this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|14 hours 55 min ago||It's up||
Take it from somebody who knows. Changing of avatars is not an easy process around here.
Unless your WD. And in that case you simply get your graphic design team to do it for you.
|17 hours 28 min ago||The uniforms I like (all||
The uniforms I like (all white) were worn in 73-75. Those teams went 28-3-3 and outscored their opponents 978 - 273.
Can we change back to that? Is that solid enough for you?
|18 hours 49 min ago||Let's see...... Starting||
Starting going to games in the early 70's when my brother was in dental school. Went to all games between 78-81 when in school and then again from 1987 to 2013 when I had season tickets so I guess the exact number would be a shit-ton.
Or maybe a fuckload. Not sure exactly because I have to substract some bowl games we lost that I went to.
|19 hours 22 min ago||From your mouth to Bo's ears||
I'll turn into WD for a day if they actually do bring these back. I've been wanting to see them again for a long, long time.
|19 hours 59 min ago||Fastest Car 1/4 mile: 1965||
Fastest Car 1/4 mile: 1965 GTO
That car had a 389, tri-power, 4 speed and a 4:11 rear end. I had to shift out of first at 28 MPH and the top end was only about 100 or so but man oh man did we get there in a hurry. My 4 year old daughter at the time didnt like to ride in it because when I shifted "her neck got hurt" from the car sitting down and then exploding forward. And if you've never hear the sound of full throat Poncho tri-power you havent really lived.
Fastest Car Top End: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Offically listed at 580 HP but rumors said GM purposively under rated the HP as dino tests showed it well over 600 which is legitimately insane for a sedan. The car was supercharged (no spooling lag when you stomped it) and the power band was in the 50-130MPH range. I loved when dudes driving their hemi Challengers rolled up and wanted a go. All they saw was the tail lense of that Caddy as you literally had to hold on to something as it accelerated past 100. I think Car & Driver claimed the car could bump 200 MPH but my balls werent big enough to see that number. Fastest I got the car up to was 150 and my toes still curl thinking about that ride.
Slowest Car: My wife's 2012 Mazda CX5
No power whatsover at any speed and in any circumstance. And the whine of the 4 banger when you floor it can only be described as annoying. To make matters worse she has personal tags "JillJoy" (her name) and a big "Inshapemom.com" sticker across the back window. I can tell you that when I have to drive it the looks I get from dudes passing me are priceless. You can see the dissapointment (and subsequent laughter) when they realize it's a guy driving the car and not a chick.
|20 hours 41 min ago||Stockholm Snydrome||
|1 day 11 hours ago||I noticed Michigan was||
I noticed Michigan was playing a team wearing red and white called "Wisc" that was a big W on their helmets.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Boy truer words have never||
Boy truer words have never been spoken. Or have they?
|2 days 14 hours ago||Common....who among us can||
Common....who among us can honestly say they haven't set fire to a family members garage because they wouldn't have sex with us?
|4 days 22 hours ago||Wow||
York comparing Tomsula (who just might be the dumbest person I have ever had the pleasure of watching being interviewed) to Steve Kerr (who might be one of the brighest minds in the NBA) is nothing short of hilarious.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Dennis was our version of this||
Lots of hype - lots of flash but sadly, not much in the way of production. Seemed like a good dude, I join others in wishing him well
|5 days 8 hours ago||Cause I grew up in Pontiac.||
Cause I grew up in Pontiac. Actually I forgot the Lions-they would be ahead off the Wings on my list and right behind the Browns. Lived here in Ohio since 87 but I'm I Michigander at heart.
|5 days 13 hours ago||1. Michigan football2.||
1. Michigan football
2. Michigan basketball
3. Cleveland Cavs basketball
4. Cleveland Browns football
5. Detroit Red Wing hockey
6. Detroit Tigers baseball
7. Michigan woman's softball
8. Michigan hockey
9. Jeff Gordon NASCAR
|5 days 16 hours ago||Adidas not cool you say?||
Well MY generation loves, loves, LOVES us some Adidas.
|5 days 18 hours ago||As one of the more vocal "why||
As one of the more vocal "why are they doing this shit again" posters re Draftegeddon I can say that BiSB's explanation of the concept makes me look at it completely differently and now I actually kinda enjoyed it.
Previously I looked at it as I would a fantasy football draft (the title of the piece sort of makes you think that) and it made zero sense to me. Why would anybody be picking offensive & defensive lineman for God's sake?
Now it's just a B1G players preview with snark!
|5 days 19 hours ago||I read the article and||
I read the article and thought his analysis was bang-on. Care to share which part of it you took issue with?
Look the message is painful but true. Our OL SUCKED two years ago and got a little better last year but still has a long way to go. And I dont care if the author of that statement is the corpse of Woody Hayes himself - it's sadly true.
|5 days 20 hours ago||So Henne makes the list but||
So Henne makes the list but no Robinson or Grbac? And A-Train but no Rob Lytle?
Sorry shitty list.
And the price values dont make much sense either.
|6 days 6 hours ago||You caught me/us. Now you||
You caught me/us. Now you have to figure out if I/we are actually a Buckeye posing as an aging Michigan alum or a Michigan man from the 70's posing as a rational OSU fan.
Consider your mind blown.
And why should RDT have all the fun?
|6 days 16 hours ago||I join others in wishing you||
I join others in wishing you and more importantly your dad a full and speedy recovery.
Side note - I dont envy the mods or Brian in deciding how to handle these types of posts. On one hand you want to help people who need help but on the other when you leave them up (like the one posted earlier today) you tend to get a surge of these type of requests very quickly and candidly have no way of knowing if they are legit or not.
