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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mazel Tov!||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||He couldn't coach his defending national champs||
and returning Hesiman winner to beat Lloyd Carr in the Capital One Bowl.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||FIRE SCHLISSEL!||
and make athletics part of the University's mission statement!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I hear good things about Adblock||
for Firefox and Chrome.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The phrase "hot seat" is a gimmick||
It's idle chatter, fuel for the sports media fire that would otherwise die out during a long offseason. As long as you have people whose livelihoods depend on sports-talk ratings, you'll have lots of speculative coverage with dead spots that need to be filled. Just like 24-hour cable news networks and election cycles that last close to two years.
If we win 10 games this year, the narrative changes to Hoke as a program savior, and the pendulum will swing back. Their hyperbole will focus on "The Renaissance in Ann Arbor" and the "Birth of a New 10-year war."
Just how it goes -- best not to take it too seriously.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's attitude like that||
that almost got you killed in Germany.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||ABC||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Reminds me of GRE probability problems||
A fair coin will be tossed twice and a fair die with sides numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be rolled twice. What is the probability that at least one head will be tossed and at least one number greater than 1 will be rolled?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agree with Mr. Yost||
Everybody's exaggerating how bad the area is. Just don't go a mile south or east if poorer neighborhoods bother you. There's a pretty tight bubble all around campus patrolled by security, and students have no problem walking around at night.
As for UCLA, Westwood is appealing for tourists, but it tends to lose its luster once you live in LA. It's actually quite boring for a major university campus.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||"Possessive its never splits"||
Good luck getting into the Midwest Ivy League if you don't know it's vs. its.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Genuine question||
Where does the "largest living alumni base" stat come from? I've heard this before, but I'm not sure how we get that distinction when other universities enroll (and presumably graduate) more students year in and year out. Is it an alumni club membership thing? Do Michigan Men substantially outlive the rest of the population?
Anybody know what this is about?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take the under on your yes/no question||
Any coach with 10+ years at the same school is an anomaly now, probably more so by then.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Good point about Golston||
I forgot about him. He was actually the QB we fared better against, too.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, that seems likely.||
I can see Urban Meyer orchestrating a 50-person bar fight and planting cocaine in a police car just to avoid telling a kid his scholarship is going to someone else. Cause he's not just a sleazy football coach, he's also a Batman villain.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It's more like 120 posts on jersey numbers||
once you ignore the nostalgic comments about getting laid in the 70s.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||So much for Speight passing to Wangler||
Guess we can toss out that trick play.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||I did not "equate all things Rodriguez as bad."||
I pointed out that his offenses were frequently stopped by capable defenses. The 2010 offense was exciting to watch when it put up 60+ points on Illinois and Bowling Green. But it was hardly fun when the same offense managed seven points against Ohio State. That's so few points, journalists have to use words instead of numerals to express that quantity.
But yes, let's no longer talk about a former Michigan football coach on a Michigan sports blog. Let's water down the content here until it's just block Ms and muppets.
Also, "There is too many idiots" is an amusing statement.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||"We'd have been unstoppable"||
until we played a real defense, at which point, we'd have been stopped. Like we were. Regularly.
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||It's for merchandise sales||
They'll continue using alternate uniforms for the high-profile games because fans are more likely to buy a commemorative jersey if it's a significant game they want to remember. They'll sell far more jerseys featured in the UTL night game against Notre Dame than jerseys worn in a 12pm matchup against Bowling Green.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Passive is different than jumbled||
Passive would be something like: "I am being driven crazy by it."
"Crazy it is driving me" is not passive, just kind of Yoda.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, and also||
never reserach companies before you go into job interviews. You'll want potential employers to see how interested you are in their businesses by directing all your questions to them. Questions like "So what does FedEx do, exactly?"
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I take it||
your first start-up was a sausage venture in Chicago. What's your second?
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I second that||
I was an English and film double major, and I took that astronomy course as half of my math requirement for LSA (also fall of freshman year). Very cool subject matter if you're astronomy and physics, and I liked Mateo a lot. He wore shorts every day - like deep into winter.
Congrats and enjoy your first year!
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, but Hoke could spin that||
into bulletin-board material. Just like the 7.5 over-under, and all the chatter about demands for success this season. And because players probably read about their team more than enthusiastic fans do -- you don't televise your college announcement and then suddenly forget that media exist -- they all see the world looking down on them. A 0-0 record come August is a big opportunity to show what they can do.
I think Hoke has the wherewithal to put a chip on their shoulders and motivate them for week one and beyond.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||Good offseason post||
Articulate and funny. Thanks, BiSB!
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||Heisenberg doesn't go 7-6||
I agree with the intelligence and arrogance, but we need to beat some rivals first. We aren't yet in a position to tell Sparty or Ohio to tread lightly.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||Nebraska is Skylar because||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||If that's the case, that's too bad||
I wanted more Scout's Honor.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with Arrogance||
This episode was not so convincing in the major changes. For one, the final partners' meeting was way too easy. Felt rushed. Sterling just said a number, and everyone had dollar signs in their eyes. I can buy Joan selling out if we knew a money issue was important to her motivation, but they tried to retroactively seed money issues by mentioning how Don blew up a previous deal. Meh, one of the most interseting things happening lately was Joan's hostility toward Don, but there was no time to resolve that, so we'll just give her lots of $$. I think she'd have more to say about being your own boss and having ownership of her own future instead of just being wealthy. This would also be a good time for her to criticize the way the men run things because they just keep buying and selling the company into new forms so they can push each other around without really creating anything.
And then Ted is suddenly okay with moving back to New York since he can "just work" and not deal with the businness nonsense. The whole point of moving to LA was to get away from Peggy, so I can't say I buy his decision either if he's just going right back into that mess.
All in all, I thought Peggy's storyline was really the only thing that worked in this episode, though Don's call to Megan did feel very real, especially when she paused to drink silently.
In retrospect, I think the half-season would have been well served by embracing the perspectives of Cutler and Lou Avery more and keeping the focus on their schemes to muscle Don out of the agency - that was cool but underutilized.