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|8 hours 26 min ago||Yes, you must then apply||
Yes, you must then apply those resources wisely, the failure to do so being the primary source of angst.
|9 hours 17 min ago||Well, we also think we should||
Well, we also think we should be NC contenders because Michigan has more resources both tangible and intangible than most of the competition.
|9 hours 27 min ago||Negged entirely for||
Negged entirely for perpetuating the obnoxious use of "-gate" for everything.
|12 hours 49 min ago||Yes, that was entirely the||
Yes, that was entirely the point.
|15 hours 48 min ago||Well, trying to sell soda in||
Well, trying to sell soda in Michigan was most likely problem #1.
|15 hours 51 min ago||I really hate these leading||
I really hate these leading questions trying to get a particular quote out of Hoke.
"Do you think you'll make any changes?" Well, we're discussing that. "What about at quarterback, any changes?" I said we're discussing it. "What about at offensive line, any changes?" I said we're discussing it, but no. "What are the criteria for changes?" Well, we want to see this and that. "Specifically what are the criteria for changes?" This and that. "Do you need to change any little things?" Maybe. "FOR FUCK'S SAKE BRADY WE'RE TRYING TO WRITE A SENSATIONALISTIC HEADLINE TOMORROW ABOUT MASSIVE CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM AND YOU'RE NOT HELPING."
The best answers came when a reporter was actually trying to find something out and asked a question that wasn't obviously geared toward generating a gotcha quote.
|1 day 7 hours ago||If it's less fun for you||
If it's less fun for you because you don't know whether Funchess's injury is a strain or a sprain, you should maybe take a break for a little bit.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Can anyone explain why Hoke||
Can anyone explain why Hoke should talk in detail about injuries? "I want to know" is not a legitimate reason.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Having seen the replay of it,||
Having seen the replay of it, if that's all it took, that thing was ready to pop anyway.
Totally sucks though. Tulloch and Levy gave the Lions one of the top LB tandems in the league. Time for Whitehead to do his thing, and hopefully Van Noy will give us a boost after the bye.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It works if you use the||
It works if you use the Recent or Hot tabs, but not the New tab. At least that's how it's been for me for a while, on either Chrome or IE.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Why are we assuming it's the||
Why are we assuming it's the public pressure that made FSU extend the punishment? I think that's a fairly big leap to conclusions. Isn't it at least possible that Winston did something extra in between that made them extend it - sassed the coach, or whatever - and they just don't want to talk about it?
|4 days 8 hours ago||I don't hate Rutgers per se.||
I don't hate Rutgers per se. (Although, they probably have the clowniest AD in the conference and I do have a certain amount of distaste based on stories I heard from fellow naval officers about how midshipmen in uniform were treated at Rutgers.) That said, I hate the fact that we'll be playing a game against them every year for the foreseeable and even unforeseeable future, which takes the place of games I actually want to see like Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, etc.
The number of games that Michigan will play every year** against long-time traditional Big Ten opponents is three. Maybe three and a half, we'll give Penn State half the benefit of the doubt. Three or four games out of 12. Rutgers every year, longtime Big Ten teams occasionally. To me, that sucks.
Therefore, one of the few shits and giggles I can get out of this arrangement is to root for it to blow up in the faces of the perpetrators, which an 0-8 season every year for both interlopers would help with. (Well, 1-7 for one of them.)
**Or even a majority of years; at least in the 11-team B1G, you basically played everyone every year and the two-year break for a couple teams at a time was barely noticeable.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I'm still of the opinion that||
I'm still of the opinion that I hate Ohio State less than I hate the fact that Rutgers and Maryland are here.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Fair point. So I submit then||
Fair point. So I submit then that had we beaten our actual rivals more often under Hoke's tenure, nobody would look at Utah and think his job hinges on it. So those games were also bigger.
|5 days 10 hours ago||But said pressure will be||
But said pressure will be instantly relieved if he beats MSU and Ohio, and nobody would remember Utah.
