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|2 days 6 hours ago||Louisville vs Michigan||
I cannot watch this game again. So many calls wrong that it is anger intensifying.
The goal tending not called in the first half and the subsequent play that led to an early Burke foul.
Louisville thugging it up in the second half and most of it being let go.
Burke's clean block.
I don't believe in any conspiracy theories about a fixed game, what I do think is 1) The officials allowed Pitino to work them. Anyone watch the tape can see how much is in their ear throughout the game. 2) The Officials called a bad game.
|1 week 1 day ago||Brian||
Thank you so much for your blog and the energy you put into it. I, for one, love the amount of content I can get during non-sporting events due to this website.
I didn't post in the failure article because I didn't think it necessary but I did take offense to your emotionally driven conclusion. Sure, you can spin it off as necessary given Brandon's poor handling of the department for four years but sometimes it pays to take the high road.
How does it make an individual look when they are so readily willing to call someone an "asshole?" The other descriptive adjectives only further cemented a negative reaction to your article despite an agreement with the conclusion of Brandon's tenure. I hope you understand why the negative response and based on your quick rebuttal, the negativity toward your article is real.
Brandon's poor decision making, inexperience, and sacrificing long term gain for a short term buck did him in, no question. However, despite mistakes I would not question his desire and motivation to succeed. I don't know the man well enough to make a judgment call on his character and I seriously doubt you do as well.
I won't judge Brandon's character on a number of missteps where quite frankly he was trying to increase revenue. The e-mail in question where he told a fan to find another team wasn't addressed to you, so there is absolutely no reason to personalize it. He may have had a bad day or he may have realized that he was failing as an AD, who knows. I have poorly handled myself on certain days and I hope I am not limited to people judging my character based on that.
Brandon did hire Hoke and everyone is quick to defend Hoke's character. You still have an audience. I don't come here to read cursing, coarse descriptions, and hit pieces. I come here to get quality content on the current events and prestigous history of this proud program. I trust more information like the coaching tidbits and less bilergant aggressiveness toward that which you disagree with. Thank you again for your efforts.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You are talking about three||
You are talking about three programs all of which have long standing winning traditions. I am not saying that Michigan shouldn't be in that group and maybe that is a goal for Beilein's staff but there are 100 other teams you could list that have down years like we are having.
Quiet possible that Beilein's group is looking at the lack of big guy and recruiting them. I am disappointed about this season as much as anyone but I don't assume our troubles is due to A) Poor recruiting because recent history negates that and B) Other teams are cheating without proof.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Some holes in your argument||
If Michigan was cheating with big boys then why was Michigan busted and not the big boys?
The problem I have with statements like this is it plays on the idea that we are losers because others are cheaters. This statement derives from a losers mentality. Michigan has recruited at a top level and recent attrition demonstrates this. Trey Burke, Mitch McGary, Nik Staskus, and GRIII could all be playing this year! You read that right! How much different would our team be? In the past two seasons, we have lost five players to the NBA (Hardway Jr included)! How many college basketball programs can claim the same?
Michigan is having a down year partly because of attrition and partly because of issues beyond its control. 1) Mitch McGary busted for smoking pot. 2) Jon Horford transfer. The inclusion of those two players on the roster would have swung several games in Michigan's direction.
Let's stop overreacting on what is essentially a down year after we have enjoyed explosive success. Any type of claim that others are cheating without proof or whining that Michigan can't recruit reeks of entitlement.
Beilein will use this season to train current players and a fresh crop of top talent will be inserted.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think students being able||
I think students being able to transfer without sitting out is acceptable. I am not sure why the NCAA has a year waiting period in between transfer for certain cases. Yet, I think it's important to remember (because many seem to have forgotten) that you are committing to a SCHOOL to get a free education and sports is the means in which it happens. Coaching changes happen all around the country all the time, so no student-athlete should be shocked when their coach changes positions. They probably will be disappointed but then again they did commit to the school that could give them the best education, right?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Tom Brady||
Tom's already a coach. Media has referenced it a couple times and Belichick stated that his gameplans have to be well thoughtout because Tom will question it.
I wonder how much Tom influenced Malcom Butler in watching game film knowing the pick play that Seattle would run and make the interception?
I am not saying Tom would want to be a future coach at Michigan but we all know that Brady has drive, desire to learn, and a love of the game. No one would be surprised if he was a successful coach. I wouldn't be shocked if Tom becomes a great coach simply because people are saying that a great player cannot transition to coaching.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the link||
First, I know this situation dives into the political but I know everyone on here to be level headed. I have heart issues and know first hand anyone who lacks that much sleep will die sooner rather than later. I hope if this story is accurate that he gets more sleep and soon.
