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Rufus Xavier Sarsparilla
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- A running game clock with only vaguely definite "extra time" is shameful. Any sport that thinks this is a good idea may just be beyond saving.
- BUT if you must have this ridiculous excuse for a clock, then injuries that last for more than a 10 count (a'la boxing) requires that player is removed from play for 5 mintues (at least)
- Diving is also a 5 minute man advantage penalty the first time, and ejection with man advantage for the second offense.
- No ties are allowed, ever.
- Run the clock if you must, but there needs to be a 20 second throw clock on trhow-ins, That stalling at the end of the game by pretending to look around for someone to throw to as the clock winds down is paletable also indicates that the sport may be beyond saving.
|1 week 5 days ago||Thanks for the reasonable||
Thanks for the reasonable response, Chatster. I think we agree on one thing - "Off Topic" posts belong on the MGoBoard, not the main feed, which is why I don't mind, read, or complain about them when they appear there. I still don't quite understand why the only non-Michigan topic of ANY kind to make the main Blog feed is soccer. And I still think the opening paragraph equating me as a non-soccer guy to "sports radio enthusiast" (translation: meathead) is snarky. Enjoy the rest of the Copa,
|1 week 5 days ago||Tap the breaks, man. The||
Tap the breaks, man. The opening paragraph of the post equated not liking soccer to "sports radio enthusiast" which I think is a little snarky for a blog whose purported reason for existence has nothin to do withe international soccer. So defensive!
|1 week 6 days ago||"Sports Radio Enthusiast" - I||
"Sports Radio Enthusiast" - I love how "soccer enthusiasts" like to cast non-soccer devotees as meatheads. Could it be that we enjoy reading about Michigan sports, which is, you know, the ostensible reason for this blogs existence? And that since USMNT is neither a Michigan sport or even a sport in which Michigan is even mildly competitive, so it obviously doesn't fit here? No, that's crazy talk.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Referee authority||
Other soccer purists on this board insist that you can't give a ref discretion on a foul in the box because there would be too much of a burden for him to decide between different fouls - that the f"oul in the box" rule is a clear rule (LOL).
But then you say that the ref's authority should be all that matters on something as clear-cut as a goal going in after time expires. Talk about opening a pandora's box giving a ref that kind of authority; especially in a sport with notoriously crooked referees.
And I am sorry but a game with a "different relationship to the clock" just doesn't fly with me. Either there is a clock or there isn't; either there is a sideline or there isn't; either there is a ball that crosses the goal line or there isn't.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Wow||
Tap the brakes, there, Pele... Get defensive much? We love our purely American sports, but that doesn't mean we can't find fault with them, just like we do with Soccer. It's all in good fun, kind of like lobbing urine bombs at the oposing team.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That doesn't make sense||
In hockey, basketball, etc., if a goal/basket goes in 0.6 seconds after the horn sounds, it just doesn't count because, uh, the clock expired.
Why did it suck to have a goal not count when it went in after the horn sounded? It would suck even more if they had actually counted it even though it was late? Am I missing something?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Saving the unsaveable?||
I hate it much less than I used to, now that I understand offsides. Still:
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Where does Briles end up?||
Or more accurately, which downtrodden SEC team will fire their current guy and hire Briles, under the "everyone needs second chances" flag, explaining his changed heart and deep regret, and giving him a huge raise? Ole Miss likely to have an opening soon, but my money is on South Carolina or Kentucky... Maybe Mizzou.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Snapchat||
I am a 40-something curmudgeon, and finally gave in to Snapchat because my 14 year old daughter urged me to. It is actually one of the coolest all-around apps, is great for communicating with younger colleagues, and is not really creepy any more... Highly recommended.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I never really liked my avatar...||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's Draftageddon Time!||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||"Just the sacks"||
Apologies in advance...Can anyone help me understand the meaning of this T-shirt? (and yes, I get the Dragnet reference)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Mike Leach||
Somehow I love this man and hate him at the same time.
Secondarily - You got a poet laureate for UM Commencement? I got a cartoonist, and not even a good one...Cathy Guisewite.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I know as much about web hosting as I do about astrophysics...||
But I am in agreement, with the requisite qualifier "I love the site, but..."
It seems to me that this fine website being on such an unreliable infrastructure is like Al Borges putting Denard Robinson under center despite ovewhelming evidence to it's ineffectiveness.
And no, I don't even know if "unreliable infrastructure" is the correct syntax, but you get my point.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||There is only one Spinellis!||
If there were more than one, we'd have to call them Spinellises, which is just silly.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Bo Idolized Yost||
Any questions on Bo's moral authority when it comes to running a football program?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||This is starting to resemble the Joe Bolden re-posts.||
This is starting to resemble the Joe Bolden re-posts.
This is starting to resemble the Joe Bolden re-posts.
