in town for free camps
|4 days 11 hours ago||yes, they should||
then we can work on Osgood's HOF campaign.
|4 days 11 hours ago||(the Red Wings modern era||
(the Red Wings modern era championships are 97, 98, 02, 08) please try again.
|6 days 4 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||golf balls, is that like||
golf balls, is that like tennis elbow?
|1 week 4 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.
|2 weeks 5 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
|2 weeks 5 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?
|3 weeks 1 day 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
|3 weeks 4 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?
|4 weeks 4 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I would have taken the||
"be a millionaire" major.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||dude no||
its the Los Angeles Army Black Knights of West Point of Anaheim America Western Hemisphere of Earth
|7 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||xbl||
lunchboxthegoat here always looking for trustworthy folks to play with
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hard tacos are inauthentic and an abomination.||
Hard tacos are inauthentic and an abomination.
|10 weeks 4 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.
|10 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 3 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
|12 weeks 4 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
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||Don has late stage syphillis||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||serious q||
Are you drunk?
|13 weeks 3 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.
|13 weeks 5 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.
|14 weeks 13 hours ago||goaltending isn't the problem||
As has been already stated turnovers, crappy D, bleak special teams are the problem.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||barring a miracle or three||
3rd in the central no playoffs.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 9 hours 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.
|17 weeks 9 hours 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.
|18 weeks 14 hours 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
|18 weeks 1 day ago||huh||
Apparently bowman just told his agent yesterday that he won't be trading sharp. sounds like character assassination to save face.
|18 weeks 3 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
|19 weeks 4 days ago||the last of the hopslam||
At my favorite bar in the world.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||When he verbally bitch slapped||
tucker Carlson and got crossfire cancelled was one of my favorite moments in media, ever.
|21 weeks 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.
|21 weeks 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.
|21 weeks 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.
|21 weeks 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."
|21 weeks 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
|21 weeks 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.
|22 weeks 6 days 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
|23 weeks 2 days ago||iirc||
They just sent the alabama record for total offense in a season. But I guess that doesn't count as "magic"
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Threw out his shoulder after||
Threw out his shoulder after some extra curriculars with a hotel concierge in Denver.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Carmelo is a rich man's Josh smith||
That's why the knicks are a wasteland and no one wants to play there.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Hey man||
auto fellatio is not appropriate around here.
|25 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||red sharpies||
|27 weeks 2 hours 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.
|28 weeks 1 day 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.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||official now.||
per bruce fieldman on twitter.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||yea, we'll that's just like your opinion, man||
|29 weeks 2 days 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.
|29 weeks 3 days 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.
|29 weeks 3 days 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.
|32 weeks 6 days 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.
|40 weeks 7 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.
|40 weeks 13 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.
|40 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.
|1 year 1 week ago||Phil Mickelson is "FIGJAM"||
Fuck I'm Great Just Ask Me
|1 year 1 week ago||Rick Porcello||
Up until this year he was always "gas can Ricky" to me.
|1 year 1 week ago||Brandon Inge was known as||
Brandon Inge was known as "bucket of dicks" around my circle of friends.
|1 year 1 week 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 6 weeks ago||Those 2 things:||
How to score points and how to stop points from being scored. nbd really
|1 year 7 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 8 weeks ago||The BTN is already in||
The BTN is already in Texas...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||deftones > post 1995||
deftones > post 1995 metallica
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Karbach Love Street Summer Seasonal||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I miss the CCHA :(||
I miss the CCHA :(
|1 year 17 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 17 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 17 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 18 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.
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||to the people suggesting Mike Sherman||
You're just trolling right? He's been a disaster everywhere he went.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor||
more like mgoHIPPA violation by the doctor amirite?
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I've only been to a few games there||
but Yost is what is good and holy and wonderful about college sports.
|1 year 28 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...
|1 year 28 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||YES.||
|1 year 29 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....
|1 year 29 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 30 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
|1 year 30 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.
|1 year 34 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.
|1 year 34 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.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||we should sticky this to||
we should sticky this to redirect to the sticky
|1 year 44 weeks ago||if only there were some sort||
if only there were some sort of sticky or bar locator thread somewhere. hmmm
|1 year 45 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 45 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 45 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 45 weeks ago||this really is all Brian's||
this really is all Brian's fault.
|1 year 45 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 45 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 45 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 45 weeks ago||I miss the WLA||
I miss the WLA
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Duke Nuke'em forever is||
Duke Nuke'em forever is TOTALLY coming out this year guys, we mean it.
|1 year 46 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 46 weeks ago||You know nothing Jon Snow.||
You know nothing Jon Snow.
|1 year 46 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 46 weeks ago||Demar Dorsey||
The "what-if" hall of fame with Kelly Baraka.
|1 year 46 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 46 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 47 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 47 weeks ago||POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL||
POINTS ARE EVEN MORE TRIVIAL THAN BEFORE, EVERYBODY PANIC
|1 year 48 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 48 weeks ago||em0's back, sweet.||
em0's back, sweet.
|1 year 48 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 51 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 51 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 51 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 51 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 51 weeks ago||considering his treatment after 3&O||
I'm not surprised.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||you guys are really slaying||
you guys are really slaying this in the thread.
|2 years 1 day ago||stay away...cannot skate to||
stay away...cannot skate to save his life. Will not fit onto this team very well.
|2 years 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago||I'd be weary of Boston...lots||
I'd be weary of Boston...lots of familiar players, connection to the GM....
|2 years 1 day 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
|2 years 1 day 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.
|2 years 1 day ago||I bet you $1 we resign||
I bet you $1 we resign ericsson.
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 3 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
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I can envision him as the||
I can envision him as the next Igor Larionov at 40/41/42.
|2 years 5 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.
|2 years 5 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)
|2 years 5 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.
|2 years 5 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.
|2 years 8 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...
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 8 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....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||obligatory, sorry for the double post||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||whatever Tyrone Wheatley is,.||
whatever Tyrone Wheatley was I want that. He was my favorite Michigan RB.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||nose surgery?||
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||NFL number rules are stupid.||
NFL number rules are stupid. that is all.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||why would you fantasize about||
why would you fantasize about being a waiter?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||OFIIJPATBCITLTG: oh fuck it||
oh fuck it i'll just post a thread because I'm too lazy to google.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||mlb at bat premium...||
mlb at bat premium...
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 10 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||negged for Hawk Harrelson||
negged for Hawk Harrelson
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Motion to make that Ace's||
Motion to make that Ace's premanent avatar and/or Twtitter icon.
|2 years 11 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.
|2 years 12 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.
|2 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Furk.||
So much for smoke and fire. Goodbye everyone. I'll be commenting again on April 10, 2013.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||its a nickname.||
its a nickname.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Atlanta was such a terrible||
Atlanta was such a terrible idea they failed at it twice.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Man, I've never been one to||
Man, I've never been one to keep up with current trends.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||You clearly never had any||
You clearly never had any encounters with BRCE and/or King of Belch.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||MIKE JONES||
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||DUDE, it doesn't matter, he's||
DUDE, it doesn't matter, he's gone.
EDIT: negged for upvoting your own post.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||what is this I don't even.||
what is this I don't even.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||/notsureifserious.jpg||
|3 years 13 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 13 weeks ago||BR;DR||
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Another one||
Never trust a man with two first names and never trust a woman, ever.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||except for whomever/whatever||
except for whomever/whatever you wake up next to.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||including Ohio in the treaty||
including Ohio in the treaty of Paris?
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||probably this guy||
|3 years 13 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:
|3 years 13 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.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Ugh, momentum is so||
Ugh, momentum is so fleeting.
|3 years 13 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)