fair point that
|2 days 17 hours ago||The crowd cheered very loudly||
anytime JoePa was pictured in their intro video. Those embers still burn just under the surface.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Agreed - I was at Maryland||
and Penn State. The band at Maryland would have been fun because the crowd was full of Michigan fans. Penn State or Minnesota were probably the games with the most potential.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Similar experience to those above||
The fans behind us were vocally annoyed at the Zettel targeting call, but I assured them it was being reviewed, and no such call in Michigan's favor had been upheld the entire season. We proceeded to have a debate about who was screwed by the refs more, and wound up agreeing that the O'Neill crew had to go. Like Brian on the main page: in hind site I am glad Zettel is playing this week.
The concensus was they used to hate us and don't like Lloyd Carr, but now really hate Ohio State, Urban Meyer's cheating ways, and especially Ohio State fans. In contrast, we apparently treated Penn State fans well last year, though our night games are quiet compared to Happy Valley.
Franklin recieved much criticism, especially with timeout mis-usage in the second half, and there was at least one guy who wanted Hackenburg pulled (sooo last year in Wolverine fan emotions).
It was a good trip, and I would definitely do it again.
|2 days 19 hours ago||As a dad||
that picture, straight to the heart. It hurts just to imagine how the Carr family feels. Especially at Chad's age.
RIP brave young man, with a strong brave family.
|6 days 1 hour ago||How f*&$ed are we now?||
The Pacific - Happy Birthday
|1 week 1 day ago||They need to drop the butt hurt disrespek thing||
Think about it for a moment, Michigan - MSU would have been an ESPN2 game 10 years ago that may not have even been televised in some parts of the country.
This year College Game Day came to Ann Arbor for the nationally televised game of the day, AND College Game Day is going to Columbus for the MSU - OSU game this week (not to mention Game Day in East Lansing for the Oregon game).
Has anyone else had Game Day three times this season? (They've been to Tuscaloosa twice.)
|1 week 2 days ago||Hats off to Jake||
I was concerned about keeping up if this melted into a shoot out. Jake Rudock was slingin'.
I think Indian stopped the run as part of their strategy to keep our defense on the field.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah, and you have to bring up Twitter||
to see if anything calamitous has happened.
|1 week 2 days ago||I see someone is upset about losing their avatar||
or Dave still has his account and is negging Brian every chance he gets.
What about Stephanie Seymore? Is that OK?
|1 week 3 days ago||They might as well change the rules||
Because holding never gets called anymore.
I get agitated about it all the time, and my son (who plays DE in high school) tells me to let it go. They just won't call it, and every defensive player is coached to play through it, no excuses.
|1 week 4 days ago||I saw the spot on your son||
My son goes to Bama, and I was watching both games, so when it came up in PiP, I switched over.
He did a nice job, a natural flinch, but smiles after, and looked sharp in cammo. I hope his marrow transplant goes well and is effective.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well he can recruit anyway|
|1 week 6 days ago||Not sure if serious||
or sarcastic for the sake of reasons for Lewis to stay?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||While rushing the field at the end of the game||
In my avatar I had the chance to pat Mark Messner and Mike Hammerstein on the helmet as they waded through the crowd heading to the tunnel. I remember both helmets were absolutely full of stickers.
I cannot recall if there were any inside the wings, but I'd bet on Jim having a very similar set of criteria to Bo's system.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Might?||
I'm pretty sure they did already. I'd be quite happy to swap O'Neill officiated losses with MSU.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I negged you Phork for the Troll Statement||
but did so laughing: well played sir.
ND still has a game or two to play yet, in particular Stanford in this scenario.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - I seem to recall Rich Rod's line didn't practice||
with sleds comments when Hoke came in, yet Count Down to Kickoff videos showed them using sleds. Maybe it wasn't enough of the right kind or something.
I tend to think there is limited time to coach, and each staff has particular points of emphasis for each player based on how they are fitting the puzzel together and what their overall scheme is.
That said, it is great the De'Veon has progressed in this area that has really been a gap since Mr. Smith moved on to community awesomeness.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think Mr. Smith said||
Fred Jackson coached him a lot on pass blocking. (And Vince was awesome at it.)
Also, I read somewhere that De'Veon said he gets 8 minutes attending the OL meetings that other RBs don't get because they are in the Special Teams meeting.
I am wondering if it was a limited time focus thing.Was De'Veon on special teams last year?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
and I am not letting my kids play soccer. It is too dangerous. They can play a nice safe sport like lacrosse instead .... /s
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I love how many people on here||
cab get by without cable by using someone else's login.
I switched to Sling TV when first came out. The service was good with a Roku3 and cable broadband but you are only buying one stream, and most shows are not available for playback and there's no DVR.
So we figured out we needed two streams and three Rokus, and we still had no way to watch some shows we missed. Plus I usually get over the air local HDTV stations pretty good. When it works over the air HDTV is better than digital cable, however sometimes the signal strength drops - particularly when the leaves are on the trees.
So I was hearing occasional hey you stole my sling, and NBC isn't working and my show is on.
Then football season came around. And I am back on cable and it costs about $10 a month more with the sports package over the two Sling TV subscriptions.
One thing I figured out: the basic digital channel tuners DTAs are fine for most rooms and cost $1 a month, so I have one DVR cable box only and that keeps the subscription cost down.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||They Rutgers'd the game sure,||
but they played State to the wire, not to mention the beat us last year. Also, everyone was so pffft Minnesota last week and we were lucky to escape that one.
So lets hope we see BYU/UMD/NU Michigan take care of business.
|3 weeks 26 min ago||I would imagine there are plenty of kids||
who's family would gladly pay for a semester or two at Michigan for the opportunity to compete to play football at Michigan and get a scholarship for the remainder.
The key, as Carcajous says, is to do this ethically - such that the family understands the implication of gray shirt up front.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - I've read elsewhere it was||
"torso / rib soft tissue" related. Which that is the area he seemed to be favoring after the hit, but the trainers were probing his left shoulder and neck / back area.
