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|1 min 48 sec ago||You probably don't want to||
You probably don't want to get into my theological views on this, and this is certainly not the place. The point of establishing my view it to clarify that I'm not a huge fan of his alleged behavior, but that to me this is still an ugly act against him.
None of us here want our worst private moments broadcast to the world at a time we are supposed to be excited. I don't wish it on anybody.
|20 min 9 sec ago||Wow. Bad for Ole Miss. I'm a||
Wow. Bad for Ole Miss.
I'm a bit mixed on the issue for Tunsil. This is one situation where I actually can believe he was hacked--no one is stupid enough to post that stuff on their own.
So this appears to be character assassination.
Now, there are some people on this board who will say, "I don't care about weed, it's NBD." I am not one of those people. I think it's serious.
Tunsil has apparently copped to the video but says it was from years ago. I can say this: it wasn't from this afternoon. So if he did it, dumb move. Not pleased with it. But, uh, he wouldn't be the only one getting drafted today.
So what we have here is a character assassination. Mean-spirited and vengeful. Someone (we can guess it is his stepdad) is trying to hurt him on what should be a good night for him.
And I'm not cool with that at all. Tunsil may or may not have character issues, but this is wrong and I feel bad for him.
|1 hour 19 min ago||Nice little olive branch||
Nice little olive branch after the mini-feud with Kirby Smart, too. Georgia, which appears to be less awful than its peers down there, is a natural ally.
|3 hours 21 min ago||That's a +1 from me.||
That's a +1 from me.
|3 hours 23 min ago||I doubt anything comes of||
I doubt anything comes of this. Alabama is doing its own investigation and the NCAA (as has been their policy for pretty much everybody) will take it at face value. Bama won't let this get too deep, even if there is stuff to dig into.
The only thing that would really unravel the corruption I would believe exists in the SEC is a serious violation of Federal Law that brings legal investigation into the mix. You know, the same sort of thing that nailed Ed Martin and virtually every other major cheating scandal in recent years.
|6 hours 33 min ago||This is a Michigan fan blog.||
This is a Michigan fan blog. We have crazy people here.
And if I saw a picture with this level of detail I could pretty much identify any game from the early 90s onward. And I am not in any way alone.
|6 hours 36 min ago||The opponent is wearing white||
The opponent is wearing white pants, which eliminates the Miami games and the 1988 Indiana game, as well as the 1989 Wisconsin game.
Maryland did sometimes where red pants in the 80s, so it's possible that this can narrow down those options as well.
|6 hours 59 min ago||Do they also specify that the||
Do they also specify that the LED roof has been scrapped, or are you surmising?
|7 hours 4 min ago||I'm not much for "stuff," but||
I'm not much for "stuff," but I am a big fan of jerseys. My favorite Michigan object is unquestionably my game-worn dazzle maize script hockey jersey (originally property of freshman defenseman Tim Cook, still has his name and number on it) that I won in the jersey auction after the 03-04 season. Modeled here at the second game of the Michigan-Minnesota series at Mariucci this winter.
The dazzle maize jerseys with the script, both in the title years and the era that I am wearing here, are by far my favorites. Which is why I went to the expense of purchasing one, back when I had extra money.
|7 hours 16 min ago||This is a good point. Wasn't||
This is a good point. Wasn't this something that was rumored to be on the table already?
|7 hours 16 min ago||If they get their own||
If they get their own division, separate from 1-AA (which would give us 3 Division 1 subdivisions, not something I expect to happen) they can just go all-in for their own 16-team playoff.
And that would be a lot of fun.
|7 hours 18 min ago||As mentioned above, TCU and||
As mentioned above, TCU and Utah were both mid-majors in their glory years and were so successful that they received major conference bids. Louisville also had a lot of success while in Conference USA, though their move to the ACC was not a football-only marriage.
|7 hours 19 min ago||I would hope that if some||
I would hope that if some movement occurs to establish a "Power 5" division or some such that a few of the better non-P5 schools get a bump under whatever Notre Dame clause is produced. BYU, Boise, etc.
A Power 5 division might wind up having to be a Power 6 division, or a division in which existing conference affiliations are significantly restructured. We're already getting there in the B1G, and if the occasionally discussed (at least by us) 16-team league happens the B1G as we know it is basically already gone.
|7 hours 24 min ago||I'm definitely on board here.||
I'm definitely on board here. I mean, really, hearing that Idaho was dropping a division to play against teams like Montana and NDSU... it's not much different at all, is it? How much worse could it be for EMU to play Youngstown State instead of Bowling Green? They might as well all be in the same pool.
FWIW I don't mind Michigan playing one of these snacks a year, and I kind of like giving the smaller local schools a chance to come to Michigan Stadium. But let's call it what it is.
|7 hours 28 min ago||Ilitch got a lot of flak in||
Ilitch got a lot of flak in the early 00s for the fact that the Wings were great but that he seemed not to care about the Tigers.
He gave a press conference and said, basically, that critics had a point. And that he was going to do everything he could to make the Tigers a winner.
And that's exactly what he did. There's rarely a reason to be IMPRESSED with the actions of a team owner, but Ilitch's follow-through on a commitment that I thought was just a bluff was total.
They didn't win a title, but it's not for lack of trying. They made the World Series twice. They produced two different Cy Young Pitchers and two different MVP winners (of course, this makes the failure to win the Championship more painful). They were relevant, and in a time in my life where it is hard to stay in touch with friends and family due to distance, they were a personal touchstone to me and many other Michigan residents and ex-pats that we could enjoy and share together on a daily basis.
