this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|9 weeks 1 day ago||It's got to be women's hockey||
It's got to be women's hockey next. The sport has really started to take off and Michigan is well situated to compete for championships. Facilities seem to be the primary issue but any potential solution could also help the men's team so it seems like a win-win as the next big investment.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Wooooo! Wooooo!||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||They burn you on purpose so||
They burn you on purpose so that you can't taste them.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Let me on the gravy train.||
Let me on the gravy train. :-)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I disagree! Since you have||
I disagree! Since you have to pay for a negative vote, people can use them as they like.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Woo Woo - give me some points||
Woo Woo - give me some points so I can give them back in the neg-bang thread.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I'm very happy to have voting||
I'm very happy to have voting back but I still think that it is essential that negative voting is free so that every comment that isn't useful in some way, gets punished. This is what it will take to increase the quality of comments to the point that people want to read them again.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I used to read all the||
I used to read all the comments and used to happily do my part to send the jerks to Bolivia and upvote things that made me smile or laugh or think. Once the voting system changed, things started to get a lot worse as posting a lot became more important than posting only quality. When that voting system went away, not much changed but things got ever worse to the point that I usually wasn't able to read past the first 5 comments on any new thread.
Hopefully, a new voting system will be in place again that will encourge thoughtfulness in every comment. Where people will understand that even a dumb post like, "I agree", will cause them to lose their precious points. Lacking such a system, I fear that the comments will remain what they have become and that is the unreadable drivel of people that like to hear themselves talk but nobody really wants to hear from.
My fingers are crossed that the one working voting system that I've ever seen will return. If not, I guess the comments will stay off-limits for me.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||One of my all-time favorite||
One of my all-time favorite players. His 23 short-handed goals is still an NCAA record.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||"Relative levels of infinite||
"Relative levels of infinite fear" - love it
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Personal Foul - 15 yards for||
Personal Foul - 15 yards for excessive snark!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh is a good||
Jim Harbaugh is a good example of a Michigan quaterback that was a passer first but could definitely hurt you with his legs. I think he is a perfect example of what we should always be looking for in a quaterback under the current system.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I still have nightmares about||
I still have nightmares about that movie. Worst ever.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||That's nothing. I grew up in||
That's nothing. I grew up in a small market town and the News / Weather / Sports anchors were always new. If after a year they could somehow manage to string two coherent sentences together, they would get hired by some slightly bigger market and the next newbie would be rolled out. It wasn't unusually for a debut to consist of completely freezing up like a deer in the headlights and not being able to speak a single word. You get 30 seconds of that and then you're talking about awkward. Get two frozen ones at once and you have a contest of which one is going to faint first with a cameraman bouncing back and forth clearly enjoying the situation and likely having a bet on which would wet themselves, swear, or pass out first. After a while you realize that it makes for a more entertaining show than the news anyway.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I think that 3 years is||
I think that 3 years is enough. Phil Hubbard left early and made the list while Ricky Green who was as critial to the 1976 finals run did not since he was a JC transfer and only played two years at Michigan. The problem is that most great players in this day and age will stay only 1 or 2 years at the most. This means that Grant and Rose are really the only two candidates left with a likely shot at the honor. I'll predict that we have seen the last such banner raised.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I agree. I see Burke going||
I agree. I see Burke going in the top 10 and maybe even top 5. Top point guards are hard to find and Burke is starting to look like a potential elite one. Hardaway, while a good player does not have the look of an NBA star so he will likely fall into the 2nd round even with the improvements we've seen in his game. Robinson is an unknown at this time and will likely stay another year to develop his game given his limited role so far. If he did declare after one year, somebody would roll the dice and grab him in the first round but if he thinks he has lottery potential then staying another year to showcase improved skills would likely net him the most $ which seems to be the goal these days.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I thought the UFR tradition||
I thought the UFR tradition was to skip it for OSU and bowl game loses. I'm confused.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||This is the predictable||
This is the predictable result of the elimination of Neg-Banging and the establishment of the current teethless voting system. You want the clowns to go away, then bring back the A-Train to Bolivia.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Started reading a book. Only||
Started reading a book. Only 600 pages to go and no chance of finishing it unless there is another blackout. Oh well.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Thank you for making me have||
Thank you for making me have flash backs of the worst movie ever made.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Seconded. I just don't get||
Seconded. I just don't get the people that think that rubbing the paper against the wall before using it is a good thing. Tearing angle isn't even a consideration so don't go there to justify your wall cleaning tendencies.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I don't think a 8 team||
I don't think a 8 team playoff hurts the regular season. When 2 teams in the same division can already play for the championship under the current system, even an 8 team team playoff would not ever create a worse scenario than that.
Letting in 8 teams would just ensure that all deserving conference champions will get a shot. Then by definition, the team that wins the playoff is a deserving champion as they just won 3 tough games and beat out all other teams with any claim to being the best.
What more would you want? Win the B10 championship and you likely get to play for the national championship. Sounds good to me.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Exactly. It isn't like the||
Exactly. It isn't like the NFL is in the business of doing concusion research and they suppressed their findings.
Whatever the NFL could learn about various concusion studies, the players would have the same access to. It is not possible that the NFL conspired to keep some big secret.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||You hypothesis is wrong on||
You hypothesis is wrong on all accounts.
A few negative examples does not make your case. The point is that next to a great quarterback, a great running back can elevate a college team to greatness faster than any other single addition. You want to make as many tries at finding this greatness as you can in each recruiting class.
Saying it doesn't matter is to look at the issue too narrowly and to predict failure. If the coaching staff thinks that Isaac might be a great back, then their success or failure to bring him to Michigan could be the difference in winning or not winning championships.
I think that matters a lot.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I guess you don't understand||
I guess you don't understand what "OT:" means.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||He will get stability soon||
He will get stability soon whether he wants it or not. Prison life is very stable.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Bitching - bad Bitching||
Bitching - bad
Bitching about bitching - worse
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Ouch - that was a painful||
Ouch - that was a painful read. Tarpley was amazing and was the player that turned out to be way better than advertised. I would love to have somebody like him manning the middle again.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||He won't pull a kid's||
He won't pull a kid's scholarship. He will pull the kids tutors off and wait for a legitimate excuse. Don't ever think that Saban will change his ways; just his tactics.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I think Taco has indicated||
I think Taco has indicated that he wants a position switch to DE. Maybe we can red shirt him this year and by 2013, he'll be using that height to knock down opposing QB passes.