Minnesota nice doesn't apply to hitting Michigan quarterbacks I guess.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||According to this||
In Ohio he can drink at home or on alcohol selling premises with his parents if they give consent, or for religious purposes, or for medicinal purposes.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was funny||
On TV the team grabbed the jug, and were celebrating: maybe be a little recklessly. Then Big Jon appears with his arms out spread and a sobering look on his face. The players get a little more careful, and everyone smiles.
The protector of the jug returns!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He needs to trust his pocket more||
a couple times early, if he had just stepped up, instead of rolling out, he would have been fine.
I think Speight may have the better are, but Rudock is more comfortable and a lower risk. The problem we have is MSU, and Minny just showed that if you stop the run, you limit the offensive production. That is where we have a problem with Penn State, and Ohio State.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My sons bring this atomic bomb BS home from social studies now||
I have them read about what the Japanese did in all their conquered territories, as well as to the captured POWs, and then how every Japanese person on Okinawa fought to the last person, not to mention the mentality of the Kamakzis raining down on the fleet. If we hadn't dropped those two bombs way more people would have died period.
Besides, as horrible as firebombing seems in todays world, in both the German and the Japanese case, if you don't want your people killed, don't start a war and kill other countries civilians. They brought total war upon themselves.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I thought 20 yards||
Didn't Brian say 20 yards during the roundtable? Are we ceding 20-29 yard passes Brian?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That's funny||
I seem to recall Steve Smith doing option pitch plays in 1983, but there are none in this game from 1981. Am I getting old and mis-remembering or was that something they added in later as Smith gained experience?
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Looks like she's voluntarily jumping into it||
and for some reason the intention is to kick her in the chest, but he didn't anticipate her leap trailing off. I am not understanding why they decided to do this.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||I remember that differently||
West Virginia declared war. The State of Michigan was WTF? The rest of the country was "different, but great get / should fix the slow Wolverines".
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Grand Prix racing||
on Sundays in the apartment while studying. I think they had downhill skiing and stuff like that too. It was like they replaced Wide World of Sports or something.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Google the John O'Neill officiating crew||
There are a ton of links about how horrible they were - particularly in replay - last year in the Ohio State - Penn State game. (Yes ll PSU fans are conspiracy theorists.) They also officiated the OSU, Indiana game this past weekend where there was at least one horrible replay review.
They were the crew for the Oregon State game earlier this season. Remember the Harbaugh meltdown?
These guys suck, and should be broken up and replaced - particularly the replay official.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I hope this happens||
except for a 2 loss ND is out, and a 1 loss B1G team for sure (which most likely means OSU beat MSU, and we beat OSU)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think we now know where the officiating crew||
from last week is today.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||See, I look at Dave's||
sprawling athletic megopolis on South Campus and wonder if they can pay the debt off, and service the operational costs once the TV revenues drop.
One hopes that in all the gold plating, they invested in efficient lifecycle cost.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"Watch the Snap!"||
Is a common refrain to the DL in these situations on my son's team. Seems to work. Maybe the message is more positive?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Happened to me too||
jumping off a hobie cat sailing up onto the beach. It is really surreal knowing the ball of your hip is not where it is supposed to be. I guess I was lucky not to be piled onto by half a football team. He'll be feeling that hip every time the pressure drops in advance of a storm, or just before it snows.
As for taunting - a student posted on here the other day, that some of the Spartans down there were taunting, though I think that may have gone differently if Watts-Jackson was able to run back towards his bench.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The other thing he didn't mention||
on where he could improve, is coaching staff management. It is great that Hoke and Rodriguez are loyal to their guys, but Hoke really needed to make some changes.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||While I don't think they call that||
just like they wouldn't call pass interference on a hail mary, the Spartans are a full yard + beyond the line of scrimmage and the longsnapper is tumbling backwards before the clock ticks to 9 seconds.
Still - they didn't hit him before he snapped it, and if he had snapped it better the bull rush would not have mattered.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I was thinking||
if the receiver runs into a ref and falls down - pass interference ....
|5 weeks 2 days ago||They wouldn't get||
the bitter sarcasm, and think we were being literal and supporting thier crack officiating crew.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, we could do one||
for holding versus not holding, and pass interference, versus not pass interference too.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So get a 1 Jersey, and some Maize duct tape||
and fix it up.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Or the call should have been reversed||
during the replay review.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Couple good video||
of the longsnapper being mugged along with the skycam video showing the snap coming to Blake. That gives rational people a way to process what happened.
Blake didn't have a chance. It's hard to tell if he even ever had posession. There were 9 other guys on that play (not including the longsnapper).
This without even discussing MSU's fullback touchdown, that game was a team loss.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Even if they had||
it would have been review by replay, and the replay would have gone against us.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The last play aside||
This game is what I expected. I told a UGA friend, we were going to hit a game against a good run defense that was going to force us to pass to open the run, and that is where our lack of a developed QB was going to challenge us. They (the offense, including Rudock) actually put enough points on the board to win.
If anything the defense underwhelmed against a beat up MSU OL, but held on, and came through in the last series.
Luck was not with us.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Why even punt.||
Run a safe play on 4th and 2. Use as many seconds running it as you can. And defend MSU for one or two plays.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nice try||
I don't feel better
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like I did right after Chris Webber called the time out.||
Stunning, so pissed, and so stunned
|5 weeks 6 days ago||not to mention what||
having an effective running game does for opening up the passing game
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||It should have been||
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||Which is exactly why Fee Fi Foe Film||
should look at late in the Indiana game, and the Maryland game. Urban is sandbagging, and if everyone assumes those last quarters are garbage time and skips them, they'll be missing the real threats. He threw the sandbags over the rail when he had too.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||I am hoping Connor Cook||
emerges with 2013 Devin Garnder-like PTSD from this game.
