|3 days 16 hours ago||See those ad boards along the||
See those ad boards along the sidelines? That's how they do it. Frankly, I cannot believe that our own TV overlords haven't figured out that they can line the sidelines with ad's and cut to a commericial every time someone sneezes.
|6 days 10 hours ago||...We should all be more like||
...We should all be more like Denard.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Please little baby Jesus in a||
Please little baby Jesus in a tuxedo shirt say it ain't so....
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Eh...Nuss is kind of a||
Eh...Nuss is kind of a mulligan as far as I can tell. No one honestly thought Saban was crazy enough to hire Kiffin but it happened.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, I deal with||
Eh, I deal with check/debit/credit fraud on a daily basis. As long as his record was relatively clean then a plea is fine in this case.
At the same time he probably recieved a little bit of home cooking considering Burdick isn't the county prosecutor anymore.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He was still finishing up||
He was still finishing up requirements for his graduation from the University of Michigan at the time and was not enrolled at Central Michigan. According to Heeke, the Chippewas weren't aware of the incident until shortly before CMU's game against Syracuse.
-1 for reading comprehension.
Despite this Mt. P is a small town....the AD knew about this.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He was still finishing up||
|9 weeks 21 hours ago||did i miss something?||
where is this strife coming from that DB is not going to be the AD next year? Does he not have a contract thru something like 2017?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah but you then bury that||
Yeah but you then bury that tidbit under the stuff you posted last month. Would have worked better to put that up top and then link to the previously known info otherwise it looks like a re-hash of your previous thread.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What cha' gonna do with the||
What cha' gonna do with the big fatt butt? wiggle wiggle wiggle
|15 weeks 4 days ago||But what does Kim think? /s||
But what does Kim think?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||SOME insitution will enter in||
SOME insitution will enter in its place, that much is for certain no matter the outcome. If the NCAA would have seen the writing on the wall they would have started making these changes much sooner than now and continue to survive in a >75% capacity.
I don't believe that the majority of the criticisim that you've heard about the NCAA revolves around the complete abolishment of the NCAA rather the fact that the So. Illionois Syacmores can no longer have the same say as a $100+ million dollar "Power 5" schools (i.e. the playing field is already un-level, let's let the Rich be rich). Everyone realizes that you have to have a governing body to set playing standards even for your over-30 beer league softball team; it's not like your suddenly going to have 200+ scholarship players on a football team.
I fully believe that this argument will come down to going to Michigan and having your room+car+off campus housing+ similar perks of a large school for or going to CMU and only having your tuition + on campus housing paid for. In no way does this really change anything that isn't happening already; richer schools can give you more things/ even if you just ride the pine or you can go to a smaller school and hope you strike it rich by being a starter. It's the 70's all over again 'cept with more (legal) money.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||^ so full on win.||
^ so full on win. +1 to everyone in the thread.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Boisture ended up @ MSU and||
Boisture ended up @ MSU and had to retire due to chronic back issues IIRC.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||mt. p||
The Mt. P location has been open for a couple years (right next to Meijer) but they are doing a reno and adding a brew house to it.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Its the internet; pics or it||
Its the internet; pics or it didnt happen.
/no, I really do not want to see any unless she is the 2nd coming of Kate Upton. Continue to go about your business
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I know that but I still think||
I know that but I still think it was a unneeded aspect of the deal. Many in his camp have stated that in retrospect it wasn't as good of an idea IRL than it was on paper.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||i||
Looks to me like pieces of hardwood from the various courts they've played on. IIRC this years floor had that white design.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||1. After being there for this||
1. After being there for this long, the NBA wants 2 teams in LA and will never approve this.
2. Any sale agreement likely includes "will not move team" language considering it was well known that he wanted to move the Kings to Seattle further making it harder for him to do so in the future.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||This is why you dont always||
This is why you dont always chase that smokin' blonde (USC) to try and take home that you know is just going to cause you grief. Sometimes it's ok to go after the brunette or redhead who absolutely adores you and call it a night.
(BTW this is a general statement, sometimes I just don't understand the decisions kids make and within a year or two end up transferring which further hurts their chances at making the League)
|28 weeks 4 days ago||You do realize that an||
You do realize that an employer can make anything they want llegal right? If i'm not mistaken UPS drivers cannot have any alcohol in their system when they are out driving hence if they want to party they need to allot enough time to sober up even though it's not a crime unless your over .08 in most states. Legalizing it has nothing to do with it.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||You dont waste a 2nd round||
You dont waste a 2nd round pick on a player, that right now at this moment is the 3rd/4th string WR; Maybe a 4th rounder on someone like Allen Robinson but nothing any higher. At the very least the Lions could snag a veteran FA to fill that roll in someone gets hurt.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Late to the party and only||
Late to the party and only came here to say who the hell is making these decisions?
I do not understand having a "conference" tournament 10+ hours away from most schools in said conference and I really do not understand that the conferences marquee Bowl game features a cross country hike to California. #tradition I suppose. Fuck. This. Shit.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I think he meant that with||
I think he meant that with many of these recruits having offers from Miami (YTM), Florida, Fla. St., Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, etc. basically the pick of the litter of Southern schools you are going to have a hard time getting them up North not that it's impossible to get kids from down South.
I have no evidence to back this up but it seems that half the time a Northern school picks up a blue-chip type kid from the South he grew up in the North and only recently moved down South and/or has some other connection to the school.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Nope, still think these are||
Nope, still think these are one of the more "ugly" uniforms in football.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||New Balance /blue hair swag||
/blue hair swag
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Make it regulated via the||
Make it regulated via the already in-place accrediated Agent structure. Since he's proposed a defined max amount then break down the payments into yearly increments (i.e. 1st year 30% payback, 2nd year 25% 3rd 20%, 4th-15%, 5th-10%).
Last of all, make sure that a loan is written off if a player is out of the leauge in 5 years. This will help to ensure that their is a risk to extending a player money and to not just throw it around to anyone/everyone.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Well its the wrong side of||
Well its the wrong side of the ball...offensive wins games defense wins championships. Just look at Denver and all the coin they spent on the defensive side of the ball after their SB debacle.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||According to statements by||
According to statements by the NFL guys a lot of them swear by weed because it has no addictive properties such as found in pain pills and it allows them to reduce the pain of playing a collison sport.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||KY resident here. For what||
KY resident here.
