This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|13 hours 45 min ago||No politics||
I know that the dislike of trump is fairly common on both sides of the political aisle, but let's avoid making comments that could lead to a political debate. One of my favorite things about this blog is that it is a nice escape from topics like politics.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Nope||
It is a common joke. but in truth, if you meet the right person, it is 100% not true. Every relationship - even the best marriages - entails compromise. It's just a matter of where people choose to compromise. In a good marriage, both sides should compromise so that both sides get their way on the issues that matter more for them.
For example, when we were renovating our house, I basically went with all of my wife's decorating choices because she cared way more than I did. Obviously, if she chose something that I didn't like, I said so and we chose something else, but if the choice was between two items that I was ok with, she chose. However, when planning weekends in the fall, however, my wife never schedules things that conflict with my obsession with watching Michigan games.
So, no, if done right, marriage is the opposite of a living hell.
|6 days 16 hours ago||WD||
I know that there are mixed feelings on this blog about WD, and I myself have both criticized and defended him. But I think that UMProud's comment is spot on: WD, the amount of time that you spend on this blog and doing things related to this blog (like taking the time to film a 9 minute video of yourself eating a lemon based upon some random comment in a threat on the board, is probably better spent with actual friends and family.
To be clear, I am in no way criticizing WD for his fanaticism of Michigan sports or for the fact that he spends a lot of time on MGoBlog. I, myself, often have it open in the background from my work computer. But, there is just something about WD's fandome - from his comments to his super guides, to his overall demeanor, that leads me to believe that he has crossed the line from being a really big fan to having a true obssession. There are a limited number of hours in a day, and if WD is spending so much time centered around MGoBlog, it doesn't really leave much time for school/work, developing a good social structure and possibly looking for a date.
Again, WD, nobody can tell you what to do, but as a father with a kid not all that much younger, I would give this same advice to my son.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Scholarship numbers||
To me, there are a few possible reasons for this:
1. Michigan is expecting to take a grad transfer or two, and needs the spots for them;
2. Michigan doesn't believe that Vic is worth the use of a scholarship. Remember, ourside of the MGoLove that Vic has received, to all of the recruiting sites, he is a generic 3-star. Certainly a decent recruit, but far from a must have. Perhaps Harbaugh, fresh off his damn strong recruiting class in year 1, believes that he is going to be in on a large number of top kids next year (with fewer spots available) and he doesn't want to tie up the scholarship for 4 years for a kid who may not add much.
3. This is really a subpoint to #2, but perhaps Harbaugh wants to balance the numbers in the classes a bit, and with this class already being huge, doesn't want to add yet another player. If that player were a top recruit, he might be willing to do so, but perhaps for a lower-ranked kid like Vic, he doesn;t think it is worth further ballooning the class size.
|1 week 18 hours ago||loved it||
I absolutely loved it. Sure, the audio needed some improvement, and some of the presenters could use a bit more prep time, but overall, the concept and execution were 100% awesome. In our media-driven recruiting world, having buzz is essential - like it or not, this event created soem buzz around our class.
A few observations:
Jeter and Brady sitting on one couch was just amazing. What school can match that star power (someone please respond with a pic of The Situation on the MSU sideline);
Lou Holtz is one likeable guy, and he really did steal the show. He MUST be invited back next year.
There needs to be more media events where Jim is around John - he is totally different; instantly more relaxed and just more "normal"; their interplay really shows the more normal side of Jim;
The Chad Carr portion was just beyond moving; I have no hesitation in admitting that I had tears running down my face when I wached that part - just heart breaking, but what a great way to bring exposure to the charity.
|1 week 21 hours ago||same here||
Fortunately, I got to work with my phone fully juiced up, and my Mophie is ready to jump in after that so I should be good.
|1 week 21 hours ago||refund||
You should totally demand a refund of your membership dues to MGoBlog. You are clearly not getting what you paid for here.
|1 week 22 hours ago||credibility||
Well only one of them can be right. We need to determine which of the two is more credible. Was either playing counterstrike?
|1 week 3 days ago||F5||
What, you're too good to repeatedly hit F5 like the rest of us?
|1 week 4 days ago||Manning||
I would love to see Manning win this game and then retire.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm there||
Taking my 8-year old son.
|1 week 5 days ago||OK||
Since you ask, I will respond, as I am one of those who believed - and continues to believe - that Michigan is "bettern than that" with respect to slimy recruiting.