I mean, I don't wish for anyone's ribs to be transformed to paste, but if we could just gently plant him on the ground 7+ times in a threatening but careful way, that would be wonderful.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||29-6 Michigan||
State will have a bad day on the ground, but will manage to get close enough between field position and passing to hit two of three FGs
|6 weeks 1 day ago||So just win baby,||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I was looking at the stats archive||
And unlike Devin who had a past season with only two games, Mario has played more than 3.5 games (or 30%) all four seasons.
I guess, as you say, if they go after the less than 30% play participation in the games angle, maybe. But I am not seeing it.
And I agree with Durkin - here is a kid who could really use an additional season to show what he can do.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh also insisted this week||
Is just another game.
Was having RR flashbacks and laughing. How on earth did the local press not bust out laughing thinking "Gold, Jerry, Gold!" To themselves.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Do they still sell the jersey weight champion T-shirts?||
I can only seem to find the lesser $17 Champion Basic Tees online.
My lucky shirt is seriously worn ...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It is totally a high school thing||
The student section at my sons' school, Panther Creek High School, does this between 3rd and 4th quarter every game. In fact my oldest created rawk to go with it, which they ended up not adopting because the students' own noise is great as it is.
Shameless link to his music if everyone promises not to give this to Special K: https://soundcloud.com/bionox/catamount-coaster
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Need to go back and look at all 4 years||
Did he play more than 30% each year? Perhaps they are looking at prior years.
[Edit: (answers self) not seeing it: http://statsarchive.ath.umich.edu/VS-Football/cmaster.php ]
|6 weeks 5 days ago||So where then?||
Some place downtown?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Come on Marine - you'll have to do better than that!||
This is how the Navy bangs:
Or from back in the day:
(And + 1 for your service - have a great weekend!)
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||So nail him harder for the actual crime?||
Yes - do so ...
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||So nail him harder for the actual crime?||
I realize computers are used all them time for all sorts of crime. I am not getting the necessity of the law however, unless it is to be able to charge for a crime committed elsewhere locally?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I was looking for this wondering||
if Harbaugh or the players said anything about the larger percentage of Michigan fans.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe with a slight modification to the logo||
Jumpman for Hoops:
Jumpman for Football:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||And no QB coach||
on the sidelines.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I feel bad for Mario||
Like I said here:
We were 33 rows up from the bench. The first 10-15 rows were mostly Michigan fans and we gave Mario a standing ovation as he came to the bench, for which he returned a smile.
As the trainers evaluated him, you could see his head drop. I knew the look. My son had the same look when I told him he'd torn his ACL - the just-when-things-were-going-great-now-this look.
Greg Mattison came over, talked to Mario, and patted him on the shoulder. So did several players.
He got another ovation from the Michigan fans as he walked to the locker room on crutches.
Mario was having such a great game too.
I hope he rehab goes well for him.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - that was a bummer||
Mario was having a great game.
We were 33 rows up from the bench. The first 10-15 rows were mostly Michigan fans and we gave Mario a standing ovation as he came to the bench, for which he returned a smile.
As the trainers evaluated him, you could see his head drop. I knew the look. My son had the same look when I told him he'd torn his ACL - the just-when-things-were-going-great-now-this-look.
Greg Mattison came over, talked to Mario, and patted him on the shoulder. So did several players.
He got another ovation from the Michigan fans as he walked to the locker room on crutches.
It sucks, and I hope it is not as bad as reported.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||In my view the hype every time||
does a disservice when the threat is real and significant.
In my experience, local news reports more responsibly, than national for these things. Where as national news may be reporting OMG Hurricane Run for Your Lives Oh the Humanity!
Local news usualy gives more meaningful information about track, timing, and things you may want to consider like what you should have in your hurricane preparedness kit or if you need to evacuate what to bring and where to go. They only turn the volume up when the situation becomes urgent.
To me the other un-responsible bit are all the reporters outside in the hurricane doing exactly what they've told people not to do. It only encourages thrill seekers.
In the cases on Andrew, Katrina - many people mistook their experience with lesser hurricanes and assumed it was safer for their familiy and personal property to stay home. (There was about a 24 hour trigger on both of those storms, and you have to be prepared to make a very fast decision.) For Sandy, it seems to me that most people just did not have practical experience or understanding with hurricanes, and storm surge in particular. Of those Katrina was the biggest tragedy, largely driven by the elevation of New Orleans which everyone had apparently became complacent about.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Here's the thing||
Hurricanes are not like earthquakes or tornadoes. They don't just suddenly occur.
The game with hurricanes is to sit tight and watch through days of news sensationalism, fighting for an excessive supply of water, toilet paper and milk at the grocery store all up and down the coast, and then be smart enough to recognize the point when the hype gives way to a real threat (usally about 1-1/2 days in advance).
If you are inland, that means bring in your patio furniture and anything else loose outside, actually lay up a store of bottled water and canned goods, fill your bath tubs (with flushing water), fill your gas tanks and cans and grill gas, charge your cell phones, and prepare to barbeque everything in your freezer between clearing downed trees.
If you are in a coastal or low lying area - or below sea level (e.g., New Orleans) - evacuate.
By the way, if you are on the northwest side of an oncoming storm, you are likely to get some breezy nice weather in advance with clouds streaming from the north east to the south west. The Hurricane sucks down northern weather in that quadrant.
Ever since they announced the storm passing up the coast on Monday, the weather on Saturday was bound to be this way.
Again, while the Big Ten probably made the prudent decision at the time from a potential travel disruption standpoint, this was never an "unthinkable" threat. Hurricanes don't just show up like Sharknado and destroy the place killing thousands unexpectedly.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I know - so much worry||
about a hurricane that will be days away.
The ticket prices had held up well until the panic started, which meant to me the Michigan crowd was going to be present and vocal. Kind of a bummer it's been moved up.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Was going to comment on your alarmist post||
yesterday, but I was on the road. They are NOT going to evacuate College Park. If you look at Washington DC on your map, it is way up the Potomac River away from the coastline.
