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|1 day 16 min ago||If you do admit to this||
you may as well admit to stuffing said jockstrap with Adidas Shockwave socks.
|1 day 9 hours ago||That's a great question.||
I suspect you can't get away with it to the same extent. Saban's really an outlier, maybe his reputation is so strong that he's able to bring those guys in regardless, the way Bobby Knight used to convince top players to go to Bloomington to get heaps of abuse at practice every day. Maybe they just knew they'd get turned into superb, fundamentally polished players, and that made the whole thing worth it. I don't know.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I agree, but would rephrase||
to "Denard covered up the total absence of holes his senior year", amirite?
|1 day 10 hours ago||I think they'll be excellent, too||
but if I have one worry, ironically it would be Jake MF Ryan. I think I'm just allergic to the act of taking a player who is wildly successful at one position and moving him into a new position he's never played-- it just screams "Marlin Jackson to safety" to me.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Been thinking about Bo lately.||
I never thought Bo was any kind of football tactician to speak of in terms of schemes and innovation. But man, was he brilliant at imprinting the fire and discipline so characteristic of his personality onto the young men he coached. I once heard an ex-player describe that you hated him as a freshman, accepted him as a sophomore, respected him as a junior, and loved him as a senior.
I wonder if this is how he was able to bring in high-level recruits yet avoid the "entitlement" problem that sometimes comes with top-shelf talent-- and why our post-Bo history seems to have been so frequently characterized by doing less with more.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Intriguing.||
Big 10 Champions are statistically good at football. These ideas are new to me and I wish to subscribe to the ESPN newsletter.
What I'd really like to see is an anthology of how many times on these boards we heard some variation of "a spread offense can't work in the Big 10." It seems, shockingly, you can run a spread and still run, play defense, control the clock, limit turnovers, etc. If you can control the line of scrimmage, you can make any system work. The OL, the OL, the OL.
Also, the Team. I'm excited about it. I think they're going to exceed expectations, which are appropriately modest, and the OL will be average, which will also exceed expectations.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Oh please.||
There are over 7 billion people on the planet. This suggests having children and raising them into adulthood isn't rocket science. Pull the nails out of your palms and climb off the cross for a while.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Justin Feagin.||
That is all.
But seriously, thanks for the link.
|1 day 23 hours ago||No||
|2 days 7 hours ago||What the fuck are you even talking about?||
I'm assuming this is a drunken post, because no one was talking about "emotionally devastating" penalty kicks. Jeebus, man, dry out and come back when that's happened, then try contributing something.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Just curious...||
but how does having 4 children and 7 grandchildren make you in any way "exceptional?" (unless you live in China)?
|3 days 1 hour ago||This is certainly NOT the only way to do it.||
Soccer is 99% passing, dribbling, and tackling. So make the tiebreak something that involves those things instead of just shooting, which is like deciding an NBA game with a free throw contest at the end.
Such as... two players from Team A get the ball at the top of the box. Team B has a goalie and 2 defenders. If Team B puts the ball out of bounds or keeper gets possession, Team B wins. Team A has to put the ball in the net to win. Switch sides and repeat until one side gets a goal and the other doesn't.
|4 days 3 hours ago||OK, now that Brazil got that last one||
NOW it's like Michigan's 34-8 '97 win over PSU on "Judgment Day." We were up 34-0 and I remember how pissed I was that PSU got on the board at the very end to screw up the masterpiece. Anyway, that final score probably doesn't scale to 7-1. Maybe if we'd won 70-8.
The bizarre thing about this to me is that I always thought you could just go down to any street corner in Brazil, pick out the first 11 Brazillians you see, put jerseys on them and you'll have a team that can compete. Kinda like I thought you could just put Michigan uniforms on 5 300-lb. dudes and have them block for positive rushing yards. I learned otherwise recently.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Well done, German flag guy.||
|4 days 3 hours ago||You know||
Germany totally oversigns, right?
Brazil got SEC'd.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I don't know man||
think about how valuable that makes you look. Wonder if he brings this up next time his pro contract is up for renegotiation...
|4 days 3 hours ago||Comparatively shocking blowouts of great football teams?||
I was going to say any football game, but then the answer is "every Superbowl ever except two or three", but what about college football blowouts? Involving Michigan?
34-8 over PSU in '97? I wasn't that shocked... PSU was badly overrated.
Oregon blows us out 39-7in Big House in '07 a week after The Horror? Maybe.
Non-Michigan: I thought USC's 55-19 blowout of OU in the Orange Bowl/Natty Championship was pretty shocking at the time.
|1 week 1 day ago||If none get posted today||
then truly the terrorists have won.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is the cutest facepalm I could find.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Beat those Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards!||
Personally, I prefer "the Sprouts" for best derogatory term for Belgians.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Correction||
If Uruguay has dental records, there's probably a whole box full of incidents.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Come on dude.||
Pick your spots better than this.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome story.||
Rivals has a (free) writeup if you can't wait for the ESPN special.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think when it comes to deliberately biting other people||
the first time should be considered a pattern.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well, it wasn't behind a paywall...||
...so no. No they don't.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Lawrence Marshall's comment jumped out at me||
He said "I feel I've got to provide for my family one day and the only way I can do that is by grinding." The context could be a little tricky, but a reasonable interpretation is that he's talking about his football-playing ability providing for his (current) family one day. That seems to me indicative of how so many D-1 football players must feel-- despite knowing the long odds on any college player making the NFL-- and seems a terribly heavy burden for an 18-year old kid.
It would be great (kinda) if the context was actually academic work, and the "grinding" he's talking about is studying, which is the surer route to providing for one's family. Even that's rough-- think how stressed you would have been if you went through college knowing your parents and other family members were depending on you for support.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Devastating.||
LIterally the last kick of the game. I'm in shock.
Feel exactly like I felt after half-court shot by OSU or Kordell-to-Westbrook or something along those lines (Wisconsin heave to tie vs. MBB, etc.).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh filddlesticks.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||HOLY FUCK||
What a shot!!!!!!!!!
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Crap, I clicked on this thinking Chance the Wolverine||
was that wolverine who ski jumps for Fiji. So I searched for it and found the post from June 4,2012 (link: http://mgoblog.com/content/ten-most-embarrassing-michigan-items-you-can-own)
It turns out it was Wallace the Wolverine, not Chance.
I have no clue who da fuck Chance the Rapper Wolverine is. But boy am I glad I re-read that Wallace thing.
2. Terrified Ski-Jumping Wolverine Statue
A cool two hundred smackaroos. Incredibly, also out of stock.
The chime rang and the Estonian stood, sliding down the ramp to his destiny. His destiny would be 8th place or something. Wallace the Wolverine's was far less certain.
Wallace had a moment to consider the series of bad decisions that had led him, a proud and noble wolverine from Saskatchewan, to this place, a B-list ski jump event in Switzerland. He'd never even been to Fiji, and yet here he was, Fijan passport stapled to his fur, planks strapped to his feet, staring down at a 70-foot drop that flared up at the end. If only he'd… no time for that now. The chime.
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