like 'whoops, sorry no room.'
2. It is the first full cycle for Harbaugh after the first full season. There's gonna be guys who have been looking around already and are going to jump ship shortly (Derrick Green) and dudes are going to see the writing on the wall and want to actually play (Moe Wayes, Jaron Dukes, Da'Mario Jones all got passed by a freshman and we're bringing in higher rated guys than him this year). They have probably mentioned such and that's why our class is going to be so large.
If #1 above changes and #2 is a recurring theme, I might start to furrow my brow a bit. I have no issue with dudes leaving for more PT but I don't want to hear anymore questionable stuff like Ondre's assertation that he was forced out. I also don't want to see 28/30 person classes every year where we need a full scale research project to figure out where the numbers are coming from.
so for the time being let's calm our tits and not go all Mike Valenti right now.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You're probably real fun at||
You're probably real fun at parties.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I've heard the area to the||
I've heard the area to the north and west of Gainesville described as Florabama so maybe South is Ocalahoma?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||They've lost four games total||
They've lost four games total since he's been there. Two in the regular season and only one in Big Ten play. Let's pump the brakes on the wheels coming off the program.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||roll tide.||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I will never ever ever ever||
I will never ever ever ever ever ever begrudge a kid going and getting paid. I'll be sad they left but the smart option is almost always to go if you know you're going to get drafted/make the team. The amount of time you have to play this game is very, very small. Cash in while you can. I'd love if all my favorite players stayed for four years every time but that's selfish and bottom line this is someone's life versus my enjoyment of a sport twelve Saturday's a year.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||/adjusts tin foil||
/adjusts tin foil hat.
Jerry is a Razorback, I'm sure he could find back channels to Ryan to instruct him to deliberately fuck up his shot in Houston so that he can come to Dallas with that load of talent and drag their bloated corpse to the top of the NFC East and into the playoffs.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||its both||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||my pants just got tighter.||
my pants just got tighter.
|20 weeks 13 hours ago||Just stop talking about||
Just stop talking about Michigan State. They are a good program, we have 0 to say until we win. We sound petty. The tables have turned, we sound like them ca 10-15 years ago.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The entire field this year is||
The entire field this year is shaky. The only team with a better W so far this year than MSU is Ole Miss and I can' t imagine anyone trusts them more. This will be an exciting season as it is going to be fascinating to watch this all shake out. I'm willing to bet there are 0 P5 undefeated teams going into the playoffs.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||this is late on this article and on one will see it, but:||
I firmly believe that this game was an entire excercise in getting people opportunities who hadn't had any in the two bodybag games before and getting some things on tape. We knew going in that UNLV was seriously overmatched and it looked like our coaching accepted that. I think the UFR will bear out that we were using some new and more forms this week. Hell, we did a jet sweep and a reverse (two things we hadn't shown at all). There was also a noticable amount of traps and zone blocking (instead of the power we graded out very well on versus NTOSU). Hell, Mo Ways caught his (I think) first ball ever. We weren't going to go out there and bomb them and learn nothing about our team. We were going to use it as a chance to work out some things before we get into conference play. I'm not saying this because I think that Rudock isn't a concern (he definitely is) but the offensive performance in total felt more like us leaving the car in park and riding our scooter to the stadium, instead.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||two things that stood out to||
two things that stood out to me that I didn't think of during the game: Brian Cole-as-Marquis-walker-punt-destroyer made me smile.
Secondly: I'm not sure if the INT is late, but it definitely does appear to be Rudock either A) not coming off his primary read or B) staring down a hot route. I'd have to rewatch it but live it looked like he was going to Butt regardless of what the D showed.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||And you could make a case for||
And you could make a case for a couple breweries over Founders.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||why would we omit the best||
why would we omit the best breweries in each state for this contest?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Great idea.||
This will be a fascinating column to look at going forward and tracking throughout the season. The one suggestion I will make is maybe including FEI or line or whatever your favorite ranking index is to give more depth to the write ups. Its easy to laugh at the B1G or ACC for their losses but--at least in the ACC's case all of their losses were to far superior teams and likely.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Leyland was a small ball guy?||
Leyland was a small ball guy? with a team full of homer-hitting statues?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||two-hearted ale||
Michigan beer for a Michigan win.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||It will be interesting to see||
It will be interesting to see if the offense looks more like Stanford of San Francisco as an end result. I think its going to depend largely on who wins the QB position each year. I will be very sad if Ty Issac doesn't turn into an absolute stud here. In his recruiting film he reminded me of my favorite Michigan running back of all time: Ty Wheatley. I'll take that every day of the week and twice on Saturday.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||This is sort of cheating but you're not the police||
so you can't stop me.
