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|14 weeks 3 days ago||Good move||
I'm glad Michigan gave him a deadline. Now, the program can move on and it's clear Malik's heart is elsewhere. Given the circumstances, if he still wouldn't relent and sign, it shows just how far behind Michigan was in the recruiting battle. This wasn't a photo finish.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||While you are absolutely correct||
While you're absolutely correct, you're giving us far too much credit. We're sports fans scouring blogs and twitter about kids who might have an impact in a game in 3-4 years. Emotional involvement is requisite. There's no other way I could explain the absurd hours spent cultivating my fanhood. This probably goes for 90% of readers (and the other 10% just have really boring jobs).
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This stuff||
This stuff is why I've taken a step back from closely following recruiting. After the Hand announcement, I realized that the decisions of high school kids were affecting my mood. That's asinine. With the recruiting cycle starting earlier and earlier, it is inevitable these kids will constantly be shuffling their leaders. That's their right and they should absolutely be thorough in considering all options.
I hope Michigan lands the strongest class possible each year but I'll be tuning in to recruiting around new years.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Interior defense||
I was referring less to the consequence of the outcome and more to the state of our interior defense.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Double?||
One for each chin.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I have the same feeling...||
...as I did after the UConn football game. Relieved to get the win but deeply concerned about what that win exposed.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Orange Krush||
Someone please make a gif of sad Illini fan in Orange Krush t-shirt, stat!
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Nuts||
Let your nuts hang!
|21 weeks 3 days ago||If true...||
If Marshall's account that McDowell told him he was picking Michigan on the morning of his announcement is true, you have to wonder what was going through the kid's head. Clearly, Michigan had no chance. If they were a close runner up and he changed his mind sometime that morning, you'd think he and his parents would've compromised and selected Michigan by now. It seems Michigan was completely out of the running and has been for some time. Guess we should just chalk it up to kids being kids.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
This isn't happening. My guess at this point: 55% MSU, 44% OSU, 0.9% FSU, 0.1% M.
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||Yes.||
5* player. We need more of them. As others have said, if this were a case of legal issues or questions about qualifying, then take a pass. But he is 17. I don't buy the "...if he doesn't want to be here" mindset. MSU is the flavor of the month. If nothing else, Marshall's comments confirm that. Get him on campus, he'll make friends on the team, go to some good parties, meet some pretty girls and that'll be that. It's not as if he'd wallow through the next four years wishing he could be in EL.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I think||
I think Hoke, Meyer and Fisher would be delighted if he took that tact as it keeps the door open that he'll sign with one of them instead. Dantonio, of course, not so much. While it should be about the kids making the right decision for themselves, most fans don't even have that perspective so it is hard to believe coaches who have seven figure contracts at stake always keep that perspective.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Bunting||
The size-speed combo could create enticing mismatches. And he's a grown-ass man--looks like he's 26 already.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Great story||
I am not going to post it here, but through LinkedIn, it appears he played basketball in Europe and now works abroad. It also appears he got his MBA at Indiana! Good for him. Glad to hear he was a class act in your interraction.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Sour grapes||
This will sound like sour grapes, but in watching Hand's tape, I get the same feeling as when I watched Derrick Green's tape last year. I see a guy who is bigger and stronger than his competition and therefore, he inevitably makes plays. But I am not blown away like I was with other tapes (ie Peppers and Ty Isaac). Hand could certainly become a dominant player (and hopefully Green will). I'm just a know-nothing guy on the internet, but I can see how CNNSI came to this entirely arbitrary prediction.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Auburn||
Every coach of a storied program coming off a poor season will be telling recruits they can do it too.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Inevitable||
Unless universal forces shift in 2014 and reverse Michigan's impossibly poisoned mojo, the news seems inevitable. Might as well practice assuming the fetal position now.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
I agree with the general tenor of the comments pointing out that while the NFL's hands are dirty in many regards, the players are not forced into game action but willfully choose to pursue this line of work. Jackson always comes off as a bit whiney in this regard (which explains why Deadspin loves him). If his point was "If only I'd known the risks, I wouldn't have played," it'd be far more interesting than criticizing the league's handling of injuries in what is very obviously a brutally violent game. I'd be interested to get John Moffitt's take on Jackson and his book.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||WR depth||
Man, we are thin at WR. No surprises, but seeing it on paper just drove it home for me. We'll need consistent contributions from the TEs in the passing game.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||The picture is fine...||
...but the font is really generic. Perhaps it's a nod to the Blogspot days? A nice varsity font shaped like the uniform numbers would look better IMO, but I'll get used to it and I'll visit the site just as frequently regardless. Not a big deal.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Do it.||
I cut the cord and haven't looked back. I used my PS3 to stream MLB.tv, Netflix and Amazon Prime tv. My PS3 handled it fine, but I recently got Roku3. It makes it so much faster and easier. I also got Mohu Leaf ($40 on Amazon) which is a great HD antenna so I get the network stations crystal clear and the antena is the size of a sheet of paper. So, a couple one-time expenses, and keeping a couple subscriptions I already had anyway (Netflix, Amazon, MLB) and I can basically watch whatever I want whenever I want.
As for ESPN and BTN, I cheated a bit. Downloaded the apps to my iPad and use my dad's cable password to access those. But I'd say I do that just a handful of times each year. I don't miss ESPN at all.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Real||
Real recognize unreal.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||If Ringer||
If Ringer is indeed gone, I wish him the very best.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Not so fast my friend||
I think this is a key time to withhold judgement until we hear something more definitive. Maybe he's just giving his brother a shout out. Maybe he lost a bet. Maybe he's messing with obsessive blog-reading fans. Maybe he just wanted a new look (Michigan is also included in the background). Or maybe he's on the move. A few tweets from other Michigan players that don't hint at big news.
Let's just take a deep breath.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||number changes||
Players routinely change numbers in training camp as numbers open up with cuts. Donta Hightower (a first rounder) wore 45 in Patriots camp last year and switched to 54 before the first game. I'd be surprised if that rule were in place for a fifth round pick less than a week after the draft. And buying every Denard jersey today would cost nothing. So there's hope!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Easy fix||
Call him a WR. That's what he worked out as at the combine. Clearly he's a hybrid player so he'll be used in both roles and there aren't positional roster limits/requirements. Hopefully, the number frees up and Denard is back in his familiar 16.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Nintendo||
It looks like a crappy championship logo from an 8-bit Nintendo game.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Stanford scares me||
Stanford scares me. Every since they swept in and stole Josh Garnett from Michigan, I've feared them. Clearly they know how to close with recruits. But if this means we're the clear cut top two, that's good news. 50-50 shot with a top five recruit is a nice problem to have.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Stood up on my barstool||
Watched the game at a sports bar in Brooklyn. Plenty of Michigan fans there and most impartial patrons seemed to be pulling for the underdog/comeback (except for the dour group of Spartans in the back). When the free throw missed, there was an audible and building "oooOOOAAAAHHHH" as Burke brought the ball up the court and everyone anticipated the shot at tying the game. When he pulled up from 30 and drained it, absolute bedlam and lots of beer in the air. Remember all the reaction videos of Landon Donovan's World Cup goal that made the rounds? Almost like that (again, the dour Spartan fans buzzkilling). I don't remember the thought process (probably because there wasn't one) but I was standing on my barstool whooping it up, fist pumping the air and grabbing at the "MICHIGAN" text on my shirt. One of those unbridled moments where you remember why you devote so many hours and dollars to following sports and it all seems so worth it.
Many more rounds (and shots) followed.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Goldberg||
I have no opinion on this kid other than automatically liking him for opening his highlight reel with Goldberg's WCW entrance music.