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|6 hours 2 min ago||E-bike||
it's like a motor assisted bicycle, and no more difficult to control.
|6 hours 5 min ago||Oh thanks!||
There's the mental picture I'm not getting out of my head for the rest of the day.
|23 hours 45 min ago||Any chance of Stevie Y coming to be the GM?||
Or, is that just Red Wing myopia/fantasy talking?
|23 hours 46 min ago||Oh,||
You mean jelly filled malasadas?
|6 days 7 min ago||B1G Site||
I went to the B1G web site, and they linked to a ticket selling site that sells by "session." In other words, two games on Wen, or two games in the Thurs afternoon slot, or two games in the Thurs evening spot.
|6 days 4 hours ago||This may not be popular.||
I think we dodged a bullet when Treadwell took the money to go to Univ of Mississippi. It's not just that in the end he took the money; it's also that he was so irretrievably stupid to actually post the photos above. Crooked and dumb? That's a combo we didn't need on our team. I'm betting he would have done something heinous while he was here.
|1 week 5 days ago||Nice||
I see the B1G refs are determined to suck through the final whistle.
|1 week 5 days ago||Donal||
He's made his one good play. Time to take him out.
|1 week 6 days ago||God speed.||
And keep the updates coming. We aqua fans appreciate that you're doing the work of the faithful.
And Go Blue!
|1 week 6 days ago||I would be totally fine||
If Stafford has a career like Bledsoe (who was a damn fine QB), and Rudock has a career like Brady. Shoot, I'd settle for Rudock having a career like Russell Wilson.
There one small problem with this scenario. On one side of the ledger we have Bill Belichick, and on the other side of the ledger with have Jim Schwarz or Jim Caldwell. Now, if Jim Harbaugh was to coach the Lions (NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...
|1 week 6 days ago||Free Passes||
I have. Philip Rivers. During his career people have talked about him like he's on par with Brady, P. Manning, Breese, or Rogers, and clearly superior to Roethlisberger, E. Manning, Flacco or Wilson. Yet, the Chargers disappear anytime they are in a meaningful game late in the season.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Well played, sir.||
My congratulations, you've just come up with the MSU's basketball's motto, comparable to "disrespekt" for it's football team. It is factual, terse, faintly scatological while still being witty, and perfectly captures the mind set of MSU basketball.
As an attorney, I recommend you immediately copywrite "public butthurt" before Coack Fleck, Western Michigan and Minnesota get involved.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Indiana||
Yeah, I get that Furman has a good team and may be better than IU on a neutral court. Don't short change this year's Michigan team. ASSEMBLY EFFING HALL is a huge place to go get a road win! The fact Indiana is down and hurt this year does not diminish the historical significance of that win.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Eric Namesnik||
I'm not 100% sure this fits the category. I can't find the records on line for the 1989-93 swimming seasons, so I can't tell you if Snick was substantially better his senior year than before. I can tell you he won the Olympic silver medal in the 400 IM, losing only to the then World Record holder in both the 200 and 400 IM, Tamas Darnyi, and repeated as the silver medalist in the '96 Olympics, losing only to the next World Record holder, Michigan's own Tom Dolan. (Man, just how awesome was Michigan's 1993 National Championship team? Both Namesnik and Dolan; shoot, it was easier winning an Olympic bronze medal that making top two for the Wolverines' IM team.)
He was also one fine human being and he died way too young. Google Namesnik and go to the Bleacher Report article "USA Olympic Swimming: Remembering Eric Namesnik's Quiet 20-Year Olympic Legacy." Even though the link is from Bleacher Report, it's still really dusty right now.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||OUCH!||
That hurts almost as much as Thomas Rawls. [shakes fist at Fred Jackson]
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ding, ding||
"But that assumes the NCAA follows any semblance of logic..." I'll make the Toby Zeigler bet with you (i.e. right now, all the money in my pocket vs. all the money in your pocket) that the NCAA will find a way to make this retroactive.
Miami booster says he paid money to and threw "parties" for (that resembled Roman Bacchanalia, but I digress...) recruits, and the NCAA finds a way to botch the investigation. SI publishes a how-to article from a self-described bag man (who does not identify his school or its conference, but the references to waffle houses are pretty suggestive), and SEC recruits flash wads of cash on Twitter shortly after committing, and the NCAA sees nothing to investigate. Oregon pays big bucks for bogus "scouting reports" to a handler who is friends with a 5-star that signs with the Ducks, and the NCAA shrugs.
