|1 day 20 hours ago||looks to me like||
he went to 11
|2 days 3 hours ago||On offense yes||
On defense - new system learning curve.
I agree that Speight has had a better first three games. We need to be patient and let this play out. We could be in good hands, but that may not matter if the o-line doesn't improve run blocking ability
|2 days 18 hours ago||When you have to beat MSU and OSU||
This was not a good look for the O-Line.
Given the shortage of OL depth - I am wondering when we will finally emerge from the Rodriguez - Hoke OL mess
|4 days 12 min ago||Dang - I didn't refresh the app||
before the lockage.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Dammit, what did I miss||
What got locked?
|5 days 2 hours ago||Go with soy||
protein levels more like the real stuff.
|6 days 3 hours ago||He needs to beat MSU and OSU||
and end the B1G Championship Game with a rose in his teeth.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I have Netflix, Jeep and Bo Store ads||
So maybe the Russian dating thing is because you clicked on too many "what she looks like now", "top wives of pro athletes", and "the photographer didn't know this would happen" click baits ...
|6 days 4 hours ago||Yeah - that was interesting||
I was going to go back and watch that and the O'Korn plays because I was trying to figure out the timing - were they subbed in while Speight was working the owie out of his shoulder - or were they package plays and will we see more of them?
OPDEC - operational deception - keep opposing DCs guessing
|1 week 2 days ago||Your sarcasmometer||
|1 week 4 days ago||There was a time||
when Illinois and others felt they needed to get there bravado up for Michigan. It's nice to see teams feel compelled to yap again.
|1 week 5 days ago||So in the Officer's Club||
at the Oceana Naval Air Station, they used to put these little biodegradable ships with targets in the urinals. Those bathrooms stayed relativley clean. A man just needs incentive to focus on after a few drinks. Like the flys etched in the urinals at Schipol.
|1 week 5 days ago||And cannot agree the best course of action||
is this concept called compromise ...
|1 week 5 days ago||I love how cities like||
Charlotte, Greensboro and Cary get punished, where there are less McCrory supporters (as a percentage) than the more rural regions. McCrory is running a campaign ad right now on boys not using girls bathrooms - he's completely dug in. (not /s)
I guess we're all just Deplorables down here. (/s)
|1 week 5 days ago||She clearly wanted you to think about that||
all day instead of Michigan football.
|1 week 5 days ago||Nah||
He's half smiling, and I'll bet the voice is not gravelly - also no wolves.
|1 week 6 days ago||Exactly - this is what you do||
when PSU stacks the box.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wrong: we were #2 the week after||
and we were removed to #3 the week after Urban successfully lobbied to move up.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We'll claim largest crowd in attendance at a football stadium||
I think the record may already say that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Now I know I sound all Section 1||
but I seem to recall many posts like the above with Freep links during the season last year, with the "read this" and link rather than a lead in description like in:
or this: GREAT read by Spencer Hall
A short description like "Really nice article worth reading about Michael Hirsch has overcoming Wegener's granulomatosis, an autoimmune disease, including chemotherapy treatments, to walk on, and now play for the University of Michigan." Gives the audience enough information to decide if they want to click through.
The other way entices click through to see what it is about. The pattern sure seems like click generation on a convenient blog with a target audience. You're right though - maybe Freep readers are randomly less likely to expound upon their posts and there's nothing there :-)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well I guess a boycott on principle||
requires a little more effort, but with google, not to much.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's not anger. I don't need help. It is a principled boycott.||
And since the OP didn't summarize, I'll have to find out about Hirsch's story outside the Freep on my own.
I didn't down vote the OP for Freep. I down voted the OP because they posted "Freep on Michael Hirsch" "Subject says it all" and gave no more information. Look two posts below at "GREAT read by Spencer Hall" to see how an informative post should look.
[Edit:] The story is how Michael Hirsch has overcome Wegener's granulomatosis, an autoimmune disease, including chemotherapy treatments, to walk on, and now play for the University of Michigan.
Another link here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolv...
Youtube of Harbaugh talking about it on the Rich Eisen show here:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Freep is complicit in actively diminishing coaching and||
Playing careers, not to mention contributing to years of fandom endurance. I will not click on links to that deceitful rag, nor will I ever read anything on SI by Rosenberg.
If the OP wanted to convey a story they read in the Freep, they should summarize.
I also suspect the Freep of having users on this board that post links to try to get clicks.