The states of emergencies you linked, are not recommending an evacuation at all yet, much less Washington DC (or Northern Virginia as a proxy).
I live in North Carolina, and have lived in Northern Virginia. If they evacuate anywhere, it will likely be along the coast. If this game was at Old Dominion University or UNC Wilmington - that is one thing. Those areas might get an evacuation notice. DC - maybe along the Potomac riverfront. Not College Park.
Your posts are ridiculous.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It is sad||
that the most helpful post only has +1, while the smartass ones are in the 20s. +1 to you sir.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Will be interesting to see if the Georgia hype train||
derails this weekend.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not so sure||
the 97 defense was just so fucking aggressive, that all other defenses seem to pale in comparison. Particularly the few years before in retrospective comparison. It was like watching Denard, or Desmond - held breath of expectation - but for an entire defense: grown men running headlong into family room walls after each play.
'06 defense came close, but not quite.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Or half a game||
plan. And then forget there was a whole second half.
I still think Mrs. Borges kept him off the sauce and maybe he got lucky on game nights so he slept well for home games, but on the road he was in the hotel lobby bar until 4am and brought a bottle back to the room. He seemed thicker skulled on the road.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||When Mark Dantonio||
drops his butthurt schtick, then this will go away.
You'd think by now, after our last 8 seasons, he'd give it a rest: they should be able to play with pride and confidence without resorting to perceived disrespect as a motivator.
I thought the comment ws mildly funny.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Just don't read||
the Freep. Problem solved.
Has worked for me since the 2009 hack job.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Me too||
My son and I are driving up Saturday morning
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Check the records over time||
He also had 10 or more scholarships to use for most of those seasons before Title IV drew it down to 85 and those players went elsewhere in the Big Ten.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||This is a good prep team||
for getting our guys ready for Michigan State it seems.
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||Recalling the Countdown to Kickoff videos||
from the Rodrguez era, I particularly remember the first one or two would be players checking into the team hotel for fall camp. I believe this was a common practice during the Carr era too. The underlying logic is the team cloistered in one place, and spending their time in meetings / hanging togther (e.g., the Roh / Lewan by the pool segment).
That at least predated Brandond / Hoke. Though the addtion or top chefs / ordering what you want may have been added.
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||Don't bother applying||
to big blue.
You have to be really good at blowing smoke the closer you get to top, and establishing chains of blameable, fire-able responsibility below you to thrive.
It is very similar to the environment Dave Brandon brought to the Athletic Department at Michigan.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Then it would have to be||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I think the ran as many times as they could||
to get reps in while they were playing not as good defensive lines, so they could learn for the games against better defensive lines.
The OLine looked solid late last year and against Utah in pass blocking, so Harbs and Drevno altered their play calling to devlop run blocking more. Which is why the score against UNLV was lower than anticipated - ground pounding. Same with the RBs.
Same also with Butt. We know Butt works, lets develop the other options for when Butt is draped with defenders moving forward.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||WD, it is this simple||
In Endzone, JUB describes the actual usage behind "This is Michigan" as an admonishment for something not done to Michigan standards.
You don't want them to say: " Come on WD. You're dressed like that? This is Michigan!"
Now, once you head back to your seat, find a way to quick change (a phone booth perhaps - wait, they don't have those anymore) into whatever the appropriate lucky combination of clothing is.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Question: Can you use BTN2Go||
to get football games without a cable or satellite subscription to log in under?
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||And we wonder||
why the court system is overwhelmed
|10 weeks 1 day ago||So it is all the foreigners' and rich people||
-- sorry, upper-middle-class-but-can't-make-200K-in-San-Francisco-people's -- fault?
I am not a fan of the blaming logic in this thread.
There are a number of real reasons:
1) Noon games are early, 3:30 is better
2) Students don't take to assigned seats well, the upper rows suck, and so they pack down in with their friends
3) This was not Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, etc. It was a should win comfortably game. As glorious as the 2nd half was, it wasn't competitive and assured of a win, there are better things to do
4) The non-student sections are not full and leave early as well. It is just not as noticeable because people tend to sit in their assigned seats.
5) This is a problem in all of college football, not just at Michigan.
FWIW - I think the best way to fix the upper bowl problem in that corner is to go back to the John U Bacon childhood days, and 10 minutes after kick off, give those seats away to local youth groups (or re-sell them for $5 a seat).
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The Ole' Miss game is sold out||
Alabama does have a student action card ticket exchange. If you know you won't be attending a game, you can turn your ticket in, and another student on the waitlist can get your ticket for free. May help fill things in.
However, Michigan's big (marquee - everyone happy?) games fill out too.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Ok, but I can tell you||
that Alabama has a significantly lower international student population percentage, and much more recent success, and they are suffering from the same malaise.
I don't think that is the problem, especially since I doubt disinterested international students would purchase season tickets anyway.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I wasn't discriminating against Marquis||
I was suggesting there is discrimination against non-marquis ... i.e., the games of lower quality that are, shall we say, ignoble.
That said, perhaps marquee may be the correct use. However, I don't recall a large tent over the Big House. But then again, that would make it a non-marquee event now wouldn't it? I just don't recall a big tent over the stadium for The Game, or UTL I & II, or even for State. Thus all football games at Michigan Stadium would be non-marquee.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Quit yer bitchin'||
From my perspective on the couch, the crowd was awesome and energized for the quality of opponent.
My son texted me a picture - he was attending his first game as a freshman at Bama - and the student section there was empty behind him. Of course they played Middle Tennessee State, but still it was a first home game on a beautiful 80 degree day: perfect football weather.
My point is: a) I think the problem is common for non-marquis games, and b) I thought our crowd over performed as it was anyway.
Keep it up students. You proved last year that your hearts and minds are in the right place, and were willing to stand behind it. Go Blue!
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Mr. McDonough can stuff himself||
that "tantrum" was a thing of beauty to every Michigan fan watching.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know - pretty close to my time||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||If he had thrown his headset on the ground||
there would have been tears in my eyes.
