further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|1 day 18 hours ago||I still don't grasp WTF happened to O last year.||
At least not nearly the way that I understand what happened to the legendary "Decimated Defense" of 2009 and 2010 fame. At least then, it was fairly easy to look at who was manning what positions, look at the "Never Forget" flag (which ran out of real estate), take a glance over at GERG's gopher or whatever that was (what did we decide that was?), and it made perfect sense.
But last year's O didn't make sense to me outside of "Devin Gardner is a warrior but clearly has PTSD" and "O-line is kinda young-ish."
All the facts and circumstances of personnel, game plan, etc. still didn't add up to what was out on the field. Especially since, you know, we always had a great week of practice.
|2 days 14 hours ago||You know what would be a reality show I'd actually watch?||
"Troll Hunter". On the Discovery Channel. The most vile, bigoted, threatening, awful trolls get tracked down and outed and shamed on TV. This would be close to must-see TV for me.
|5 days 17 hours ago||question from a layperson||
totally (and deliberately) ignorant of Greek life during UM days: what does lack of recognition by the University mean on the practical level other than not participating in official "Greek Life" events? Do students still live in the house? Can they throw parties or other social events anyway? Or do they essentially have to close up shop?
|5 days 17 hours ago||That show used to completely freak me out as a kid.||
Even the opening credits/music would do the trick.
Found it. So spooky.
|6 days 14 hours ago||A perfect excuse for reposting this all-time MGoBlog classic||
I'm buying this for $200, because obviously:
|6 days 18 hours ago||It's computers.||
Uh.... SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES
|1 week 3 hours ago||It was just pass interference after pass interference||
after pass interference after pass interference. The refs completely dominated that game. And yet we were still in a position to PITCH THE BALL TO BREASTON YAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
|1 week 3 hours ago||How about non-calls?||
The 1990 pass-interference non-call on MSU's Eddie Brown, who tackled Desmond Howard in the endzone after Des had him beat on a slant for the winning 2-pt conversion. Michigan went into the game ranked #1.
Story for you young'uns:
|1 week 17 hours ago||Me too.||
And every time I re-watched it, I didn't get less nervous. Phew, he's OK... phew, he's OK again... phew, no injury that time either...
|1 week 17 hours ago||The problem is that if it's THAT serious||
then there was a victim. And innocent people being victimized, especially if it's a physical assault of some kind, is never ok for entertainment.
If it was Dez doing something that would land him in a Keyboard Cat video, that's different. If it's him getting thrown hilariously off a treadmill or something like that, hilarity ensues.
|1 week 23 hours ago||The already won||
when Sexybits were banished.
|1 week 3 days ago||That was huge.||
also find a place on the list for Bielfeldt's back-to-back offensive boards, which were big at the time even though he didn't hit his foul shot after the second.
The inbounds set-piece with Zak and Spike.
Dakich 3. Because Dakich 3.
|1 week 3 days ago||John Beilein, ya'll. John Beilein.||
In the words of the late great Bum Phillips:
"He can take his 'un and beat yer 'un,
or he can take yer 'un and beat his 'un."
|1 week 4 days ago||Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah.||
Muppets. Kinda forgot about those. They don't visit as much as they used to.
|1 week 6 days ago||You could easily turn this into a sports column||
by having Nick Saban write a column bemoaning how much he has to have the bagman spend on the 5-star talent from the south. There were these kids in his signing class that were only low 4-stars! Oh, the horror, the horror. But if he goes up to the rust belt, 5-stars cost about half as much.
And you'd be forgiven for saying "STFU, Nick Saban," but Jenny Wang's rebuttal would say it in a nice way.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's a hell of a lot easier to talk sports, religion, sex,||
or money than politics, because those are all just sub-groups of politics. Politics is all of those things on a combo plate.
|1 week 6 days ago||San Jose is Silicon Valley.||
And those median prices are hokum as they reflect the equivalent of favela districts in older parts of the city. Example no. 2 of local craziness:
San Jose. 3 bed/2bath, 1430 sq. ft., built 1956.
Listing for $800k. Which means you'll end up paying something like 850.
Your friends in Oakland must be living under an overpass, but even that costs around $1800/month (cable not included).
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm in the market for a house right now in Silicon Valley.||
It's beyond ugly, but your sense of value changes rapidly.
Example from today's listings:
This 1049 sq. ft house in Mountain View, built in 1950 and not updated much. 2 bathrooms. Very, very modest and "working class" by most people's standards.
Lists for $1,200,000. And they're going to end up getting that and more... seller's agents won't even return your call if you're not offering at least 50-100k over asking price, and waiving all contingencies to boot.
|1 week 6 days ago||California has a budget surplus and low unemployment.||
Greece, to put it mildly, does not.
Not sure Greece is much like California in terms of economy. People appear to be paying their taxes in the Golden State.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know, it's mystifying||
like, where the hell are Harbaugh's khakis? What are those dark pants he's wearing?
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||OK then. Vis-a-vis Dave Brandon...||
... I'm marking Brian down as "undecided."
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Sigh. I need one-stop shopping.||
This leaves me little choice but to ask PornHub to start covering Michigan sports.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's funny, because the Minnesota game,||
which I agree was the nail in Hoke's coffin, was what finally gave me hope we'd be getting a new coach. Which was... hopeful.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good man.||
That is all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't realize they were still having the dunk contest.||
Wasn't there a 2-on-2 tourney among the legends a few years back? I still think that would draw higher ratings than either the 3-pt or dunk contest.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||?||
"Humanity has spent its entire history in worship of the wonder we sense in the existence of chordata."
That sentence is a classic symptom of something, but hell if I'm sure what, exactly.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Replacing?||
Isn't there room for both?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, it does.||
"Wherefore" means "why," not "where."
EDIT: and now that I scrolled down, I see people are onto this. Quite the sharp crowd.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He kinda reminds me of this guy.||
"I'll tell you what I'd do. I'd do two chicks at the same time."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet Fancy Moses.||
She's not unattractive.