Not doing it. Not feeding the yellow journalists ever.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - we can't support him like that||
until he beats MSU and OSU ....
Oh wait ...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What is with the self flagellation lately||
Are we not worthy of focusing on the here and now and moving forward?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To me, the real question is:||
does he walk the walk? His statement effectively was players had lower admission standards and were advised into easier majors at Michigan versus Stanford. Of course later we found out about the suggested easy class list at Stanford.
I guess I never had an issue with his statement to start with, other than he made it publicly which was un-Bo-like, and it turned out to be part hypocrisy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Eh - I am in the keep the Bo stickers||
make 'em a little smaller club. Of course I was in the student section when Harbaugh was playing.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dammit, they don't play Arizona this year||
That would be must watch TV.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I knew I had driven by it||
somewhere down near Clemson.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, Herbie got it bad enough from the OSU Fanbase||
Think how threatened you'd feel with the SEC fanbase up in arms?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, I don't know||
the SEC losing, losing, losing and damned near losing. Particularly the SEC West. And then ND losing was the icing on the cake.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||They were pissefd about something||
in the 2nd - there was no letting up on the gas pedal for quite some time. Maybe the nut stomp.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think you forgot late career||
Lloyd Carr in that comment ...
Or did you forget the team that forced Tennessee into OT???
|3 weeks 1 day ago||About time||
that shit started catching up with them ...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well, nothing like poking a stick in the beehive||
every time the bees settle down, to reignite everything.
Having gone to the Penn State game last year, it is clear that the Joe Paterno worship is still there - even though not officially announced. They cheer loudly any time Paterno shows on the old footage of the psych up we are Penn State video.
Hey, at least this way they officially acknowledge it, and come in for a deserved public opinion drubbing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I find it amusing||
The whole "You ... yououou suuuuck" this g they do singing along is sort of corny and fun. I know thee down in front blue hairs find it rude and embarrassing, but so we're marshmallows.
The student section taunts at high school games are far worse.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Am I under a rock or something?||
Beyond Ace's post here and on twitter what firestorm are we talking about? Is this a thing in A2?
Not seeing it in Detnews or MLive, or anything national other than ESPN flatly including original quote and Twitter clarification together as one of a stream of many opinions in the overall how do you feel about what Kap did story.
I don't see this as a big deal at all. Harbaugh sees Kap has the right to sit, but doesn't support it. Exactly the same stance as many - especially those who have served mind you.
Another example of PC police run overblowing nothing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Fascinating||
Dang it. Double Post in the carpool line
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Fascinating||
Wonder if Lewis felt like "man this is easy, finally defined football questions" or "did coach put this guy up to this? I feel like I am taking an exam."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I wish the Latin American annoucers||
could annouce soccer in English. I might actually start watching on a regular basis. The current emotionless annoucing on most games broadcast in English makes watching paint peeling seem more interesting. Golf announcing gets more excited when something good happens. Flip it over to the Spanish broadcast, and it is exciting even without understanding the language.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||What if it was Pam Ward||
for every single game?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
like beating MSU and OSU!
[I couldn't resist]
|4 weeks 1 day ago||If you ask me, the Heisman||
sullied itself several times over the past few years on character issues, and it appears to be the best QB with the very seldom RB award anymore. So there is room to move.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - I remember walking through a demonstration||
on the Diag opposing the invasion of Grenada on my way to NROTC drill in uniform. My presence wasn't appreciated.
Then there were the protests every time the NSA or CIA came to recruit on campus.
The thing is, back then the protestors yelling down a response that we were giving a sovereign nation back their freedom was considered free speech - something both sides of the debate supported. Now, this safe space / trigger warning stuff has worked its way into the institution / classroom. Universities have allowed themselves to be bullied into denying opposing views.
The old days - protesting outside The Sniper - engaging people walking in and out as to issues with the movie = good. Now, the University not showing the movie because it may offend a segment of students = bad. I personally think there is more to be gained by showing the movie and discussing both points of view - I'll bet there is more common ground between segments than either of them think. Think how much value is in that.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Completely agree about the Internet||
and I also agree with StephenRKass about the value of open dicussion, and how that was one of the best parts of my dorm experience. I do wonder if the University has created too many "community" dorms, and if that has diminished the diversity of the experience.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You would think it would be in MSU's interest||
as well, since the played us and OSU away last year, etc. If 2020 is the year, and we play MSU at home in 2019, then they should play us at home again in 2020.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed, but even Bama plays LSU at home||
and Auburn away, and vice versa.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah - we thought about the||
Durango power steering box option. But this Jeep is probably just a my-first-jeep, so we're only doing the low budget improvements.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Been there: My Son's 2000 Wrangler was dripping fluid||
out of the steering box seal. I read getting the pittman arm off was a pain in the ass so we decided to have the shop do the repair when my son could afford his half of the cost. So for months we kept refilling the fluid. Finally had it done: the shop complained that getting the pittman arm off the old unit was a pain in the ass.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||So we really do||
need to beat Staee and OSU to be successful?
