B1G, if true
|1 hour 46 min ago||we all know jobu is a troll||
don't feed the troll
|1 day 20 hours ago||Yup||
OP meant "MBB"
That said, I was really looking forward to band geeks hooping it up (no offense intended, as a former orchestra, Michigan Men's Glee Club, and a capella geek)
|1 day 23 hours ago||2014, why hast thou forsken||
2014, why hast thou forsken us?
|2 days 3 hours ago||eric johnson||
Aside from the obvious Cliffs of Dover reference I could somehow work in, he did pretty well for himself financially, making $200k in salary last year. Also, don't knock the frozen custard. It's good stuff.
EDIT: Great, I just got that song stuck in my head. At least it's a good one...
EDIT2: BHGP has the inside scoop (no pun intended) on the Culver's thing!
|1 week 2 hours ago||Storming the President's||
Storming the President's house was after slaughtering PSU in Happy Valley. The tree the guy fell out of was actually on the sidewalk in front of the house, so not actually on the grounds.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Do you remember the parade||
Do you remember the parade that basically went from Crisler (I think) through downtown Ann Arbor and up Liberty? That was pretty awesome.
Also, the post-osu celebration was pretty wild that year. South U was insane, until that guy fell like 25' out of the tree in front of the President's house.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Read about this a few days||
Read about this a few days ago. I'm interested and will download to my iPad one of these days. I travel almost every week and have been to Europe 3 times this year, with at least 3-4 more Europe trips this year (the other 40 trips are domestic). Jet lag can be a killer. Some of my colleagues do the melatonin thing, although I don't. I just try to adjust sleep schedules in flight, use a sleep mask, and hot showers before bed.
|1 week 1 day ago||Re MH370||
|1 week 3 days ago||saw that||
pretty brutal. gotta hurt.
|1 week 6 days ago||ESPN 100||
Glad to see Kam Chatman rising in the ranks, but man... Duke and UK both have four 5 stars?? and UNC with 3, and KU, osu and UNLV (!) with 2 each. I be like dang.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Can't forget Flyin' Brian||
Can't forget Flyin' Brian Pillman and Lex Luger. Believe both those guys also played in the NFL.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||that's true, of course||
But I was reacting to the previous post. My point is that just because the Final Four is in Indy next year does not mean an automatic home court advantage, should Michigan make it.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||It's Appalachian State's||
It's Appalachian State's first season in I-A. Incidentally, they just unveiled their new unis today.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Home court||
You'd think Indy would've been home court for Michigan in the regionals this time around, but Kentucky fans DOMINATED that stadium. Easily a 3:1 ratio of UK:UM fans.
Anyway, how do they select the locations? It's been a while since they've been in Chicago (where I now live). It looks like they prefer domed NFL stadiums; United Center only holds about 20k, so they'd probably only do the opening rounds there.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Then you obviously have never||
Then you obviously have never been a father to a child. And I'm not just talking about providing a semen donation resulting in the formation of a baby.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I remember doing ultimate||
I remember doing ultimate warrior-style maize and blue face paint once. It was awesome.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Glad you noticed that. I||
Glad you noticed that. I purposely left it in there as I thought it was appropriate for both Crean and notre dame.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||hey||
you can't blame us. We didn't start the fire. And that fire down below in Lexington looks pretty serious. Let this be a lesson to you college kids - don't play with fire. Seriously, though, how do we sit when our couches are burning? I don't know, man...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||comparison to pre-season coaches poll for select teams||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||been discussed many times, actually||
Basically, the law is currently written such that only state universities within Illinois, or private universities within Illinois or contiguous states, can have a university vanity plate. As noted in the 2nd link provided, this is known as the "notre dame law" and was pushed through by nd alum michael madigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd do it if I lived in TX||
I'd do it if I lived in TX
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Look and feel of the game?||
UK has had its moments, although mostly infamous:
Levi Strauss couldn't have done it any better (or worse)
Not much better...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||if you actually read his disclaimers||
he says that he's ranking them by who he thinks would perform better if put on the floor in an NBA game today. By that measure, he thinks Stauskas is the best at the position *right now*. Maybe he doesn't have the ceiling or potential of the other guys, but that's not what he's comparing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I like Kentucky||
I hate Calipari. Ergo, Go Huskies!
