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|1 day 3 hours ago||Not according to the WNEM||
Not according to the journalistic juggernauts at WNEM!
|1 day 16 hours ago||Genuinely don't know||
Perhaps my memory is bad - is that Ace Williams' outfit or something? I have not put any stock into the report, yet. If they're bogus I'm willing to disregard.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Chatsports?||
No idea what this source is but, for what it's worth:
|1 day 22 hours ago||Poor Title||
Better title: "Harbaugh Won't Deny He Is Done with the NFL and Michigan is His Dream Job."
|2 days 21 hours ago||Wait||
Is there where we're all going to discuss the new 6 year, $49 million rumor? Has no one yet posted a thread on that in order to avoid a jinx? We've just had threads discussing Jim Tressel and Jim Harbaugh to Cuba and yet... nothing?
|1 week 1 day ago||Also, fleeting four years?||
Did this guy, whose employer is in the midst of wooing former alum Jim Harbaugh with piles upon piles of money, really just claim that the players have fleeting four year relationships? If you honestly believe that, I think everyone with a say in your current coaching search may have a bone to pick with you.
|1 week 1 day ago||Poor word choice as well||
Most of us disagree with the point he's making, and that's fine, but he probably escapes this whole situation unscathed if he more carefully chooses his words and says "not any one particular player" instead of specifically naming Michigan's beloved son Denard. Definitely suffering from an acute case of Dave-Brandon-foot-in-mouth disease.
|1 week 4 days ago||Careful with your word choice.||
To call her story "fabricated" is improper at this point. All that's been demonstrated is that many of the details of her story are likely inaccurate. However, even those who questioned her version of events acknowledged that they believed something had happened to her. The discrepencies could merely be owed to PTSD or the result of an intoxicant. She could also be making it up. But you or I don't know the answer at this point, and this "new" information doesn't answer that either.
Be careful with your word choice.
Also, this is inevitably going to get pulled.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hard to argue.||
Hard to make an argument to the contrary on any of these with the exception of maybe La. Tech, UNC or Tennessee. Frankly, I'm shocked that Penn State is only getting 2.5 against BC.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
Yes, let's extrapolate from one Landlord's attempt to collect $196 a general principle about the "class" of an entire state.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sorry.||
I am as obsessed with Michigan football as everybody else on this board, but if President Schlissel doesn't fire Dave Brandon because he sent some snarky e-mails to people (half of whom were being snarky themselves) that is not a good reason to fire the University president. I have far too much respect for the University as an academic institution to ever make that leap. Do you know how absurd that would make the school look? We'd be no better than Florida State, whose football team clearly runs the show at their school, greatly hindering their academic perception across the country.
Sorry, I'm as frustrated as you are, and am not exactly confident in Schlissel's ability to handle this football situation, but if he was hired to make Michigan the best school it can be, I'm not jeopardizing the integrity, academic reputation of the school and overall health of the university by calling for his head after 2 months on the job because the Athletic Director might send e-mails like a petulant teenage girl occasionally.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Eh||
This sort of reminds me of the Skip Bayless-Richard Sherman throwdown. It seems like everyone involved in these e-mail exchanges is losing.
There were a few e-mails from fans/alumni that were predominately appropriate, but a lot of those seemed a little unhinged. The idea of sending a flamer e-mail to the AD after your team loses is not going to engender any sympathy from me when it is met with a trolling response. I think a well-articulated plea relating to general state of affairs of the department and team are fine - i.e. the guy addressing noodle-gate, etc. - but firing off an e-mail saying, "This team needs a change!" or "Fire Borges!" is really kind of pathetic to me.
That said, the people sending those e-mails aren't in a position to protect and enhance something we all love and support - Michigan football. So I am more alarmed by the fact that Brandon feels the need to engage in this kind of back and forth. The fact that he seems to fail to differentiate between the trolls and those with legitimate, well-articulated gripes is not exactly confidence inspiring.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Curious||
Who on Michigan's sidelines would challenge Hoke on some of these clock management decisions? I don't think all of it is Hoke being a stubborn manball coach like some of us presume. In that Penn State halftime hail mary gaffe, he looked legitimately confused and regretful when he saw the result of his mismanagement, not proudly defiant. I guess I'm curious as to why it seems that there is no one on the sidelines at least challenging him on these calls or discussing them with him. Am I just missing that? Not an excuse either way, but it just seems odd to me, as I often see other head coaches engaging their staff in these situations before making the ultimate call on timeouts, etc. in late-in-the-half situations.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||In his suite||
In his suite (or a suite). Friend of mine was in a suite and texted me that Brandon was sitting one over from him. Not sure if he was there for the whole game, but he was there.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Sludgefart||
Can we change the banner to "Sludgefart uber alles!"
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Really?||
The fans were the worst but you expected that from Jersey? What an asshole thing to say. That's exactly as true as saying that Michigan is full of Walmart-loving, camo-wearing nincumpoop hillbillies. Please spare us your half-assed generalizations.