If we win Utah I find 10-2 likely. If we lose to Utah 8-4 is where we'll be at the end of the regular season.
|23 weeks 13 hours ago||9-3 win over MSU OR OSU, not||
9-3 win over MSU OR OSU, not both.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||And Boise State was mostly||
And Boise State was mostly garbage from 1968 until 1999. Things can change. You might well be right that they return to that era of football, but we can't assume it. We sound petty and ignorant when we don't recognize what Dantonio has done there.
|24 weeks 10 hours ago||we're going to wait for you||
we're going to wait for you to plan something or wait until you're really busy with worth or family stuff THEN release the start time.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Saban's tree is pretty good....|
|24 weeks 1 day ago||well, there has been recent||
well, there has been recent scuttlebutt by Steve Lorenz on twitter that Williams pass catching had really improved and he was looking like a potential option. so that's a leaset a little surprise to some people...
|24 weeks 1 day ago||The difference is Lloyd ran||
The difference is Lloyd ran as clean of a program as you can for 13 years meanwhlie wining our only modern era NC, 5 BTT and being a fantastic representative of the program.
He's got some cache to offset those things.
Brandon contributed virtually nothing to the program and could have easliy overruled Lloyd -- he was the AD for R'hllor's sake.
Lloyd's not perfect and I'm not thrilled about a lot of his tenure and afterwards but he's still a top 3 coach for us all time.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||yea but what about Demar D-||
yea but what about Demar D- /consumed by a horde of spiders
|24 weeks 1 day ago||okay, thumb way to see who||
okay, thumb war to see who gets to keep their post 1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a thumb war.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||fooled by a long circulated||
fooled by a long circulated spoof article? take a lap.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I thought it was horrible.||
I thought it was horrible. I'll give it at least half a season but Jesus that was slow, the acting was bad and there felt like a ton of just wasted screen time. ambitious to take on 90 minutes for a preimere so that might have been hurting it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||not even close. JUB is Nas,||
not even close. JUB is Nas, Dave Brandon is Meek Mill.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I am very angry, still about Dave Brandon's||
lack of fortitude or leadership when its needed most. I am embarrassed for Brady Hoke to be treated like that by a "friend" he's still loyal to to this day. But I'm proud people like Dave Ablauf and the medical staffers were/are a part of our great institution. Its a goddamn shame the highest paid and most powerful man in the room disregarded everything they had to say. Its deeply disappointing that this silhouette of a man was appointed and allowed to run roughshod over the athletic department. I am very sad for the people who left on their own -- or worse got fired under his watch. Thank R'hllor its all over. Hopefully we all remember this era forever and learn from it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||probably unreasonable and unlikely outcome||
but I'd totally accept a long run of Harbaugh til retirement, then he can slide into the now vacant Patriarch of Michigan Football role
|24 weeks 4 days ago||double post tax: here's a cat:||
|24 weeks 4 days ago||well yes, we did. but the||
well yes, we did. but the feelings we're going to get by reading this book are not warm fuzzies. Its going to be a trash tornado of sadness and anger BC of how terrible of a person, AD and Alumni that dude is.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||As fun as getting kicked in||
As fun as getting kicked in the nuts by the ex you really, really loved and who is now dating a dude even you find likeable and attractive.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||You're overselling it a||
You're overselling it a little bit, but by and large you're probably not wrong. Still, that hasn't precluded BYU or Utah from out performing us in recent years. Harbaugh is a huge X Factor, but I'm sure in due time we'll be a very good to great team but I wouldn't be surprisedif they both beat us. They are well coached; Wittingham and Mendenhall have necessarily shown themselves to be guys who get more out of less talent.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I will be pleasantly||
I will be pleasantly surprised if we enter B1G play with only one loss...the two Utah teams aint no joke...
