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|6 days 12 hours ago||I thought many SEC schools have||
a great set of recruiting assets to help with just such a problem. Tennessee for example.
|6 days 14 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.
|1 week 2 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.)
|1 week 3 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 ...
|1 week 4 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
|1 week 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||A Harbaugh thing to do||
was my first thought too. #EUTMK
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, but can it teach||
someone to block?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Could have just posted the picture||
but the write-up was great too - if one enjoys regretting what could have been ...
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Won't work||
They'll just switch to watching other people play Minecraft on Yogscast ...
|5 weeks 5 days 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.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like a mgblue.com||
launch of some type - new content - maybe they are revamping the whole thing.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Then your avatar||
will be out of date. :-(
|7 weeks 4 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.
|7 weeks 5 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.
|7 weeks 5 days 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 ...)
|7 weeks 5 days 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.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I actually appreciate your post||
Your intent was earnest and constructive.
Though it maybe should be META rather than OT .... /s
|7 weeks 6 days 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?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Almost all of them||
are white men so fair game
|7 weeks 6 days 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.)
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||So you're not||
copacetic about this post
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah, I like this kid already||
He gets Team.
Hope his linemen teammates benefit.