I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|1 day 2 hours ago||maybe he likes that part of||
maybe he likes that part of the country b/c of family or other reasons. That can be a pretty big factor to a lot of people.
|2 days 12 hours ago||right||
Let me guess - from some random dude who claims to have insider information and has a twitter account with an official-sounding handle, but has a following of 17 people. Sound about right?
|2 days 19 hours ago||well||
Jeremy Gallon was in The Wire and he's still eligible. So I see no issues at all for Spike.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Too hot-cold, and oh, all||
Too hot-cold, and oh, all those turnovers (INTs and fumbles)... There were times he was brilliant and times he was terrible. The injuries affected him, sure, but I can see the rationale for not making him even 2nd string.
|1 week 5 days ago||damn||
painful way to lose, by taking the shot a fraction of a second late...
|1 week 5 days ago||holy||
crap! tie game with 8.7 to go!!
|1 week 5 days ago||GO BLUE!||
Great win! Looks like a very tough game coming up against the #1 seed. Good luck, ladies!
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||You took the word right out||
You took the word right out of my mouth. Seriously, if it comes with a Block M in Maize and Blue, I'll probably watch it. I've spent enough hours watching v-ball, softball, gymnastics, wrestling, and soccer on BTN to back that up!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||not sure if serious||
not sure if serious
|2 weeks 4 days ago||not just on paper||
the outcomes on the field also suggest osu is a much better football team than Michigan right now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||yeah, the codpiece thing||
yeah, the codpiece thing looks a little... odd.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||get over yourself||
they guy made a sarcastic response to a half-baked post about how his team is not all it's cracked up to be. do you feel dissed in your house now? Are you going to put on under armour and go protect it?
bjr's comment was pretty far from trolling, imo.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||at least it's not October anymore||
Otherwise, we might've been subjected to a Pink-Out... Just don't do the Stars-and-stripes theme like NW did. My BIL (active USN) is really annoyed at all the "honoring our active military" stuff, which he called "marketing gimmicks." He went on a mini-tirade about how it's patronizing - not to be confused with patriotic - and there just to sell tickets and jerseys.
But alternate jerseys can't hurt, right?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nice to see||
that Jabrill Peppers is getting in some practice beating up on teams named "notre dame" even in high school. Too bad he'll only have one more win over notre dame, next season in South Bend.
And is this kid ready to don the winged helmets or what?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I've actually been doing that||
I've actually been doing that a lot too with this darn Movember facial hair.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||wow||
could your obvious call for a chunkums gif featuring a wild-eyed hair-bunned princess brian be any more obvious?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||oh yeah||
I remember what it was like when Michigan was an average to above average team. My first 3 years as a student, Michigan was 8-4, 9-4, 8-4. Then we won that national championship, promptly settled into a 2-3 loss groove (with a couple exceptions here and there), then hit the Dark Times. All things considered, another 4 loss season wouldn't be much different from that stretch in the mid-90s. Just as long as we win a national championship in a couple years, that is!
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||to put things into perspective||
2011 they were 6-6, the first non-losing season since 1995. From 1996-2008 (year before English was hired), EMU was 41-107 (0.277 win pct) and a high-water mark of 4-7. In fact, English is EMU's 7th head coach since 1993 and only one of two that had a non-losing season.
It's really tough to tell by his performance at EMU whether or not he is a good coach. The last successful coach there was Jim Harkema (83-92), and he had winning seasons in 4 of 10 seasons, and was actually fired before the end of his final season. So yeah - no exaggeration when people say it's a dead-end job.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||religion||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||+1||
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||so||
you mention low and high 4 stars, or even 3 stars. May be interesting to break out in a table (or CHART) the relative rankings, e.g., grouping them by 5 stars, other Top 100, and Next 100 (or something to that effect). Or maybe do a similar analysis on the offenses and defenses, similar to how you did it for the entire rosters.
Given that it's msu week, could also be interesting to this for sparty. You have your assignment. Now go! ;)
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan 573,429 michigan||
michigan state negative 2
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's somewhat new||
It came online late fall 2012, I believe. Definitely wasn't available before then
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"Math is just a tool" -||
"Math is just a tool" - spoken like a true engineer. I know a couple of math majors who'd like to rip off your arms and shoot some threes...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||i know right?||
i don't know how anyone could possibly filter these out...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's noteworthy because there||
It's noteworthy because there were noteworthy individuals involved. Maybe it's "expected" that they should react this way, but then why isn't it expected for ANYONE to respond in this manner? What do a bunch of jocks know about first aid to a car crash victim? Probably not much, if anything. That they responded is a positive testament to their character. They could just as easily have dialed 911 and called it a day.
