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|1 year 5 days ago||Has Gardner been working out||
Has Gardner been working out or has he been limited by his injury? If he hasn't been working out a lot, his eight pound weight gain might not be good weight.
|1 year 6 days ago||The feds are investigating||
The feds are investigating half the universities in the country thanks to new politically motivated rules that have been forced through. It's doubtful anything will come of this.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||he's just taking it easy so||
he's just taking it easy so he has lots of gas left in the tank for another final four run.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||i find it hilarious that you||
i find it hilarious that you posted this today.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||You are a prince among men.||
You are a prince among men. I wish we could change the sad state of IP law in this country.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Are you sure OW doesn't mean||
Are you sure OW doesn't mean Other Worldly?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||You guys are seriously||
You guys are seriously sheltered or just don't have dirty minds at all.
Hibbert played on the phrase "Lebron had me stretched out". Obviously in a basketball context he means Lebron put pressure on him to guard him while he had to stay near the basket to defend. After the words "stretched out" left his lips, he realized his choice of words could mean that Lebron, a man, could be stretching him (Hibbert) out, that is increasing the size of his anus by penetrating him anally, you know, like homos do. So he dropped the phrase, "no homo". I laughed because I have the mind of a 13 year old. It's a pity more people don't.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||This makes me like the guy||
This makes me like the guy and makes me think that the best part of getting old is that one day I'll be an old man who says whatever he pleases and people will laugh it off.
Gee is way bigger than Ohio State. He's someone who has lead numerous universities successfully and improved every one of them. I think it's great that someone is so good at his job and so well respected that he can say what's on his mind without repercussions.
There are dozens of reasons to hate Ohio State; Gee's comments aren't one of them.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||This is horrible. wolverine||
This is horrible.
wolverine historian and mgovideo:
Have either of you tried using a Chinese site like http://www.youku.com/
They may not comply with takedown requests.
I can't read Chinese but someone here must know how. Maybe you could write a tutorial and wolverine historian and mgovideo could try it out.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||This is all about media||
This is all about media markets. They should just sell out and get Texas so the BIG conference (yes, BIG should be its new name) can have access to 8 of the 11 top media markets in the country.
1. New York (Rutgers)
3. Chicago (BTN HQ, NU, UIUC, alums from everywhere)
4. Philly (PSU)
5. Dallas (UT-Austin)
8. DC (Maryland)
9. Atlanta (GaTech)
10. Houston (UT-Austin)
11. Detroit (UM/MSU)
|2 years 31 weeks ago||He was super nervous for the||
He was super nervous for the first half and it was a little difficult to understand him. I also wasn't a big fan of the "why I stayed" topic. The second half was excellent though. It's great to see an introvert come out of his shell and get comfortable speaking to larger audiences.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I think this is pretty sad.||
I think this is pretty sad. This basically says that at Stanford, a couple years of good play (that didn't even result in a conference championship) are so rare and highly valued that they're more important than the school and the program. I hope something like this never happens at Michigan.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Why is he an idiot? Sure||
Why is he an idiot? Sure she's a bit skeletor looking, especially when spiking a volleyball but for a 50-something coach, he's doing really well for himself.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Doesn't Brandon have millions||
Doesn't Brandon have millions in pizza dough? He could easily pay himself less if he wanted to.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If Michigan scheduled a top||
If Michigan scheduled a top I-AA/FCS team or a mid-tier I-A/FBS team NOT named App. State and lost to them, it would be even more shameful. If Michigan beats App. State, they will even the all time record at 1-1. I think Michigan should make a 4-1 home/away deal with them. The more we play App. State, the better. I'm completely fine with Brandon's decision.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I echo the suggestions to try||
I echo the suggestions to try to find a good deal in Chicago and take public transit to the game.
If you really want to get up to the game fast, I recommend the Metra (a commuter rail service) that can get you from downtown Chicago (the Loop) to Evanston (Central Stop) in less than 30 minutes. This is much faster than the more colorful and pungent L. You can buy a 5 dollar round trip ticket. The only hassle is that the Metra runs once an hour on the weekend so you might be in for a bit of a wait on the way back from the game.