This is what I was looking for on that bullshit call on the reception last year in the Rutgers game.
Love the passion.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Zingerman's may have opened in 1982||
But I don't remember it / never went while I was at Michigan during Harbaugh's time.
I know, paid promotion, but it's not even close to campus.
I they want to pull at hearts and minds, they need to pick a student hang out.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||There is still a sizeable amount of EMO||
given that this is a new coaching staff, and many analysts have predicted 7-5 ish seasons.
Yeah they could go 11-1, but a lot of change means hesitant play and growing pains.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||It's missing a propulsion unit||
if it is the Enterprise though
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Also betting they||
were looking ahead at least mentally
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Eh - the staff was staying up late||
pre-adjusting to Mountain Time.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||23-20 Michigan||
wins in a surprising debut where they look stronger than they score but will grow into it as the season progresses.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Two words: Gary Nova||
Look at his game stats from last year: LINK
He threw for 404 yards against us. The next closest team was Maryland at 347. The rest were all below 300.
Our secondary gets a believe it when we see it from me.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||No, no||
Bad grass ...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Coaching AND renewed confidence||
As the shit storm grew, those guys underperformed to new lows. Confidence breeds resiliency and togetherness . Doubt breads hesitation and self preservation.
I am guessing they've been in the doubt category since Penn State 2013.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||support Ann Arbor||
buy from Moe's Sports or MDen online.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||It's good when you have an o-lineman as a captain, and||
an ILB - especially when they are experienced. That means you have your leadership centered.
Hoping for Bolden or Morgan and Kalis or Glasgow. Peppers sounds like a motivational leader, and he's been leading the knowlege charge in the film room - so perhaps him as well.
Rudock would also be a very interesting sign (look how well Wisconsin did when Wilson came in and was captain as a grad transfer).
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Nice, however I think I'll grab a lifejacket||
and climb into the lifeboat after it has been launched already. (I think that one was a little nose heavy / had too many people up front.)
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||Yeah||
drinking with Brits, Irish, or Aussies is a whole 'nother level - rough morning / day after to come.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||Man - tough mom||
If the school called me and said my son's frat was cited for noise, and there was drinking ... I mean what are frats for? I guess I'd tell my son you guys better lay low - turn it down from 11 to 8 and cut back from tequilla shots to kegs.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||Because there are times when a parent||
may have the ability to get through to their son or daughter, and they also have the job benefits to set up alcohol inetevention programs, ect.
As a parent who just sent a son off to college, and will send another in two years, the downside of the 21 y/o drinking age is I cannot legally teach my kids to drink responsibly, know their limits, etc. before they go off to school. In some states you can (link), but not in North Carolina (or Michigan for that matter).
So yeah, I'd like to know if my kid was picked up twice for drunk in public / underage drinking, so I have the opportunity to help them straighten up before they get kicked out of school and take a major step back in life. (And actually, I would prefer they get a couple warnings and I get notified, before it becomes a legal issue provided it wasn't a more significant legal issue like DUI.)
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Did you forget to be pissed||
about the play calling in the entire second half of the 2012 Game?
Borges had two great athletes, and he telegraphed every play.
We lost two games to OSU because of inept, predictable play calling.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you for not wasting $6700 skywriting over Spartyville||
and if you do, make damned sure we can back it up first.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Now they'll go back and write Quarterback Controversy!||
to grab the attention, and clicks of the masses ...
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Shakes Head||
Like I said - the guy who was soooo focused on the Michigan brand, either had no idea what that brand actually stood for, or was fully intent on breaking and reforming it to fit some vision of a better way to bring in more revenue.
Given that he was on the football team under Bo, I cannot believe it was the former ...
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I think Devin Gardner||
handled himself very well considering the unbridled criticism he took the past two seasons. Sure, maybe it was more deserved, but it was also magnified in this internet free for all day and age.
I agree though, players like Navarre, Gardner, or Smith who show grace under the pressure of abject fan criticism, are really to be admired.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||So he floated a few NIXIE decoys||
or whatever the submarine equivalent is ...
I like it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Don't piss on the sentiment||
Even though I agree. One of Brandon's big problems was he just could not let the brand be what it organically already was, and focus on preserving that.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Football||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't that happen already last year?||
And the Minnesota debacle was the result?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I bought 3 and Out||
read about 3 chapters and couldn't pick it up again. I figure this one will be similar.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||On the one hand I agree||
but if you are going to fully delegate everything, to the extent that you do not even wear a headset, you are trusting your job to each person you have delegated to.
Whether he knew or not, Hoke was the head guy responsible for the ourcome.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He pulled the ref over||
and asked him. the ref told
On this I give Hoke a pass.
He still should have called a timeout while Bellomy found a helmet that fit, and argued his case with the ref during the timeout.
Hoke was aware, but not fully aware of the nuances of the rule.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||I figured, since the pic looks blue-ish||
there must be a whole raft of Buckeye Herms and "get off my grass" types having a conniption. (This is pleasing to consider.)
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||I am sorry||
we just don't have a moral high ground here. Leave it be.
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||Speaking of submarines||
unless you are on an Ohio class - the A/C and sleeping accomodations can be pretty rudimentary. Same with the food choices if you have been out for a while.
So #1 and #2 go along well with the submarine theme.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe the film session focus||
was on the primary starters. And the second sting guys were on their own to find their film and figure out what they did wrong.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||My son tore his in 7th grade||
and then played a full season of LAX and ran a full season of track, before swelling during football conditioning and practice necessitated a MRI.
The problem is he torn his meniscus during that time, so lesson learned is if you lingering knee issues (swelling), push for a MRI.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yep - what would Bo do ...||
this exactly. And it probably helps the players not to have the distractions of fans critiquing the countdown footage obsessively.
If they would just put out a video on mgoblue.com explaining the goal post color change ...