Did you actually reach what Harbaugh and Hacket (and Schlissel) said? There is NOTHING slimy about what is going on because we are being very upfront and open with recruits in explaining that if you commit far in advance, you are still expected to do everything expected of you from an academic and athletic standpoint, as well as from a community standpoint. Just as a kid can be denied admission for failing to make grades during his/her senior year, a football recruit can be denied a scholarship if he fails to meet all of his markers.
|1 week 5 days ago||Awesome||
It really amazes me how competent and credible those running our program are, especially as compared to the prior group.
|1 week 5 days ago||Mic||
Jim Hackett should really carry around a briefcase full of microphones, because he ROUTINELY says things that give him the occasion to take one out, drop it and walk off.
|1 week 5 days ago||Awesome||
First off, Alum96, these are awesome. Thanks for spending so much time on this.
Now, my take:
We are at 26 spots. Brian has said that there is one more academic decommit coming (let's just say D. Johnson, given the rumors, but who really knows). Takes us to 25. Then let's assume one of those 25 is the GS - takes us to 24 out of 30. So, we have toom for 6 more.
My list, in order of confidence:
I should note that aside from this being my best guess list, it is also my "best case scenerio" list.
I also think that we lose either Nate Johnson or Hawkins, and that the vacated spot goes to either Nordin or a complete surprise name that is not really on the radar.
|1 week 6 days ago||Harbaugh||
The more this goes on, the more this event takes on the feel of a Barney fantasy sequence from How I Met Your Mother. And yes, Harbaugh is Barney.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nice list||
Well done. But:
1. Williams is dead; Harbaugh might view that as a sign of weakness, hence ruling him out of contention for an invite;
2. Flavor is so random that he isn't even random anymore, making him too "non-random" to attend this event; and
3. Kim Kardashian is a huge star (although for the life of me, I have no idea why, as I am still trying to figure out what she does that makes her famous other than be famous), so she, too, is too non-random for this list; B-listers only, C-listererred (other than Woodson, Desmond and Denard);
|1 week 6 days ago||it's cool||
I am mostly just messing around on a boring work day - if you are full of crap, who cares, since this whole thread is just a fun "passing time till NSD" thread. If you are for real, then that is F'ing awesome, as that is some insane star power, and would probably give us a recruiting bump in future classes, given how 17-year-olds think.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll play||
I am bored at work today and this is kind of a fun topic. Given the tenor of the invite list, I expect the following:
Neil Degrasse Tyson
The funny thing is that the actual list may be more random than my intentionally random list.
|1 week 6 days ago||Let's see||
1. Account with under 20 MGoPoints? check
2. Account created within the past week? check
3. No attempt to even list sources or provide information as to why you are in the know? check
I like what you are saying though, so sure, I'll buy it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Gary||
As long as Gary is there, that's all that matters.
(Any maybe bring along Hill, Asiasi, Boss and Fuller, if you can).
|1 week 6 days ago||question||
Serious question for you, since you are clearly into wresting:
Do you have anything like the SuperGuides for wrestling, or is that only for Michigan? I have no idea why, but I am curious.
|1 week 6 days ago||Boss||
No, we already have a Bosse, and hopefully a Boss as well in this recruiting class.
|1 week 6 days ago||awesome||
If you asked me to come up with a list of completely random, kind of famous people who have no connection to Michigan (excluding former players), I am not sure that my list would be as random as the actual list. This is so completely stupid and weird that I love it. The funny thing is that if any other coach did this - even a coach who I really liked - I would hate it but somehow Harbaugh pulls it off.
Also, my prediction: either Derek Jeter or Michael Jordan will be in attendance.
|1 week 6 days ago||Babies||
As a father of two kids, now 8 and 4, I have to tell you - enjoy these few weeks where the kid sleeps non-stop. There will come a day in the not too distant future when he is seeming up all the time.
|1 week 6 days ago||commits||
As Magnus points out, your timing is off, but that aside, I agree with most of your list. Less confident about Steward and Simmons - we probably land one of the two, but not both. I also don't think that we end up with Allen. None of this is based off of anything specif, though.
|1 week 6 days ago||Old California Men||
I just looked up the 247 profiles for the Cali duo - is it just me ar could both of them easily pass for 35 years old?
I hope they both Go Blue, as they would be two huge pickups. If we somehow landed Boss and Asiasi (both high 4-stars), along with Gary (#1 recruit in the country), Hill (mid-high four star) and Fuller (mid-high four star), that would be a massive haul, and would probably propel our class to top 5.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Brian||
Blogs with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
HOWEVA, not to take anything away from Brian, but something tells me that this post was written by Brian days ago, and that Ace or Seth simply posted it.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Hackett||
Proven track records running an athletic department are apparently overrated, if you are an absolute boss. See Hackett, Jim.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Awesome!||
Welcome home, AD Manuel. You have some enormous shoes to fill!
Also, how awesome is today? We get what I view as the concensus #1 recruit at both AD and football NOTY (McDoom) committing within minutes.