you can't have one without the other without this one
|1 hour 35 min ago||uhhh||
I'm the OP that caught his flak for watching M&M. I mean, it's 7:30 am, I'm stuck with my 5th and 8th graders b/c school was (inexcusably) delayed 2 hours, what else am I going to put on the TV. CNN? Disney Channel? Australian Open? Today? Local Fox affiliate? Those are my realistic options. I went to M&M. So shoot me.
(And, for the record, I'm from Chicago orginally and grew up 5 minutes from NU's campus, so I have that in common w/ Greenie who was from NU and covered the Bulls and Bears for years; and, of my parents, aunts/uncles, siblings, and cousins, 11 of the 13 went to ND or SMC, so I completely have that in common w/ Golic. If I'm supposed to hate M&M, well, maybe I view them a little differently than someone else.)
I too try not to blast people here, but it was such an insulting sling at me, I couldn't resist. I actually winced when I hit "post," thinking I'd get blasted for blasting him. Oddly, I had some upvotes but no negs. Then, the mods removed the guy's posts, and changed the heirarchy of the other posts, so you completely couldn't tell the context of anything. Ahh, the Interwebs, thank you Mr. Gore.
|1 hour 47 min ago||Agree on the cuteness of the||
Agree on the cuteness of the females. Shame on you for suggesting they don't go to UM.
|7 hours 7 min ago||At first I thought you said||
At first I thought you said you put on SABAN wrap. Let that thought stew a few seconds.
|7 hours 6 min ago||Tina.<br><br>At least I think that was her name.||
|7 hours 9 min ago||I dunno about that logic.||
I dunno about that logic. The Romans had gladiators who, you know, literally KILLED each ither. They didnt continue that "sport" merely because "everybody murders." If its something that is too risky, you fial it back.
|15 hours 48 min ago||Joe Montana was awesome in||
Joe Montana was awesome in the one skit he did about the dork/simpleton roommate. That he would even DO that skit is amazing.
|15 hours 53 min ago||Yikes. Thats... about the||
Yikes. Thats... about the most aweful legal analysis ever. I dont even know where to start. But it ends with: No.
|18 hours 37 min ago||disagree||
I think you are trying to hype up the coach but kind of making it up. What is a "Nice Guy" supposed to do -- only offer uncommitted kids? Do you think ANY coach in Division I would be a "nice guy," if he got the job when Harbaugh did?
He has 2 weeks to find recruits. He's got no choice but to ask committed kids. If any coach takes umbrage with that, they shouldn't be in Division I coaching. Rather, it's probably like, hey Harbaugh likes my kid -- I better hang on to him!
Frankly, RichRod or Hoke had to do the same thing. If you want to spin this that we have some kind of bad mofo coach now, great, go ahead and think that. But basically, it means we have a coach with a pulse, nothing more.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Mods deleted a bunch of posts||
Mods deleted a bunch of posts by someone spewing negativity. It not only removed the posts but reordered the heirarchy of the remaining posts, so you cant tell something is missing.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Not to mention the "Curtains||
Not to mention the "Curtains of Death" behind the wicket, which will be drawn aside immediately prior to each kick to reveal the painful torture device that will be used on the kicker in case of a miss. ASU ain't got a thang on that.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Wow. I feel soooooooo||
Wow. I feel soooooooo ashamed now. Whats your recommendation, Mr Superior, should I just shoot myself this morning and save mankind from having to accept me for my massive number of flaws -- although I am certain you have no idea what that feels like -- or should I first solve world hunger to at least have made some kind of contribution to make up for my post, and then off myself?
|1 day 14 hours ago||One option is a great||
One option is a great university with a bright football future. One option is a great university. One option is a great university unless you play football in which case notsomuch goreadabookunlessyoudontwantto. And one is, uh, was a great football program that took a shot in the dark at some wannabe coach.
|1 day 14 hours ago||With our young team -- is a||
With our young team -- is a one and done tourney appearance preferred to an NIT bid? Just throwing it out. Certainly the dance is 1000X more exciting.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Is he a P QB or a DT QB.||
Is he a P QB or a DT QB. Brings Tajh Boyd to mind -- he was a Vol commit then Kiffikins took over and was told politely that he wouldnt fit in Lane's system. So he cut loose. I think thats totally legit way to go. Ended up fine for Boyd at Clemson, had a great career there. Plus he got out of the dumpster fire that was Tennessee.
|1 day 14 hours ago||No worse than a boy named "Leslie," Mr. Ford.||
No worse than a boy named "Leslie," Mr. Ford.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Chatman will be a good player||
Chatman will be a good player for us in 2-3 yrs. How we forget that the nirmal trajectory for bball playerd is to suck as a freshman and then get better. We've been spoiled with all this early success ofnour recruits.
|1 day 16 hours ago||That their relatively better||
That their relatively better success at putting a ball through a metal rim compared to other schools lets them forget about their gross academic inferiority.
|1 day 20 hours ago||really?||
Carying a football in front of 80,000 live fans, with millions watching on TV, apparently that does NOT induce anxiety.
But talking to a reporter -- sometimes a really HOT one, where are you Inez? -- causes so much anxiety he can't function?
Puh-lease. This is an act by Marshawn, that's it. Maybe the root of it is, he doesn't want to do it. But by now, it's just his shtick. He's a pampered, overpaid athlete, and he is sticking to his guns because he can, and because a $50K fine is like lunch money to him.
|1 day 22 hours ago||more than that||
How about this argument: Marshawn, you're getting paid MILLIONS of dollars in an ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. Your job ONLY exists because of viewers and fans. Tiddly Winks isn't a pro sport for a reason. The NFL requires its players and coaches to have media contact to, you know, grow your business, give your customers what they want, etc. A player refusing to talk to the media is like a McDonald's clerk offering you the hamburger but not the fries.
Now, one player not talking to the media, obv., the NFL empire rolls on uninterrupted. Heck, you could ever say, Marshawn is generating more media attention for the NFL by not talking to the media. (Wrap your head around that one.)
But it makes sense that the NFL can't have one Marshawn, b/c then, you'd have ten, and then a hundreds, and soon, players might refuse to talk to the media regularly, and your media partners get upset, it becomes a bargaining chip w/ both media and players union, etc.