For what its worth, i've gotten nods of agreement when I tell my coworkers that this team is in no way comparable to the Fab Five and will not be remembered as such down the line. As someone pointed out above, this team is 5 individuals who didn't decide to start playing anywhere near a team-centric level until tourney time.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Dude...4 posts down.||
Dude...4 posts down.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||...||
Is it just me or is this kid not worthy of at least a flyer of an offer? (by that i mean sometime in the near future and not February of nxt year) Based upon watching his MHSAA playoff performances it wouldn't be a terrible decision and frankly if it comes to pass you simply take the higher ranked kid and tell him he is your *guy*.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Oh how I love the irony when||
Oh how I love the irony when this conversation comes up.
Paying their dues such as attending MSU for 1 semester, dropping out and never finishing college like 9 out of 10 "friends" that attended MSU from my HS class (PS that is a true statistic)? Anyone that I've known who went to Michigan, graduated from Michigan; not one drop out or transfer.
Fire Up Chips, Go Blue and hopefully my portfolio does really well as I fully intend on sending them to Michigan, out of state tuition be damned.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||...I honestly thought this||
...I honestly thought this was going to be because dudes are all like "Honey, you need to put serious effort into filling our your bracket instead of just picking which mascot you like. I mean if Duke gets beat by Mercer, I'll go get my boys chopped off".
|34 weeks 6 days ago||The argument is probably||
The argument is probably similar to an intern. Intern's aren't "paid" (e.g. scholarship) per say ergo they are not employees even though they often spend more time working than "employees" do.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||^This. A thousand times this||
^This. A thousand times this comment.
|35 weeks 11 hours ago||I honestly would hate to be||
I honestly would hate to be your kid considering your continued condemnation of the kid in this and the previous thread.
How about you use that hate and do something constructive and I dont know? Fly a kit perhaps? There is nothing to see here.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Wrong on both accounts (I had||
Wrong on both accounts (I had no idea who this kid was before this thread) and considering you immediately went for the insult tactic I assume that you yourself are the one who doesn't have a lot of life-experiences to pull from.
I simply believe that condeming the kid, who just lost the biggest game of his life, for the relatively harmless act of flipping the bird is ridiculous. It's not like he went on a post game radio rant or pile-drived a security guard like one-time-recruit Jayru Campbell. Those are condemable offenses; the Hawaiian hello, not so much.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Jesus jumped up Jenny. Have||
Jesus jumped up Jenny. Have none of you ever "lost it" and immediately regretted it? I'm so happy that half the posters in this thread were able to control their emotions when they were 18 to the point of acting like royalty (e.g. stuffy and showing no emotion).
Please give us your parents phone numbers so we can verify this fact as i'm sure they may disagree with your own personal assessment of how you acted.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||According to Peter King when||
According to Peter King when he addressed this topic, 2pt plays would still be attempted from the 2 yard line.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||How many of those can be||
How many of those can be described as lateral moves though? I would wager that many of those transfers are D1-Powerhouse to CUSA/MAC even if the kid was a Top 50/100 player.
The OP's point stands that many coaches get off by saying "well I know your from Michigan and your Momma is sick (hence reason for transfer) but Michigan/MSU/CMU/WMU/EMU are out, but have fun at Oakland if you want." The one year sit out rule exists to keep coaches from poaching other teams best players so why the hell should the HC have so much say in where a kid can continue his career at?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Hasn't Braylon pretty much||
Hasn't Braylon pretty much been on 1yr show-me contracts and been cut from each place he's signed? I think at this point he's a person you call towards the end of the season when you need to fill a hole.
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||Nope, Kentucky opened a new||
Nope, Kentucky opened a new dorm for basketball kids 1-2 years ago. Had something like 10 foot ceilings, long beds so their leg's dont hang off and a personal chef.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Dont blame the players, it's||
Dont blame the players, it's the insitutions fault for being greedy. They have killed the golden goose with their relentless pursuit of bigger and bigger TV contracts.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I get what your saying, but||
I get what your saying, but please lets not say the answer to this problem is to simply charge it up. Fiscal responsibility is a lost skill for many and a huge factor in post-college quality of life. Keep in mind a lot of these kids will not end up in the pros.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Gallon||
I know the Lion's just signed Golden Tate but seriously do they not need more WR/slot WR's? Perfect guy to pick in the 3-5 range and he would be on a nice cheap rookie contract.
|37 weeks 21 hours ago||Ahh...excuse me? The NBA||
Ahh...excuse me? The NBA wants players to immediately help their ball clubs and not projects?
All the NBA does is draft on potential talent alone. How else do you explain Anthony Bennett being the #1 overall pick last year, you know the guy they wanted to send to the D-League because he was so bad or for that matter the majority of top #15 selections in the past 10 years? Fuck what about Darko?
Nik-honest to god skills, showed great improvment in all areas, potential is there
McGary-showed flashes but being sidelined will hurt his draft stock unless he comes back and has another monster March/April
GR3-(IMO) strictly a potential pick
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Still working on my end but||
Still working on my end but just in case.......
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Should be fixed now.||
Should be fixed now. Apologies.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Thats what she said.. /i'm||
Thats what she said..
/i'm sorry dont hate me, but it. was. rightl. there.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Me too. *internet high five*||
Me too. *internet high five*
|38 weeks 14 hours ago||He is a cap casualty, they||
He is a cap casualty, they didn't cut him for sucking it up on the field. If he wanted to take a nice paycut I'm sure the Eagles would welcome him back with open arms.
|38 weeks 16 hours ago||I see you Tacopants. I see||
I see you Tacopants. I see you.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||You want to get 100% student||
You want to get 100% student attendance?
Your welcome Dave.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||They actually mention in the||
They actually mention in the article that the font/numbers are "inspired" by the blade of a sword. I dont mind the overall theme (love the big logo) of the uniform but its dumbass details like the numbers with the hard-to-see-numbers-because-we-shoehorned-a-fancy-pants-idea that get me and say...no. Just no.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Concur that at the end of the||
Concur that at the end of the day only W's count but what about venue's such as Seattle's "celebrated" 12th man that can influence the game.
