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|2 years 20 weeks ago||Agreed. The douche level is||Agreed. The douche level is getting too damned high on this board. I'm not sure if it's just because of the points system, though. It might be a direct result of its increased popularity and moving to the mainstream that dilutes out the quality posters. That doesn't stop me from visiting daily, though.|
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I know that this all in good||
I know that this all in good fun, but who really does a consistently good job as a solo talk radio host? National guys like Jim Rome/SVP have a room full of people to keep churning out the topics, and are hardly in the same category. I really don't know of any, and stand by my Caputo reference. Even if you think he's an idiot, the man has been doing the job for a long time, knows his craft, and can fill a strange air time by himself with reasonable consistency.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I can't believe all of the||
I can't believe all of the negative comments in this thread. I understand that a thread like this will bring out the vocal minority that for whatever reason dislike a radio show (see the many threads where other shows get blasted), but this seems over the top. I enjoy listening to Ira and wtka. I think the point that is lost in all the negativity are that it is a blessing and a curse to cover Michigan sports so in depth. We all tune in because we like hearing about michigan football, but the problem is there really isn't a whole lot of news to fill in multiple hours every single day. Sure, they do a good job during the football season, but how could you not ramble about a random michigan factoid or a game from 20 years ago when it's April and there hasn't been any real michigan football news in months?
I'm also surprised that Ira is being criticized a little about rambling. It is an extremely difficult skill to fly solo in a talk radio show. It is literally just you meant to fill the air for x amount of hours, and be sure to fill that air, too because nothing is worse that pauses or dead air time. Rants and long winded conversations with yourself are absolutely inevitable, and actually necessary. Combine that with the fact that you have no social cues to know exactly when your audience is losing interest, it makes it extremely difficult. Sprinkle in the fact that the audience is so niche that callers don't exactly light up his boards all the time, and it's a lot of Ira talking without it being his fault at all. I think Ira does a great job. I don't listen to many national radio talk shows anymore, and the only local guy that can really fly solo on the radio pretty we'll is pat caputo besides Ira. Again, I'm sure there are people here that don't enjoy his show, but I think he does a great job of keeping a show entertaining even if he doesn't have a cohost to bounce conversations off of. Pat has been doing this for decades, has many more topics available for him to cover, and has a much larger Detroit sports fan base to "turn it to the people" when he hits a lull. Let's give Ira some credit.
Keep up the good work Ira. I moved out of the area 2 years ago. I used to solely listen to sports talk radio, but when I made the move yours is the only talk radio I listen to anymore via the radio app. You do a great job and we appreciate it.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||We're you a big fan during||
We're you a big fan during the horror? Nothing is worse than app state. Ranked #4. Coming off a season that many thought we should have played for the NC, senior star running back and quarterbacks that had been pegged to be national contenders for years, the future #1 overall pick. Bite your tongue, young man. Nothing is worse than the horror.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Crowd shot from MSU game...||
Crowd shot from MSU game... Eww.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I'm all for jumping all over||
I'm all for jumping all over the espn hype train,but I have to give them credit on the clowney case. They sure did hype him to insane levels, but he also got a whole hell of a lot of criticism after that first game. Between the first and second game there was some residual hype and discussion as to whether the first game was an outlier, but after two nondominating performances, I haven't heard that much hype on him. It only took two weeks to crush espn's golden boy, and that's not too bad.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Wow that was a ridiculous||
Wow that was a ridiculous play. Even more ridiculous that TAMU caught it.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Watching this pass rush makes||
Watching this pass rush makes me sad about our pass rush.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||What's with manziel and weird||
What's with manziel and weird sleeves?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Don't be silly. Nobody wants||
Don't be silly. Nobody wants bama to win today.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Anyone else feel for Texas a||
Anyone else feel for Texas a little bit? I know they snubbed us with joining the big ten and I know Vince young torched us, but for some reason I don't take the pleasure in them sucking as much as I do USC.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||We absolutely did not stuff||
We absolutely did not stuff them every time we got aggressive. I was surprised how well they seemed to pick up our blitzes and with our corners playing off so much it seemed like it was raining short slants for 8-9 yards a pop.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Manziel is looking sharp||
Manziel is looking sharp today. I hate to say it but I thought his hype train was out of control. Those deep balls to single coverage are on point.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||That is what always happens||
That is what always happens on a standard play action pass.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||There is no way that a||
There is no way that a rational person can believe that at this point in their respective football careers Devin Gardner gives us a better chance at winning a football game compared to Denard Robinson. That thought is silly, in my opinion, but so is us arguing about exactly how awesome DG is right now. We both are glad he's on the team, and we both are looking forward to seeing him kick some butt next year, everything else is arguing over minutia. It was a good game. Go Blue.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Come on. Based on a couple||
Come on. Based on a couple deep throws that could, no would have been picked off against better DBs? He has looked good today against a big ten bottom dweller, and I'm glad that the guy is having a breakout game, but all you need to do is rewatch the past few spring games to realize how silly you sound.
Furthermore, throwing mechanics? Neither Denard nor Devin are picture perfect throwers. Both have great arm strength, but your kidding yourself if you don't see DG short arming his throws.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Everyone needs to temper||
Everyone needs to temper their excitement for DG a little bit. No, he is not better than Denard. We are all excited to have a QB option that could be a threat next year, but this is Minn.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||We do know that Michigan used||
We do know that Michigan used to run the triple option, right?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||That's not true at all. It||
That's not true at all. It completely depends on the injury.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Boomslang!||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Still think we lose this one?||
Still think we lose this one?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I was wondering the same||
I was wondering the same thing. My guess is to get more speed and aggressiveness on the field.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I'm not as high on AF as you||
I'm not as high on AF as you are, but I agree with you.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||No. We have to whine about||
No. We have to whine about Borges running Denard either too much or too little.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Our offense is moving the||
Our offense is moving the ball at will, as it probably should be against this defense. Our defense is certainly not calming any concerns from last week, but it is a defense designed to line up against pro sets and zone read options. I am not sure how much struggling against this team tells us going forward.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Seriously? Did you watch||
Seriously? Did you watch 2008? This is nothing like 2008.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||There is a whole lot of doom||
There is a whole lot of doom and gloom on this board today.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I agree, wolverine historian.||
I agree, wolverine historian. MSU should pull this one out. The later it gets, the less of a threat Levon Bell will become, but I think Sparty will reach the end zone again before it's all said and done. I don't seeBoise getting another TD. Good game, though.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I hope for the best, and the||
I hope for the best, and the fact that he's moving all 4 extremities makes it less likely that there was cord involvement, but it doesn't rule it out. Not at all. That being said, there are tons of people who present after a neck injury who turn out to have musculoskeletal problems and their spine is fine. No one can honestly know what's going on through the internetz.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||EhrMagerd dehrnerd||