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|5 days 20 min ago||+1 from me. Just cut the cord||
+1 from me. Just cut the cord myself recently. I was going to wait until end of football season (which I had assumed was early Jan for Michigan, lol), but after... well *that* happened, I cut the cord in Oct. This sling box thing from Dish looks mighty interesting, but I still need a way to fill in for BTN.
|1 week 3 days ago||Sr seems to be taking an||
Sr seems to be taking an admirably hands of approach and letting his son decide for himself. I remember he came with on one of the visits (Spring Game?) and basically dropped Jr off and went and did his own thing with alumni and former teammates.
|1 week 4 days ago||13b free solo is ridiculous,||
13b free solo is ridiculous, that's what makes Honnold famous. 13b in general isn't that hard at all, relatively speaking, for elite climbers. You can find someone in most any gym or crag in the country that can climb that. You wouldn't even get a sniff at sponsorship at that level (male anyway).
Honnold is obviously a every good climber to be confident in tackling 13s free solo, but even if you consider his max red point grade 14b/c, he still wouldn't be in the elite class. What sets him apart isn't his maximum grade, its how far he's willing to push free soloing.
|1 week 4 days ago||What Alex does is relatively||
What Alex does is relatively easy, but dangerous. What these guys are doing is relatively safe, but ridiculously hard on a technical level. Skill vs balls, although yes certainly an element of both for each case.
|1 week 4 days ago||The nomenclature is weird.||
The nomenclature is weird. Climbing first started with pulling oneself up on gear at least part of the way. Today that's regarded as "aid climbing" but back in the day it was just normal climbing. To distinguish ascents that were done with out weighting or pulling on gear, the term "free climb" was coined. Climbing without a rope is known as "free soloing."
|1 week 4 days ago||Hard to say. The thing is,||
Hard to say. The thing is, you have to be absolutely obsessed with the project. Caldwell has worked on this close to a decade amd Jorgeson for 3. There are certainly other climbers strong enough to do it, but they're usually focused on their own projects and I don't see them basically putting everything else on hold for long enough to learn all the details about the climb that you need to be successful.
|1 week 4 days ago||The only thing that makes||
The only thing that makes their attempt not ground up is that they were resupplied. Being pitches apart isn't a big deal and only happened because Caldwell really wanted Jorgeson to send the crux pitches too. In a normal attempt, Jorgeson would have just jugged up fixed ropes and continued with the rest of thr climb. And he actually did do that anyway to belay and help Caldwell.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's not typically the||
That's not typically the standard for freeing a route. You can fall as long as you lower down and repeat that pitch, not the entire climb.
|1 week 4 days ago||I downvoted. Sorry. As a||
I downvoted. Sorry. As a climber, I hear this all. the. time. It gets old pretty quick.
|1 week 4 days ago||If anything, Honnold and the||
If anything, Honnold and the French guy have more in common than either to Caldwell/Jorgrson, at least in terms of what he's known for (Honnold's a pretty good roped in climber too). Free soloing, climbing without a rope, is done on much much lower technical difficulty, but obviously much more dire consequences. Same goes for building climbing, much easier technically. What these guys are doing is at the very cutting edge of difficulty. There are only a small group of people that can climb 5.14d period, let alone two of them, back to back, in between a dozen other pitches of 5.13 and 5.14.
|1 week 6 days ago||There's a big difference||
There's a big difference between running routes in a vanilla offense and against a vanilla defense, which we all know he can do, and understanding a system, including all the on the fly adjustments. There were at least a couple of instances where Gardner threw an INT because they weren't on the same page, most likely due to Canteen not making a correct read and adjusting his route accordingly. He also was clearly not ready physically to be an effective blocker, although I will credit him for making an effort unlike some (cough cough, Funchess).
|2 weeks 49 min ago||He's 65 y/o. He gets to||
He's 65 y/o. He gets to continue coaching and working with kids, which is his passion, without as much pressure and responsibility. Plus Michigan's contractually obligated to keep paying him his DC salary, so that definitely helps. Seems like a natural fit.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Bwahahahahahaha....||
Bwahahahahahaha.... *breathes* hahahahaha
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like I've been||
I feel like I've been Rickrolled
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As a recent cord cutter, the||
As a recent cord cutter, the Dish deal to provide ESPN and ESPN2 for $20 a month is awesome news.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Blatantly holding by the||
Blatantly holding by the right guard, does it get called? No, holding call on Detroit instead.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||What the actual fuck?||
What the actual fuck?