Right now M may have a A squad and doesn't need the help, but what about years when they only have a B squad and are sitting on the bubble. That little extra bump from the crowd may mean a free throw miss and can help the team make a tourney.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I smoked pot with Johnny||
I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins once.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||...all the more reason for||
...all the more reason for them to quit pissing the consumer off. I guess Domino's never taught DB that the customer is always right.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||...and yet there are numerous||
...and yet there are numerous examples of Stadiums/Venues firing hot dog/beer/chips/cotton candy vendors that put that extra bit of pizazz to their job which make them memorable. Instead it's just monotone voices hawking their wares, none distinguisable from the other.
I am not even 30 and I lament that my childhood experience is going to be so radically different than any future children I may have.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. You should have to||
Agreed. You should have to wait a minimum of 10-15 years before you can "reboot" a franchise. Just because you effed it up the 1st time around doesn't mean you get to call shenanigans and start over.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Man, am I really glad that my||
Man, am I really glad that my 11 week old puppy woke me up this morning, thus allowing me to enjoy this post and posbang everyone in it.
|40 weeks 13 hours ago||They are in the LP, as low as||
They are in the LP, as low as Mt. Pleasant/Shepherd at least.
Source: My own eyes from a buddy's trailcam aka not a friend of a friend but an honest to god friend.
|40 weeks 21 hours ago||Doubtful. Bunch of old||
Doubtful. Bunch of old dudes/gals sitting around trying to figure out whats hip and adding that Wi-Fi.
Even with the student survey I can see the AD trending towards more gimmick promotions rather than cutting time spent in line down or anything that makes the actual game experience better.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||You never need to "commit" or||
You never need to "commit" or sign a NLI. He can just "hold out" until he hits 18, sign his financial aid paperwork and bam he is on the MSU football team. Whatevea' mama says be damned.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||More than likely means that||
More than likely means that TWC will survive in some form for that small subset of people. I had Alltel a few years back when Verizion snatched them up but they "divested" a bunch of Michigan customers for this reason. Of course we ended up with a zombie of a company providing us service and locked into a contract. Fun.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Count me among those that||
Count me among those that hate it. Peter Kings MMQB site comes to mind and (at a glance) I have no fucking clue when an article is posted because its a 3 x forever grid of random articles with content constantly being pushed down the page.
I feel like grid formats with large headers are for drive-by browsing and not "power" users. I like my stories to be posted in a vertical chronological order so I can quickly see new content and decide if I want to read it or not.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||We dont take kindly to your||
We dont take kindly to your kind round' here now get out!
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Relax. Did you go to prom in||
Relax. Did you go to prom in a limo and/or rented limo?
I highly doubt him showing up in a limo on signing day is indicitive of his ego or team mentality. It's a special day for him and he just wants to look good showing up
|41 weeks 6 days ago||By happenstance I randomely||
By happenstance I randomely had NSD off a couple years ago and it was fun to just tune into ESPN U and follow all of the action and not just Michigan commits. Would I take the day off just for this day? Hell no, but for those that have a snowday from work then why not?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Good Lawd, if you looked up||
Good Lawd, if you looked up "defensive tackle" in the dictionary, this picture would be looking back at you. Huge head, thick neck and wide shoulders, and Brady sure looks bigger than 255lbs.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Now with pictures!||
Despite knowing better, for some reason I imagine the male-modeling world to be exactly like Zoolander.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||When Michigan, as the #1||
When Michigan, as the #1 flagship school, has to resort to wearing last years jerseys because the new model is shit and rips/tears at the slightest use. Yet Adidas refuses to fix the issue and rush order/prodcue another batch of jerseys in time for the current season then I think that speaks volumes about the company and their inability to react to the marketplace.
Maybe they should spend less time designing jerseys with sleeves/zubaz stripes on them and bit more on R&D.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Should be, you normally see||
Should be, you normally see the sand showing up towards the end of the season when they've spread all the salt and do not have the budget to buy more.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||2 inches of snow and RWD||
2 inches of snow and RWD should not result in any problems no matter your location (outside of Hawaii) as long as you are a decent to somewhat terrible driver. The only thing you have to do is not put it to the floor when you accelerate.
Having lived in KY for the past 3 years, I do tell my Northern friends/family that while we can still make fun of them the fact of the matter is that their roads, not to mention their road clearing abilities, are simply not built with snow and/or ice in mind.
I'm talking about 100 y/o Oak trees inches from the road on a corner marked 45MPH or raised road surfaces with no shoulders/guardrails which brings new meaning to keep it between the white lines. Every night on the news you hear at least 1 story about someone loosing control and dying, throw snow/ice into the mix and it's game over.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Just what point are you||
Just what point are you trying to make here? Because you are jumping all over the place.
Every poster has seemingly said, while its great for MM to make his decision based on how it relates to him, its great that his parents are also there looking out for him and looking at the things an 18yo doesn't look at (e.g. academics, life beyond ball).
|43 weeks 1 day ago||It may be a stretch but I||
It may be a stretch but I dont think it's all that far fetched. I mean business history is littered with the corpses of businesses who've crossed the wrong Richie Rich type. Hell Job's went all "nuclear" on Samsung just for shits and giggles. Seems plausible that if they would have drafted Burke, then he would have been the face of the franchise and Gores simply didnt like that idea very much.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I think all of our 3 Techs||
I think all of our 3 Techs are going to be going on an all pizza diet for the foreseeable future.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck Thomas and stay||
Good luck Thomas and stay away from the Wayside but feel free to frequent The Cabin or The Bird as much as you like.
|44 weeks 11 hours ago||1. Boy you must sure get||
1. Boy you must sure get things confused alot considering the size of the M and the last name is pretty much like mistaking something in 10 font for 64 (e.g. they are not even close to given that impression).
3. You do realize that this was a athletic department addition right and not an Adidas thing? Getting rid of Adidas wouldn't solve anything.
|44 weeks 16 hours ago||Its to be expected though||
Its to be expected though when these kids are commiting as frosh/soph/juniors.
