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|11 hours 26 min ago||exactly||
I can tell you what movies are coming out and their basic plot lines by watching Youtube or a free website devoted to reviewing films. But the only way I can (legally) watch most movies is by paying for movie tickets, subscribing to Netflix, etc.
|11 hours 31 min ago||"Running keeps me in great||
"Running keeps me in great health and homebrewing actually saves me money."
There are some who would say that running is bad for your knees, and drinking alcohol is bad for your health.
So. You have rationale for your hobbies, and you think they're positive. Other people have rationale for their hobbies, and they think they're positive.
Different strokes for different folks. It doesn't mean any of us are fools.
|13 hours 1 min ago||I see where you're coming||
I see where you're coming from, but I don't think that's a real issue. He seems to get squared up when it's time to make contact or when he's cutting upfield. He's turning his shoulders when trying to sprint and get the edge, which is fine.
|13 hours 6 min ago||"Meh, that same info is||
"Meh, that same info is available here within seconds."
Except it's not.
|13 hours 7 min ago||Yes...but I think the point||
Yes...but I think the point is that the discussion could take place on those other sites (Rivals, 247, etc.). Many people who participate in the discussion here probably don't pay for it over there. So if you break down that wall of having to pay for the info, then some of those people who discuss things here might disappear and go straight to the original source.
|13 hours 9 min ago||a) I won't pretend that my||
a) I won't pretend that my $10/month keeps The Wolverine afloat, but that's a pretty hefty chunk of change to remove from the equation when you consider all of the members of The Wolverine who subscribe. I think it would be pretty tough to make that up if everyone quit.
b) Rivals has a pretty big thing going with all of their sites, analysts, camps, etc. I have no idea what their revenue stream is like, but The Wolverine, for example, is presumably paying several guys full-time to run Michigan's site only (Borton, Balas, Sullivan, Spath). Perhaps cautiously assuming those guys get paid $30,000 a year, it might be difficult to make a go of a business that's handing out $120,000 in salaries, more in benefits, plus all the infrastructure of the sites themselves.
|13 hours 16 min ago||I pay for it, and not to toot||
I pay for it, and not to toot my own horn, but I think I can pretty confidently say I'm not a moron.
There are lots of things that "normal" people spend money on that are also wastes of cash. Fancy clothes, expensive cars, too much booze, etc. And I would say that a hobby which costs $10 a month is probably one of the cheaper hobbies out there.
I'm guessing you, too, have something that you spend time on that you pay for. And not everyone here would "waste" their money on that thing, but that doesn't necessarily make you a fool or a moron.
|13 hours 24 min ago||I don't think it's as||
I don't think it's as ridiculous as you make it sound. We're interested in what teenagers do in all of the sports world. Gymnastics, figure skating, swimming, tennis, baseball, when they're 17/18/19 years old and start their college careers, etc. I don't see much of a difference between following a kid's recruitment vs. watching/reading/following some 15-year-old gymnast's foray into the Olympics.
|13 hours 29 min ago||To be quite honest, I think||
To be quite honest, I think the guys at The Wolverine are mostly idiots now. I liked Josh Helmholdt, I like John Borton, and Spath is okay sometimes. I wouldn't mind losing the others, though. I think the guys at 247 are pretty solid most of the time. TomVH at ESPN is/was good. I've never been a member of Scout, but obviously Sam is pretty good and lots of people don't like Tom Beaver.
|23 hours 57 min ago||MGoBlog is superior in some||
MGoBlog is superior in some ways, but not all.
There's more information disseminated over there than makes its way here. MGoBlog is fine for casual fans, and I'm not suggesting that more people should pay for it. But for those of us who spend a lot of (a.k.a. too much) time on football/recruiting, it's not a bad deal to pay for it. There are way more expensive hobbies that people could have instead of $10/month for this stuff.
|1 day 8 min ago||I don't think we'll know that||
I don't think we'll know that at least for a few days. I have not heard of anyone we're recruiting who will last past NSD.
|1 day 12 min ago||"Smith may have more long||
"Smith may have more long speed (even that is pretty debatable) bur he has no burst at all."
Smith has zero long speed. He is one of the slowest backs I've seen at Michigan. This is not to say that he doesn't have some value (he's a tough short-yardage back), but the guy is slow. I've been saying it since he was in high school, and this past season should have made it clear to everyone.
Also, if you like high school 40 times (hint: you probably shouldn't) Green was supposedly pretty fast.
|1 day 16 min ago||Dior Mathis has had a decent||
Dior Mathis has had a decent career at Oregon, too.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Nope.||
|1 day 3 hours ago||I never said any of them have||
I never said any of them have been studs, but that's a far cry from being "shit."
I would say Jourdan Lewis, Thomas Gordon, and William Campbell have all been pretty solid. Lewis has a chance to be very good. There are some more guys going back lots of years, and there are some guys currently on the roster who haven't reached their upperclassman years (Dawson, Hill, etc.) out of Cass Tech.
|1 day 3 hours ago||First of all, you're||
First of all, you're wrong.
Second of all, you're being overly harsh.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It wasn't that funny.||
It wasn't that funny.
|1 day 5 hours ago||A 5'11", 220 lb. defensive||
A 5'11", 220 lb. defensive end not known for his speed is probably not ideal...
|1 day 6 hours ago||He's blitzing on a lot of||
He's blitzing on a lot of them. Not all of them. Yes, you can make up for being a little slower if you are quick at reading the play, but I just don't think it's ideal in today's game. There are too many spread teams who put their guys in space, and the slow defenders can't keep up.
|1 day 6 hours ago||If he does, it hasn't been||
If he does, it hasn't been reported.
|1 day 6 hours ago||He could be. He played it in||
He could be. He played it in high school, and Michigan missed out on Reagan Williams.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Yeah, I like Ojemudia better,||
Yeah, I like Ojemudia better, too, although he's farther away from playing size than Oliver. Ojemudia is about 6'2", 190.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I think Cass Tech is sending||
I think Cass Tech is sending him on blitz after blitz. I wouldn't take too much away from him attacking the line of scrimmage like he does, other than the fact that he's not tentative when it comes to contact.
|1 day 6 hours ago||AFAIK, there are four -||
AFAIK, there are four - Adams, Burnett, Jefferson, and Oliver.
|1 day 6 hours ago||He's short, yes.||
He's short, yes.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't have any info from||
I don't have any info from Ferns's end, but I think there were two factors that played into his situation. First is that Michigan wasn't recruiting his younger brother. Second is that Michael was buried on the depth chart/low man on the totem pole, behind the other three freshman linebackers.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Not sure if he's at 0%, but||
Not sure if he's at 0%, but they're different kinds of players, anyway. Oliver is an inside linebacker all the way, whereas Roquan Smith is a weakside/outside type of guy.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I don't think "dearth" is the||
I don't think "dearth" is the word you wanted.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I think he's slow but a heavy||
I think he's slow but a heavy hitter. I'm not super enthused about the prospects of getting a guy like him, but I also don't like the idea of banking scholarships.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I'm sure Singletary (and||
I'm sure Singletary (and other coaches) are aware of all the significant prospects within the state.