I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 22 hours ago||I think Borges, Funk, and||
I think Borges, Funk, and Jackson are all problems, and all for different reasons. At times I think Fred is slipping, either in his ability to identify talent or develop it. I also think Borges is as hands off with Funk as Hoke is with Borges - the result being a lack of familiarity/too much trust. Then I blame Borges according to the oft repeated refrain around here, that his offense puts players in a position to fail.
|3 days 22 hours ago||In ultimate punk Al secures||
In ultimate punk
|3 days 22 hours ago||Dave made bad pizza. Football||
Dave made bad pizza.
|1 week 3 days ago||We would joke about our||
We would joke about our offense at times being, "Trey, go do something,"
|1 week 3 days ago||Fire _____||
Hmmm. I was about to try to draw a parallel (young team, poor offensive performance)...
|1 week 3 days ago||Lame cake||
I tuned in to watch a basketball game. A whistle concert ensued.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Al - When preparing for a||
Al - When preparing for a good defense like MSU's, do you have to look harder on film for areas to exploit, or do you focus more on what your own team does best?
Greg - Hypothetically, if Al employed the tempo/spread used by Indiana, do you think it offsets the extra burden it creates on your own defense?
Brady - Michigan fans and alumni are loyal and rabid, but don't always understand football lingo and concepts. How can coaches balance engaging these fans with the other demands on their time?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||We are moving and widening||
We are moving and widening Delta for better access to the South GA ramp in the fall, and we are looking at plans for building a parallel taxiway to 15/33 with high speed exits (pipe dream). There's not much point in widening Echo/Fox Trot - wingtip clearance to parked aircraft on the South Ramp or incursion into the 6/24 safety area is the prohibition there.
What are you on? If you're overnighting, are you flying the Dash 8?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Which was parked next to the Citation||
The Tail is N868EM, for anyone who wants to plane stalk.
For MGOSpeculation sake, The M jet, Browns jet, and Secretary of State's DC-9 were all on the tarmac at the same time that Bill Belichick and Ben Stiller were on island.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||And here's that Falcon trijet||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||What's the point of||
What's the point of exclusivity if we make it too easy for people to get here?
FWIW, I'm installing a PAPI on 06 this fall.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I am the man from Nantucket. Really.||
I work at ACK in Airport administration, and live here year round. Let me know if you need any advice for handling the Island over the 4th. And if you flew in on that Global, I'd love a tour! Noah 508-901-1175.
As for the rest of the board, I saw this Citation land, but didn't get a chance to talk with the pilot or passenger(s). A lot of these corporate jets are also fractional ownership, so it could just be some random guy.
What was funny is that just two days, parked next to it on the ramp was a Falcon trijet with a Cleveland Browns logo.
|1 year 1 week ago||I just dont know man, One||
I just dont know man,
One good pass, run, and muff from
A complete shutout
|1 year 1 week ago||The thing that gets me||
Is that the knock on Al Borges is that he called a terrible second half...
1) Take away a busted coverage on the roundtree 75 yd td,
2) And poor tackling on Denard's 64 yarder,
And that leaves I believe, only 80 yards gained during the first half. Even the second TD was on a drive extended by a roughing the passer penalty, and then again by a muffed punt/roughing kicker penalty. That drive easily could have gone for nothing.
The thing is, man, that Michigan did not light it up in the first half. OSU made a couple bad plays, all of which burned them. Minus the bad plays, Michigan was blown out of there in the first half.
The second half played out exactly like the first, except OSU either made sound adjustments/got less unlucky.
In my opinion, the issue is not that Al called a terrible a second half. On a sustainable basis, the game plan was untenable. That it happened to work in the first half was more a result of getting all of the breaks.
Depending on how irate you are, you then can ask if this was just a bad game plan in general, or an extension of an ineffective/hybrid/young/bad offense?
|1 year 1 week ago||Than Minnesota commercial||
Showed a solar car.
Which made me think it was our solar car.