Outside of that it is so good to see people reach out and care. His fundme project has 66k in funds and he is sure to be able to have a decent vehicle and be able to afford insurance for a decade.
Last, employers pay people a decent wage. I am a free market guy and I argue that people's labor is worth what the market sets but their comes a point where you have to take care of your employees. I say this on this blog because many of you are influential in American life or will be. If something is crippling your business and hindering you from paying people more than make it known and work for change but start paying people more.
I am glad his bosses wife does make sure he has free meals which helps.
One more thing, insurance is a risk pool model to keep individuals from suffering financial hardship. Don't steal cars. Drive safe. Drive alert. Drive sober. And if everyone does this the price will drop. Auto insurance is an extremely competitive industry and if a company can lower your rates they will. My rate is $400 a year for minimal coverage but I do not live anywhere near Detroit.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Actually||
The treatment that Gordie received is completely ethical. I hope everyone here takes the time to research the difference between adult and embryonic stem cell research. Gordie was given adult stem cell treatment which is without question ethically embraced by everyone who has researched the topic.
Embryonic stem cell research presents ethical challenges. It may not matter in the end as adult stem cell research is currently more promising of the two.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||TruBluWolv55||
I am not sure why he is getting downvoted so much, he does bring up an interesting point. The National Championship will always be mythical. Yeah, OSU beat Oregon and Alabama but do you know who they didn't beat? TCU!
The problem that is involved is now teams three and four will rely heavily on politicking in order to make it into the CFP. Do you want a team voted in based on their pull in the media and with voters? I personally do not care because I really think the BCS was garbage and this will be even worse. I had no problems with Michigan sharing a national championship with Nebraska.
There is only one reason why a CFP exists and that is for money. It most certainly isn't to help the student athletes nor is it to short out and proclaim an outright national champion. If I am apart of the TCU athletic department, I would claim a national championship. After all they had one loss and got dropped despite winning games decisively.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Urbs The Destruction||
"Meyer’s an Ohio boy who has never hidden his affinity for the state. After the win, he said 'To bring a national title back to this great state, it’s almost surreal.'”
Do Michigan a big favor Urban and spot them four turnovers while taking it all in. The look on your face will be entirely different against Coach Harbaugh.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Glen Steele||
Glen Steele was an absolute beast on that defense and opened up so many plays for the rest of the team. Glen allowed the opposition to pick their posion.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Roy Tarpley||
In light of Roy Tarpley's death I would like to reverse the trend of these threads and encourage less drinking.
Tonight I will be drinking water to preserve my liver.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone who has followed||
For those who have followed Jim Harbaugh's career, you know exactly why he made this statement. Harbaugh would love nothing more than to beat down the "defending national champion" Buckeyes. Remember Bo did that in his first year.
Also, Jim made a statement calling the USC team in 2007 the best in college football. This was before beating them on their home field.
The only thing we as Michigan fans should be concerned about is if the losing against OSU continues. I believe it won't.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I am relaxed||
Relaxation means not pitching a fit when the OP makes a simple request. The very definition of not being relaxed means defending to the death your right to have an avatar of a scantily clad woman.
I know not everyone on this board are the same age, have the same experiences, or even values but is it far-fetched to ask compliance on a simple issue that will keep people from getting into trouble and allow them to enjoy this blog as often as possible?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I have read||
I have read many of your posts in this thread and you respond as if you are an adolescent.
The fact that this is your best response does not surprise me.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Love this quote||
"Restoring Michigan to a status worthy of the winged helmet will be the easiest job Jim Harbaugh has ever had."
And we all hope so!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I will come right out and say it||
People who have a fascination with woman barely clothed are perverts. I have come to expect the internet is filled with perverts. What I get sick of is people trying to justify it. I don't know what Brian will do and it won't affect me because I don't surf the internet @ work and I don't do it in front of my kids but I find all these posts about it being no big deal as laughable.
Also, no I am not saying that women are innocent. Kate Upton and others take off their clothes because they get paid a lot of money to do so. Advertisers and companies pay them a lot of money because of the fair share of people who will look at them and hopefully notice the product or good associated with them.
There is absolutely no solid reason for having those types of images as your avatar other than "I want to." If that is the case then just have common respect for your fellow man and change it. It really does not have to be that big of a deal.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||FTW||
For The Win!