|25 weeks 4 hours ago||Tyrone Wheatley. I'm pretty sure washington still||
Tyrone Wheatley. I'm pretty sure washington still has PTSD from that bowl game
|25 weeks 2 days ago||IIRC||
both NFL and college have narrowed the uprights quite a bit since the 70s
|25 weeks 6 days ago||that's been done about a||
that's been done about a dozen times. wanted to do something different.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||BC my other options were to||
BC my other options were to piss my pants at the Jeff Moss Article or the Cowherd-Utah news. and I could give a flying fuck about either of those.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||plus if the story is true it||
plus if the story is true it was his choice to come here to play for Bo but his dad told him "like hell you are"
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||This is cheating,||
But Justin Abdelkader. He was just the guy that I hated wasn't on our team. I was happy that State won the NC with him as captain because he was just a fun hockey player to watch (and local). Now that he's a Red Wing, well...that's just about perfect.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||They are huge on character.||
They are huge on character. Owner Bob McNair won't sign off a a draftee/signee if there are virtually ANY red flags. Fans aren't huge fans of it bc it can be challenging to find and keep good talent. But if you hold up your end of the deal they are very loyal.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||tough to compare years||
tough to compare years because for large chunks of last year you and I would have started on the Eagles OL. IDGAF what system you run if you don't have a line or have many injuries to it, forecast: pain.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Marcus Mariota is a 'system guy'||
but Chip Kelly is showing that that 'system' works at all levels and the Norv Turner's and other crusty antiquated farts are making it too difficult to play QB. It doesn't have to be that hard.
The NFL has long been (and continues to be) a league of "Do what's safe, don't take chances" so they use shit that is either 1) ancient, harder to teach, harder to learn or 2) things that have had success for a long time elsewhere.
They creates a lot of these "transition problems" themselves.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||auction league instead of||
auction league instead of draft...requires a different set of skills
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Molson XXX. going for||
Molson XXX. going for turbodrunj
|27 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm not an experienced CEO||
I'm not an experienced CEO like Mr. Dave Brandon, sir but I can't fathom the purpose of a meeting that long on the heels of a crisis. Action (and statements) should be swift and definitive. You don't need a goddamn meeting to say "whoops, we fucked up, sorry dudes." I can't imagine what was said the other 16hrs and 45 minutes after they found a way to eloquently say that. I don't care who you are, there's nothing you're going to be able to say after that bad of a look to make it all better. You're just wasting everyone's time. What a pack of fucking clowns.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||weddings||
My good friend caused me to miss the Forcier ND game due to his wedding in NC.
The next year my cousin got married on the day of the Ill v. Michigan 1,000 pt fest and I passed on going to his wedding BC I had tickets. I feel justified in the second instance bc they later divorced anyway.
I had my wedding on a Saturday in the fall...it was on a Michigan bye week.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||One rival exec calls RHP||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Unless you're one of the||
Unless you're one of the mescaline sniffing Tigers-fans who thought they had a chance to make the playoffs there's almost no way they could lose either trade.
There's a 0% chance they could have re-signed Price. And Frankly, their odds are better NOW to get Cespedes back than before. They had to trade both of them (and Soria, too). Unless you can prove they were offered and turned down a better prospect deal, they aboslutely won all three trades.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||ACER/ASUS has some slick||
ACER/ASUS has some slick designs, even toshiba, my HP Elitebook is practically a macbook pro clone...
if you can spend more than 600/700 on a laptop its harder to find an ugly looking, powerful laptop than the opposite.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||by and large Macbooks and||
by and large Macbooks and macbook airs were more or as powerful than their PC counterparts and didn't look like something a soviet era architect designed with all the portability of a boat anchor.
I'm not talking software. most of the PC laptopss until the last half decade were more similar to a cinder block than a macbook.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||LA Coliseum||
Easily the worst. and I've been to the Joe lots of times....(the Joe is a close 2nd).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||When the macbooks/macbook||
When the macbooks/macbook airs/etc came out they were light years ahead of windows in terms of power, style, functionality. Now it's basically just preference. you can get a superior laptop to a macbook air with the same size/weight/performance/sharp design for a lot less.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I'm gonna vote for a threeway with olivia wilde||
I'm gonna vote for a threeway with olivia wilde and kate upton for me, too. thats as likely to happen
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Got free tickets to see BC @ USC two years ago||
I was shocked that a high profile program like USC played at a complete shithole. I'm sure the player and team facilities are nice but the fan experience is garbage and the stadium looks and feels like its a crumbling mess.
