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- the 17-hour meeting regarding shane morris' concussion. nobody on earth, except a business school "management expert" douchetard (and yes, i kinda am one and work with a gigantic steaming pile of them) would ever do this.
- the grammar gacking on the 'ever after' sign is bad, yes, but i would let it go if not for the simple fact that he named his fucking house. nobody normal has ever done this.
|6 days 15 hours ago||i'm sorry, but what?||
i get that numbers are numbers etc., but does anyone seriously think we're a favorite vs ohio state given the results so far? i like our chances, but cumong man. 54% "win probability?"
|6 days 16 hours ago||the hell, man?||
totally unnecessary. like i need to see that shit again.
|1 week 19 hours ago||i do, and he's 100% correct.||
i'm almost never a conspiracy theory guy. okay, i'm NEVER a conspiracy theory guy. but that game? man, i must have said "somebody doesn't want us to win" a dozen times that night. one of the most lobsidedly worst-called games i've ever seen.
i also concur on the revenge factor. i was so, so happy to see sad lavell edwards. because fuck that guy.
|1 week 19 hours ago||not according to the fearless leader||
this is purely opinion-free on my part - just documenting brian's game columns.
|1 week 19 hours ago||okay, i'll buy that.||
i'm sure there's some selective memory on my part, burnished by years of mythologizing after the fact.
i suspect i leavened that early "gee whiz, what if" optimism with a dose of "well, we won't, so never mind." the dread / worry of a michigan fan had already been there for 30 years at that point...
|1 week 1 day ago||jackhammer award standings||
|1 week 1 day ago||95-96||
there was absolutely a perception that those defenses (and those teams in general) were not as aggressive as they could or should be.
|1 week 1 day ago||return with me now...||
...to monday morning, september 15, 1997.
my great friend bill k and i, coworkers at a local architecture firm, had spent the previous weeks worrying about our beloved wolverines. the previous years had been...spotty. we liked lloyd, a lot, but never liked him much as a defensive coordinator. he was just so conservative, and we wanted him to let jim herrmann step on the gas a little bit.
well, that morning we we reveled in the utter dismantling we'd seen over the weekend. herrmann had indeed stepped on the gas, and we'd laid waste to a colorado team we'd thought was pretty scary going into the weekend (shades of chuck winters and kordell stewart, there). koy detmer had spent most of that weekend's game squarely on his ass, and my comment was..."man, i don't know about the offense, but that's the kind of defense that can win a national championship." ha, ha. national championship. we both laughed, uncomfortable with the mere idea. ha, ha. national championship.
this team won't do that, but...whew, this is the best defense i've seen since, just an absolute ball to watch. i love this group.
|1 week 6 days ago||agree 10000%||
red gets to stay as long as he wants to stay. period, full stop.
|1 week 6 days ago||two things.||
shit, i got pissed off reading the original post, and now i'm getting pissed off all over again reading the comments. i shouldn't have clicked in the first place, i knew it was going to bring up feels.
anyway, 2 things illustrated the essential dave brandon to me.
die in a fire, dickhead, you did significant, longterm and possibly irreparable damage to something that is really important to hundreds of thousands of people. prick.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||"a modest proposal"||
when i saw that headline, i hoped that the modest proposal was that we'd solve the problem of alabama fans by feeding them to actaul florida gators, or some such. alas.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||SECONDED.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||that sounds right.||
i could swear that we brought coolers into the stadium when i was an undergrad (83-87) but couldn't do it when i was back for grad school in 1991.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||or possibly||
"he's a jackhammer" award.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The YTBNHTGWDGA Standings need a...||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||we just saw the worst game rudock will play this season.||
rudock is has proven himself as an efficient qb that is not turnover-prone. the only way he might regress into some sort of pick six machine would be if he was getting lousy coaching, and we know that's not going to be the case. he's going to be just fine.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE||
got to loooooove the drake. man, i hope he gets there.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||totally.||
i just told my girlfriend that it felt like football weather yesterday, and she said she thought the same thing. she's pretty awesome that way.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||godDAMN.||
i love this place.
i love it because, you know, michigan, man. this here thing is as close as it gets to an establishment blog, if there is such a thing, and i don't say that lightly. you want to know what's happening, you come here. period. but that's not the biggest reason.
i love it because i hardly care about recruiting, but i still want to know 30,000-foot view. general gist, that's it, definitely not "player x has narrowed his list to twelve schools and will announce next february." i don't have the bandwidth. but that's not the biggest reason.
i love it because i'm a stats guy, but not that much. i like UFR, but, again - general gist is plenty. if it says someone was DO (9), or whatever the syntax is, great, i'll read it, but i mostly skip the data to read the overview. that's not the biggest reason, either.
no, the reason i love this place is because when the guys unleash the column-type things, and wax rhapsodic? godDAMN.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||i'm with you, man.||
a great man once said, "notre dame can go to hell."
truer words were never spoken. screw 'em.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||totally agree on jimmy jackson||
happened to see ohio state play at wisconsin the year that they were stacked loaded. this was long before dick bennett and bo ryan, obviously - steve yoder was flailing about, leading the team to yet another .500-ish record.
but that night, the old wisconsin fieldhouse was rocking - i think ohio state may have been undefeated, or ranked #1 in the country, and for once the wisconsin fans were living up to their current rep for obnoxiousness. it was fab-five-in-breslin level anger and antagonism, and jimmy jackson was completely unfazed and classy all night - with a hack like randy ayers coaching ohio state, they needed all the steady leadership they could get, and jackson provided it. i loved the guy from that point on.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||which reminds me...||
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||chris spielman||
man, did i hate that guy. he was SO good, but he also had the neck roll, the pornstar mustache, the weird number (36, if i'm not mistaken)...most critically, he had that one game against us when he had 29 tackles. twenty nine! couldn't stand him any longer.
then he went to the lions, and it turned out that he was an all-out gamer (didn't he play a season with a torn tricep, or some such?) and a good talker. he seemed to leave his heart on the field every single game. for the lions!
now, he's just about the only color guy i can stand for more than five minutes. love the guy.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||just printed it out.||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||hope you enjoyed relevance, tiger fans...||
...buckle up, it's gonna be a rough couple of years. an old, expensive, below .500 roster is a bad sign.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||as someone who runs meetings on a semi-daily basis...||
...let me tell you, there has never been a time when something was accomplished after the two-hour mark of any meeting, ever. only a corporate dipshit would keep a meeting going after four hours, let alone SEVENTEEN. good heavens.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||man, i was all excited for football...||
...but now i'm all bummed. why, oh why, didn't we get someone or something named "kyle flood" to replace brady hoke? sounds like a real straight shooter.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||YOU'RE NOT HELPING||
the 'hoosiers' article exists for one reason, and one reason only: pageviews.
only you can stop dumbasses.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||i was doing great...||
...until i read the (apparently unironic) phrase "clever person in the league office," at which point the entire piece lost every shred of credibility.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||TJ Weist...||
...worked as a grad assistant at UM in the early nineties. He was assigned to receivers, a group that included a couple guys named Derrick Alexander and Desmond Howard. He's a bright, capable guy, crappy UConn teams notwithstanding.