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|13 min 51 sec ago||His hands can be pretty||
His hands can be pretty maddening, but I think they were better this past year. When he's catching things thrown at him he's a pretty good player.
|16 min 8 sec ago||Insert my usual screed about||
Insert my usual screed about how college kids want to be disrespected and will go to great lengths to convince themselves they are. Just one more piece of evidence here.
|33 min 46 sec ago||"I don't see how there's any||
"I don't see how there's any other way to see it."
That explains a lot, really. Welcome to a world where it is possible to have a different opinion. And how very altruistic of you to claim that it's all about concern for the poor slaves who toil and suffer for our barbaric pleasure.
|12 hours 54 min ago||The meme that expanding the||
The meme that expanding the conference "opens up recruiting grounds" is one of the most tired-out sayings there is. In recent years U-M has managed to pull football recruits from Utah, Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, California, Colorado, Texas, and Florida. All without a conference footprint.
Our 2014 basketball class is from Indiana, California, Florida, and Oregon. Three of those states aren't even close to the footprint. Spike Albrecht is from Massachusetts. Nik Stauskas is from Canada. Smotrycz was from New Hampshire. Hardaway from Florida. Darius Morris from California. We do not need a conference footprint to recruit.
Maybe it "opens up fertile recruiting grounds" for the Michigan States of the world. (Though I'm sure they don't need it for basketball either.) This is a bad thing, not a good thing. We will recruit where we feel like it, however, and do not need Rutgers's help in that regard.
|19 hours 12 min ago||I'd bet that at an Idaho||
I'd bet that at an Idaho Steelheads game, they really didn't pay much more than that to walk inside the building.
Howeva. 16 oz. for $4 or 20 oz. for $7. 4 oz. for $1 - and then another 4 for $3. The defense here should just be, "dude, we were ADVERTISING a rip-off." You want that much beer, just buy two smalls.
|19 hours 39 min ago||Eh, the ECAC, if not weak per||
Eh, the ECAC, if not weak per se, is certainly much weaker. And not just for losing Denver and Loyola. Several teams are down quite a bit. Ohio is a shadow of the team they were last year - 1-4 with a loss to Hofstra and only a 3-goal win over Marquette to keep them from a goose egg. They're not a tournament team. Air Force is definitely not a tournament team, not with losses to Canisius(!) and VMI(!!!!).
And Bellarmine, still an OK team, but not remotely invincible. Though if the Air Force game were not on the road (thus, in the thin air) I would suggest that the Zoomies are the most likely conference win right now. But at any rate, an ECAC tourney berth is very much there for the taking and Michigan could even win it with enough breaks. I wouldn't have said that last year even if DU and Loyola were not in it. Fairfield looks like the easy favorite to my mind.
If you buy the LaxPower computer rankings, the ECAC averages out right about the same as the America East, though the A-East has more extreme entries on either end of the spectrum.
|20 hours 9 min ago||If you willfully paid $3 for||
If you willfully paid $3 for four ounces of beer, you got what you deserve.
|20 hours 10 min ago||I wouldn't reach for a||
I wouldn't reach for a 25th-overall type, no, just saying that improvement at OL should always be on the board as an option.
|20 hours 30 min ago||We've really gotten to the||
We've really gotten to the point where "trade down" is too automatic of a suggestion. All 32 fanbases want their teams to trade down at all times, forgetting that you have to find a trade-up partner to do so - and those are few and far between because trading down is so popular.
With the new rookie slotting rules, trading down is admittedly easier, but also less desirable.
|20 hours 34 min ago||If a really good tackle is||
If a really good tackle is available, they could draft one with the long-term view of sliding Reiff inside. Say if a Greg Robinson is there. He probably won't be, but it should be on the board as an option. OL is a position where I think you never, regardless of your circumstances, write it off the board.
|20 hours 38 min ago||I think Durham is fine, but||
I think Durham is fine, but regardless, it's still a big waste now to take a 1st-round receiver.
|20 hours 40 min ago||Most of those are pretty||
Most of those are pretty badly written TBH. Gotta love the ACC's though.
Liked the Patriot League as well.
|22 hours 38 min ago||With Tate we don't need a||
With Tate we don't need a first-round type any more. Durham works just fine as a 3rd receiver and Ogletree and Broyles should compete for the fourth spot. No point in using a first-round pick on a receiver now when we can do a lot better shoring up the defense.
|22 hours 47 min ago||Itty-bitty correction: Mercer||
Itty-bitty correction: Mercer is in Macon, GA, not Atlanta.
I was a little worried they'd go the way of Presbyterian myself (Presbyterian's lacrosse program only lasted a few years because they couldn't find a conference.) But now that they have a conference of like-minded, similar schools at a competition level just their size, I wouldn't worry.