The campus was pretty nice, (with the exception of the surrounding area of the stadium which fels like Stabbsville) the coeds were spectacular but the stadium, woof.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||take away from Craig Ross blurb:||
RR was lambasted by pretty much everyone for trying to spread and shred from day 1 without any pieces (for any offense) and was said to have cost us games. However, by the end of year 2 and fully into year 3 we saw that offense start to show signs of life. He got the axe, Hoke came in and tried to slowly turn that platypus into a unicorn and other than year 1 (where he was blessed with Denard) the offense looked like it had no idea what it was trying to do.
Not that I worry about this with HARBAUGH but I think the lesson here is to have an identity and run as much of it as possible in year one, then make the transition as quickly as possible after that. People will argue "adjust the system to the players" and while I understand the calls for that I think knowing who you are and executing on that is the better play.
You may have more growing pains at the start of running what you know, but you have a higher ceiling and likely a shorter learning curve for all involved. If you're adjusting the system to the players you'll probably have an easier time at first, but your curve will be long and you're already at least calling into question the ceiling because you have no idea what the end result even looks like.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't bring saad into the convo. Also not sure||
I didn't bring saad into the convo. Also not sure what you're getting at. ROR is worth 3m/y more because he's got 15lbs and an inch on Gus?
|30 weeks 4 days ago||he's priced about right.||
I know people see that as a lot...but in today's NHL...its just not.
Ryan O'Reilly has had almost identical PPG stats as Gus in Gus' two NHL years and he makes 7mm a year. TJ Oshie is another who's about the exact same player statswise and he makes right about what Gus is going to. This is a fair deal that will be a steal if Gus goes to the next level somewhere during the course of it.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Mission Uber Alles||
who the fuck eats Azteca? Meijer brand is better than Azteca.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||take a look at the goalies||
take a look at the goalies with 300 wins (there's 31 of them. Now see how many have won 2 cups as a starter) (hint, there aren't many and they're all in the HHOF.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||yes, they should||
then we can work on Osgood's HOF campaign.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||(the Red Wings modern era||
(the Red Wings modern era championships are 97, 98, 02, 08) please try again.
|32 weeks 3 hours ago||IIRC Filppula was wanting a||
IIRC Filppula was wanting a 5+ MM deal, the Wings weren't paying that and weren't waiting, they signed Weiss for the deal on the table for Fil and moved on. Fil signed later for what he could have gotten to stay here. Was an error on his agents part. (same with Damien Brunner who wanted an absurd deal that the wings walked away from).
Franzen over Hossa looks bad now, but at the time Franzen looked every bit the player of Hossa and younger (plus a bit cheaper) I won't kill Holland for that.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||golf balls, is that like||
golf balls, is that like tennis elbow?
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Harry's razors harrys.com.||
Harry's razors harrys.com. Cheap, great blades, they last a long time, and I find they give me a better shave than gilette's stuff.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||except for the fact that for||
except for the fact that for athletics (at least the big three) Michigan only goes by the NCAA Clearinghouse level and not normal admissions
|33 weeks 6 days ago||comcast is the expensive, evil, horrible company||
with customer service reps who care more about the gum on the bottom of their shoe than you,
and uverse is the shittier, cheaper, marginally (at best) better customer service expensive, evil, horrible company.
just like the cell phone industry. There's practically zero competition and the consumer suffers. I live in a city with its own cable system (which sucks, and is expensive.) My options are literally 1) crappy municipal cable and internet which are very expensive and not even close to speed/quality of comcast/uverse 2) uverse which has substandard equipment and speeds.
I agree with whoever said it upthread, we're the richest nation in the world and we have extremely middling home use technology and a high price tag. WTF, mate?
|34 weeks 2 days ago||lolno.||
they are not considering that.
If Dylan Larkin is a red wing at any point next year then the organization has drastically changed their philosophy on development
|34 weeks 5 days ago||this is interesting||
he talked before many times about how hard it is to recruit with their high academic and admissions standards now he's saying they don't have to meet those standards to get in?