I guess that's why they pay the mods the big bucks.
|6 days 17 hours ago||FWIW I know one of Gedeon's||
FWIW I know one of Gedeon's HS coaches real well and he told me that if Hoke had stayed - Gedeon was gone. He said last year he had no idea when he'd play or why he'd get pulled. He said there was seemingly no logic to the substitution patterns and (according to Gedeon's coach)at the end of the season he was about as down as he could be.
I know this will come as a complete shocker but he also said that the level of actual coaching under Harbaugh is unbelievably different/better than under Hoke. A data point of one but I'm optimistic.
|6 days 19 hours ago||FYU - Oregon, Ohio Moe - it's||
FYU - Oregon, Ohio Moe - it's a Toledo suburb not far from Pt Clinton.
Just to clear on my point. I said GENERALLY SPEAKING the OSU alums arent nearly as bad down here as the people who never attended any college, much less OSU. GENERALLY SPEAKING the troublemakers are people with little to no education past high school and have no affiliation with Ohio State whatsoever.
Generally speaking that is.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Not surpised||
I spend most of my summers in the Port Clinton/PiB area (have cottage on Middle Bass Island) and ride the Miler Ferry to MBI every weekend. I can tell you I've stopped wearing most of my Michigan gear on the ride due to the sheer number of drunken assholes I encounter who want nothing more than to get me to react.
One comeback I've learned is very effective when hassled by this jerks is to simply look at them and say "I graduated from Michigan in 1981. What year did you graduate from Ohio State?" I've found that 0.00% of the troublemakers could even find Columbus on the map - much less attend classes there so they shut up pretty fast at that point.
It's the drunken idiots (like my wife's brother) who have never stepped foot on campus who are the worst. Generally speaking the OSU alums arent that bad at all.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Channel 219 on Directv. I'm||
Channel 219 on Directv. I'm good.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Makes more sense now||
|1 week 17 hours ago||If we're talking about this||
If we're talking about this particular feature then yes. All other content then no.
In all seriousness I just dont understand it. I tried the first few years to figure it out but now I've just given up trying and now just join in with the baffled masses.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Am I the only one that hates||
Am I the only one that hates previews that dont come with a prediction? Seems like the whole point of a preview (to me anyways) is to give the reader an idea of what the writer thinks is going to happen and why. And then at the end they need to make their call as to the final score so I can agree (if they're picking Michigan) or think they are biased idiots (if they pick someone else).
Is that so much to ask?
|1 week 18 hours ago||Draftegeddon||
Is to MgoBlog content as...
Pontiac is to the Aztek
McDonalds is to McPizza
Coke is to the New Coke
Apple is to the IWatch
Ford is to the Edsel
But hey I got to tip my hat to you guys for having the balls to stick with it when those other pussy company's dumped the products consumers hated after only a few years.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I'll wear it.||
|1 week 20 hours ago||All 74's sucked?||
That's because you were a Ford guy and not a Poncho man like me. The 1974 Pontiac Trans Am SD kicked ASS.
|1 week 1 day ago||The Lantry field goal was||
The Lantry field goal was indeed good and the look on his face as the game ended (a classic WTF) tells it all. I watched that game not too long ago and the color man in the booth was none other than Joe Paterno and even was baffled that the refs waived it off as no good.
That was in the old days when the hash marks were very close to the sidelines so kicks came in from an extreme angle and that kick was ungoodly high and coming in at a sharp angle so the refs missed it. But it was good.
Like you said Don - anybody under the age of 50 really doesnt know the pain of Michigan fandom. All many of them have had is misery and it's relatively easy to disengage when the team sucks. Hard to not care when you're 10-1 every year with a legitimate shot to win it all only to fall short time and time again.
Those losses stay with you.
|1 week 1 day ago||I have four||
1. 1978 Rose Bowl. As Marksur2007 correctly points out - a PAC10 referee somehow misses the fact that the three yard line is NOT the end zone, overrules a BIG10 ref, and gives USC the game 17-10. I literally cried myself to sleep that night.
2. 1987 Rose Bowl. I was there and watched the Jim Harbaugh/Jamie Morris led #4 team in the nation jump out to a 15-0 lead only to let ASU somehow come back and win 22-15. Bo sets a single game record by calling the draw play to Morris 612 straight times once we got the lead. I threatened to shove a pom-pom up an ASU fan's ass after he shook at me walking out of the stadium.
1990 Rose Bowl - Bo's chance to go out a winner is stolen from him one last time by a crooked PAC10 ref who acknowledged after the game he wasnt about to let "that sonofabitch" win his last game with a phantom holding call on a brilliantly executed fake punt. Bo loses his mind, gets a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and USC wins. I've never been so mad at an official in my life. My ex-wife had to leave the house with our four year old cause daddy was saying so many bad words.
1991 Michigan - Michigan State - That is until 9 months later where I again got to witness first hand a game get stolen from Michigan. The very famous Desmond interference/ trip which denied the 2 point conversion and knocked us out of #1. Again, almost got in a fight with a mouthy sparty walking out of the big house.
|1 week 1 day ago||No.||
No one is watching it except you and that is terribly disapointing to the HBO executives who were sort of hoping to get an audiience of greater than one person given the cost of the acting talent they assembled.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nationally recognized||
Nationally recognized university with 100 year plus tradition of athletic and academic excellence beats regional agricultural college with little to no fan base outside of the state they reside in.
|1 week 3 days ago||Same people who say you||
Same people who say you should not boo are the same people who say you should never stop attending games.
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you SURE you won't||
Are you SURE you won't bounce?
Maybe you'll bounce more than you think you'd bounce.
