I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 day 19 hours ago||More than 100 replies to a||
More than 100 replies to a thread based on a random message-board "report" by some random anonymous guy who clearly has no inside info. The "report" was flatly untrue. This is what we want? Really?
|1 week 18 hours ago||I hate Sparty, but... BEAT||
I hate Sparty, but...
It's the only answer.
|1 week 1 day ago||Does Glenn Robinson still||
Does Glenn Robinson still play for us?
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||I think you're overestimating||
I think you're overestimating the "quality" of the Tigers' defense with Prince and Miggy at the corners. That Miggy was better than expected does not mean he was good. His range was quite limited. And Prince's was worse. The Tigers had one of the most porous infields in baseball. Now that issue is largely rectified. And defense matters a lot. With our starting pitching, plus a greatly improved infield, opposing teams are gonna have a hell of a time scoring.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Anyone who's against this||
Anyone who's against this trade hasn't been watching the Tigers for the past two post-seasons, during which Fielder was positively dreadful. And not just hitting-wise. His whole attitude sucked. Not to mention his base-running and mediocre fielding. Guys with his weight issues, and his attitude issues, rarely get better with age. He peaked a while ago. Detroit was stuck with the ultimate contractual albatross -- until the Rangers inexplicable bailed them out. Thank god. Detroit just improved markedly, in both short-term and long-term ways.
And now the team has (in addition to a fine second-baseman) a ton of extra cash to spend on players who actually perform.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think a good part of the||
I think a good part of the "problem" is a largely cultural one. For one thing, schools like ISU don't have alumni bases that are nearly as large, active, and old-school as Michigan. Honestly -- and I'll probably catch grief for this -- the fan-base at a place like ISU has a larger yahoo quotient. Add to that the fact that, in Iowa, ISU and UI are the only shows in the state. They're sort of like Nebraska, in the sense that the programs don't just represent schools; they represent everyone in the state.
Granted, there are smaller schools -- Duke, say, or Louisville -- that get intense crowds despite representing only a smallish segment of their respective states. But those are Basketball Schools; their football programs get pretty weak fan support. I can't think of many schools that get consistently loud fan support for both football and basketball.
Michigan is doing as well as any school. We get consistently massive and increasingly (if not always consistently) loud fan support for football. And basketball crowds are much improved. When M fields good teams, the support is there. We'll never have crowds as raucous as LSU or ISU. But Michigan isn't -- and doesn't want to be -- LSU or ISU. Were it not for their sports teams, you'd never even hear about those schools. At Michigan, the fan-base isn't quite as rowdy because it's just a different fan-base.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well, the O-line certainly||
Everyone keeps trying to find One Big Reason why the team is flailing. Reminds me of the RR period, when people blamed everything on RR. RR failed. But he was also severely hamstrung by a paucity of talent, StretchGate, politics, a QB who ran but couldn't pass, etc.
Now people blame everything on either Al, Hoke, Funk, DG, RR. IMO, you can blame DG or Al all you want -- and certainly they deserve some -- but nobody could do anything with this O-line. Mediocre you can work around. But terrible? No way. Just duck and cover.
But most of the lineman are unseasoned. Fault lies with them, but also with their position coach, and with the HC who hired/recruited them. You can also blame RR's recruiting; DB's judgement in hiring an old-school Michigan Man HC -- one who demanded yet another drastic change in scheme/personnel; and the moneyed alumni who urged DB to hire a throw-back from The Bo Tree. Obviously, the buck has to stop somewhere -- and that has to be with the HC/AD. I get it. But, really, the problems are kind of systemic, aren't they?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Frankly, we don't belong||
Sad to say, we don't belong in the Top 35.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That Meyer's team has been||
That Meyer's team has been better than Hoke's doesn't mean that Meyer's team has been much better. Meyer's team narrowly beat Hoke's in Columbus. Beyond that, Meyer hasn't had one truly impressive win over a top-notch team, largely because OSU hasn't yet played a top-notch team under Meyer. OSU has played one of the softest schedules imaginable; it has narrowly beaten the better teams on its schedule -- none of which qualify as top-notch -- and has struggled to beat several meh teams. Just wait till January, when OSU finally has to play a team like Oregon, Bama, or FSU. They'll get obliterated. And everyone knows it.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Why has become routine for||
Why has become routine for posters in a Michigan sports blog to post trailers for crappy Hollywood movies? This has NOTHING to do with anything relevant to this blog! Post it elsewhere.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I think most fans prefer a||
I think most fans prefer a lot of offense. So yours is a minority opinion. Most people don't want to see a lot of 13-7 games.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You're sure Darboh was going||
You're sure Darboh was going to be a star based on what? One catch during a glorified practice? Maybe he'll be great. I hope so. But who knows? Pre-season buzz about players is notoriously unreliable.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||And people just expert||
And people just expert significant improvement on the O-line. After this season, we lose our only two established linemen. The line could well be worse before it gets better.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'd say getting spooked at||
I'd say getting spooked at home by a bad Indiana team counts as, well, certainly not upward.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It happens. Brian, while||
It happens. Brian, while calling this the worst play ever, also seems to have failed to note the number-count, so...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Is that 4 rally killing DPs?||
Is that 4 rally killing DPs? Or 5?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||How many times can out guys||
How many times can out guys hit into inning-ending DPs?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Prince's body language is||
Prince's body language is horrible. He looks as if he's just trying to get it over with. He seems depressed. No excitement whatsoever.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Prince has just been a||
Prince has just been a disaster.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||You risk burning a timeout||
You risk burning a timeout when you otherwise risk losing a TD in a close road game. It's not even a close call.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||RR's office is just||
RR's office is just incredibly predictable and, in a way, one-dimensional. It might have been novel eight years ago. But time has passed him by, and he's been unwilling to adapt. Shades of making Steve Threet play read-option.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||RR's vaunted offense getting||
RR's vaunted offense getting smothered by USC. Still coaching like its 2003!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong or not, he just didn't||
Wrong or not, he just didn't seem like a good fit for this particular job. He got some bad luck, but he didn't exactly make lemonade out of lemons. His teams made no progress and -- if you watched the Gator Bowl and/or read Bacon's book -- many player seem to have quit on him in the end. Additionally, he's doing himself no favors by harping on what happened 4-5 years ago; it's just not what coaches ought to do. He needs to focus on Arizona, where he'll probably fare better -- as long as he doesn't keep getting in his own way.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Uh, there were dozens of||
Uh, there were dozens of witnesses to this. And, yes, hectoring people with sexist obscenities would make the guy a huge douchebag.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||For such a big and powerful||
For such a big and powerful guy, Green goes down as easily as Carlos Brown.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Although I'd love to be||
Although I'd love to be wrong, I think all this optimism seems a bit much. Bryant suddenly gets "healthy" only when we've reached the breaking point with one of the previous starters? Sounds a little convenient.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||OP overhypes the likelihood||
OP overhypes the likelihood of a commitment to M. Most sources still consider him a Kentucky lean.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Why does anyone who loves the||
Why does anyone who loves the game ever root for a noon kickoff? The crowd is always dead. And games that end up under the lights are almost always the better for it.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wisky is really clownhatting||
Wisky is really clownhatting this game away.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||Why do I get the sense that||
Why do I get the sense that all these posts about Bacon readings and interviews are posted by Bacon or his emissaries?