Great story, although not particularly well-written. Reads like a blog post, not a news article.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||sporcle is blocked at work.||
sporcle is blocked at work. oh well...
|5 weeks 5 days ago||link storm||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||VB||
is one of the few sports my wife gets actively engaged in, even if it's Michigan volleyball (she's an Illinois grad)! She played volleyball in HS, IM in college, and coached for a stint afterward. I learn quite a bit about spacing, role responsibilities, strategy, etc.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
Even his hair is buffer...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||That's assuming he was only||
That's assuming he was only able to reach the 12'3" mark. My assumption was that he exceeded that mark. Assuming he did do a 42" vertical though, that would be 8th best in combine history. Either way, he'd be top 10 by either measure. For a guy his size*, that's Vince Carter territory. Pretty darn impressive.
*Per your link, it looks like it's generally the smaller guys who have the higher verticals, what with less mass to carry. At the link from draft express, the only guys 6'6" or taller (with shoes) to have a 42+" vertical (out of 18) are Vince Carter, Jamario Moon, Patrick Ewing Jr, and Rodney Willams. Also, only 5 of them weighed over 200 lbs.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||well||
All I got from this is the reinforcement of my disdain for osu players with stupid nicknames, like beanie and philly.
As long as I'm ranting about irrelevant things, I'm really glad we don't refer to Brady Hoke as HCBH. That's dumb.
Don't even get me started on "the Alabamas and Oregons and Texases." There's only one of each! Cumong, mang!!!
Also, I agree with mathlete. I think Iowa and msu are set up for pretty good performances by our D, as long as the interior is fairly stout against the run. Northwestern scares me less than they would have, had they not been hit with the injury bug. I think we handle Nebraska. Don't know why, I just don't fear them for some reason. And osu is osu - dynamic players on offense, talented defense, good coaches... Easily the toughest game of the season. Rat bastards.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe all neutral site games||
Maybe all neutral site games should be literally (as close to) equidistant from each campus. That would put Michigan-Florida in Nashville. Ok, maybe not so good from a conference bias perspective. They could make it a rule that the neutral site game cannot be within the respective teams' conference footprints.
Michigan-Florida at Mile High Stadium!! (or whatever it's called now)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yahoo pulled over Matt Hinton||
Yahoo pulled over Matt Hinton from SMQB and let him do his thing for a while, but then they saw the "success" (read: page hits) of sites like Deadspin and Bleacher Report and wanted in on the action, so they went more "news" and less critical analysis. Conscious decision by Yahoo and it's not surprising that Hinton stepped away.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||+1||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||very cool!||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||ಠ_ಠ||
edit: also not stoned or drunk.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||or||
GIF infamy, as it were...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||you know||
you can edit posts before they've been replied to...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Incidentally||
Gallon's 369 yards are the 2nd highest in FBS history, and 11th highest single game receiving total in all of college football history (there are two guys in DII/DIII tied at 370). Troy Edwards did his 405 yards in 1998. #3 is some guy named Randy Gatewood who had 362 yards for UNLV in 1994. So this is the most prolific WR performance in over 15 years. Amazing.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||as with all the other stats||
Indiana game has a very strong influence on the numbers. IIRC, DG's passer rating from yesterday was about 240. His passer rating outside of IU is about 146, which would put him in the range of about 35-40 in the country.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||More details||
Kid was from Chicago. Seemed like a stand-up young man with a good family. My condolences.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Agree completely||
Not a fan of the SGK organization.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, the reason it's so||
Actually, the reason it's so front-and-center is not the mortality rate (it's actually one of the most "survivable" forms of cancer), but the incidence rate. Next to prostate cancer, it's the most common type of cancer in the US. The American Cancer Society data indicates that there were about 234k new cases of breast cancer (men and women) last year, and about 40k deaths (~17% mortality).
Lung cancer, OTOH, afflicted 228k, with almost 160k deaths (70% mortality). Colon/rectal cancer afflicted 143k, with 51k deaths (36% mortality). Pancreatic cancer afflicted only 45k, but with 38k deaths (85% mortality).
Yes, breast cancer kills a lot of people every year, but it is also a "safe" cause. Lung cancer? Too many people brought it on themselves from smoking. Prostate cancer? Nobody wants to talk about a man's prostate, which is checked by sticking a finger up your butt. Ditto rectal cancer.
So is it a worthy cause? Sure. Is it at (or even past) the saturation point? Opinions vary, but I personally think so. Am I being insensitive? I don't think so. I know cancer survivors and knew cancer victims. But a lot of this is just marketing, plain and simple.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Not really relevant in any way||
Other than to say that I had tivo'ed the game and decided to let it record an hour longer than scheduled. Great, as the game went into OT! Of course, as I'm watching, the timer is nearing the 4 hour mark and we're in 3OT. Gardner to Gallon near the 1st down marker! 3:58... Oops, they're reviewing it, 3:59... Showing replays and... 4:00.
So I was feeling good. We're in the red zone, around the 15. All we need is an easy 32-33 yard FG to win, as PSU already turned it over on the first possession of 3OT. So I happily turn on my iPad and hit ESPN.com, only to find that Gibbons flubbed it and PSU scored the game-winning TD in 4OT.