Which made me think Michigan was buying air time during other Big Ten games.
Which would be really funny.
|1 year 1 week ago||i see what you did there||
And I like it.
|1 year 1 week ago||I was originally going to be defensive||
But then I saw your avatar. And then your point.
I guess the moral of the story is one should avoid telling others who to vote for, pray to, or be pissed at.
|1 year 1 week ago||Apparently this is not the time||
to appeal to rationality and perspective.
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm not a football mind either.||
But I would expect that good defenses (use the term elite, for the ones you feel are deserving) make many offensive coordinators look inept.
All I know that I can apply to football is a basic grasp of management techniques:
1) Don't move to fire someone without a succession plan
2) Evaluate someone based upon their full body of work
3) Give them an opportunity to self evaluate their performance
Let's assume this was a very poorly executed second half. So,
1) Who is more qualified and ready to step in in the case of an immediately fireable offense?
2) When your employee (Al) has had the necessary resources at his disposal, over an appropirate length of time, what have been the results? How do you judge acceptability?
3) What does your employee (Al again) have to say about how he made and implemented his decisions?
Then of course, you judge carefully, and look out for bullshit. But its a process, not a revelation.
And I think Brady is a better manager than most of us, and I am happy with his opinion.
And no, I'm not relaxed. I was raised in Ohio and will hear about it all year.
|1 year 1 week ago||That may all be very true||
But before we turn to an evening of rabble rabble rawrr grumble, go play with your kids or take a walk with your wife. Or call your mom.
Derive some purpose from living your own life, not getting worked up over a game you had no control in.
We just dont know, man. Maybe Al and Brady played conservative becasue the defense was lights out and keeping everything one posession. Or maybe they're just dicks. At this point, both are reasonable hypothesis.
If people want to rant, do it tomorrow, or go somewhere else. You'll be better served in life learning some self control or developing more positive coping mechanisms than demanding someone's head outright.
Hugs and kisses,
|2 years 17 weeks ago||i think this was the right||
i think this was the right thing to do.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||its up||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||i have already refreshed||
i have already refreshed si.com like 40x
|2 years 30 weeks ago||There is a thin line for Hoke||
There is a thin line for Hoke to walk here. I agree with a minimum suspension. At least 5 games, and that's IF he can turn his life around/fulfill his obligations.
At the same time though, I am against dismissal. He needs his team more than ever right now. Ideally, football will keep him in school and working towards a degree. Take that away from him and he's likely just another hard luck story.
I want my team to represent the school well. And maybe Stonum has lost that privilege to represent on the field. We'll see. But part of what I want out of my school is to see that we don't abandon a young man just because he can no longer contribute to a revenue sport.
I hope he has the opportunity to graduate, and that is best done by not removing him from the team. But at the same time, I think a standard for discipline has to be set. And I think Hoke gets that.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||It looks like the wheels are||
It looks like the wheels are falling off the Colum-bus.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Need more GERGS! I||
Need more GERGS!
I appreciate any competency in our 2-deep secondary. I will gladly take competent. Competent would be a step up. I love competent.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Get to the stadium early.||
Get to the stadium early. They rarely sell out, and the ticket takers had a lot of problems dealing with the extra capacity of the Michigan fans (Halloween-ish game some years ago). It took us way long from line to seat.
And I wouldn't bother staying in evanston to party. Head to wrigleyville, boys town, or whatever spot is currently hot.
But it is a fun place to see game. Small, personal stadium, good classy fans. Don't have to be on your guard like in C-bus, EL, or madtown.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I can has TWO 4-star||
I can has TWO 4-star linebacker commits? Ok.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||*cringing* S-E-C S-E-C!||
*cringing* S-E-C S-E-C!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||i dont care if it's sour||
i dont care if it's sour grapes...
Ha Ha. F U OSU. Yes, you are a very good team. But you are outside of the BigTen now, no longer gods among mortals, and cant get all the calls (although still an impressive showing by Sullinger).
And no Barkley is talking and I change the channel.