Charles Barkley famously one said, totally incorrectly, that "I'm not a role model." Sorry Charlie, you are a role model, by agreeing to take millions of dollars in an entertainment industry like sports. You can't have one without the other. They don't play pro football with no fans and no TV coverage. (Well, in some European cities they do, but that's another matter.) Marshawn has to live by the same rule -- if you don't like it, don't go pro.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Isnt it a bit premature to||
Isnt it a bit premature to predict who will be drafted or not. Combines dictate all, it seems. If he impresses just one clown at a combine (eg Raiders), he gets drafted. Plus in later rounds, I suspect teams wont draft an RB (proving to be a commodity position in the NFL) knowing they can pick up a couple UFAs, which tends to proliferate the availability of UFA RBs.
|2 days 2 hours ago||eh||
The F4 are nobodies, the MCU won't be any better or worse if F4 never rejoin. Anything the F4 could do, they can have Inhumans do.
Spidey absolutely needs to go back, those movies are getting worse and worse... I mean who'd cast an English actor to play an American superhero? Geesh. (Looking at you too, FOX.) But really, the Spidey movies fail to do anything more than just churn, there's no interesting development of the characters or storylines like MCU is doing with SHIELD, Iron Man, etc., or giving us something entirely out of the box like GOTG.
It's fine and all to have Black Panther play the guy caught in the middle of the Civil War (if rumors are to be true), but would be more natural to have Spidey in that role. Besdies, how does an American government registration act apply to Prince T'Challa of Wakanda?
|2 days 3 hours ago||well now thems fighin words||
We part company here, because, I thought Jessica Alba was the only thing that made those first movies watchable. She'd make an OSU halftime band performance watchable (well..ok maybe not quite that). Its all a matter of taste right.
|2 days 3 hours ago||really||
Were couches burned? I thought not. Move on.
|2 days 17 hours ago||NOW I can get some sleeep.||
NOW I can get some sleeep.
|2 days 19 hours ago||???||
Do you realize how pathetic and random that is.
Shouldn't it be, oh, I dunno... "We declare war on Sparty and Buckyes." Just a thought.
And, it's not like we are winning this war. One Husker so far, zero Bruins yet. Is this Ukraine declaring on Russia?
Sorry, but we're trying to get high on the powers of our newfound coaching staff, but reality is that they haven't had the time or opportunity to flip, you know, really top-notch, local guys. Damage was done to the 2015 class. It's not like Harbaugh can point at 5-stars and bring them en masse, that's not how its going it seems.
Personally, I think he needs to show the goods to recruits over the next couple of years, on the field. And we have a solid, young team with which he can do that, so I think it'll all work out -- we just aren't going to suddenly be the Carroll/USC of the Midwest in terms of recruiting, er, I guess that might be Urbs/Buckeyes right now....
|3 days 3 hours ago||STOP OVERREACTING||
It's not like he was, you know, deflating footballs or something.
|3 days 20 hours ago||y u no haz beach pix when mz upton is there.||
y u no haz beach pix when mz upton is there.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I think we are all boosters.||
I think we are all boosters. But what kind of penalty would be appropriate. Maybe Bama just sends out messages to the fan base to lock it down, like UM has done in the past.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Uh, that would be "the||
Uh, that would be "the Gunners." Arsenal does not take "the" in front of it.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Izzo is in his basement cackling?||
Izzo is in his basement cackling?
|4 days 15 hours ago||no. snake oil suggests||
no. snake oil suggests falsities and deception. this is straight up. a better opportunity.
|5 days 14 hours ago||lifelong Cubs fan, just not||
lifelong Cubs fan, just not old enough to have seen him play. but he always struck me as a happy, nice guy. i dont have a single negative thought about him. a real humanitarian and just a positive presence. RIP. *sad face*
|6 days 3 hours ago||we have been here before||
Let's go over this again, Joegeo. It's not as easy as you might be imagining.
I had a post a few weeks ago, about which would fall fastest to the ground if jumping out of an aircraft (without parachute) -- an elephant or Fred Jackson? We're taught, everything falls at the same speed. Not quite right, in an atmosphere. The downward acceleration due to gravity is the same -- in a vacuum. But air resistance -- DRAG -- pushes against (upwards) on the object. The force of drag is a combination of its shape/surface and its mass. If two objects have identical shape and surface but different weights, then the force of drag is the same, and the lighter one declerates faster. Like, if you had a normal baseball and also a baseball filled with aerogel (super-light-weight interior, but identical exterior), and dropped both from a very high height, the heavier ball will hit first -- the lighter one will "float down" a bit. More technically, the heavier ball has a higher "terminal velocity" (where the force of drag UP is equal to the pull of gravity DOWN).
So, on a football, there are similar considerations -- the initial force of the throw, offset by the force of drag. Actually, I did a senior class Aero project on footballs, in the wind tunnel in the old UM AERO building on North Campus, measuring forces on them. (We took a Nerf football and stuck a servomotor up it from the backside, to create the spin, and attached the motor to a brace in the wind tunnel, and measured the forces of the air moving over the ball, then plugged the results into a PC running a BASIC software program we wrote to calculate the effect. That's 1986 for ya.) We learned the physics of the ball from watching the QB in practice before a game -- and, huh, who was that, in 1986? Yes, it was...JIM HARBAUGH. Not kidding. So, I bring you, the physics of a football, HARBAUGH'd. (What we noticed is, the angle of attack, or the 'attitude' of the ball -- its orientation with respect to the direction it was pointed -- seems constant during its flight; it rotated about at the same rate the path of its flight bent, keeping a constant AOA.)
So what are the factors?
1. The speed at which it leaves Tom's hand might be slightly different. He might grip a deflated football a little better, and better grip implies slightly more force on the ball. (Although grip could relate more to accuracy.) Also, the lighter ball is going to be slightly faster, because obv, pushing a lighter objecf gives you more acceleration than a heavier one. But the net weight difference is like a tiny fraction of an ounce.
2. The deflated balls potentially might have a slightly different drag coefficient than an inflated one, because the shapes might not be exactly identical. There is also an issue of whether the air's push against the ball, in flight, slightly changes the shape of the ball -- a deflated ball might have its "nose" pushed back a bit more, flattening it, tending to make it less aerodynamic and hence more draggy. So a deflated ball might have a slightly higher drag coefficient. But, this effect is probably de minimis or nonexistent at slow speeds.
3. Because the deflated ball is ever so slightly lighter, if it has basically the same or slightly more drag, it might slow down FASTER than the inflated ball. (More force pushing against it, on a lighter object, equals more decelleration.)
4. One more thing. A football sort of generates "lift" in flight, due to its spinning around its long axis -- like a curveball. The seams and laces, as the ball spins, creates movement of the air around it, tending to lift it. Again, if an inflated and deflated ball end up having identical shape, the lift is like the drag -- the same. But a slightly deflated ball, like mentioned in #2, might flatten out a tiny bit more, which I'd think would tend to decrease the lift. More lift = more time in flight, making it go farther. So the inflated ball might have a tiny advantage in terms of flight time. (OTOH, better grip on the ball might mean, slightly MORE spinning, which might INCREASE the lift.)