Worst. Ending. Ever. It was like the anti-Manningham.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Sad Huskies...||
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||did you know...||
that "redundant" actually means "unnecessary or superfluous" and not "repetitive" as many people think? (not saying that you didn't know, just getting my nerd on)
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Pass defend?||
Pass defend? At least, I assumed he was being all clever by making "Pass Defense vs. Penn State" the very next thing written.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Referring to the fact that||
Referring to the fact that relative noob poster (as of July 2013) Wolverines Dominate enjoys being contradictory.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||or Zarathustra. Or||
or Zarathustra. Or something...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You're being contrarian.||
You're being contrarian.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Fine then||
Call it "wins at opposing team's home venues" which is what the OP is getting at. Geez...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm...||
The way you describe Noah Furbush... "Negatives: use of hands, ability to feel pain."
Could he be the next Desmond Blockham???
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Off topic, but...||
Gah, it kills me when someone butchers a meme...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||35-13 Michigan wins!||
Michigan wins! Michigan wins! Michigan wins!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||His history suggests that||
His history suggests that he's a pretty good coach. It had been 10 years since Southern Illinois had a winning record when Kill arrived. After going 1-10 and 4-8 his first 2 seasons, he won his conference 3 times and averaged fewer than 3 losses per season.
NIU was 2-10 the season before he arrived (although they had had some success with the ousted coach), and he took them to a 11-3 record.
Maybe not a world-beater, but solid. Chandler Harnish was all-MAC during Kill's tenure.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||google says...||
Lack of sleep is a trigger, doesn't list stress. I'm sure he's probably got pretty poor sleep hygiene (late to bed, early to rise).
Some studies suggest emotional stress (especially when combined with chronic fatige/lack of sleep) may be a trigger. Physical stress is also listed.
I guess the real question is whether or not Kill's specific triggers are known. I suspect they must have an idea and that there is a specific course of treatment - whether it's just good sleep hygiene or otherwise.
Not for us to speculate whether or not he's done. If he doesn't feel like he can continue adequately, I'm sure we'll know at some point.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Then he plays. At worst, he||
Then he plays. At worst, he would probably be on the level of the preferred walk-on / one year scholly type players. He could still play a role, even if just in garbage time. At best, he's close to where he was before the crash and is a contributor. That's my expectation, anyway.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Love the quote from Beilein,||
Love the quote from Beilein, also.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||IIRC||
that was also Kyle Kalis' high school
|8 weeks 2 days ago||it's||
a line from dodgeball (didn't know if you knew, but as a PSA...)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know, doesn't quite||
I don't know, doesn't quite do it for me. I always pictured columbus as Mordor, home of the great evil.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Excited about Dillman||
Giving the 2015 QB picture post a quick read, he sounds a bit like Devin Gardner - great athleticism, prototypical size, 5 star talent. Sounds like a great fit.
What's the general read on his development? Sounds like he's been playing American football in Sweden (military brat?), but how polished is he? Don't know much about this kid's history.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Reminiscent of Iowa-Penn||
Reminiscent of Iowa-Penn State in 2004.
Iowa won 6-4.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||same||
I thought we were getting a new drum major, for whom "DJ" might be an appropriate name.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||34-13 Michigan over Minnesota||
Michigan over Minnesota
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Ah||
so you're her friend's father :)
j/k - cool story, bro. Seriously. GO BLUE!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Dude is just unreal right||
Dude is just unreal right now. Helps to have a great team around him, but this is a truly special run he's on right now.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||seriously||
Michigan probably outplayed Notre Dame by more than.... WHAT?!?!? MUST. KNOW.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Umm||
Have you actually checked stubhub? I just did a search for tickets in section 38 and they START at $55 - NOT including fees. Seems like a fair price, by that measure.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||yup||
and I'm sure that's the refrain going through Hoke's and Borges' and Gardner's heads the next 2 weeks leading up to Minnesota. Because, frankly, DG has been primarily responsible for practically all the turnovers the last 3 weeks, between his fumbles and picks. More than anything, he needs to be able to bounce back mentally.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||eh||
I always thought it was because we're missing out on Blue Seoul's MS Paint post-game analyses. I mean, how else is our coaching staff supposed to make coaching fun for the kids?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||You could always go with||
You could always go with MGortWayne...
