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|13 hours 23 min ago||Pre-1997||
My impression of our program pre-1997 starts in the 70's with the Mike McGee teams. They were good, but couldn't sustain a high level year in and year out (I remember the Thad Garner teams). I don't think we've ever had a continuous, decades-long era of dominance a la the football team and their 40 consecutive winning seasons and bowl game streak.
After the Garner era, Frieder came in and we got excited because we won the NIT! But how much of the Frieder/Fisher success was attributable to Michigan being an elite program versus questionable recruiting tactics. Maybe they are the same thing (see: Kentucky), but MSU was just as successful as we were during that time frame. They had the Magic era, followed by Skiles, Steve Smith, and the Flintstones (arguable falls just after your pre-1997 time frame, but I can pick an arbitrary time frame just as well as you can). In Heathcote's last 6 seasons (88-95) the team made 5 NCAA tournaments and an NIT, and finished 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, and 8 in the Big Ten.
|14 hours 39 min ago||Along those lines,||
I actually bought the infamous Milli Vanilli album. I blame it on the rain. But really, there were some fun songs on that album, it's just that Milli nor Vanilli sang any of them.
|14 hours 43 min ago||American Psycho||
He's quoting Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
|14 hours 46 min ago||It's My Life||
I love the original. The album it came from, of the same name, is one of my favorites. In fact, I have a "Talk Talk" Pandora station.
As far as answering the OP, someone posted a video from Babymetal last year and I've been hooked ever since.
|15 hours 59 sec ago||MSU||
MSU's 13 league titles have come since 1950. Our 14 have come since 1917. Who is more successful? Izzo has 7 league titles in his time at State. To say we're only behind Indiana is ludicrous.
|17 hours 8 min ago||B1G programs||
While your opinion is that Michigan is more successful than any other B1G program except Indiana and maybe OSU, the facts don't support you.
Purdue has the most B1G regular season championships with 22, followed by Indiana, OSU, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Michigan has 14 and MSU has 13. Based on winning percentage, Illinois is first, followed by Indiana, Purdue, and Ohio State. Michigan is 8th. Michigan has never won a B1G tournament championship if you right discount the vacated titled. OSU has 4 and Wisconsin has 3. Indiana has 5 national championships and MSU has 2. We're one of 4 schools with 1 title. We're 12th in total wins.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Juan 3:16||
|3 days 3 hours ago||match-up issues||
Both WRs are 6'5". I can see whomever gets matched up against the smaller CB getting a lot of jump balls thrown their way. This is like the twin towers offense of Marvin Webster and Bill Cartwright. Wait, scratch that, they weren't very effective. Let's make it Robert Parish and Kevin McHale. Basketball on grass, now they only need Charlie Ward at QB.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Success||
I'd go with Steve Hutchinson. I know he was a consensus All-American and first round draft pick, but a few years into his NFL career he was being called the greatest offensive lineman in the game. I knew he was good, I didn't know he was THAT GOOD.
BTW, I was not surprised at all by Brady's success. Part of that is a result of my irrational fandom (my first MGoBlog post compared Cam Gordon to Ronnie Lott), but part of that was I was really impressed by the way he handled the QB controversy and the way he led a few big 4th quarter comebacks in his senior year.
I guess for dissappointment, I'd go with Lytle or Leach, but only because I was very young and those guys were superstars to me. Lytle had a meh career with the Broncos and Leach chose baseball.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Faster?!?||
I've waited in the drive thru line at In-N-Out for over a half hour. If I go there now, I almost always park and go inside. The fries are really good when they are hot, but once they cool down they are nothing special. 5 Guys was good the first couple times I went there, but it gives me indigestion and an hour later I wish I'd gone someplace else. I'll take Carl's Jr. for a quick, inexpensive, delicious burger any day. Super Star with Cheese, that's the way to go.
|5 days 4 hours ago||so true||
and I'm not just saying that because I live on the west coast and miss out on all the fun every Friday
|5 days 4 hours ago||^The Other||
|5 days 12 hours ago||...in Cleveland||
I'm not skimming through 116 posts to see if someone else already made this comment. The title should really be changed to "manziel era might be done in Cleveland," because the way it's written suggests his whole career is over. It might be, but Tennessee might not agree.
|5 days 16 hours ago||McGary||
Except that by this time in the recruiting cycle, McGary had dropped to ~#28.