So, does #1 offset the effects of #2/#3? And what is the net effect of $4?
My guess is, the deflated ball will TEND to fly a LITTLE SHORTER than an inflated ball, given the physics of the drag and lift. If Tom's grip is better on the deflated ball, he might get better accuracy which is the tradeoff. But possibly, his better grip might let him put more speed or spin on it, in which case, #1 and #4 predominate (it leaves his hand with slightly more speed, and generates slightly more lift) and it goes slightly farther.
So, uh, airchair physics tells us, "softer ball MIGHT NOT travel as far or fast."
Sorry you asked? You've been HARBAUGH'd.
|6 days 18 hours ago||HWGA||
Here We Go Again...
Last time someone on this board posted, "Got a buddy who's inside organization X," Bagheera was saying, "My buddy in the Raiders organization says they are already negotiating with Harbaugh and hes coming to Oakland" -- despite that this was two weeks before the end of the regular season and thus would have been a massive violation of NFL no-tampering rules. (And no one violates NFL rules against tampering with things like coaches, football air pressure, etc.)
So pardon me when I say... I'm just going to pretend you didn't say that, and wait for the LOI.
|1 week 2 hours ago||listen to a philosopher||
As Jessie Pinkman once said: "Sometimes you need a criminal lawyer, and sometimes you need a CRIMINAL lawyer."
Paraphrased: There is cheating, and there is CHEATING.
Is deflating a football more like [A} offensive lineman holding a defender's jersey under his armpit, where it's hidden from the ref, or [B] using PEDs? Because [A] happens all the time, is part of the game, and when it's called its called. (I don't recall anyone saying Hannah or Montoya shouldn't be in the HOF because they were occasionally called for holding.) But [B] is generally viewed as an extreme form of cheating that is so out of bounds it'll keep you out of the hall of fame.
Seems deflating is like holding. We have QBs admitting it happens all the time. Morever, the NFL apparently lets teams "doctor" the balls to their QBs' liking -- scuffing the surfaces, applying weird oils, etc. -- so while this is a technical violation it's hardly outside the spirit of the rules.
Now, if a team tampered with the OTHER teams' balls so that THEIR QB would be disadvantaged, that's totally different. But making your QB feel better about the balls is entirely permitted, it's just that this one form is technically not permitted.
I'm not impressed.
|1 week 2 hours ago||EMPERICAL PROOF||
^^ THIS ^^
A few years ago, I remember reports that GIRLS as young as 9 were trying PEDs, because they thought it would make them look better. It was all trickle-down from boys using it in college, then HS, then junior high, for performance and to make themselves look more athletic and muscular. WOTS converted that into "it'll make girls look better too," and hence, girls started using it.
All of this came from pros using them, and teen and preteens thinking, well if it works for them.. So this is the very real concern.
But as far as the players go, if they want to use, then that's their choice, I have no problem. FRANKLY -- I put the PED use issues squarely on the shoulders of the players' unions. If the majority of players truly want PEDs out of their sport b/c it creates an unfair choice (use PEDs and suffer later, or, lose your job on the team now), then the unions should be fighting the PEDs left and right. The NFLPA and MLBPA and NBPA should require testing of their members that goes way, way beyond what owners want (who, frankly, should be indifferent, if not actually favoring PEDs). But unions don't seem to want to fight it all that aggressively. So stop thinking the players are hurt by the PEDs, because if that really was true, they'd be doing something about it collectively.
But the collective decisions by pro players to use PEDs has consequences beyond just themselves.
|1 week 1 day ago||hey umm...||
Soooo your point is... we're cookin' blue meth?
|1 week 1 day ago||COEDS IN BIKINIS AT THE GAME||
Not making that up. Go to a UCLA home game in September, and some of the coeds will have bikini tops on. The talent is serious out there.
Oh, and uh, there will be a football game to watch too, if you have spare time.
|1 week 2 days ago||culture of that part of PA||
I think a big part of this that is usually not mentioned enough is: The culture JoPa came from -- with Pittsburgh on the west edge, over to State College, south into West Virginia. This is "central" PA basically.
Central PA culture really hasn't changed since the 1950's, at least for people in their 40's or older. It's mostly Germanic and East European; very, very little influx of non-caucasians even today. Many older people in that party of the country have lived their WHOLE LIVES in the same towns, even same houses. Kids leave; then often come back. Rarely is there an influx of new communities or cultures.
So what you have is the Old Rules still in play, for pretty much anyone over 40 years old. Things are UNSPEAKABLE in that culture. Some's drug habit; some's cheating rampantly on his/her spouse; someone is gay. You just don't speak of it with other people, if the subject is in any way broached you roll your eyes or make a face and look away. The concept of an "intervention" is, like, so utterly foreign. So someone likes young boys? You avoid that person, but you don't speak of it.
JoPa absolutely came from that culture. If he's told of someone doing UNSPEAKABLE things, well, YOU DONT SPEAK OF THEM. Tell a boss, then ever raise it again, ever, and certainly not to the person with the problem, period. Act like you never heard about it. The thought of UNSPEAKABLE things was probably unable to sustain itself in his brain, it was probably so bizarre to him that he didn't even entertain thoughts about it, beyond a nanosecond.
I've seen this first hand, many times. I'm not sure it's still rooted with the younger (under-30) crowd there, which is all Instragram and what not with the rest of the world. But wow, it's a powerful antedote to anyone who dares try to mention something UNSPEAKABLE in an crowd of middle-aged people or older.
|1 week 2 days ago||only one explanation....||
Now the ENTIRE WORLD has been HARBAUGH'd.
|1 week 2 days ago||ugh||
Really... is this worthy of the blog? I thought I'd see something well-done -- not some low-rate, no-talent Iowan outright thieve Kevin Neeland's bit by mocking a program that, frankly, would beat the combined talent of Iowa and ISU. I doubt Iowa fans would find this funny. Really, I'm posting for the points, and let's all move on.
|1 week 2 days ago||Really poorly phrased title.||
Really poorly phrased title. Thought this was a news story of an attack on commits, or by commits. And its not like we are attacking UNL -- "shots" suggests a message or a score to settle. Neither is the case.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think they should||
I think they should investigate Cheatin' Bellichik right now for using a time machine after he retires to send himself messages to the present informing him of what plays Luck was running. Nothing else explains the beatdown, certainly not deflated balls.
|1 week 3 days ago||Has he really looked like an||
Has he really looked like an NBA player this year? He's very good but doesn't seem elite-great. Maybe the rest of the team drags down his potential (teams can collapse or focus on him more), and of course the NBA only drafts on Potential, but he seems like a Darius Morris-level player at best rught now. I dont want to sound selfish in saying he should come back another year but thats what Im thinking.
|1 week 4 days ago||I heard its gonna be Saul Goodman.||
I heard its gonna be Saul Goodman.
|1 week 4 days ago||everyone in Breaking Bad||
everyone in Breaking Bad always used flipphones. so there is that.
|1 week 4 days ago||To be fair.. the prior AD was||
To be fair.. the prior AD was far more active on email than the current AD.
|1 week 4 days ago||Mike Tomczak took some snaps||
Mike Tomczak took some snaps late in the Bears' blowout of the Patriots in SB XX. So technically you are SOOOOOO wrong.
|1 week 5 days ago||good! except ummm...||
SO...how would that change anything? Would your P5AA have done anything different? Did the B1G? Would a smaller group of more powerful schools have, what, kicked out PSU?