I'll echo some comments above. The fact is that the Fab Five had a CULTURAL impact. This was the true differentiator of that team, not just that they were five freshman starters (although that in itself was also unique) that made two national championship games in a row.
Good for those UK kids. They're uber-talented and having a great run. But they aren't, and never will be, on the level of the Fab Five.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||for srsly||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||actually||
that column in response to the AD's comments seems to reinforce her position. It went from comments stating that the paper exists to dig up dirt and print provocative and salacious headlines, to a misguided interpretation that she wants everyone there to lose their jobs.
In my (probably mostly uninformed) opinion, traditional media outlets seem to be doing their damn best to stay "relevant" by trending more toward National Enquirer territory. For all the "old school" journos who once decried the "voracity" of bloggers and such, there are a dozen now trying to take advantage of every rumor and juicy tidbit some random person digs up. There are columnists who feel they can write anything - true or not - with impunity because, hey, it's just my opinion and not an actual news story.
The ethics of the reporting business have gotten very blurred and I think this is what Hermann was reacting to - not some made up wish for everyone to lose their jobs.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Definitely Jerod "Hot Rod" Ward. He came in as arguably the #1 player in the country and never met those lofty expectations, although partially due to injury.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Interestingly enough||
and I can't believe I remember this, these photos were posted last year.
Still really cool to go back and look at again, though. That's some serious cash-money they've sunk into the place.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
It'd be something like they conceived for this year, with a potential starting 5 of:
If Robinson goes, probably replace his name with Zak Irvin. If McGary goes, that would suck.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He is coming back. No speculation required.||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
To be fair, they can spell C A T S
|3 weeks 3 days ago||so||
does it make me a bandwagon football fan if I only watch Michigan games and decide to skip out on watching a national championship game featuring 2 teams I don't care about? Or should I suffer through it because it's football dammit and I'm a real fan?
Same thing with basketball. I'm a MICHIGAN fan first. If it's convenient to watch other games that don't involve my team and I have nothing better to do, I'll watch it. If not, I won't. In the event Michigan made it to the finals, I was planning on changing my Monday evening flight to watch the game. As it is now, I'll stick with my current flight schedule and miss most, if not all, of the game. I guess I'm not a "true" fan, and I'm okay with that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||yup||
Go badgers. Please beat kentucky...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||holy crap||
i'll take 2, please...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not that it matters now but||
Not that it matters now but they didn't care at all about my camera.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My wife and I will be in||
My wife and I will be in section 533. A former roommate will be in section 231. GO BLUE!!!!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||hours we love to hate on dook||
The premise of the argument is that dook is fielding a young team with high offensive efficiency, but a porous defense. At that high level, there are certainly strong parallels to Michigan. However, we have Beilein and 2014, obviously. GO BLUE!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||i don't know||
monuMental's very first wallpaper - UConn Huskies back in 2010 - was pretty darn cute, too...
This is a great job by jonvalk, though. You guys are SO creative and talented. Looking forward to seeing the UT wallpaper!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That was me last night||
6pm ET departure was delayed, so didn't actually take off until about 715pm ET. Par for the course with LGA, of course. Landed at a few minutes before 8pm CT. Pretty much missed all but the last few minutes of the game in low resolution - holding pen on the taxiway while waiting for our gate to clear had some REALLY crappy reception.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||well||
then who's Rodimus Prime? And Ultra Magnus? I was always a Sideswipe fan, myself. How can you not love a red Lamborghini Countach (and his yellow brother, Sunstreaker; Red Alert; and another one i can't think of)? And Wheeljack was so cool, too. A Lancia Stratos scientist? Awesome. And Jazz, a Porsche 935 (or was he a 911 slant nose? I think the former). I also had Mirage, an open wheel race car; Prowl was cool - a Datsun 280Z.
And dinobots, man! I had Slag, Grimlock, and Swoop. I also pretended that Jetfire was a Robotech VF-1 Valkyrie.
Wait, what were we talking about again?