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Saw this too, that's awesome!||
Saw this too, that's awesome! Didn't realize he's a fellow UM alum. Andrews who graduated from Michigan are cool, yo...
|11 weeks 1 day ago||my optimistic view||
is that the UM AD was in cahoots with the msu AD to do this, with the "rivalry" fund-raising initiative planned out from the start.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||31-13 Michigan over the||
Michigan over the huskies
|11 weeks 3 days ago||obviously||
Drew Sharp has a powerfull curse placed on him where anything positive he says about U-M will undoubtedly jinx our teams, thus forcing him to bear a cross and denigrate the one thing he actually loves most in the world.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Origins of the meteor game||
Or at least the earliest record of it on the internet that I'm aware of...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of which...||
There was a news story in Chicago Saturday that a bunch of HS football players got robbed of their belongings (wallets, phones, ipads, etc.) during the second half of their game Friday night. That really bites.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Easily explainable||
Maybe it wasn't always like that back in the 30's and 40's. Or maybe they're referring to away games, when Michigan would take the field after the home team.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just guessing now that||
I'm just guessing now that the guides have not been updated since the decision was made. Even in AA and Storrs, TVGuide.com is showing KSU-UT. I would think it would be updated in the next day or two.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Off topic, but...||
El Paso is MST? I guess I just assumed all of TX was CST.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Same here in Chicago. Boo.||
Same here in Chicago. Boo.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Wow! I love your energy!||
Wow! I love your energy! Your've very excited about everything! Six exclamation points in eight sentences must be a record! 6-2 is also probably a better record than Nebraska will have after 8 games!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||wait||
were you actually there to witness the exchange, or are you taking the word of a dude with over a dozen beers in him? Makes for a fun story, but i'd have to say that the voracity is unverifiable.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Mazinger / Majinga Jetto /||
Mazinger / Majinga Jetto / Tranzor Z - Nice. Also cool was Grendizer.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||msu did it last week,||
msu did it last week, although the Michigan blogosphere seems less, well, sparty over the whole thing than sparty.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||sadly||
reminiscent of the Marc Anthony reactions after he sang at the MLB All Star Game. I wonder if there is any overlap in the idiotic commenters.
Hopefully, the public shaming tumblr for the Miss America reactions gets similar publicity.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||so what you're saying then is that||
ALL YOUR PAGEANT ARE BELONG TO US!!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Kentucky is mainly because of||
Kentucky thing started (IMO) mainly because of Ashley Judd. Not saying it isn't true, just saying that my roommate and I were very close to driving down to UK one day to attend a Wildcat club hockey game for a complimentary "Ashley Judd in nothing but a hockey sweater" schedule poster.
Actually, the rest of their posters are pretty good, too.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||I agree||
Bama rolls the Aggies. TAMU has beaten up on the cakiest of snackycakes thus far. Maybe they're for real, but I'm an unbeliever for now.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||loved the comment that it's||
loved the comment that it's actually pretty close to the shape of Illinois, hence SABAN TO THE ILLINI!!!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Man, I might actually pay||
Man, I might actually pay money to see 'Bama Poodle eating Jello Saban...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Call me out for looking ahead||
but there are a surprising number of relevant results for "kitten husky" in google image search. Just sayin'.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Agree with Magnus above.||
Agree with Magnus above. Start with the arm and feet. If that's there, the legs are a bonus.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I don't either||
but google digs up a Stewart Mandel (I know, I know) article about the weak 2010 QB class.
"This year, by contrast, the site doesn't rank a single quarterback among its top 50 prospects.
"I've been doing this since 1992, and I can't ever remember a weaker quarterback group," said Rivals.com national recruiting analystJamie Newberg. "If someone's looking for a guy to come in next year and be the savior, there just isn't anyone.""
Top guys were Jake Heaps, Phil Sims, Connor Wood, Paul Jones, Jesse Scroggins, Blake Bell, Tyler Bray, Devin Gardner, Andrew Hendrix, Tommy Rees... Not exactly a who's who of world-beaters, as a group. There are 2, maybe 3, guys who panned out (Gardner included, of course).
|12 weeks 2 days ago||48-6 Michigan wins big. And||
Michigan wins big.
And woo my suggestion for a standardized score format was adopted!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Nobody said there was too||
Nobody said there was too much content. The question being raised is if the format is a limiting factor in fully engaging the site's readership, given the mountain of content the mgowriters are capable of putting out.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||agree||
it's mostly driven by early season wonkiness and the fact that msu has pretty much crap teams so far, and their defense seems to be pretty good.
give it a few more weeks and things should get back to normal. It's certainly not a reasonable expectation for msu's defense to continue outscoring the offense at the tune of 14 ppg. if their D averages 2 TDs a game by the end of the year, i'll eat my Michigan hat and wear an msu hat for a week.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
Lane is gone sooner or later after the dreaded "vote of confidence"
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Oh Em Gee||
I had no idea Jeff Daniels was at UTL II. Someone totally should have set up a Jeff Daniels-Lloyd Brady meet. That would have been EPIC.
(pic is from UMHoops - great thread on BBall recruiting at UTL II. READ IT!)
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Easy. It could be related to||
Easy. It could be related to how he embraced his college experience and made the most of it, both in and out of the classroom. It could be about how he had the ability to turn something potentially negative or personally overhwhelming into a very positive outcome. It could be about how he uses that experience as a vehicle to relate to and connect with the kids he is teaching/coaching.