The point is, it's like NFL owners being asked to sanction another owner. "There but for the grace of God go I." "Hey, if I kick this guy in the balls today... next time, when I'm in his place... uhhh, ok, no ball-kicking. Slap that wrist." The NCAA has no power without its member institutions agreeing to go along with it, and your P5AA would be just the same thing.
|1 week 6 days ago||WE CAN HAZ ALL UR NICE RECRUITS???||
It feels weirdly... painful... to be back in the mix for good recruits. Reading this stuff in years past, like early Hoke era, made me feel guilty. I mean, following the decisions of 17 yr old kids, trying to project my team's future based on a bunch of high school kids, it's... not what this sport really was supposed to be about, originally. Well, Jimmies and Joes, I know I know.
So when the recruiting thing cooled off recently, I felt a bit of a respite -- didn't have to follow this closely. That was the silver lining when good recruits weren't in the mix.
Now... game is back on. And once again I feel guilty about it.
BTW, if we get Hogan -- he's not Heisman-worthy, he's nowhere close to Andrew Luck -- but he's competent and with the OL and RB we have, and hope modest value from the TE position, we should have a pretty decent O. The D should be better. I think we'd be a threat to MSU and OSU -- on paper not as good, but I can see us playing OSU for the East division lead that last weekend.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||AND HIM||
Walter and Skylar White, yo.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brian Griese. He was so||
Brian Griese. He was so putridly bad when he got to UM -- the first year he played, he could barely throw 5 yards past the LOS. He came a long, long way and was a testament to hard work. I felt great confidence in his leadership.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||wrong photo in your avatar||
You need to get a picture of Gus right after he walked out of Hector's bedroom in the old folks home... kind of a "Two Face" look he had going.
I only started binging on that show just after Xmas this year, and I'm already into the 5th season. Had no idea who Gus Fring was a month ago. Didn't know he was a UM fan either.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||???||
HOW can we have an APPRECIATION thread of any kind without GIFs of Kate Upton doing some kind of dancing or dougying or somethingorother???
Shame on us ALL.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||yabut||
That might be just to back up Ty Isaac or Drake Johnson.
Point is, RB position, we got options. A lot like when Jim was the QB in the mid 80s. I could see us throwing a wishbone look out there on 3d or 4th and short, lots of competence at the RB position.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||BULLISH||
I look at an OL that returns a ton of experience, didn't play all that bad in the second half of season, and will get coached better.
I look at a DL that has a lot of versatility, and will get coached better.
I look at a stable of RBs with three or four legit guys (adding Isaac this year) and that will get coached better.
I look at Special Teams that will actually be coached.
I look at a much better HC.
I look at an energized program which has been lacking. I think team chemistry is bound to improve.
I look at a healthy Jabrill. (Say that ten times, your smile gets bigger each time.)
QB Schmewbee. We basically played with a barely competent (or not even that) QB last year, who had awesome heart but just lacked, uh, you know. One of our QBs will be at least as sufficient, under the new coaching. We're not talking Heisman at the position, but, it'll be competent by year's end.
So I conclude...
THERE ARE NOT SIX TEAMS BETTER THAN US IN THE B1G. We're top 4 or 5 in the conference by end of the year.
WHO'S GOT IT BETTER THAN US?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||waaa?||
SKY IS NOT FALLING. Repeat: SKY IS NOT FALLING.
Last I checked, they only get 85 scholarships, like us. They can only get 25 new players a year, max (well, 28 if you backdate EE's...but I digress). It's not like there are only 25 good HS seniors in the country every year. And they can only play 11 guys at a time, like us. They will get their guys...and we have to get ours, and just do this thing. Them winning does NOT mean we cannot ever beat them.
I mean...did Alabama winning multiple titles decapitate the Auburn program?
In the 1980s, did Miami (YTM) winning titles neuter the FSU program? Or FLA program? Or did FSU winning titles neuter Miami (YTM) or FLA? Did FLA winning titles neuter Miami (YTM) or FSU?
Frankly, look at it this way. Ever wonder why, when you see a McDonald's on a road/highway, you'll find a Burger King pretty darn close? They gravitate to each other, it makes economic sense -- if that's where the buyers are, go to them. Kind of a similar concept here. If OSU is getting 25 great players a year and winning a lot, you can be damned sure you can find another 25 great players that will want to face off with them. Real competitors will seek them out, not run to another conference.
So take a deep breath, and STOP talking like a moron.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||real knows real||
Fact is: Meyer is a 'genius' at this football thing (which, I mean, he hasn't cured cancer or solved M-Theory, so let's not get too overboard). Given his track record at Utah, FLA, and tOSU, there isn't anyone's nearly as impressive.
Fact is: That team was ridiculously dominant by quietly doing everything well. I remember when they were recruiting Spence and Washington et al., the stories of him telling recruits that he wanted a dominant DL because that was the secret sauce. And there is the proof -- completely dismantled one of the two best offenses in the country. (TCU would have fared no better.)
In the end, I mean, it's college football. No reason to get despondent. And let's look forward, we're tooling up, it's gonna be Hulk v Hulkbuster in the coming years.
Besides, in the end, as I once said to an OSU fan on an airplane a few years ago: My UM degree will always be lightyears better than your OSU degree.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think what cost you the||
I think what cost you the game was the leg injury to the second best QB in the league.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Brian is DA MAN||
As Brian says, so say we all.
(That's a bit of a dated reference now. As is my avatar.)
I first stumbled onto MGoBlog late in the Carr Administration. Brian posted, on the Tuesday before the Game, that he had it on good authority that Carr would retire the following Monday. And that's exactly what transpired. Ever since then, I knew that Brian was Mr. Plugged In.
I'll give him a pass on the whole Rodriguez hire, I mean, c'mon, our AD was out sailing or something.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||waa???||
Like we need MORE exposure in PA?