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||No go for me||
Our corporate network restricts most streaming video and doesn't even allow us to access most "entertainment" sites. When logged into our VPN, can't access Comcast or network/cable programming. Tried again when I was in London a couple of times earlier this year and no go. Frustrating b/c I couldn't watch anything. Somehow, though, BTN2Go did work from my London hotel, so there is that. Is the March Madness app limited to US?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Couple of sources||
Alumni club in Paris:
The alumni group is centered in Paris, where it meets for social activities, football watch parties, lectures and participates with other alumni organizations in arranging events at the American Embassy. There are more than 150 U-M alumni in Paris and all are welcome. Contact information from other alumni is welcome especially those interested in planning or with ideas for events.
FB page mentions The Great Canadian Pub for football watching. They will likely have march madness playing.
Sadly, the MGoBlog bar guide has nothing listed for Paris, France:
|5 weeks 1 day ago||syntax||
"Did we not accept a NIT bid before?"
The reason why commenters responded the way they did is because your statement suggests that we accepted an NIT bid before. Another way to rewrite your statement is, "Didn't we accept a[n] NIT bid before?" What you meant to write was, "Did we not DECLINE an NIT bid before?"
Just fyi for future reference.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Beilein articles||
Both are fantastic and should be read by all UM faithful, imo. Makes me appreciate more and more the great fortune we have with him as our team's leader.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Outside of the revenue sports||
Outside of the revenue sports (generally football and men's basketball), the vast majority of scholarships are partial. For instance, you can have 11.7 full scholarships for a 30(ish) player baseball roster, and 9.9 full scholarships for a men's soccer team.
Source (as of 2011):
|5 weeks 2 days ago||or Dook, for that matter,||
or Dook, for that matter, although they tried to play it off as a (failed, imo) comedy bit.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||the issue is that both flight||
the issue is that both flight options will overlap the game, either at the beginning or at the end. If I could stream the game in flight or watch it on DirectTV, that would be ideal, but in flight wifi is usually throttled to prevent bandwidth hogs. I'd also imagine that this time of year stresses in flight wifi more than most.
Oh well, will have to take my chances either way.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||1996 tourney||
was my sophomore year. I was still a little idealistic about our basketball team. My older sister lived through the fab five years, so I had high expectations. I remember Jerod Ward being considered the top recruit in the nation by some scouts. He always had the "Hot Rod" graphic come up on the screen when he scored, lol. Such a disappointing exit.
The previous year was even worse, losing in the first round to... Some school we should have beaten. Then there was the inaugural Big Ten tournament championship year, where we got upset by UCLA in the 2nd round.
This is the full history of Michigan basketball in the NCAA tournament during my 5 years in school. How depressing.
So all you current students - REALLY appreciate what is happening right now with Beilein and these group of kids, because it was bad for me and even worse for many of the posters here who had never even sniffed an NCAA tournament during their years at Michigan. This is a special time in our program's history.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||geez||
I'm seriously considering changing my 6pm ET flight on Thu evening with just wifi, to the 8pm, which should have DirectTV. Then again, delays are so frequent at LGA, I may not even get on the plane until midway through the 2nd half. Oh, what to do, what to do...
Will they be replaying games online at all? I saw that the March Madness app has highlights/clips, but didn't mention full game replays.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||geez||
you gotta give a guy more than 2 minutes when you have a setup like that to reply to. Asshole... ;)
|6 weeks 55 min ago||i took it as||
Load up all appropriate Queen songs in a queue, including, but not limited to:
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Uh||
I think "demise" is a bit hyperbolic, unless you mean "falling from assumed favorite to just a strong contender for the conference championship". Sure, it was a relatively rough season, but they're still the second-winningest team in the conference over the last 3 seasons.
What struck me is that there is clearly a top tier of 4 teams over the last 3 seasons - Michigan, msu, osu, and Wisconsin. Indiana lacks consistency in a major way, Iowa is somewhere in the middle, and the rest are various shades of mediocre-at-best.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||KISS has always been about||
KISS has always been about being outrageous. This accomplishes that. I don't see what the big deal is. Great publicity for the team. People will go to the games because 1) it's cheap, 2) they love KISS (the band), 3) they love the unis, 4) they hate the unis and just want to see if they're as bad in real life, and 5) it's a novelty with a limited shelf life (most probably)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||no||
It's because they played a marginally tougher schedule and, despite a couple worse losses, also have a few better wins according to the RPI. Dook's 5 best wins are against RPI 10, 11, 12, 20, and 25. Michigan's 5 best wins are against RPI 6, 22, 22, 23, and 35.