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's not Easy Bein' Green||
Watch "The Muppet Show: Kermit - "Bein' Green"" on YouTube
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Bet that was Urban Meyer||
Remember when he was annoucning the Nebraska game on ESPN, and it was all he could do not to say anything about how we were misusing Denard? It seemed like he was biting his tongue the whole game.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Shane should be better right now||
He had a full set of spring practices to learn the playbook while being coached by the Harbaugh and staff.
He's had much more time to work with the receivers, and thus is more familiar with timing and what they can or can not do.
Frankly, if Shane wasn't holding his own right now, he'd be done.
Water is wet, yes? End of camp - what do they look like end of camp ...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Or injuries||
Especially repeat injuries can mentally hold a person back.
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||I thought many SEC schools have||
a great set of recruiting assets to help with just such a problem. Tennessee for example.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Football is part of my second son's being||
He's played since 2nd grade. I did buy him a very nice Riddell Speed helmet for his varsity campaign.
I figure the sport is or will evolve - as all sports should - around the concussion issue.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||That hopefully is||
bulletin board material. That game / moment was one of many embarrassments last year. Not sure if the players ever get anything but a clinical play by play view of each game, versus the big picture feel, but watching the television version of every one should have been required before spring practice. (Net: if that was ok to you / it was just a few key blocks or coverage corrections, have a nice life. If you are embarrassed and angry, and this eats at the competitor in you, you're in.)
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Xander, is that you?||
Why are you posting on mgoblog? You are obsessed with League of Legends and could care less about football ...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I call BS on the winning by 40 points||
Wasn't 1984 the 6-6 Jimmy broke his arm season?
I was there / suspect the wave became popular because Bo was still in his pre-passing phase, and the cloud of dust games got pretty boring. We didn't put 40 on the board that season:http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1984fbt.htm
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||I agree that it sucks for the players||
that all their prior contribution is out the window. (Would like to know the context behind the "bummed" and the fill in to why considered other options.)
Everything I have seen from Harbaugh tells me he is looking for ultra-competitive guys who live and breath competing every day: no laurels. Another example: the camp promotional material changed from "come and learn skills", to "come and compete". It's like the Marines: "we're looking for a few good men".
I think both points of view are OK. Especially considering the last two season's records in the coaches' case.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Alabama ' s Student Season Tickets||
Sold out in 5 minutes. There was a lot of angst from those who slept in or who's mom didn't sign in right away.
Of course they are $10 a game so the only real skin a student has in the game is the ability to buy season tickets the next year. (If you don't attend or someone doesn't attend in your place, you can't buy season tickets the next year.)
|18 weeks 5 days ago||A Harbaugh thing to do||
was my first thought too. #EUTMK
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Don't forgot how much a damned hot dog costs||
and a soda (pop) or bottle of water.
Ticket prices aren't so bad (as demonstrated by their ultimate free market value on stubhub in a good year). It's the PSDs and concessions that really lay the gouge on the wallet.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Like we didn't have labs to do,||
or exams to cram for? We even had to use this thing called a typewriter to type the final version of our papers - if you screwed up or wanted to make a changed - you had to re-type every page after the change (freshman year, my sophomore roommate had an Apple IIe).
Those demands haven't changed. I don't think that's it.
I am betting the fact that you can watch every Michigan game on TV has a lot more to do with it. There was a time when only two or three a season were televised, and those were ND or another big non-conference game (Miami, Colorado, Washington), Ohio State and whoever the hot Little 8 team was that year: the games you wanted to be at live. Between the convenience of staying at home for snoozers, and the slowed pace of the live experience, ESPN and BTN are why there is a less compelling reason to go to games.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||However, as your kids get older,||
and you have time to actually ponder about an identity other than "dad", then you may find a resurgence in interest. As all things Michigan seem to be a big part of your (WD's) identity, you'll gravitate back.
So all is not lost with kids my friend.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Because we were elated||
Michigan was winning, even against teams like #1 ranked Miami (YTM), Michigan State and Ohio State.
(Sadly this is a forgotten experience of late - so the concept of wild elation is probably foreign or abstract.)
|19 weeks 2 hours ago||Yeah, but can it teach||
someone to block?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Could have just posted the picture||
but the write-up was great too - if one enjoys regretting what could have been ...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Eh - I think it is way more competitive now||
than it was. My oldest son just graduated, and we compared my grades and GPA in high school to his. To be a competitive college applicant, he had to take a much harder schedule than I did, including 8 AP courses. His weighted GPA was a full point higher, but his unweighted GPA was just slightly lower than mine, and he was a full 5% further out in class rank. His SAT score was 200 points higher than mine. (I think part of the difference in test scores is better prep-books / practice tests, and his AP coursework leading into that third fall senior year final test.)
For clarity, I went to high school in Reston in Fairfax County, VA, which at the time was one of the top school districts. He went to one of the top high schools in Wake County, NC. The student body make up is similar.
He did not get into his top choice schools (UNC, UGA).
My conclusion: while overall grading may be "easier" today, what you have to do to get into a school like Michigan is more difficult. Those that get in completely on merit have been competing at the highest level all through high school, and more kids are competing because parental involvement is higher.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Won't work||
They'll just switch to watching other people play Minecraft on Yogscast ...
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||Especially with mixed drinks||
it depends on who makes the drink and how much they pour. If say my dad makes the drink, you're probably getting two+ shots. So you could say / think you had eight drinks, while actually drinking more.
Either way, if you've had more than one - maybe two with dinner - that should be your trigger for not driving. No way I'd ever get behind the wheel after 8.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||His marketing job is probably to monitor||
social media and try to spin it. He probably hasn't removed everything he was tracking from when he was in the brand machine in Ann Arbor.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like a mgblue.com||
launch of some type - new content - maybe they are revamping the whole thing.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Then your avatar||
will be out of date. :-(
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Good thing she went to the police first||
I have a positive opinion of Mark Hollis, but starting the investigation before the institution can react in a natural protective manner catches witnesses before they can be influenced.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I only read the OP's post - not the entire article||
I took what he said as applying to all his players - even the smart ones - due to the time and travel commitment all of them have. Even a 4.0 / 1400 SAT type is going to have a lot of challenges and prioritization conflicts during a semester (e.g., a major paper or lab due on Monday and a major exam to study for coming off a Saturday night road game).