I'm not sure why that website says last updated on 6/26/2014. But the point remains, McGary was #2 in November but had dropped into the 20's by spring.
|6 days 13 hours ago||40 time||
Was that big discrepancy in his 40 times a result of the injury healing, or was one a big-time, FAKE 40 time? If he's really 4.47, I can see him going high in the 2nd round.
|6 days 15 hours ago||That axe||
was ground down to a nub. His bias is so blatant and apparent, that Whitlock almost comes off as a sympathetic figure. Almost. But it's Whitlock, so keep grinding that axe, Greg.
|6 days 18 hours ago||worst experiences||
Heat: @UCLA, 2000, 110 degrees at halftime. 100s of people were taken to the hospital with heat exhaustion
Rain: @Indiana, mid-1980's, driving rain storm the entire game with 50 MPH winds pushing rain into our faces the whole game. Couldn't see a thing.
Rain/sleet/snow/cold: vMinnesota, 1988, the only time I left a game at halftime due to weather conditions. It was brutal.
I visited the shoe four times.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I remember seeing that game on the TV||
I don't think his description does justice to the level of douche-baggery of the Maryland fans.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Personal pet peeve||
I will not root for a pro team that has a non-city name. I just won't do it. (Unless their QB is a Michigan grad, but I'll stop rooting for them the minute he retires.)
|1 week 10 hours ago||#8||
would have to be either Bacari or LaVall, or possibly Jeff.
|1 week 10 hours ago||"a la"||
does not equal "equal". Would it have been better if I had said a "poor man's Laimbeer?" I'm a huge Laimbeer fan. Bielfeldt isn't giving M a 13/10 the way Beilein uses him (to be fair, we should multiply by 40/48 to account for the difference in the NBA and college game time), but I don't see why another school can't run the pick and pop game with him. Down the stretch, he had these games (pts. reb):
Granted, I'm cherry-picking, but he was better than his 5.1/3.6 averages down the stretch, and give him another year of development, in a different system, and he can be a contributor. Perhaps another team plays him closer to the basket and he's actually able to improve his RPG. We tend to overrate height, or think that every frontline goes 6'9" and above across except ours. That's not the case for most of the 300+ division 1 teams. It's probably not even true for the majority of Power 5 schools.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Hoops||
Wisconsin also loses Duje Dukan. I'm pointing that out merely so I can write, "Duje Dukan."
I can see Bielfeldt going to a Power-5 school, getting minutes as the designated screen-setter. He's not a screen and roll threat, but he could be a screen and pop threat, a la Bill Laimbeer. Neither guy can jump, both rebound well for their size/jumping ability or lack thereof, and both have a nice shooting touch.
|1 week 3 days ago||manslaughter||
yes, but who would be the victim? There's also a decent chance Dantonio jumps down from the podium and strangles the reporter to death.
|1 week 3 days ago||Calves||
My brother has Bielfeldtian calves. He played offensive tackle on his high school team. It was really hard to find him on the line, so we'd just look for the kid with calves 3X larger than anyone else.
|1 week 3 days ago||Lowrie||
If I'm not mistaken, he's a middle infielder. The way to deal with him is to slide hard into him, not with intent to injure, but to send a message that it goes both ways and if you are going to play like an idiot, you'll be treated like an idiot.
Eric Byrnes defended the slide and said he was safe, but the thing is, if he had slid into the bag, he would have been obviously safe instead of probably safe after multiple viewings. His lead foot was a foot from the bag and it was his back leg that caught the bag. If he hits the bag with that front foot, he's safe. The other thing is that he was trying to break up a double play on a play where there was no chance of a double play. That's just stupid and dangerous for no reason.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's the problem with the DH||
Yordano can mouth off all he wants and it's his teammates that get plunked in retaliation. I actually sometimes like the DH because watching pitchers hit is painful, but I also like the strategy involved in the NL. One tweak I would make to the DH is that if his team's pitcher hits a batter, the next time the DH comes up, the pitcher has to bat. Maybe then asshats like Ventura wouldn't be so quick to throw at guys. If you make a mistake and hit a guy, the other team should realize that and they won't try to plunk you.
|1 week 3 days ago||Trout v. Ventura||
That would last about as long as Nolan Ryan versus that other Ventura. Trout's got about 80 pounds of muscle on Yordano. That reminded me of that old cartoon with Spike the dog tormenting the bigger dog, until finally the bigger dog has enough and slaps Spike away.
|1 week 3 days ago||thanks for the explanation||
I figured it was something like that
|1 week 4 days ago||prime time||
For a national game, you are right. For the B1G Network, they usually go for something like Michigan vs Northwestern or Rutgers for a prime time game. Does UofM have scheduling power over BTN?
|1 week 4 days ago||same here,||
and if it's not safe for m-effers, who is it safe for?