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|1 week 3 hours ago||Lot of good takes, thanks for sharing. Just||
Lot of good takes, thanks for sharing. Just thinking about the OHIO chant gets me worked up. Going to be an epic game come November
|1 week 8 hours ago||Durkin could not defend the spread at all. Games||
Durkin could not defend the spread at all. Games would have been much worse with him around!
|1 week 2 days ago||Good question!||
|1 week 2 days ago||How much of the redshirt bonfire do you think is a||
How much of the redshirt bonfire do you think is a burn the boats tactic to free up slots and keep scholarships moving vs a recruiting tactic to demonstrate playing time meritocracy?
What do you think is the biggest factor in Ohio States advantage over us in getting five star recruits? Do you see a path for Harbaugh to get to parity in the near term?
How do we possibly replace the players getting drafted this year without backsliding?
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||The issue to me wasn't us getting beat physically||
The issue to me wasn't us getting beat physically but our OL not picking up blocks. That's the concerning thing and is irrespective of level of opponent or play call
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||In all fairness, I was pretty pessimistic after||
In all fairness, I was pretty pessimistic after the first few games of last season. It does feel like a bit of a regression this week but will try to reserve some judgement. Everything is practice until Ohio anyway.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fair enough, but is running trick plays going to||
Fair enough, but is running trick plays going to make up for not being able to block an inferior opponent on most plays?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||They might be battles, but Rutgers is a||
They might be battles, but Rutgers is a WAR
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know if this makes me||
I don't know if this makes me like him more or less. Don't get me wrong -- he was one of my favorite players while in school, and I'd buy him a beer without hesitation if I ran into him at a pub -- but his NFL career has to be toast. It's a sad thing that revealing some of the real issues inside the NFL from an authentic experience has to be in some way punished, but who would want to be his teammate now? Or his coach?
Regardless, I always thought Molk would always be, in someway, too good for the NFL. He's the kind of guy you think of when Bo was saying "this is the last time you'll play for a team". Hope all this turns out well for the guy and I don't doubt he'll be successful in life.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Amen! Glad to see I'm not totally crazy||
Amen! Glad to see I'm not totally crazy
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Here are my pictures from the game. Seems like||
Here are my pictures from the game. Seems like more than 5% to me but would love to hear your thoughts.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||I agree. Knowing what we know now about how these||
I agree. Knowing what we know now about how these teams compare, a better crowd probably wouldn't have made a difference in the final outcome. That said I'm a fan of the philosophy of control what you can control. I can't control the coaches plans or the players execution. But I can try to influence the fan base in whatever miniscule manner I can, just in case it will mean something someday. But yeah, that's a pretty romantic and impractical idea anyway!
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Just playing devil's advocate but you don't think||
Just playing devil's advocate but you don't think the Shoe would be loud if they were down a few? When the team is down is when they need support the most
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||I respect where you're coming from||
I respect where you're coming from haha
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Good points, good points. I could be being too||
Good points, good points. I could be being too harsh especially with some recency bias. However at halftime the game was still really close. I just feel like the crowd could have had a bigger impact to start the second half and things may have gone differently. That said the final outcome might also show that things would have ended badly for us regardless.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||I understand your thoughts. There's a fine balance||
I understand your thoughts. There's a fine balance between being a rabid fan and taking it to a crazy extreme. I'd never want our atmosphere to be like the Shoe where opposing fans get spit on or worse. There's something to be said about a Michigan game where you can bring your family, your children and not worry about an NFL crowd or experience if that makes sense. However I do think there's a balance where we can be great fans, be loud and pay attention. Would love to hear more of your thoughts on how the game went and what we can do better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Thank you for your support of Michigan athletics||
Thank you for your support of Michigan athletics and football in particular. I also have season tickets and pay my annual donation. I'm not judging you, I truly appreciate your fandom. I'm just calling it like I see it. We're all on the same team here, just trying to start a conversation sir
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ron Paul||
Want to say it started as a joke about Ron Paul supporters when they would look to every positive media mention as "it's happening!!" within the echo chamber. That probably puts it at 2007ish
|1 year 47 weeks ago||FWIW they didn't charge me||
FWIW they didn't charge me for this one
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Fair point. I didn't think||
Fair point. I didn't think Brandon would be dumb enough to leave a paper trail but worth a shot, right?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Gotta be the Hatter||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Great point and one that||
Great point and one that needs further exploring.
Part of me feels like it's not an either/or. I want to believe with $100MM from Ross that we can keep ticket prices reasonable AND afford to pay top dollar for a new coaching team. Would be interested to see the department's balance sheet though.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The crazy thing is that our||
The crazy thing is that our tradition is as much about innovation on the field as it is the "three yards and a cloud of dust" stereotype.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Cost: $0||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||This whole mess is||
This whole mess is disheartening and inexcusable. We have put our past 5... 6? quarterbacks through complete hell and none of them deserve what happened to Shane.
Changes need to be made top to bottom in the AD. Amazing that Brandon could be so out of touch for someone who "obsesses" over optics. I canceled my season tickets after the Gibbons fiasco, but never could have dreamed it would get this bad. And to add gasoline to a tire fire, Brandon completely throws Hoke under the bus with this blindside. Horrible leadership all around.
All that being said, I think it sounds like a pretty good idea to put a team doctor up in the box. Is that something that other college programs do? NFL teams? Might be a good rule for the league to adopt.
|2 years 3 days ago||T-shirt cannons?||
Just going to throw this out there because I was at the Utah game (first home game since 2011 Ohio) but did anyone else notice the t-shirt cannons in the Big House during commercial breaks? Has that become a thing now? Struck me as way more bush league than this stunt. Almost "WHO WANTS A FREE PIZZZZAAAAA!!" levels.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||This whole thing may be the||
This whole thing may be the nail in the coffin for me. Really debating not putting up my PSD and just giving the money to CoE. How do you expect the public not to find out about what happened?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||This calls for dancing||
This calls for dancing
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Thanks for the reply||
Appreciate the reply elaydin. I definitely understand your reasoning. I had been skeptical that mobile ads generated you all that much money, but it looks like that isn't the case. Knowing that, I'll send a few clicks your way now and then to do my part for such a great product.
P.S. The math geek in me would kill for a diary on some of the statistics you teased with here (impressions over time, users by country, etc.). Happy to donate a few bucks if you can make that happen ;)
|5 years 14 weeks ago||No such thing as a free lunch||
College is "free" in Europe because they pay much more in taxes. It's not like the Michigan government can just magically let you go to U of M for free.