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|1 year 13 weeks ago||He is an excellent coach||
But also a galactically huge asshat.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yale Van Dyne||
But if not him, then Tom Harmon with Denard a close second.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||A very talented NFL player with a WWE-size personality||
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Is He Related To Erin Moran?||
Is he related to Erin Moran, America's Sweetheart from Happy Days?!!
|2 years 5 weeks ago||No, because of these animals||
And also, because Buckeye tears are delicious.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I was simply||
I was simply channeling my inner mgobleu...and a Happy New Year to you my eskimo/hive mind brother.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||For a few reasons||
Speaking for myself, I dislike Dantonio for a few reasons. Firstly, and viscerally, he has acted like a Galactically Huge Ass Hat for the past few years. From his "where's the threat" comments to his actions at the HS Football event when he was a D-bag to Coach Heck, his words and deeds have been, at best, disrespectful towards the University, its players, and the coaches.
I think more rationally, my dislike stems from a little bit of jealousy, as he has done much more, with a lot less, over the past few years. He has shown to be a defensive mastermind as well as a highly accomplished recruiter, eschewing star rankings and focusing more on developing players.
With that said, he has seemed to soften a bit over the past year or so. When MSU players were tweeting nonsense during the Alabama fiasco last year, he came down on them publicly. After we (finally) beat them, he was relatively gracious and joked that he was glad that he wouldn't have to face Denard again. And this year, after the beatdown, he even voiced a bit of support for Hoke in the wake of the "fire Hoke" firestorm that was to come. I think he secretly loves every minute of our struggles, but he has tapered his comments a little, at leat publicly.
So, in short, he's a great coach and a douche nozzle all rolled into one grumpy looking package.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Seattle coverage||
I took at look at Xfinity/Comcast's online schedule in Seattle and it looks like it is the Texas game. I hope that will change, but if not, does anyone know of any "unofficial" streaming sites that are good? I'm living in corporate housing and am stuck with basic cable, so my options are limited.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||A guy walks into the doctor's office...||
with a duck on his head. The doctor asks "What happened?" The duck says, "It started out with a bump on my ass."
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Met Ty Law in the Bahamas||
It was many years ago, when had just joined the NFL and before he had made a name for himself as a pro. I'm not sure why I recognized him, but I did, and I walked up and introduced myself as a UM alum. He was so happy to be recognized, and could not have been nicer. We chatted for a few minutes, I wished him luck, and went on my way. Very cool experience.
Conversely, I met Desmond Howard when he was elected to the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame. He hung around to chat with people after the event, and while he was as nice as can be, I was a blithering fanboy...I was a freshman at UM during his Heisman campaign.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Walter Smith Was Awesome||
If I recall, his leg was all messed up and despite that, he was stalking Coach Moeller on the sidelines and constantly asking to get in the game. I think it was against Wisconsin. Moeller got him in for one screen pass, the Wisconsin guys (to their credit), played extremely soft coverage, and when he caught the ball, the crowd went nuts. That was a great Michigan memory.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||ND because...||
D'Antonio is a galactically huge ass hat.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||The Name of the Wind- the Kingkiller Chronicles||
By Patrick Rothfuss. Just fantastic stuff. The follow up is Wise Man's Fear
|3 years 37 weeks ago||My problems with Pam Ward||
1) Her voice is deeper than mine
2) She had an Adam's apple the size of a grapefruit
3) She had hands as big as Andre the Giant
4) Despite this, I was strangely attacted to her
5) She couldn't get through a game without at least a dozen screw ups.
Other than that...she was OK by me.
|4 years 4 days ago||Not in the App Store anymore either||
I thought the app crashed, so I deleted it and tried to re-install it from the App Store, but it's not available there anymore. I imagine it will be available again when it's updated?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Braxton Miller is Terrific||
And he seems like a good kid. Ohio's O-Line played very well. We had problems getting to the QB and defending the edge. As much as I wanted to be a classy winning fan, 7 years of living in Cleveland and putting up with Ohio nonsense made me say some things to Ohio fans fleeing the stadium that I'm not proud of...