There isn't much separating Michigan and Duke (and UVA, Cincy, SDSU, Iowa State, Cuse, and Creighton) for that matter. Home team bias will always say, "My team is better than that other crappy team," but no point getting all worked up over it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||a moment later, he followed it up with||
"They were jerks. Seriously. You want the truth, or you want me to lie?"
|6 weeks 2 days ago||the men's wearhouse comment||
is so spot on. It looks like he borrowed the entire thing from someone a foot taller than him, including the tie...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Get over it. Not a big deal.||
Get over it. Not a big deal.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Love that this thread was||
Love that this thread was started by a guy with the ultimate warrior as his avatar. Nope, no costumed excess there!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||actually||
I was thinking they'd be really good for UM-Flint.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Doesn't mean it's not a||
Doesn't mean it's not a concept. Dumb concept, maybe, but a concept nonetheless.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I did the same||
Was confused until I saw that the sbnation URL referenced CFB. Then I was all like, "I'm not dumb, the OP just stinks at titling threads!" :P
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll agree with you about||
I'll agree with you about Irvin, Robinson, McGary, and Harris, but Albrecht wasn't on ANYONE'S radar. He had one actual offer - Appalachian State - and according to articles, only smaller mid-majors were even talking to him. IU and PU were not looking at Spike.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||By the time I got to campus,||
By the time I got to campus, it was just Jimmy King and Ray Jackson left. Even as the least heralded members of the Fab Five, I was amazed at how good they were, and how much more fun to watch than the other players on the team. I have a soft spot for Ray Jackson, in particular.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||won always needs spellcheck.||
won always needs spellcheck.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Take that back!||
Ain't nothin' better than the CRISPER!!!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||And uniforms and better||
And better uniforms and better haircuts and better health (obviously) and better colors and better school and better strength coach (who's been getting tons of mentions on the air, thanks to beefing up Stauskas and LeVert)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Crisler > Breslin. I know||
Crisler > Breslin. I know this how? Because the Sports Illustrated Kids "Top 10 in Everything Sports" features the Maize Rage as one of the top 10 fanbases across all sports, ahead of even the Izzone and Cameron Crazies, neither of which are on the list. Irrefutable and undisputable proof that Crisler has a better atmosphere than Breslin.
(and yes, I hang out in the B&N kids book section with my daughters)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||the real question is||
Have you and GRBlue been to a similar number of games against middling teams at Breslin?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||No||
Only if you have duplicate headers in your data source
|9 weeks 2 days ago||well then||
football is obviously not a sport, as it requires "judges" and "referees" to make "judgements" about whether a play is valid or not, often based on arcane and non-sensical rules. Ditto basketball and baseball and hockey and soccer. A strike is a strike is a strike, unless it's called a ball. It's a fumble unless it's not. The only REAL sports are races and track events (and I'm sure some others I've forgotten about which are as black/white as you can get).
|10 weeks 5 days ago||People we're talking down the||
People we're talking down the Americans' outfits, but the ones Germany wore are beyond terrible.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||well||
i think we were all waiting to exhale, but now that the LOI is in, we can celebrate!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||or the fact that you have an||
or the fact that you have an assault rifle pointed right at your comment... yikes!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Georgia for me, also. But I||
Georgia for me, also. But I actually know why. I was born and raised in Atlanta and during my formative years was when Vince Dooley reigned supreme and Herschel Walker was winning the Heisman and Georgia was one of the top programs in the country.
My older daughter was born in Atlanta and lived there all of 20 months before we moved to Chicago, but she still identifies herself as from Georgia and wants to do gymnastics one day for the Lady Dawgs. She prefers the Braves over the Cubs/Sox, and UGA over UM :(
|11 weeks 5 days ago||the thing||
that always got me was the French Catholic Fighting Irish.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||off topic, but||
PLEASE do not refer to Michigan as "the U." Just, don't.
