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|1 day 2 hours ago||Before we get too santimonious about this||
recall the grading system that Doc Losh had for her Astronomy classes:
A for Athletes
B for Boys
C for Coeds
|2 days 8 hours ago||Because there is less satisfaction||
in beating them than there is disappointment in losing to them.
It's pretty much on a par with keeping versus losing the Jug.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Sam's opinion on that question||
has almost as much weight as my opinion on that question, or that of any other random poster on this or any other interwebs messageboard.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Get serious||
Whether it's Les or Mullen or any other current SEC coach.
First 10 minutes of the interview:
"Whaddya mean I can't arrange for boosters to pay recruits and their families to come here?"
It ain't gonna happen.
You don't want to make it happen.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Slippery Rock on a bye week||
with Band Day and Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts, and Brownies and Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls and I don't know what all else to "usher" during the game that week.
Please tell me that they are having Band Day and scouts etc ushering as well.
Now, get off my freaking lawn!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Re running for Regent||
People frequently ask me how to go about deciding who to vote for Regent.
I usually tell them to just vote straight party ticket for whatever party they normally support, with one important exception:
If there is anybody on the ballot who's last name is the same as that of a major building on campus, vote for them.
So, you're golden as long as people think that you donated the money for the Law Quad and Martha Cook.
Don't disabuse them of that notion.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not statistical spin at all||
Particularly if that is the stretch of time during which one became a fan - like me.
The question isn't whether this coach's record is better or worse than that coach's record over their entire tenure. The question was whether the results on the field the past seven seasons is going to make you stop being a fan or taking interest in the games. 57-63 was by all measures a worse stretch of results than the past seven years, and the program's trajectory gave no clue whatsoever that Bump would turn things around in '64 and then build the foundatons for '68 and beyond.
That isn't an argument for or against whether Brady should be retained. It is simply an argument that the past 7 seasons are no reason to stop being a fan. Michigan fans with memories two and three times as long as as most of the posters on this board have seen far worse, and stayed fans.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No, it's not worse||
In the 57-63 timeframe - the end of Bennie's tenure and the beginning of Bump's, Michigan had one winning season ('61), never finishing above .500 in the Big 10 through the entire timespan and never higher than 6th in the final conference standings.
The overall record was 22-28-4 - a .444 winning percentage (counting ties as 1/2 a win)
The Big10 record was 13-24-4 - a .366 winning percentage (ditto)
That's a much worse 7-year timeframe than the one we're currently in.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Same boat as you||
I got hooked on Michigan football in the late 50's and early 60's when the team was dreadful and everyone else my age around here was on the Notre Dame and MSU bandwagons because they had all the success and glamour and fame.
I sat high in the endzones of a half-empty stadium in my Cub Scout, and later Boy Scout uniform, with a free ticket to me, my troopmates, and a handful of dads as recompense for "ushering" once a year, sitting dutifully in our assigned nosebleed seats rather than moving down to any one of the 30,000 or so empty seats with better views. Ironically, I was at the '75 MIssouri game that started the current string of 100K plus attendence, which was the last of those boy scout usher games - Canham having finally sold out cavernous Michigan Stadium for more than the MSU and OSU games - and having no more free seats to give away by the hundreds if not thousands once a year for Cub Scouts to usher.
The record of the past few years, while a stark contrast to the unbroken four decades of success that began with Bump's last squad through Bo and Mo and Lloyd, is miles ahead of the results on the field in the decade that I became a fan. I'm not going to cease being a fan because of a few down years.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yost||
Nebraska to Kansas to Stanford to Michigan.
Michigan State to Michigan
Illinois to Texas
Northwestern to Purdue
Arizona to Purdue
Northwestern to Notre Dame
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Here's some perspective||
Bump's '62 team made this team look like Superbowl champs. Four shutouts. 2-7.
The '63 squad wasn't a whole lot better.
'64 team was a 1 point loss to the Bob Griese-led Boilermakers from an undefeated season, Big 10 and Rose Bowl champs, #4 in AP/UPI. And if you count national championships like the Sparties up the road do, you'd add 1964 to Michigan's list of national titles, per the Dunkel Rankings.
This too shall pass.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No.||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Nice||
Go Green! Go White!
Can't Read! Can't Write!