I'm getting confused ...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||OK - so I am not getting it||
Four olympic swimmers go to a party and get wasted. On the way back in the cab, they get the cab to pull over so they can take a piss or blow chunks. The bathroom is locked (makes sense in Rio) and rather than get the key one genius decides to bust the door down. Security is called and the same aggressive drunk genius decides to fight the security guard and try to make a run for it. Security pulls a gun and gets them all to sit down and takes their wallets.
In this scenario - these guys were all blowed and could have thought they were being robbed, and recalled it that way.
The question I have is why did security / the gas station not report their side days ago and turn over the confiscated wallets and watch? Or the cabby? If they did, why wasn't it reported?
I'll buy The Hangover craziness - but there are still missing links in this story on the Brazilian side.
The moral of the story: Rio is a stupid place to go out and get f'ed up. Taking cabs and stopping at gas stations in Brazilian cities is a dumb thing to do.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||European theme today||
Porsche: there is no substitute.
Or for Ferrari Daytona fans:
And then the Aston DB5
|7 weeks 1 day ago||So lost in the Nike Tsunami / Fawning||
Is Jim Harbaugh stating the objective is the national championship. It seems like it was the summer of 2007 since I've heard actual confident championship objectives.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||We're talking male demographic here||
Whether they actually do or not is immaterial. We know they aspire to.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||My son tore his ACL in practice and his meniscus.||
The ACL took 7 months to clear for practice. The knee would lock or swell on occasion though for another year. Surgeon says the repaired meniscus is the problem - and actually added to the length of the rehab process.
It could have been an ACL, but I am going with meniscus tear. The problem is confidence in the knee - you're constantly worried about reinflaming it.
Now imagine how worried and cautious you would be if there was a million dollar payday hinging on not reinjuring it?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||That was my first question||
Granted it still has the appearance at the very least of a conflict of interest, but my first thought was it is possible for a booster to be a respected judge or DA in the community who is volunteering their time and expertise to run the investigation. I wonder what qualifications this booster has that made UF think this was a good idea.
And we really can't cast stones here. Both The Big Ten and Michigan are tainted (at best) on this count.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It never comes across the internet as||
"the benefit of a doubt / lets hear everything and then judge or not judge at all" as you intend in this day and age.
When in doubt - don't post is the hard lesson I have learned.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||On the other hand if someone has left the team||
why should they have access to the facilities and food put in place for the team? Alabama has some nice student recreational facilities if he is completing school work, and wants to maintain his fitness.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I've been trying to keep a level head||
but somehow the maize and blue kool aid keeps finding a way in.
What happened last night and this post got to me. The next 33 days are going to go soooo slooooww.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Where's W-D with the Nike swag update||
from mDen for today?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I am guessing that more students from Michigan||
go to Michigan than did so in 1983-87. So I am not buying that.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
The irony here is the exact city who the State Legislature has blocked from passing pro LGBT ordinances is the one that has been punished the most by the withdrawal of an employer and now the NBA all-star game.
Why those same entities would not come out in support of the city instead is a shame.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Two thoughts there||
I appreciate your trying to understand the point of view.
My response to that point of view:
1) Paterno reportedly had several opportunities to truly stand up for those values he espoused, and he failed to do so.
2) Reading today's news, there were several additional coaches and assistants who witnessed or heard of things and could also have lived up to the values.
3) Given 2, there must have been general knowledge of odd behavior (which has been alleged in the court documents) that the very people who want the statue put back themselves knew about.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Eid Mubarak then||
and thank you to the OP and several of the commentors for educating me a little bit more.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Jeep||
any CJ or Wrangler will do. Willy's would make it most Americanest.
