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|13 hours 1 min ago||Scharffenberger.||
|1 day 15 hours ago||Measuring impact and cachet:||
For me, I use some combination of Rose Bowls, quality of delis, co-eds at house parties, impact on SPACE exploration, bookstores, Super Bowl MVPs, geographic scope and achievement of alumni, quality and quantity of beers on tap, and proximity to Ann Arbor
|1 day 15 hours ago||At the brewery? Or did you||
At the brewery? Or did you win the easter egg hunt and find a place with a keg?
|1 day 15 hours ago||The 7-2 conference start||
The 7-2 conference start (which is misleadingly good) won't be what disappoints me. It will be that somehow this assemblage of talent didn't gel. Some of it was bad luck (Levert's injury, Spike's career ending early). But it has also been that promising guys haven't panned out. Zak Irvin is not much better now than he was as a Freshman, and playing with Walton hasn't made him better. Chatman and MAAR remain raw. And Doyle and Donnal inconsistent.
Without Duncan Robinson emerging this is a fringe NIT team.
This may sound unfair to Walton, but what is missing the most is leadership. There is not a Rose, Rice, Rumeal, Morris, Novak, Burke, "get the fuck off my court" emotional type.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I am happy for him, but it||
I am happy for him, but it reminds me I am not ready yet for football without Woodson. That guy has been a constant for 21 years. That's well over half of my life.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Will open a Givry (that's a||
Will open a Givry (that's a Burgundy value, folks) with some lentil stew and play with my seven month old.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Efffffffffffff. But disagree||
But disagree that Beilein is accountable to the media for player medical issues.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Any word on Levert? Has he||
Any word on Levert? Has he been pracitcing with the first team? Hate to say, but that is going to take the team further than effort, etc. They are going to be lucky to make the Tourament, and will likely make an early exist unless they can't miss from threes, without Levert.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Bringing All Day IPA to a||
Bringing All Day IPA to a Super Bowl party. Just bummed it can't be Two Hearted.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Ditka 82 Denver/Carolina 3||
|1 week 11 hours ago||Big game||
It was basically a playoff game. One of the better NBA regular season games I've seen this year. The Thunder brought it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hate to say that if Michigan||
Hate to say that if Michigan loses by 2, it will have exceeded my expectations here. State has found its groove, with Valentine back and healthy, and Michigan is living and dying with the three, playing subpar defense, and is without Caris Levert.
We are reaching the point where getting Levert back will have diminished significance, as there is not much time for the team to gel around him. Frustrating year.
|1 week 1 day ago||I wholly agree with you. SC||
I wholly agree with you. SC needs to professionalize the position, for its own sake. Seflishly, I have enjoyed watching the shitshow, however.
|1 week 1 day ago||This was his hobby--I think||
This was his hobby--I think that is the root of the problem. USC has for the last twenty five years or so hired program dignitaries and not professional ADs. He has had a very successful career otherwise, and from all reports (I wound up at some events filled with SC booster types during my LA days) he is a good guy.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pat Haden is a really good||
Pat Haden is a really good man, but he is too close to the program to be an effective AD.
|1 week 4 days ago||Maine is, I am sure, due to a||
Maine is, I am sure, due to a statistical anomoly (such as small sample size, I am sure).
There is something to the Nevada thing, however. Reno and Las Vegas are, I am sorry to say, hives of scum and villainy on par only with Ohio. I have been to both places dozens of times, and they are magnets for bail jumpers, deadbeat fathers, grifters, degenerate gamblers, check kiters, scam artists, bar room bullies, meth cookers, drunk drivers, ex-felons, and wife-beaters. The aforementioned low-lifes lean Buckeye, pretty hard.
|1 week 5 days ago||I am concerned about how soft||
I am concerned about how soft the schedule has been the last month or so. I look ahead and see only two games that should definitely be wins (@ Minn, NW). I agree that anything at or above .500 down the stretch clears the bubble--just not sure it is the most likely outcome here.
|1 week 5 days ago||Taking a step back, the team||
Taking a step back, the team has accomplished much without Caris Levert.
Having said that, Michigan is a bubble team unless Levert comes back and elevates the team for the stretch where it plays Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue, at Ohio, at Maryland.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Time was, it was Wyoming Park||
Time was, it was Wyoming Park and Wyoming Rogers. Maybe they merged?
I think you need to analyze this situation from the perspective that a teacher was violent with a student, and not be colored by the fact that the teacher was a former Michigan player.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hackett exudes||
Hackett exudes professionalism and grace. Michigan was lucky to have his services during what was probably the low point of the football program.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wanted to see them on that||
I wanted to see them on that tour they did last year, but the closest they came was LA and the tix were big $$$. My uncle regaled me with tales of seeing the 'Mats in the mid-80s opening for R.E.M., falling off the stage drunk, fucking up all their best songs.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Denard at only 4.75? The man||
Denard at only 4.75? The man broke offensive records at Notre Dame Stadium, Penn State, and was the MVP of the Big Ten one year? Seems like a 5* by any definition to me.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Making plans for Nigel" is||
"Making plans for Nigel" is definitely in my top 10. (Most people don't know it, but the '80s began in 1978 when XTC released White Music. See, e.g., "This is Pop?").
|2 weeks 4 days ago||+1 for Westerberg at his most||
+1 for Westerberg at his most soulful. Foretold the second side of Tim, and is the subtext of not only this but perhaps the Replacements more generally.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||+1 for the 'Mats. Knew I||
+1 for the 'Mats. Knew I wasn't the only one on this blog who loves them.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well, that dude from Da||
Well, that dude from Da Yoopers is my favorite actor in "Escanaba in da Moonlight". So pretty much, close.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Obligatory||
"What about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy"
"I know him, and he does"
"Well you're my fact-checking cuz"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Left of the Dial," 'Mats||
"Left of the Dial," 'Mats
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He should have been! He||
He should have been! He deferred two years of NBA salary
|2 weeks 4 days ago||At least use a question mark,||
At least use a question mark, or phrase in the subjunctive tense...