If you want to get recruiting exposure, go play at Florida, Georgia, LSU, USC/UCLA, etc. There is more in it for us than those schools (read: none of them really think of MI as fertile recruiting grounds, other than USC perhaps -- isn't RoJo supposed to sign with them).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||this||
Just... bad Luck.
(sorry I couldnt resist.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||duh||
It was obvious he was hurt for the past month. I had no idea what the injury was, but he wasn't the same 'ol guy. And it wasn't the onset of age, I mean, the deterioration the last month was dramatic. I think that game was the only one I picked correctly this weekend (YET AGAIN), and for me, it was just clear Manning wasn't Manning so the Colts were kind of the obvious choice.
Does this suggest a violation of the NFL injury-reporting rules? I thought this stuff had to be disclosed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||who do you think you are -- jessie pinkman???||
who do you think you are -- jessie pinkman???
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"run like a girl. jump like a||
"run like a girl. jump like a girl. flip backwards over a 4-inch wide beam six feet in the air like a girl."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||try being a parent of a||
try being a parent of a gymnast. was at my daughter's meet today. a balance beam routine is 90 seconds of terror.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Oddly, I would be ok with||
Oddly, I would be ok with that. Dont prefer it, but I'd be like, "uhhh, alrighty then."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||CRYING||
I was a sophomore. We were defending B1G champs, and 13-4, playing IU who was also 13-4, last game of the season. At home. We were ranked in top 4 or 5, maybe higher. One game for B1G championship and the autobid. (Long before the B1G tourney.) Place was electric. We got to arena 45 minutes early, and just about everyone else did. You could cut the energy with a knife, before the game began. With 30 seconds before air, the announcer said, CBS would be cutting in its broadcast in 30 seconds. And the place just EXPLODED with noise, Brent and Dickie V couldn't hear themselves talk for the pregame, we were screaming so much.
And it was a rout. We won by 30. "Dallas, Dallas," we were all chanting as the game ended (site of the Final Four that year).
We rushed the court after the blowout. I know one player - Steve Stoyko - he lived in West Quad the prior season. But on the court, in the mash of students after the game, I touched only one player. ROY. Gave him a high five. OK, I'm 5 foot 8, it was high to me, probably about mid-chest for him. But he had a smile on his face ear to ear.
And right now, my tears and frown are just as grand.
Take care, Roy.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||A buddy adn I went to Thano's||
A buddy adn I went to Thano's for dinner one night, and Frieder was sitting at a table by himself for about an hour, eating dinner, lost in thought. Talked to no one but the waitress, everyone left him alone "Good luck next game, Coach," we waived as he left, and he kinda nodded at us.
Freider was one weird dude. Kinda in a good way, I guess, just... strange human being. Everyone's heard the "Bo Derek" story about him, right? It's said he went to scout some HS player, and another coach or scout and he were talking about some HS kid, and the other guy said, "If Bo Derek is a 10, he's an 11." And Freider goes, "Who does Bo Derek play for?" (I guess it's only funny if you know who Bo Derek was. You kids, go google-image "Bo Derek 10.") Plus the stories of how Freider was a card-counter, had been banned from Vegas. Don't know if that was true but that was always the rumor.
Good times, good times.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||and||
When Gary was a freshman, he told a bunch of us in West Quad, where he lived, that this high school senior was the best shooter he'd ever seen in his life. Hoped to get him to come to UM.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||srsly||
Or how about something someday for the players too -- like, "the Phil Knight Starting Quarterback of the Oregon Ducks"
Oops I think they already do that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thats right before Sherlock||
Thats right before Sherlock presses a button and climbs into a shiny, red-and-gold, rocket-powered exoskeleton, right.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That is well said. I think||
That is well said. I think his true character showed when he belittled Mike Hart for being "little," a running back who trucked his defense and the rest of the NCAA. What coach gets into it with the other team's RB?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||PatriotsSeahawksCowboysColtsB||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bagheera also had Harbaugh||
Bagheera also had Harbaugh going to the Raiders in a done deal. I wouldnt put a lot of stock in Bagheera.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||butbutbut||
If rumours on the Internets (invented by Al Gore) are to be believed, shouldn't the correct name of JH's position be "The Stephen Ross Head Coach"???
|3 weeks 22 min ago||better||
|3 weeks 25 min ago||If it's this Isis to which||
If it's this Isis to which you're referring -- the Egyptian goddess -- pretty clearly I'm with Isis too.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||to distract the enemy?||
to distract the enemy?
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||DC United fan. Hate that||
DC United fan. Hate that these big signings go to LA or NY. Not effing fair.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||NOT SO FAST||
Yeah, well, thou shalt not murder either, and I have it on good authority that everybody murders.
So, I shall continue coveting Mrs MGrowOld myself, too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||HOLD UP THAT PENCIL||
Just a second.... it's not that easy.
There is more to it than just the shape of the falling objects (the "properly posed FJ" would offer "less wind resistance" -- drag -- than an elephant). The "wind resistance" is a force, and a given amount of force has less effect on a heavy object than a light object (in other words, it takes more force to stop a heavier object). So if there are two falling objects of the exact same shape, the heavier object continues to fall faster (i.e. reach a higher terminal velocity) because the lighter object is disproportionately affected (slowed down) more by the same wind resistance.
Mental image: If you had a bowling ball the exact same shape as a hollow plastic ball, which reaches the ground first? If you drop them from 10 feet -- before the effects of wind resistance really kick in -- you'd probably see both reach at the same time. But if you drop them from 10,000 feet, the bowling ball is going to have a much larger terminal velocity because the wind resistance will be about the same (*) but the force it generates has much less effect on the much heavier bowling ball. The hollow plastic ball is going to tend to float down at a much lower terminal velocity. Which goes farther if you throw them, a baseball, or a hollow plastic ball exactly the same shape/size?
[* -- The amount of wind resistance also depends on the smoothness of the surface, so the wind resistance on a bowling ball is not necessarily exactly the same as the resistance on a similarly-shaped piece of plastic. But it should be darn close.]
I'm not saying the elephant will fall faster than Fred. Or vice versa. Fred will generate a much smaller wind resistance, but he is also a lot lighter. I would think they have about the same density (animal flesh, after all), but you'd have to do the math or conduct drop tests to figure out which would actually reach the ground first, if dropped from a sufficiently high height.