We really should make sure of this one way or the other. For science.
|1 week 5 days ago||What he needs is a new HGH||
What he needs is a new HGH connection.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wait, wait, wait.||
This isnt an apparel thread.
WHERE IS TODAY'S APPAREL THREAD???????
Jesus people - can somebody PLEASE post this morning's fucking apparel thread?
|1 week 6 days ago||Don't laugh||
I learned how to actually drive a stick with my Ventura. I first drove a stick a few years earlier when my late father let me take his 1962 International Travelall out for a sping at his hunting lodge outside of Alpena. That baby DID have a "three on the tree" so technically that was my first experience with a stick
|1 week 6 days ago||Of course. I learned on a||
Of course. I learned on a 1976 Pontiac Ventura Sprint with a 260 V8 and 3 speed floor shifter.
|1 week 6 days ago||They didnt even want Queen to||
They didnt even want Queen to perform. And Freddy absolutely blew everybody off the stage.
FWIW poor David Bowie had to follow them on stage. Good luck with that Mr Thin White Duke.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Bingo!||
My favorite hat is a white 2004 Michigan-USC Rose Bowl hat that is simple and has basically nothing on it but "Michigan" and some roses. Simple. Unclutterd by crap. Beat to shit after 10 years of hard use but I love it.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||my .02||
Love the mock turtleneck (#2)
Hate the vagina football T (#10)
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Not even close.He's||
Not even close.
He's obviously never met Pinky/Baghera/Mowgli/Baloo/Ghost of about 5 different people/countless user names that got nuked before I could recognize him cause he was a dick so quickly/etc./etc./etc./etc................
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Youth/Fan Day at Michigan||
Or as it's more commonly known......
Ebay appreciation day.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Your comment & user name are||
Your comment & user name are PERFECTLY MATCHED.
You're right BTW - they all read like their written by somebody who spent five minutes researching the project based on the end of last year only.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I think his #4 is wrong.||
I think his #4 is wrong. Unless Rudock gets injured I dont see Shane getting enough reps to warrant putting him that high.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||So let me get this straight.||
So let me get this straight. If i "buy" the Michigan lighthouse I get to pay the money to maintain it and keep it running (I can only imagine the cost of electricity, replacement lightbulbs & the thing's going to need paint every year) but i dont really get to own it as I don't own the land that sits underneath it?
All I "own" is the priviledge of paying for the lighthouse's repairs and the cost of keeping the lights on?
And somebody is already bidding actual money for this priviledge?
And you guys make fun of us down here in Ohio for being stupid.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||See? Not everybody down here||
See? Not everybody down here in Ohio deserves board scorn. Here is Eric - one of my FAVORITE posters and the writer of this absolutely brilliant thread.
Then there's me who posts goofy pictures of himself with Jim Tressel & Phil Hubbard.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ricky Leach - Denard with||
Ricky Leach - Denard with shoelaces
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Put me down for Direct TV as||
Put me down for Direct TV as well. Expensive but worth it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Comes back with tail between legs after engaging people||
Trying to defend the legacy of somebody who spent the better part of a decade protecting and enabling a known child molester will do that to you.
Even if it's your dad.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If he's going to play for||
If he's going to play for your school yes.
Not so much.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I TOTALLY agree when it comes||
I TOTALLY agree when it comes to those other losers but it's ok if tweet him isn't it? Afterall I have special thoughts and i'm quite upset so I'm sure it will be well recieved.
All the people who actually DO tweet recruits.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||One thing's for sure looking at these numbers....||
There isnt a chance in Hell I could get admitted again into Michigan. Not a chance.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm 56 - 55 is too damn young to go||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I like Beilein's chances of||
I like Beilein's chances of winning this game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I've heard this site is||
Yeah I've heard this site is pretty good. Only visited here once.....maybe twice....need to check it out some more.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'll tell you how Jimbo will handle it||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not true. Actually that's how||
Actually that's how both Jim and I look when a male flasher runs past us.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It actually did. I||
It actually did. I appreciate it.
Hey - whatever happened to that dude who posted in big font and all caps and just went on these nutjob rages? I think he was called Bo something and every post was a stream of conscience rant to the universe.
He was everywhere then he was gone.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I know. And my guess would||
I know. And my guess would be the vast majority of you yellow highlighter lovers are also pro Nike am I right?
Well the #1 arguement I heard about a switch back to Nike was we were GOOD under Nike and sucked with Adidas.
Guess what - same holds for maize versus yellow!
And thanks J Clay - I think you're right.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||21 is close enough. You just||
21 is close enough.
You just graduated from being a teenager.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"There's still a large and||
"There's still a large and vocal minority—about 20%—who like the brighter yellows."
Seth - there's a name of this large and vocal minority.
They're known as "teenagers."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He was dismissed due to||
He was dismissed due to "further concerns"
"Hatfield is accused of pulling a knife and taking money from an individual who was looking to buy an Xbox from a classified ad. Hatfield was arrested by police after the victim arranged a second meeting to buy two iPhones.
Video from a nearby convenience store is expected to be released sometime revealing some details about the incident. Hatfield has only admitted to having two stolen iPhones."
If the stuff he's being accused of wasnt enough to get him booted "further concerns" must involve mass murder or something.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Was just going to say the||
Was just going to say the same thing.
3 years tops - he's on the Sir Charles plan.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Couldnt disagree more. And||
Couldnt disagree more. And if you've had the pleasure of meeting him you'd know he's just a guy, like us when it comes to Michigan sports. The difference is he's got both a passion and a platform, much like Brian.