I think it's smart of him to bring this up in interviews, provided he does it the right way (and given how well-spoken and well-adjusted he seems, not hard to imagine). This is and absolutely and truly unique experience. Everyone can talk about being in a frat/sorority or campus faith/ethnic group, or whatever. VERY few can credibly talk about being an internet meme.
Also, did he ever make any money on the Lloyd Brady shirts? Not that I'm asking Brian et al to disclose this, but I would assume he got some "royalties" or something for the use of his image. Just sayin'.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing to see here. Clearly||
Nothing to see here. Clearly not even half as hard-hitting as Lars anderson's expose on Alabama. /s
Seriously though, this is crazy and makes me glad we "missed out" on les miles.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||yes||
I was about to post this very comment. msu is averaging 9.5 points per game of scoring OFFENSE. msu is averaging 23.5 points per game of scoring OVERALL. So the scoring offense metric is flawed, or at least incorrectly labeled.
Similarly, I would imagine that the "Scoring Defense" metric includes defensive scores against those teams. Again, perhaps it should be called Points For and Points Against, or actually exclude defensive scores in both.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||beyonce is cool and all||
but i'm totally jealous of msu. I hear they're getting snookie to intro one of their games!!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Frightening that msu has||
Frightening that msu has scored only 2 offensive touchdowns thus far, and has scored 19 points on the season (missed PAT), compared to 4 TDs/28 points on defense (2 INT returns, 2 fumble returns). Both offensive TDs came in the run game, and they're averaging 105 passing yards per game. OUCH.
Nichols State's offense scored 3 TDs and 2 FGs against WMU, and McNeese State (!) racked up 424 yards of offense and scored 5 TDs / 3 FGs against USF.
This msu offense is just plain BAD. And although Youngstown St is FCS, they've won their first 2 games 28-10 and 67-13. This will probably be the best offense msu faces so far, and appears to have a decent (by FCS standards) defense.
The question now is whether msu's offense can finally outscore their defense! Are there vegas odds on this?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Having been born and raised||
Having been born and raised in the Atlanta area, I've always wanted Michigan home-and-home series with Georgia and/or Georgia Tech. Can you imagine our Maize and Blue between the Hedges?
Reviving some series from the 90s, like Colorado and Syracuse, might be interesting.
Out west, it seems like Arizona State, Cal, and Oregon State are teams which seem to regularly schedule games against midwest or east coast-ish teams (wisco, psu, cincy, louisville, illinois, northwestern, etc.)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||geez||
looks like you've totally bought into the espn-style hype about how "Brady couldn't even beat out a true freshman at Michigan and is now the greatest QB of our generation!"
BRADY vs. HENSON (1998)
BRADY vs. HENSON (1999)
So you may want to rethink your comment that "he couldn't beat out a raw but more phsyically talented QB."
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, your pictures are||
Wow, your pictures are excellent! And great last name, considering the focus of most of your photos (airshows, aviation).
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||Strange||
Im just here to read the articles...
|13 weeks 1 day ago||YES!||
I love Blue Seoul's weekly feature. The MS Paint commentary he adds are also hilarious.
I used to do Other People's Pressers on a weekly basis, but too busy right now. The Brian Kelly one would've been good... Maybe if I have time tonight or on my flight home, I'll do a late-breaking version of it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||That would be an awesome wall||
That would be an awesome wall to have in a room.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Although it is tough to tell,||
Although it is tough to tell, I imagine that the little brother is wearing green stripes and that the older brother is, of course, wearing blue and swinging a maize bat.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not going to share the||
I'm not going to share the kid's or father's names (obvious reason is obvious), but you can bet I'll be keeping tabs on NJ prep QBs over the next few years!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Between Stephen Ross, Charles||
Between Stephen Ross, Charles Munger ($110M), the Zells ($50M), and the Frankels ($25M), UM has received $385M in donations in 2013 alone. WOW! Harvard, on the other hand, has received $195M from their top 4 donors.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I think we need rules on how||
I think we need rules on how to enter the scores so it's easier to find what's been taken. For instance, maybe we should make the format:
<Winning Team> XX-XX
Regular dash, no spaces. Also, I thought I was optimistic predicting a 20 point win, but 32 points makes you a TRUE BELIEVER! GO BLUE!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Already||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Already||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||37-17||
MICHIGAN over the notre dames
Also, a notre dame score of 17 is REALLY popular. Go figure...
|13 weeks 3 days ago||It worked for me, too||
when I was single. It doesn't work once you're married, unless you're ok with incurring the wrath of your wife. You don't want that wrath coming down on you. Trust me.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Now all I need is laser eye||
Now all I need is laser eye surgery so I can actually see what is being lit up...
|13 weeks 3 days ago||yup||
You can't be too careful with this stuff in the middle of the night, especially if you have a wife who will be, um, pissed if you make a mess around the toilet.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||So angry RBHG got his pound||
So angry RBHG got his pound of flesh from Michigan so he can just move on to iowa or purdue now. Or osu/msu (yes please thank you).