Don't as an MSE, ask an Aero. Geesh.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I misread this to say its||
I misread this to say its really good for your "rack." and i tried to picture Kate Upton doing that in a bikini. and i agree it would be real good.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||for those of us who took the 7 points -- that was killer!!!||
for those of us who took the 7 points -- that was killer!!!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||oddly, his ol college coach||
oddly, his ol college coach probably had the same reaction after his season ended this year, too.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||i thjnk he is there bc his||
i thjnk he is there bc his brother coaches the ravens. lets not get carried away.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||someone didnt turn on his||
someone didnt turn on his stupid filter today. or hasnt hit puberty yet.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Arizona -- Panthers will win||
Arizona -- Panthers will win but thats too many points to give against a good D.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What about the UAB kid. Can||
What about the UAB kid. Can image he is getting some attention too.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||waaa? i would think ncaa||
waaa? i would think ncaa rules prohibit contact w another team's player, without permission from stanford. this sounds like fantasyland.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||it befuddled mattison when we played it.||
it befuddled mattison when we played it.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I was in college and had my||
I was in college and had my HS girlfriend with me watching it. at her house, no one else was home. she thought flutie was real cute and was very pumped about the play. i was the immediate beneficiary. thanks, doug, for that one.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||i caught that too. i think||
i caught that too. i think jum was just listing guys who were michigan lifers. but excluding rr when mentuoning whi has helped build the foundation was a clear omission -- eg denard.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Funny the OP me tions his||
Funny the OP me tions his first game. My first UM game was Jim Harbaugh's first start as a sophomore -- UM beat Miami (YTM) 22-12, when Miami was led by Bernie Kosar and defending natl champs. I am also a bears fan, so was thrilled when our UM hero was drafted by Iron Mike. Jim has been a key part of my football fandom since literally the first game I was a UM fan. So this has come full circle for me. And it just seems ... natural and right. Meant to be. Way is should be.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||woukdnt that make him more||
woukdnt that make him more like mark davis? jerry and danny made their money -- and chose to blow it on nfl teams they have no idea how to run.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I cant decide if she's 18.||
I cant decide if she's 18. if she is... she'd be an upgrade for just about everyone on this forum. If she's not 18, then, You have no proof I ever said that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||toooo funny. better than||
toooo funny. better than STAEE bc obv this moron er I mean MSU alum simply cant spell. but also... why did he put the stupid sparty helmet head in BLUE? and plus, he simply looks like a complete dork.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||4th down? banish the||
4th down? banish the thought. JH wont even see a THIRD down all season.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Hate to say it, but||
Hate to say it, but Matta/Meyer aint bad. Thad is more of a salesman than an X's/O's guy, but he has consistently had very competitive teams. But I'd still take our guys. Duh.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Hate, hate, hate -- LOATHE ENTIRELY."||
"Hate, hate, hate -- LOATHE ENTIRELY."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I believe Bagheera probably WAS Mark Davis.||
I believe Bagheera probably WAS Mark Davis.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Would harbaugh have||
Would harbaugh have advertising opps to pad his income? A player's financials do not stop at the team's contract. Wonder if same is true for Jim.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I have sources that said his||
I have sources that said his family reported that Harbaugh called to gauge his interest in flipping from the Gunners to UM.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Kawakami had a similar quup||
Kawakami had a similar quup that was very good -- that UM fans are in more of a frenzy than "any NFL fan base or even several organized religions."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Next game at MSU: Each||
Next game at MSU: Each player should be given a stake just before taking the field. Plant them around the sidelines. After the game, JH doesn't apologize it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You didnt come here to play school, did you?||
You didnt come here to play school, did you?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I am wondering who will be||
I am wondering who will be there. Denard? Desmond and Charles? Certainly guys from the 80's -- like Jamie Morris? His OL? Lloyd Carr?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Guys... we won. Chillax.||
Guys... we won. Chillax. Continuing to be put off or feel slighted by what the NFL guys are saying? We shouldnt care. Besides, even if all this is true, maybe it was sticker shock that turned off the Shield. but who cares -- lets rise above this, move forward, celebrate, and leave the NFL stuff behind.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||uh, his wife is worth a||
uh, his wife is worth a billion, he literally could work for free.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||tru story. he was in my HS graduating class. carry on.||
tru story. he was in my HS graduating class. carry on.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Eff the orion. UM has grads||
Eff the orion. UM has grads working at SpaceX. Have Elon fly him here in the Dragon.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||my inside source says... and||
my inside source says... and sorry if already posted but i didnt see mention of it... that the University of Michigan has a football team. Its in the B1G conference which actually has 14 teams. Though you all might want to know that.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It is tampering. NFL rules||
It is tampering. NFL rules prohibit a team from allowing anither team to talk to its coach during the season. 9ers cant allow it. So its a complete lie that Oakland is talking to Jim this weekend -- unless it means after the game is over.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I have this image of UM||
I have this image of UM "officials" named Vitto and Lefty hanging around Jim in the background, then the moment the 9ers game is done, they quickly stand on his sides, grab him under the armpits, and relocate him to a "secure" location -- with no phones accessible to calls from Oakland or NY -- until its all signed and sealed. "Thanks youz guys but we gots this now."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||cc is full of himself. he||
cc is full of himself. he has no insider knowledge re UM. i fond him entertaining as a talking head but he is not a reporter if any kind. and his buddy marcellus wiley disagrees.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||add the news about dj durkin||
add the news about dj durkin rebuffing tamu for now. that by itself proves little, but is a corroborating datapoiint that makes alternative explanations -- that Jim is playing UM -- far less likely.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||better question -- how does||
better question -- how does UI make a bowl when we dont?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||no dude, that is just from a||
no dude, that is just from a old toaster set on "wicked dark" level.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||that is absurd. hust think||
that is absurd. hust think about it i e moment. he is throwing UM and all his buddies under the bus to improve on a $48M offer? like it would take this level of activity to get the Jets or Raiders to add a few more mill? He would never be welcome in AA again and I cant image he would allow that to happen. He would have told The AD he is staying in th nfl so that we would have mullen or miles by now, and jim wiuld just play the jets off of the raiders off of the phins etc.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||correct. itsjon gruden. that||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||wow. just imagine dday prep||
wow. just imagine dday prep in a twitterverse. and nazi hackers a la north korea. there's a good movie idea right there.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This radio interview was||
This radio interview was discussed a few days ago. Funny how we are just recycling "bits." But... hard to cone away from this discussion and not be totally convinced.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||maybe urbs will see it coming||
maybe urbs will see it coming and take the 49ers job. wouldnt that be delicious.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||wars have been waged over less than that.||
wars have been waged over less than that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||with the infinity gauntlet,||
with the infinity gauntlet, to vanquish our foes? no thanks, we have something more powerful -- BAUGH!!!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Dont let anyone tell you the||
Dont let anyone tell you the bishop is worth as much as a knight. At the end of the game, the knight is killer. Take a your-bishop-for-his/her-knight trade every time.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Totally trustworthy. Now||
Totally trustworthy. Now that is the kind of unassailable source that even military intelligence is based on.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||bizarre question. if||
bizarre question. if Harbaugh is not yet signed, can he contact a recruit as an NFL coach? "i am coming so why dont you think about joining me." he is not currently subject to NCAA, except perhaps as a "booster". i wiuld think this is a violatuon of some NCAA rule, unless he doesnt offer cream cheese w the bagel.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Google results say he is||
Google results say he is slated to enroll early at UCLA. If he were to switch, it would have to be a monumental, immediate event. Find it hard to believe.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Srsly you should have posted that. Thats a source, right.||
Srsly you should have posted that. Thats a source, right.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I will be spending rest of||
I will be spending rest of weekend in PSU country with Nittany Lion fans. They ways tease in a friendly, noncondescending manner. I expect a begrudging dismay at Harbaugh making their life more miserable, but they are all also Steeler fans and that undoubtedly will be their focus. Steeler fans are one if a kind -- they seem to hate both Tomlin and Roethlesberger. Go figure.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||when I pass strangers who||
when I pass strangers who have Sparty gsrb on, my invariable comment to them is: "michigan State,huh, its a good alternative if you cant get into a good school."