FYI - he's a pretty regular visitor here too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Here in Ohio the best burger||
Here in Ohio the best burger I've had is sadly found in Columbus at the Thurman Cafe. It's called the Thurmator and is pretty damn amazing. Only reason to go there IMO other than to watch Michigan play....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Happy birthday!!!||
Stoner dog wishes you a Happy Birthday too
|2 weeks 5 days ago||^||
As ususal I agree with XtraMelanin
I'll one more though for purely personal reasons. 1981 Michigan-Indiana at Crisler. That was back when Bobby Knight wore that God-awful sportcoat and I was a senior and had seats on the floor right next to the visitor's bench.
The game was nationally televised and we were riding Knight pretty hard. At some point in the game the ball rolled out of bounds in front of me and I stood and picked it up and tossed it back to the ref. Unfortunately in my excitement at being involved in the game I forgot that the seats folded back up when you arent in them so when I sat back down I fell straight on my ass onto the floor.
On national TV with the cameras on me. And I had a LOT of people let me know they saw it and recognized me when it happened.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||People who post videos this||
People who post videos this old make me yearn for the good old days of apparel threads.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||JESUS FUCKING CHRIST PEOPLE||
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST PEOPLE STOP IT.
STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT. THESE MOTHERFUCKING APPAREL THREADS MUST END NOW BEFORE WE ALL START ATTACKING EACH OTHER IN RAGE. LORD KNOWS I'M CLOSE TO THE EDGE RIGHT NOW.
I never thought it possible but these fucking things are making me miss the seemingly endless stupid CC threads.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sitting here right now||
I'm sitting here right now and I consider myself a reasonably intellegent and successful person and yet, back in November 1992 I walked into a voting booth and selected that little nutjob over Clinton or Bush.
And thanks for putting his voice back into my head. I can definitely hear him talking now.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Got it||
"In the UK it's viewed as more of a diversion, a spectacle to be part of and then forgotten about until next time."
You mean exactly like soccer is here in the US between World Cups?
/drops mic-runs from stage
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty much. On paper he||
Pretty much. On paper he looked a LOT like DB and in person he looked kinda like a boss I used to have that was a complete and utter asshole to work for.
Scientific analysis I know.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||9:30am games kick ASS. I||
9:30am games kick ASS. I love that we will get four games now on Sunday spanning my entire NFL football day.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure who I was more||
I'm not sure who I was more wrong about. After year one I though Hoke was going to be good and after he was announced as the interim replacement for DB I was sure Hackett would be bad.
Then again I voted for Ross Perot back in 1992.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Thanks man||
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Split 3 ways for me||
33% Notre Dame
I'm an equal opportunity hater.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Can't say that comment||
Can't say that comment surprises me much given that you're driving one of these
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I got my eye on this little||
I got my eye on this little number I found on Ebay but I appear to be in a bidding war with some guy from Michigan named "Mike".
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||WD you WON the battle. Time||
WD you WON the battle. Time to stop fighing bud and lay down your arms.
No more apparel threads k?
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Hey we AGREE with him hence||
Hey we AGREE with him hence our recent and much publicized change of command.
So why is this news?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Mo Williams just signed with||
Mo Williams just signed with the Cavs. That takes care of our need for decent back-up PG. Delly is definitely NOT a guy you want to be giving big minutes to (neither is Williams FWIW).
Looks like it's setting up for a Cavs-Spurs finals. Both teams are loaded. The difference (sadly for me) is Pop v Blatt and that is no match at all.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||They want more of us? First||
They want more of us? First WWII, then WWC and now we're going to have to kick their ass in robotics.
Bring it on - here's our robot
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wow those players are TALL.||
Wow those players are TALL.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Planning your divorce early||
Um.....don't laugh at that concept. I've done it.
It's called a pre-nup.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I laughed too. And so it||
I laughed too.
And so it begins.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Is it bad that i've just||
Is it bad that i've just soiled myself? I mean with something like this it's ok to have temporary incontinence isn't it?
I'm not the only one am I? Tell me that I'm not the only one here who just had an accident.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You have your list Ty of shit||
You have your list Ty of shit you dont care about - I have mine.
Feel free to put my opinion on your list.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I am 56 and have happily come||
I am 56 and have happily come to peace with the fact that there are many, many things that are VERY VERY important to some people that I don't give a fuck about. Things like the brand of shoe my alma mater's football team wear being prominent on that list. I do get that some people stay up at night worrying about this stff what I don't get is why.
But hey - i also dont give a fuck about what kind of phone you have or the brand of coffee you drink eitiher so there's that too.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"I'm jealous of the 76ers" I||
"I'm jealous of the 76ers"
I think the last time I heard somebody say that Dr J was still on the active roster.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||When will this end?||
I agree with Thad and this is coming from a 56 year old who also likes night games, the new suites and other new things.
You can have Special K though Thad - I prefer the band thank you very much.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Here's to hoping Sauce is NOT||
Here's to hoping Sauce is NOT the next Kyle Korver
|3 weeks 6 days ago||And now reports are that both||
And now reports are that both Thompson (5 yrs-90mm) and Shumpert (4 yrs-40mm) have agreed to terms and are staying.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||How about teams from New||
How about teams from New Orleans? Are posts on their FA signings OK? Because I'm pretty sure there was a post on Anthony Davis AKA "the brow" that was deemed board-worthy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He gone. I liked him too||
He gone. I liked him too (despite JR being a complete and utter idiot) but he's looking for 25MM over three years and no way in Hell is he worth that. They'll get a stand in the corner and shoot 3s guy to replace Smith with when they trade Heywood IMO.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you Moe. More breaking||
Thank you Moe.
