Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|10 hours 33 min ago||True||
But the shirt said, "Guns don't kill quarterbacks..."
|2 days 7 hours ago||Just don't get it||
I just don't understand why Crean gets the special treatment he does. He certainly hasn't earned it. At least Izzo has done something.
At one point yesterday, Crean was so far out on the court (with the ball on the SAME side) that he passed in FRONT of the official. He had to be physically pushed back several times.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Can't Decide||
I can't decide where I shake out on this front. My reaction is to say there should be charges. While still "inside the lines" the play was over, clearly whistled dead and stopped by the officials, and the hit was against a totally defenseless individual.
Then again, you sign up for a certain amount of risk playing at this level. We shouldn't have everything turn into a lawsuit.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Both Should be Suspended||
I thought both were Ebbing. Thanks for the clarification.
To me, the Chelios hit was worse. Even though it wasn't as violent a hit, he hit a totally defenseless player who was face down in pain from the *prior* hit. The first one you could call just an over zealous hit. The second one was totally egregious. Plus he did it with the official WATCHING.
The only reason there wasn't a brawl is that Michigan has hopes of getting to the post season.
|5 days 15 hours ago||The Hair||
Plus, he would change up his hair from time to time.
One game he came out with his hair trimmed/shaved into a Michigan football helmet. *THAT*. *WAS*. *AWESOME*.
|1 week 1 day ago||Spike and His Development||
In the Beilein uber alles category, I think back to last season. Looking back to some rough stretches within some particular games, it seemed like there were some times where Spike was in the game and was a liability.
But when we got to the tournament, Burke was healthy. The difference between Burke playing 87.5% of the minutes (which he did) and playing more than 90% of the minutes (for which some might have advocated) was possibly instrumental in "saving" some of Burke's energy. Regardless, it was definitely instrumental in getting Spike ready for tough situations. Like, say, playing almost the entire first half of the NC game with great success.
Spike is a heady player who knows his limitations better than most sophomores in the national spotlight. I believe it has been a combination of Spike, JB's confidence in Spike, and JB's (and the other coach's) methodical development of Spike.
And the truly good news: We get two more years of Spike after this one!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What's the Point?||
Well, money, of course. It has nothing to do with facilitating Cinderella stories.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Working It||
Well, I think he was working it AGAIN.
Why? Because one makeup foul didn't correct things. Not only should there not have been a foul on Morgan, there should have been a charge called against MSU. Izzo was trying to prevent the deserved two foul swing by implying that things were now all even.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm Torn||
There's a ton that the AD is doing wrong. But I'm not sure on this part.
Everything is different in a post 9/11 world. There are very real terrorist threats out there and I don't envy the AD's role in having to prevent them. When you add in the crazy litigious society we live in and realize the liability the University would face if something did happen, I sort of understand it.
The challenge is figuring out where to draw the line and how to enforce any subjectivity that remains. The AD has taken the position that they will simply remove all subjectivity. You can argue that the pendulum has swung too far, but not that there isn't a very real problem to be addressed.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You're Assuming He's Back and Well||
I hope, hope, hope for nothing but the very best for Mitch. But you're assuming that if he comes back next season, he'll be well and have a good season.
Heaven forbid, but what if he comes back, all the doctors say he's fine, and he plays one or two really good games before reinjuring the back? In that case, from a purely financial perspective, he should have gone pro and taken whatever money he could before returning to school to finish his degree.
If he's cleared medically, I think some team would draft him just on potential. He has size and heart that are hard to coach.
For Mitch is is a terrible situation and I don't envy him the decisions he'll have to make. Given my 'druthers, I hope he comes back to Michigan, wins the Naismith on the way to a Michigan National Championship, and ends up the first pick of the draft.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Plus, it is Arbitrary||
In the end, it is just a rule. Why is a touchdown 6 and not 3? Or 12? In one part of the game (the NFL) they have decided that the defense will always have the chance to substitute.
To those that are saying the offense almost never runs a play in less than ten seconds, that's not the point!! If they run up to the line immediately after the play, the defense has no time to substitute. Even if the play takes the entire playclock to run, the defense never got a chance to substitute players in or out.
In the end, running up to the line of scrimmage in a short period of time and using the rest of the playclock to evaluate the defensive package and THEN call your play is a free option. Options have value.
One can argue that no-huddle offenses are well within the rules, but as this site has pointed out MANY times, by not huddling, the offense gets more information. The issue at question, then, is if this is something that should be allowed to continue or if is an advantage that should not be allowed to the offense.
The NFL has said it can't start; those who proposed this rule say it should stop. Others disagree. I'm not sure, though, why Brian and others think it is such a clear case of being a crazy idea.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Privacy?||
Pretty sure privacy went out the window when everyone is crowding so they can be on camera too.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||One?||
Hell, we ended up going through SIX for one party (M defeats ND 1991 Grbac to Desmond). You must have been quite the successful moocher!