|5 weeks 57 min ago||To be clear -- Florida's HC,||
To be clear -- Florida's HC, Muschamp, is a defensive guru. So Durkin was never more than the #2 guy leading the D. Similar to whomever is OC under Rich Rod -- you are apprentice to the master. I am sure Durkin picked up a few things but you cant credit the Florida D to Durkin. So its not like we would be inhereting all the defensive braintrust from the Gators.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Explain how this is||
Explain how this is consistent with (1) the no-tampering rule and (2) SF's interests. You cant bc this is bull$h!t.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||whom do they have whom we||
whom do they have whom we would want? once a sparty, never worthy. DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND. and stick a stake in it. then dont effing apologize for it.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Vill Bellichek cannot be OC||
Vill Bellichek cannot be OC because his NFL strategy has always been: "Snap it to Tom Terrific and then whatever else." Unfortunately Tom used up his eligibility at UM.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Is no one paying attention?||
Is no one paying attention? We will finish about 5-13 in conference. No NIT. Maybe we play in that losers tournament but thats strictly a matter of economics. Sorry, but even in a down year in the conf, our last few games show we have a long, long road to go.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||So.. who are the dignitaries||
So.. who are the dignitaries who are at the U of I bball game halftime on Tues?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||doesnt it come down to one||
doesnt it come down to one question -- which supplier has more comfy khakis?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||are we all being trolled by||
are we all being trolled by one or two, uh, trollers -- just making stuff up day after day, like an evolving story. it makes no sense to me that someone who is really plugged into what would be a careful, orchestrated, confidential process -- posting regular updates to the punlic internets (invented by al gore). and yet no one in media is picking it up. it stinks of being a total ongoing fabrication.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Plus if UM is paying SF for||
Plus if UM is paying SF for the right to access and negotiate with Jim, there is that incentive too. $2.5M aint a huge amount to an NFL team but its not nothing.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I seriously dont understand||
I seriously dont understand this point. Whether Coughlin has 1 year or 100 years left on his K. if he decides to retire now, the job is open. What mgt thought was going to happen next yr is irrelevant. Furthermore, another losing season might change their mind (not that I think Coughlin would be fired if he wanted to come back).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You left off the actual Plan B... Jon Gruden.||
You left off the actual Plan B... Jon Gruden.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Our O line will be beast mode||
Our O line will be beast mode by 2016.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||opened his mouth. apparently||
opened his mouth.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Because a southern california||
Because a southern california bowl offered midwest teams to leave the snow for a week in winter. I dont they saw it as homerism. They saw it as, southern california for a week in the winter.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My one fear about this is ...||
My one fear about this is ... the NY Football Giants. What if Coughlin told management he is retiring? They have cash, a history of success, cashe, a QB (sometimes), marque name, glitz of NY -- its like the J.E.T.S. but way better in every way so totally unlike the J.E.T.S. That's the one possible team that I think would have a possible lure to outweigh our situation. And no one mentions them, which scares me even more.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think you underestimate the||
I think you underestimate the ongoing connections thru the UM network -- Charles Woodson and Steven Ross and random guys we dont know about -- that keeps the fire burning. Plus the decade if incompetence we've had to stoke those fires. I totally disagree it is like sticking aomething in a drawer. Its more like a centerpiece on your table.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||or Blockbuster||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Its not just that he played||
Its not just that he played here. He grew up here -- including in Bo's office. Its so funny to see a guy like Feldman talking about Jim's "respect" for the Davis family -- like they did anything special for him or have ever accompliahed anything for 30 years -- and not mention his feelings towards Bo. This is an extremely rare situation.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Mizzou game was unlike any||
Mizzou game was unlike any other. Gave up only 119 yds offense, and 42 points. Mizzou had a grand slam: KO return for TD, punt ret for TD, pick six, fumble ret for TD. None of those involved the D, of course.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||DUH. Harbaugh had a much||
DUH. Harbaugh had a much better college education than Pellini.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||McCaskeys too. Just not quite||
McCaskeys too. Just not quite the level of success there, since Papa Bear passed. And even then.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I dont see why marcellus||
I dont see why marcellus wiley has any incentive to make this up. he has a good gig showing up on various espn shows. he has no journalism role to go find news -- he is just a talking head there. i cant see any motive for him BSing about somethingnlike this -- no upside. he is just saying what he is being told. whether his sources are right is a whole other matter.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||which is EXACTLY what they||
which is EXACTLY what they think of US. odd creatures.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||is this how grade schoolers||
is this how grade schoolers pick fights these days? awwww youth is wasted on the wrong people.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||lie. NFL no-tampering rules||
lie. NFL no-tampering rules bar a team from talking to another team's coach during season, and bar a team from letting another team talk to its coach during the season. anyone saying the raiders are "offering" anything to Jim are just flat out lying. flat out lying.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"no one can be a 100%||
"no one can be a 100% complete dick." -- something inlearned this summer
|5 weeks 2 days ago||i dunno... when the news is||
i dunno... when the news is "michigan or the raiders" we arent exactly in good company
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Dude, Gruden is spelled with a "G" not "H."||
Dude, Gruden is spelled with a "G" not "H."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sorry, I can't seem to get my eyes past #1.||
I'm sorry, I can't seem to get my eyes past #1.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||WELCOME TO THE INTERNETS.||
WELCOME TO THE INTERNETS. ENJOY YOUR STAY.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A recruit is picking is for his own xmas present?||
A recruit is picking is for his own xmas present?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you arent sold after the||
If you arent sold after the parking lot or master of your domain episodes, or shrinkage, you are a lost cause.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As a lifelong Cubs fan, all I||
As a lifelong Cubs fan, all I can say is.. SO THERE ARE ACTUAL NONZERO ODDS OF THE CUBBIES WINNING 10X CONSECUTIVE WORLD SERIES??