I think he did a great job saying this in an encompassing way.
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||Exactly what I tell my teens at the dinner table||
If you are worried about privacy, posting stuff on the internet is like yelling it to the whole world. Once you've done it, everyone can see it. And don't assume those privacy settings actually work the way you think either.
If I were the OP, I would edit my post though and take the links out (no need to tempt the rest of us to be stalky without putting some effort into it ...)
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||I can't decide on your Nelson analogy though||
was he more zone blocking or not?
He had a tendency to pre-brief his captains of the overall strategy, and start an engagement as one line of battle. He had attracted a set of smart, resourceful, like minded followers over the years, and once engaged they were to break the traditional formation, and engage where they saw the most opportunity: "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy."
From that standpoint I don't see pulling guard, I see zone blocking.
I'll give you the Essex (which is actually what the movie Master and Commander is modeled on), but the British blockade was more Alabama, versus a good high school JV spread team. We had a few athletes but no line. (Wait - that is what you were saying isn't it?)
As for O'Brian and Forrester - they both had books outside there series that were excellent as well. Forrester wrote one about WWII in the Med called The Ship that is excellent, and of course The Good Shepard. Anything by O'Brian is excellent, and can be read several times - especially on those trying days where you just need to escape to another time and place.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||I actually appreciate your post||
Your intent was earnest and constructive.
Though it maybe should be META rather than OT .... /s
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Could a heavy PC environment||
actually stifle productive discourse on the underlying issues, especially from the "non-offended" point of view? Are only the "offended" allowed to have an open point of view in the conversation? Would not suppressing a point of view have an extending effect on the issue?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Almost all of them||
are white men so fair game
|24 weeks 1 day ago||OK||
Let's just overlook the supposed history of verbal abuse, and not call it domestic violence because she is his aunt and doesn't live domestically with them, would you not say she should be brought up on aggravated assault charges?
(Note: I am not commenting from what the law determines as domestic or not - just following Cold War's argument logic.)
|24 weeks 1 day ago||So you're not||
copacetic about this post
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I like this kid already||
He gets Team.
Hope his linemen teammates benefit.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I was under the impression the rule is||
the coach (or university) can't take a picture with a recruit and post it or tweet it. The press, or the kids can do what they want. Which they are and Jimmy is getting great PR.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||How about:||
"The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth."
Guess that didn't work out ...
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yes - there is an OK use of the word||
"The ignition timing in my Mustang is retarded, I need to adjust it."
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Denard at Notre Dame||
Woodson in the Game
I am thinking all these guys had fans holding their breath in anticipation every play. I don't remember that watching Harbaugh.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I am not getting the OP's problem with the Maryland flag||
The design of the flag comes from the coats of arms of George Calvert's father and mother. While the flag was established in 1888, the pattern itself came from the state seal established in 1648.
It's not my favorite - but the history is interesting (and original) - making it better than many.
It has nothing to do with the stars and bars. Look just beneath it at Mississippi or further down at the not so distant past Georgia state flag for real stars and bars hate.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||No more||
Mr. Nice Guy!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Their bow took some railings out||
Damaged our port propeller and cut through the guidance heads of two port facing harpoon missiles (this is where we were lucky - they didn't cook off).
They lost their starboard anchor which you will notice was lowered a bit to cause damage. It teetered on our fantail and fell into the Black Sea. They supposedly had some hull damage.
Was a tight hour or so after they hit us, but we continued the FoN passage. Was like a hornets nest.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||ˇˇThisˇˇ||
We were exercising freedom of navigation off the Crimean Peninsula, and the Soviets came out with much of their Black Sea Fleet and several combat loaded Hind helicopters and did this to us. A military law brief on the legality of what we were doing can be found here.
One of the Quartermasters Mates (navigation specialists) who was on Yorktown the same time I was connected on facebook a few months back. We caught up by phone, and in the course of a 45 minute conversation recalled three separate occasions we were lucky to escape alive from - none of our sea time was combat operations.
I don't understand why the Navy dropped the "not just a job, it's an adventure" campaign. For a 22 year old junior office, and an 18 year old kid from Trinidad, those were great times.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered||
Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered athletes into sham classes to stay eligible to play NCAA sports for decades. If that is not loss of institutional control, I don't know what is.
The funny thing - if you go to the UNC Basketball Museum, and look at the Academic All American wall in the back corner of the room, the one diploma they have out is an AFAM diploma. You would think they would have swapped that out by now. Would have been funny to have a picture - wish I had taken one.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||The maize||
didn't match then either
|27 weeks 21 hours ago||My Buckeye Neighbor Bought a Replica NC Trophy||
He polishes it lovingly every day
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Why on earth would someone walk||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||It would be interesting to go back and look||
what controls Nike established during their first Michigan contract. I for one am not a fan of Nike owning the rights to Maize.
If we stick with Adidas - perhaps an increased level of control comes out of it (i.e., we keep Adidas, but they conform to our requirements better - and maybe replace their design staff with someone with a clue.)
|27 weeks 3 days ago||They'll have to wear||
down parkas or fur coats in the dugout
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Too much clutter||
Jon Falk must've been having a cow:
Ugly socks (versus plain old Twin City Socks)
Multi colored shoes
Compression shirts and sleaves with "Victors" or "Vallient", etc. in giant text
50 shades of maize
I guess the gloves are minor, but still cluttered up
Can't we have uniform looking uniforms?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Understood - and Nike is a close second for football||
in his view. He also says basketball is clearly Nike.
Agree with the UA comment not being a brand for all other sports (except perhaps baseball). ND's UA basketball uniforms in the tournament were pretty ugly.
