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|23 hours 25 min ago||The only thing I have to say||
The only thing I have to say to that is to go with Genuinely Saracastic's take of getting the coaches out of there does support the team. They're being let down by the coaches so this is a good way to support their long-term outlooks.
|23 hours 33 min ago||Taking the kids to Great Wolf||
Taking the kids to Great Wolf in Sandusky, so likely playing with them. Would have tried to find a TV for the game, but just can't think of why I'd want to do that anymore.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Yeah, because Jim Mora Jr.||
Yeah, because Jim Mora Jr. and Pete Carroll sucked at the college game(I admit Wannstedt serves as a counter-point).
|2 days 7 hours ago||The fan base actively hates||
The fan base actively hates him, I know several people who won't set foot in Michigan stadium again until he is no longer athletic director. He may have done some good things and gotten the ship righted, but he's poisoning the atmosphere too.
|2 days 18 hours ago||No, just no. Don't let||
No, just no. Don't let desperation make you think crazy things.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Mendenhall a fairly strict||
Mendenhall a fairly strict Mormon, he'd be a misfit cultural fit here I think and I doubt he'll leave BYU.
|2 days 18 hours ago||My list: Jim Mora Jr. Jim||
|2 days 19 hours ago||Air Force playing well.||
Air Force playing well.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Rage over the Morris||
Rage over the Morris incident. I want Hoke fired NOW!!!
|4 days 5 hours ago||He's tiny and was basically||
He's tiny and was basically Terry Richardson. We already had one of those.
|4 days 5 hours ago||What do you mean? Yes, he||
What do you mean? Yes, he got lucky that Hundley was around and that Neuheisel was a good recruiter until the wheels fell off(hmmmmmm). But he immediately improved the teams culture and attitude and has added to the team with good recruiting of his own(Myles Jack is the best example). He may not be a superstar but he's clearly capable and finally has UCLA on the level that the program should be given it's location and other advantages(good academic reputation, decent tradition, strong local rivalry, etc.$. Hell I wouldn't mind Michigan taking a run at him at the end of the year.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Well, it's hard to blame him.||
Well, it's hard to blame him. I hope he sees the good things happening on defense and sticks with Michigan, but it's hard to cast stones at a kid for looking around.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I agree, saying "I don;t care||
I agree, saying "I don;t care if I get suspended" always tranlsates in a boss' ears as, "You have to suspend me for this."
Almost wondering if Simmons just wanted a forced vacation.
|6 days 4 hours ago||It's really more about not||
It's really more about not using your energy to invent intent where none exists and frankly, getting hurt by the term bitching probably means you're looking for things to get hurt by. There's a big leap from the term bitching(which is fairly gender neutral whatever the origins) to saying some thing along the lines of<Note to idiots: this is illustrative only> "Crying like a woman about it". Assuming that leap is intended is where the frustration lies with the "PC Police".
|6 days 5 hours ago||It's good news in terms of a||
It's good news in terms of a snapshot, but right now it's hard to think there won't be at least two decommits and possibly more(happens every year) and I don't know that you can blame anyone who decides to do so right now. They say the proof is in the pudding and right now the team looks really bad.
|6 days 5 hours ago||The problem with that is you||
The problems with that are you don't move your $30M pitcher to the bullpen and V has been prone to the big innings all year. IMO putting him in the bullpen is just continuing the same coin flip issues that we have had all year in the bullpen.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Bullpens are notoriously||
Bullpens are notoriously difficult to manage from year to year, as the reliever market is VERY tricky. Pitchers are weird and somewhat inconsistent from year to year. The problem is that the high visibility of their mistakes makes it hard to ride any sort of variability as the GM has to be shown to "Do Something" So it turns out that the guys brought in don't do what someone hoped and the guys who got shipped out turn in great seasons.
It's not like Dombrowski isn't trying, but I think the fact that the Tigers farm system is basically a desert at the moment limits what he can do.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I have yet to meet anyone who||
I have yet to meet anyone who was offended by "bitching"(until today apparently). At some point we need to stop inventing things to worry about.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Are we really going to be||
Are we really going to be language policing "bitching" now?
|6 days 20 hours ago||ummmmmm.......... Let's go||
ummmmmm.......... Let's go with glass houses and all that.
|1 week 8 hours ago||By all means continue with||
By all means continue with the personal attacks if it makes you feel better. I'm not going to get into a tit for tat about what makes a real fan, but I argued for Rodriguez until Penn St. and I argued for Brady until Utah. Everyone has their breaking point and I hit mine. I'm done with this coaching staff and will tune back in when there's a new regime in town. Otherwise it's too painful/frustrating to make the central part of my fall Saturday's anymore.
|1 week 8 hours ago||You can be loyal to the||
You can be loyal to the University and be loyal to the idea of Michigan football without having to buy into the mentality that you have to be all in when the program is in complete free-fall. There's no hope that it will get better and frankly, the team has somehow even gotten worse than last year. Why should we support this? I want the team to be better and will come back when I have a reason to believe it will be. But I don't feel a need to blindly support the program as constituted anymore.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Loyalty comes with an||
Loyalty comes with an expectation that it will somehow be rewarded. Right now there's not even hope that the program will get better. This whole thing is just sad and to a certain extent it feels like the season is dead. It may be that in the past teams have pulled out of crap like this, but those examples are few and far between and are up against a vast array of teams that completely shit the bed. Guess which way Michigan's going to go? <Hint, not in the good direction>
|1 week 1 day ago||7-5 is looking like too big||
7-5 is looking like too big of a hill right now realistically.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't forget multiple||
Don't forget multiple occasions of only ten players on the field. This is a tire fire beyond tire fires.
|1 week 2 days ago||Because the team is held back||
Because the team is held back by terrible coaching and poor leadership. There's no one at QB who can play competently(and I don't like saying this as DG is apparently all that is right with college football). It's too hard to put myself through this anymore so I won't, giving up is less painful and I'm tired of this crap.
|1 week 2 days ago||Am done planning my Saturdays||
Am done planning my Saturdays around the games. Will watch if convenient, but no more moving heaven and earth to torture myself.
|1 week 3 days ago||Now that is just mean.||
Now that is just mean.
|1 week 4 days ago||This team is so bi-polar.||
This team is so bi-polar. They're either the good Tigers or they're the evil Tigers, with no stops in between and no transitional periods either, it just goes from one to the other with no warning. Hoping we get the good Tigers for the stretch run/playoffs.
|1 week 4 days ago||I heard groans at the||
I heard groans at the interception and the kickoff fumble but no boos in my section. I was there as well and the boos didn't start until the punt team trotted out after the delay of game in which everyone got riled up. I think part of it was being excited about going for it on fourth and one and then watching the team blow it.