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|1 year 44 weeks ago||WR/RB Flex||
Deciding between Sanu (v HOU), Hopkins (v CIN), and Sankey (v PHI). Hopkins has highest upside, but I think Sankey is the safer play. Thoughts?
Also, in another league, I need to pick 2 RBs out of CJ Anderson (v. MIA), Shane Vereen (v. DET), J. McKinnon (v. GB) and SJax (v. CLE). Maybe I shouldn't have drafted AP, FJax, Toby Gerhart and Ray Rice...
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Love the guy||
My favorite player on the team. Never a question as far as effort goes; this guy BRINGS IT whenever he's on the field. Lays out blocks, smacks people on special teams. Most importantly, he brings much needed energy to the team that nobody else seems to do. Was at the game last night and he was only guy on the field who seemed like he wanted to be out there. Can't wait for him to get his first TD.
|2 years 2 days ago||Based on..||
The universal praise he gets from his players (perhaps until yesterday's purported lockerroom incident). There's a reason why we are still able to recruit the way we do and it certainly is not tied to on-field play. The bond that the guy has with his players and the whole "family values" mantra we've heard about so much from recruits, players and alum is clear and Hoke's greatest strength, in my opinion. There is a difference between incompetence and intentional negligence and I think Hoke falls in the former. At the end of the day, they both warrant the same action form the university...but if it gets reported that Hoke doesn't care for the well-being of his players, which I think is patently untrue, I can't help but feel for him.
|2 years 2 days ago||It's a Shame||
It'll be a shame if Hoke gets the reputation for player negligence. While I do think it's time for a change, I believe that if there is one thing that cannot be denied it's Hoke's genuine care for his players and love he has for them.
Don't get me wrong, this is an egregious error, and I think that along with the rest of the blunders across his tenure it deserves action. But it'll be an absolute shame if a guy who loves his kids and his team so damn much has his reputation dragged through the media as a man who does not care for his player's well being. I don't think it could be further from the truth.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Countess at Safety?||
A friend and I were chatting about how our secondary could look after all the positive comments reg. Jabrill's play at corner last night. What do you think the chances of us trotting out Taylor and Peppers at the corners, with Wilson and Countess at each safety spot? I believe those to be our top 4 players in the defensive backfield (haven't heard anything about Thomas to think otherwise). I feel that Countess' field awareness and ball-hawking skills could be a great asset at safety and if the difference between him and Peppers at CB is negligble why not throw them all on the field at once (granted, I'm not sure how difficult the transition from corner to safety is)?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Yeah..||
I'm as big a DG supporter as there is but man that conjured up some brutal flashbacks from early last year...
|4 years 9 weeks ago||DUI||
The Dukes of Hazard slide/Jerald Robinson's vandalism you can explain as 'boys being boys' But, in my mind a DUI is just as egregious as any of the offenses you just listed. Innocent lives are potentially at stake and the act is far more than 'wrong place wrong time'. It's an awful decision.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||My Top 10||
My experiences are a bit biased since I'm partial to games that I attended (I was a student there the last 4 years). In any case, here's how I'd rank em:
1. 1969 vs. OSU
2. Denard to 'tree: The comeback, The last second score, The rivalry and all UTL (the best sports atmosphere I have ever been in)
3. Wangler to Carter
4. Hello Heisman
5. Touchdown Manningham
6. Desmond Howard
7. Woodson vs. OSU
8. 3OT vs. Sparty
9. Forcier to Mathews (my first, live real rivalry win at Michigan Stadium)
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I be like dang||
Anybody know a talent agent around here?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||MSU, OSU, Minny, IU are all||
MSU, OSU, Minny, IU are all going to be real, real good. Purude also has a solid class coming in. That strength, along with the fact that it's difficult to win on the road even if you are favored in the B1G, makes this league incredibly competitive next year. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the league champ has 4-5 losses and if that happens to be us, I'd be thrilled!
