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|1 hour 47 min ago||Unfortunate thing with penguins is they can't fly away ...||
... as requested. Nonetheless, great GIF.
|18 hours 35 min ago||The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two||
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function... F. Scott Fitzgerald
|21 hours 25 min ago||Michigan could have done better by having a competent coach...||
That's the analysis.
Seriously, go away if you don't like the opinions here. It's no-one's job to keep this your "favorite" blog.
And if you have self-acknowledged unbreakable loyalty to Brandon and Hoke for unstated reasons (that ooze a little mysterious self-righteousness IMO), it would be a pointless job to persuade you in any case.
EDIT: see now that you're a former player, so understandably you'd take all of this much more to heart than any of us spectators who never had our own limbs on the line.
So apologies for my own uninformed and sarcastic accusation of self-righteousness on that front (which I've left in above so as not to whitewash it).
But I stand by the non-ad hominem part of what I wrote.
|23 hours 7 min ago||Few if any are saying it was intentional ...||
... they're saying he was negligent in not even having it confirmed one way or another.
They're saying that it's unacceptable that he still won't address the question -- instead talking about the ankle injury.
They're saying he has his head in the sand on this and much else.
They're saying he's not tuned into what's happening with his team.
They're saying this is dangerous -- all season for the success of the team, and now for the health of a player.
You're right that "the idea of this is ridiculous", but it's not the idea that nearly anyone on this board is talking about, excepting your straw man.
|1 day 1 hour ago||And remember, this team can still compete for a championship||
|1 day 1 hour ago||Unfortunately what is characterizing the "institution" right now||
... is the lawyered up response of "Hoke" and the University. Not much in that to distinguish M ethically.
As for fan reaction, I'm of the mind that the reason it stands out so prominently is because it's the latest, most egregious lapse etched in sharp relief to chronic, general incompetence and cluelessness.
As a one-off event, however -- minus all the attendant "real fans don't boo", 10-man(ball) punt formations, Bran-drones, Have a Hoke and a Smile, etc. -- this would maybe have registered as a horrible, puzzling lapse, but would not have registered so broadly among the fan base and almost certainly have slid.
|1 day 1 hour ago||First laugh I've had from the board this weekend...||
Now if we can just get Hoke on the Dole, too.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Protesting would highlight Hoke's own BS ...||
In making a case that the shot was blatantly cheap and dangerous, Hoke would underline his and his staff's own culpability in not removing Morris and/or having him checked out.
What a mess.
I agree Cockran should be called out, even if a penalty is unlikely, if only to serve warning that he needs to watch his dangerous play (intent is hard to prove, but I do think it was a deliberate cheap shot).
But the most effective protest would be in the form of the next Michigan coach making it a point prior to next year's Gopher game, then leading a clean but crushing restoration of normal Brown Jug service. Cockran's a junior, so should be back for some garbage time double and triple teams.
|2 days 21 hours ago||What are you going to do?||
Other than disappear.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||A Proper 38-0 POSBANG||
Love that when I came to this thread, the OP's POS/NEG count was this:
|26 weeks 1 day ago||The last Michigan possession said it all about this team ...||
... they had no quit, kept moving to free themselves for good looks, found the open man (twice), working their asses off for multiple offensive boards, and did not indulge in hero ball. And they tied the game, even if the ball went in off of a Kentucky hand.
A year after making the final, they made the Elite 8. Those are the the makings of a Top-10 program. And that is all we can ask for as fans. After that, it's the just the luck of the bounce sometimes in the tournament.
Here's to the ball soon bouncing Beilein's way.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||He seems to appreciate what he has ...||
Whatever he decides, he seems to have good perspective and appreciate what he has. This encapsulates why I still prefer college ball, even though the level of play is far lower:
“Once you leave college you’re never going to be a part of a real team anymore. Guys are playing for contracts, for their families and everything. We’re actually one team that doesn’t care. We don’t care who scores or we don’t care who gets the credit. We are just out there to play basketball for each other.”
|26 weeks 2 days ago||He's the wizard of Bristol, the Thomas A. Edison of ESPN ...||
He hasn't failed, he's just found 10 things that won't happen.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Go Whew!! So happy for Morgan ...||
... that the memory of this game will be the late charge call. After the monster game he had, would have royally sucked if the play a possession or two earlier, where he fumbled the ball out of bounds, had been his last contribution. Especially since he was dunking home from those kind of drive and dishes all game (I sense a Beilein plan there).
In the spirit that an excellent MGoBlog diarist recently wrote, "remember those two consecutive NCAA tournaments that Jordan Morgan drew late-game charges against teams in orange to help "M" advance?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||He joins the line of greats....||
Coach B seems to be about helping build something bigger than himself, with credit and subs due to all. I think he'd fit right in with this group:
And he seems equally at home in more casual, contemporary, Michigan coaching company:
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Today we are all Mercer-naries!!!||
Glad to be conscripted to the Duke-dooming army!
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Not drowning, but waving...||
Goodbye, Aaron. Goodbye.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Gritty and GIF- tastic!!!||
I'll always remember Craft this way. Could not have scripted a better ending.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Robinson may just be the x-factor in March...||
Hitting meaningful threes against Indiana in the regular season closer, v. Illinois yesterday, coming out of the gate strong today.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||But our slugging percentage looks to be higher and rising ...||
One whiff (Rodriguez), one grand slam (Yost), and one double off the top of the wall (Beilein) that may be ruled a homer on review.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Better to have Izzo as a little girl ...||
... but I upvoted both.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Take one of the coolest things in the world (Jimi), add Ohio ...||
... and it's lame. That's the point. Thad's an imposter. I think Jimi would understand.
Also, more literally, just a play on this image from above in the thread:
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Matta, Bold As Douche|
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I looked for Zoolander before Tropic Thunder / Simple Jack...||
And Dodgeball. Crean has a definite Stiller-ness to him.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||This thread ma, ma, ma-kes me happy ...|
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now ...||
Yes, young MGoBoard wise. Oldish, otherwise, which is why I'm still getting the hang of this photoshop / posting stuff. Not here to waste anyone's time or hurt their heads unnecessarily with one-man in-jokes. Won't be stifled, but will be more deliberate ... especially when sleep deprived.
|29 weeks 1 hour ago||Just a Monday late work night burn-out looking for distraction..||
Unfortunately. But maybe I'll try and just order in some LSD-laced dinner from Florida next time.
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||Who made the YMCA ball comment?||
Hadn't caught that particular line of BS.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Unless they're '89 Illinois playing Glen Rice and Co...||
... in the Final Fucking Four.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I'd prefer to see the opposite result ...||
... the lower Staee go, in esteem and NCAA seeding, the better. OSU are already down, and we should punk them in the B1G.