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Depressing||
The most depressing part to me is the people on that board that either know, or admit to feeling like maybe, it is bad/dirty/mean and just don't care. The mindset seems to be: it is ugly, but it is the way it is so we might as well use it. I am disappoint.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Epic||
I counted 17 but could be off.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Kudos||
Agree with all that the stepback was sick. And major kudos for a TEAM win.
In a separate, but related, item, kudos to Ace for a very nicely written game column. More MGoBlog excellence.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Name Change?||
Isn't he "the mind" now?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Good News||
That's great news. Here's to a speedy and full recovery. It was great just to see the thread title. I'm glad I have no idea what the difference is between a double bypass and a quadruple bypass and (God forbid) a sextuple bypass. Listen to your nurses and PTs!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Monitoring Students at Class||
Isn't monitoring student's attendance (not in season) one of the "violations" we picked up under RichRod? Also, I agree that the playing through injuries thing is a fine line. Even so, I like the rules and the clear expectations. Nobody can claim they didn't know. We'll see how it works.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Just the Opposite||
When State isn't winning, couches aren't burning. Right? Either that or there's no correlation.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||No Spoilers||
You can pretty safely watch season 1 after reading the first book and season 2 after reading the second book. It gets a little more complicated in season 3, but if you're a committed reader, you won't be in trouble if you start season 3 when you're half-way through book 3. We'll see how closely the series continues to follow the books. I'd imagine you'd want to finish book 3 before starting season 4 (when it
Suffice it to say, I'm a huge fan of both. And though my wife wouldn't be interested enough in the books, she has loved the tv series.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Perfect!||
I was just going to make a very similar comment. Being a PC Gamer has always been being the best kind of gamer. (Well, except for when I had my Apple ][+...)
You can do yourself a massive favor by going to the Steam store, putting all your favorite games on a wishlist and waiting for that magic email: "A Game on your Wishlist is on sale!"
In addition to picking up the full Skyrim and first two Batmans this year, I also scored L4D2 for free. Huge win. Regardless, around just about every holiday there are some significant finds on sale on Steam. Beyond Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are also Easter, 4th of July, and other sales. Highly recommended.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think so||
I think what people are forgetting is that if it could go down some it could go up more.
The question about lowering PSDs this year is moot. Will not happen. The real question is whether Michigan has started to price itself out of the market. Most people think the ticket prices are crazy. But it only takes about 45,000 buying two tickets each to sell out the stadium. That's something like 0.01% of the US population. Even if 99.98% of the people think the pricing is crazy, the demand from the 0.02% currently has the financial model working.
When will watching at home be a better option for fans? For many it already is, but not enough to lower the PSD.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||Congrats!||
Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your success so far. You have accomplished something special and should be very proud.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||December!||
Today's my son's birthday, yesterday my oldest daughter, and the 26th my middle daughter. Posbang the Ides of March...
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Technically...||
...orbiting the sun. But we knew what you meant.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Liability||
Don't forget, though, that even though there is D&O insurance, you still, as a board member, are a fiduciary and therefore have personal iability. And with the advent of Sarbanes-Oxley you also have potential criminal liability.
There *is* responsibility and risk that goes along with the job.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||How Many Bowl Games Did You Play In?||
While I understand your comment and agree that earning a more prestigious bid would have been better, this is likely what we have. Some people will choose to celebrate the event and/or the kids that are playing in it. More power to them.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Then...management||
And that's when the big bucks start to roll in.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Great Thread and Good Comments||
I really enjoyed reading many of the comments in this thread. Very interesting. My youngest is 8 and has been hyper-competetive since birth. After witnessing Nebraska and watching Iowa, he had kind of checked out of the season.
We had an opportunity to watch pregame from the field this week and then watch the heart and soul the team put into this game. By the end of warmups, my son was totally engaged again and then rode the roller-coaster with the team.
Our family has now had two exceptional personal experiences despite losing efforts. Watching this team perform this way (as major underdogs) is a lesson I don't think my children will ever forget. All 3 are students first but also very athletic. The sophomore is a swimmer, the 7th grader a figure skater, and my son is a soccer player. They took something from that game I could have never explained to them.
We also were able to go to the Outback Bowl last year and were exiting near the spot where the players walked from the locker room to the busses after the loss. The way they carried themselves with grace and dignity despite a tough loss was truly impressive to me. I really believe there's a lot to learn from losing.
I'm not saying that a win wouldn't have been better. But this was the least bad loss of any I can remember. And I think the way the players are handling themselves in victory AND defeat is a testament to the very positive things about Brady Hoke.