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure he doesnt't talk like that.||
I'm pretty sure he doesnt't talk like that.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||politely disagree||
The meaning of "Little Brother" is actually debatable. Mike Hart was referring to their football program, and in that sense, it's "dead" (for now, but will be back). However, I think the phrase resonates well w/ UM people (and oppositely for Sparty) because it has a broader meaning.
MSU will always be Little Brother, as an institution. UM is the world-class, world-renouned, top-notch institution. Top law school, med school, b-school (er, Ross-school), engineering school, etc. MSU is...just another big school. A large chunkof MSU students wouldn't be able to get admitted to UM; I can't imagine anyone who gets admission to UM wouldn't also get admission to MSU.
Just about the primary reason Bucknuts and Sparty fans hate UM fans is b/c we are snobby. But of course we have a right to be, and we rub it in as much as we can. And that is why, to me, the phrase "Little Brother" perfectly encapsulates the relationship. Little brother now, little brother forever.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||i shouldnt have, but i did,||
i shouldnt have, but i did, click on that link (er, kink?), and now i am certain Western civilization is an abomination. Maybe ISIL is right. i dont know if i should be aroused or famished. sensory overload.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES -- commence.||
THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES -- commence.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||beecauuuuse on his snr day,||
beecauuuuse on his snr day, we will have won three consecutive Baugh Ten championships?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||that may have been scheduled||
that may have been scheduled a long time ago. if they are trying to keep the formal announcement to after NFL season, they wont say anything tomorrow
|5 weeks 2 days ago||because Harbaugh is already aboard.||
because Harbaugh is already aboard.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||yeah, its "simple" bc its only true for 6 more days.||
yeah, its "simple" bc its only true for 6 more days.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||i think it might ALREADY have happened.||
i think it might ALREADY have happened.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Hackett outmaneuvered the||
Hackett outmaneuvered the entire NFL. took advantage of NFL no-tampering rules to get Jim under contract before the raiders could even call him. done is done. I am at 100% now.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||the story a few weeks ago||
the story a few weeks ago about Jim bringing bday cakes to players in practice-- its not that surprising. he has been characterized as a "dork" in that regard. BUT OUR DORK.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||this was pretty convincing.||
this was pretty convincing. what jim is telling multiple fmr players. something went down last day or so. a LAW PROFESSOR saying: "if Harbaugh doesnt come, UM can sue him for breach of contract." NFL has backed off. $h!t is real.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Jim's sister lives in IN||
Jim's sister lives in IN where her hubby is in his last yr at Indiana... so there is that too. Must be harbaughing.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||OR...||
4) Urban Meyer, cackling with glee as he sits at his computer and trolls UM fans.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||yabutbutbut||
Ummm... isn't that whats FUN about SEARCHBITs??? Geez what do you think this is, iron-clad high-end journalism like ESPN practices???
I do have to say, whomever uses that plane -- Hawaii and Couer d'Alene all in a week or so, that's kinda nuts.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||NO NO NO NO||
No counting chickens.
Go about your NOT BAUGH business. Just one week to go. We've survived this long. I mean, I'm as all in as anyone -- Jim was the QB when I was on campus, my very first UM game was as a freshman and he beat defending national champions Miami by a score of 22-12 or something like that, Kosar had 6 picks. Jim went on to break an arm a couple weeks later, but of course he was our hero on campus for 3 years (notwithstanding stories of his personality) and THEN he was drafted by my Bears. So I've been a Jim fan literally from almost the beginning -- 30 years. JUST A WEEK TO GO, and I'm not celebrating yet. Nor should YOU.
And, effen $h!t, this post makes me feel real old.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||egads||
Did he tell you to get another team?
Because, isn't that what agents do -- "Hey I think its time to get you another team."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||DONT STOP STOP BELIEVING||
I don't buy it. Details sound convincing, but... don't lose the forest through the trees. I don't buy that some agent is immediately relaying all these secret negotiations to someone, who immediately posts them.
Unless he's in the NSA hacking a phone, I don't believe it.
If he is in the NSA hacking a phone, then I got a few other questions for him...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||oh snap!||
As a dad with teenagers now, kudos to you sir for the TSR gif. Disney's best sitcom to date.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||butbutbut||
wouldnt it hurt more if you punched him in the nuts or something?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||b1g head coaching fraternity||
b1g head coaching fraternity is the dreggs. we have only 1 coach in a 14 team conference -- ok, 13 with coaches at the moment -- whom any pac12 or sec team would consider an improvement. (well, kill would be in demand but for the medical situation.). wiscy panicked and nebraska is desperate and that kind of illogic is killing this conference.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Same happened in North Korea||
Same happened in North Korea today. Our cyberwarriors are finally showing up to battle.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||does cazzie still have||
does cazzie still have eligibility? he can wear his own uni. and we might have a chance to win.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||agreed. stop counting chickens.||
agreed. stop counting chickens.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||his season is not done. he||
his season is not done. he is not bobby petrino. he has to finish out his season.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||dude, our planet is at 7||
dude, our planet is at 7 billion stupid humans and counting. i think there ARE "so many of everyone else."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The McCaskeys are not merely||
The McCaskeys are not merely KNOWN to be tightwads and football ignorami. The ARE tightwads and football ignorami.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||but did you notice||
and its workimg
|5 weeks 3 days ago||like you would turn jessica alba away||
like you would turn jessica alba away
|5 weeks 3 days ago||in that case, how come you||
in that case, how come you didnt go to vegas and let it all roll on what you have forseen, and now have a billion dollars?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||there are literally like 28||
there are literally like 28 teams for whom Jim would be an upgrade.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||u r no entitled to BITES. only BITS.||
u r no entitled to BITES. only BITS.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||i dont believe they owe him||
i dont believe they owe him if he gets a new gig -- thats fairly typical in coach contracts I think. New salary offsets old salary.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||VIDEO PROOF OR GTFO||
VIDEO PROOF OR GTFO
|5 weeks 4 days ago||courts will never force||
courts will never force someone to work. the best an employer can get is enforcing a non-compete -- barring employee from working for a competitor (if a contract has sucha. clause). even then the non-compete has to be reasonable to time and place. if an employee has a binding contract and walks away, it could still be a breach and the emoyer would get whatever damages are provided in the contract or in the law. but i am not an employment lawyer, every state has laws about what an employer can get in those circumstances. my general sense is that the law lets people change jobs pretty easily. forced labor is not the american way.