If you really want to stay cheaply "north of Chicago" your best bet would be the Travelodge or Courtyard in Glenview (20 minute drive to Evanston). But you'd be hard pressed to pay less than $70 there. You'll have a much more pleasant stay and have better access to dining and shopping if you stay in Chicago and with some luck might even get a $100 deal on a hotel room.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||BMI is most useful as a rough||
BMI is most useful as a rough proxy for body fat percentage for "normal" people, that is, those with average levels of muscle mass. It's utterly useless when it comes to analyzing some of the most muscle laden athletes in all of sports. An analysis based on penis size would have equal usefulness.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Can't wait for the phrase||
Can't wait for the phrase "all in" to fade from the Michigan football lexicon.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I don't understand why anyone||
I don't understand why anyone would cite turnover margin when talking about an offense since half the stat relies on defensive takeaways.
If we ignore games against non-conference opponents of highly variable quality and focus on games against its Big East peers, WVU's offense was mediocre at turning the ball over under Rodriguez (5th in 2006 and 5th in 2007). As soon as Rodriguez left, WVU jumped to the top of the pack (1st in 2008 and 2nd in 2009). To me, this indicates Rodriguez ran an offense that was explosive against most everyone but was especially turnover-prone against teams of similar quality (i.e. conference opponents.)
This sounds similar to the performance of the offense in 2010 at Michigan: explosive against non-conference opponents and inconsistently explosive and highly turnover-prone in conference.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Exactly! This is the right||
Exactly! This is the right way to recruit: grab the best instate players early and start picking off the top available Ohioans next. Obviously, Tressell's downfall makes the second step easier than in the past but following the Mack Brown approach to recruiting is a recipe for success.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I'm too snooty to attend a||
I'm too snooty to attend a pro sporting event.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Jerseys should be worn by||
Jerseys should be worn by kids under age 10 or cute college age females at games/tailgating. All the threads complaining about the Adidas and "Under the Lights" gear skates right over the fact that nearly everyone looks stupid in jerseys or college logo apparel.
P.S. Yes, I'm that guy next to you at Crisler or the Big House wearing a sweater or button down. And I'm not even old.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Maybe the little girl should||
Maybe the little girl should grow longer arms.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||What an awful diary. You||
What an awful diary. You should have called it "Michigan's Adventures in LaLa land" or "A Highly Selective Alternate History Based on Personal Fandom."
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I can think of a couple||
I can think of a couple reasons why Michigan's very early class ranking shouldn't be compared with final rankings of year's past:
1. Some of the early commits will be 2-3 star types who are just thankful to get Michigan offers and want to get in early before their spots are filled. 4-5 star players are willing to survey the scene and consider their multitude of offers.
2. Rivals tends to shuffle uncommitted recruits upward and committed recruits downward to build more interest and hype as signing day approaches with headlines like "UNCOMMITTED 5 STAR VISITS WEST COAST!! JOIN AND PAY TO LEARN WHICH PAC10 POWER IMPRESSED HIM!!!" They always claim changes are based on senior year performance though.
I didn't have a chance to read all the replies so apologies if I'm repeating points already made upthread
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Exactly. People lose all||
Exactly. People lose all sense of perspective in trying to defend Rodriguez. In Carr's final three years (2005-2007), Michigan finished with the 19th best winning percentage overall. Among BCS conference teams, they were 14th! Think about that. Only 13 BCS teams had better records than Michigan during Carr's worst years.
If you spot Rodriguez a mulligan for 2008 and look at his 2009-2010 record, you'll find Michigan finished with the 47th worst record among all teams and only 15 BCS teams did worse. Yes, it's easier to count how many teams did worse than Michigan than to count how many were better!
The takeaway point is that Carr's worst years were as good as Rodriguez's best years were bad. Try wrapping your head around that.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||So you actually like||
So you actually like meaningless coach-speak instead of honesty?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Title IX effectively sponsors||
Title IX effectively sponsors a slave labor system where teams of primarily black male football and basketball athletes subsidize comparitively less athletic primarily white men and women playing olympic sports. And for all their trouble, the football and basketball players graduate at pathetic rates compared to other athletes. It's a sad state of affairs.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||In the second half of Carr's||
In the second half of Carr's career, Michigan owned the 11th highest winning percentage in college football (BSU doesn't count).
That is quite successful by any definition.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||He was the top rated||