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||I can sing it, but can't||
I can sing it, but can't spell/write it. Last word is Michiganensium!
|14 weeks 19 hours ago||I know it all. Learned it in||
I know it all. Learned it in glee club and it never leaves you. Our tradition was actually to sing Varsity and The Victors. Varsity goes:
Men of Michigan onto victory
Varsity down the field
(hope I got it all correct!)
|14 weeks 2 days ago||if by "done with"||
You mean brought up every time Manziel is mentioned for the first 2-3 weeks of the season, and again at the height of the Heisman race, and again during bowl season, and again during the offseason when everyone is keeping an eye on what he decides to do, then year, then yes - this whole thing is done with.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Of course||
Manziel is the furthest thing from a broke football player. Daddy bought him a Benz if he promised not to drink as a HIGH SCHOOLER and he's been known to flash wads of benjamins at the casino. Of course, as a 20 year old in college, he now has the Benz, the bennies, and constant hangovers...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I thought it was closer to||
I thought it was closer to $1000. Either way, Manziel is basically getting off with no punishment whatsoever. The inconsistency of the NCAA is what makes their credibility utterly lacking.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Do you cross out the "Yellow"||
Do you cross out the "Yellow" on the ticket and write in "Maize"?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of...||
I believe Woodson won Ohio Mr. Football largely on the merits of his ability at RB, and that Michigan recruited him to play basically both (or either) sides of the ball.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Per UM Alumni site||
Contact this guy:
Nathan Mair ’08
The University of Michigan Beijing Alumni Group hopes to continue the strong historical connection U-M has had with China. We hope to continue this tradition with the following initiatives:
|14 weeks 4 days ago||"If the same play happened||
"If the same play happened today it would definitely be reviewed. "
And at worst, the ruling would be that the call on the field stands (as opposed to the call on the field is confirmed). Too close to overturn.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||You were pondering what I was||
You were pondering what I was pondering, that without ears, we'd look like weasels...
|15 weeks 22 hours ago||Is it sad that I originally||
Is it sad that I originally thought you were talking about MS Paint? I was all like, "Dood, MS Paint is so easy to match col... Oh, you meant real paint in the real world..."
Behr Marigold looks pretty close to Maize, as do Sherwin Williams Citrus and Forsythia.
Blue definitely seems tougher for stock paint colors.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||37, male, BS from UM, MBA||
37, male, BS from UM, MBA from DePaul, living in Chicago, consultant, married with 2 kids, Christian, born and raised in Georgia
Should've created a surveymonkey
|15 weeks 2 days ago||+1 Voltronic||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Stonum took his redshirt year||
Stonum took his redshirt year late also, due to the aforementioned "any reason."
|15 weeks 3 days ago||uh||
Would you feel bad if I told you I thought that was a picture of Leif Garrett or some other 70's teen hearttthrob? To be fair, he did look very girly...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Doesn't matter||
For now, it's still illegal. Keep going down the "it's just weed" path and this thread will be locked faster than you can say, "It's just weed."
|15 weeks 4 days ago||no||
that would be cocknado
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Nuance or nuisance?||
Nuance or nuisance?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||It's Michigan||
fergodsakes. Why would it be weird?
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||Um||
When the intviewer asks him what he's good at, how do you expect him to respond?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||well||
obviously i missed that, then. i'm not a huge recruitnik.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I believe||
Josh Rosen was also mentioned as a 2015 QB either getting interest or an offer from Michigan. Great stuff...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I miss David Harris||
One of the most under-rated players to don the Michigan uniform in the last decade.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||oh, those aren't bad||
although I was secretly hoping for these...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||-1 Flamebait (wait, is this||
(wait, is this post moderating comment thing played out yet?)
|17 weeks 19 hours ago||fine with me!||
fine with me!
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||hmmm||
Official helmet for UTL II???
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||This is so true. If they||
This is so true. If they ever pulled a notre dame and totally bedazzled the helmet, I'd throw a fit. As it is, it was not noticeable to anyone and probably had the net effect of possibly making the helmets stand out ever so slightly more under the lights or on TV, but not difference otherwise.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||mlive (i know i know) also||
mlive (i know i know) also shows the game being at Southfield.
Maybe that just means Southfield is considered the home team?
Also, man, dress codes are strict these days. Glad I didn't have one growing up.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Is it too much to hope for||
Is it too much to hope for Darren McFadden (Green) and Felix Jones (Smith)? Toss in Peyton Hillis (Houma?) and you've got a pretty damn good backfield.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I hadn't thought of that on||
I hadn't thought of that on iPad (do it fairly frequently on my laptops). Will try it.
Also, i'm sure it's already been noted that our own posts don't show up yellow (or is it maize of some sort?) anymore.