Fact of the matter is that you simpy cannot expect these kids to stay committed for 2+ years unless its a coaches kid. I hate how recruiting has moved towards underclassman, it may just be the reason why I've stopped following it so closely.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Turkey a la king||
Turkey a la king FTW
/cherishs memory of how good it was, refuses to acknowledge what was in it
|44 weeks 5 days ago||This is my line of thinking||
This is my line of thinking too. No coach in their right mind will turn down a proven player but if X player gets a middle round grade as a junior and they know the competition is so fierce for playing time (see: Bama, Ala) and all it takes is for them to tweak a knee in spring ball and their done, then I can see why so many are declaring.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||If Mattison gets to play the:||
If Mattison gets to play the: Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed card then Nuss gets to say: Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy, and TJ Yeldon right? Hell, I'll even through in Dee Hart for ol' times sake even though he's just a special teams player right now.
C'mon Harris, stick around buddy!
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Chin up! Just keep spamming||
Chin up! Just keep spamming those things like Peggy who works at Captial One customer support and lives in the U, S, and A. You'll make it eventually little guy.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||You have to consider the||
You have to consider the context of the job and not a "normal" occupation.
As others have stated the HFC and OB1 have to get along and be on the same page. I dont imagine Stafford sitting in there asking him about his personal life like a GM may but more of listening to his ideas for the offense. If the candidate and the QB quickly start going through reads/progressions/uses for other players than as a GM I would say hot damn looks like we got ourselves a winner. If Whisenhunt was that turned off on the idea, than it looks like the Lions made a good choice.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0||
Uh....we hunt lots of things "up north" too. Your analogy sucks.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Since I know there are a few moto guys on here...||
Valentino Rossi? Oh, wait we're just talking about football players. My bad.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Said it before, say it again.||
Said it before, I'll say it again. I want to have his babies.
/not weird right? right?
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I just tried pos banging||
I just tried pos banging everyone but the board is so. slow. right now.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||The best part is...WKU is||
The best part is...WKU is going to make money on this hire. His contract was for something like 800k with a 1.2M buyout. Going 8-4 and 5th in your conference normally doesnt get you any bonus/escalators so that 800k figure should be about right for total compensation.
|46 weeks 14 hours ago||Colorado is a member||
Colorado is a member insitution of the NCAA (i.e. abides by their rules) ergo one cannot smoke weed and claim it's legal so they shouldnt get in trouble.
It's the same argument as being fired by your workplace for a postive test. Effectively a workplace can regulate your personal life by saying if you test postive for X, then bam your gone. Just because it's legal doesnt mean you get free reign to do it.
|46 weeks 14 hours ago||because Gruden has turned||
because Gruden has turned himself into the Tebow of coaches. Guy puts himself in front of every camera possible, grills a couple college QBs before the draft and bam; demigod status achieved.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly, I do believe what||
Honestly, I do believe what Speight is saying about Campbell (in that we have a chance). If Gorgeous Borges puts on a show next year with a bunch of OSU type gameplans then we at least stand a punchers chance of re-landing Campbell. However, if we go out and lay a couple more egg's against non-con's and MSU then you can bet your ass he is going to stay close to home.
|47 weeks 13 hours ago||The study doesnt say that||
The study doesnt say that simply playing on the WC is an indicator that your going to lose.
Just that WC teams have a better chance at playing at or near peak performance compared to a team that just flew 1500 miles.
Also, to counter your '47-'66 argument I would say that there is a good chance that many of those trips were made via train/bus and not chartered aircraft thus allowing your body to slowly get used to the change rather than an abrupt wake up in Michigan go to bed in Cali scenario.
(however, I do agree with your population assessment)
|47 weeks 13 hours ago||If we all (the||
If we all (the fans) understand that it's a defacto road game then why the hell are we going out there and watching the conference get it's ass handed to it every year?
It's not like A. we need the money (B1G Network) or B. need the exposure (B1G Network).
Instead we get the perception that the B1G is the blue haired member of the CFB world and that even our best team couldnt beat the worst _______ member.
|47 weeks 13 hours ago||My bad||
|47 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm confused, havent they||
I'm confused, havent they held the GLI @ Comerica for a couple of years now? Was it just because of the WC that they expected a bigger crowd to show up and moved the rink to the center of the field?
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I would blame that result on||
I would blame that result on your front office rather than Weeden. He had no business being picked in the 1st, just like Ponder.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I understand the point your||
I understand the point your trying to make but that is just asine statement. To be drafted high in the NFL you have at least had to be somewhat productive in college. Now, in the NBA sure, those idiots just look at a 7'3 guy and say he's the #1 pick despite the fact his knees are made out of sugar cubes.
That said, I'm still not sold on Bridgewater as a #1 pick purely based on the level of competition he's faced throughout his career. Top #10 player, sure, just maybe not #1 overall.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Correct. Someone find these||
Correct. Someone find these "scouts" takes from last years class and compare/contrast the "he could start from day one" comments to what actually transpired on the field this year.
I may still be in a Debbie Downer period but FML I'm tired about hearing how awesome X is (be it a recruit, underclassmen or upperclassmen) and then seeing them get blown up on the field.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Dont know if it was ever||
Dont know if it was ever confirmed, but it was reported on the tv/radio that he may have had a concussion which is why he sat out the 2nd half against PSU.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||^^This. Best trade the Lions||
^^This. Best trade the Lions will ever make.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||and I'm tired of Borges dumb||
and I'm tired of Borges dumb fucking logic that 2 play's ran at -8yds gain and 16yds gain equals a 8yrd avg. This is fucking football not fucking bingo, attempt to score a godamn touchdown on every single play or go home. Count me in as one of the people who thinks that the game has passed Michigans co-ordinators by, it possible to win with smashmouth football ala Stanford but not without embrassing "new age" concepts.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Your 2nd sentenance does not||
Your 2nd sentenance does not compute? Long signed a FA deal this offseason whose value was determined by his being one of the best tackles in the league. The fact that he benefited from the old pay scale is irrelevant.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||...and back in the day only 1||
...and back in the day only 1 B1G team could go to a Bowl so whats your point? In todays 24/7 news cycle your conference doesnt need to be good, it only needs to be perceived as much. The SEC has been crazy top heavy, yet whenever the talking heads get together they believe a 2-10 Kentucky team can easily beat any not-SEC opponent (yes, I know that is being too outlandish but it's close).
The B1G needs 3-4 good coaches/teams and cannot survive with just OSU being the top dog.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Lucky devils, I will be||
Lucky devils, I will be working late tonight trying to complete-as-much-as-i-can report for our regulator. Good/Bad news is that I only work 1 1/2 days next week, however 16 hours of that will be spent on the road (mostly in Ohio).
