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|37 weeks 4 days ago||Woof||
This is not particularly good commentary. Mentioning Jordan Morris as a positive when he didn't make the Gold Cup team? Those who want to talk USA soccer should probably just read "Yanks Abroad" (http://www.yanks-abroad.com/). Also, this is a University of Michigan sports blog. Even the lamentable Jim Harbaugh gif tourney and Draftageddon posts were more relevant than this.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed, but instead we'll||
Agreed, but instead we'll probably just get some post about gifs. Or another draftpocalypse.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||I find myself wanting to post||
I find myself wanting to post more just to provide visual evidence that these front-running trolls are a minority. The last near-decade of Beilein has been so much more rewarding than the prior decade of Amaker-Ellerbe-Fab5Fallout. We get to one championship game and everyone thinks this is the new normal.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||I hope you're right about his||
I hope you're right about his size. A reasonable big might save us from another year of wayward Beilein hot seat chatter.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Also should note that we all||
Also should note that we all know that if we lose to Purdue today that the anti-Beilein people will come out of the woodwork and yell about recruiting again. You'd think Beilein murdered their children or something.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that this year has||
I agree that this year has been frustrating, but games like the past two had several moments that demonstrate the best of Beilein's actual coaching ability. When Amaker was coach, a timeout almost never resulted in a Michigan basket. He was a good recruiter which makes some of the mouth-breathers on this board happy, but he was a crap in-game coach. Beilein runs these unbelievable sets out of timeouts. It is like basketball porn.
In general, I think it's best not to overreact to some down years when you have a good coach. It's fair to try to question why we have such a hard time on defense, but I don't attribute all of that to Beilein and the staff.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe||
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Someday, you'll understand||
Someday, you'll understand how to spell "arguement".
|51 weeks 4 hours ago||recruiting is not Beilein's fault||
Michigan can't recruit in basketball like the other schools do. We got burned cheating once and can't risk a death sentence. I feel like those of us that lived through the Fab Five understand this better than those that didn't.
Be happy that our coach is clean, a good human being, and can coach up mediocre talent in most, but not all, basketball seasons.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I find them helpful when||
I find them helpful when you're doing something kind of mundane but necessary like cooking dinner, driving long distances, or working out. You're not alone. I started in on them because I lived far away from Michigan and needed some sports content that fit my interests.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Shutdown Fullcast||
The best sports one I haven't seen listed yet is the "Shutdown Fullcast", which covers college football in a completely absurdist style. It has lots of in-jokes, but they make fun of everyone and are usually good for several out-loud laughs from me per episode.
|1 year 2 days ago||I usually grimace while||
I usually grimace while reading (or hearing) Brian defend every Michigan action against reproach. We're not perfect, and it bothers me when people act like Michigan isn't capable of the same wrong-headedness or mistakes as other programs. MGoBlog can be like the Fox News of college football fandom. That being said, this was an immensely satisfying read. Sadly, it only serves to make us as a fanbase feel more justified. The larger public will ignore this rebuttal in favor of more haranguing.
|1 year 1 week ago||woof||
When Sam Webb is not there, the Roundtable is a huge train wreck. Ira is consistently awful and has bad opinions and bad taste, Ed Feng adds zero value whilst claiming that "his" numbers tell him things that are just wrong, and poor Craig is reduced to an odd quip when his insights are the only thing holding the conversation together. The Michigan fanbase deserves way better.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||While I would agree that it||
While I would agree that it is well-written and occasionally amusing, I'd take a pass on "Infinite Jest". It has no payoff, and has benefitted from years and years of mythologizing from critics that don't seem to have finished the book themselves. Unless you're the kind of person that gets off on reading long books and putting them on the shelf so that people know how smart you are...
Now if you want to waste weeks of your life on a good book, just read "Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pynchon, which is hundreds of times more clever than anything by Wallace, and has an ending!
Also, if you need some weird "Infinite Jest" reference explained in the two sentence version, I'm sure some of the dudes on this thread would oblige.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I love this.||
I love this.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The best||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Dribbles||
Will someone please find / make a gif of Spike doing one of his infamous drives to the hoop where he just keeps going on the other end instead of taking the shot. That always killed me. He just frustrated so many defenders with his antics.
Or maybe just give me some alley-oops. I could live with that.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Whoops. I didn't catch that.||
Whoops. I didn't catch that. Sorry.
The point about him being included above "Not being nice" still stands though.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I agree||
Is it more important that this guy is remembered for being a good football player (good enough to leave early), or that he beat the hell out of his girlfriend while her little brothers watched? "Not being nice" is extremely generous, but it's better than congratulating him for being good.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Except it's not an embarrassment for the league||
Except it's not an embarrassment for the league because no one cares.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||We're a relic.||
Impressed by the optimists commenting now. This was worse than every Hoke year. I had considered the MSU game a win in spite of the last play, but this is probably a sign that we won't be "back" until Meyer and Dantonio retire.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Co signed||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think if you put the teams||
I think if you put the teams in opposite shoes (Michigan blocks a State punt to win the game at the last minute) and this is last year where we were the underdog, then my opinion is that State doesn't feel hugely hurt by the outcome. They know they beat us and that the Wolverines boasts don't carry much weight. We might be bragging, but we wouldn't feel great either. We won on a fluke, and with Hoke as the coach we would all know that this was an aberration, not a sign of a new order.
The reality is that we did beat them in everything but the score. And this is with a crappy quarterback who can't throw 15+ yards down the field. The Sparties are mad because I think a lot of them realize that their dominance is over. We're going to crush these trash clowns for years now.
The only reason we were close enough to lose this game is because the officiating was so poor. I personally think the refs are not incompetent, rather they were trying to make sure State covered the spread. Michigan is a "public" team, had shut out three opponents in a row, and a ton of money was going their way. Tim Donaghy acknowledged that keeping games close is so much easier than swinging final outcomes. This was just a random event that came after a game full of referee score management.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ugh.||
There is no way to get me to stop reading an article about Michigan faster than the expression "Big Blue". That is not a thing.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||some speculation||
Not sure if this has been made clear, but maybe Dave Dombrowski just decided that he wasn't up for another rebuild and asked out of the last 6 months of his deal? I can't imagine that any rational person would fire him.
Then again, and I'm completely speculating, perhaps he was being asked to fire Ausmus and wouldn't do it. Maybe that's what prompted his leaving the organization?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||repeating myself.||
this is why you never care about the thoughts of 17 year olds. just stop. all of you. recruiting is important, but just stop caring until the kids signs on the dotted line. your collective sadness is embarrassing.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||help me, Jeebus||
This umpire is just closing his eyes and making a random call when he hears the ball hit the catcher's mitt. Awful.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||For once, I will not utter, "Go Blue"||
How many boring blue flags can this union support?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||WL, IN||
West Lafayette, IN. Somewhere between two ears of corn. Boiler up!
|1 year 42 weeks ago||(No subject)||