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- buy his wife something pretty for Christmas
- give Ace a raise
- Seth too
- and some nice stocking stuffers for LSAClassof2000 and justingoblue
- and something that helps out med students like Heiko (probably money...yeah money)
- and get voting up and running
- and the MGoPatio...can I get a hottub?!
- Help Devin overcome his confidence problem by giving him a day off in Ann Arbor perusing museums, dining in fine restaurants, taking in a baseball game, and finishing off by beating the shit out of Urban Meyer's rare Ferrari.
- Loosening the team up pregame by reminding them that, "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it."
- Perform halftime show lip-synching the Beatles' "Twist and Shout" aboard an Octoberfest-themed parade float, surrounded by buxom young ladies in lederhosen.
|16 hours 53 min ago||Pile on Sparty actually||
Pile on Sparty actually winning the B1G Championship game and ending their Rose Bowl and BCS bowl drought and it's tough to come up with a crappier season than this one. Sigh.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I have an uncle who sits on a||
I have an uncle who sits on a couple of Boards so I can tell you that members typically get some level of compensation, but it's nothing compared to what executives get. You're looking at anywhere from 75K to 200K a year. Of course, board members only have to work infrequently, so it's not bad pay for the hours. Besides, Board members are always ex-execuitves, so they've made their money and are just filling the days in their semi-retirement.
Nice work if you can find it.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm not convinced OSU||
I'm not convinced OSU would've stayed ahead of Auburn had they won this game after the performance the Tigers put on. Now that the Bucks have lost, it's over. Good luck in the Sugar Bowl or whatever BCS game you land in.
|1 week 2 days ago||Didn't he have to quit the||
Didn't he have to quit the Florida gig because of health reasons related to his heart? Looks like he really turned over a new leave leaf lifestyle-wise, or the whole "health issue" thing really was bullshit.
|1 week 6 days ago||In a good way....||
In a good way....
|1 week 6 days ago||Wow, That Was Quick||
So, yeah, all you deadbeats out there click Beveled Guilt and throw some money Brian's way so he can:
|1 week 6 days ago||Probably mean Ohio getting||
Probably mean Ohio getting into the Rose Bowl which means an SEC Champion Auburn leaping them in the BCS poll this Sunday.
C'mon karma, keep me a believer in your infinite cosmic justice.
|1 week 6 days ago||You forgot the part about a||
You forgot the part about a bitter Sparty team merping their unimpressive bowl game against Duke or Baylor.
|1 week 6 days ago||Meteor||
In absence of meteor, I think the most satisfying outcome is OSU winning in a close, ugly game which allows Auburn to leap them in the poll, pushing Ohio to the Rose Bowl and Sparty getting Spartied again.
Here's to hoping the B1G Championship game is as unimpressive as all the B1G hatrers out there expect.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"Dad, how can you hate, The||
"Dad, how can you hate, The Colonel?"
"Because he puts in addictive chemical in it that makes you crave it fortnightly smartass!"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Without their starting WLB||
Without their starting WLB (Ross), backup WLB (Jenkins-Stone), and starting FS (Wilson). Guys like Gedeon did a decent job in relief, but having guys like Furman and Avery in there hurt.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Or having him standing||
Or having him standing triumphant over a defeated Urban Meyer or Mark Dantonio telling him, "....then, you have my permission to die."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You could argue that Nebraska||
You could argue that Nebraska is still suffering from that post-Tom Osbourne hangover as well. Ohio went through it to some extent after Woody left. Penn State would probably be falling victim to it right now were it not for the Sandusky scandal. Ironically, while the sanctions will certainly hurt PSU in the short term, in the long run the program will probably be better off since the Athletic Department has been forced to pretty much just cut all ties to Paterno and his legacy. They get a fresh start.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Never underestimate the power||
Never underestimate the power of the SEC hypetrain. OSU getting jumped by the SEC champion is not such an unlikely scenario. Auburn winning convincingly and OSU winning meh definately leaves the door open for OSU falling back to 3rd in the polls and having Spartan fans going full billboard over being shut out of the BCS again.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I suspect losing to them 9||
I suspect losing to them 9 out the last 10 years has done that already.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This scenario is the one I||
This scenario is the one I will root for, yes please.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If a recruit can't get||
If a recruit can't get passionate about Michigan when you get to play games like this, there's nothing else you can tell them.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||NSFW praise||
Devin was a fucking warrior today. A. Fucking. Warrior. We are lucky to have him under center. Although today came up short, there's lots to be optimistic about for next year. Thanks DG for being nails for us today.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh My God, Yes....||
This. A thousand times this. At this point, the Bo Legacy hangs around this program like a millstone. That's not to mean that Bo wasn't a great football coach and ambassador for this university, worthy of having his name on the outside of one of our facility buildings; but until the Michigan culture can get past the "What Would Bo Do / Michigan Man" mentality it is locked into currently, we are always going to find ourselves painted into a corner to some extent. Let's be honest, that is the primary reason Hoke was ultimately given the job here, because he passed the "Michigan Man" eye test to an alumni base and fanbase that has deceived itself into thinking that was the only part of the formula that mattered for a coach to be successful here.