For extra reference, new programs next year will be UMass-Lowell and NJIT.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Why is moving the draft rules||
Why is moving the draft rules from one to two years out of HS a step in the wrong direction? It might not be perfect, but the perfect is the enemy of the good. If it pans out that they can work with the NCAA to let them set it up so that high-schoolers can declare but keep their eligibility if not drafted - as they've been making some noise about doing - so much the better. Yes, there are more ideal situations, but that shouldn't mean coming out against ones that are improvements over the current setup.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I think you mean, full Fred||
I think you mean, full Fred Jackson is like pure energy, but faster and with better hands.
|3 days 7 min ago||I NEGGED YOU BECAUSE HOU DAR||
I NEGGED YOU BECAUSE HOU DAR U BE A MICHIGAN FAN AND EVER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANYONE ELSE IS EVER WORTHY OF AN HONOR.
Actually no I did the opposite in order to cancel out the drooling idiot who did do that.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Right, because "I don't see||
Right, because "I don't see any holes" was completely exactly what I said. The team is perfect, was really the gist of my post.
Oh wait, no. What I said was that WR is as big a hole as any of the others, and that the team is not so devoid of talent that drafting a WR is such an inconceivable idea.
|3 days 13 hours ago||What exactly are these||
What exactly are these massive holes that need filling? Don't need an RB. Don't need a QB. Don't really need a first-round lineman this year; the line was awfully good last year. Definitely don't need a DL. CB isn't really a massive pressing need; you can work with Slay, Mathis (if they re-sign him), Houston, and the plethora of low-round picks they have like Bentley and Green, etc. It's a workable group.
A linebacker or safety would be useful. Depending on what happens in free agency, of course. But there's Glover Quin on the roster and two pretty good LBs as well in Tulloch and Levy. At this point we're talking about a hole that's really no bigger than the one at #2 receiver.
I would agree, if the Lions were rebuilding, a WR is not the way to do it. But this isn't Matt Millen's Lions with talent at none of the positions. This is a pretty good Lions team. There may be some needs as big as WR, LB and S being near the top of the list, but WR is just as viable a need as any of them. Let's see what they do in free agency, too; any of these spots, WR included, could be filled via that route.
|3 days 18 hours ago||It already is weird. For||
It already is weird. For instance, now I have to fill out three brackets instead of just the standard actual bracket and homer bracket. I'm thinking that in the MGoBlog bracket challenge I'll use my UVA homer bracket and vice versa. Good problem to have, though.
|3 days 19 hours ago||When reached for comment on||
When reached for comment on the lack of MSU representation, the Sporting News guys simply said, "They were too weird."
|3 days 19 hours ago||How are you doing as a fan||
On cloud fucking nine. Can't even describe it. Two regular season banners - both won on the same day, by the way - is incredible. It's like a little payback for having to sit through almost a decade and a half of rotten Thanksgiving Saturdays. I'm really caring less about the number of the seed we get and more rooting for both teams to simply have the same seed - 2 or 3, don't care - which would mean that they can't meet until we're already at the point where I wouldn't even care who wins.
If the ultimate were to happen and U-M and UVA were to somehow meet in the championship game I will sit there with a huge shit-eating grin on my face and a beer in both hands and take a drink for every basket. One hand for U-M, one hand for UVA.
|3 days 19 hours ago||And pad level.||
And pad level.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Buffalo's really about an||
Buffalo's really about an hour closer than that (and Milwaukee an hour further) since most Michigan fans aren't actually coming from Ann Arbor. Getting through customs vs. driving through Chicago is probably a wash unless you make sure to go through Chicago at the right time of day.
I agree that the large contingent of U-M alums in Chicago tilts it toward Milwaukee though. Plus obviously it depends on who else is in the same pod. If Michigan were sent to Buffalo as a 2 seed, but Pitt was in the same place as a 10-seed, as an example, that's not good.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Legitimate concern, but note||
Legitimate concern, but note that we're talking about if those guys go to the League, whereas MSU is guaranteed to lose two of three and very likely to lose the third, like, to the tune of a 5% chance he stays. I do not see McGary leaving and would call Stauskas and GR3 50/50 cases.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Izzo is 23-8, 12-6, 3rd seed||
Izzo is 23-8, 12-6, 3rd seed in the BTT, probably around a 4 seed in the NCAA (as I recall it's very possible to get to the Final Four from there) and by most standards having a pretty good season (except for that whole can't-beat-your-rival thing.) And he's been throwing a hissy fit all season. What's going to happen next year when his team struggles to break .500 in the Big Ten? It's going to be classic.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I tend to wonder the||
I tend to wonder the opposite. Should we call out people who tell stories, laden with passive-aggressive humblebrags, for the express purpose of bragging what big Michigan fans they are?
|4 days 19 hours ago||The fact that Lynn Henning||
The fact that Lynn Henning says something that you agree with does not make you right. It makes him as big a dick as you're being.
Sorry if "a futile half-century of football" is your definition of evil.
|4 days 19 hours ago||It's not as if WCF lived a||
It's not as if WCF lived a bad life. The Lions sucked while he was owner. That's really about all there is. Can you tell me what evil things he did that merit a badmouthing?
And people saying he was a "terrible owner" are using W/L record as their only criterion - time and time again the people who actually worked for him have said how terrific it was to do so. Some owners are reviled by their players and employees as nasty old skinflints. WCF was exactly the opposite.
|5 days 14 hours ago||FWIW, ACC fans think Tom||
FWIW, ACC fans think Tom Crean is a classless fuck, too.