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Your place or mine? I heard||
Your place or mine? I heard something on the StarFleetWeb about Vulcan and an explosion?
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Judging from that sob story,||
Judging from that sob story, I take it your not a Lion's fan or you would have went full-Emo on us.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Funny, my Outlook calendar||
Funny, my Outlook calendar reminder popped up this morning reminding me to cancel. Guess we both had the same thought.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Blasphemy!!! Playoffs and||
Blasphemy!!! Playoffs and on-campus sites are the devil. Only outdated bowl commissions can effectively run this system and do so with the most utmost integrity.
/disregards the glowing reports from lower divison students/schools who say its the bee's knees
/also disregards the giant money maker that is March Madness which..you know has regional sites that are often within a hour's drive of the top schools.
/lights up pipe and re-adjusts monocal
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Theres a dick comment if I've||
Theres a dick comment if I've ever seen one.
All members of the team provide vital roles whether they are starters or on the scout team.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Dont matta' what Daddy says,||
Dont matta' what Daddy says, whatever Mama wants is whats going to happen.
In all seriousness, there is a long ways to go with his recruitment and anything can happen so take these statements with a grain of salt.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Whoa buddy. Just because he's||
Just because he's been coaching for a long time doesnt mean he should make a lot of $$.
As already stated elsewhere Borges track record has always seen his offenses start off hot, then decline over his tenure which eventually results in his ouster from the program. Not exactly conducive to garnering a premium salary.
Also, when you consider that he tagged along with Hoke then yes, people myself included, tend to believe Michigan overpaid.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||He's also a true frosh who||
He's also a true frosh who hasnt had time to learn the playbook and is also a large man. You cant tell me that all 240lbs of his roster weight is good weight considering he's been on campus for 6 months.
Lets give him a year in the weightroom and another go at the RB spot before we go all he-sucks-and-is-a-bust.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Going off your comment here and||
I have absolutely watched zero film of this kid, but if a prospect who has been groomed straight out of the womb to throw the pigskin can still be described as "raw" then yes....we need to focus on somebody/anybody else.
After watching the BBR championship game, I say go after Alex Malzone.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||This is going to date me and||
This is going to date me and I'm not even that old but damnit these kids have way cooler uniforms/helmets than we did back in highschool. Please note that I am 100% against messing with Michigans uni's but considering that there are a bazillion HS's across the country I am completely for having a non-traditional color scheme.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||I havent bothered to read||
I havent bothered to read this entire fucking thread but fuck the OP. When the Michigan football team goes to a Big 10 championship then you can ask this fucking question.
Until then, sit down and shut up. OSU has won 20+ in a row and MSU has been to two of these damn games in the past 3 years. You are acting exactly like the "fanbases" you so love to hate.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Thats the life of a star||
Thats the life of a star though.
Its very much in your interests to play everything by-the-book when your a media starlet. Hell, look at Johnny Football earlier this year. Nothing he was doing was atypical from a college-student standpoint but when your expected to know better than it becomes a story.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I'm glad that i'm not the||
I'm glad that i'm not the only one that has had this viewpoint. Reading through the rest of the thread, I tend to agree that he may be a better 6th man at this point in the year.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||They've had since spring ball||
They've had since spring ball to gel and it hasnt happened. Further, Borges had 2 weeks to gameplan for MSU and you saw the type of "strategy" he employed there right? The players are not the problem, the coaching is.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Leaders and Best||
Leaders and Best
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I dont think anyone is||
I dont think anyone is arguing that the kids aren't playing their asses off. It's the guy sitting up in the booth (starts with an A, last name rhymes with gorgeous) thats put everyone in a foul mood.
That said; we gonna lose and lose big.
|52 weeks 18 hours ago||Well, here is another former||
Well, here is another former wrestler who did not have a sky-high recruiting profile. Count me in.
|1 year 4 days ago||<inserts gif of Fielder doing||
<inserts gif of Fielder doing a belly flop and getting tagged out>
|1 year 1 week ago||Hate to pop your bubble but||
Hate to pop your bubble but someone in the AD is approving these designs. Its not like the Adidas designers have carte blanche to do whatever they want. Thats.What.Makes.It.Worse.
|1 year 1 week ago||Classic case of rapid||
Classic case of rapid over expansion leading to a loss of quality.
The BDubs in my hometown has really great service and *good* food (yes, i know it's all the same food but here it seems "fresher"). This restaurant is also a standalone building and has been open for over 10 years.
However, the Bdubs in my adopted hometown is fucking terrible. They moved into a strip mall location (which is a good high traffic area), terrible set up for the dining areas and the food is always cold. 3/4 of the time your original order comes out wrong, and when the re-make comes out its still cold.
|1 year 1 week ago||Ed Ogeron and his 5-1 record||
Ed Ogeron and his 5-1 record after firing Kiffi-kins says Hi!
A. A coach on the proverbial hot seat who has lost the players
B. Firing said coach, and bringing in/promoting a new guy who can reach said players
I will go with Option A, when you loose the players you get what we are watching on Saturdays.
We are not talking about "fire the entire Offensive staff", we are talking about 1 guy out of 5 or so position coaches who has taken what should have been a good OL group and turned it into a sieve.
|1 year 1 week ago||Vic Enwere is a 3 star||
Vic Enwere is a 3 star RB....Mike Hart was a 3 star RB......OMFG WE JUST OFFERED MIKE HART AGAIN. (insert picture of thoughtful raptor meme)
|1 year 1 week ago||...||
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm suprised you are the 1st||
I'm suprised you are the 1st one to mention this; what's the buyout?
Todd Graham bolted Pitt after 1 year for ASU after signing a multi year deal and Steve Alford bolted New Mexico for UCLA after agreeing to an extension and IIRC, holding a presser to announce he was staying.
Length of contracts dont mean jack shit now-a-days.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Geographic center Michigan;||
You and I have differing opinons of the meaning "Mid-Michigan".
|1 year 2 weeks ago||FYI it appears your link is||
FYI it appears your link is broken.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Didnt RR have some part of||
Didnt RR have some part of the creative control of Three and Out? Like "okaying" the final edit? IIRC at the time he felt he was being villified, when I felt the book helped his image in my eyes.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Your right, Michigan football||
Your right, Michigan football to me is not enjoyable to watch. At. All.