More breaking news here. Reports coming out that the Cavs are about to sign Tristin Thompson to an 80MM extension later today as well.
Next up - Shump.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The sad thing about this||
The sad thing about this year's playoffs is that in the Boston series they finally DID incorporate him into the office. Hell, in the game before Jesus tried to rip his arm out of the socket, Lebron hit him not once but twice in the final minute of play for 3's to put the Celtics away.
I agree with you that he needs to be more involved.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's not. It's an apparel||
It's not. It's an apparel blog but I did put OT in the title so anybody hoping for more discussion on Nike V Adidas wouldn't be fooled.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That was an absolute PERFECT||
That was an absolute PERFECT response.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I went to Cranbrook. I was||
I went to Cranbrook. I was considered one of our "better" players and I wasnt very good.
We were awful.
But the good news is we were good at soccer decades before anybody in the US gave a shit about it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||NIce try at an insult. But||
NIce try at an insult. But pointing out that his mentor treated your apparently beloved national media as unimportant to his task at hand and that this may have played a part in Harbaugh's distain somehow qualifies one as being so old as to be unaware of the importance of social media is laughable.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Co-sign Don's take||
Figures you would post this and beat me to it. I was just about to say "have any of you ever heard an interview with Bo?"
You'd understand if you have.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Icebox all grown up now||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Could be worse||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||But, but...if there's just||
But, but...if there's just one thread for apparel talk how will people know MY special thoughts on the subject? Buried here at the bottom people will need to read other, more meaningless posts (unlike mine) to get to my oh so special thoughts.
I demand the right to post three, four different threads on this subject like everybody else.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Barklay's marketing||
The Barklay's marketing department must be SO proud....
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Don't throw the first stone here||
I mean who amoung us can say they HAVENT stabbed an ex mascot to death over a Gumbo recipe? I know I for one certainly cannot.
Glass houses people - glass houses
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Who gives a shit as long as||
Who gives a shit as long as Phil never bet against Phil in golf. Hell - unlike baseball where the outcome of one game (pitchers especially) can influence the next - each tourny is played in a virtual vacum so if Phil bet on himself to win I have zero issue with it. Hell - if anything he's putting his money where his mouth is (so to speak).
Howeva.....if the gentlemen he's being tied to bet against Phil and Phil owed them money it's a very big deal. My question though is if you've made 77MMM what in the living fucking hell do you need to gamble for anyways?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||We dont agree on much Thad||
We dont agree on much Thad but on that point I am 100% sympatico. I'm almost hoping we re-sign with Adidas just to watch the self-flagilation & rendering of garments that's sure to follow.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Tell you what. Every kid who||
Tell you what. Every kid who decommits you and me will have a $100 bet on where he ends up. I'll take "somewhere else" and you take Michigan AND I'll spot you 10-1 odds so if he ends up in AA you pocket a cool $1,000 but if he doesn't I get $100.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||They informed him of||
They informed him of Michigan's GPS coordinates and he figured out how far we REALLY are from where he lives.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Pro-tip: whenever a recruit||
Pro-tip: whenever a recruit decommits the odds are about 99.7% they are gone. And yet whenever that unpleasant reality is noted many people will point to that one guy, 14 years ago, who represents the .03% and say "he still might come back."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You obviously never saw any||
You obviously never saw any of the Charlie Weis shirts then. They were both clever and funny. Cruel and sophomoric yes-but definitely clever and funny.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah the team LeBron the GM||
Yeah the team LeBron the GM assembled last year truly SUCKED. Poor us.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe-remember that this Cavs||
Maybe-remember that this Cavs team isn't really "this Cavs team" of the playoffs (defense first) if Love comes back and once Kyrie heals up.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly my thoughts and I||
Exactly my thoughts and I watched Delly all year. He IS bad-his brief shining moment in the finals notwithstanding. Trey would be an excellent backup for Kyrie IMO.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I think they're cool as Hell||
I think they're cool as Hell and if the player was against a black background instead of what looks like an artist's rendering of what a Jerry Garcia fever-dream might look like you'd all see it.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Here's the thing IMO, right||
Here's the thing IMO, right now Harbaugh could offer a blind, one-armed, Lithuanian stump-dwarf a scholly and at least half the board would cheer the brilliance of the offer.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If Hazell is mediocre I"d||
If Hazell is mediocre I"d sure hate to see what you consider shitty.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Is it wrong of me that I||
Is it wrong of me that I really like PDiddy's vodka? Cause I REALLY like Ciroc martini's and I know he's a kettlebell swiinging asshole and all that but do I have to stop drinking Ciroc? Cause his stuff is fantastic IMO.
Also Tito's. That shit is awesome too.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||The only group of people MORE||
The only group of people MORE delusional about the character of their cherished local hero than Cincinnati denizens and Petey are the PSU slappies and St. Joe. I can tell you that as crazy in denial as the Penn State apolgists are the people from Cinci. To them, Pete did absolutely nothing wrong and is just being railroaded by a vindictive, spiteful MLB who are just jealous of his success.
They are absolutely insane. Trust me.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Cleveland is fun? Who knew.......||
" High-profile free agents generally go to big markets or fun places to live like New York, LA, and Miami."
You forgot to mention "or they go back to the area they grew up in" because I'm pretty damn sure that Cleveland hits NONE of the qualifiers you list.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Beilein as a "system coach"||
One would think the sheer number of players we've had drafted and drafted extremely high (Trey, Sauce, THIII, Mitch, etc) would crush that meme.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Not true. Ted Ginn Sr was||
Not true. Ted Ginn Sr was VERY pro-Tressel but he definitely changed his stance re Michigan when Hoke arrived. While he didnt "encourage" his kids to go to Michigan he absolutely did nothing to stop them and was very supportive of Michigan's efforts down here. The fact that the "A" kids, as you put it, want to go to OSU has much more to do with thier upbringing and the fact that the Buckeyes are the only game in town if you're a talented HS player here in Ohio.
