this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|7 weeks 6 days ago||My grandfather was French||
My grandfather was French Canadian, but born and lived in Michigan my entire life. Never played hockey, but have always loved it. Both of my boys play and my twin 3 year old girls are in Learn To Skate, so they may play hockey also.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, it's a crazy sport||
Agreed, it's a crazy sport with crazy parents. Add anonymity to that and it can be extremely cancerous.
One other thing I would like to add is that this website/board was well known by everyone involved in hockey in the Detroit area. It got really bad for many involved and I know multiple coaches that instituted rules for their teams that if they even suspected a player or parent posting on the board, they could be kicked off. I know a Honeybaked coach that followed through with that rule.
I wish that my son's head coach last year would have done the same. Live and learn.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I can tell you from firsthand||
I can tell you from firsthand experience that this board was not moderated at all, plus had a large fault of allowing people to be completely anonymous. This led to a lot of defamation and unfounded claims that were very damaging to a lot of teams and organizations. It got so bad that around March 2015, the board was halted by Network54. It has since come back up and is now moderated better and there is some registration requirement now to post.
My firsthand experience is that my son was on a team that the head coach was talked about so horribly that it caused a lot of problems with the team and parents. Most claims were unfounded or blatantly false, but it led to game cancelations, tournament drop outs, and eventually the disolvement of our team. This was even more troubling because we were a high level team that was able to compete with AAA teams, which is likely why we were singled out so harshly.
|1 year 1 week ago||Apparently that is the only||
Apparently that is the only way to get those chickensh*t domers back in the Big House.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Hopefully now it works out as||
Hopefully now it works out as well for us as it did for USC with Fargas. Sucks it took nearly 15 years though.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Very much agreed. Pass||
Very much agreed. Pass catchers are the least of my worries when it comes to this offense. DG will find a way to have a solid year (IMO), but the running and the blocking are my major concerns.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||No doubt, but that is the||
No doubt, but that is the story practically every year in college football. There is always a bunch of stars that need to be replaced with unproven players. Having a solid WR/TE returning is very positive. There is bound to be someone that steps up between Canteen, Darboh, Norfleet, Chesson, or maybe another RS frosh, or true frosh.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Steele 1st teamer Devin||
Steele 1st teamer Devin Funchess.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||But you only have 5 faces and||
But you only have 5 faces and 6 categories.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||You would be hard pressed to||
You would be hard pressed to find a place cheaper than Champane's Wine Cellars on Chicago Rd in Warren, MI. Not sure if it is worth the drive to you though.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This would be the only time I||
This would be the only time I would ever listen to 97.1 for anything other than game broadcasts. Think they could pair him with Wojo special just this time?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Was this sarcasm? Cam Gordon||
Was this sarcasm? Cam Gordon is done.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||So... only 1 State of||
So... only 1 State of Michigan player in the top 100 and just barely checking in at #90? Is Michigan bare in 2015? I know it isn't exactly a talent rich state, but this seems pretty bad. Normally there is at least 1 - 5 star or a few pretty close from my recollection, right?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I guess if you look just at||
I guess if you look just at his WR stats on a heavily run oriented offense, you could say that. If I remember correctly that when they did pass, he was a major target and got great numbers from it. On the other side of the ball, I remember him having some great defensive statistics.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think we need a new banner||
I think we need a new banner tagline...
Jerks will be banned?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Why is it that when TomVH||
Why is it that when TomVH says buckle up, he is praised... but BB gets hammered by the same morons (maybe?) when he says basically the same thing?
Personally, I like looking forward to it. I definitely like it better than announcement dates by a known recruit, which seem rarely go Michigan's way.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||IF they beat UNC this||
IF they beat UNC this weekend, yes. If they lose, the lose the tie breaker to GT I believe.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Correct me if I am wrong, but||
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe the computers would reflect a Winston-less FSU (which mostly rank FSU #1), so the human polls would have to drop FSU by historic levels to make the difference up.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I am not rooting for it,||
I am not rooting for it, believe me. I am just baffled by the BCS and could see this happening, since the SEC hype machine that you mention is amazingly strong. It would be a disgraceful event if it happened, but it appears to be plausible based on the current situation.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I don't doubt that, but||
I don't doubt that, but Auburn also gets Missouri to pad their resume. This is obviously all hypothetical, but valid.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Fat Tire getting 4 stars is||
Fat Tire getting 4 stars is beyond my comprehension. I can think of 20 ambers off the top of my head that beat the crap out of Fat Tire. It is by far the most overrated beer in craft beer nation. I understand it is made to appeal to the masses and convert macro fans, but still... 4 stars????
And to those that love Hopslam, cheers! I would include Bells Expedition Stout and Three Floyds Zombie Dust in that group also.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Now you have Natty Daddy.||
Now you have Natty Daddy.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||So what does he deserve to||
So what does he deserve to get paid? What do the rest of the players deserve to get paid? If someone at USC, Michigan, Alabama, etc has a Heisman winner and that jersey sells, how much of it is the school, how much is the player?
My wife's #16 jersey may have recently been worn by DR, but it had its ties to Arrington and Navarre before him. If I buy the #1 jersey, who gets that money?
There are WAY too many variables to start paying amateur players. College athletics will be ruined when these players are going to have to start hiring agents to negotiate for them.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||How many players make a U||
How many players make a U millions of dollars? How do you discern how to pay those amateur players? How do you define exactly how much that athlete made the U and how much that is worth in pay? There really is not fair system. The answer is go pro. "Jack" may be getting paid the same now, but he won't when the star athlete goes pro and he doesn't. Same as college, the ones that do great and can convert these skills they continued to develop into great things get paid more when they leave and go pro (in a general sense).
Anyone is more than welcome to correct me if I am wrong here with my example, but say a research student at a U comes up with some novel way to cure some disease, or track terrorists through satellite, or whatever. It makes the U millions. Does the student get the money too? How about all the others that had a part in it?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'll call with a Mike Duggan.||
I'll call with a Mike Duggan.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I guess I am blind, because I||
I guess I am blind, because I see every single LB blocked.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||And Toussaint missed a large||
And Toussaint missed a large hole in the middle of the line with a small cut to the right. Could have made a 2 yard loss into a 6+ yard gain, likely more.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Wishful thinking. Losing||
Wishful thinking. Losing both tackles, RB, and favorite target is difficult to overlook.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yeah, completely off base||
Yeah, completely off base here. A pro-style QB that can also run will always be in demand.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Then let one of them play the||
Then let one of them play the full game.