EDIT: clearing the cache seems to have done the trick. Thanks, mang!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||For the record, I still get||
For the record, I still get welcomed to the land of nginx when trying to view mgoblog on Chrome for iPad. App works, at least, as does Safari for iPad.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||whoa||
Whatever you do, do NOT google "esther mccleery" and then click on the link for Esther McCleery photography in Canada when you're at work.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||They shall inherit the||
They shall inherit the curds...
|17 weeks 4 days ago||These helmets should be||
These helmets should be plain. The regular gold shamrock on sparkly gold helmet looks stupid, especially next to the shimmery gold shamrocks on the shoulders.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Interestingly, I was chatting||
Interestingly, I was chatting with a guy last night who used to be an assistant bball coach at a D-III school who attended several camps in Michigan (at UM and MSU) in the late 90s/early 00's. Anyway, he said it's shocking how much crazy stuff goes on at the D-I level in terms of recruiting and keeping current players happy, even at the cleaner programs. He's a bit out of the loop since he stopped coaching (now officiates at the D-III level), but still has a lot of connections. I won't repeat the stories, but he did mention a few names and stories from a couple of the Big Ten schools, as well as local Chicago athletes who went elsewhere (especially the SEC).
On topic, he hates that the NCAA rulebook is ridiculously long and arcane, but believes it's almost necessary because people are always finding creative ways around the rules. For instance, he suggests that burner phones and calling cards are still used fairly extensively by recruiters to get around some of the calling restrictions, although less so now that they've amended the texting rules.
Part of the problem, though, is that the rules are very specific and almost always reactionary. Not unexpected in an organization like that, but really hinders the mission.
So I agree that the way they go about business isn't the best way, but they are necessary in concept as an institution to level the playing field.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Agree on all counts. Matt||
Agree on all counts. Matt smith was a pleasant surprise. I didn't think they'd be able to do such a great job following up David pennant, but they did. Looking forward to the new Doctor. And also where this whole Clara Oswald hatching goes.
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||For the record...||
University of Michigan alums:
michigan state girls:
Fan favorite, Cynthia, is a Wayne State gal.
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||Wow||
crazy story about the former coach. I wouldn't be surprised if she were a member of one of those border-line (or actual) very charismatic cult churches, as her behavior is way over the line.
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||Fancy is the wrong word for it||
Over-wrought works. Riced-out does, too.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing the professor to||
I'm guessing the professor to whom Hand is referring is Dr. Stefan Szymanski, PhD
The other Co-Director is Mark Rosentraub and, while his name is longer, it doesn't seem as "difficult" as Szymanski.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||People have been using||
People have been using variations of that for decades. I myself used to use the "he's good people" line back in the 80s, and I'm not even that old. There is nothing new under the sun.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||really||
more like LEAST Lansing amiriteorwhat?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. My thought as I was||
Exactly. My thought as I was clicking through the pictures was that it reminded me of a resort or corporate retreat.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Well then||
you should have said that Mike Hart deserves honorable mention, but instead you said you disagreed with Barry Sanders at #20 as the choice. I agree that Hart is an honorable mention, but at a distant 3rd or so.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Man, all we had were||
Man, all we had were penny-filled marshmallows...
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Hey!||
No talk of politics! BAN-HAMMER HIM TO BOLIVIAN!!!
|18 weeks 3 days ago||No way. Barry Sanders as a||
No way. Barry Sanders as a college back was better than Hart, and he CERTAINLY runs away with it (pun intended) for the #20 vote. As much as I love Hart, it's not even close, and I'd bet Mike Hart himself would say the same.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Either a bad glass of Blue||
Either a bad glass of Blue Moon or your palate/tastes have changed over time. Blue Moon is a nice light Belgian white. Slightly more citrusy than what you may be used to, which may be the cause of your distaste for it.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going to defend New||
I'm going to defend New Belgium. The Fat Tire and Ranger are not anything too special these days, but they have some very quality brews. I absolutely love the black ale and the belgian abbey-style ale. Those are both winners, in my book, as far as major craft brews go. I don't see how you can judge an entire brand based on one or two of their products.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Haven't had a lot of those.||
Haven't had a lot of those. Have had (that I can recall):
Anchor, Great Lakes, New Glarus, Boston (Sam Adams), Victory, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Bell's, New Belgium, and Dogfish.
New Belgium is probably my favorite brewer on the list that's easily available. You can never go wrong with the 1554 black ale or the Abbey-style ale.
