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|1 week 1 day ago||The Catholic League and magnet schools||
Have always recruited hard. they were recruiting hard in my day which was barely post leather helmet. They are recruiting hard as I type.
When you were in high school Seth, you just didn't notice.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Mattison's knees are jacked up.||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||We're both pretty damn lucky to just be out here?||
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||I'd up vote Brian on this one if I could||
Quote of the day and in contention for quote of the year.
Brian Cook says, "The problem with Dave Brandon is that he is a mediocrity in a suit with one skill, which is wearing the suit."
I say Brandon is starting to make Tom Goss look competent.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Gangly might not be the best adjective for Dolyle||
I've watched much if not all of his video. Gangly didn't come to my mind. My concern with Doyle revolved around the word lumbering, as I thought him to be stout but slow, but that he had a chance to be a wall rather than a mere screen.
If he can shoot it in, life could be real good.
I guess I've just come to the point where if Belein wants him, that's good enough for me.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Not just pedigree but .....||
Pedigree and HOPS!!!
The HOPS of course being a function of pedigree as Johnny Dawkins at 6'2" or so and having way hops of his own, routinely finished above the rim. I have a distinct memory of Dawkins getting a step on Isaiah Thomas and just exploding to the rim, forearm high and so fast that Laimbeer couldn't get there to hack him.
It was all good, being Bad Boys they got him later.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Despite lacking much in the way of evidence,||
I'm taking Dawkins on the strength of pedigree and hops.
Hops being one of those things along with speed and quickness that can be improved upon in the weight room, but not taught.
I consider Johnny Dawkins to be a cut above nearly all of the great point guards in NCAA history, as he just plain dominated from the point in much the same way Trey did. We're doing pretty well with second generation prospects. Unless he manages to somehow alienate everyone in the program over the course of a two day trip, I say sign him.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||You are probably thinking of Bobby Hanson||
Who was a much better player than either Michael Payne or Greg Stokes, both of whom had pro careers mostly in Europe. Hanson had a decent NBA career.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't say they always lost.||
I said they always played scared.
To be sure Frieder had some big wins in the conference, as well he should have. Tarpley, Rellford, Joubert, Wade, Henderson and Grant, among others were bigger, stronger, faster (excluding Antoine Joubert on that faster thing) and just plain better than the talent everybody else was running out there including Knight for a nice run of years. Frieder never got anything approaching the potential that that group had to offer.
In February, Frieder would grind you up with defense and rebounding, but in March, you'd look at him over there sweating like a pig with his towel hanging over his shoulder and that tormented look on his face and you just knew it was gonna end badly. So did his teams.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||The 1989 Team||
Does not win the National Championship with Frieder at the helm. Bill Frieder was a tight little man whose teams ALWAYS played scared in big games. That team changed dramatically when Bo sent Frieder packing. Frieder would have never allowed Glen Rice the freedom to just bomb away that Fisher did. The result would have been just another Frieder early exit.
Frieder was a great recruiter, a decent guy and a piss poor basketball coach. The basketball genius during Frieder's time here was Orr, who in the middle 70s ran one of the most innovative offenses I have ever seen. And unlike Beilein's teams, Orr's teams played just plain nasty on defense.
I am mildly chagrined to confess that I supported John Barahal's run for student government on a dump Orr platform. What we didn't know at the time was that Orr's 1971/72 teams were in part populated by idiots. When the idiots left and were replaced by Campy Russell, CJ Kupec, Wayman Britt, Joe Johnson and Steve Grote, Orr blew everybody's doors off with an amazing cut through approach that rotated the entire team inside out until your bigs were outside chasing our best shooters Camy Russel and CJ Kupec around the perimiter, and your guards were attempting to guard the rim and rebound, but what they were really doing is getting the living shit kicked out of them on the boards by Wayman Britt and Steve Grote.
I well up at the memories.
Apologies for forgetting to mention Lionel "The Maintrain" Worrel.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Water and Global Warming.||
I wouldn't go hanging my hat on either.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||A nice dream||
"The best way to manage them is if the thought leaders, i.e. the journalists, maintain a high level of integrity and investigation, focusing on facts, providing context, and discouraging over-speculation."