Therefore the answer to the question is still "not only no, but hell no."
|6 days 9 hours ago||It seems like a very common||
It seems like a very common sense argument, I would just hate to see ticket prices go up 30% to correspond to the tax the league now has to pay. In no instance ever do money-making entities simply accept a very large cut to their accustomed profits without trying to restore them somehow.
|1 week 1 day ago||What if every team had a||
What if every team had a banner they ran out underneath?
|1 week 1 day ago||If everyone does it and it||
If everyone does it and it changes every time, it's not a tradition.
|1 week 5 days ago||Right. Ask 100 people where||
Right. Ask 100 people where "Miami University" is located and 90 will say Florida. Thus, Miami of Ohio.
|1 week 6 days ago||Turkeys are really ugly||
Turkeys are really ugly birds. I always thought a six-foot turkey would actually be pretty frightening, albeit more in the nightmarish medical experiment sense than an imminent-disembowelment sense.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's not like this is either||
It's not like this is either original or unique. All part and parcel of a college program.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||PSU's right tackle went to||
PSU's right tackle went to Penn State knowing exactly what was happening to them.
But you're misdirecting your anger. Think of the poor right tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, and their poor fans, who have to suffer because the NFL punished Ray Rice.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Here's the question you have||
Here's the question you have to ask: Let's say the incident came to light immediately when it was first discovered by McQueary in 2002. Would Penn State football have gone on exactly as it did? Of course not. Their name would've been dragged through the mud back then. Paterno might've been forced to resign. They certainly wouldn't have been better in the intervening years and almost certainly would've fared worse - and I don't think there's much room for dispute of that. Therefore, yes, this has plenty to do with football.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sanctions should never have||
This is so fucking stupid I don't even know where to begin. Every single fucking time a program is hit with sanctions, they're "levied against innocents" by your definition. Let's never punish a program for anything they do for fear that the poor fucking fans might be wronged. I sure hope Biff in Chi Phi doesn't feel too badly about any sanctions, the poor innocent baby.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No, I certainly can't imagine||
No, I certainly can't imagine how a football coach raping people in the football facilities has anything to do with football.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's not like any of them||
It's not like any of them didn't know what they were picking. The outcome of this is that it's better to go to a program with sanctions. They'll schedule you a nice trip to Ireland and you can still go bowling later on!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't the time for||
This isn't the time for carrot-and-stick. There should be no carrot for compliance, just a much bigger stick for noncompliance.
I think what we've managed to demonstrate here is that you should do whatever you can to hide the presence of a child molester. You might not even get caught, and if you are, a couple months of bad pub is all you have to put up with and your program can otherwise skate on by.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think it was a good idea||
I think it was a good idea badly executed. Football has run into the problem where you can't keep retiring numbers even though there are clearly deserving players, and it would be crass to just un-retire them all. But now you have a potentially great player like Devin Funchess wearing three different numbers - how would you honor him going forward?
Better would have been just to continue to have the patch, but not make the numbers something you earn - because that precludes the player who earned it from ever making his own mark.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Most of those statistics||
Most of those statistics assume something other than an end-of-game situation. Nobody should ever punt on the 30 normally, but this situation is akin to a baseball team up five runs in the ninth and allowing a run to score in exchange for the second out, which they'd never do in the fourth inning. IME a roll-out pooch punt is the play, with a passing option in case the defense foolishly ignores that possibility. Aim the punt for the corner and try and get it out of bounds inside the 10.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan and Notre Dame are||
Michigan and Notre Dame are two teams that just seem to fit better in a game. Hard to explain that one. Games like Arkansas will be cool and all, but there's a certain randomness to it that wouldn't ring if you tried to make it into a rivalry. Sort of like how Michigan and Minnesota or Wisconsin feels a hell of a lot more natural than bullshit-ass Rutgers. Playing the Notre Dame game after a couple warmup tosses means the fall is really and truly here.