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I'm assuming he's pissed||
I'm assuming he's pissed because Holland can't sign top end talent despite the fact that he's offered equal or better contracts to every single player we've missed out on. Or maybe it's reloading this team to be elite in the cap era without having to deal Dats, Z or Kronner. No other franchise has the combination of continued success and level of prospects we have in the system. Ignore him he's another clueless 'hockey' fan who expects the same success after the adoption of the cap as we did when we could just outbid for every superstar out there. Almost every franchise who has had success is lacking for prospects; we have a stocked system that we're going to have to find places for. People in this town don't know shit about hockey and just love to bitch.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I would have taken the||
"be a millionaire" major.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||dude no||
its the Los Angeles Army Black Knights of West Point of Anaheim America Western Hemisphere of Earth
|38 weeks 4 days ago||I've seen/read/heard An||
I've seen/read/heard An alarming number of mouth breathers saying it would be okay if he moved on.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||LOL||
they were the grand rapids red wings for most of the year due to injury and still made the playoffs last year. took what looks like the best eastern conference team to the mat this year with 0 bonafide scorers. but yeah underachieving all the way. this spoiled fucking fanbase doesn't deserve babcock. spoiled entitled idiots.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||two:||
First one was a weekend tournament for our baseball team we had as many as six games in three days depending on if we won or lost. we didn't have enough pitchers with innings available going into the tourney. I finally convinced my coach to let me try (I wasn't a hard thrower so he didn't pay me any mind during the season) got the start in day two of the tourney and tossed 7 innings (max allowable for a weekend) of 3 hit 0 run ball.
A buddy of mine and I were the OLB for our 14 y.o. football team. we were playing a team with an option QB that was just killing us. We had no answer for his speed. Coach got frustrated and called a double OLB blitz on one of the last plays before the half. We took out our teams frustration by hitting that superstar option QB so hard simultaneously that he refused to reenter the game.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||xbl||
lunchboxthegoat here always looking for trustworthy folks to play with
|40 weeks 7 hours ago||Hard tacos are inauthentic and an abomination.||
Hard tacos are inauthentic and an abomination.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||my resume||
lists university of Michigan- Dearborn.
I don't hide/lie about where I went and I'm not ashamed of it.
I couldn't afford AA. simple as that. I needed a campus close to my job that I could easily commute to.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||My degree says it was issued||
My degree says it was issued by the University of Michigan. Not the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I'm an alum. Did I have as whole of an experience as people who went to the big campus? No. But I'm still an alum.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I would be floored if he's not in the wings bench||
I would be floored if he's not in the wings bench next year
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I don't really understand||
anti-chris Kyle sentiment. I'm anti-war but I can't be against soldiers, it's not their choice to be in these conflicts. I don't care if they show it or not...but it is a crappy movie. just poorly written and poorly put together
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Don has late stage syphillis||
|44 weeks 4 days ago||serious q||
Are you drunk?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I think for the hoke era||
conclusions were especially hard to draw because either a) they ignored talent in favor of some other factor they were looking for in practice. or b) had no idea how to identify who was the better player. In addition to that in the rare cases where their praise matched what our eyeballs told us they immediately went away from it at the first sign of adversity or they used said talented player as a decoy only. I hope (pray) that Harbaugh and co are better at both evaluation and deployment.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||I'll admit I've not been paying perfect attention to #s||
But how do all these guys (lyons, okorn, rudock, any other potential players) fit with our scholarship situation? I don't recall having a ton of open spots but again, I'm not fluent in it.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||goaltending isn't the problem||
As has been already stated turnovers, crappy D, bleak special teams are the problem.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||barring a miracle or three||
3rd in the central no playoffs.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||most popular position in sports||
wings backup goalie and lions backup QB.
