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|3 weeks 1 day ago||We already have this......||
"If he decided to go to college, there are absolutely no athletic scholarships. He goes to get his degree, and there is no financial incentive whatsoever to play football (or any other sport). These students are 100% students, and the school's athletic teams are truly, purely created from the men and women who choose to attend that school. To me, this sounds like the legendary days of football yore. The quality of football would never be as good as it is today, but the sense of identity to the men on the field would, in my opinion, be strengthened. Students would watch the games and cheer on their classmates; alumni would think "that could have been me out there battling for my school!"
It's called Division III. As a 3-year letterman in football for a DIII school, this sums up my experience.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||2014||
That, football fans, is what 21st century football looks like. I'm sorry RR for the Michigan arrogance, would you be willing to come back?
*Ive been a RR guy since Sheridan was throwing "dead cats".
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry Guys||
Yes....it's been a long day. But I am looking forward to the game. Nothing wrong with that, right!?
|46 weeks 6 days ago||This^^^^^||
I'm sure I sound like a jerk, but I just dropped my brother in law off at Gerald r Ford Int. and drove back to Holland at about 65. I am fortunate enough to have AWD so it is an advantage, but we are more used to the crappy conditions because of the more frequent snowfall(it seems we've had measurable snow over here everyday since Thanksgiving), like Clarence said. I did laugh at the 40mph comment. NOT because I'm some cool, awesome, snow-driving showboat, but because it's my take that driving that slow is just as dangerous. Neg away you east-siders!
In my defense, I was passed by a honda civic.
|52 weeks 19 hours ago||I didn't demand the " I " pro set||
Up-tempo, spread roots offense is what I would demand. Sprinkle in some power game when available and I'm happy,
|1 year 3 days ago||Live Stream?||
What is the best way to live stream?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||They won't||
You know they come in here and put up 38pts and we'll struggle to get 21. That's not negativity from this last week, that's just how it goes.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||It could be worse....||
I had a vasectomy on Friday and couldn't even get off the couch so I was forced to watch this crap.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Chart?||
I am at work for a few more hours....could someone chart this?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I'm the token chubby guy in our league||
So I went with Truffle Schefflers. Also because I played college ball with Tony's brother and they are a great family.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||In film||
He will be corrected for not taking a more downhill path on that pull. If he does this then he meets the tackler at a better point of attack and allows Fitz to see the hole quicker. But for goodness sakes, that is knitpicky for the first game! He showed some great footwork!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yessir||
We usually hit the Islander up once or twice during the week we are there. You?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Les Cheneaux Islands||
Every August we make the trip up to Hessel for the Wooden Boat show. It's a slice of heaven! However, waaaaaaaay too many buckeyes meander up 75 for my liking.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Recent blog article||
Here is a blog article that I found on MGoBlog and found the facts to be interesting. Lineman had a much higher rate of collisions, therefore exposing them to a greater chance of brain damage. If you were to ask me who I thought would be the most damaged I would have said DB's and LB's.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Exactly||
This thread represents what's great about the Internet. Many opinions and some good discussion. People who can't see this as a valid discussion don't understand what football can do for you personally. We are losing great men for a reason that can be directly connected to something we can change.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Personal Input||
I haven't chimed in on the blog in awhile but I am so passionate about this subject that I feel the need tonight.
Personal story time so skip if you think it might be lame. I am a 33 year old man who started playing football in 5th grade and ended after a 4-year career at a small DIII school here in Michigan. I was a 3-year letterman and played those three years on the line. I recently have battled a bought of depression, mood-swings and memory loss, although the memory loss has been a longer issue than depression or mood-swings. The depression has required meds, but the funny thing is that I have what one would call a perfect life. Smokin' hot and smart wife who is the bread-winner, fulfilling job, two beautiful and healthy kids and not much debt other than student loans and a mortgage.