Also, nothing new here. Another guy saying (rightly so) that there are now more questions than answers that need to be brought to light.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||that nanna egwu (or whomever||
that nanna egwu (or whomever or however you spell it) gif looks like a candidate for a perfectly looped gif that would see him poking fruitlessly at the ball for all eternity. someone make it happen!
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||I could get on board with||
I could get on board with that. I really feel like Michigan may start the first few minutes slowly, but then just dominate most of the rest of the game. 17 points feels like a good winning margin, with the game never in doubt.
As long as we don't pull an Iowa and go on a 15 minute FG scoring drought. Ouch.
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||I feel like we sports fans||
I feel like we sports fans have this discussion every season. It's too early for the players and coaches to care. They're the ones that have to take things one game at a time. It's never too early for fans to talk. It has precious little impact on anything what Lunardi or other bracketologists or fans think and discuss. I'm going to dream big. I'm not going to not think about our potential seeding because it's still only January. It's my right and prerogative as a fan.
And sure, it's too soon to have 2014 football rankings, but so what? It's fun.
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||What he knew and when is open||
What he knew and when is open for debate, but the WHEN is not any earlier than he was hired in January 2011, at least 9 months after the investigation was closed. As a new coach, if this did come to his attention, I'm sure he turned to administrators and to Gibbons himself to ask if this was of concern, and I'd assume they all told him no. What is he supposed to do? Hire a private investigator to dig up evidence against his own player? Absurd.
Take Hoke to task for telling outright lies as to Gibbons' status, but I think you're going down a pointless rathole here.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||this is ludicrous||
Hoke was not at U of M when the alleged incident is said to have occurred, nor when the case was closed by the University. Assuming the OP's timeline is accurate, the investigation was dropped almost a year before he was officially hired. I'm taking on face value that he would have considered the matter resolved by the time he arrived on campus.
If any coach should stand accountable, it would have been Rodriguez.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||pure cold, jerry!||
lol at the hothlanta and freaznik references
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I would imagine that they||
I would imagine that they either did not want to or feel the need to begin investigations into "abandoned" complaints until the policy became official, which appears to have happened in August 2013. This would fit well with the timeline that the case may have been investigated and said investigation completed by November.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||combination of||
combination of factors.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I was born and raised in||
I was born and raised in Atlanta and, honestly, this never happened to this extent when i was growing up. Sure, there was mass hysteria when snowfall of more than an inch was forecast, and people would make a run on bottled water and generators, but people also seemed sensible enough (for the most part) to not go out.
I have no idea what people were thinking. My guess? Dumbass northerners who don't recognize the fact that Atlanta has VERY few resources to deal with stuff like this. They send out SAND trucks. If they need salt, they have to get it from the far northern counties (well outside the metro Atlanta area) or from Tennessee (Chattanooga, usually). Add the fact that Atlanta, being in the Piedmont region of the Appalachians, is VERY hilly. Snow/ice + hills - salt = recipe for disaster.
Did I mention clueless mayor/public officials and businesses? Yeah, those too.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||how tall is nd stadium?||
9 stories seems high, although i do recognize they have a fully above ground stadium.
will be interesting to see how the mixed-use facility is actually designed and implemented. sounds like they've been talking to some urban planners, although it is innovative and could be a pretty interesting thing, particularly for an on-campus stadium.
as an aside, what other schools have an on-campus (like part of their central campus) football stadium?
edit: also surprising - nobody has updated the notre dame stadium wikipedia page yet!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||actually, no||
some schools explicitly offer 4 year scholarships, but most schools offer 1 year renewable scholarships.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||hey||
100 responses is better than nothing. Call it a "representative sample" or "initial readout" of the opinions of the blog-base.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||good catch||
forgot about Stanford! Now all they need to do is move Dook into the same region, lol
|12 weeks 3 days ago||amazing||
i actually put 11, 14 and 20, respectively. it's like you're inside my head...
Of course, that's how many i EXPECT. How many do I hope? 40, 20, and 20.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||depends how you look at it||
Trey Burke nailed that ridiculous long 3 to force OT against Kansas! One Dimensional!
