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3,000 yards passing for the starting Michigan QB: Over
.5 starts for Shane Morris: Under
1,000 yards rushing for De'Veon Smith: Over
1,000 yards receiving for Jehu Chesson: Under
39.5 sacks for the team (last year was 32 sacks): Under (this one was hardest)
15.5 interceptions for the team (last year was 13): Over
2.5 kick or punt return TDs: Over
408 total team points (last year was 408): Over
15.5 penalty yards called on Jim Harbaugh: Over
- 11.5 wins for Michigan Football including postseason:Under
|1 week 6 days ago||Nov 22nd 1991 Annual OpEd piece before OSU||
Can't figure out how to link it, but man it read just as brutal today as it did back then. Of course, it's easier to write when UM football actually beat the Buckeyes most years....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Marques locum, raconteur||
May he never be forgotten
|5 weeks 4 days ago||...or a F*** lion||
Marques Slocum, may he never be forgotten.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Thank god for status||
Even though I got my flight switched out of ATL yesterday to today, I arrived with my four year old to a scene more reminiscent of my Peace Corps travel days; no flight crew, everyone crowding around, no one seeming to know anything. The only reason I got on (even with a reserved seat) was bc of my status. Per other people's comments, some heads need to roll in the CIOs department; inexcusable to not have a backup system
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Accreditation is the name of the game here....||
My Mgo-mother inlaw ran the UGA accreditation office for a number of years. When I mentioned the UNC case vis a vis the NCAA, her reaction was basically that UNC would be put on double-secret probation for the governing body for that portion of the country (forget the name/acronym). While I think that there is too much at stake to have them lose their accreditation, it basically can (and has) put UNC in the class of a number of schools that have their general university equivalent of the bottom rung medical schools my M-go father used to review whose graduates were colloquially referred to as 007s (license to kill).
|9 weeks 2 days ago||3,000 yards passing for the||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Named my first born after Wallenberg...||
i'm looking forward to telling him about his namesake.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||What is "worst" again?||
As a Philly fan, I would say that in most categories they aren't "worst"
I have found the fans are passionate and in a lot of cases knowledgeable.
They can be quite rude but I would argue NYC fans (and Boston at times) are just as obnoxious without the reputation. For those that want to disagree with me, I will take you more seriously if you have been to 10+ games in each of those cities (which I have) and come to the same conclusion.
In terms of success, 3 of the 4 have won championships in my lifetime, albeit a while back save the Phillies. The Eagles, while having no SB rings, have been among the most successful franchises in the NFL over the past 20 years.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Insightful...||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats to the Michigan/Cleveland fans...||
I knew a lot when at UM, and am glad they can celebrate.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Bad Idea Jeans.||
I think this is up there with "I could have used a condom, but then I thought, when's the next time I'll be in Haiti?"
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'll be more precise||
I was mostly referring to the attitude of their fanbase, who I have found to be insufferable back when I was abroad and had no real rooting interest in the EPL and identical to Yankees fans (when I had no rooting interest in the AL either). As for on the pitch, I do think ManU has developed a lot of homegrown talent, though I think they are far more similar to the Chelsea's and ManCitys of the world than not these days.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Partially agree..||
...it's not hard to dislike ManU (the Yankees of the EPL) but I must admit a soft spot for Mourinho since his days at Porto (of which I've followed for awhile. I never like his team's style of play (not beautiful by any means) but I thought his interviews and overall schtick were a great addition to the EPL. It is very (very) weird thinking of him on the other sideline vs. Chelsea.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||New Yorker did a profile a while back...||
Good piece about his move to Denver
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Love that version||
spotified the hell out of that song as soon as I heard it.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||That was my take as well...||
...and, as an aside, it's really embarrassing to read some of the PSU blogs about this. There is zero evidence of PSU fans expressing doubts about JoePa's overall innocence (with one dementia-oriented "mistake" duringt the McQueary incident.) I know sampling bias is at play here (only PSU homers are on those blogs these days) but still, man, there could at least be a hint of doubt expressed.