Yeah that'll happen ..... never.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Nuance||
First of all I did it just to piss you off.
Second, I know more than a few women who have claimed rape, all of whom I believe to this writing, having nothing but their word and my belief in their honesty. One of whom spent two days hiding out at my house because she was too sick to go home after her trip to the abortion clinic.
Everyone likely knows someone who has bee raped. That they are discouraged from seeking legal redress by women and others who claim that they abhor rape in favor of a system where an accusation provides a "hugely certain" outcome causes me to question both motives and morals.
Nuance is where lies and liars hide.
I got it right, Grow a pair. Be a man.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Rape||
Rape is a heinous crime.
Lying about having been raped is an equally heinous crime.
If women want to punish a rapist, they need to go to the police, swear out a complaint and pursue a criminal prosecution, as rape is against the law.
That their behavior leading up to the alleged rape will be called into question is as it should be. We have ample proof in this world of of two distinct things, men rape women and women lie about having been raped.
It is weak and gutless for a woman who wants to punish some man for having injured her, to seek to make anonymous accusations in an effort to evade questions about her own behavior and thus reduce the burden of proof required to convict a man in a court of law.
Worse yet in this case if it is true that a rape occurred, thanks to the efforts of this and other women a rapist remains on the street.
Stand up there girls! Grow a pair! Be a man!
The good new here is that thanks to the efforts of most likely, some other gutless woman who in her personal fit of pique, selectively dumped these documents onto the public, which dumping is likely in violation of some equally gutless confidentiality agreement entered into by the University, the girl and Gibbons, this mess will hopefully land the University in court for some number of millions. At which time we can have a thorough conversation about rape, prosecuting rape, the brutal nature of men, strong women, personal accountability, alchohol, Taylor Lewan and keeping your mouth shut etc.
It should be wonderful theatre.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Joliet Jake Blues||
That is all.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The slow motion play||
I'm putting on Fitz. He missed a real nice seam at 1 o'clock, turned left and drove straight into contact.
You gotta see the cuts that are there or there's no point in blocking for you anyway.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Two words||
You might not be old enough to remember, but I was there and will never forget.
One of the greatest classes in Michigan football history goes 30-2-1 and never plays in a bowl game.
Fuck that guy.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I love Trey Burke but .....||
I'm taking Cody Zeller all day long if he falls to the eighth pick.
The NBA is a big man's league especially in the East.
I'd rotate my bigs until I found the two I like best and if I'm liking all three, life is good.
Guards, even great ones, you can get especially if you have a gang of bigs that can play.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Nuncupatory||
Starting up on a new word a day program?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Canteen and Watson Offers||
Seemingly the coaches learned something from the Laquon Treadell fiaso last year.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||D should go to Dufek||
Brothers Billy and Don who was/is arguably the single best hitter from the safety position during my lifetime.
Not to mention just lights out awsome on the kick team.
No rhyme, I know.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Indians||
Several lives ago, I used to do a lot of drinking on Lake St. Clair, especially at a couple of the bars on Harsen's Island where occasionally one would run into a table full of Indians either from or somehow related to the Indians that live over on the Canadian side on Walpoole Island. One sunny summer morning I blew off work, jumped in the boat and headed out to the bar with some buddys and girls where we ran into a table full of Walpoole Indians and proceeded to get blind stupid together.
Long story short, one of the Indians is wearing a Cleveland Indians hat with Chief Wahoo on the front.
Flash forward 12/15 years and I walk into a restaurant on the American side not far from there and the same guy is sitting there wearing the same now beat to shit hat or at least one just like it.
After reminiscing some about how jacked up we got ... it was a clearer memory for me than it was for him as despite my thinking I was doing this a lot, he was doing it a lot more ... I ask him about the hat. He loves the hat, loves the chief, loves the Indians and wishes a few asshats with big mouths would just STFU.
So, offensive? This guy was offended at the idea of the Chief going away. Who the hell knows.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||We have another new verb||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||We need a t shirt||
It'll be crazy
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Spike (Magic Johnson) Albrecht||
Nah, more like Spike (Ernie Digregorio) Albrecht
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Chris Webber||
While I understand Jalen wanting Webber back in order that he (Jalen) can more fully bask in the good feelings he is entitled to concerning his stellar career here, Chris Webber embarrassed everyone associated with the University.