This is the 3rd time this year that I've left the room and walked out to the garage and tuned the game in on the radio and "busy" worked on some project.
On the plus side; Unlike our offense I accomplished something today in that I finished building a pair of "doll boxes" that my wifes dance studio will use in their upcoming production of "The Nutcracker".
|1 year 3 weeks ago||...that was my point. Not||
...that was my point. Not sure why you put parentheses around why as if to debate it.
Calipari has been so successfull (vacated or not) because he dispenses with the bullshit. I may not like the man, and being a Lexington resident I see my fair share of him but he calls a spade a spade.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||If true||
.....the pull of the Calipari is strong.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Been watching Big Ten||
Been watching Big Ten football all my life good sir but thanks for calling out my fandom. Guess I should switch to the SEC/ACC/American conference and know what random chants/traditions Southwest Bowling Yellow State does.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Your calling him out for||
Your calling him out for having a different opinon on the subject but dont you like have a different opinon on the subject?
Stick to things you know, like harping on your RR schtick 3 years later.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||...it would help if the OP||
...it would help if the OP explained what the hell he was ranting about ("obscene chant" being a very ambiguous term). Bush league Section 1 you know better.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||...distance isnt everything||
...distance isnt everything if your ball is 50 yards to the left/right of the fairway. Change the play calling to match what you can/cannot do and then you will succeed. Dileo and Gallon have shown a awesome ability to find holes in a defense so a dink/dunk strategy will work instead of run up the gut 1st/2nd down and pass on 3rd and 12.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I agree because any fracking||
I agree because any fracking time Michigan goes under center we fumble the snap. I'm sorry but thats on the coaches, when you have a patchwork line and more specifically a change at center stick with the one thing that works.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Congrats! I now think of you||
Congrats! I now think of you as this guy!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Count me as one who hates||
Count me as one who hates giant digital billboards. There is one located on M-20 outside of the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant and it lights up the sky(road) from miles away. I like to think of it as a giant bug zapper, drawing "moths" to the light (casino).
If that intersection wasnt dangerous enough, the brightness of the sign/frequent changes of the ad's when combined with rain/sleet/snow makes it impossible to see if the road is clear ahead.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Technically they self||
Technically they self imposed a bowl ban for the past 2 years; at least 1 of which they would have played in the ACC championship game and were bowl eligible.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm not entirely conveninced||
I'm not entirely conveninced we can beat Indiana so it looks like I'll be picking up a case of beer to get me through Saturdays game. If we cant win, at least I can drown my sorrow and believe its all just a bad dream......
|1 year 5 weeks ago||...you seem to have missed||
...you seem to have missed the point. Many are advocating that instead of promoting silly "wear pink campaigns to increase awareness" that the focus can shift to having people and corporations donate directly to the cause to fund the search for a cure. The NFL has spent millions on promotion and buying pink towels that get used for 3 games, what if they gave those millions to the Mayo Clinc? Cleveland Clinic? Harvard? Johns Hopkins? Something that would create a tangible value, instead of awareness campaigns of a disease that many people are very much aware and informed about.
That said, I'm sorry to hear about your wife and I hope that she continues to get treatment and pulls through this.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Borges is the OC by||
Borges is the OC by definition he is in charge of the offense and it's up to him to adjust as necessary. What we've seen from him this year is the same ol' crap. If your OL is playing like shit then you need to adjust your play calling to suit what you can and cannot do.
I'm way to lazy to chart this but I would be interested to see where DG's picks have come from (short/intermediate/long routes) as I believe the majority of DG's picks have come from arm punts 20-30 yards downfield. He has the accuracy and strength needed to make short throws and if you have to just roll the pocket out which gives him the added option of taking off if needed and takes some of the stress of the O-Line.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||In short; Yes Your just mad||
In short; Yes
Your just mad from Saturday
No, I'm not. He refuses to adapt to personnel and/or make in game changes and we've seen this behavior for the past 3 seasons. There is something to be said about sticking to your game plan/staying true to who you are, but flat out refusing to change a gollram' thing about it is asine.
Even if he pulls a win out against OSU I still say he should be gone. When us simpletons can call the play before the snap then I can only imagine what types of things actual Coaches pick up on.
There is no reason him and DG should not be 100% on the same page since he is his position coach. I can chalk up some of DG's problems to his lack of game experience at QB but seriously the regression of DG and Denard has been amazing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Short passes. Short passes.||
Short passes. Short passes. Short passes. Short passes. DG get's into trouble because he arm-punts the fucking ball into 2 or 3 deep coverage all the damn time. It's a travesty that Drew Dileo has been this under utilized when he has shown the ability to be exactly what this teams needs (find a hole in the D and sit in it).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||If he cant go, then Michigan||
If he cant go, then Michigan can still honor (which they said they would) his scholarship and he would simply be given a medical scholarship meaning he could never suit up for the team but at least would enjoy the perks of a full ride.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Actually, a head coach is||
Actually, a head coach is brought in to win games. He outsources the rule keeping to the guys in Compliance.
Its no different than a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. They dont know the in's and outs of compliance, they do what they have to do to make money (e.g. win games) and then ask Compliance to figure out a way to make their methods legal.
The whole $500 loan to Ha-Ha though was just asine as never has it been legal to lend a player money.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||delete||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I think the point he is||
I think the point he is trying to make is being a season ticket holder and/or purchasing your tickets through an "official" source. Anybody can scalp cheap tickets to a game the day before but if you want to take your family to see X opponet, you kind of want tickets in hand before you tell them they get to go to a game.
I mean hell, until I came along and told my Dad that we could use StubHub/eBay to our advantage he would have blindly continued paying $85/game to watch M beat up on a tomato can at the Big House.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Having witnessed the||
Having witnessed the asswhoopin' in Dallas first hand, I could not agree with you more. The whole trip left me jaded to any neutral site games outside of a bowl/conference championship game....the atmosphere was just stale, no electricty to it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Are they repleat with||
Are they repleat with nicknames on the back too?
I'm desperately awaiting to see the return of HE-HATE-ME.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Guess I'm the only one to||
Guess I'm the only one to realize what this really is;
A way to "sneak" ad's into the Michigan stadium experience.