|22 weeks 12 hours ago||Wondering about accreditation||
My mother-in-law was in charge of preparing for UGA's 5-year review for university accreditation (which is a monumental undertaking). When she heard about the UNC case, her first reaction was "I don't know about the NCAA rules, but this would put any university on probation if not lose their accreditation". This would make UNC eligible for federal funding. Does anyone know if this is an issue (couldn't find anything from a quick search)
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing like seeing this thread title...||
.....immadiately doing a Command F for Douche and finding the word used 14 times in the comments.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Response's in-line||
Where should I sit in Fenway?
---Anywhere is fine for the experience. sight-lines are pretty weird and more low-obstructed view seats are there but for the most part it's all good.
Which attractions in the city are must see and which should I avoid?
---Tough one as it depends on your interests a bit. Biggest to-do is to get your walking shoes and walk around. It is not impossible to do everything of interest in Boston/Cambridge by foot without having to use anything more than a single bus connection. In terms of non-obivous cool-stuff, the Marion Baker Eddy Globe (walk-through 3 story glass globe) is pretty cool. Harvard Square and the Common are also really nice. In terms of things to avoid, the bar scene near BU is pretty annoying unless you are an undergrad looking to hook up and act dumb (imagine 15+ Ricks all in a row).
Nantucket doesn't seem to have many places to stay and they're pretty pricey. Any recomondations on hotels there or should I go somewhere else in Cape Cod instead?
---That's a hard one. Provincetown is a trip; very fun and less uptight than the rest of New England. It's a gay mecca if that scene interests you. You can take a high-speed ferry from downtown Boston and avoid the god-awful cape traffic. Newport is very old school with some gorgeous houses but is a bit pricey. I think Martha's Vineyard is a better option than Nantucket as an island; more to do there without being much more overrun.
---One other thing: in terms of hotels, I would recommend the Embassy Suites by Logan as a place to check out. It is right on the airport and you are a 5-10 minute walk from the T (one station from downtown) or the water taxis (which are a bit pricey but really fun). If you check on prices, you can usually get a room (which includes gym and a big bkfst) for less than something downtown or in Cambridge. Also East Boston (where I live) is a cool up and coming place with some great food and views of the city.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||This||
The issue to me is what Manning (and his father/family?) did after the incident. I did read a fair bit of the court docs and it goes well beyond hormones; it describes vindictive actions by Peyton and others that they should be ashamed about.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||UM should travel in vintage Union army uniforms...||
...which will dispense with any need for metaphor for what this whole SEC pride/insecurity crap is all about.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Prince||
Though honestly I've enjoyed most years shows and think most of the times haters hate b/c it's oh so cool to do
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Nice idea.||
Would be good off season filler.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||That's a great point||
The bigger/better the JH tree is the more options UM will have. In the mean time, I think JH feels much more natural in the college setting, especially at UM.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks everyone!||
These are very helpful. Much appreciated.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats Brian||
I've got two boys; it's a lot of work and a lot of fun. Good luck.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, not so sure about that.||
I came to UM in '91, after 10+ years of very good UM hoops, which included the loaded 1989 title team. I was there for the entire Fab 5 era, which was arguably the most exciting* 4 year period in UM basketball's history. Even then there was often less noise than in EL, Bloomington and UW (in their old fieldhouse). I think that back then it was a combination of the arena layout, UM"s rep as a FB-first school, and an alumni/non-student section that tends towards complacency.
*albeit no longer officially acknowledged
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Conference Bowl records are at best an approximation of strength||
So much depends on the relative strength of their opponents compared to other conferences, how many teams go to bowls, etc, which varies a lot. I wish someone would come up with a better stat than simply W-L
|38 weeks 3 days ago||That makes sense.||
It would be an easy transition from Houston, and given Charlie Strong's situation it would seem as if he could get hired as early as next year.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I'm fine with him quitting AFTER....||
...Tom Herman gets a Top-5 destination coaching job somewhere else