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|13 weeks 4 days ago||Is this because||
Is this only because #2 is the obvious choice for the next legend jersey, though? I wouldn't bet against it happening in the near future. Wow factor, added value proposition, etc. etc.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||What's most amazing about his||
What's most amazing about his 7 Norris trophies is that he probably should have won 8 or 9 of them instead. He won the Norris trophy 7 out of the 10 years it was awarded between 2000 and 2011. A strong argument could be made for him winning it any of the four years previous to that when it went to Leetch, Blake, MacInnis, and Pronger. He just wasn't putting up the flashy offensive numbers at that point in his career yet. He was far more solid defensively than any of those guys.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||It isn't, but...||
It isn't, but by default it seems to be the case. I'm not aware of any teams running big, twin TE and FB sets up-tempo regularly. It's mostly spread outfits.
I kind of wonder if it would work though. How damaging could Stanford's offense be with Indiana's tempo?
|31 weeks 15 hours ago||Does there have to be?||
Does there have to be? I don't know that an exhausting study needs to be done, it seems like a logical conclusion to me. On every play there is a chance of a player being injured. More plays, more chances. Isn't it that simple or am I missing something here?
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting line of thought||
I had never thought of the Miami/Ross thing before. I'd much prefer to play Florida there than another game at Jerryworld. I doubt they would go for such a thing though, just as I'm not sure Michigan would play at Soldier Field. I can totally see a Boston or NYC thing happening though. Interesting thought.
|32 weeks 3 hours ago||At least Russia only has to||
At least Russia only has to embarrassed about this for the next two years. This is just the appetizer to main course of clusterfuck that will be 2016 Rio.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Lloyd||
This isn't the same as what Lloyd Carr allegedly did, it's not nearly as bad. These are kids making a major decision about the next 4-5 years of their lives and beyond. The head coach who recruited them was retired, he may be a bit upset and is telling them to take a good look around before signing anything.
That's not nearly as bad as doing the same thing to players already in the program - in some cases for years.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||....and there it is||
Rape culture. I knew that buzz phrase would be coming if you posted long enough. Your borderline hysteria gave it away.
The overall theme of your argument seems to be that a young man's default position is rape. Only by using every conceivable opportunity to point out rape culture can we correct this.
"Hey don't forget fellas, no raping!"
It's pretty damn offensive to those of us who know rape is wrong, and who raise sons that know rape is wrong.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||But...||
But but but RichRod beat Georgia!
I couldn't care less what a coach did at a Mickey Mouse school in a Mickey Mouse conference. Put a Michigan football team on the field that progresses instead of regresses from week to week or gtfo.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Good points, but I can't||
Good points, but I can't recall multiple screens in every game. Off the top of my head I only remember a failed tunnel screen against PSU as well as a throwback and WR screen against Indiana. Confirmation bias on my part, or have there been a lot of others?
|1 year 1 week ago||This reeks of bullshit||
This reeks of bullshit to me. Some asshole brah tries to be edgy thinking he's funny, rightfully gets heat for it, and then tries to rationalize his way out of the hard spot he put himself in. He wasn't trying to draw attention to anything but himself. Fuck him and his "Michigan difference" arrogant grandstanding. He's an embarrassment.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Odd||
Odd that there's one on offense and three on defense. Assume there was a three-way tie on D or close to it?
