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|17 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
He's stalking his prey. Completely focused on bringing the QB down...
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I definitely agree that the||
I definitely agree that the use of blanket labels for people/points of view can dramatically undermine reasonable debates. And I would argue that you see that labeling from both sides.
It seems like it's a way to try to "win" the debate before it even starts because you paint the person into a corner and they don't get to express their opinion, but rather have to defend themselves from the start.
It's like asking: "Why do you hate American so much?" It's no longer about your thoughts or viewpoint, but instead it's about having to prove you don't fit in some ridiculous frame.
That said, I wonder if an example of someone who could be labeled (unproductively) "pro-fascist" would be a person who is a neo-nazi and argues that the Holocaust didn't happen. Some might argue that a school should not let that person speak on campus because the ideas can be harmful to groups of students. Others might argue that they should be allowed to speak because of the First Amendment and providing open-minded discussions..
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I can't think of a time when||
I can't think of a time when I've ever seen (or heard of) all-male cheerleaders cheering on a female team...
|51 weeks 5 days ago||"it's Like That" by||
"it's Like That" by Run-D.M.C. changed my musical future...
|1 year 27 weeks ago||"The team. The team. The||
"The team. The team. The team." I'm guessing that it includes the coaches.
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|1 year 38 weeks ago||Wow, that is one long hug!||
Wow, that is one long hug!
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Was that contradiction on||
Was that contradiction on purpose?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||He said "run the football."||
He said "run the football." He didn't specify how. I wonder if we are going to see more runs by Gardner.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Brian is not a china doll...||
Brian is not a china doll...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||IIRC, Mattison has said that||
IIRC, Mattison has said that the reason for the change was to keep JMFR on the field for all 3 downs, rather than having to be subbed out for 3rd down passing plays. That's not necessarily a terrible idea.
In hindsight, however, it may be better to lose one of your best defensive players for 3rd downs if he is struggling at the Mike. I don't know...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||That's the official alumni||
That's the official alumni bar here in Scottsdale.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Emotional Contagion||
I can see exactly what you're talking about.
Be careful, because there is a phenomenon called emotional contagion, where being around a group of people in a particular mood can cause you to feel the same way.
It's partly how persons can be smart, but people can be dumb.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||This fanbase doesn't do||
I think it might be more accurate to say some members of the fanbase don't do happy. Some people are just generally not happy. Research shows that even if they win the lottery, they won't be happy.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Be careful; you might be||
Be careful; you might be living in the same "stone age" in which you accuse the administration of living. Michigan was definitely a powerful program, but in the past.
Some have argued that the previous hires did not go well because the administration assumed, like you do, that Michigan should be able to simply take our pick and the coach will come running. As a result, we ended up with Plan D or E.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Watching the comments on this||
Watching the comments on this board, you can see how stupid decisions can happen so easily. It feels like we are screaming toward another version of "The Process"... important decisions being handled poorly.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Maybe it's more about||
Maybe it's more about consistency. The players may actually be learning and improving, but it just isn't consistent yet.
Really, that's the difference between most players and a star - the consistency. Can you do it every single play?
So if you have a bunch of inconsistent players out of the 11 on the field, they don't all need to screw up to create a problem. Just one of them does. That could explain how you can have these games where you outgain your opponent, but can't sustain a drive. A random player is messing up every 2nd or 3rd play...
As more of those players improve their consistency, you have better and longer drives.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||There seems to be some very||
There seems to be some very good development among the defensive players:
Nice to see.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'm so with you on this.||
I'm so with you on this. There's a time for fast, instinctual decisions, and there is a time for slow, reasoned decisions. I'd go with the latter in this matter.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Maybe Dick||
Maybe Dick Vermeil?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I miss Drake's...||
I miss Drake's...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Please correct me if I'm||
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but one of the things my (very) untrained eye noticed in that video is that there was a good bit of penetration by the Ohio State DL. It's not like there were necessarily gaping holes, with the Michigan OL manhandling and pushing Ohio State off the line.
It looked to me like Bunch, Hoard, et al., did a good job hitting the holes quickly and with force. A couple of times I saw them get their feet tackled at the line of scrimmage, but they fell forward for a 3 yard gain.
It just makes me think that our anemic running game is not just on the OL. Maybe it is more of an offensive issue.
But again, I'm no expert.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||It's not just optimistic, it's||
It's not just optimistic, it's relativistic. It's always important to think relativistically with these reports.
It seems pretty safe to think that our DL is better than our OL (DL>OL) at this point in time. In other words, relative to the DL, the OL is worse. But to move away from the relativistic differences to an "objective" non-relativistic evaluation is a major leap. It all depends on how good or bad the DL is.
If the DL is All Big Ten quality, then our OL might not be too terrible (which would at least be better than last year).
If the DL is just average, then our OL would likely be below average.
And this also applies to game results. Teams and players are always performing relative to their opponents. We don't really have a great understanding until we have multiple relativistic observations before the interpretations can get more accurate.
And a sad reality for MIchigan fans is that our schedule tends to be back-loaded, and so we often develop unreasonable expectations of our teams early in the season because they tend to play the toughest games at the end of the season.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I can't get enough of||
I can't get enough of Galactic these days. Dying to see them in concert.
Love this collaboration with one of my favorite MC's, Lyrics Born:
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I got turned on to Homeboy||
I got turned on to Homeboy Sandman through his collaboration with Kalae All Day (now Kalae Nouveau) on this song:
|2 years 41 weeks ago||If these "tea leaves" are||
If these "tea leaves" are right, hopefully they will be MSU 2013.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I wonder if Connelly's solo||
I wonder if Connelly's solo tackle rate helps explain why the extreme spread teams have generally good records and pile up yardage, but sometimes struggle to win against high-quality opponents.
Spreading the defense out leads to more solo tackles. If your team has a talent advantage, then your playmaker is trying to make a less talented player make the tackle. Win.
However, if the opposing player is equally talented, if not more, then they make the tackle. Lose.
It seems that it would follow that spread teams can sometimes have only one really talented player on offense and have a good bit of success (see Robinson, Denard) because they can win more of those one-on-one battles. But maybe the schematic advantages shrink when up against a quality opponent? In the end, does it mostly just come down to overall talent (The Team, The Team, The Team)?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||So do you tape those MP3s to||
So do you tape those MP3s to the "cassette" with just regular Scotch tape? Or does it need to be duct tape?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I remember watching it in my||
I remember watching it in my girlfriend's room in Bursley...
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Thanks||
I was a sophomore at Michigan that year. Had basketball season tickets.
It wasn't that long ago...
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Amen.||