Then again, I am sort of like my Buckeye neighbor: all the other sports are nice, and is great when they win, but Football is what matters.
Nike is the best all around.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||My son says||
high school football players prefer UA, and then Nike - Adidas is for soccer players pretty much only.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed - was happy we ditched Nike||
because I couldn't find a maize Nike shirt. Just a bright yellow one.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I'm 50 and still have that dream||
though now it is fuzzy in my mind if I really slept through 8AM Chemistry 124 fall semester Freshman year, or just dream about it that way. (Maybe I slept through the class in the lecture hall. I seem to recall sliding into the 10AM lecture a lot.) I passed the class, but somehow that one has scarred me for life.
As for Dennis: all I can say is we all get into bad places in life. Work through it the right way, you will discover who really cares (and sometimes that is tough love), they will be behind you, and you'll be able to stand tall when you look back at the crisis.
|28 weeks 2 hours ago||Interestingly, the messaging for the HS football camp||
this summer has changed from learning and skills to competing.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Now see - I wondered yesterday how much Jimmy is like Bo||
Bo kicked people off the team to make a point all the time. Then said players adjusted their attitude or focused in on whatever got them kicked off or stopped breaking team rules, and they were back on the team.
This may be how Harbaugh operates to some extent as well, and may be a new experience from the milk and cookies "you meant to do it the right way" experience of the last coaching staff.
I think the lesson to players, former high school coaches, and the media is: don't over blow it until the player figures out if they really, really are kicked off, or they are being disciplined with an opportunity to come back.
In any event, I haz a not so sad ... come on 'Fleet get you act together. We want more Atomic Dog!
|28 weeks 1 day ago||To a contrarian or a conspiracy theorist||
like Chitownblu and Section 1 - getting banned is going out on top.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
It it just another money grab supplanting the pageantry and traditions of college football and therefore looks and feels sleazy.
|29 weeks 19 hours ago||$1000-$1250 a game to play in the FXFL||
Those Cost of Attendance scholarships sound like a pretty sweet deal. If the NCAA just moved to the Olympic Model of amatuerism (autograph earnings, endorsements, and freebies allowed) ...
|29 weeks 22 hours ago||Yeah - I'd like one of those||
but my wife doesn't like the leany part of the eco drive experience.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - the not punching / hitting statement is my problem||
If you read the police report here: she said Frank hit her in the face, and her brother said he observed Frank hitting her. One the scene Frank said he didn't hit her, she sustained the facial injury as they fell to the floor.
A couple of other things to note: She also said Frank drank at least a 5th - and she blew a 0% BAC - which brings into question his recollection.
her own statement said they argued, she threw a remote at him, he tried to restrain her, and she bit him - all before Frank hitting her and holding against the wall dropping to the floor. She said the blood on her face was Frank's. For all we know the blood on the towel may have been as well. The papers tend to overlook the biting part of this: no one wants to hear it, but they both should have been charged in my view. They both should not have done what they did.
As for the two witnesses in the next room - the arguing and head bumping noise they hear correlates with both Frank's and Diamond's statements that they argued, and he held her up against the wall - lifting her by her shirt according to her. While their statements to the Seattle Times are compelling - other than the part about Diamond not moving on the floor - they didn't see what happened. All of that was stated in the police report, and most likely their email statements. Granted a verbal 3rd party account adds context, but given the written statements, I think Seattle's investigation could have been thorough without interviewing those two witnesses. Thank goodness the one woman had the courage to stand her ground and step in though. It sounds like the hotel staff actions are to be commended as well.
As for the hitting or not hitting: no matter how you look at it - whether he hit her or not doesn't matter - whatever the legal definition is, this was a domestic argument that got violent. While I agree it is OK for Frank to get a third chance - they both need to own up to their physically violent acts, learn and grow from this incident. I think Frank Clark is doing that - but his message is back and forth on the acknowledgement part. And that is what bothers me.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
if anything, that was much less three ring circus than the old Don King days. You did forget the gambling underworld part as well.
Chad Henne played a whole season with a torn rotator cuff. It didn't look to me like Manny was hesitant to throw a punch because it hurt - it looked like he was hesitant to close on Floyd for any period of time because Floyd had 4 inches of reach on him and that cocked right arm might clobber him.
They're both old for the sport, and played not to get hurt and take the payday being offered them - end of story (which any one of us would have done if offered 100 plus million).
|30 weeks 12 hours ago||Uh - neither of them||
won a National Championship. We took massive penalties for what they did do, including disavow in wins and final fours.
Auburn on the other hand won a national championship playing a guy the NCAA knew they paid for.
|30 weeks 13 hours ago||No no||
that is UNC.
|30 weeks 23 hours ago||Swamps? Really?||
I support JH recruiting in the South as much as anyone here. And yes it is hot in Georgia in the summer - and humid. In contrast, Ann Arbor around the time of the football camp can be about as perfect as weather can get.
That said: there are shady parts, but Athens and UGA make up the quintessential "Ann Arbor-like" college town, and people with Richt's means more likely have a lake house with a ski boat an hour north, or weekend on one of the several sea island beaches 4 to 5 hours south-east.
Either way, Richt is full of shit.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||The interview he sounded a lot more||
polished. Clearly he has been coached on this - beyond Hoke and Harbaugh. The key is whether Frank believes and owns what he is saying or not.
I hope he does, and he has really turned a corner (again) in life, finishes his degree, and continues to grow positively.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Sometimes the biggest decisions in life are sad.||
It appears Austin has made a very big one, and his choice is admirable. I am sure his father would be proud.
Go Blue young man!
|30 weeks 6 days ago||It is not how I feel, but I can see this point of view||
It has been a long, long ten years. And college sports in general seem to be getting ever more overtly slimy having shifted from football for the masses to mo money, mo money, mo money - see my golden throne - but no more for the players. Add to that the negative press around concussions, etc.
The quaint collegial feel of what was the (mostly winning) Michigan football gameday experience has ebbed away.
Here's to hoping the tide is coming back in!