As for Devin, he's the undisputed starting quarterback, he's a defacto leader on the team, captain or not. Nice to see some of the other guys get some official recognition.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Re: Oregon game||
Perhaps what you're thinking of is the comment that Carr made in the post-game presser; Something along the lines of "Maybe the game has just passed me by." IIRC, it wasn't until late November that it was officially announced. The writing was certainly on the wall after his post Oregon comments, but there was nothing official at that point.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I have a||
I have a sneaking suspicion that Norfleet will get more carries now, out of the slot, than he ever would have had burried on the depth chart at HB behind all the moosebacks now on the roster. Motioning him into, or through, the backfield adds another dimension for defenses to adjust to, and I don't think an occasional handoff is out of the question.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I disagree||
I disagree. I don't think you go to all the touble of putting the numbers back in circulation, having a special ceremony for the families, a special patch, a special locker, etc etc all to just...not use them.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Thank you!||
Glad someone finally said it. Look, I'm excited the kid committed. I'm looking forward to him being a Wolverine, but let's give him some time to finish high school before we declare him the next Anthony Carter. Sophomore 5*'s don't always pan out. See: Miller, Ricardo.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||What would you prefer||
What would you prefer, the same tired circlejerking about politics, unions, and race that comprises the discussions of this topic everywhere else on the 'net? Try Mlive.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Was about to post the same thing||
I was about to post the same thing. Unintended consequences indeed. It makes the concept of "lighting him up" quite literal. By doing this, you're giving defensive players something to aim for, a tangible measurement of how "effective" they are at devastating hits. You best believe an NFL rookie looking for that last roster spot, or a redshirt freshman linebacker looking for some recognition and playing time is going to try to make any TE or WR coming over the middle light up like a Christmas tree.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Edit: deleted. Misunderstood||
Edit: deleted. Misunderstood the point you were making.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Ugh||
"My little boy! Watch the little boy!"
Your little boy would be just fine if you weren't assaulting an air marshall for doing her job you stupid bitch. Teaching him some great lessons in personal responsibility there, I'm sure he'll grow into a productive and law-abiding member of society with that thing for a parent. Poor kid never had a chance.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Spend less time on SRS. You||
Spend less time on SRS.
You just described 90% of the internet, it's an unfortunate reality, but not confined to reddit alone.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Nah, 2016||
Watch them flip the schedules for 2015 and then make Michigan travel to Lincoln or Madison in 2016 (in addition to Columbus and EL) while getting Illinois or some such garbage as the home crossover.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Sounds about right.||
I think that's a pretty fair assessment of what's gone on, though I don't think the effect has been limited to just blue-collar workers. They've certainly felt the brunt of it.
As to your question further up, about a solution. I don't know, and I won't pretend to. I don't feel it's a sustainable trend, but I share your sentiment that no good is done by simply demonizing those on one end of the spectrum. It's a more complex problem than that.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Is the problem there on the||
Is the problem there on the top end, or the bottom end, though? Put another way, is the 400:1 ratio because executive compensation is out of control, or because the average worker's wage has stagnated (or even decreased from inflation) over those years?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Wow||
Wow, a whole lot of misplaced anger in this thread. This has nothing to do with YouTube/Google and everything to do with this country's insane copyright laws.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Texas?||
Texas? You mean Rice and UTSA? You're working under the assumption that the B1G is looking at expansion from an athletic/prestige/common sense standpoint. Cable boxes man, cable boxes...
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Long term||
Long term, the numbers will belong to position groups, correct? 87 will always be a TE, 47 and 48 LB's, 21 (and 1) to WR, 2 to a CB. If that's the case I like 11 back there. It's a weird number to fit in somewhere, and that seems as good a position as any other I can think of.
Kovacs will always be #32, the fact that he was honored with 11 for the last 4-5 games of his senior year won't change that.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Noticed this live||
5:40 - after the deep ball to Gallon - crowd shot, Michigan fan wearing shorts....with black socks. Wtf mate?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I think this is it for me||
I think this is it for me, I really do. In '05 I never said that because I knew as upset as I was at the moment, I'd be back as soon as hockey was. This time? I really don't think I will. This league doesn't deserve fans anymore.
Hell, what's really left anyway? Yzerman has been gone, now Lidstrom is too. Those two were my heroes growing up. Most of the others are gone too. Draper, Maltby, Ozzie, Homer, McCarty, and on and on. I may miss Datsyuk and Z, but for their sake I hope they stay in Europe anyway. Those guys deserve to be worshiped as the superstars they are, not spend their last few years in a crater of a city with spoiled fans, playing for a league and players union who so spectacularly trip over their dicks like this again and again.
Screw you guys, I'm going home.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Hate to be "that guy"||
I hate to be "that guy" but check the aftermath of the pass to Vincent Smith right around the 1:00 mark. Looks like Tom runs into the pile after Smith is down and works him over with his knees a bit. Classy guy...