Depression happens for many reasons but it really does not run in my family and again, I have no reason to hate life or be disinterested. I have always been a jovial guy but over the last year or so my moods have swung. Like previously stated, my memory has always been weak but I have always chalked that up to being lazy about details.
What I am getting at is that I believe this Jr. Seau thing is no joke. The game we love, play, and worship needs to change. I don't want to lose this beautiful sport. I learned 95% about being a husband, father and man on the football field with my coaches and teammates. However, we have baby #3 on the way and if it is a boy(other two are girls), I will not let him play football. That kills me to write, but something needs to change.
Again, I may not have CTE and what we know about it is very little, but you are lying to yourself if you think collisions in the game of football aren't damaging to the brain.
If there are any Dr.'s out there that would like to use my brain for scans I would be more than happy to donate my time and energy to help the progression of education with CTE and other collision related brain diseases. I would, however, prefer the procedure where you can keep me alive.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||BOOM!||
We just got reverended.(I meant that in a nice way)
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Vacation Home in Dorr||
Was eating at Bunker Hill considered "All Inclusive"?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sharp||
Was that Sharp asking the last question to Denard? Whoever it was, what a douche! One of the best talents we have ever seen, of course much if not all of the offense is going to rely on him....he does touch the ball every play. That is as short as I've ever seen Denard and I thought he handled that stupid ass question with grace.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Uhhhh||
Why am I commenting on this? No answer needed.
This blog should be locked down after every loss. You people are idiots.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I'm in before lockdown!||
OP, you are dumb.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I'm in before lockdown!||
OP, you are dumb.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Prediction||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||It gets better||
I am almost 33 with a 7yo and 4yo. Having a child takes the edge off but the loss and game plan still leave a bad taste in your mouth. But you do realize that there IS more to life than Michigan football.
My theory on the game plan is that while you play to win every game, this was a lose lose from about the first offensive possession. I think Borges put the cards away early and decided not to do anything stupid, panic and throw the kitchen sink at them once the writing was on the wall. Yes, that sounds like giving up but there are 11 very important games left.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I appreciate this post today||
Thanks for the transparency and GO BLUE! It will be refreshing to say the least, to see the boys come running out onto that field.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||1987 Long Beach State||
Snooooooozer, unless you were 7 and it was your first time in the Big House! Jamie Morris ripped off a huge run after his shoe was pulled off. That is my one big memory from the game. It was with my cousin, Dad and grandfather so it was a special time.
|3 years 1 week ago||It's Friday....||
So I have a little spare time. I watched that play again about 10 times and noticed that this is a very arbitrary argument I have with Brian's assessment. I think we need to agree that the D-lineman just got one over on us there. Huyge really doesn't have the time to wait(so I can't blame him) but he could have thrown out his left meat hook and helped. It looks almost if he would have had to take a step left and that is a no no.
We are blessed to have a blog like this to have this very conversation. Thanks Brian for what you do around here!
|3 years 1 week ago||Brian,||
After watching the Shaw bouncebouncederp video where you point out Omameh failed at his assignment, 40% of this plays failure needs to fall on Huyge. Huyge needs to get a left hand on him and set him up a little before he goes to the second level. It looks like the DT is heads up so that is why it is 60% on Patrick, but he did slant playside and that backer was not way out. Huyge could still have gotten to his assignment and been effective while helping Omameh get under the DT. If you watch Molk, he was ready to get under Omameh's guy but didn't have a chance. It's like a ripple effect in that blocking scheme. If one guy fails a little it all breaks down. The way the play unfolded, Molk was essentially a wasted blocker, unless Shaw cuts back. If Huyge gets the DT set up, Omameh gets under him and hands him to Molk. Huyge then has given himself a better chance at kicking out that LB.....Omameh can then scrape up to the ML had he not blitzed.
|3 years 1 week ago||Brian was right||
By the looks of that grainy(sp?) video 2006 was 100 years ago.
|3 years 1 week ago||Nailed It!||
Thanks Dudeness. I felt the same way after finishing the book.