I don't know what the relationship is like between Harbaugh & Ginn but it would not surprise me if Jim's public persona rubbed Teddy the wrong way. He liked Hoke because he was "one of us" coaching-wise and if Ginn percieved Harbaugh as thinking he was better than him he would definitely not make things easy on us recruiting-wise.
I know we're in the "summer of Harbaugh" but if we have really pulled the plug on Ohio recruiting that's pretty short-sighted IMO because any good player we get does NOT go to MSU or OSU and now we're on the outside looking in. It's one thing to lose out on players it's quite another to make a decision to not recruit a state - especially one as close, with players as good and as historically important to Michigan as Ohio has been.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I also openly rooted for||
I also openly rooted for Tiger Woods. Don't confuse my explanation for the loss of his golf game for condemnation.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You mean he acted like a dude||
You mean he acted like a dude going through roid rage?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Let's be honest here....||
Let's be honest here.... Tiger's downfall also coincided nicely with the increased testing for performance enhancing drugs on the tour.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Serious question. Do we EVER||
Serious question. Do we EVER bitch and say "no" when shit like this gets handed to us? We have to play back to back games at MSU in football, our college basketball schedule seems to always be unfavorable in regards to our single games and where they are played and now this.
At what point does Michigan say we're tired of getting fucked over and no, we won't go 6 weeks without a home game B1G schedule - sorry. We're like this big pussy when it comes to standing up for ourselves in the conference and at what point does it stop?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This was just like reading||
This was just like reading Magic Johnson's twitter feed.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I would say the over on 7||
I would say the over on 7 wins next year is easy money but then again I had us last year at 10-3 with a win over an SEC team in a New Year's Day Bowl and a top 10 final ranking.
So clearly I don't know shit.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Da||
Fact: It's one big motherfucking country
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Touche'||
But was it a rising sophmoric comment?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sad but not surprised. And||
Sad but not surprised. And incredibly optimistic about our prospects for next year. It was one hell of a ride that's for sure.
And already talking about the Browns.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"A native of New Jersey, the||
"A native of New Jersey, the 6-foot-2 rising sophomore came to College Park last year as a highly-touted four-star recruit. "
What exactly is a "rising sophomore" anyways? Does this mean he's still growing.....gets up early in the morning.....a little too excited (if you know what i mean).......what?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Can we add this topic to the||
Can we add this topic to the list of shit we're not suppose to talk about around here?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Profs gotta eat too you know||
Alhough faculty salaries now mirror those of most upper-middle-class Americans working 40 hours for 50 weeks, they continue to pay for teaching time of nine to 15 hours per week for 30 weeks, making possible a month-long winter break, a week off in the spring and a summer vacation from mid-May until September.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||So the two "sides" would be||
So the two "sides" would be those in support of people who knowningly protect and enable serial pedophiles and those that dont?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Oh he's just still a bit||
Oh he's just still a bit salty over the whole Harbaugh taking his job here thing. He'll get over it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||In this one particular case I||
In this one particular case I think we can thank our Drupel Overlords for saving us from the shitstorm of comments this thread topic would certainly generate.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I just chalked it up to the||
I just chalked it up to the collective excitement the board must've experienced once they saw the picture of me and Phil Hubbard and the video of us saying "go blue".
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Me & Phil Hubbard "Go Blue"|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not over yet.||
Not over yet.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Pavlov's dog - See M.....Boo.||
It's kinda funny really. Here's what they put up to get people to boo during free throws:
1. Ben Roethlisberger
2. Steelers logo
3. Block M
And by FAR the block M gets the loudest and most sustained boo's. God love my wife, whenever they do it she stands up and cheers and yells "go blue" even though she was born here in Ohio and her only connection to Michigan is me.
I try and ignore it but I sure as hell don't join in. And BTW - a bit later I've got a "cool story bro" post coming as I ran into the great Phil Hubbard entering the building last Thursday and got him to join me in a "let's go Blue" chant in the middle of a packed concession walkway!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Didnt this get discussed at||
Didnt this get discussed at length not too long ago? What brought Frankentopic back to life?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Put me in the group that||
Put me in the group that thinks there is OT (Cleveland Browns), way OT (movie reviews), way, way OT (anal glands in dogs) and things that just dont belong here at all (politics, religion).
And then there's this. Which somehow demands a whole new category of verbotin.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Sad to see another wrestling||
Sad to see another wrestling legend go. You talk about a group of people dying young - professional wrestlers have to at or near the top of the negative actuary tables for average life span.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Time for one of our favorite||
Time for one of our favorite MGoBlog games....."GUESS THE BANNED POSTER"
Yes, today's contestant is Frogman2 who is giving away his prior presence with the old "bitch about content that was here before you existed" trap. Couple that with the fact he's a negative racist and well.....no telling WHO he might've been before he was banned.
But one thing we know for sure....guys like Frogman2 dont really every die. They just change screen names & avatars and continue to make life miserable for everyone else.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||So they own major sports in||
So they own major sports in Canada, Spain & England right? Color me jingoistic but my guess is they'd like to add the good, ole U.S of A to their portfolio of nations.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Respectfully disagree||
I think it actually portends exactly the opposite. Adidas is going to need to keep a high-market presence so they're less likely to let us go without a fight and even for Nike the NBA contract is a LOT of marketing dollars that won't be going elsewhere.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||No denying the parental DNA on this one||
Looks like team Harbaugh went shopping genetically at "Jaws-R-Us"
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Hold up a bit here guys||
The Ohio State "Hall of Fame" member are NOT selected by the University nor the Athletic Department but rather by an independent group called The Varsity O.