that aside. Jimmy has been struggling. I'm of the mind that if he doesn't turn the light back on in the next 9 games, babs will have a tough decision to make in the playoffs. If he starts to look like himself Jimmy has got to start in the playoffs.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone mentioning Babcock is delusional||
He will coach the wings for however long he wants to coach the wings and with their current talent and the next wave coming in 2-3 years looking very strong I see no reason for him to leave. The Red Wings organization are run so well I find it hard to believe that they would go into the final year of babs deal without a very high degree of certainty that he's going to re sign.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone mentioning Babcock is delusional||
He will coach the wings for however long he wants to coach the wings and with their current talent and the next wave coming in 2-3 years looking very strong I see no reason for him to leave. The Red Wings organization are run so well I find it hard to believe that they would go into the final year of babs deal without a very high degree of certainty that he's going to re sign.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||wings trading lower talent||
from their deepest personnel group for a guy who could be a big help in the playoffs. love it. I went into this trade season saying you can't give up a roster fwd, mantha or Larkin. They've done that. would still like a 2nd pair dman but the prices they're going for is absurd
|49 weeks 2 days ago||huh||
Apparently bowman just told his agent yesterday that he won't be trading sharp. sounds like character assassination to save face.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone||
should be hoping for espn to retain the rights. They aren't stupid. They hype their own. being off of espn creates an obstacle our conference doesn't need right now. bowl season did a lot to change b1g perception. hate to squander that because we move to fox
|50 weeks 4 days ago||the last of the hopslam||
At my favorite bar in the world.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||When he verbally bitch slapped||
tucker Carlson and got crossfire cancelled was one of my favorite moments in media, ever.
|1 year 1 day ago||no.||
I would love for my daughter and step son to go to Michigan like I did but who am I to say that's the most comfortable environment for them? so long as they choose a quality school for good reasons then I can't be upset. micromanaging your children into a certain way of life is a great way to fuck them up and cause resentment, even if it's a good way of life.
|1 year 4 days ago||I see ten. But seriously if||
I see ten.
But seriously if you can't pull world class tail at a place like Michigan as a football player....you've got worse game than me.
|1 year 4 days ago||Had a good year two years||
Had a good year two years ago, seemed to struggle mightily this past (along with the rest of the offense) IIRC made a QB switch to a more option talented QB and started playing well. O'Korn is more of a pro style which wouldn't be an ideal fit with Herman coming to town. Was a freshman in 2013 so looks like he'll have to sit a year.
|1 year 4 days ago||"hi, I'm jim harbaugh. I've actually been to a||
"hi, I'm jim harbaugh. I've actually been to a rose bowl, coached in a bcs game, coached in the super bowl and have a laundry list of players I've put in the nfl. that other guy? his dad has a pretty epic rant about playoffs. seriously look it up on you tube."
|1 year 6 days ago||I know he's an alum and I should love him but I||
I know he's an alum and I should love him but I think Larry Foote needs to stop talking publicly indefinitely. This isn't the best example but he seems to constantly say cringe worthy things
|1 year 6 days ago||Pretty rare||
You don't see too too many sure fire hall of famers go into coaching after their career wraps up. even rarer are dudes who you can argue being the best of all time at their position.
|1 year 1 week ago||Still have a 360 and '14. But||
Still have a 360 and '14. But unfortunately since getting the Xbox 1 I've played it very little because of how slow the controls feel in comparison to new games. Crappy it's not compatible with xb1
|1 year 2 weeks ago||iirc||
They just sent the alabama record for total offense in a season. But I guess that doesn't count as "magic"
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Threw out his shoulder after||
Threw out his shoulder after some extra curriculars with a hotel concierge in Denver.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Carmelo is a rich man's Josh smith||
That's why the knicks are a wasteland and no one wants to play there.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It's called being an adult||
You can dislike someone as a person but still respect certain things they've done.
