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|1 week 3 days ago||Might I amend it to||
Might I amend it to "Spartan's - whereas that's who"
|1 week 3 days ago||I've been trying to keep my||
I've been trying to keep my OMG stories to my friends to a minimum because they are already sick of hearing me complain about Brandon, but this is one of my go to stories. It really encapsulates Brandon's arrogance, deceitfulness, and incompetence.
To him, the story of Bo accepting the job without knowing the salary was simply another Michigan tradition to be bought and marketed.
|1 week 3 days ago||A university programming||
EDIT: started typing just before guy above posted a better account. Oops.
A university programming club wanted to put on an event in the Big House suites which is called M-hacks. They invite top computer programming professionals (think Google, Microsoft, etc. types) though I don't remember the details of the conference.
The athletic department told them the cost of using the Big House would be 30k plus a TBD amount (wasn't clearly explained what went into calculation of the value). The club agreed, raised the money through donors, and put on what sounded like a fantastic conference that was good for the university.
They get the bill and the TBD amount which they anticipated would be nominal fees was actually an additional 60K (for a total cost of over 90K for the whole event). College of Engineering ended up having to foot the bill since the club couldn't pay.
That story also stuck out to me. Anyone who maybe was thinking that Brandon was purely inept and not amoral, go reread that story. Guy clearly didn't have the interests of the university in mind.
|1 week 4 days ago||negged for weird accent mark||
negged for weird accent mark over the a in france obviously.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty soon everyone will||
Pretty soon everyone will inexplicably start calling him Petters and then everyone on MGoBlog will yell at you that it is Peters and then he will have a memorable name. Problem solved.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||My poor poor F5 key.||
My poor poor F5 key.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Early in the Hoke years I||
Early in the Hoke years I thought he was just playing it close to the chest with his pressers. You know, generic coach speak about toughness to avoid giving any actual information about the game. Seemed silly but alright.
Then later in the Hoke years I had a growing suspicion that generic coach speak about toughness really was the extent of his coaching ability and his pressers were actually a horrifying reality of the way our head coach teaches football.
Harbaugh's presser is a relief. He knows what is going on, he has a plan for how to fix it, and the loss clearly drives him to work even harder. I am getting a warm fuzzy that everything will be ok with Harbaugh (already had it but, well, yeah).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Equipment managing: Peppers||
Equipment managing: Peppers is like Jon Falk...but fast.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Fred Jackson gives you an A+,||
Fred Jackson gives you an A+, but plusser.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Most of my life I was a||
Most of my life I was a pretty quintessential nerd, into many of the same things mentioned in this thread. I was pretty into sports as well, but typical of nerds I was absolutely rail thin and weak. 6ft and under 140 pounds for most of my adult life.
Due to a variety of reasons, I decided to get into weightlifting and in the space of a couple months I became a lifting geek. Unlike the typical gym brah, I like to compare popular workout programs, work on my form, don't do much bicep work, and despite all of that I still am not particularly strong. So yeah, I would say I qualify as a lifting geek.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Only someone irrationally||
Only someone irrationally blinded by sports fandom could hate Denard Robinson.
Some guys are assholes, and when he is your asshole you love 'em and when he is their asshole you hate 'em. Mike Hart falls into this category for me. I wouldn't expect any rival to have anything but dislike for him (especially Sparty of course).
Denard is not like that. He was extremely fun to watch and is just about the nicest, humblest guy you could possibly find. Stop me before I break into "I love you Denard"...
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke needs to figure out who||
Hoke needs to figure out who he is. The never-ending toughness rhetoric is completely at odds with the actual person. He seems like a nice, caring person who likes to form relationships and encourage people. That is great! Be a teacher, be a recruiting coordinator or a position coach, I don't care. Head coach of Michigan is just not for you.
It was so incredibly painful seeing Hoke's complete lack of fire in the face of adversity. He doesn't deserve the scorn I felt towards him, and yet he did sign up for the job.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||No, not in terms of the||
No, not in terms of the worthiness of the relative activities. I understand that some people will enjoy one and not the other. That is perfectly fine by me, no argument there.