6 or 8 cylinder
3-4" lift (if you go too high you may not make it under obstacles)
34" mud tires
sway bar disconnects and axle lockers
steel bumpers and slider bars
no doors, no carpets, spiderwebshade top
somewhere in Colorado or Utah with camping gear, a collection of spare parts and two extra jerry cans of fuel.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe AIRBHG like music||
I'm thinking the music scene is better in Athens than Iowa City.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah there's runnin'||
like a jack rabbit, and there's RUNNING through brick walls or grabby slabs o'beef.
The Diesel Sandy Baby!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yawn||
whoops, we didn't mean for those NC trophies to be there. Have some cream cheese with your bagel ....
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||Now, now||
We have to be nice to Hawaii. Their AD is a Michigan grad and my frat brother.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Have you driven in Boston?||
Between the drivers and the streets you leave the city feeling like you do after driving through pouring rain for hours - exhausted.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The European sizing||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Better title maybe||
- but still not much content
I think I would have erred on the side of not posting.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I believe that OSU performs to expectation --||
especially when they play us -- and our guys have to play really hard to beat those fuckers.
MSU plays above expectations -- especially when they play us too -- and our guys have to play really hard to keep those fuckers where they belong.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Mid July ....||
He took the June SAT. Hopefully he scores where he needs to be.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If you look more recently||
at the 'Bama teams, it seems like they have a first year quarterback each year (including last year's NC team). I think Saban prefers the safe - don't f it up - old man Rudock types. It's like dad doesn't give you the keys to the car until senior year in high school.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||My son broke his arm on a cruise||
The ship had a Cuban doctor and a Russian nurse. She reminded me of the pipeline worker in The Living Daylights.
Anyway, the dynamic between doctor and nurse as we set my son's forearm (we meaning I pulled one end while the doctor pulled the other) was very interesting. It was clear between the size dynamic and the former communist state hierachy dynamic that the nurse was in charge in that sick bay.
(Note: the lesson learned was make sure you buy trip insurance on cruises. I had it, and was thankful to get my son home most expenses covered to be operated on.)
|13 weeks 5 days ago||'76 Spitfire would not start at MCDonalds after lunch||
My buddy and I had to run two miles back to our high school and missed part of final exams.
Another time we got in his 69 Camaro after school, the carburetor backfired, and the car burned to the ground in the school parking lot with everyone watching. Will never forget the flames coming out of the dash as we got out.
Near disaster: parking brake cable popped on the boat ramp. Fortunately I was still in the Jeep or the whole rig may have rolled into the lake.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||What bugs me is the endowment||
Michigan runs a constant capital campaign, and the bulk of that money funnels into the endowment, or facilities apparently.
Unlike Northwestern with a similar student body, and lower endowment, or Duke or other Ivys with similar per student endowments, Michigan uses very little of that endowment for scholarship. (Run the net price calculator on collegeboard for Michigan, Duke, Cornell, and Northwestern.)
The net effect is a much larger percent of very wealthy out of state or country students (who subsidize in state students since the state no longer does). At roughly half the student population, this makes the economic diversity of the student body much more lopsided than it should be. (i.e., they keep flapping their wings about why the student body isn't more diverse - mind staggering cost is why).
Suggestion: If this is an issue to you, and you give money to the Michigan capital campaigns, call the college or department of your choice within the University, and find out how you can contribute to a scholarship fund, rather than (or in addition to) the general capital campaign.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I know they are tracking and showing interest||
in guys in North Carolina. There is a guy Tom Shanahan who wrote a book on MSU (Raye of Light) and is a local sports journalist. He covers games here locally, and he's frequently on the sidelines, while keeping tabs on plays and player stats. One of the receivers at Panther Creek has interest from MSU - and I think Tom was the scout.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Can't pick between three||
for best: 71 240z, 84 Carrera, 08 Wrangler Rubicon.
Each had/s warts (rust, miniscule A/C vents and massive oversteer if not driven right, oil consumption and stupid plastic clips on transfer case linkage), all three a joy to drive and work on. Wish I had kept the first two. I also wish the diesel Wrangler had made it into the US market (same testing cost constraints).
Worst: 04 BMW 530i with manual and sport package. Whatever software they had in the car (most likely for US market automatics), constrained power at 5000 rpm. You'd just start to really sink into the seat and boom, you're into your seatbelt, then back into your seat for the rest of the way up to redline (an exaggeration would be the Apollo 13 launch scene). It took them my full 4 years of ownership with constant reflashes to fix it. Was never happy with the car, especially for the price. Will never buy a BMW again.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||yeah well you're still||
linked to the rear end hydraulically with that rubber band feeling when you hit the gas.
