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|4 years 7 weeks ago||Marques Slocum||
For obvious reasons: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2007/08/22/hero-for-our-time-mar...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Another MMB Alumnus here||
Pasquale is very popular among the students (honestly, with no disrespect intended, moreso than Boerma) and everyone I've talked to thinks he is a tremendous choice, myself included.
For anyone interested here's his bio on the MMB website: http://mmb.music.umich.edu/john-pasquale
Of particular relevance to the MMB is his DCI experience: "Dr. Pasquale served as the Associate Brass Caption Manager of the Santa Clara Vangaurd Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California, and taught ensemble music as a member of the Brass Staff of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. [...] During his tenure from 2002-2009, the Cavaliers have been named Drum Corps International World Champions three times and the recipient of two Jim Ott Awards for "Excellence in Brass Performance."
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Let's see...||
Blocked punt; Sack-fumble, recovered for a TD; Interception, returned for a TD; Two additional TFL; Personally scoring over 50% of his team's points.
He's ok, I guess.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||20-3 Michigan||
196 yards rushing
|4 years 22 weeks ago||He was at Under the Lights||
He was at Under the Lights last year and found himself rooting for ND. That's a solid commitment.
/ nm, beaten to it
// Is there a way to delete a superfluous post like this?
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Brasky won five Heisman Trophies,||
three of 'em as a long snapper.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The Old Kingdom series||
is a personal favorite. Start with Sabriel. It has necromancy and plenty of other magic set in a thoroughly fleshed-out (non-earth) world.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I agree||
That was the point I was making. I was replying to AAB's post above in which he said, "I think it's unlikely the "best" team would win a 6 game playoff more than half the time." Sorry if that was unclear. I really need to learn how to blockquote.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I would argue||
"I think it's unlikely the "best" team would win a 6 game playoff more than half the time"
I would argue that a in a sport like college football (having very few datapoints (games), particularly between the teams actually in contention) a well-designed playoff, like Brian's layout above, would ensure that the playoff champion would be the "best" team by virtue of having won the playoff.
Think about it. Why do we consider Alabama to be a top team? They beat a lot of bad teams, but those wins can only tell us so much. Really their schedule only has three significant datapoints to go by: wins over Penn State and Arkansas and a close loss to LSU. That's it. That's what their ranking is based on. Oklahoma State has four significant games: wins over Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Baylor and a loss to mediocre ISU.
By playing even a short playoff at the end of the schedule, we can potentially double the number of significant datapoints in each teams resume. The tournament winner would add 2-3 more wins over top competition and head-to-head victories over some of its closest competitors.
Could this system still "get it wrong?" I suppose, but I see no way for it to produce anything as egregiously awful as the system already in place.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I'm cautious about both.||
MSU and OSU should both have very, very good defenses (especially if Worthy and/or Simon stick around). The offense will be the real question for both teams.
MSU should be very one-dimensional (losing their SR QB and top 4 targets) - How well will they be able to run the ball with everyone keying on it? And OSU loses Herron, Posey, and three good-to-great O-lineman (leaving them in a similar spot to us, depth-wise) - How smoothly will they transition to Meyer's offense? How will Miller progress if the line takes a significant step backwards?
|5 years 16 weeks ago||If only Martin and RVB were coming back...||
They have some good RBs and return 4/5 of their OL. I expect they'll be pretty one-dimensional, but unless BWC and some other guys really step up, they'll probably still be able to run the ball somewhat effectively. C'mon Mattison, work your magic!
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Gibson||
Minus all the points
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Because||
Because pretending Coach Hoke built this season up from nothing is utterly delusional. The fact remains that he inherited 9 starters from a great offense and a (frightfully, painfully) young, but talented defense. Could RR have coached this team to 10-2? I suspect not, simply because the defensive improvement under Mattison was astronomical. But to accept the media narrative that Coach Rod firebombed the program and Coach Hoke single-handedly rescued it in year one is to ignore the reality of the situation.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Eh...||
More like zero divided by zero, leading to a l'hopital situation.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||MMB alum here||
You're a senior. Why are you still listening to assholes on the internet? You should know by now that people will find a way to bitch about the band no matter what. It happens literally every year. And with this show in particular, you had to know going in that it wasn't going to appeal to a large segment of the audience. I, and the people around me, thought it was a fun, if somewhat disjointed show (and a hell of a lot more entertaining than the usual blue-hair targeted stuff). Remember:
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I agree to an extent||
I agree to an extent, but the good moments outweighed the bad. The good, of course, including all of Carl's lines. "HEY! HE DOESN'T LIKE GEORGE MICHAEL!" "WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?!?!"