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||What about the community?||
What about in the community?
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Yes, a month different, or||
Yes, a month different, or another way to look at it is twice as long. A lot of those guys were guys ohio were already in on. Harbaugh will (hopefully) do the same and resign some decommitted guys plus maybe a couple others on the board, but top twenty class (especially with our class size) with a 5 star? I just don't see it. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||You do remember urban was||
You do remember urban was basically full time recruiting since November while Fickle kept the seat warm for him right?
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||The assistants are going to||
The assistants are going to be largely new and just getting the lay of the land too. Many will also be from the NFL from the sounds of it. Yeah, some might be able to take a recruit or two with them, but you have less pull as you move down the food chain.
Look, I'm not saying harbaugh isn't going to be a huge boon to recruiting, he will be. But transitional classes are tough sledding, even for top 5/top 10 coaches.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||I don't think *you*||
I don't think *you* understand how recruiting works. Kids don't just sign up for the hottest name. They have to build a relationship and feel comfortable with the person that will basically be running their lives for the next 4-5 years. And is not just the HC either, the relationship with the entire staff is just as important, as is familiarity with players and fellow commits.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Good gravy, let the||
Good gravy, let the unrealistic expectations begin. He's an NFL coach who hasn't done any recruiting in years. It's not like he was recruiting at another school and had relationships built that he can use to flip kids to Michigan. He's got less than two months to start from basically scratch to mostly flip guys already committed else where. If he can bring back a couple guys that decommitted without losing anyone else, and fill the rest of the spots with decent 3 star talent, I'd be pretty happy.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'm in. If he doesn't come,||
I'm in. If he doesn't come, $25 to ASPCA?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Voted on 3 devices and posted||
Voted on 3 devices and posted it to social media. The guy absolutely deserves it.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I asked for a T-Shirt from||
I asked for a T-Shirt from the Hope for Pahokee guys as far as M related stuff.
My biggest thing for Christmas I'm going to have to get for myself. I'm building a nice target rifle and my entire family pretty much detests guns so I can't really ask them for anything related to that (and it would be too expensive anyway)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good catch, thanks.||
Good catch, thanks.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Unless he does really well in||
Unless he does really well in the combine (which he probably will) I think this is a mistake for him. He's got size, decent speed and athleticism, but the few times I've watched him live, he never seemed to get the type of separation through his route running that you would think an NFL prospect would. Even on TV, a lot of his targets were with a DB or even sometimes a LB in his hip pocket. I think he'll get drafted, and probably not all that low, but he could have done better with another year to work on his game IMO. Can't really blame the guy on the other hand with the coaching transition looming I guess, but just the same, you'd think he'd at least wait to see who the next guy is before committing one way or the other.
|7 weeks 33 min ago||Benny's has been a favorite||
Benny's has been a favorite of mine since I was a Sophomore. Instead of waiting hours at the other campus places, we'd load up into whoever had a car and drive there. Good food, prices are good, not as busy and it's a popular spot for athletes so you can heckle them about their loss the day before (don't actually do this).
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly, I never saw the OMG||
Honestly, I never saw the OMG MATCH-UP NIGHTMARE thing everyone keeps talking about with Funchess. Yeah, he's big and has straightline speed (sort of), but he doesn't get himself open. Of course before the season, everyone, including me, thought that was because our corners were awesome. Turns out, it was mostly that our receivers were the plodding possession variety. Funchess included. His drops issues and injuries just totally torpedoed any remaining chance he had of making an impact this year.