Direct linkage, direct control.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||No Denard to balance||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||His detailer had||
a sense of humor then. That is pretty funny.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Medium Heavy or Light Old Man Emu||
Hey, has anybody had experience with Medium Heavy rear Old Man Emu 2-1/2" lift springs on a 4 door Jeep JK? I went with the recommended light springs, but the back end feels wallowy with the hard top on - especially with teenage sons in the back seat. ARB USA says the ride may be a little harsh with the Medium Heavy springs.
I do not have a heavy rear bumper and spare tire mount.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
So the old school locks on the early Bronco my dad had were the get out and twist kind. Those were lockers, and when you unlocked them you had to back up 10 feet to fully disengage.
The transfer case 2WD, to 4WH to 4WL was a different lever inside the Bronco on the tunnel. (The shifter was a three on the tree.)
Most new 4WD vehicles do not come with lockers and are just push button between modes or have a lever like on my Jeep JK. Some (like my Rubicon) have electronic bush button lockers - others are retrofitted with either old school manuals (Warn) or air activated (ARB or Detroit Locker).
The advantage of lockers are all four wheels are turning all the time. Your turning radius is much reduced, but if one wheel starts slipping, the others keep going which is really useful in mud, sand or snow. Without lockers, unless you have good traction control, the slipping wheel just spins.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'm ex-Navy||
So Midway is one of my favorites. Also liked They Were Expendable, and In Harm's Way.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||It's OK, as long as it was 2 - 4am||
and you had a designated driver for the Taco Bell run.
I think even 50 year olds can have that priority now and then.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I met a play under Bo a few years back||
He was a center, and he was in pretty bad shape with Parkinson's like symptoms. I am pretty sure Bo would have been on the side of taking care of former players.
I think injuries sustained playing in college should be covered for life. CTE can't be diagnosed, so CTE outcomes should be covered as well.
Stop building palaces with the revenue, and start insuring players.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||give him the benefit of the doubt||
I read this as an indirect illustration of why men would be unaware of the trauma women undergo when assaulted, and therefore shouldn't make black and white comments - not humor.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Grant Hill||
Grant's parents lived in a modest townhouse in Glencourse in Reston VA. Glencourse had a basketball hoop. Grant was 7 years younger than me and I beat him and Grant went home crying (which had me worried because his Calvin Hill was a big dude, so I took off home).
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Sherman marched to Atlanta from the Northwest||
The Atlanta Campaign, began in Chattanooga, TN. If they passed through Alabama, it would have been the Northeast corner. Having captured and burned Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea departed from Atlanta and went on to Savannah.
One of the Generals from the Atlanta campaign - John T. Croxton - is the one who later in 1865 captured and burned most of the University of Alabama and anything of value in Tuscaloosa. It is said however that the University President's wife (Mrs. Garland) went back to her house and shamed the Union raiders into sparing the house - thus the President's Mansion still remains today.
So Croxton is the General for raiding Alabama.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I was wondering if Bama did||
Gary's recruiting timeline shows a visit from the Bama coaching staff including one Bo Davis, who has since resigned due to recruiting violations. (He was the #1 recruiter in the SEC ...)
Also, when John U Bacon spoke to the Michigan Triangle Area Club, every time he mentioned cheating (and the Gary statement did come up), he mentioned Bama (which gave a lady in the back row the vapors.)
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I know /s, but||
Jesus F Christ and this Trigger Warning shit. I hope I am long retired before this shit makes it into the workforce. It apparently is making its way into the military already.
If they can't deal with interpersonal conflict, what are they going to do when they deal with real conflict?
[edit:] maybe the use of "trigger warning" should be a trigger warning for me ... /s
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Well the camps typically charge a fee||
and the valued attraction for that fee was some dude named Harbaugh from the state way IP in the cold north named Michigan.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||You forgot||
Finance and Legal.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||sometimes there's a drop down||
in the upper right hand corner that allows you to choose "this ad is inappropriate" or "I am not interested". Do that a couple of times and you get un-targeted. (de-targeted?)
Of course that is until you search for something interesting for Mrs. Kass again and get re-targeted.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Had sling, went back to twc||
Had to pay for two subscriptions to be able to watch on two devices simultaneously, and no BTN. I figured out how to go back to TWC for $16 more than two Sling subscriptions by limiting to one set top box and 3 digital adapters. $10 less when I drop sports pass in the off season.