This is starting to resemble the Joe Bolden re-posts.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||*scratches head*||
Seriously? That is your moral argument in favor of pulling a committed scholarship 3 weeks from NSD? Because my avatar was a racist?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||We all want to win.||
Most of us are not willing to sacrifice the integrity of the program to get there. On behalf of the rest of the fanbase, you might want to go look around for another football team to root for. We just don't think you will have much of a role here as a Michigan fan. Good riddance.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Glass houses||
I was willing to play "wait and see" until I read the mLive article. In it Swenson says that the scholarship offer was pulled. This is in excusable, assuming it's true. We should have kept our committment to this (what appears to be) fine young man and accepted the fact that someone else on our list would not be in the fold. That's what the word "committment" means.
I seem to be in the minority when I say that I will NOT be pleased with a national champtionship if we have to lower our standards of integrity to get it, regardless of who our coach is. I will perfectly happy with 10-2 seasons every year if that is as good as we can be while still being "Michigan". But I believe we can win a National Chapionship withour selling our soul to Nick Saban.
I look forward to the massive negging that I am about to receive. The Chris Webber era should never ever be celebrated just because of the results on the court.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||You can't have it both ways||
"if we do this stuff, we better win big". Total garbage attitude. Either the actions of the staff are right or wrong. The resultant winning or losing doesn't have a thing to do with it.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Jay Riemersma||
The move from QB to TE worked out just fine for another tall athletic UM signal caller... 9 NFL seasons, 23 TDs, 2500+ yards. And his TE coach at UM not Jim Harbaugh, it was... wait for it... Mike Debord.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||ESPN and "Journalism" LOL||
Quote from ESPN NBA suck-up-in-chief Chriss Broussard's "insider take" on rumors of John Calipari going to Sacramento: "It's not a stretch that they may have talked about it to some degree." Wow, that's journalism. No word yet on if he has figured out a way to add a syllable to Coach Cal's name, as so eloquently has for "Duh-wayne Wade" or "Duh-wight Howard"
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Adidas School? *sigh||
I am repulsed by the idea that a kid would choose a school based on it's apparel contract. Even if it helps us in this case, it pisses me off. And while you're at it, GET OFF MY LAWN!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Damage to WHICH brand?||
The only "brand" they damaged was that of the University, their fraternity, and their families. But of course the resort is padding the numbers, just like every plaintiff in a civil suit seeking damages case ever has. I say pound these losers for every penny, whether theirs or their parents'. Welcome to grown-up world, kids. Time to pay the piper.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||"Happy"?!?||
That's where you're wrong, Tom. As a "fan" of my teams, I'm never "happy as hell" about an opposing star player's injury. It might make me like my team's chances more, but that's not the same as being "happy as hell".
I wasn't "happy as hell" when Barrett or Miller went down with season ending injuries - I actually felt bad for them - injuries suck. But I WAS "happy as hell" when Golson was suspended for academic fraud, because the kid was still intact, physically.
What a loser.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||RichRod's Pic||
I happened to be looking at Richrod's wikipedia page and they still have a Michigan picture of him on there. Weird.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Wisconsin as "elite program"||
I have no idea where this idea got started. I don't get the logic that somehow good coaches leaving Madison is some sign of the apocalypse for the B1G.
Check the record - They have had a couple of two- or three-year really good stretches over the past 30 years, where they have had 1 or 2 losses and finished in the top 10. They generally finish ranked 15-ish most years, with lots of "receiving votes" rankings sprinkled in throughout. They have really good OL and RBs year in and year out (yipee)
Barry Alvarez has somehow been elevated into some college football god status despite a LOT of mediocre seasons when he was at the reigns. Yes, he brought them up from years of northwestern/purdue status up a couple notches, but they are no more elite than Georgia or Kansas State or Tennessee - they've had some really good teams in small bursts, but historically not in the top ten nationally. I wasn't shocked when Bielema or Anderson left, and I won't be shocked when the next guy leaves to go to North Carolina or Boston College.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Great work||
I loved his take on "Michigan Man" and only slightly less loved him bitch-slapping Drew Sharp's stupid question. And the swinging pendulum physics analogy was great because I am a nerd engineer.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Sad day...||
It’s really a sad day. For the program, for Brady, and for the seniors.
Brady fell victim to the Peter Principle – promoted beyond his skill set. I don’t think there is a better example of it than this – outside of 7 of the past 8 Lions head coaches.
We can all have a sense of relief, but I won’t celebrate. Brady is a really good guy - this was truly his dream job, and he just wasn’t up to the task. I felt the same about Rodriguez the day he was fired; good guy, didn’t get the job done, and it was just time to go – I didn’t celebrate that day either.
And man – those seniors – they have put up with a whole lot of crap over the time they’ve been here. I really feel for those guys. They didn’t come to Michigan thinking they’d have to watch two guys they love get fired like this…