help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
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- 1979 AC game: tripped up from VA when I was 9, sat in EZ where AC scored
- 1988 Illinois: clinched Rose Bowl, rushed field, almost got Hillsborough'd up against the brick wall
- 1989 MBB vs. UVa in Lexington to go to Final 4: Rice and Higgins both had 30 and we blew them out from start to finish. Mark Koenig (a walk on who was a worse player than many guys I played pick-up with at the IM and CCRB) got extensive minutes at the end.
- 1990 NCAA Hockey vs. Cornell: the "CYA" chant originated in December of that season and was a full-on staple of the Yost crowd by the time Cornell rolled in. They copied the chant during the series, took it back to Ithaca, then claimed they were the ones who started it. The true originators: Cameron Crazies, who've been doing it since the '80s when an opponent fouls out. We saw it when Eric Riley fouled out...my roommate used it that night at a home hockey game, and the rest is history.
- 1991 vs. ND: "The Catch"
- 1991 vs. OSU: "Helloooooo Heisman!"
- 1991 MBB vs. Duke: Fab 5 Introduces themselves to the world
- 1992 MBB vs. OSU in Lexington to go to Final 4
- 1995 vs. OSU: Keep talking, Terry Glenn
- 2010 at ND: Denard clowns ND, highlighted by "damefan1" eating his youtube words. To his credit, he never took the vids down.
- I actually like Martin's idea of students getting in free. Check IDs at the door. First come, first served. The downside of having to show up so early is offset by the upside of paying $0. The problem with GA seating at M stadium is that the size of the seats is for an ass the size of a grade schooler. When you don't give people an actual seat, they'll choose to sit comfortably (shock!) and 21,000 students won't fit into those 21,000 "seats." So the remedy there would be to have individual chair-back seats as opposed to boundaryless bleachers. Can't get 115K attendance? Add more rows to the top.
- As to branding, I'd be willing to bet Canham thought and maybe even talked about branding all the time, but I'd be willing to double down that he never referred to Michigan Athletics as such in public or the press.
- More about branding: the first step is to determine what you want the brand to mean in the hearts and minds of consumers. I think DB would even agree that means "tradition, honor, integrity, and excellence," or something along those lines. Once you make that determination, all marketing executions should communicate that to the consumer. In my opinion, most of what has been going on lately communicates quite the opposite.
- Clearly, intercollegiate athletics is a service-based product, and not a manufactured, tangible one. In service marketing, being consistently successful means giving consumers a "wow" experience; i.e., they get a lot more than they expect. By definition, that means you give a lot of the surplus value to the consumer and not try to put as much of that into your own coffers as possible.
- She has been on multiple covers of the hottest selling magazine of every year.
- She has also been on the cover of all the top fashion magazines.
- Thus, she is a supermodel.
- That she is a supermodel and isn't 6'2", 95 lbs. and nothing but skin and bones is an amazing feat.
- Her breasts are natural, unlike the Pam Andersons and Megan Foxes of the world.
- To know all this and not find her hot, I seriously question your judgment and sanity.
|1 day 9 hours ago||mea culpa||
"thus" should be "this"
|1 day 9 hours ago||First harmless post||
that will trigger multiple banhammers. And no, I'm not including the OP.
True, thus post added little value, but name calling and/or insulting responses (on any side of the argument) call out for expulsion.
|4 days 1 hour ago||I think that Mike just made the same mistake...||
...a lot of recruiting services do: base evaluation off one day, in the summer when motivation may be lacking by some, without pads, in a very non-football game simulation.
Best way to evaluate is to do it at actual games, in person, over the course of time.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Disagree||
I think you should be the one to GTFO.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Technically...||
...some would call it a service since there's nothing tangible you buy.
The most current, accurate description would be a service-based product, as opposed to a manufacturing-based product.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Oh, my, Seth.||
Condonlences, sir. May your dad rest in peace and may you find some. You are among a strange brotherhood here. To take your mind off, find some video of Nuss throwing 3 verts at 'Bama the last couple years and imagine that with Funch, Darboh, Chesson, et. al.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Also not imperial...||
...but Red's Rye PA is well thought of, and not just by me. :^)
|1 week 2 days ago||Anyone been to all these games?||
I was at neither the '69 or '97 Ohio games, but those would have to be the top two contenders for greatest games in Michigan Stadium.
I'm guessing it'd be hard to say which one was "better." Both must've been electric; '69 for its "shock the world" qualities and '97 for its achievement qualities. I don't think '71 rates quite with '97 b/c 'in '71 there was #1 vs. #2 Nebraska-Oklahoma. (The famous Johnny Rodgers punt return--why does there seem to be a huge punt return in all these games?)
I've alluded to the 1988 Miami game as my #1 and #last, but here is a list of great ones I've seen in person:
There's probably a lot I'm forgetting.
|1 week 3 days ago||The best and worst game:||
1988 vs. #1 "The U"
One week earlier, Mike Gillette provided our own horrific version of wide right, missing a 45+ yarder in South Bend by inches as time expired. ND won the game b/c a Hawaiian Hobbit masquerading as a leprechaun named Reggie Ho kicked 32 FGs.