Stauskas nailed all those 3's to down Florida in the Elite 8! Over-reliance on the 3!
Albrecht hit critical 3's to beat Syracuse! Same ol' same ol'
|12 weeks 3 days ago||aside from the injuries||
I can still see the rationale. They've still only lost twice - albeit both on their home court - and still have some impressive wins. And this is nowhere near the horrid slumps Wisco and osu are going through currently. The real test for msu will be how they react now to this loss and being without dawson and payne, and with a hobbled appling, for the next few games. They get through the next few unscathed and the ranking could be justified.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Gary Parrish of CBS sports||
Gary Parrish of CBS sports has Michigan ranked 10th. msu is still 5th to him.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||correction||
I just want to beat them.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||but it seemed pretty lukewarm||
"maybe interested in taking a visit" is a far cry from "definitely one I want to see"
|12 weeks 6 days ago||i like most of the sports||
speed skating is so much more strategic than you'd think
figure skating is so graceful, yet with elements of power (not unlike gymnastics in that respect)
bobsled, luge, skeleton, downhill skiing - just pure unadulterated speed!
ski jumping - that's just scary
snowboarding in all its facets - i snowboard, so i love it
curling - slow, but strategic, and surprisingly tense as you have to wait to see where the stones end up. also, potential stone shortage.
ice hockey - USA! USA! USA! I was working with a canadian client during the vancouver olympics. they were pretty damn psyched about the hockey outcome.
biatholon - XC skiing and rifles - yeah, baby!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||to be fair, Eamonn Brennan||
to be fair, Eamonn Brennan has Stauskas #8 on his Wooden Award watch list.
8. Nik Stauskas, Michigan: How good has Nik Stauskas been for the past two months? So good that his dad is talking about the NBA as a "matter of months." Stauskas apologized for his father's comments after Wednesday night's game, in which he put up what has become a trademark Staukas performance: 37 minutes, 26 points, 8-of-14 shooting, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. The Michigan guard has morphed from a mostly standstill spot shooter to a ballhandling, step-backing, all-court offensive threat and actually become more efficient in doing so. No wonder his pop is excited.
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||Great win!||
Three top ten games in a row is brutal, but this is the best start possible.
Random: someone needs to tell young Mitch that a spread collar like that requires a much more substantial knot than the puny four in hand. I'd go full Windsor for that shirt collar.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||seriously, though||
Fran Tarkenton is nice, but full of himself. His son, Matt, went to my school (private K-12 in Atlanta). I was still in jr high when he graduated, but he was the star QB of the football team so I remember him pretty well, as we'd all go to the games (and my sis was in high school, also). Anywho...
GO BLUE, beat the fighting mcafferys!
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||bah||
it's been proven that horses - especially clydesdales - can and do play football. He calls it fake, I call it evidence.
Also: origin of the meme:
|13 weeks 1 day ago||looks like the single frame||
looks like the single frame brian is actually at the far left in red, if you break it down frame by frame. well done!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Adidas comes up with the||
Adidas comes up with the designs, but UM has final say. If someone important enough in the AD really hated the little M, it wouldn't be there. Enough people thought it was cool that it remains. And of all the things you could have mentioned - fabric which is prone to tearing, uniformz, neon yellow - you key in on this? Seems fairly minor...
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Augusta-like?||
Maybe he doesn't realize that Augusta is just trying to be Michigan Stadium-like.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I have a twitter account, but||
I have a twitter account, but don't really use it. I was assuming there was some way to do this, although my first reaction was to suggest just shutting it down.
What does making it private do? People can't tweet at you? Their tweets at you don't show up in your feed?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||ha||
Reading the DetNews blue chip list, am I the only one completely amused by the fact that Jhonathon Williams is committed to Norte Dame?
|14 weeks 3 hours ago||yup||
I saw it the exact same way. It was a clever dig at ohio state while still pledging his commitment to do whatever it takes to help his team.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||agree about Packers/Bears.||
agree about Packers/Bears. That's about as intense a rivalry as you'll see.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||ah||
gotcha. Familiar with the Research Triangle moniker, wasn't aware they called it just "The Triangle".
|14 weeks 3 days ago||what's the triangle?||
what's the triangle?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||you know||
the timing of mack brown's resignation from Texas makes sense now...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||man||
why you gotta hate on 2014 like that? That's ok, 2014 ain't madatcha...