I'm disinterested in an apology and would simply prefer that he just stay away.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Dickie Vitale||
I like Dickie V. Ok, but will concede positive prejudices going back to his U of D days having gone down to Callahan Hall to see Dickie coach his Terry Tyler, John Long and Terry Duerod teams many, many, many times.
So senility is a possibility.
On the negative side, Dick took Greg Kelser #1 during his short lived stint with the almost unimaginably inept Pistons and then engineered the second worst trade in Piston history. In which trade, having already lost M.L. Carr to Boston in a signing and entitled to compensation, Dickie sent two #1 picks to Boston in addition to Carr in exchange for the injured and aging pariah, Bob Mcadoo. Boston turned those two picks into Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. So one does have to wonder just a little bit how much Dickie V. really even knows about Basketball.
As an aside, the worst trade in Piston history was Ray Scott for nobody. It was supposed to be Rudy LaRusso who, rather than play for the Pistons, retired on the spot. They finally ended up selling his contract for a #1 pick that became Otto Moore.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||All the proof you need that your University just doesn't care||
As previously discussed, given the choice, I'm going to Pizza Bob's for a Favorite, a Chocolate Rasberry Shake and the ambiance. However, I am always delighted to be seated in front of a Blimpy Burger.
This is terrible news and further proof that your University doesn't care in the least about you. Hopefully, this heartbreaking loss will be mitigated and quickly via a new location.
As an aside, whoever it is above that takes his on an Onion Roll with a fried egg and bacon has it exactly correct, although 5 patties is a bit much for me.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I'm just dying to hear that argument uncle Fred||
I might buy Anthony Carter from Johnny Wangler maybe changed Bo's view of offensive football since if you notice the famed "Just Get Me The Ball Wangs" touchdown against Indiana was off play action because Bo didn't even have a straight dropback pass, or more likely John Kolesar from Jim (You'll never play a down at Michigan) Harbaugh who might maybe have given Bo pause.
But most likely it was Mo, who probably damn near killed an already ailing Bo Schembechler at home or hospitalized for the 88 (I think) Outback Bowl by throwing at the endzone from somewhere beyond the twenty on fourth and short yardage in the fourth quarter to beat Alabama, who finally helped Bo warm up to the forward pass.
As for Rick Leach who by the way I saw every game he ever played at Michigan Stadium along with two more in Columbus, two others at Camp Randall (I think, one of the Camp Randalls might have been Steve Smith), once in West Lafeyette and one more at Spartan Stadium. He was spectacular running the option, but he ran a very similar offense to that which Dennis Franklin ran. Any differences were mostly wrinkles.
Leach was a career 45 or so percent passer who threw a lot of touchdown passes on very few attempts because it was all play action with a backfield just full of great runners. Leach himself was a pretty shifty and physical back who could knock you on your ass, Gordie Bell and Rob Lytle were both great backs, Gil Chapman could run like a deer. Safeties were always coming up to stop the run, Leach would fake the handoff and then throw it deep looking for somebody to run under it. BUT when we needed to complete a ball into a coverage scheme, or come from behind with limited time, Ricky Leach's balls came in on one bounce.
I'm not blaming Leach, frankly I blame Bo since he was the guy who hired the QB coach. But "Blocking and Tackling" was Bo's thing, he didn't know nothin bout throwing the football.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I remember Ricky Leach like it was yesterday||
A great option QB, as good as Jack Mildren or any other name you care to mention, but with the single worst throwing mechanics of any QB I've ever seen ..... bar none.
That God awful long strided baseball throw of his is burned indelibly into my memory, and not in a good way.
I also remember Gordie Bell, the 'greatest cutback runner I ever coached" according to Bo and to this day my all time favorite Wolverine tailback who among other things despite splitting time with Rob Lytle outgained Archie Griffith in conference rushing in 1975 and iin doing so helped in a big way toward making Rick Leach the Michigan Legend that he is.