But, Jim Harbough hires the parents and former coaches of recruits (all of who are demonstrably excellent at their jobs, both prior to being hired and subsequently at Michigan), and oh my God, think of the children! [cynical laughter]
However, if you want to indulge in speculation about eleventy-dimension chess... Maybe this is a big fat distraction to draw the NCAA/SEC's attention away from what Coach Harbaugh is really pursuing. Yeah the kid is an awesome (for a high school sophmore) dual threat QB. I don't see Harbough going in that direction, especially since even Urban Meyer is drifting away from spread to run offense. No, I don't know what he's really after. If it was obvious enough for a self-appointed loudmouth like me to figure out, then that's not it. This idea is solipsistic as hell, but it amuses me in badlands of the off season.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Karma||
Beating Wisconsin in Ann Arbor would be the best serving of poetic justice in years. The game in Madison was the first with the new look, dramatically better defense they've played consistently (the OSU game being the exception). The Badgers pulled away with some of the most outrageously clueless officiating (and that is a high bar in the B1G) we've ever seen. It would be sweet to stuff that right back in their faces in Crysler. (And for the same reason, I dearly hope we get another crack at the Buckeyes in the Conference Tournament.)
"Michigan hasn't really been run off the floor..." although the "white collar" game in Champaign was pretty ugly.
I agree on Zak. He's got a bad case of Steve Blass/Rick Ankiel disease, and he needs to just STOP SHOOTING. Do all the other things well; contribute.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I say yes.||
Because I think the dramatic improvement in defense is real.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It has.||
It's quieted me. Keep playing defense like that, and I will accept "the light has come on" with the new style of defense they wanted to install this year.
OBTW, you didn't ask me (thread jack!), but it would have been a pleasure to hear national basketball journalists talk as much about Michigan's injuries in prior seasons as they talk about how short-handed Michigan State (this year and EVERY GOSH DARN YEAR before that) or Indiana are this season. McGary the season after the National Runner-Up season, and then at least 2 starters/6th man (and often the first and/or second best players on the team!) every season after that until this year. The impact of Indiana's loss of players this year is indisputable, but my God, a Spartan misses a couple of games with a hangnail, nasty dose of the flu, or self-inflicted injury suffered off the court, and we hear endless paeans to Izzo's genius covering for his crippling losses, and how much better he deserves. (Gag me with a spoon!)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||VA Tech||
Yakking up the Virginia Tech game with a big lead at home was also pretty heinous, but I get your point.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Indiana,||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Actually,||
I think he's played well on everything except shooting. He had one great play driving the ball, drawing the defense, and then passing to the open 3-point shooter. If he had instructions to "don't shoot, ever" I'm OK with him on the floor.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What's the purpose of calling a double foul off the ball?||
The team with the ball on the floor gets to inbound it. It's the sound of one hand clapping.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Then right on queue||
Here comes the zebra striped screw job.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was just about to say||
This has to be confusing to Indiana. They're not getting the usual bull shit, Assembly Hall calls.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||First Neg Vote Ever||
For the c-word, which is vulgar, unnecessarily insulting to fellow Michigan fans, racist, and a violation of the recently reaffirmed "no politics" rules. This is a Bolivia level offense. How do I report this to the mods?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yup, it's time for Red to retire.||
OH! You're talking about the Red Wings, not Michigan hockey. Sorry, I got the two mixed up.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I lean left, but I agree no politics on MGoBlog.||
Thinking that sports and politics should be separated all times and under all circumstances is naive. But, there are many places you can go to discuss the overlap intelligently. Purely on the level of directing traffic, this site has set a policy of no politics. It's about the kind of community we want to create. That community is not "superior" to any other kind of community where hypothetically we might talk about politics and Michigan sports, a lot. But this community established a specific space for certain kinds of conversations, and fans should have the option of going to that space when they want.
I hope we all understand that even on this principle we are not going to get perfection. There will always be grey zones, e.g. systemic misbehavior by certain programs or the NCAA, or voicing an opinion on candidates in the Univ of Michigan Regents election because of concerns about the Athletic Department's leadership. Also, as human beings we will slip up from time to time. I think theytookourjobs and boliver46 were right to express their concerns about a trend. However, I hope we will not get into an umbrage competition over every perceived "political" statement.
We are all fans of Michigan athletics. Let's remember that and look for ways to enjoy our unity.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The best game Michigan’s ever had against Michigan State?||
This is a matter of taste, but I would pick the close win in East Lansing when Staukas left the court blowing kisses to the State fans. If memory serves, both teams were strong, Tournament teams and in contention for the B1G regular season championship. Also, I believe that was one of the games that ended the trend of Michigan consistently losing to Michigan State in both basketball and football.
Irving is trying too hard to carry the offense on his back. He's a net liability, and contributing less than what he gave in prior seasons. (I'm a basketball ignoramus; I'm just distilling what more knowledgable MGo commentors are saying.) I'd recommend that they reduce his minutes, and tell him to focus on one or two things he can do really well. I'm not sure what his one thing should be; I've heard others mention shooting from the 3-point corner, defense, rebounding, and a few other basketballey things I only dimly understand.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Uh,||
In 2016 Michigan lost to Ohio State and Iowa, while Penn State beat...
OH! Dude, sarcasm marks; it's the new, hip trend.
BTW, I think if anything the point of this post is that the current B1G East has been unfair to OSU, MSU, PSU and Michigan, and looks to be screwing over Maryland in the near future. We're on the same side here.