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||hey, replacing a former||
hey, replacing a former Auburn OC with a (soon-to-be) former 'Bama OC.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||well||
exponentially speaking, that doesn't make even an exponential bit of sense. Boom! Exponented!
|15 weeks 2 days ago||My car showed -19 this||
My car showed -19 this morning on my way to work in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Wind chills were around -41. So maybe a windbreaker and earmuffs.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||that's correct||
I get the illini fighting i-mail (athletics email list) and they an email a couple months ago about watching volleyball at the State Farm Center. I was like, "Awesome, are they playing in Chicago?" Looked it up, only to find that it's just the new name for the old Assembly Hall.
|18 weeks 27 min ago||As a consultant who travels||
As a consultant who travels out of state almost every week (40 out of 52 weeks this year), this does happen. We're advised to indicate the states in which we primarily work every day. I don't know what thresholds the states use (number of days, estimated income, etc) to determine whether or not to send you a W-2, but one year, I had 3 W-2s from IL, NY, and GA.
The nice thing is that you can adjust your home state income by the amount estimated for the other state(s), so if I live in IL and make $100k of taxable income and NY is charging me income tax on $20k, I can adjust my IL taxable income by that amount (or that's how I remember it working, anyway).
Given the large player salaries, I'd be surprised if most states with income tax didn't try to tax players (goes for other pro sports, also).
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||hobbes217 and spock||
hobbes217 and spock
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||Too bad he wasn't eating||
Too bad he wasn't eating dominos. Then again, is that a picture of his own self on that box??
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I'm now convinced that the||
I'm now convinced that the USPS would already be dead were it not for college football/baskebtall recruiting.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Good to see||
That Air Georgia is still dunking strong, with an astronomical 2pt FG percentage.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||dude||
they won cupcake wars! that's pretty awesome...
Great job finding all these links to our former players!
|18 weeks 2 days ago||which old way?||
The current BCS which will be the "old way" next year? The previous "old way" which was the Bowl Alliance? The older "old way" which was the Bowl Coalition? Or the even older "old way" which was just a bunch of random bowls with random voters voting randomly for random teams to win random polls?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||That's a great piece||
In the context of that blog post, it seems baffling to me that so many are viewing the post as a defense of why Mack Brown should not have resigned. Then again, I look back at Lloyd Carr's legacy and similar things could have been said about him as a leader of men and not just of football players, while others couldn't see the distinction between his character and most recent coaching performance.
Granted, the legacy may have been tainted somewhat by the RR experience, but that shouldn't change what we know about Carr and his love for the University and his players.
I truly hope and believe that the same will be said for Hoke, once all is said and done.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||just because that's the||
just because that's the commonly understood usage of the term doesn't mean that the technical interpretation is incorrect, implications be damned! I'll argue with you until I'm blue in the... keyboard...
|19 weeks 1 hour ago||yes it is||
or it can be, anyway, depending on how you look at it. Team A and Team B each score 2 TDs. Team A misses both PATs, while Team B makes both. Team A loses by that final score. So they missed 2 scoring opportunities. Ergo, 2 score game. Linear thinkers, pshaw... :P
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||I offered him a job mowing my||
I offered him a job mowing my lawn, but he never replied to the job offer. Oh well...
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||ok||
So popular to whom? Do you dislike everything that is unpopular? If every thing popular to at least one person, does that mean you like everything?
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||um||
that's not an opinion.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||a picture of a copper bowl?||
No, that hasn't been done before in thtis thread... :P
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Go Blue||
|19 weeks 2 days ago||yes||
I like the outlook here, also.
Others I found interesting:
|19 weeks 2 days ago||a lot||
The article also states that the respective schools and conferences can also provide gift suites up to $400 each. Grand total could be up to $1350 in swag/gear for the athletes.
