this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 week 5 days ago||I was just responding to the||
I was just responding to the idea that the only way you could make a lot of money was through football. It was a stupid thing to say and clearly not obviously meant as a joke.
Full disclosure: I really liked Ondre Pipkins, and I can understand how it would be awful to be told by your new superstar coach that your playing days are over. One of my favorite Michigan players was Alan Branch, and I always hoped Ondre would follow in his footsteps.
I would be psyched if he did well at Texas Tech. I worry, though, that if he has already had three concussions he might wind up like Muhammed Ali by the time he's 50.
Take care. I don't like bragging either.
|1 week 5 days ago||I thought I would get upvoted||
I thought I would get upvoted for my funny comment. Maybe it wasn't obvious that I was just kidding. I am not even close to being a millionaire. Sorry about that if I offended.
|1 week 5 days ago||I believed I would be a||
I believed I would be a millionaire when I was 14/15 and here is what I did to reach that goal:
I got good grades, applied to and got a degree from Michigan. That enabled me to get a job where I make lots of money and provide for my entire family.
I also never had to go to Lubbock, TX -- so I've got that going for me as well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sometimes reading this||
Sometimes reading this board/blog makes me proud to be a Michigan alum. I am serious. We all obviously love Michigan football, but its cool that everyone is so informed about other aspects of life as well. And we can argue civilly about things like the demise of print culture, the ethics of people like Zell etc.
Just think how this contrasts with, say, the Paul Finebaum show.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He used to play for UTES.||
He used to play for UTES.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He stold stuff.||
He stold stuff.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||So "hard-nosed" football is||
So "hard-nosed" football is incompatible with "blue blood" players? How do "blue blood" players achieve success on the field? What does a "blue blood" defense look like and how does it stop the hurryup spread? How might a "blue blood" coach do better at Michigan? These passages seems absurd.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||"Mormom's" are what a child||
"Mormom's" are what a child calls his mothers in a polygamous Mormon marriage -- or their mother's things, since the apostrophe makes the term possessive and not plural? My hunch is that mormoms usually don't go to college. They go to lessons taught by the Mordad, who is usually a messiah of some sort, at least in his own compound.
|45 weeks 10 hours ago||What do you think of the||
What do you think of the DBT's new material?
|45 weeks 18 hours ago||He may stay afloat long||
He may stay afloat long enough to get a big salary, but he will implode if his personality fits this profile. Throwing money at someone without a conscience is like trying to put out a fire with propane (see how I changed the metaphor a little?).
|45 weeks 18 hours ago||He seems to display||
He seems to display narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies. In other words, he seems to have no conscience. One would think that a human being under investigation for sexual assault (and even if it was "consensual" the encounter was, as I undrestand it, tawdry) would buckle down and stay off the radar, if not because he felt guilty about the whole thing then at least because he would want to repair his image. But he seems not to care a whit. I would be embarrassed if this person represented my school in any way.
I do not see a bright future for Jameis.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Almost everyone I know whose||
Almost everyone I know whose name is Jadeveon Clowney is fast, so this is not news to me.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Team Zissou hands down.||
Team Zissou hands down.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What sort of NCAA violation?||
What sort of NCAA violation? Like taking money from an agent?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Academic dishonesty or DUI I||
Academic dishonesty or DUI I bet. What else would get you suspended so quickly?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||How many more Bulloughs are||
How many more Bulloughs are there?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Would you still win if the||
Would you still win if the free market dictated that you made nothing?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Is farm raised catfish||
Is farm raised catfish "seafood"? I argued last night with my wife that it was not. Seafood must come from salt water.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I root against the USA in||
I root against the USA in every Olympic sport, especially basketball.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Where do you live? I might be||
Where do you live? I might be able to recommend someone.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||How about "Boy-Sea State."||
How about "Boy-Sea State." They played their games with a veritable sea of boys rather than men, thus making them an inferior program. MARVIN NAILED IT!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Oh Phil. The tears of the||
Oh Phil. The tears of the rich are just as salty as those of our less fortunate subalterns.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||That . . . is a bouillon||
That . . . is a bouillon spoon!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I would like to see a B1G||
I would like to see a B1G team beat Bama. I don't care if it's shitsburg state. I fucking hate the SEC.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Loeffler was horrible at||
Loeffler was horrible at Auburn. It also seems distasteful somehow to replace one guy who was fired at Auburn with another who was fired at Auburn.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Have you ever been||
Have you ever been daydreaming and dropped trou in a public urinal to whiz? This one guy I know did that.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||So sick of the negative||
So sick of the negative comments. They've all been said. Let's look forward to Nebraska and see what happens from there.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Fred Jackson never gets||
Fred Jackson never gets straight up anything. It's always got extra sauce.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||A quick google search||
A quick google search suggests that this person actually exists! So there you go.
On the side of my browser for mgoblog is an advertisement for Michigan State's "New Master Certificates in Supply Chain Management." It's "100% Online." could this be funded by MSU's a.d., a sort of Brandon-esque way of taunting me through my favorite website?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I think the OP's point is||
I think the OP's point is that rhetoric about Michigan's greatness is meaningless unless it's consistently proven on the playing field. The alternative to saying "This is Michigan Fergodsakes" is not "This is is not Michigan Fergodsakes," just as the alternative to saying "Our goal is to win the Big Ten" is not saying "We don't want to win the Big 10." The alternative is realizing that the season is long and grueling, and early success each year shouldn't make you overly optimistic to the point that you run your mouth only to then lose to your biggest rivals.
That said, it's tough to win when your offensive line is soft in the middle. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.