I am Jersey raised and currenty live in New Jersey. I went to UofM where half of my family has gone - my Dad's family is from Michigan. Almost all of the UofM alums in the family came to the game. What exactly did the Rutgers fans do that made them the "worst"? I honestly expected the experience to be worse than it actually was - owing to the fact that this team and program haven't "been there before." The fans did act like they hadn't been there before - by storming the field - but I honestly was quite impressed with the behavior of their fans. I didn't receive any guff from anyone other than some tongue-in-cheek taunting in pre-game and neither did any of our group. If only all opponents' stadiums were that welcoming.
The quibbles with the fan base's knowledge and the lack of impressive facitiliies are all spot on. However, I don't know why anyone would be surprised given the lack of history and success associated with the program. If UofM had the same track record I doubt we'd be complaining about potential attendances of 90,000 fans - we'd be celebrating it.
There will always be a few bad apples, but I didn't run into any here, and I was flattered frankly, by how the RU fans held us in such esteem, even in our current freefall. I look forward to making the Rutgers game a biennial tradition.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Ugh||
As a New Jerseyan who is attending tomorrow's game with a large group of family/alums from Michigan and who has watched Rutgers' fanbase grow from disinterested and envious of Michigan to one that is a little to big for its britches and itching to let loose some obnoxious smacktalk on Michigan I would say my Fear/Paranoia and Desperate need to win Levels are at an 11.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Kickstarter?||
A suit and a megaphone sometimes go a long way.
MGoBlog's next kickstarter?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah!||
Yeah! What that guy just said!
Who is this guy? Occupy Wall Street could've used him.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||One of these doesn't belong.||
The Horror - 10
Toledo - 8
Stretchgate - 2
Cokegate - 8
Also, your head coach crying and leading a singalong to Josh Groban is a 43.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I think that's a bit of a stretch.||
I think that's a bit of a stretch. I don't think Hoke puts it all on the players. He also doesn't put it all on his shoulders. The comment about failing to "execute" on that big pass play where Jourdan saved the TD was clearly a failure to execute. The safeties on that play took absolutely horrible angles and completely cut themselves out of the play and keeping contain on the edge.
I think the problem here is that there are some areas on the roster that are deficient in talent (recruiting rankings be damned) and there are some serious errors in gameplanning and game strategy that stem from the coaching that are compounding that problem. I don't know if the talent issue is due to poor talent evaluation at the recruiting level - Hoke is just not identifying the right players - or talent development, but either way that falls on Hoke. I just don't see what the positives are at this point in his tenure.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||The boos are for you, Brady.||
The boos are for you, Brady.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Fratty?||
I'm not so sure cray, yolo and amazeballs are "fratty" terms. Much more likely those would be heard at a sorority at Michigan State.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Yedlin's a wing||
I'm assuming Brian has them both as wings. Green is more of a personal preference on that, with Yedlin I just don't see why you'd take him off the flanks when he obviously excels so much out there.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm||
Perhaps Brian is planning on Julian moving to the wing? I could see him playing the left wing with Yedlin on the right in 2018. Mix up top as attacking mid and Bradley back in his more comfortable position at the back of the mix.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Not attacking||
Not an attacking mid. He will likely move to mid, I think, but he'll be playing the wing.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Bagmen||
After reading that SEC Bagmen article, and then reading the article about the guy who just bought Doug Nussmeier (or however you want to describe it), does anyone else really pine for the day when chaos reigns and handouts from third parties is an option? Does anyone actually think that SEC Bagmen X (who owns a couple of Honda dealerships) is competing with the earth-moving-money guys that schools like Michigan, Stanford, etc. have? I suppose the only obstacle would be the fact that those guys are so wrapped up in making gobs of money that they don't have time to care about football recruits.
I realize this has tangibly little to do with this post, but it struck me as I was reading the article.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting||
I think NYC would provide a nice environment for Michigan and a definite home crowd advantage in most games (maybe with the exception of Maryland, which at best would be 50/50, I imagine, and I do think they'd outdraw Rutgers). Is the same true of D.C.? I'm not as sure. I certainly know they have a strong Michigan alumni base, but I'm not so sure it's any larger than other B1G bases like NYC is.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||CSMAS Article||
Did anyone else read that article? It noted in JANUARY OF 2013 that the CSMAS thought the ban should be reduced to half a season in addition to their recommended testing changes making it more likely that a positive test occurs. What a surprise that the NCAA, who are like super concerned about the student-athletes y'all, implemented the punitive recommendation of the CSMAS but not the rehabilitative one 18 months later.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Uh...||
Color me stupid but why should I be more excited about us in 2 years when Caris is gone and we add Cole Huff versus next year when we have Caris, a projected lottery pick, and not Cole Huff?
We won't know how this team looks and performs until next year, but I have faith in Beilein. If next season is rough sledding I honestly don't see why you'd think in 2 years it'll definitely be better with the Huff-Levert swap.