Rogue is my favorite overall.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Tennessee's PSDs are nuts.||
Tennessee's PSDs are nuts. Their cheapest is $250 for the nosebleeds. Michigan's cheapest is $75. 50 yd line PSDs at UTK are $2500. AT Michigan, they are $600. Michigan doesn't get to $2500 until the outdoor club seats between the 20s ($3000 PSD).
|18 weeks 4 days ago||interestingly||
michigan state is also listed, with his interest on 24/7 as "cool." Not that I think he will, but it would be such a nice shot of schadenfreude if he committed to Michigan.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Dick Costolo thinking of the||
Dick Costolo thinking of the children is exactly what got us into this mess!!!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||this is an important point.||
this is an important point. It's not an NCAA recruiting violation for boosters to be in contact with current players. However, the nature of the relationship could be a violation. Just tweeting? No harm there. Providing phony jobs and meals and transportation? Definite foul.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||John Navarre was recruited as||
John Navarre was recruited as a QB/DE, so yeah - it could happen. And could also have been a TE, lest we forget the buffalo stampede.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||The Northwestern one should||
The Northwestern one should be based on Pat Fitzgerald in mid-leap after the penalty against Michigan.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Did you mean||
Also, any word on what type of bike Jenkins rides? 1 seat or 2? Maybe it's a Schwinn 3-speed he rides in a biker gang with Woody Boyd...
|18 weeks 5 days ago||wait||
this is a serious thread now??
Ok, I hate it when people say things like, "You have the Peyton Mannings and Tom Bradys..." when they really mean, "You have players similar to Peyton Manning and Tom Brady." Same goes for teams like, "The Michigans and Floridas and Oklahomas."
|18 weeks 5 days ago||My wife hates it when I say||
My wife hates it when I say the word "penetrate" when watching football or basketball.
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||A couple of thoughts here.||
A couple of thoughts here.
Our kids (5 and 7) are to the point where they can pretty much pick up how to use any touchscreen device, including my iPad 2, wife's iPhone 5, my Xperia Z, a friend's Nexus 7, and aunt's iPad mini. From that perspective, doesn't really matter what you get your son.
A couple things that may matter are what they use in school and what his friends use.
Our kids' schools are exclusvely apple. No problem using our windows-based laptop at home for school stuff, but my BIL did go apple for his kids so they'd be familiar with using MacOS and iOS at school.
If his friends are all using i-devices, he may want one, too. There are a lot of interactive apps where he may be able to share or connect with (or whatever the terminology is) his buddies. Can't do that if he has an Android device.
Of course, with apple, you're paying a significant premium.
That said, I'd definitely go with something smaller - either an iPad mini or a 7" Android tablet. Nexus 7 looks fantastic, but may be more than he needs. iPad mini is a not insignificant investment (imo). Could also look into something like the Nook HD or Kindle Fire (although i think the latter may actually be more expensive than the Nexus 7).
|19 weeks 21 hours ago||ugh, that whole thing was||
ugh, that whole thing was vapid and inane. I just wasted 90 seconds of my life skimming that garbage. now I know to avoid anything having to do with this clay travis character.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||There: http://mgoblog.com/con||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be a dork and say,||
I'll be a dork and say, "Don't forget about the Men's Glee Club tradition of going around and singing Michigan songs at tailgates!"
Also, this sounds like a great project!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Paywalled doesn't mean you||
Paywalled doesn't mean you can't link it. It just means you can't wholesale copy/paste the content. So link away (for those with Rivals subscriptions).
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Pac Bell and Enron? Yeah,||
Pac Bell and Enron? Yeah, corporate names suck! We should go back to the ORIGINAL corporate names! :P
Better examples would be Rogers Centre (nee SkyDome) and Progressive Field (nee Jacobs Field).
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Things I don't understand:||
Things I don't understand: geed, psiu, Skeeps, date parties, Ross gym, Ref room, studio/dream, NYPD michigan salad bar.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Brian Kelly after a blown||
Brian Kelly after a blown play
Bo Pelini after a blown play
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I like the first one, that's||
I like the first one, that's pretty funny.
One I saw elsewhere is Sharknado 2: 2Shark 2Nado.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||The feather headdress helmet||
The feather headdress helmet was a concept by some guy, never a real thing. http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forums/showpost.php?p=701154&postcount=137
Edit: or maybe you meant the other one. Either way, just concepts. http://www.thechampaignroom.com/2013/2/23/4019504/illinois-helmet-mockups
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Great art. Bad link.||
Great art. Bad link.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||WOLVERINES!||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||But I thought Custer was a||
But I thought Custer was a sniveling coward. At least, that's what I learned from Night at the Smithsonian...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||except Brian. He's the only||
except Brian. He's the only one who is earlier (5/26/2008) that i could find, but he owns the darn thing and had to set it up...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure I signed up||
I'm pretty sure I signed up the first day on the "new" mgoblog, and I can't seem to find anything before 6/30/08, so that was day 1, right?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||VCU is still the chic pick,||
VCU is still the chic pick, what with Shaka Smart staying there and their pressure D. Also, I assume they assume a dropoff at PG with the departure of Trey Burke. Sure, Spike has been great, but he's not yet had to lead the team for the majority of the game, and Walton is still a true freshman.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Never heard of Bill Knapps,||
Never heard of Bill Knapps, but then again, I grew up in Atlanta. Was there a Bill Knapps in/around AA in the 90s?
Also, apparently they still sell baked goods, mostly to grocery stores