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|12 hours 3 min ago||i'm sure he's disappointed.||
playaz wanna play.
|12 hours 21 min ago||well,||
...it was pretty obviously hyperbole, but fair enough - they haven't taken money for advertising inside the stadium. except for the ads that play on the jumbotron during tv commercial breaks, of course.
...this is a "which buggy whip is better" conversation anyway. there will eventually be advertising in the stadium. book it.
|13 hours 29 min ago||again,||
there is literally nothing this (or, admittedly, ANY) athletic department will not do for a few bucks.
i'm not even annoyed by this low-rent stuff any more.
|1 day 14 hours ago||my favorite preview post so far...||
...can't tell if it's because brian's writing is so lively on this one, or if it's because we're in pretty good shape at the position. i'm sure that these things are not unrelated.
|1 day 21 hours ago||you lost me.||
not following. here's the article - espn preseason all-big ten what quotes? say what on record?
|2 days 12 hours ago||STOP PRE||
|2 days 12 hours ago||first of all,||
...i am all in on devin gardner. espn recently named connor cook as their preseason first-team all-big ten quarterback and named a couple of other guys not named devin gardner as the other possibilities. silly.
that said, the "how do you even do that" clip of gardner sideways throwing without stepping into it was dumb at the time and is still so. there's not a coach on god's green earth who thought that was a good idea.
|2 days 16 hours ago||exactly.||
this is not an analysis piece, people. it's a feel piece.
|5 days 13 hours ago||this conference is too big.||
the single-plays are a drag...possibly-elite teams should always have home-and-home series during the regular season. not suggesting that the conference should adjust based on the season outlook, either, because you really don't want to bring up the possibility that someone got their schedule jiggered for an easier path. but we have more one-way opponents than home-and-home opponents...that's not right, is it?
i, for one, LOVE it when we have to go into a really tough arena like kohl. those are some of my favorite games to watch, and they can really toughen a team.
also - 2-round byes in the tournament? yuck.
|6 days 17 hours ago||ok||
so what would you like him to say?
|1 week 17 hours ago||bummer on the student advisory committee||
I think there are still openings for Smile Ambassadors, however.
|1 week 5 days ago||finally.||
...a day that the athletic department doesn't do something cheesy and annoying.
(...whisper whisper lego movie whisper michigan stadium...)
oh, crap. never mind. almost made it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||wait for it...||
they won't get anywhere near a sellout, i don't care how many alumni live in chicago.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||no.||
the problem is not in neutral site games per se, or in the reduced value of a season ticket package, or in the inconvenience of driving to chicago. the problem is that hosting home games against your biggest rival in any sport is something you should not give up for any amount of money. home games against msu - in any sport you can name - are an unmitigated good.
if you want to say that money to fuel other athletic department programs or facilities is also a good, fine. i agree with that, too, to a point. the problem - as always - is that the athletic department was given a choice between the good of a home game against our bitterest rival and the (assumed) good of money...and chose money. THEY ALWAYS CHOOSE MONEY.
the thing is, if they wanted the money, i suspect that they could get the same amount by scheduling a one-off against denver, or colorado college, or duluth...or notre dame (well, obviously)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||i've said it before, and i will continue saying it...||
there is literally nothing this athletic department will not do for money. nothing.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||can someone explain the 'gps||
can someone explain the 'gps tracking' thing for me?
i'm assuming it means that they're putting some sort of sensor in the helmets to see how much they run during a session? did i miss that previously?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not so sure...||
...let's not pretend that we're third in merchandise sales because of this crap, and I doubt we'd slip down the list without it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||you know, that's a great point.||
i get the internet-age obsession with alt-unis. well, i sorta get it.
but they do all look (as my late father would say) like cans of smashed assholes. you know what a great alt uni would be? white numbers on blue jerseys. hell, do black for black's sake. whatever. but what's with the goddamn striped numbers?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||eff this.||
it's official, dave brandon and his band of goddamn smile ambassadors have beaten me.
i don't even give a shit about this stuff any more.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||the thought of saying "oh, wide open"...||
...about one of our guys instead of someone behind a GERG defense?
it's gettin' me all tingly.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||to paraphrase the supreme court,||
i can't define chemistry, but i know it when i see it. and there are teams that never quite jell no matter how much talent they have. there were times last season when it was patently obvious that they weren't going to fight their way out of a hole, or step on a team's throat, or whatever. whatever "it" is, that team didn't have it. it reminded me of a recent hockey team or two - talented guys, but willing to let a teammate get mugged on the ice without repercussions.
again, i have no idea if that's what happened last year, or if it was as simple as a talent deficit, or a lack of offensive cohesiveness, whatever...but they never quite came together.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||THANK you...||
thought you buried the lede on the beilein jr. story. quin g.d. snyder, nba coach. it's a weird freaking world, man.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||thank you.||
nothing more need be said, except condolences to you and your loved ones.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||i don't understand.||
...i don't understand the "what could go wrong" comment. i mean, i know we hate the free press and all that, but isn't this just a fluff piece?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||grr.||
"Michigan made a profit of 90 million dollars from 2007-08 to 12-13, an average profit of 15 million per year."
i can't tell you how much this sentence pisses me off. a university is not for profit.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||grading systems||
i dont' think i could parse out the relative values of the events on the grading charts, but it's probably worth remembering that the charts in question probably have less to do with "true" value of a specific event (as in UFR) than with motivating the players in the room during a team or group meeting. i'm guessing, too, that a recovered fumble probably does more to pick up a sideline than a forced (but unrecovered) fumble. same with a sack vs. a hurry - the hurry is hugely important but doesn't light up a sideline as much.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||so long, farewell...||
...good luck to him. loved having him around.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||hm.||
i don't think the post was 100% serious.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||love, love LOVE||
that brandon is thinking about (and using the phrase) "driveway to driveway." it really captures...the...um...
wait, what the hell was that? did i just have a stroke? there i was, reading what i thought were coherent sentences, and THAT shit popped up. weird.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||interesting.||
an extended riff on CAPA and NCAA hypocrisy is immediately followed by a note on this fall's trip to f***ing rutgers. these things are not unrelated.