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|13 min 51 sec ago||Yeah, I thought it was more||
Yeah, I thought it was more USC drama.
|14 min 34 sec ago||That was sweet. Although, it||
That was sweet.
Although, it was a wee little bit of Big Ten propaganda to show more snow in LA than in the B1G footprint.
|1 hour 13 min ago||Hopefully that will be in the||
Hopefully that will be in the NFL.
|1 hour 40 min ago||Penn State should have worn||
Penn State should have worn blue. UCF's light gold makes it hard to tell the teams apart.
|2 hours 28 min ago||Make sure you count all the||
Make sure you count all the cars when he leaves.
|2 hours 35 min ago||5) Living in his own world.||
5) Living in his own world. And drunk.
|2 hours 37 min ago||Oh, Oh. Guess what day it||
Oh, Oh. Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is.
|2 hours 42 min ago||Yeah, I've reached that age||
Yeah, I've reached that age where excitement and energy no longer correlate.
|2 hours 44 min ago||OP, you posted this at 6:47||
OP, you posted this at 6:47 A:M. That's because you are still up from last night, right?
|2 hours 48 min ago||'Murica is always our||
'Murica is always our sponsor.
|2 hours 49 min ago||Don't worry, they will still||
Don't worry, they will still announce 100K. The AD will buy up the remaining 1500 tickets at special "discounted" prices (they'll just eat them and say they were sold).
|2 hours 52 min ago||It must really hurt||
It must really hurt recruiting down there.
Wait . . . what?
|14 hours 28 min ago||Um, no. Let's let Miami of||
Let's let Miami of Ohio fill that role, thank you.
|15 hours 18 min ago||Biff.||
|15 hours 22 min ago||This game is good a good prep||
This game is good a good prep for Sparty for next week. That will be an interesting game.
|15 hours 31 min ago||It should. If I rode an||
It should. If I rode an elevator that had a 1.5% chance of falling, I would walk the stairs.
|18 hours 30 min ago||our recruiting is getting||
our recruiting is getting better, not worse
This is the key point above all.
If we have a season that gets rid of the speculation that Hoke is on the hot seat . . . then it's lights out.
Well, actually the lights are already out. I guess it will be more of them out. Something like that.
|19 hours 10 min ago||But smaller and smaller||
But smaller and smaller droves, it appears.
Maybe people are reaching their limit.
|19 hours 36 min ago||The line will be totally||
The line will be totally flat.
|21 hours 49 min ago||I'm with you . . . starting||
I'm with you . . . starting Sunday. I hope.
|21 hours 53 min ago||That is what scares me the||
That is what scares me the most about Dave Brandon . . . that you don't ever feel that you can trust his inner Michigan compass to do the right thing. Yes he needs to make money, but can you trust him to say no and not sell out his program when it really matters?
Don't forget, this is the guy that was willing to be the mouthpiece for the Big Ten moving the Ohio State game from the last game of the season and replacing it with Michigan State. I would expect a Michigan AD to scream from the rafters "Hell no, over my dead body". Instead we got "people will have to get used to the idea that some things will need to change and the Ohio State game may not necessarily always be the last game of the year."
Why did he do this? Because he saw there was money to be made by the B1G marketing its new championship game with the novelty of Michigan potentially facing Ohio State. Money that he knew he would get a chunk of.
This same kind of approach gets us App State II, a big game against Alabama . . . played in Texas, and various sitck-your-finger-in-people's-eye-just-to-make-a-few-bucks-becasue-I-think-I-can things like seat cushions and water bottles.
I never feel that i can trust his inner Michigan compass to do the right thing if there are a few dollars on the table.
|22 hours 11 min ago||ESPN wanted this game and we||
ESPN wanted this game and we said yes. Of course they are going to milk it. We are not being picked on, we collaborated with ESPN to do this to ourselves.
|22 hours 49 min ago||Ann Arbor has a great ace in||
Ann Arbor has a great ace in the hole that is understated in recruiting . . . it is near a large hub airport that has lots of reasonably-priced non-stop flights to everywhere in the US.
It is easy to get to Ann Arbor from just about anywhere, especially the East Coast.
|22 hours 55 min ago||If he wants to go to the NFL,||
If he wants to go to the NFL, he won't "stay close to home". Might as well get used to it now.
|22 hours 57 min ago||Better than losing while||
Better than losing while looking just god-awful on the offensive line.
|23 hours 48 sec ago||No, it's a slick way that||
No, it's a slick way that Dave Brandon thinks will get us attention even while only scheduling a cupcake at home with no return game requirement.
And of course, as any two-year old, er, I mean TV reality show contestent, er, I mean marketing-oriented AD will tell you, any attention is good, even if it is embarrassing.
|23 hours 27 min ago||It never ever worked for me||
It never ever worked for me either . . . Chrome, Explorer, . . . Laptop, PC, . . . nothing.
My half-assed workaround was to go to the "Recent" section on the board, then click the >> page-down button. For some reason, that one worked. But you did not get things in the same order as the "New" section.
Yay for proper page down!
[Edit:] Oops - No Yay! It still does not work.
/resume half-assed workaround.
|23 hours 41 min ago||Hopefully he lives in Ohio.||
Hopefully he lives in Ohio.
|1 day 10 min ago||Hoke does stuff like this||
Hoke does stuff like this because it is who he is
That is so incredibly true.
Meyer comes into Ohio State and starts his Woody Hayes-copycat "That Team up North" stuff to play to the locals. You just know that he would do the same kind of shtick no matter where he ended up. It's all just cynical theatre.
Meanwhile, Brady Hoke refuses to wear red because it represents Ohio State and he is loyal to Michigan . . . while he is coach at two different schools that have red as their primary color and he has no idea that he will ever be back at Michigan.
This is a man just being who he is.
|1 day 24 min ago||We need Rutgers to have a||
We need Rutgers to have a pulse to pull some talent away from Penn State.
Penn State is like Ohio State in that they are the only major program in a talent-rich area. Paterno had that program absolutely sleep-walking for a decade (he did not even go out recruiting). Franklin is in position to biuld a monster there once sanctions are done.
It is in our interest to have Rutgers and Maryland reach a certain critical mass that keeps Penn State from being the only game in town for top PA/NJ/DMVrecruits that want to stay close to home. These are two programs that genuinely hate Penn State and will be geeked out of their minds to beat them, the way Sparty gets with us.