Now Hoke may ultimately prove our current concerns are unfounded and go on to great success here at Michigan. I hope he does, I really do. Nothing would make me happier than to see Brady retire 10-15 years from now with a collection of conferenece trophies, double-digit win seasons, bowl victories, appearances in the BCS playoffs, championships, etc...all with a pre-ordained successor in the wings from his own staff to carry on the program continuity he has fostered after such a rocky start. But we need to recognize as a fanbase and as an alumni culture the vulnerability to our program when we close ourselves off to certain options in the coaching arena because we cling to a philosophy of a person who stepped down as our head coach almost a quarter of a century ago and has been departed nearly a decade now.
Putting aside the Schembechler model for how a football team and football program has to be run is a healthy thing for us to do in the long run. It doesn't mean we are forgetting the man or don't care about what he did here, but at some point you need to open up to new ideas if you're going to grow and thrive. Michigan just doesn't have that feel right now.
As I said, maybe Hoke will prove us wrong and I really hope he does, but if we're here 15, 20, 30 years from now, talking about the merits of the next prospective leader of Michigan football and having "Michigan Man" enter into the equation, it probably doesn't bode well us.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Can we please dispense with||
Can we please dispense with the meme that only Brady Hoke's folksy charm and charisma could've lured Greg Mattison back to Michigan to take over as DC? Their relationship from back in the 90's might have gotten Hoke's foot in Mattison's door, but it was Michigan's checkbook that opened it. I'm guessing that if we'd given Rodriguez a 4th year and he went to see Greg Mattison with $750K in a briefcase, I'm pretty sure Greg would've let him in his office to listen to his proposal.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It certainly is eye-brow||
It certainly is eye-brow raising to have Hoke supporters trotting out "our team is young and inexperienced" as the principal excuse for this year's disappointing performance. A reasonable analysis to be sure and one that was completely rejected by the True Blues of the fanbase 4 years ago.
What could've been had we been more patient with the program's development under Rodriguez is pretty much a moot point at this juncture. That horse is beyond dead.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||We were never the national||
Let's be clear, nobody is the national juggernaut that Alabama has become. No program has ever done what Alabama is doing right now. Nobody. To any who suggest that Hoke could come in and produce those results, regardless of how good the recruiting has been is completely unrealistic.
To hold up Bama and suggest Hoke (or any coach of a major program for that matter) must achieve that or else it's a failure is completely ridiculous. OSU fans who think that Urban Meyer is going to pick up where Saban left off and take the Buckeyes to similar heights are kidding themselves, because this has only been done once EVER and likely won't be repeated again.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Disagree||
I would argue that on the defensive side of the ball, we've seen improvement. Not huge improvement, but the unit has not gotten worse as the season has progressed. Had the offense found a way to operate more competently in the second half of this season, the game this weekend would have much more meaning.
I will make not such argument with regards to the offense. That has gotten worse, without a doubt. There are numerous reasons for it, but the regression on offense is a huge disappointment and source of frustration.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Honest Question for Coach Brown||
As a guy who talks to recruits often, do you hear a lot of negative recruiting disinformation about Michigan, other schools from these kids? I'm shocked that there is even a hint out there that Hoke's job is in jeopardy after this season and can only conclude some schools are spreading rumors to get him to break his commitment.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Don't Kid Yourself||
If Ohio was going through the kind of extended doldrums that we've been experiencing the past 6-7 years, they'd be just as apathetic as we've become this season.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||We got the Upper Peninsula.||
We got the Upper Peninsula. They got Toledo.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||While you're at it, pencil||
While you're at it, pencil some eyebrows on Ryan Shazier. Everytime I see that guy getting interviewed, it's like watching the African-American version of Powder.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Logic Flow||
There's never a reason to be ashamed for being the "Michigan Guy" (regardless of the outcome on the football field). Here's how you know this:
Did you/are you going to college? (Y/N?)
Yes - Good
Does/will your diploma have the word "Michigan" in it? (Y/N?)
Yes - Good
Does it also have the word "State" in it? (Y/N?)
No - Very Good
And you're certain that nowhere on there appears the word "Ohio"? (Y/N?)
Yes - You Win
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Favorite two....||
1985 - Harbaugh to Kolesar for 67 yard touchdown to lock up a 27-17 victory. That was my first Michigan - OSU game ever.
1993 - Michigan 28, OSU 0. Bucks were in the midst of a 3 year losing streak during the start of the Cooper era (miss ya big guy!) and came into this game 9-0-1, ranked 5th in the country, and needing a win to send themselves to Pasedena, which everyone expected. The Ohio faithful that day were particularly loud and obnoxious pre-game given the last few years of futility. Watching them file out of Michigan Stadium early was good times.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Coach Bueller||