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|8 min 49 sec ago||That's what's being reported||
That's what's being reported here in Cleveland. That IF Lebron agrees to sign Cleveland has a sign & trade deal in place with the T-Wolves for Love in exchange for Waiters, Wiggins and one of our three #1's next year. There is some debate on if both Waiters and Wiggins are being packaged but that's the rumor.
The other interestng nugget is that Anthony Bennett has apparently reported for summer bal looking like a greek god. Lost about 30 pounds and is tearing it up in summer play.
|3 hours 13 min ago||My issue with Brandon is||
My issue with Brandon is threefold. One: that he treated me like a bottomless pit of money willing to hand over anything to him to fund sports I dont personally care to support. For all the talk on the board about how wonderful the non-revenue facilities are now - how many people actually...you know...ATTEND any of their games? I don't and I resented and ultimately rebelled at the idea that I had to support them (through my wallet) if I wanted to maintain my football season tickets.
My second issue is that despite supporting the athletic department financially for the better part of 25 years through six season tickets, mulitiple bowl games and thousands of dollars of indivicual giving - neither he nor anyone in the department could be bothered to respond to any of my three emails expressing my displeasure over issue #1. A simple "we hear you but this is why we're doing this" would've gone a LONG way in keeping me in the fold. But they didn't - they were too busy crafting their latest e-blast campaign to implore me to buy even more tickets to worry about responding to talking to me on any level.
My third issue is how badly he's treated the students who are the very lifeblood of our future support. Dave has given them all a collective middle finger acting like they dont matter and they do. This is their team and their school (just like it was mine from 78-81) and the distain and disrespect Brandon provides them is appalling. I don't know if a student boycot of a game this fall is for real or not but if it actually happens it's 100% in response to Brandon's scorched earth policy towards the student base. I feel like I owe the students an apology on behalf of my generation thanks to Brandon.
So fuck Dave Brandon. I truly hope all those supporters in this thread have lots and lots of money and lots and lots of friends with money cause a whole lot of people like me have checked OUT of financially supporting the football team because of him.
|3 hours 27 min ago||A Section 1 post with||
A Section 1 post with nauseating political undertones that on the surface seemed positive and innocous. Man....those were the days.
|13 hours 38 min ago||I think road games are an||
I think road games are an absolute blast. I've been to Wisconsin twice, Notre Dame twice Purdue, MSU and OSU.
Favorite for Friday night party: Wisconsin
Favorite for Saturday tailgate: Notre Dame
Favorite for game experience: Notre Dame
Least favorite: Purdue (place just sucked)
We went to the 2006 & 2010 ND games so I'm 2-0 against Touchdown Jesus. In 2006 we set up our tailgate on the front lawn of somebody's house across from the stadium and not long after we got set up a guy set a BBQ stand next to us and traded us sandwhiches for beers. Then the house next to us filled up with the following families: The Long's, the Henne's & the Rivas's (apparently Mr Rivas went to every Michigan game home and away even though he lived in Miami). Mrs Henne had a list of all the players families and was on the phone coordinating getting everybody to our little location which was pretty damn cool.
So between the BBQ guy, meeting the players families and kicking ND's over-rated ass that was one hell of a road trip.
|23 hours 24 min ago||True but think for a second||
True but think for a second what could've been if the rumors and negative recruiting hadnt scared off some of the bigger fish that at one time had Michigan as their favorite. Hoke has shown the ability to get recruits at the highest level to consider and commit, I am convinced that if last year hadnt tanked so badly we'd be looking at a recruiting class for the ages.
Hoke has done very well recruiting make no mistake. But I think he has the abiity to be truly great here. And once the whispers about his job security go away I think he will.
|23 hours 44 min ago||9-3 with competitive losses||
9-3 with competitive losses to ND, MSU & OSU but wins everywhere else. A second place finish in the East. A New Years Day Bowl win over a middle tier SEC team giving the team a lot of positive national buzz going into 2015.
Fueled by this season't resurgance Hoke's strength, recruiting, returns to the extremely high level he's shown he's capable of. The end of the whispers about Hoke's future and a high level of optimism and expectations for 2015. And rumors of Nuss potentially leaving to take a high-profile HC gig elsewhere.
|1 day 28 min ago||Kyrie, Waiters, Wiggins,||
Kyrie, Waiters, Wiggins, Thompson and Varejeo are definitely a better, younger and more stable long-term option than Bosh, a broken down Wade and whatever scraps Miami can put together after that.