I liked Sling, it just didn't make sense in a multi viewer household.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I'm in the was stupid funny back in the day||
but to be avoided now unless inebriated club.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||That's un-American!||
And in Jim Harbaugh's America we are allowed to work hard AND cross state lines!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||To me, the solid horizon line created this way||
brings back the old bowl "horizon". So I like it.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Eh - I sort of get the sentiment||
While last year overall was good - there were some shaky wins along with the fluky State loss - and I too measure success by beating our rivals.
In my view, we're not back (and we shouldn't claim to be) until we can compete with OSU every year, and beat State on a consistent basis: even with injuries.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||When you're back||
you are allowed to have down years now and then.
We are moving in the right direction, but not back; not in any consistent way.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Damn it - when can we vote again?||
We aren't back, until we beat MSU and OSU (and preferably ND or other nationally prominent teams) when they are not having down years.
That hasn't happened in a long time, and it needs to f'ing happen again.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||It's OK now||
LSA fixed it, we can all come out of our safe spaces
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, was thinking we have a new Big Puppy in the making||
But somehow der grosse Welpen doesn't translate in a flattering way.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||YESSSSS||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Seth, Seth, Seth !||
Dude, hook us up. I won the family pool on that sucker last year, and I want to pick the restaraunt again.
|28 weeks 1 hour ago||I think their trolling the Michigan fanbase||
for clicks and viewers
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Technically, Toeing the Line||
is a nautical term which has become an idiomatic expression meaning following the rules. It is based from a naval tradition: when sailors lined up for quarters, they would all line up with their toes along the same seam in the deck planking. (Sailors being less rigid than their Marine brethren needed the visual guide.)
So Space, you probably should have said "getting close to the line" instead.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Me either||
It annoys me I have to click on a link to a you tube video, when the OP could have spelled out Game of Thrones
|29 weeks 1 hour ago||But, but, but guys,||
Nike / Jumpman is going to fix all this right?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Now, if they would just add it to Sling TV||
and allow multistage, or offer a discounted price for multiple streams in a household, I would be freeeeeee ...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||My son's HS team was so thin at skill||
positions and QB last year, they disallowed tackling of the QB, receivers or runners in practice.
The defense was attrocious last year - never saw so many missed, or broken tackles in all my life. It looked more like attempted dancing than attempted tackling.
It is one thing the practice the steps of heads up tackling on dummies, it is totally another to figure out effective pursuit angles, likely cuts, etc.and then follow through on a tackle of a real live person who is trying to avoid or break free of you.
The Ivys might as well switch to 7 on 7 and be done with it.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I did my civic duty||
but we're still down by a point
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Hope they do it||
It will increase the intensity of Spring Practice, and will be something remembered in November.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't read this until now||
I ordered Champion stuff from Moe's about 5 minutes after the sale email hit my inbox.
I can't explain why, but probably 90% of my maize and blue wardrobe comes from Moe's. Perhaps mDen feels commercial, and has never been able to capture the authenticity of Moe's.
I'm glad the stewardship continues.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, there is also a difference between being prohibited||
(by the NCAA), and the NCAA doing something about it ...
Clemson and Ole' Miss sudden flip recruits twitter pics with handfuls of money
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe his comment was aimed||
in multiple directions, and he therfore intended to link to the Freep...
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, my son just begrudgingly||
Gave up trying to get his friends to do a spring break, and reluctantly decided to come home. They would have opted for a free trip to Florida in a second.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not seeing anything in the allegations about bagmen||
Looks like a swim noodle beating to me.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||So he's recruiting the way||
a lot of people want Harbaugh to recruit ...
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Because then every school in America||
would offer 18 to 28 (or so) of the same top 100 guys as everyone else, and would be scrambling to backfill on signing day.
It is like applying to college: universities accept many more students than the number that end up enrolling. The fine print of the acceptance letter says you have to keep up your grades, and take a rigorous course load. Students are typically accepeted to many schools, all with the same fine print. Heck, the might even make a deposit at one school, and switch to a better one if they clear a wait list or deferred decision.
The main difference is, rather than thousands of incoming Freshman class slots, there are only tens of football scholarships, and only ones in specific positions. So - football coaches have to offer enough recruits that they think they'll sign the right mix and caliber of players to complete. They cannot accept every commitment, and those they do accept have fine print.
The situation sucks, BUT it is the reality of life. That reality by the way includes almost all high school football players never playing in college. Both of these guys have offers from other D-1 schools.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||This very much depends on the newborn||
I've been through three - had two complacent sleep-n-eaters and one colicky wits frazzler.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||This is awesome news||
Hope wife and baby are fine. And don't freak, they are not as breakable as you at first think.