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Well-spoken, polite, humble||
Well-spoken, polite, humble and charismatic - exactly the kind of player I want representing Michigan. Seriously, when he sincerely apologized for bumping the reporter at the end, I just had to laugh. He reminded me a lot of Countess in the interview posted here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoblue-blake-countess-interview
|5 years 18 weeks ago||If the card stunt||
is in the south endzone, and the flyover is going south to north, how will it be visible from the lead jet?
|5 years 18 weeks ago||That was last year||
and this is this year. I'm sorry, but I doubt even Greg Mattison could turn James Rogers and air (our starting CBs for a good chunk of last season) into members of a viable defense.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||6 and 6...||
...that's over .500, right?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||In Such A Case...||
The Lightning Would Not Technically Be In The Bottle, But Rather Distribute Its Charge Evenly Over The Conductive Surface.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Anyone have a clip of||
the play where BWC bowled over their center and wrecked the QB as he threw? I enjoyed that one.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Molk||
I'm not confidant about Molk in the NFL. To me, he seems a lot like Raiola - tough and agile, but undersized and not great at getting a push on big DTs.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Leshore & the O-line||
Leshore could be a good between-the-tackles guy if they give him a chance to get healthy. IMO, O-line is a much more pressing need.
Backus & Raiola are getting old and Cherilus & Peterman will never be confused with Pro-bowlers. And still, the line is half-decent at pass-pro (except when Backus is 1-on-1 w/ guys like Peppers & Allen - which is unfortunately often). But they get absolutely no push on the run. A good, young LT would let them move Backus to RT where he wouldn't have to deal with speed-rushers. Unfortunately, they're unlikely to find a sure thing picking in the early 20s. However, they could get a top-quality G or C there, if they see one they like.
In remaking this team, Mayock, Lewand, and Schwartz have loaded up talent at the skill positions on offense and the front seven on defense. Adding an improved O-line (and possibly a #1 corner) would push them from "dangerous" to "contender".
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Hold on.||
There are only suggestive rumors and eyewitness accounts to indicate that Craig James killed five hookers at SMU. Unfortunately, those eyes would have maybe belonged to a certain five hookers that Craig James killed at SMU perhaps.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||A few enouraging thoughts from parkinggod highlights||
Schofield at LG looked pretty solid run-blocking - 3 or 4 good blocks to open a hole. But in pass-pro, he got beaten easily on Denard's 12-yard scramble.
Great read by TGordon on the screen at 1:42.
Both of Kovacs sacks came on free runs (though he certainly finished both well). Chalk those up to Mattison's blitzes confusing/overloading the RG. To me, the more impressive play was his pass deflection.
Ryan's pressure on the INT looks even more impressive on the replay.
Can't wait to hear Brian's take on the UFR.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||One thing to note Brian:||
One thing to note, Brian: Auburn's board has a higher resolution than ours will (according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_scoreboards_in_NCAA_college...).
I'm not sure how much visual difference there is between 12mm and 16mm pixel pitch at this size, but it's probably not insubstantial. However, we will have two of them to Auburn's one. And no ads. That's a win.
Also, has no one else remarked on the video boards for Yost? I'm pretty damn excited for that.
|6 years 2 days ago||Spielman||
Spielman was my first thought. I'm too young to really remember him as a buckeye, and he was one of my favorite Lions as a kid. He's not a bad broadcaster either.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||To echo those above,||
To echo those above, I agree completely.
And to echo Brian, I-know-its-over-and-oh-it-never-really-began-but-in-my-heart-it-was-so-real
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Rebuttal||
A solid and convincing first point.
So you think the band members should have what? Refused to play popular music from a few years ago as a matter of principle? Revolted en masse against the band leadership for having the audacity to plan a show they know some people will not enjoy?
And how are people to know your boos are "directed at the program director"? As the lasrgest and most prominant thing in the stadium during halftime, your boos were almost certainly interpreted as being directed toward the students (which coincidentally, is great reason to not boo, and instead express your criticism of the band's leadership in a more targeted manner, for instance, with an email.)
And ultimately, your ad hominem abuse (spazz) is ultimately childish and irrelevent.
Now you were only "briefly booing", saying this intending to soften the harshness of the action. Either you were booing or you weren't. If you're going to defend your actions do so; don't pretend they are something less than they are.
And another point, you proclaim to "care about this team very deeply," while in your next breath defending those who booed them off the field at the half? I believe what you meant to say is, "I care very deeply that
I'm honestly curious what is meant by this. "I hope it was worth it." Are you referring to his expresing of his opinion, or the fact that he took the time to write out a clear and articulate response to your original post, or perhaps that he aided and cooperated in producing "what had to have been the worst half time show [you] have ever seen at michigan stadium"?
In any case, you were clearly attempting to be condescending, despite your utter failure to refute his claims (as documented above), settling instead on juvenile insults and rationalizations for your behavior. You chose to harass and insult college students who spend an absurd amount of their time and energy attempting to improve your gameday experience. Alumni or no, you're damn sure no Michigan Man.
Anyway, thanks for this post. I hope it was worth it.