The following week was the home opener, on September 17 (!), against the Fighting Jimmy Johnsons. Michigan dominated the game for the first 53 minutes, taking a 30 - 14 lead into the 4th quarter. When Miami got the ball with about 7 minutes left, the entire stadium (not just us in the student section) was singing "Goodbye."
53 minutes of the greatest in-person game of my life was subsequently followed by 7 minutes of dong punch, followed by a funeral procession walk home. Hoover street looked and sounded like the Hearing Impaired New York Marathon.
As an aside, later that season, the only blemish was a tie at Iowa when we put in Tracy Williams to go over the top for the winning TD (not Tony Boles, LeRoy Hoard, or Jarrod Bunch, or hell even Allen Jefferson). Williams pulled a Charles White, except the refs got it right. Iowa took over, ran out the clock, and secured the tie.
Michigan went on to win the Big Ten and the Rose Bowl and was, in my opinion, the best team in the country. Talk about being a few plays away from a national title. if Gillette makes the kick, we recover one onside kick against Miami (YTM), and Williams doesn't fumble...
Alas, this was the M.O. of Michigan Football under Bo Schembechler.
|1 week 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 4 days ago||Lavert Hill||
|1 week 4 days ago||Well...||
I think it's carefully worded. Hoke choosing Nuss was 100% his call, but I get the sense that firing Borges was 100% Brandon's call.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't know how you can post that...||
...with a user name that contains "Clear Eyes."
Not only is it biased, but you are twisting facts.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The Magnus Effect:||
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||So he can be with his||
So he can be with his personal Miss Michigan.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||"Chemistry" and "Leadership" are very abstract concepts||
It all comes down to psychology, and I believe that was Lloyd's greatest strength as a coach, and he had Greg Harden here to help.
To me, team chemistry is collective motivation. You can have team members mostly on the same page, or different factions with different priorities. And in the case of the same page, it can be a bad page, which is when you see teams implode.
Another thing is, whether he's a "leader" or not, you're best player(s) are going to be followed, not matter what anyone says. I don't care how talented a player is, if he's a cancer, he needs to get gone.
Leadership, to me, is the natural leaders of the team (the ones who most of the guys follow and look to in order to see how they're going to act) policing the locker room. The leaders have to do everything right--they have to be an extension of the coaching staff.
I have no idea about that team because I wasn't a part of it, but (and this is pure speculation) it could be that there was a "Rodriguez guys" vs. "Hoke guys" struggle within the squad, especially if the Hoke guys didn't respect the Rodriguez guys. And since most of the Hoke guys were highly rated recruits, while most of the Rodriguez guys weren't, that can make it even worse.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just "check one?"||
No "check all that apply?"
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Michigan is about free thinkers!||
Let the kid choose his own favorite team.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||A few things:||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm...||
Are you Dave's wife, son, or some other relative? Or are you Hunter Lochmann? Or some other AD employee who monitors social media?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||While I agree that there's a difference...||
...between playing an over front occasionally and having it as the base defense, I hope Brian doesn't mean to suggest that switching to an over front necessitates moving a strongside overhang/wide 9 LB to a MLB. That the coaches want to get him involved in more plays by positioning Ryan at MLB has nothing to do with scheme. Whether it's a 3-3-5, 5-2, 4-2-5, 4-3 over or under, moving a guy from an overhang/force defender to an inside linebacker is a philosophy switch.
We didn't switch to the over in order to get Ryan inside--he was going inside no matter what (given they didn't want opponents neutralizing him by going multiple width to his side). We switched to the over b/c we don't have a stud who can play in the C gap to the strong side and defeat doubles by behemoth OTs and quick, strong TEs. In the defense I ran, we called this end the "Stud" and that wasn't by default.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I see what you did there.||
I see what you did there.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||...are the days when anything goes....hoes ain't||
...are the days when anything goes.
...hoes ain't loyal.
...are the new leads: the Glengarry leads. To you, they're gold and you don't get them. Why? Because giving them to you is like throwing them away.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||To all of you who think and say "Kate Upton isn't that hot"||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||What the hell?||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Sigh||
Call the game to reflect the meaning of the words.
Charge: when an offensive player charges into a defensive player.
Block: when a defensive player blocks an offensive player from his natural path.
In other words, whoever initiates contact gets the foul. Forget the feet being set, forget the silly "crease" under the hoop, forget all the other nonsense. It's a pure judgment call on the officials on who intended to contact whom. Don't like it? TFB.
This also would mean (rightfully so) that offensive players who shot fake and then take an unnatural shooting trajectory to draw a foul on an airborne defender gets an offensive foul. Players are supposed to be entitled to land without contact unless the "landee" was there minding his own business in the first place.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No,||
because Indiana isn't on the schedule.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Mel Kiper disagrees with you...and everyone else||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||orly?||
In other accurate predictions from people with similar football knowledge, my 22-month old daughter has predicted that, when counting, five comes after three. (Somewhat supporting evidence came from King Arthur when he threw the Holy Hand Grenade, though he believed five came right after two, despite being warned it was "right out.")
Seriously, who gives a rat's ass what Angelique predicts Michigan's football record will be?