"The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $550 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school. Schools can, and usually do, buy additional packages that they can distribute to participants beyond that 125 limit. In addition, participants can receive awards worth up to $400 from the school and up to $400 from the conference for postseason play, covering both conference title games and any bowl game."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||just remember||
a 2pt game is also a 2 score game.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I know high-level folks in||
I know high-level folks in the administration at K-State and they're wonderful people. Maybe a little too much purple in their closets, but fine people nonetheless. I even have a K-State t-shirt I received as a gift from one of them.
That said, GO BLUE! BEAT THE CATS!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||"BWW will promote the shit out of their Bowl game."||
I don't know if that's a good thing. Those commercials get old quick...
|19 weeks 3 days ago||NOTY||
I don't know, I'm kind of partial to Shy Tuttle.
|19 weeks 6 days 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.
|20 weeks 14 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?
|20 weeks 21 hours ago||well||
Jeremy Gallon was in The Wire and he's still eligible. So I see no issues at all for Spike.
|20 weeks 2 days 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.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||damn||
painful way to lose, by taking the shot a fraction of a second late...
|21 weeks 3 days ago||holy||
crap! tie game with 8.7 to go!!
|21 weeks 3 days ago||GO BLUE!||
Great win! Looks like a very tough game coming up against the #1 seed. Good luck, ladies!
|21 weeks 5 days 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!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||not sure if serious||
not sure if serious
|22 weeks 2 days ago||not just on paper||
the outcomes on the field also suggest osu is a much better football team than Michigan right now.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||yeah, the codpiece thing||
yeah, the codpiece thing looks a little... odd.
|22 weeks 2 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.
|22 weeks 2 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?
|22 weeks 2 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?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I've actually been doing that||
I've actually been doing that a lot too with this darn Movember facial hair.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||wow||
could your obvious call for a chunkums gif featuring a wild-eyed hair-bunned princess brian be any more obvious?
|23 weeks 2 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!
|23 weeks 5 days 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.
|24 weeks 1 hour ago||religion||
|24 weeks 1 hour ago||+1||
|24 weeks 5 days 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! ;)
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 573,429 michigan||
michigan state negative 2
|25 weeks 1 day ago||It's somewhat new||
It came online late fall 2012, I believe. Definitely wasn't available before then
|25 weeks 1 day 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...
|25 weeks 2 days ago||i know right?||
i don't know how anyone could possibly filter these out...
|25 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||sporcle is blocked at work.||
sporcle is blocked at work. oh well...
|25 weeks 3 days ago||link storm||
|26 weeks 4 hours 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.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||Wow||
Even his hair is buffer...
|26 weeks 20 hours 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.
|26 weeks 22 hours 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.
|26 weeks 23 hours 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)
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||+1||
|26 weeks 2 days ago||very cool!||
|26 weeks 2 days ago||ಠ_ಠ||
edit: also not stoned or drunk.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||or||
GIF infamy, as it were...
|26 weeks 2 days ago||you know||
you can edit posts before they've been replied to...
|26 weeks 2 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.
|26 weeks 3 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.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||More details||
Kid was from Chicago. Seemed like a stand-up young man with a good family. My condolences.
|27 weeks 45 min ago||Agree completely||
Not a fan of the SGK organization.
|27 weeks 51 min 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.
|27 weeks 1 hour 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.
|27 weeks 1 hour ago||Sad Huskies...||
|27 weeks 5 days 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)
|27 weeks 5 days 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.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Referring to the fact that||
Referring to the fact that relative noob poster (as of July 2013) Wolverines Dominate enjoys being contradictory.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||or Zarathustra. Or||
or Zarathustra. Or something...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||You're being contrarian.||
You're being contrarian.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Fine then||
Call it "wins at opposing team's home venues" which is what the OP is getting at. Geez...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm...||
The way you describe Noah Furbush... "Negatives: use of hands, ability to feel pain."
Could he be the next Desmond Blockham???
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Off topic, but...||
Gah, it kills me when someone butchers a meme...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||35-13 Michigan wins!||
Michigan wins! Michigan wins! Michigan wins!
|27 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Love the quote from Beilein,||
Love the quote from Beilein, also.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC||
that was also Kyle Kalis' high school
|28 weeks 22 hours ago||it's||
a line from dodgeball (didn't know if you knew, but as a PSA...)
|28 weeks 1 day 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.
|28 weeks 2 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.