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|21 weeks 4 days ago||Good point||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Perimeter D||
Our perimeter defense is a joke right now. Roy and the iowa white boys are getting wide open looks from 3 and draining most of them.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Infighting||
I'm not sure I necessarily care, however infighting is never a good thing in a program.
If Hoke and Nussmeyer don't see eye to eye and battle it out over every little issue/gripe, it could trickle down and effect the morale of the whole program. Hard to quantify these types of things, but it wouldnt be good.
I have a feeling both will come together on their desire to achieve wins for the Michigan football program and this wont be a problem. But, football coaches are not immune to this type of drama/politics.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||This.||
Especially the part about Brandon Graham.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Flak||
I believe the phrase is 'catch some flak' like the slang for anti-aircraft shells.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Because its not||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Agreed, but||
In general I agree, but at this point in the season there isnt any 'new information' and there really wont be unless something terrible happens.
What I like about this article is that it brings up a perspective most don't; the fact that expectations are enormous and that we should remember he is just a kid. Most articles are the typical pump up, everything is rainbows fluff because thats what fans want to hear- NOT the perspective that fans might be putting too much pressure on a 21 year old who could very well actually fail.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||
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|2 years 26 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Thank you for this. Gonna have to watch it a few times to make sure it was real...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||GBFE||
Go Blue, Fuck Everyone.... especially the haters
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Dallas/Sweet Sixteen||
I cant speak for the Final Four, per se, but I went to Dallas and attempted to scalp for the Sweet Sixteen.
I am a long time scalper for football tickets and have ALWAYS been able to find a better price scalping than anywhere else.
In Dallas I expected it to be easy: only one close fan base (Kansas, still 10 hr drive away) and 3 fan bases quite far away, with FGCU being a tiny school. Add to that the fact that tickets werent even sold out through the official NCAA site, I figured waiting til tip off should net me great seats under $100. All the factors you look for to indicate likely cheap tickets were in my favor.
Reality was cruel; basically no tailgating was taking place. People just showed up and walked directly in; very little scalping, very little selling. What was available was through the 'professional' scalpers, and demand far exceeded their supply. They were often asking 2 to 3x as much as face.
In the end the tickets just werent there; I had to buy a ticket last minute from the window (STILL not sold out) and got a mediocre seat for a high price.
TL;DR I went in expecting a great deal, came away paying more than I would've online. Would not recommend scalping.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||What about...||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Rock Chalk Talk||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||GBFE||
Go Blue, Fuck Everyone
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Elliot Mealer Theme Song||
They should play this in the Big House when Mealer destroys someone on a block:
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Campus Events||
Lots of cool events going on around campus to get people psyched. I hope they cover the pep rally/car bash as well. Great to see our beautiful city on ESPN!
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I can back this up, guys. I||
I can back this up, guys. I have it from a very reliable source that if we win, people will be happy about it.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Iowa Fans||
I have bet 4 seperate Iowa fans $15 straight up on the Iowa game. A little risky but I cant take their smugness about the upcoming season. I feel surprisingly good about this matchup and there is no way im going to give up the opportunity to rub it in their face when we win. After all the trash talk leading up to the bets, $15 seemed like a tiny price to pay for the chance to forever have predicted the downfall of Iowa's "Dream Season".
I also bet $15 on Michigan scoring over 30.5 points vs. Iowa, and $40 on Michigan getting at least 7 wins in the regular season. Maybe I talk to much trash and have to put my money where my mouth is, but when the team backs it up damn will it be satisfying.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Dream||
Funny you should mention dreams.
I had one about a week ago where we were winning 35-10. I want to say it was just after half time, but I dont remember a whole lot about it. Not sure how it ended, either.
My subconcious is obviously drinking the Kool-Aid as well.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Winning||
Its been said before but I think winning changes all this. Its probably tough for the egos, after dominating all through college without having to really work at it, to come to Michigan, get beat up in practice every day, and still have a losing season. They expect national attention, and national titles. Losing probably makes it really easy to say "fuck it, I dont care anyway, its not my fault, rich rod sucks, hell never make it at Michigan, Its not worth the work just to lose, etc. etc." But dont worry. WHEN we start winning, the recruits will flock to us and do whatever it takes to keep winning. WHEN we are back in the national title picture the blue chips will stay and do whatever RR asks so that he will lead them to the promised land. You think a 5 star recruit quits the season before a title run? Hell no. Stay Faithful, my friend. Wins are going to change everything.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||That would be very telling||
That would be very telling
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Just Rumors||
There seem to be plenty of rumors out there ranging from leaving the team to baby mama drama. Really though, theres no actual evidence of whats really going on, and until something with a factual basis surfaces, I would expect him to be playing. Still, im more concerned with how Jewel Hampton and Adam Robinson are looking. Both of them figure to be better than Wegher this season anyway.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Ferentz isnt on the same||
Ferentz isnt on the same level, IMO, because he loves his program, which will never be a Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, Florida caliber pogram, and will stick with them forever. Without program success, hell never get the same level of coaching accolades. Still, I think hes a really good coach (maybe not as good as the others, but well really never know) and his ability to develop talent (or lack thereof) into a decently formidable team is undeniable considering this year's hawkeyes. How many stud recruits does Iowa really get, ever?
Still, I fully expect RichRod to pass Ferentz in success in the (very) near future, and shame on them for doubting his talent development abilities. Theyre riding the richrod is overrated and will never succeed bandwagon. I cant wait to smash that bandwagon to smithereens.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I just think they have reached their ceiling||
While their defense will be as good as last years (very good), I dont see their offense (mediocre) getting better. Even though I think they will coach up a line and linebacking corps that are solid, as per usual, I just cant imagine where they will get improvement over last year. Considering how close the game was, I think this spells trouble for the Hawkeyes.
If we get off to a hot start, especially coming off an emotional home win against Sparty, I see this game being a very exciting upset.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||He resisted, however, fearing the diagnosis.||
"Rosee suspected her husband was a diabetes candidate and urged him many times to be checked. He resisted, however, fearing the diagnosis. His brother died some years back from complications of diabetes."
Because if you aren't diagnosed, diabetes can't kill you
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Last Year's Averages||
What were last year's two deep averages? Maybe its just false perception but they seemed slightly smaller than the opposition.
That said I remember reading about our significant size/weight gain from last year to this year. I definitely feel better about our line this year, especially if Molk can stay healthy. Last year is certainly not this year, and this year I think our line will surprise some people with its effectiveness.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Its Prima Donna, not||
Its Prima Donna, not Pre-Madonna. And "all intents and purposes" not "all intensive purposes" (for the post a few below)
..... The More You Know.
But I agree, this kid seems ready to work hard for a school he loves. Thats an awesome quality. The fact that hes a linebacker makes it that much sweeter.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Of =/= Have||
Should have, could have, would have.
im not sayin, im just sayin...
|5 years 11 weeks ago||close-ish|
|5 years 11 weeks ago||What?! Someone (outside of||
What?! Someone (outside of Michigan) saying positive things about Michigan? I hardly belive this....