I think the chances are still 50-50 he comes back home but I'm more optomistic about the Cavs now than I've been since four years ago yesterday - that's for damn sure.
|1 day 34 min ago||Please, please, please,||
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please let this happen.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Now this is what the||
Now this is what the MIchigan/App State box score this year should look like..
|1 day 23 hours ago||Seth - I am so, so sorry for||
Seth - I am so, so sorry for your loss. I lost my father on October 15th, 2008 at the age of 86 and not a day goes by that I dont miss him. I know exactly how you feel and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I'm with you on this one -||
I'm with you on this one - I'd rather he be upstairs if given a choice but if he's getting solid, reliable info it doesnt really matter. I also think you touched on the "why" in your earlier post in this thread when you said this would give him a better read on the emotions and psyche of the team.
If you've got a team that isnt real sure of itself and needs encouragement you want to be shoulder to shoulder with them on the field. But my question is - isn't that what Brady was suppose to be doing? I thought that he was sort of the "Chief Encourgement Officer" on the team. Or is that just for the defense?
Makes me wonder.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Amen. While you and I||
Amen. While you and I disagree on many topics I am 100% sympatico on that observation.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I think we've officially hit||
I think we've officially hit the nadir of Open Threads with this one.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Here you go.....||
Damn - I sure dont like seeing that at all.
|2 days 23 hours ago||You do realize their is some||
You do realize their is some room between "great" and the abomination we fielded last year right?
I'd be happy if they were just slightly below average as that would represent a quantum leap in effectiveness from last season's hot mess.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Even Gary Moeller thinks||
Even Gary Moeller thinks these look horrible
|6 days 3 hours ago||I feel bad for our coaching||
I feel bad for our coaching staff. They actually have to WEAR this shit. In public. On TV!
|6 days 3 hours ago||The mGrowOld family wishes||
The mGrowOld family wishes everyone a very, merry Independence Day!
|6 days 5 hours ago||Between my third drawer of my||
Between my third drawer of my dresser and the stuff hanging in the back of my closet I have amassed quite a collection of vintage gear as well.
|6 days 20 hours ago||10-3 is my prediction as||
10-3 is my prediction as well. Lose all three of the "big" road games but hold serve at home and against the rest of the B1G. Then win an upper tier bowl game against somebody from the SEC. Final ranking around 10 nationally but positioned for a big jump in 2015.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Thanks for posting this. BTW||
Thanks for posting this. BTW - do you mean to say Weiss at #2 on the hot seat? You've got both him and Brady at #8.
|1 week 53 min ago||Dear Mr Magnus: Which in your||
Dear Mr Magnus:
Which in your opinion is more amazing and hard to comprehend?
1. That the song "What does the Fox Say" has over 425 milliion views on YouTube
2. The existence of life on other planets
3. That the follow sentence is true:
Defensive backs coach Tony Gibson: Gibson is the new defensive coordinator at West Virginia. He was the safeties coach at WVU in 2013.
I'll hang up and listen.
|1 week 3 hours ago||America!!!!!!||
|1 week 19 hours ago||FINALLY Reader71 I've gotten||
FINALLY Reader71 I've gotten you to come around to my way of thinking.
Welcome to the dark side Luke........
|1 week 20 hours ago||"No man was expected to||
"No man was expected to start. Could this be a result of amplified intensity on the part of the coaching staff?"
|1 week 20 hours ago||I KNEW it was going to be you||
I KNEW it was going to be you as the creator of this thread. Yet another jersey scoop for WD.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Dad linked it! Not me!!!||
But, but dad linked it.....not me!!! It's all his fault.
Yes I know....Time & Place.....fair point. I will now take my beating.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Did anybody else click on the||
Did anybody else click on the link and relive the Nebraska game that I had mercifully put out of my memory until just now? Reading that post reminded me how much I dislike Borges as an OC and then I scrolled down to the comments and got to enjoy the epic Space Vs Coastal battle royale all over again.
|1 week 23 hours ago||This post has got to be||
This post has got to be included in the "Brian's greatest hits" vault of mGoBlog treasures. 10 out of 10 on the chills-up-and-down-my-spine-o meter of writing excelence. On the level of "11 Swans" IMO.
|1 week 1 day ago||If it's been answered||
If it's been answered anywhere Ken I surely missed it. I've seen mulitple threads bitching about it but I've never seen anyone answer the question - why isnt it stopped? If everyone hates it (as you state) then I'm amazed more isnt done to put an end to it. And to the casual fan (like me) it simply doesnt make sense why something everyone hates is allowed to continue and is seemingly rewarded.
The nine year old analogy works if you've ever been a parent of a nine year old who has allegedly injured themselves and is challenged. They will "sell it" to mom or dad and dial up the intensity of the crying and wailing directly proportional to how much mom or dad challenge the severity of the hurt. And it ends when they realize they arent getting the desired result (attention or in the case of soccer players - yellow or red cards) and refs, like parents, have the power to stop it.