is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
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|4 days 15 hours ago||Maybe||
At first I saw the same thing, but if you read his message, he isn't singling out names that are traditionally "ethnic," but rather made-up names. For example, Esteban is a typically Hispanic name and Shaquille is a typically African-American name. Based upon the OP's post, I don't think that he would have a problem with either, as the names are traditional (in each of their respective cultures), discernible by gender and spelled in the traditional manner. What I took the OP as having a problem with was simply stringing together a slew of letters and calling it a name or taking an existing name and just mis-spelling it to be unique.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yup||
A single donor could make up the difference if necessary. $4 million just isn't that much to a major department like Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Apparel||
I haven't commented on a single one of the apparel threads because generally I don't have a strong enough opinion. I like Nike better, both in design and quality, but it isn't that big of a deal to me. That said: Getting the jumpman would be f'ing awesome. The brand just symbolizes excellence and would have to help with recruiting. Is this even a thing that this might happen?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Easy set up||
But what if he wasn't fully aware?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Unfair and ridiculous||
You know what else is ridiculous? Oversigning. Yanking offers from kids who already accepted. Pulling scholarships for underperforming players (and making up some BS injury as a reason). Bag men. Did I mention oversigning?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
I am sure that she was being a total b-tch, but still, we don't know what the worker was saying that could have pushed her buttons. Not making an excuse for her behavior but when viewing any heavily edited video, you never know the full story.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Stupid post||
You know what's "the worse"? Your post. I have never met you, but you come off as a judgmental, somewhat pompous guy who thinks that three are bright line rules as to when you deem it appropriate for others to wear what they want?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Simple||
I think your answer is silly. What makes 25 the cutoff? Is there a difference between 25 and 26? Also, what differentiates a hockey sweater from a football jersey? So many arbitrary lines in your answer.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Why||
So why did you stop? Serous question. I love Michigan. I think our jerseys look awesome so I wear one from time to time. Almost always when I go to a game, and other times as well (my kids love it and always ask to wear theirs too when I do).
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Ditto||
A jersey is a shirt. Why is it weird for an adult to wear a shirt?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||depth||
I am not seeing the thinness on the OL. Kugler, Mags, Braden, Cole, Kalis, Glasgow, Bars, LTT and Dawson. That's 9 OL for 5 spots, with at least 2 (Kugler and Glasgow) who can play C. I am not even including Samualson and Fox, both of whom are believed to be further away from being ready. Why would we need to put a true freshman in with this many large, mostly heralded out of high school, OL on the roster?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||addition by subtraction||
I have no knowledge of why Jack left, but if, as you posit, he was "sick of football and quit," then this is indeed addition by subtraction. One of the issues that I have found over the past 7 years, and certainly over the past 2, was that our teams appeared to lack drive and quit down the stretch. (No, not every player on the team, as there were plenty of Jake Ryan, Denard, V. Smith, Odoms, Gallon types, as well). Our team has certainly lacked an identity and a certain fire of late.
Now, I am not saying that Jack was in any way responsible for, or a part of, that problem, but if he has become sick of football and quit, then it is probably best for all parties if he moves on with his degree. Aside from the technical aspects, I think that wthe best asset that Harbaugh will instill in this team is a level of intensity that we have not seen in ages. Those who don't want to put in the work, who are sick of football, or who do not fit with that mentality, for whatever reason, probably shouldn't stick around, as it will be unpleasant for them and could be a detriment to the team.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||Serious answer||
While I know that you are joking, I think that the surprise for many of is is that given, well, Harbaugh, many expected that some top flight talent would flock to Michigan immediately. So far, that really hasn't happened. Sure, hoke didn't didn't get a commit for his first class until mid-April, but hoke was essentially an unknown who had no star power. Harbaugh hangs with the gov of Arizona, coaches first base for the A's, tutors heisman winning qbs for the combine, saves injured motorists in his spare time and has about as much buzz as anyone out there.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||meh||
If you want the best damn Michigan contect on the web, go to MGoBlog.
If you want pics of scantily clad women, there are quite a few other cites on the web that you can go to.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||media||
"You’d like to win right now, though?"
What a stupid question! What is he going to say: "Nah, I hope we go 0-12 just to have room to improve. I mean winning is good and all, but I personally hope that we struggle for a solid 1-3 seasons.
Who asked that?!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||disagree||
I think that the point of our disagreement is that while I can "differentiate" between shitty character and productive football option, I have no interest in personally rooting for someone who did something is horrific as what AP did. So, yes, I completely understand that a shitty person can be a great player, and can really help a team. I do. And to some degree I accept that many teams that I root for probably have a bunch of shitty people on them.
I am a Giants fan, and I would have welcomed PLaxico back. Guy carried a gun and shot himself in the foot. Moron, sure, reckless, perhaps, but he didn't beat up a lid. As a fan, I cannot root for someone like AP.
Finally, while you claim to be able to differentiate between football ability and character, I suspect that there are limits to your tolerance, as well, ableit at a different point on the spectrum than mine. Would you want, for example, your team to sign a talented RB who was an admitted serial child rapist who happened to beat the charges against him on a pure technicality? I doubt that you would.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
I am from the metro-NY area. Attended Michigan from 1994-1998 (yup, senior year was amazing).