/Duck and cover
/obvious s was obvious
|1 year 7 weeks ago||7 Championships in 8 years or||
7 Championships in 8 years or whatever the hell it's up to now-a-days and the perception that any team in the SEC is Gods gift to footbaw'.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I dont think anybody's||
I dont think anybody's tolerance for corruption is rising (most fans want the game to be cleaned up), everyone is just resigned to the fact that the NCAA does not give 2 fucks and instead of penalizing a big school that gets caught redhanded they will just go find poor bumfuck East West Northsouth State and level the banhammer on them for the most minor of infractions.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Based on your proclamations||
Based on your proclamations it sounds like your one of those guys who says "newest thing" is way better than "older thing" and your stupid if you dont think like I do.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I continue to be sad for||
I continue to be sad for Denard. He totally did not want to go to JAX and well....if you've seen them play this year you would understand.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||For crying out loud he is 30||
For crying out loud he is 30 years old! Doing a simple across the board split means he would be making 30.5 million when he is 40 years old which is way to damn much.
I remember reading a story where it was statistically proven that baseball players have the highest likelyhood of juicing (e.g. playing hard everyday) their numbers in a contract year and then coasting along once they get paid. I mean just look at the contracts given to guys like Votto, A-Rod, Hamilton, and of course Pujols....not worth it at all.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Big Will wanted to play D||
Big Will wanted to play D (intially). Cass Tech has a history of large, tall humans who think they belong on the other side of the ball despite probably being better suited for the OL.
RR started him off on the D side of the ball but it was pretty apparent that he would never learn to keep low (so say the practice rumors) and eventually moved him to guard and flipped Q. Wash over to D. Once Hoke got here he moved him back to D b/c of our non-existent DL depth where he became serviceable but ended up being drafted as a OL.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Well John the manager from||
Well John the manager from the Frankfort (50 minutes east of you) B-Dubs is a Michigan fan/transplant who recently moved back to Louisville to manage one of the 2 stores there (sorry dont know which one, but you got a 50/50 chance).
He always made sure the game was on at least one of the bigger TVs if the wife and I stopped in.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Third trip to Michigan in a month....||
This weekend is the last of the 3 weddings we've had ever other week since Labor Day.
Collectively we've spent 2 days (48 hours) driving and roughly 3000 miles on the road, the majority of that, yup you guessed it, in fucking Ohio.
C'mon! Just elope people!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||POLITICS!!! Ban him!||
POLITICS!!! Ban him!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Relax, he was just laying in||
Relax, he was just laying in the weeds........
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It's like a giant Unicorn||
It's like a giant Unicorn symbol went up and all the WLA have united.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||...Its not like the||
...Its not like the moderation system is a cure all. I mean a lot of the people that have strong opinons round these parts (some of them no longer with us...*pour a lil out*) had strong karma values and as such had all of their posts viewed by everyone. The moderation button was only good to keep the spammers/obvious troll accounts under control.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Brian and ChiTown have a long||
Brian and ChiTown have a long history together and basically this was the straw that broke the camels back.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I've been a member of various||
I've been a member of various forums/chatrooms since I was 12 and I can tell you that you can clearly differeniate between banhammer offenses and simply removing a post.
The type of policy Dear Leader is advocating is that if he thinks a post goes to far then boom banhammer leveled. I've seen many a forum die because the Admin got way too power hungry.
Dear Leaders refusual to admit that he is part of the problem is another thing that is rubbing people the wrong way, especially after the Picture Pages treatment Dat Bull got. Simple way to solve all of this; lock Coach Browns threads, the content still gets posted and the kid still gets exposure.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yeah, I'm going to have to||
Yeah, I'm going to have to say that what MGoBrewMom said is not harmful in anyway shape or form. I mean good lord, in Monday's recruiting post i(bottom of page) Ace says "I can't even bring myself to tag '2016 recruiting' yet and here goes a 2017 commit to LSU."
I view both of these comments in the same context; that recruiting is streching so far out that kids that are being recruited are less young adults (juniors/seniors) and more..well kids. End of story, not comparing a boy to a girl simply saying these kids are starting to look more and more like the ones still playing hide and seek on the playground.
Brian, if you feel so strongly that its the right of the blog to cover these kids (despite being a part of the problem) and implementing such a draconian and arbitrarly enforced policy then I suggest turning comments off for those posts and/or locking the treads when posted if thats not possible.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I think this situation can||
I think this situation can best be summed up as "some people are forgetting what it was like to be in college; party, class, hook up with girls(or guys), repeat 3 more times, graduate. Those are your priorities in school. Yes, you may have went to every game back in the '60/'70/'80/'90's but a hell of a lot of those games were not even televised so in order to see them you had to go. Not everyone puts Sports on a pedestal like we do here on this site, the majority view a game as a social function.
I think the AD got it right by shrinking the size of the Student Section for football when students revolted and didnt buy the tickets alloted to them in response to the GA guidelines but badly miscalculated for Bball (the policy reeks like an attempt to cover their asses). This despite the fact they tried to reinvent the wheel with these policies in the 1st place, its not like the B1G doesnt have any other stadiums that seat over 100k or anything or a successful bball program up the road which has the type of student section they are trying to replicate.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Ace, I know you've stated||
I know you've stated that instead of doing two (recruting roundup and Friday Night Lights) separate posts that you are going to combine them into your regular recruiting segments but can you try to keep the formatting similar to differentiate the content?
>True recruiting (e.g. uncommitted kids) content such as JuJu Smith's update
>Prep Roundup (e.g. commits)
>Misc. stuff such as the 2017 kid and other "quick hitter" items.
Small gripe as its not like I would have missed the update on JuJu but when I think of the recruiting posts I tend to think most people are looking for updates on current targets first and then want to digest information on commits.
Just a thought.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||^ I'm with this guy.||
^ I'm with this guy.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I cut kids a lot of slack||
I cut kids a lot of slack because college is supposed to be the time to get drunk and make bad decisions. That said some of the stunts he's pulled piss me off; bitching out at the Manning Passing Academy when a bunch of Highschoolers showed up to be coached by him and the autograph stuff where he's on tape saying "no more unless I get paid" just scream about his maturity level.