Its a video gaming term.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Dont worry||
Don't worry about Spartan slappies and Bucknuts.
They are scared... And they should be!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
From what I am gathering a caveat of deferred compensation is if the revenues jump due to a national championship then he will not only get 500k for the win but additional revenue from the bump in athletic department revenue.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If the good coach||
If the good coach were so concerned about bowl preparation then he wouldn't take time for a press conference. Aren't press conferences nothing but a distraction for coaches anyway?
My guess is, he knows he has an awaken giant to deal with and he is smart enough to know to keep his mouth shut until he knows exactly what he is dealing with.
MSU had a great run prior to Bo showing up. Bo got beat his first year by MSU and then put the smack down on them thereafter. If Mark knows the history then he knows what can happen to him.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This article||
This article is more of the "why" and not the how. I would really be intrigued by what went on behind the scenes and that is why I read the article.
All this information is already known by aware Wolverine fans.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||No worries about politics||
This is adult stem cells which is accepted by virtually every person on the planet as hopeful technology and has zero controvsery surrounding it. I am thrilled Gordie is improving because of this treatment and hope it helps others as well.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||FSU #4???||
How does an undefeated national champion drop to #4 in the ranking?
If they win and are left out of the playoffs then this process is garbage.
|13 weeks 42 min ago||Not sure if the better team won||
Not sure if the better team won today but most certainly the better coached team.
That will change!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Offense||
There was none
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Bleh||
I guess we are supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy that the football team is supporting awareness for a horrible disease.
Is it possible to find other ways? How much of the proceeds from ticket prices are going to breast cancer research?
This is a dreaded disease that has claimed many lives but this type of slacktivism makes people feel good about themselves without really doing something that will make a dramatic impact in helping the cause.
A better proposal would be to host a fund raising competition between those who don't want the players to wear pink vs those who do. Raise funds for both sides. The winner will determine the uniforms and all money goes toward breast cancer research. As an added bonus the athletic departments can match what the participants raise! Any chance of this proposal being adopted?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Meh||
If his goal is to get the State of Michigan to pay 70% of tuition for in-state students again then everyone should pass.
I agree that tuition inflation in comparison to the inflation of everything else is insane. I think something needs to be done about it but the solution has to come from the University itself and not the taxpayers of Michigan. 1) Anyone who lives in state and gets a state sponsored education can easily leave the state (and many do). 2) The school knowing that the state will pick up a larger share of the tuition will raise prices further.
Tuition costs are out of hand and Michigan is close to pricing itself out of the market. Once people realize their degree is not a valid return on investment then they will apply elsewhere. This must happen!
Source: Mike Behm's website
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Excellent post!||
Who cares about the percentage a graduate pays on the loan when the principle itself is $50,000 to $100,000. Sure, you can blame the student for racking up an enormous debt but please don't blame the bank for taking the risk by loaning the money and charging a subsequent interest rate.
The major problem here is the soaring costs of tuition!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||AD, John U Bacon||
I think sometimes we forget because he is a great writer but John Bacon is a glorified fan. He has insider access to the program simply because Bo gave him an opportunity to write a book.John Bacon also has a personal stake in the firing of Dave Brandon since Brandon has limited Bacon's access to the program. Brandon has the power to limit people's interaction with Michigan athletics and I seriously doubt it doesn't affect Bacon.
In regards to the Hoke hire, I think we can clearly see that it was a mistake. Brandon hired a Michigan man as opposed to a coach who could have become a Michigan man. It matters not how many platitudes you can spit out concerning Michigan football if you can't coach the team to victory. Michigan's #1 tradition is WINNING. Find the best man to lead this team to victory. Most of you are caught up on Harbaugh and rightfully so, he would definitely be a winner here. Don't let your desperation for Harbaugh lead you to believe that Michigan can't snag another winner.
The question is whether Dave Brandon has learned from his mistakes. I think Hoke is to slow to learn from his mistakes and that is why he will be gone. Dave Brandon is not. He changed the seat cushion policy when it was clear that people hated it. He changed the general admission policy when it was clear the student's hated it. He has now cut student ticket prices. I. personally, think DB will learn in regards to hiring and firing coaches. Whether he will be given the opportunity remains to be seen.
One more caveat, the posters and many of the community here were upset with student attendance and expressed the need for change. Brandon changed the policy and it was not met with opposition until it was realized that it was a disaster. People in this community can be fickle at times. We wanted to see change to encourage students to be on time then we slapped DB for making changes.