(Now we'll start seeing [even more] half coherent posts and tweets at odd hours of the night...)
|36 weeks 2 days ago||By Fall Practice||
Between fall graduation, and recent departure announcements they are probably OK with the Early Enrollees for Spring Practice.
Bottom line is: whatever the rules are, the coaching staff will work within them because they have to.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I thought counting or not has to do||
with playing time. If the Academic Scholarship walk-on actually plays then they count. If they are developing on the practice squad and don't play then they do not.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I believe they don't count towards 85||
until they get to school, at which point in time graduating seniors, 5th years no longer on scholarship, and eligible players transferring at the end of the semester no longer count.
Why is there so much angst on this subject? We know players are going to move on. From what we can tell they are being treated realistically but fairly. In many cases those who have moved on (Cox, Rawls, Fleet, Countess) have done well.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Question: how do you staff a camp||
if you can't bring in coaches from other schools? Even Hoke's Michigan camps were at least partially staffed from FCS and Division III school coaches. I am assuming they do the same in the SEC and ACC.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Uh - no||
They have to leave the program by the time the NSD recruits start their scholarship, which typically is mid summer or fall.
|40 weeks 3 hours ago||I think you need to get off your soap box||
On this blog, there are numerous where-are-they-now threads about former player didn't perform at Michigan or left the team, or didn't make it onto the team (e.g., Demar Dorsey). These threads show that people care about many players enough to track them even when they are irrelevant to the program.
Most of those statements expressed concern for Lewis, and concern that whatever she was doing might impact the program (e.g., Cam Newton's dad).
Is it OK in your mind to be concerned about both?
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||When I read that, I didn't trip on it like you did.||
To me he was saying the allowance he gets for room and board as part of his scholarship. Not sure when the stipends start, but maybe that too. I am sure compliance wishes he was more specific though.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Guess it keeps having to be said||
a) if students are subsidizing a sport, as they are at most universities, then there is no mythical millions the athlete's are being bilked of (unless you want to get into Title IX and coaching salaries)
b) if these kids went to a minor league instead - same kids - they'd make way less than the value of their scholarships while being taxed, not have near as much access to the training and facilities they do have in college, and not have the opportunity for the 95% who will not play on Sundays to get a college degree
c) b implies that at least some of the millions are in fact brand value of the University football program
If we want to go the "basic income" route like Finland fine - but the stipulation still should require part of that income to be spent on full time enrollment in the University - and then there are taxes.
I believe the NCAA should allow the athlete to profit above board from their fame while in school (because again 95% of these guys will never have the opportunity to otherwise), but that process has to be above board and taxed.
Bottom line: I would bet at most universities, if you took the net income after expenses of football or basketball, and split that income between the players and then taxed it, it would be less than what they are getting now.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah but Lions ...||
there is a totally different expectation when it comes to the Lions - like a "what fucked up could happen now?" kind of vibe.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Guys||
it ain't gonna stop.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Yes - exactly||
You have to really want to continue playing football and really want to drive ships or planes or Marines and be willing to work very hard at academics. Thankfully, these students exist.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||The one sure fire way||
to beat the spread is put more points on the board than they do. If you can do that while being able to run against them, thus controlling time of posession, even better. (Think back to the last time we played Wisconsin, or more positively Florida ...)
|41 weeks 5 days ago||At first read of your comment above||
I didn't agree - then I re-read, and read this one. You are right - acknowledge both sides.
This is exactly what I think Michigan should do about the Fab Five, and it would be wonderful If Chris Webber could take the same approach: appologize for the damage done to the program while still saying that he got caught taking a small benefit relative to the millions the University and sports broadcasters were making off the Fab Five.
The same by the way goes for Joe Paterno - his bloody son, and the fan base would acknowledge that Joe Pa should have done more when the administration clearly did not take action ... just that acknowldgement, and the passing on of that tragic lesson of a great 75 year old person not coming through when it mattered the most ... and the University, football program, and Joe Paterno would be a lot farther along in regaining outside perception.
I went through the UNC Basketball Museum a while back. They had a display with a player's African American Studies degree as an example of how great it was these kids get educated. Clearly in current light they should probably switch out for a different diploma - but there is an opportunity for a lesson in what not to do there as well.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I was read something that mentioned safe spaces the other day||
Serious question: wtf is a safe space?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Watching it over and over||
has to be in reverse
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Rich Rod also recruited several||
kids from places like Pahokee and Deerfield Beach who seized the opportunity offered to them and have been great representatives for the university.