....but what do I know? He's gone after this year and will get a nice NFL contract along with some huge endorsement deals so he's doing something right.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Here..I picked this up for you.||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Maybe he is speaking of the||
Maybe he is speaking of the before time when only the only game televised was on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Well...Duh. (still hoarse||
(still hoarse from Saturday night)
|1 year 11 weeks ago||......um.......ok. When||
......um.......ok. When people say "competive" they mean I hope they are good but still get the shit kicked out of them by [insert favorite team here].
A strong B1G means the conference is thought of, nationally, as being a powerhouse which equates to better recruiting, which leads to more primetime games, which leads to more championships etc. etc.
The SEC is not that tough of a conference. They are just aubsurdly top heavy with 'Bama, LSU, Florida and Georgia however, their crappy schools are just as bad or worse as any other conferences (e.g. Kentucky getting beat 2 years in a row by a directional school).
Perception in college athletics is huge as it gets you votes in the media polls and the selection committees. Last year in BBall the B1G teams beat the snot of each other which equated to most having crappy conference records but because the conference was perceived to be tough many of those schools made it to the Dance. So again, a strong B1G is good for everyone. If your conference sucks then you end up like the Big East/American Conference where no one takes your champion seriously.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||May I present to you the #1||
May I present to you the #1 WR for the 2015 class; George Campbell
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I am to lazy to Google this||
I am to lazy to Google this right now but a major publication has dispelled the notion that licensing (e.g. jersey sales) really bring that much money into a U.
Alternate uniforms are only good for one purpose; marketing. Except for that little fact that Michigan has one of the most iconic uniforms in sports. Show a picture of pinstripes on a baseball unifrom; New York Yankees, a Star on a helmet; Dallas Cowboys, Winged helmet; Michigan Wolverines.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||You must be a Ginger kind of||
You must be a Ginger kind of guy arent you? (seriously wonders how the joke is offensive)
|1 year 11 weeks ago||No, they dont even allow the||
No, they dont even allow the women to bring in purses anymore. I believe a diaper bag may qualify but that would neccesiate finding/having a child with you.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I still believe a better, as||
I still believe a better, as well as being cleaner (e.g. no number switching for 1 year) way to honor these former players would have simply been to create the Legends patch and sew that onto the deserving player.
In theory the whole jersey thing sounded cool when it was announced but the logistics of it just make it impossible to implement effectively besides the fact Ol' 98 is/was a player who can never be replicated.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||TL:DR Instead I go to MLive||
Instead I go to MLive and get all my information, then I go over to Mgoblog, source of all things M related and post a topic which since I trolled around MLive for a bit has already been posted and discussed.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The best advice I got was||
The best advice I got was that in college it was possible to fall in love, based purely on looks alone, with a girl/guy everyday of your career and never repeat unless you wanted to.
Granted, that advice could hold true in your post college life but well, the playing field is usually not quite as stacked as it was in college.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Was this before or after||
Was this before or after Hogwarts?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||TL:DR 1. Just link it for||
1. Just link it for discussion
2. Totally jacked the entire article which is a no-no.
3. Fuck Ohio
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Trust me; to KY fans he is a||
Trust me; to KY fans he is a demi-god and can do no wrong.
I keep trying to tell them, just wait 5-10 years and something will come out that wipes away all those wins and taints your most recent championship. Yet they give me shit about the Fab Five.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||While we're at it, lets||
While we're at it, lets remove "Wilson" from the footballs because advertising, also I'll take my Coke in a red Solo cup, err wait a second just a dark cola drink in a red cup. Also, better make sure we stop those pesky planes from flying overhead in Big House air space. Hell, better make sure we cover up the John Deere logo on the med cart, and make sure all cars parked on university property are debaged both for "pimpness" and advertising reasons.
Seriously....as far as "advertising" goes the nets are really small potatos.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Isnt that why Erin Andrews||
Isnt that why Erin Andrews left? She basically said my "brand" is as big as some of the boys (Herbie, Nessler) so let me do some hosting gigs rather than being a sideline lackey and ESPN balked at her.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||+ a zillion points (Funny)||
+ a zillion points (Funny)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Interesting that children of||
Interesting that children of alums do not even get a in-state tuition break if they live O.O.S. That seems to be a pretty "normal" perk across all universities.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It would never be a mandate||
It would never be a mandate that you have to pay players, it would be a benefit of going to a school that can afford it.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Therein lies the problem;||
Therein lies the problem; NCAA Football is currently the NFL's "minor" league.
Do minor leaguer's get huge salaries and benefits? Nope, but they get a little something something (e.g. real cash and not the implied value of a scholarship).
Let each player own their own rights (e.g. marketing/appearence fees/etc.), let them hire agents and/or regulate those who wish to become NCAA agents like the NFL does, let Agents "advance" money to kids HOWEVA this is done without any payback gurantees. If a kid washes out then that money was a bad investment. Future stars will get paid their worth, 6th rounders will get nothing unless an agent really wants them.
Or you attempt to "fix" the sport and get all the money out of it, which is simply never going to happen. Its a catch 22 situation when college football used to be the thing you did before the NFL and 4yrs tuition seemed like fair compensation. Now its turned into its own industry and you cannot blame the players for wanting their cut of the pie.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||^^^ +1 "Informative" So we||
So we can basically have true pos bangs again right? Mathlete fire up Excel, this is going to get messy.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I dont think you'll ever see||
I dont think you'll ever see someone take a suspension "just because". The MLB has these guys dead to rights and they know it. This is their "get out of jail" free card and they are smart to take it.
A-Rod on the otherhand needs to be banned for life; getting caught once ('03), confessing and saying he was clean, then getting caught up in this as well as allegations that he bought off a witness and by far had the most involvement w/ Biogenisis means he should be done for life.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This is why it would be||
This is why it would be better if the NCAA simply sanctioned or performed clearinghouse duties on a lot of the small stuff.
Let schools hold their own camps (1-3 a year) rather than letting these AAU style 7v7 tourneys go on unchecked (read: team principles paying for items, runners etc.). Let a player hold autograph signings and the money is held in trust. Let a musician have sell their songs on iTunes.
There is a difference between a $1000 handshake and the washing the car on campus but to the NCAA they are of equal status.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I cannot see the "Clara"||
I cannot see the "Clara" story arc lasting much longer. With Tennent and Smith we had the campy, geeky Doctor who loved their companions more than they should have. This guy seems stiff and standoffish and well, your going from a mid 20's pair to a father-daughter dynamic.
Be interesting to see how this plays out.