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I Live In Cleveland||
And I've always prided myself on being a gracious Michigan fan, even when losing and especially for the past 7 years when I've consistently had it rubbed in my face from "fans" who have trouble spelling O-S-U. Today, at the game, when Denard took that last knee, those 7 years of abuse just erupted ot of me and I was kind of a dick to the OSU fans running out of the stadium. I'm not proud of it, but it felt great to exorcise some demons. I can go back to being a gracious fan again, and a winner for a change...
|4 years 15 weeks ago||A Top Hand and a Monocle||
Always funny. Not sure why, just funny.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Sorry to Hijack--but still relevant||
I apologize, I don't have enough points for a new thread, but figured this was as good a place as any for this...
Apparently, Gordon Gee's bowtie is tied just a but too tight, he actually has just said that OSU is the "poster child" for compliance!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||The Catch||
It was my first home game as a Freshman in '91 and I had never seen anything like that atmosphere in my entire life. I was sitting in the student section in the end sone, and when Grbac launched that ball, all I could see from my seat was Desmond's feet go out when he streched to grab it. I couldn't tell if he caught it or not, until everyone went nuts...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Boise State and Navy||
Boise because I love the Smurf Turf and how a school with zero "tradition" has quickly established itself as a national force through great coaching and execution. And Navy, because I was an Naval Officer and love everything that the Middies (and the Black Knights and Falcons) stand for as students, players, and future leaders.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Hoke's First Interaction with Ohio (State) Player||
Sorry I don't have enough points to post this as an original thread, but since it's marginally on-topic, here is a funny story about Hoke's first encounter with Ohio C Mike Brewster:
"A handshake between rivals: It started with a swat. As Ohio State center Mike Brewster walked past first-year Michigan coach Brady Hoke, Hoke reached out and patted Brewster on the backside. Brewster spun and hands were extended, the Wolverine-Buckeye introduction made.
"Brady Hoke," the coach said with a smile."
|4 years 30 weeks ago||OSU's Branding Is Maybe Not So Good in Comparison||
|4 years 36 weeks ago||The familiar Pryor excuse||
""I am not doing anything wrong," she said. "I mean, I have a job, I work all the time. My son's had a car since he was 18-year-old. What's the difference? Everybody has a car. It doesn't matter to me. My son is what matters to me. I wish everybody would understand that." (emphasis added)
I guess the "Everybody has it/does it" excuse is embedded in the Pryor family DNA...
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Embarassing, but True||
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, so I had no connection whatsoever with the school. However, I liked professional wrestling, and also liked the Steiner Brothers. They used to come down to the ring wearing their Varsity jackets to "The Victors" and I thought that was cool. That was actually the first time UM was ever on my radar (and the first UM shirt I ever had--the Steiner Brothers in front of a big Block M). Fast forward to my junior/senior years in HS, when I started getting a bit more serious and started to like Government and History as subjects. One of my brother's friends graduated from UM and told me how good the Poli Sci program was. I applied, somehow got in, and made one of the best decisions of my life.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Threadjack is Correct--Denard's Heisman Photo in WSJ as well||
Denard's ND Heisman pose photo was indeed included as one of WSJ's best sports photos of 2010--it's the 4th picture down:
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I will be there||
I'm looking forward to meeting him and shaking his pimp hand in person to test both its strength and apparently delightful texture.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||The first UM shirt I ever bought||
Was a cheesy drawing of the Steiner Brothers with a big block M in the background. I got it at an NWA event when I was 15 or 16. If I recall, their entrance music was actually The Victors. I like to tell people that I went to UM because of the great Poli Sci program and the sports, but really, it was the Steiner brothers...
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Even the Findings Downplayed the Original Story||
An interesting quote from the findings (from annarbor.com):
"But the committee wrote that "though serious," the overage was "far less extensive than originally reported and that no student-athletes were substantially harmed."
It's interesting that there is a split in the headlines that are reporting this story. Some play to the positive, like "NCAA rules in favor of Michigan, Rodriguez"; other (guess who) lead off with "Michigan to get Third Year of Probation." It's really quite amazing...
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Youth doesn't seem to be a problem on offense||
While we are playing a lot of true freshman and underclassmen on Defense, our offense is also fairly young and seems to be doing just fine. Can there be that much of a pure talent disparity on the defensive side of the ball?