come at me bros.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hey man||
auto fellatio is not appropriate around here.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||This is just whining||
by John Harbaugh. If this "deception" in cheap then so is the triple option (which is being deployed in the nfl again), so is the play action pass and so is the double move. In college this would be seen as "innovative" and "out scheming the opponent." the nfl, apparently wants you to approach the line, state your intentions to the defense, allow them to adjust then execute.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||red sharpies||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Will we ever know the story||
Will we ever know the story of the true timeline? I know someone on the board posted a theory, but it would be quite interesting to read the real story.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||These other team options are||
These other team options are dropping bc it's known harbaugh is coming to AA. If this contract leak didn't ignite rumors of "team x wants harbaugh and is willing to match any offer" they aren't out there. Could be Jim told his agent to leak it to get feelers for what other options he has. Oakland is not an option. I cannot fathom anyone with experience and options taking that job. Yeah, it's an nfl job but so is the Jaguars and no one is jumping at that tire fire.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||official now.||
per bruce fieldman on twitter.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||yea, we'll that's just like your opinion, man||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It's leaders and the best not||
It's leaders and the best not "pretty good with a chance at being best once a decade." Lloyd was a very good coach, Lloyd was the coach for most of my youth. That's not what the high point of Michigan football should be. There's not a single reason why we shouldn't be doing 9-3 in a down year and better than that every other. Enjoy Michigan however you want, I won't toss water on your enjoyment. I just think we're capable of much more than competing for big ten titles.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||All of you who take umbrage with my post||
must have been thrilled by the Lloyd years of squandering away a roster full of elite talent by going 9-3. A big ten title shouldn't be a big deal anymore. This conference blows and we should be the class of it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Didn't and won't rtfa||
But uh we shouldn't be aspiring to find the next bo. He has his place in M history but 20 years with 0 rings shouldn't be our goals.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||When we changed OCs and the||
When we changed OCs and the offense looks and performs nearly identically. It's clear Hoke has mandated certain things be in the game plan results be damned. This is a broken, antiquated scheme that he clings to like this phantom of a "Michigan Man" that haunts this program. We need an exorcism, a program transfusion and Hoke is part of that.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 19 weeks 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.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Phil Mickelson is "FIGJAM"||
Fuck I'm Great Just Ask Me
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Rick Porcello||
Up until this year he was always "gas can Ricky" to me.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Brandon Inge was known as||
Brandon Inge was known as "bucket of dicks" around my circle of friends.
|1 year 32 weeks 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)
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Those 2 things:||
How to score points and how to stop points from being scored. nbd really
|1 year 39 weeks 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...
|1 year 39 weeks ago||The BTN is already in||
The BTN is already in Texas...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||deftones > post 1995||
deftones > post 1995 metallica
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Karbach Love Street Summer Seasonal||
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I miss the CCHA :(||
I miss the CCHA :(
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I think it says you're a bad||
I think it says you're a bad boy and you deserve to be punished.
|1 year 48 weeks 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.
|1 year 48 weeks 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.
|1 year 50 weeks 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.
|2 years 6 days 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.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||to the people suggesting Mike Sherman||
You're just trolling right? He's been a disaster everywhere he went.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor||
more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor amirite?
|2 years 6 weeks 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.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I've only been to a few games there||
but Yost is what is good and holy and wonderful about college sports.
|2 years 7 weeks 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...
|2 years 7 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||YES.||
|2 years 8 weeks 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....
|2 years 8 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 9 weeks 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
|2 years 9 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||we should sticky this to||
we should sticky this to redirect to the sticky
|2 years 23 weeks ago||if only there were some sort||
if only there were some sort of sticky or bar locator thread somewhere. hmmm
|2 years 24 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.
|2 years 24 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?
|2 years 24 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.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||this really is all Brian's||
this really is all Brian's fault.
|2 years 24 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)
|2 years 24 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
|2 years 24 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?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I miss the WLA||
I miss the WLA
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Duke Nuke'em forever is||
Duke Nuke'em forever is TOTALLY coming out this year guys, we mean it.
|2 years 25 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
|2 years 25 weeks ago||You know nothing Jon Snow.||
You know nothing Jon Snow.
|2 years 25 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.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Demar Dorsey||
The "what-if" hall of fame with Kelly Baraka.
|2 years 25 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
|2 years 25 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.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||MgoInflation. its a bitch.||
MgoInflation. its a bitch. its a false economy built on defending himself from people questioning his credentials.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL||
POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL THAN BEFORE, EVERYBODY PANIC
|2 years 27 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.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||em0's back, sweet.||
em0's back, sweet.
|2 years 27 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.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||BISB||
I deeply deeply hoped that you were only joking about this post when you mentioned in our terrible commisserating on twitter.
|2 years 30 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).
|2 years 30 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.
|2 years 30 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)
|2 years 30 weeks ago||considering his treatment after 3&O||
I'm not surprised.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||you guys are really slaying||
you guys are really slaying this in the thread.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||stay away...cannot skate to||
stay away...cannot skate to save his life. Will not fit onto this team very well.
|2 years 31 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....
|2 years 31 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...
|2 years 31 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.
|2 years 31 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.
|2 years 31 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...
|2 years 31 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.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I'd be weary of Boston...lots||
I'd be weary of Boston...lots of familiar players, connection to the GM....