BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
Michigan J. Frog
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|2 years 24 weeks ago||The frog isn’t racist.||
The frog isn’t racist. I understand where your comment comes from, but the frog did Vaudeville and Ragtime, not Minstrelsy. Many contemporary cartoons did depict such racist caricatures. If Michigan J. Frog (the name of the character) was meant as another nod in that direction, I believe they would have been more explicit with it (which is the pattern they followed in all other actual instances of racism, which I don’t deny).
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Why would I want to watch us||
Why would I want to watch us lose in the first round to a MAC team again?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Little Jonnie is an angle,||
Little Jonnie is an angle, and will be a Major Leaguer some day. Takes after his old man. Ya’ll are just jealous because your kids are failures. You must just not be very good parents. If coach would put Jonnie in more, you would all see. It’s just that he plays favorites with all the other little brats on the team.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Man, Izzo is such a||
Man, Izzo is such a disciplinarian. Having to miss all those offseason games and practices must have been rough. Nix will definitely learn from this experience. Misbehavior will not be tolerated!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||No,||
Given the context it was sincere.
Edit: Haha, looks like we both spoke too soon.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Mentioned along with MIT and||
Mentioned along with MIT and UVA, good company to have. Saw this last night, thought it was pretty cool.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Your personal feelings for||
Your personal feelings for the Fab Five are irrelevant. You have to pick your battles. What is gained from putting the banners back up? In my view, nothing. What are the negatives associated with putting them back up as they pertain to the credibility and perceived integrity of the school and athletic department? Well, if you need someone to answer that for you, I’m afraid we will never be in agreement.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||"The rest of the Fab 5 shouldn't be penalized"||
But neither should the University of Michigan.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Pekka Rinne is pretty damn||
Pekka Rinne is pretty damn good. I still think Detroit can win, but it isn’t as if Nashville is just going to lie down and die. In 5 seems a bit too optimistic to me.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Don’t be insulting the south||
Don’t be insulting the south now. Ya’ll don’t want to invite the wrath of Dixie. American by birth, Southern by the grace of God! But fo real, we’ll spit tobacco at you, or wear our pretentious bow ties to make you feel under dressed, or something.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Is there any evidence that||
Is there any evidence that Ohio State isn’t embracing him though? And is he forcing his DC to run an unfamiliar system? Until those things happen, I don’t see the two as very similar.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Love me some college hockey.||
In the words of the immortal Bart Scott, "can’t wait!"
|2 years 24 weeks ago||ESPN, brought to you by the||
ESPN, brought to you by the SEC.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||This isn’t necessarily true.||
This isn’t necessarily true. First of all, his 2012 class was better than ours. Recruiting for the 2013 class is nowhere near finished, so who knows where that’ll lead for the two programs. Second, the gap between recruiting will likely not be very large so as to guarantee one team being better than the other. Third, the relation between stars on the field and wins on the field is not as concrete as you make it seem.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I see people make comments||
I see people make comments like this, and I have to wonder. Are you entirely sheltered from some of the BS that comes from our own fanbase, or do you just ignore it? Students and non students alike. Just accept the fact that, like all other fanbases, there are a bunch of idiots that fill our stadium every football Saturday. I’m not targeting you specifically (especially because you clarified that you were mostly talking about this blog), just the mindset. It, in itself, is extremely arrogant and foolish.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||The Media would never do that||
The Media would never do that for Michigan, right? Right?!? Seriously though, a lot of the criticisms of ND fans in this thread are terribly hypocritical.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Agree||
I agree, I would like to see him stay as well. Unfortunately, he’ll likely get dissuaded by all the clever “lol, cooler pooper” and “O$U sux!” comments he gets.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||He’s denying his father and||
He’s denying his father and refusing his name this very second, I bet.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Loving the irony of this||
Loving the irony of this post.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Pffft. No way. Those guys||
Pffft. No way. Those guys might be paid to do their job, but I have personally won the national championship multiple times on xbox.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||In before "cool story bro"||
In before "cool story bro"
|2 years 25 weeks ago||That is precisely where I||
That is precisely where I didn’t want this discussion to go. Feel free to be an unpleasant human being, but please do so somewhere else.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Sounds like coachspeak to me.||
Sounds like coachspeak to me. This is the same kind of stuff that was coming out of Hoke midway through last season, and we know how that turned out. End of the day, Meyer already has the kind of QB he needs, and he has a heck of a lot of talent on that roster. His recruiting has been as good as you can expect, and I believe that they’ll be a solid team next season. Should make The Game very interesting.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||“I don't understand how my||
“I don't understand how my brother is an honorable mention in the Adidas Invitational and UofM wontcall”
|2 years 25 weeks ago||“the people that do it are||
“the people that do it are the same people who have never visited Detroit, have never been near it, and have never faced hardship like some Detroit citizens have.”
This makes sense. I can appreciate this, I guess. Thank you for taking my question seriously. It was something I was surprised by when I first came here, and I just wanted to educate myself. For the most part, the in state students I’ve met here are very passionate about the subject, for whatever that’s worth.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I suppose it’s the notion of||
I suppose it’s the notion of it being your city that I don’t understand. That kind of loyalty to a city isn’t something I’ve seen elsewhere (other than by the actual inhabitants of the city). I typically try to avoid speaking negatively about it because I’ve noticed it upsets people. I’m just interested by the dynamic.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Legitimate question from||
Legitimate question from someone not from Michigan or even the Midwest. What is with people from Michigan (about Detroit)? I hear people all the time make comments like “I believe in Detroit,” and they seem to get legitimately offended when people speak negatively about the city. And this is behavior being exhibited by people from all over Michigan, not confined to the Metro area. I’m not trying to upset anyone, I am genuinely curious because I’ve never seen anything like this in other areas.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Addition of Nebraska changed||
Addition of Nebraska changed the scheduling around, I’d assume.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Having the spring game in||
Having the spring game in Ohio is a good start….
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Get you’re pansy ass off teh||
Get you’re pansy ass off teh boards if you dont like it! This is Michigan fergodsakes! Leaders and the best, baby. Too hell with O$U, liers liers vests on fire!!!!!1!!1