Ilitch made the Wings winners and he tried his hardest to make the Tigers as well. Those of us who are fans of those teams could not possibly ask for a better owner. We will miss him when he is gone.
|7 hours 31 min ago||I noticed the font on "arena"||
I noticed the font on "arena" right away, too. I like the puck, but the lettering... they'll have to do something.
|7 hours 35 min ago||Nobody would blame you for||
Nobody would blame you for that... if you didn't just make a comment that claimed knowledge of future roster prospects.
You spoke out of ignorance. A response of integrity would look something like, "Oh, wow, I don't follow prospect rankings, that's good to know. I guess I spoke too soon."
Instead you're trying to squirm out of it. Eat the crow you've plated for yourself.
|7 hours 49 min ago||My local Caesar's is doing||
My local Caesar's is doing just fine. I'm friends with the owner.
How, you ask? Well, we're both from Michigan (though he left many years ago), so we talk Tigers. And, uh, I get pizza there a lot.
He feeds me good intel (for example, the Deep Deep Dish is at least partially inspired by Jet's Pizza--he left Michigan without knowing what Jet's was, but that was the information that came to him. Makes sense). He tells me they are selling just fine.
By the way, nobody who looks down their nose at cheap pizza has kids at home. Guaranteed.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I strongly, strongly suspect||
I strongly, strongly suspect this is not aimed at stupidity at all, but at corruption. A team losing by one goal in injury time may pull a goalie forward, and a guy on the take for a two-goal loss could in that scenario deliberately score on his own goal to make the line. Obviously it would be career suicide, but this appears to remove the incentive for a free own goal.
A distant scenario, yes, but I don't mind them closing loopholes when they have so much corruption floating around already.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Perhaps. But in fairness I||
Perhaps. But in fairness I never watch halftime, since there's always football on somewhere else.
But negative-brain osmosis is a danger.
|2 days 5 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 6 hours ago||No one is going to list a||
No one is going to list a ticket this early who isn't hoping to make a big profit. Prices will surely drop closer to the game just because more people will decide not to go and try to recover some of their investment.
|2 days 6 hours ago||That's funny, I traveled to||
That's funny, I traveled to football games here in the States without tickets quite a bit. Of course, I usually bought one outside, but in any event I wasn't looking for trouble.
But nothing will stop you from trying to make people believe that they should blame Liverpool fans for their own deaths, so you keep throwing excrement at the wall in this thread and hoping it sticks.
And nothing you say is going to stop us from thinking that you have no credibility whatsoever.
Other than being a contrarian, you really have nothing to add here.
|2 days 6 hours ago||It's totally different, but||
It's totally different, but on message boards it is easier to be ignorant, hateful, and snarky than to actually read. Or so I gather from your comment. [Edit: And my comment here--re-reading this, I may object to what you said, but there's no call for me to flame you in this way. My apologies]
You have no idea what has happened in the area of fan support and behavior in English Soccer in the last 30 years. None whatsoever.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Congratulations, you've heard||
Congratulations, you've heard of other tragedies.
You might not think it was enough, but 14 people were convicted of manslaughter after Heysel and sentenced to prison terms. And the entirety of English Football was ejected from Europe for half a decade.
Doesn't bring back Heysel victims, but something WAS done.
It should be noted that among the memorial wreaths that were sent to Liverpool after Hillsborough, one of them came from Juventus. The team whose fans were killed at Heysel.
The last few sentences of your post are all the more nauseating. How are fans supposed to know what the capacity is and how full the stand is? How is someone at the back supposed to know that people are getting crushed in the front?
What is a 10-year-old supposed to do? You tell me.
You're probably just trolling here. Not sure what's interesting about trolling a Hillsborough thread, but whatever.
|2 days 7 hours ago||That was what English||
That was what English football was like back then. This was just all the awful coming together.
All stadiums had terrace sections, and people were just expected to pile in. It is horrifying to us now; it was what people expected every Saturday for decades there.
There are things we look back at now with horror at the danger involved. I look at race cars from the 60s and 70s and cringe at how vulnerable the drivers were (many died) compared to today. We look at fenced-in terraces and think it was a recipe for disaster.
But at the time it was normal. People may have worried about it a bit, but they accepted it as "part of the game."
I wonder if we'll look at big hits on crossing routes in football the same way in 10 or 20 years.
|3 days 4 hours ago||By dropping football I mean||
By dropping football I mean nuking the sport entirely.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Sadness. I think things||
I think things started rolling when Motte left. Connor would be expected to leave, but Compher-Motte could still produce goals in bunches together. Without him, Compher doesn't have anyone that can reliably finish his passes, and his stats would have plummeted.
We've been taunted by fans of other teams, asking why our team, with so many great players, couldn't perform better in the tournament. After all, it's not like our loss was a fluke; we were outplayed.
Unfortunately, I think they have a point. This was a fun team this season. But it could have been better.
I hate to say this, but perhaps Red made the wrong choice. Almost no way this coming season isn't a relative disaster.
|4 days 6 hours ago||He has no chance here. 2014||
He has no chance here. 2014 against Maryland? Grapentine offline? Hike's last stand?
He was fated to be a metaphor for the entire football program.
|1 week 1 day ago||Something I noticed that's||
Something I noticed that's interesting is that Mandel says that the ban that was passed was the ACC plan. The SEC plan, allegedly, was to allow camps within a home state and up to 50 miles from the state's border.
Still self-serving, of course, but that would have mitigated virtually all of the player backlash, since they would at least get shots with local schools.
So by rushing to oppose Harbaugh and neglecting to even read the legislation or, you know, listen to their own conference or school, the voters have made things far worse than it needed to be.
Also, an inescapable conclusion: one man's aggressive approach and wild success prompted impulsive decision-making and ghastly error. Harbaugh is in their heads. Big time.