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|14 weeks 3 days ago||On sale...||
Just got home from Meijer's. Founder's Dirty Bastard on sale for $8.99/six pack. I will be tasting it.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Izzo||
Izzo quoted in the State Journal: “Well, Keith Appling is a major problem right now,”
Can you imaging John Beilein hanging a player out to dry after a loss??? Seem like Izzo is losing it in some respects. You watch him during a game and it is almost like he is a madman out of control. And then he coaches by berating his players in the newspaper. But I guess he has always done that...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Spiraling||
This place used to be great but now a few individuals are causing it to spiral downhiill and out of control.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Just an fyi...||
While UConn is bad-mouthed after losing to FCS Towson and then to Maryland, maybe they aren't as bad as advertised. Towson is now 4-0, the same as Maryland, who is now ranked No. 28 in the polls. I'm wondering: Did UConn just have a bad game against Towson, maybe overlooking them, to lose that game, and their loss to Maryland is not a bad loss? When Michigan gives the opponent 4 critical turnovers in a game including a gimme touchdown to a fire them up on their home field, it is sometimes difficult to right the ship in mid-course of a game. Fortunately they did enough to win the game.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Mine, too!||
I haven't been able to get on for over 24 hours, until I just did a search for U of M Blogs and got this link: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard and was able to get on for the first time. My old bookmarked mgoblog still gives "Welcome to nginx!". I use Firefox. The new content that I now get has most of the usual stuff, but also includes lots of historical sticky things. I was going through withdrawal because of not getting mgoblog anymore!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Common sense||
To clarify: I didn't mean to imply that 'fanatical allegiance to Sparty' is common sense. My wording came out wrong. I'll restate it: He seems to have no common sense and the only thing he possess is a fanatical allegiance to Sparty.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||His LinkedIn account||
Douglas Ditmar's LinkedIn account give public information available to everyone, that he is a "sales agent for Keller Williams Real Estate in the Greater Grand Rapids area". You would think that he wouldn't want to offend half (or three quarters) of the population with his tweets. Pretty amazing that he would do that. He must not have much common sense...other than a fanatical allegiance to Sparty.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Personable coaches||
Regarding personable, or 'un-personable' coaches, it seems that Hoke and company have some magic 'sincerity' aura that they project when a prospect visits that clicks with the recruit in just the right way. On the other hand, I was reading some of the comments re Peppers recruitment on the free Bucknuts board and found a comment that fits with my imprssion of the great Urban at tOhio. Some are starting to question 'what is wrong?' that they can't seal the deal in Columbus. Example: "The only good thing about it is that he atleast went to a B1G school instead of any of the SEC schools and he will be taught how to lose at the very least 1 game a year. I would love to find out why he was such a heavy lean towards tOSU all the way until he visited c-bus. There is a trend that has been developing with kids who have shown a lot of interest but then completely change their mind after their visit. Someone is not doing something right because it should be the opposite outcome from a visit." I look at Urban Meyer and see an arrogant, pompous person (maybe unfairly, in my bias), but someone that I would have trouble trusting, unless I was an Ohio fan.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Lots of venom||
Lots of venom in Irish country over this...
From Irish Envy:
One Bama fan's take:
"I’m not buying the lofty, monocle-wearing explanation from the South Bendovers that all of these players and recruits are bolting because they don’t measure-up to the academic upper-crust of that elitist **** hole. Are we to believe that all of a sudden, Brian “Spanky” Kelly realized that this many players came-up short of academic standards? So… no one on Kelly’s crack squad of Vatican assistant-commandos bothered to check whether their current and future players/signees were ****-all stupid gradewise the previous academic year? For shite’s sake, Teo was so ****ing stupid he couldn’t even keep his lies straight and HE (supposedly) qualified for 4 whole years of “Mongo no like cancer. Cancer take beloved Kahlua and grand maw-maw. Mango has a sad.”
Oh, and can we also count Kelly among those checking other options (looking to break camp) after the 2012 dream season?
There is something rotten (nay… fishy?) going on inside that program. Players aren’t digging it and if Spanky had such a profound love for that future meteor crater, he would not have been scheduling an interview in Philadelphia the day after the NCG."
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Ever hear of...||
Ever hear of a walk on named Jordan Kovacs...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Jeff Meyer/Beilein a geniuus||
Freep article on Spike. Jeff Meyer discovered Spike...but Beilein followed up to get Spike here.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Tongue in cheek??||
I wonder if Sid Hartman's comment was tongue in cheek? He doesn't like the AD Norman Teague, disagreed with the firing of Tubby, disagrees with hiring the young, new unexperienced Richard Pitino to replace Tubby. He is noted, from his biograpy, of making outrageous comments to bring sense of humor to his sports radio program. So maybe his comments are a way to sort of needle Norman Teague for his recent hirings???
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Notre Dame tranfers||
Kelly's view on players transferring out: "This is a process every year we go through: You have some additions, you have some deletions," Kelly told the Chicago Tribune. "But we didn't miss a step."