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Hmmmm||
Stater's gonna State? or Sparty's gonna Spart?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||System system system||
I was thinking about something along the lines of this. I'm sure the academic requirements are slightly different from school to school but I feel once you are within a Division 1 power conf. the difference between standards is slim. On thing I was curious about, however, was how schools like Detroit have players that seem so more athletic than ours. I was watching them play kansas and there was a very clear difference. I think what it comes down to is our system and the type of players we need in order for it operate successfully.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hilarious||
Participant here, though this whole thing is doing a fine job of keeping me from finishing up work that so desperately needs to be done haha
|4 years 28 weeks ago||thanks but...||
After reading about what happened, let me assure you this is no joke, my friend. This James guy is sick in the head.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Question||
As you can probably tell, relatively new to the blog here (though longtime reader). I never understood the 5 dead hookers reference with regard to James (that's not to say it wasn't funny in and of itself). I guess what I'm asking is there anything behind the joke? Other than, you know, the idea of him and 5 dead hookers is amusing.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Is it just me?||
Is it just me but I actually don't mind the guy. Homerism aside (from both parties) I do enjoy watching both him and Tony do their thing on PTI and they've done a great job over the years. Does he have his biases? Sure, but that's part of his role in my opinion, and he's not a complete jackass about it (see Baless, Skip and Cowherd, Colin)
|4 years 32 weeks ago||THanks||
Thanks for the info! FYI: Rastored an image on Adobe Illustrator and then was able to print and put on poster. Total cost of printing in color, poster etc. came to under 10 bucks.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Large Faces||
Sorry for thread-jacking but as you can see...I lack the points
Couple questions: 1) Is there any reason why nobody in the Maize Rage brings out the BIG faces (see Indiana, Maryland etc.)? 2) Does anyone know the best way to make them?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||...||
....wanna be on my IM Basketball team?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Something like that...|
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Right...||
Rodgers didn't do anything till last year? Dude only started for 2 seasons before last year and had a QB rating of 98 or higher in both, not too shabby especially considering he won a super bowl the next year and is currently putting together the greatest season a quarterback has ever had. Dumb comment, read a book.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||True..||
Big Packer fan here and obviously love Woodson as he is my favorite Wolverine. That said, this season he (and the rest of our secondary for that matter) has been picked on quite a bit. His style of play has always physical but the difference between now and a few years ago is that currently it seems as though he being physical out of necessity (i.e. with age he has lost a step and has a tough time keeping up with the faster receivers) than out of preference. Earlier he had the ability to either jam a receiver or, if that fails, keep up with them with his speed. Now, not so much so if a receiver gets past him he has to resort to interfering. In either case, he has certainly made the most out of his opportunities this year and I believe that if employed as a safety he can still be elite for another few seasons.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Agreed||
That and/or the termination of stoppage time. Stupid.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Gallon||
Did anyone catch lil Gallon absolutely LIGHT UP the NW dback on denard's first pick? Fun to watch
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Avatar||
Steal my avatar
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Tix||
Looking to sell a pair of row 25 seats for 200 per ticket. Parents unfortunately couldnt make it for the weekend, email me if interested ([email protected]).
|5 years 8 weeks ago||$352.57||
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Admission||
I clearly remember the day I found out I got accepted. We were halfway through a long bus ride to the state semifinals for soccer and you could pretty much cut the tension with the knife as everyone was pretty nervous. I got a text from my dad 'Go Blue! Got into Mich! See you at the game!'
Though it made me lose my focus for a bit, all nerves were allayed. We went onto win that game and the next, the first state title in soccer in our 200+ year history.
Also up there is my first game at the Big House. It was the first of the RR era, against Utah. Though the result was disappointing, as a huge football fan but attending a small high school with a dreadful football team, the atmosphere, the fans and everything else had me grinning from ear to ear the whole time.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||...||
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Great||
A fantastic piece...read it yesterday at work, gave me goosebumps. The cojones that the SEALS and any service member for that matter is truly astounding.
Also, props to the author. Incredibly well written, no idea where he got his info from but, as has been said before, reads like a movie.