(Hint: don't be a hyperbolic internet ass)
|42 weeks 3 days ago||The Rose Bowl has already lost||
everything it stood for. It is now the also ran game. And this has sucked since the beginning of the BCS era.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I agree - you don't build a coaching tree||
by hoarding the best. You need to rotate guys in and out so they can grow and gain fresh knowledge.
We'll be fine. We have Mattison for the bowl game, and Harbaugh will find the right set of coaches for the defense.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||She may very well be a great person for the job.||
My point is, she needs to go through the same career progression as the other three, and hopefully the University, and her supporters help her in that progression - as Bo helped Warde Manuel.
Without knowing who she is, or if she has held the position at another school, it is hard to tell.
To me this is related to the Durkin question - the way you get a qualified pool of candidates, is to rotate the good ones out to build thier careers so when you need them, they are ready (i.e., breathing out is just as important as breathing in.)
|42 weeks 4 days ago||So - three candidates qualified by||
experience as ADs at Power 5 D-1 insitutions, and another person being pushed for. How'd that work out for us last time we took the pushed for candidate over the experienced ones again?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||The OSU game just showed how far we have to go:||
a long long way.
We're going to struggle for a long while - stuck with the same line / no running game and a new QB next year. Then a new line the following year. LBs will be new next year. etc.
Seems to me we are dependent on (injury) luck, duct tape and bailing wire for the foreseeable future. If we even sniff the BTCG or playoffs it will be a Notre Dame 2012-like season - not a Bama or OSU like event.
The question is when does that end?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Plus a million brother!||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||The crowd cheered very loudly||
anytime JoePa was pictured in their intro video. Those embers still burn just under the surface.
|43 weeks 5 days 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.
|43 weeks 5 days 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.
|43 weeks 5 days 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.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||How f*&$ed are we now?||
The Pacific - Happy Birthday
|44 weeks 4 days 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.)
|44 weeks 5 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.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, and you have to bring up Twitter||
to see if anything calamitous has happened.
|44 weeks 6 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?
|45 weeks 5 min 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.
|45 weeks 3 hours 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.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Well he can recruit anyway|
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure if serious||
or sarcastic for the sake of reasons for Lewis to stay?
|45 weeks 3 days 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.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Might?||
I'm pretty sure they did already. I'd be quite happy to swap O'Neill officiated losses with MSU.
|45 weeks 4 days 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.
|45 weeks 5 days 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.
|45 weeks 5 days 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?
|45 weeks 5 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
|45 weeks 6 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.
|46 weeks 1 day 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.
|46 weeks 3 days 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.
|46 weeks 5 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.
|46 weeks 5 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.
|46 weeks 6 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!
|46 weeks 6 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.
|47 weeks 1 day 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.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I thought 20 yards||
Didn't Brian say 20 yards during the roundtable? Are we ceding 20-29 yard passes Brian?
|47 weeks 3 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?
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 4 days 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".
|47 weeks 4 days 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.
|47 weeks 4 days 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.
|48 weeks 1 hour 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)
|48 weeks 16 hours ago||I think we now know where the officiating crew||
from last week is today.
|48 weeks 2 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.
|48 weeks 2 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?
|48 weeks 2 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.
|48 weeks 3 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.
|48 weeks 4 days 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.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I was thinking||
if the receiver runs into a ref and falls down - pass interference ....
|48 weeks 5 days ago||They wouldn't get||
the bitter sarcasm, and think we were being literal and supporting thier crack officiating crew.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Hey, we could do one||
for holding versus not holding, and pass interference, versus not pass interference too.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||So get a 1 Jersey, and some Maize duct tape||
and fix it up.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Or the call should have been reversed||
during the replay review.
|48 weeks 6 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.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Even if they had||
it would have been review by replay, and the replay would have gone against us.
|49 weeks 16 hours 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.
|49 weeks 17 hours 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.
|49 weeks 17 hours ago||Nice try||
I don't feel better
|49 weeks 18 hours ago||I feel like I did right after Chris Webber called the time out.||
Stunning, so pissed, and so stunned
|49 weeks 2 days ago||not to mention what||
having an effective running game does for opening up the passing game
|49 weeks 3 days ago||It should have been||
|49 weeks 3 days 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.