So...nothing really important here. Some stay, some leave, they're just numbers...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Where's Chantel?||
Where's Chantel Jennings tweeting from? Her tweet say she's tweeting at 5:01pm today, yet mzerbib's post of her tweet was at 10:01 am. Is she covering Pipkin's injury from Europe?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Honey Badger is out for good||
LSU says dismissal is final. He cannot return to the team under any circumstances.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Mark Snyder||
Rosenberg's sidekick, Mark Snyder, is still at Freep and today is heaping praise on Rosenberg as he leaves. He and Rosenberg sat side by side on TV interviews and Snyder was on the by-line to reinforce what Rosenberg spewed. Somehow, I felt the Freep editors placed Snyder with Rosenberg on that 'scoop' just to try to make it credible...
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Try this...||
If you haven't seen this already try these:
Google: 'do a barrel roll'
|2 years 26 weeks ago||And at another school in the SEC...||
University of Tennessee and Coach Derek Dooley are having their problems. Not only all of the turmoil with assistant coaches leaving, team chemistry, star players transferring, but now this...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Band may be going...||
Per Chengelis tweet: RT
|2 years 26 weeks ago||#SendtheBand||
The game could rival last year's Notre Dame/Michigan night game in it's spectacle. It's the 1st week of the season, Alabama's first game following its National Championship, probably ESPN's Game Day telecast, resurgent Michigan ranked in the top 10, neutral site, prime time, national telecast, Alabama's rabid fans, Michigan's rabid fans, Alabama's Marching Band. What's lacking? #SendtheBand
|2 years 26 weeks ago||NYT article||
Just last Monday, the New York Times had an article on the rise in scientific journal retractions. Apparently the pressure on professors in universities to produce publications, discoveries, and new information in order to survive is so competitive and intense that it has given rise to fabrication of data, or at least stretching the truth, in order to get promoted and tenured and to compete for diminishing funding from the federal government. And the fewer numbers of jobs for the PhD's that are being produced make them cut corners to get publications in meaningful journals in order to compete for jobs.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||My recollection||
My recollection from my days in school (as we used to say it in class): Six point 023 times 10 to the 23rd, so the 23's were easy to remember. But actually the value is: 6.0221415 × 1023
|2 years 30 weeks ago||TZ||
Trey Ziegler for all of his greatness, hasn't learned free throw shooting. I saw him in a high school tournanment game and he was fouled repeatedly and never hit one free throw for the whole game. This year, his sophomore season, his FT % was 49.5. I've heard that he has had some interest from Duke???
|2 years 45 weeks ago||A Xavier perspective on Holloway's punishment||
Words speak louder than actions...an article regarding Holloway's 'taunting' actions during the game, and the media jumping on him for his choice of word "gangster" after the game. How words can hurt you more than actions (since he never threw a punch during the brawl)...
|2 years 46 weeks ago||What if?||
What if Michigan and Michigan State had gotten to play each other a second time at the end of the season...just like Wisconsin and Michigan State did? Would Michigan have redeemed its loss to MSU also, just like Wisconsin? MSU had already beaten the Badgers once, but Wisky got the second chance and took advantage of it. The last game counted for more than the first game so Wisky got the Rose Bowl and MSU a lesser bowl. U of M, unlike the Badgers, did not get the second chance to redeem its loss to the Spartans (and the second match-up on a neutral site may have gone differently as well). So we are left at the mercy of the Bowl selection committees to get the Bowl match-ups that we have today, and Michigan ended up with a more impressive Bowl venue.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||The season's more important||
Penn State is in a position to win the B1G championship as the only undefeated team so far. JoePa stepping down will disrupt the season and perhaps add a crippling blow to their suprising season. The consideration of the success of this season overwhelms any other consideration.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Drunken ship||
The Drunken Ship's Internet website make it look like a very interesting place...
|3 years 1 day ago||A touch of Izzo||
Reminds me a little of the way Izzo calls out his players in the press as a way of motivating them. I always thought Izzo was way too overboard in downgrading the performance of his individual players in the media...
|3 years 1 week ago||LSJ writer thinks he will be suspended||
Joe Rexnode in his LSJ blog writes a good summary of where the possible suspension process is at. He feels that the 'punch' will definitely get a suspension and the 'facemask twist' (a worse case in his mind) will not help his situation.
"The Big Ten Sportslike Conduct Agreement states that "It shall be the responsibility of each member university to ensure that all of its students and all individuals employed by or directly associated with it comport themselves in a sportslike manner when representing their university, especially at intercollegiate athletic contests." So the onus is on MSU to punish the player, but (like listing him as a starter against Wisconsin) apparently they are content to ignore this issue.
Also, from the Big Ten rule book:
Acts of unsportslike conduct shall include, but not be limited to the following:
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Reasonable explanation||
Looks like Talbot was affiliated with a legit football publication out of Ohio "This Week in Football" to allow him to get credentials???