I played HS hockey, and since football wasn't all that popular with HS kids when I was growing up, didn't give a crap about football until I attended my first game at the big house. Then I was hooked.
Hobbies include anything Michigan football related and weight lifting. I am fairly obsessed with my two boys (7 and 3) and have already taken them to two games at the Big House.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||my line||
Serious answer. I draw the line with physically abusing one who has absolutely no power to fight back.
Suh is a dirty player. Fine. He plays dirty against other grown men who have th ability to respond in kind. Even Richie Oncognito picked on someone his own size (or close).
AP is different - he beat up a little boy.
I expect that this comment will get negged as my others in this thread have. That's fine - everyone has their own view. But a serious question to those that have negged my comments: what is your exact issue? Do you think that what AP did was ok? Would you personally root for the guy? Just curious.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||precisely||
The beating thing was bad enough, and perhaps could have been excused to some extent with (1) anger management problems, (2) upbringing, (3) not realing how hard he hit the kid, etc. But those texts? A few days later? I was horrified when I read them. AP is a sick individual.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||fair point but||
I understand that view. The justice system chose not to punish him (with which I disagree strongly), and now he is entiteld to move on with his life. Fair enough.
However, part of sports is fandom, and as a fan, I am so personally revolted by this conduct that I could not root for AP to succeed. So, if he is the RB for my team, I am going to hope that he gets hit - and hard - on every carry. I cannot bring myself to feel happy when he reaches the endzone, so as a fan of a team, it would take away my personal enjoyment of watching my team and create conflicting rooting interests for me. I would expect that just about anyone would feel the same, given the horrible conduct, but everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion. My own opinion on this might have been different pre-kids, so I am really not judging.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||agree||
I want to know who downvoted this response? Seriously? Is there a group out there that defends child abusers?
Yes, the guy is a great RB. One of the best. That doesn't change that he is also a seriously disturbed individual who BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIS 4-YEAR OLD SON!! And then joked about it with the kid's mom over texts.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||No||
I also dismiss AP - guy is a child abuser. No interest. If the pictures of the bruises to hos 4-year old son were not bad enough, did you read the text exchange following the beating that he had with the kid's mom? As a father of two young sons, I would not root for any team that takes him,
|13 weeks 6 days ago||interesting take||
You raise an interesting point. I did expect that at his intro presser, he would be more fired up, hell more Hoke-like in his passion for Michigan. Instead, he camAgain, I don't necessarily think that it means anything other than that he isn't into the press thing and may be exhausted, but it is still curious. e off as kind of checked out. He has been the same in subsequent pressers.
does anyone know if this is how he came across while at Stanford?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||hold on a sec||
I wasn't criticizing him or saying that I expected more info. Obviously, the questions about the depth chart are just stupid. I was simply commenting on his style, and comparing and contrasting it with Hoke's. Both give pressers that you can read and gather virtually no information at all. That's not a bad thing. Not sure why you took my post as criticism of Harbaugh.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||well played||
Just to be clear, I have ABSOLUTELY no problem with Harbaugh's non-answers. As the poster right above you implied, of all of our recent coached, the one who probably gave the best pressers - direct, non-scripted answers, straight talk, no BS prognostications and certainly very little coach speak - was RichRod. And sadly, his on-field results were not good. I think that any concern over how a guy answers press questions is completely silly. Just an observation.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh||
For those who did not like the complete non-answers from Hoke, I am curious as to whether you like these answers any more? I know, Harbaugh, but in each of his conferences, he says about as little as Hoke. In fact, you could make the point that he says even less. Hoke took every change - especially during his first few years - to throw out what he thought was red meat for the fanbase: extra emphasis on OSU, toughness comments (which many in broader the fanbase wanted to hear following their perception of RichRod's tenure), etc. Sure, much of it was contrived, but he tried to say something.
Harbaugh says absolutely nothing, looks completely unengaged and pretty much comes off like someone who took a few too many vicodin pills following surgery.
Note that this is not remotely a criticism - I said during the Hoke tenure and say it again now - I could not possibly care less about how our coach answers inane press questions. Harbaugh is a superior coach in exery regard. Just an observation.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||disagree||
To me, it only implies that Harbaugh gets that especially at the QB position, it is critical to have someone with game experience who can manage the offense, especially during a transition year. Perhaps Harbaugh believes that Shane has a ton of potential, but given his crap QB coaching (and his mono-lost senior year of HS), he really needs a solid year of quality coaching to become he great QB that he has the potential to become. Since Shane has never take a RS, perhaps he wants to RS him this season? As for Speight, the guy is still really young (and Malzone is younger), so bringing in a guy who will be here for one season doesn't imply anything about either of them.
This coming season is going to be a transition year, but if we have the right QB - a game manager who doesn't turn it over and who can move the chains - our experienced and talented OL (feels odd to say that) and our talented RB group should be able to keep our offense decent to above average. If, however, we are breaking in a first-year starting QB, we could be in for some tough times this season.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||No politics||
Why go there and open a political discussion (and, worse, propagate class warfare). It is silly and unnecessary.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Perfect||
That post was the essence of every single thread distilled to its most basic form. Well done.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||This||
I like that most people who regularly post are as insane about Michigan as I am.