It is confusing to me that someone who thinks it is worth their time to watch other people play an athletic game on tv think it is dumb to watch a competitive esport on tv. Reading this thread it seems there are a lot of them.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed. It is also odd to me||
It is also odd to me that being a nerd is still seen as a bad thing by some people. Is not Game of Thrones, an epic fantasy, not essentially the most popular show on television right now? And isn't every other major blockbuster a superhero movie these days (not that I support that trend).
It seems so mainstream. Odd to me that video gaming still has that stigma attached while it is now relatively "normal" to enjoy nerd content that was once seen in the same light.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Cracks me up that so many||
Cracks me up that so many sports fans think it is weird that some people like watching competitive video games. How is it any more useless of an activity than watching other people play real games? The validity of watching esports is exactly the same as watching real sports. It is just a matter of preference or what you enjoy.
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Even more crazy is that some||
Even more crazy is that some schools give people scholarships to run around on a field with a ball. Then pay an old guy millions of dollars to make the kids the best at it. Can't get my mind around this nonsense.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Before he got there, the||
Before he got there, the farthest VCU had ever made it in the tournament was the round of 32, and they had gotten there 5 times EVER. He made it to the round of 32 or farther in 3 of his 6 seasons.
His system won't work at Texas? Pitino runs an awfully similar system at Louisville and he seems to be doing just fine.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||People put too much weight on||
People put too much weight on NCAA performance when judging a coach. Yes he has had a couple bad exits in recent years, but his teams have consistently performed at a high level during the regular season. The tournament wins will come.
Texas isn't a basketball school but they are always able to get some great athletes who will be able to run his system effectively. I think this is a great hire personally.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Advice||
Shane to Denard: Denard! The defense keeps catching up to me when I try to run with the ball. What should I do?
Denard: (thinking)..... I can't say I have any experience with that conundrum Shane.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||His major problem has been||
His major problem has been hamstrings. That doesn't sound like something caused by football. I doubt basketball would make his hamstring problems go away.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Yes! Much appreciated.||
Yes! Much appreciated.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||This is somewhat tangential||
This is somewhat tangential to the article, but I don't know where else to ask.
A while ago in one of his numerous Brandon criticism pieces Brian referenced something (an article? a book? I can't remember) that talked about how modern companies have begun to focus on short term financials rather than care about the quality of their product. This is hurting the long term viability of these companies because eventually their product is crap and they can't compete even though they maximized profits for a few years.
Does anyone know the source that he was referencing? I have seen this trend in a number of areas and I would love to read the full article (or whatever it is). Any help would be much appreciated.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, you reveal your||
Ah, you reveal your age.
Plymouth Salem is now Salem (not Plymouth) and their mascot is a rock indeed. Canton is still Canton. There is now a third high school which is called Plymouth High school, whose mascot is a Wildcat.
Fun fact, the winner of the community vote for Plymouth's mascot was "Plymouth Predators". Due to the negative connotations of "predator" it was changed at the last minute to the ever generic wildcat.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I am not the person in my||
I am not the person in my avatar.
Internet fame and glory to the first person who successfully identifies the person in my avatar.
I shall release further hints if no one can identify him based on current information.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Someone please inform this||
Someone please inform this young man that 'round these parts he shall be know as John O'Maize.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I don't have any gifs, but||
I don't have any gifs, but I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that Clark committed to a Brady Hoke Michigan team but then didn't commit to a Jim Harbaugh Michigan team.
I wish him well, but, uh....it makes no sense. Everything I ever knew about logic is failing me right now.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I've always theorized that||
I've always theorized that Capn Crunch Peanut Butter is made with fine bits of fiberglass that slice up your gums allowing for direct injection of peanut butter into your bloodstream.
It is this fleeting but powerful high that keeps you coming back for more rather than the taste.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||If the price of Jim Harbaugh||
If the price of Jim Harbaugh is a slightly underqualified Tight Ends coach, I say we did alright.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Brian, thanks for this||
Brian, thanks for this analysis but I was actually hoping to get your opinion on the PSI of the footballs used in the Patriots-Colts game...
Just kidding of course. Interesting stuff. I know this is probably wishful thinking in the modern college game, but I really hope they try to get Peppers involved in the offense as well. Seems like even using him as a slot guy that only runs a handful of plays would be extremely dangerous. I doubt there are many college DBs that can run with him.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||That's absolutely ludicrust.||
That's absolutely ludicrust.