"The Varsity O is a separate group, the lifelong club for any former Ohio State varsity athletes, and it alone is in charge of the hall selections, Varsity O president Stephen Chappelear explained to the Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. The women's Varsity O makes the choices on female athletes.
While the athletic department plays a large role in the induction weekend, it was the Varsity O that started the Hall in 1977 and that independently makes the choices.
"The athletic department is part of the recognition but not part of the selection," Chappelear said."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Both times he was on the||
Both times he was on the Jumbotron I did, yes (unfortunately).
What was funny to me was the second time he has the mike and goes "I only have one thing to say now. O. H........." which is two things by my count.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||He can be||
From my completely unbiased perspective here's the timeline for LeBron's doucheness:
2003-2009: Not a douche
2010-2014: Douche (massive, huge douche)
2015: Not a douche
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Check that clip out. THREE||
Check that clip out. THREE Cavs on the floor (Delly, Mozgov & Lebron) while the mighty Warriors watch.
Like Kobe said last night. The Cavs are playing every possession like their very lives depend on it while the Warriors are playing like they've got three or four more finals in their future.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||He did that right after the||
He did that right after the dagger three. It was fucking awesome and the lid just about blew off the Q while he did it. Loudest building I've ever been in and my voice is still rough today.
It was awesome.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||No he's not|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1968 Pontiac Catalina||
The year was 1975 and I had just turned 16. My dad bequethed upon me one of these four door beasts that was burgandy with a red interior. Not satisfied that my Catalina was sexy enough I set upon seeing just how much pinstriping it could take (a lot), put four Cragar mag wheels on her, a set of Monroe air shocks and I flipped the air cleaner over to give that Poncho 400 the "hoover vacum" sound we all cherished.
Looking back now I realize just how fucking ridiculous that car mustve looked. But back in the day I was ready to cruise Woodward from Ted's Drive In to Northwood Shopping Center and wasnt the least bit ashamed.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||So you created a Kickstarter||
So you created a Kickstarter
|6 weeks 6 days ago||There are worse states (according to WSJ)||
But not many.....
|6 weeks 6 days ago||There are worse states (according to WSJ)||
But not many.....
|6 weeks 6 days ago||SB Nation author & copy editor||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||And these flip responses||
And these flip responses somehow surprise you?
If you think these are bad see what happens if you ask for semi-naked pics of Michigan players (for a friend).
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Love this.....|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1. Golden State has "lost||
1. Golden State has "lost it's way" thanks to LeBron IMO.
2. Never burned a jersey but I sure as Hell did throw a LOT of shit away. And yes, for the past four years I rooted like hell AGAINST Lebron & the Heat. I was pretty upset at the way he left and don't think I was alone.
3. I wish I had those biceps.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Jordan was never asked to do this.||
Andy, Love & Kyrie out. Lebron is somehow managing to drag this beat-up team of NY Knick cast-offs (yes, Mozgov was a Knick along with Shump & JR) plus Delly to within two games of a title and that's nothing short of incredible.
I'm extremely thankful he's back in Cleveland. At this time last year I was wondering if Kyrie would sign the extension and who our coach would be this year. We were coming off another horrible post-decision year and the only thing we really had to look forward to was yet another #1 pick in the draft and who we would take. Anthony Bennett was widly considered the worst #1 pick in NBA history, Deon Waiters just wanted to shoot and the team looked hopelessly lost.
So it doesnt matter to me who's considered #1. Without Lebron my Cavs were the Sacramento Kings East, irrelevant and going nowhere. With him we are now two games from a title and he's doing it almost single-handidly. Jordan never had to do that.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Just got home from the game.||
Just got home from the game. What a unbelievable night and team.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||Co-signed||
I always imagined he'd live in something more like this....
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Upvote for you cause I had||
Upvote for you cause I had forgotten I had even posed that question to the board. What's funny is before I clicked on the link I thought "did I post that?" but wasnt sure until I read it.
FYI - getting old kinda sucks.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shit dude||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||100% agree. Volleyball &||
100% agree. Volleyball & socceer, for example, look identical to me when played by men or woman. But woman's basketball is such a different game and candidly, not one I enjoy watching very much.
I would bet anything that if a game was played between the WNBA champions and the best 9th grade boys AAU team the boys would crush them. 9th grade boys can dunk and play above the rim and woman, even the best of the best of them, cannot.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Am I the only one who finds||
Am I the only one who finds woman's basketball in general a bit painful to watch? The game is played so far below the rim and is so slow it's like watching two really, really good 7th grade boys AAU teams go at it and bears almost no resemblance to the men's game at least to me.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
Go to www.iwantpicturesofyoungmenwiththeirshirtsoffshowingtheirbulgingmuscles.com and you'll probably get a more mature response.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take it.....||
I'll take it.....
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This topic is now approaching||
This story is now approaching Chat Sports quotes territory for most deleted thread topic.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If memory serves the OP||
If memory serves the OP features English as his second or perhaps third language and not his native tongue.