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||John Gagliardi||
St Johns, Minnesota
|14 weeks 4 days ago||UM 41- Tex A&M 3||
October 1, 1977. The buildup to the game was as big as anything I have ever seen outside of a bowl game or OSU. Every day leading up to the game, Tony Franklin could kick a field goal 10 yards further downfield, George Woodard gained 10 pounds and cut a 10th of a second off his 40 time, and Curtis Dickey grew wings on his heels.
I had my wisdom teeth out at the Dental School that week (a story in and of itself) but wouldn't miss the game despite the pain meds and the miserable weather.
It was worth it to see one of the most dominating Wolverine performances of all time.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt this has anything to do with anyone else's decision||
to stay or go. Speculating that this means that McGary, Robinson and even Nick are all coming back and he wants more playing time is as meaningless as speculating that everyone is leaving including another player or two nobody thought would leave, and he doesn't want to play on a middle-of-the-pack team that lost everybody after the sucess of the past two years.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Get Tom Hemingway out of||
Get Tom Hemingway out of retirement.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||And back in East Lansing||
Queme Los Sofas.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||His nickname is||
"The Angry Inch"
|29 weeks 5 days ago||The MSU and Michigan State Police wanted to press charges||
CSC1 - the most serious possible charge in a sexual assault case.
The Ingham County Prosecutor declined to do so.
What did MSU do?
Move them out of the freshman dorms and into Spartan Village - off campus married student housing for upperclassmen and grad students. That'll teach 'em.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||He wouldn't know what to do with 2 or 3x the money||
He lives in the track suits that Nike gives him and his house is a crappy McMansion that was decorated as if he was still a grad student until a bunch of Lupe's friends were sufficiently embarassed by it that they did a "makeover" where local decorators donated their work in return for the publicity.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I have it on good authority||
that these guys are bringing you some, as soon as they drop off the Coors.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||There's a pretty big gap||
academic rankings-wise, between Rutgers and UIC, which is the highest-rated public university in Illinois after UofI.
NIU and SIU are standing on the same step on the academic reputation ladder, a couple of rungs below UIC.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||He's got the problem backwards||
Kids from Illinois going to Michigan or MSU whereever instead of Uof I isn't a problem for the State of Illinois
All of the graduates from Michigan or MSU moving to Chicago after graduation is a problem for the State of Michigan.
Illinois should have it so bad.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Wayman Britt!||
I don't think I have ever watched a better defensive player in college bball, and that doesn't even include that he was always giving up height, sometimes a lot of height, to whomever he was guarding.
When he and Hubbard fouled out of the '76 Finals, it was the end for us, but to give Indiana credit, I have never witnessed a more devastating and efficient half of basketball than IU in the second half of that game.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||1976 Tourney vs Wichita State||
We trailed 60-48 at the half, and then completely shut down the Shockers in the second half, notwithstanding losing Phil Hubbard to foul trouble with 7+ minutes left in the game. Held them to 13 points in the second half, and won 74-73 on a Rickey Green 20-footer with 3 seconds left.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||That, and beating anybody three times in the same season||
is not something you'd want to try to do. I know we can beat them, because we've done it twice, including in their own building.
But, if we can make it to the finals, I'd prefer anybody to the Sparties. Besides which, it would be karmic justice if their two seniors, who should have been kicked off the team and expelled when they were freshmen, not continue Izzo's streak of every player who stays 4 years getting to the Final Four.
Karma's a bitch. Or at least it oughta be. Just sayin'.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||What Izzo has||
is a ridiculously deep number of complicated plays in the half-court set.
Which, I suppose, presents a similar, problem to a team not familar with the Sparties trying to defend them for the first time. But, it lacks the diversity of Beilein's offense and the ability to rapidly change the offensive strategy if something just isn't working.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I'm Chevy Chase||
and you're not.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Amaker is making good money||
Not Capapari-Pittino-Krzyzewski money, but within spitting distance of a million when you count everything. It's as much or more than a lot of other coaches at higher profile schools. He's had a chance to go to the ACC before - he met with Miami in 2011 - and used it to sweeten his package at Harvard. Had he gone to Miami, he would probably be making half to a third again more than he is making at Harvard. But he stayed.
I think it is more likely that he uses BC's and VT's interest to do the same again, and stay at Harvard.