So I gotta give it up to him for bravery if nothing else. Lord knows I wouldnt have the balls to start threads on MgoBlogido in whatever foreign land he calls home.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe - but rest assured||
Maybe - but rest assured you'll enjoy a "wow experience" while visiting there and every minute inside the building will be your own personal Super Bowl of shopping fun.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||So you no like, that?||
So you no like, that.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
I can think of one "apology" even less sincere and more clearly drafted by someone other than the issuer of the apology....
|7 weeks 4 days ago||100% of the time when||
100% of the time when athletes or celebrities say something stupid on Twitter they claim they were hacked.
100% of the time they claim they were hacked they are lying.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||There was another comment||
There was another comment that was far, far worse and hit caved.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||So are you 15 or just single||
So are you 15 or just single and ignorant? Cause you definitely aren't married or if you are, you won't be for long.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||To me the unsung hero in our||
To me the unsung hero in our summer of Harbaugh has been Mrs Harbaugh herself. Any guy who's lived life on the road (as I did for most of my 30's and early 40's) knows it is NOT easy on the home front if your wife isnt completely supportive of you being away and away a lot. It can cause a lot of strain on a marrage (take it from me....I'm speaking here first hand) and she needs to be completely on-board for him to be able to do these type of remote camps as frequently as he does.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||NTTAWWT||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Does this mean Brandon gets||
Does this mean Brandon gets his old job back?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Money quote||
"While the camps might be controversial with other coaches, Harbaugh and his staff are well on their way to accomplishing their goal with the camp circuit."
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I used to read CFN before I||
I used to read CFN before I found this place and once I did I quickly realized they produced only the same generic pap you could find just anyplace with no real insight beyond the most terribly obvious observations. Doesnt appear to me that Webb is involved in Michigan previews very much (if at all) that are presented to the national audience.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Not just you||
The author of the article was "sfaff". Meaning the person (or persons) responsible for it probably only DID just watch highlights of a few random Michigan games.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Respectfully disagree on officiating last night||
And this is coming from one of the biggest "we got screwed by the refs" guys here on the board. Here's what I saw:
1. Bad defensive decisions early in the game
2. Tenative at bats (lots of called strikeouts)
3. Taking fat pitches early in the count (we seemed to be hoping for walks)
4. Bloop hits by them (it happens)
5. Hard hit balls by us straight at their fielders (it also happens)
6. Lack of timely hittin on our part (waaaaaay too many LOB)
I dont think you can even come close to putting that one of the umps. We lost - plain and simple - and candidly, deserved to do so.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Wow.....||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||While we're at it.....||
Any chance restores the Victors Walk into the stadium? That's another vestige from the RR era that I think was pretty cool and everybody seemed to like.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||You have a good memory||
I've met him twice - once at the banquet I referenced above and once when he was the guest speaker at an awards dinner I attended where I got this pic for the ages.....
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I know people arent gonna||
I know people arent gonna want to hear this but the NICEST coach I've ever met in person was Jim Tressel. I ran into him leaving a coaches banquet years ago with my son and I was wearing a M polo shirt and he stood and talked to us for at least 10 minutes and really made both me and my son feel good about talking to him.
FWIW this was shortly after he got named HC at OSU and right after the meeting I called my brother to tell him if this new Ohio State coach was half as nice to recruits as he was to a random stranger wearing a Michigan shirt we were in trouble recruiting-wise in Ohio.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||I know of such a man you describe||
He's rested, ready and willing to serve
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||^||
We have a winner! Somebody probably rolled.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Edited for my friend Timmaay||
True Bernie story. Back in
He showed up in
What was amazing to me as well was Bernie wasnt real nice to talk to either. He had
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||True Bernie story. Back in||
True Bernie story. Back in 2004 I got invited to meet then President George Bush at a private party held by a local guy (Fedeli) to raise money for the party. Now, I dont care what your politics are if you are meeting the POTUS you dress and act appropriately so I and about 49 other people had suits on. Not Bernie.
He showed up in jeans, old sneakers and a ratty sports coat with those patches on the elbows that went out of style before I left college in 81. And he had a few too many cocktails too so needless to say he stood out in a way you really do NOT want to given the audience.
What was amazing to me as well was Bernie wasnt real nice to talk to either. He had a major "celebrity" attitude which was equally out of place given the setting and he wouldnt talk to anybody. So I might be the only hard-core Browns fan who doesnt have a real high opinion of Mr Kosar.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Pontiac!!!!!!!!!||
And it's not even close IMO. I've owned three GTOs: 70 455 convertible, 65 389 Tri-Power Hardtop & 2004 so I'm a bit biased.
Spent much of my youth cruising Woodward in the 70 which had more torque than a tractor IMO but lacked a bit of mid-range quickness. I blew the engine in it and dropped a RamAir III in it which taught me a LOT about swapping engines to say the least
The 65 was a present to myself and was one of the prettiest & quickest cars I've ever owned. Had a 411 rear end so I had to get out of first gear at about 28 MPH, the top end was only around 100 and my daughter said it hurt her neck when I shifted!
The 2004 was quick, fun but at the end of the day it wasnt a real GTO and they screwed up the styling which hurt the rebranding. Was a cool car though.
FYI - these arent actual pics of my cars but mine were identical to these except my 65 had a black interior, not white and my 2004 had aftermarket rims & a 69 GTO replica hood which was pretty damn cool. The dealer made posters of it!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry Moe but this doesnt||
Sorry Moe but this doesnt even crack the Top 10 worst moments on the board. Apparently you havent been inside one of the basketball threads when people start calling for Beilein to be fired after a player makes an ill-advised pass or misses a crucial shot. Those are fun.
And trust me - all the Harbaugh love will go straight out the window the split second a player makes a boneheaded play that costs us a game.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||OP was all like||
I'm so gonna report on the shit going down at UAB. I'm gonna write it up with some of my own special flavor and make it such a cool read.