this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|2 years 23 weeks ago||kids these days, amiright,||
kids these days, amiright, mark hayes?
sadly i am not tripp welbourne, just someone who chose poorly when it comes to usernames.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||i am not sure||
how the cop a feel culprit is not the guy next to her, with the headband.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||they are touring the states||
this winter/spring too, if you are into that sort of thing.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||ironic||
a guy with the word SWAG in his user name is calling someone a douche.
btw, i don't disagree with your sentiment.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Frightened Rabbit's new one,||
Frightened Rabbit's new one, Pedestrian Verse. yes, there are a lot of beards.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||glad baseball got the memo about performing||
IN THE COMMUNITY
nothing about in the weightroom though.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||1) so, does the No Div 2||
1) so, does the No Div 2 opponents incentivize suckitude? shouldn't Eastern be able to charge more for coming to your stadium and more likely getting whupped than inviting Northern Illinois? your program could make decent money off being a professional body bag and fund championship teams in the other sports
2) does anyone else ever look at the scraps of what is left for future expansion and think "why didn't we take Missouri when we could have?" grab some markets, expand south-ish, central time zone.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||i am curious what||
Denard and Marshall talked about, when Marshall says "denard is from Florida."
Denard: Dude, it is cold here
Marshall: i know
Denard: its not like that in florida
Marshall: i know
Denard: if you like the cold you should go here and not florida or anywhere south
|2 years 23 weeks ago||his speed reminds me of||
old movies of Babe Ruth
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Denard,||
A little advice: picking up girls at Southland can be tricky. You want to have your mom drop you off at the Hudson's furniture receiving area, this is the least visible part of the mall. You will be in the least female oriented part of the mall, which is a good way to slowly make your presence felt. Head south towards woodworths stopping to "ticlkle the ivories" at the wirlitzer store. This is directly across the concourse from the Z Cavarici and chess King, where many choice girls hang out. Play it cool and walk slowly over to Structure, which has professional but stylish men's clothes, perfect to let the ladies know you are not all work and no play. Proceed to Foot Locker and see if they have any of the fresh White Sox or Atlanta Falcons gear, also consider a Starter brand Raiders coat. This will establish you as having some street cred. Next, stride right past KayBee toys, do not go in and look at Legos. Go to Sam Goody and hit the listening station, maybe pick up a cassingle, may I suggest some gangster rap like Rob Base or Young MC (be sure to pocket this so your parents don't see). By now you are at the main fountain where all the girls are. Be sure to stay on the perimeter to get a good view of the selection. You need to abandon your instinct and resis talking to them. As you are near the theater, one you talk to might have a ticket and need to hurry off, thus putting you too far out there. Just wait and watch. A typical movie like Die Hard 2 or Days of Thunder lasts about 90 minutes, so you will need to be comfortable. Once you are sure which girls are your prey and which ones are movie goers and waiting for a ride, you wil be hungry. Go over to Olga's, which is back past Chess King. Get 3 original Olga's, a curly fry and the biggest orange shake they have. Eat it all. Look at the time and slink back through Hudson's, slowing down to ogle the mannequins in bras. Get in mom's car and go home. Repeat every weekend for 5 years.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||michigan's offense, as||
michigan's offense, as dynamic as it can be, is too inconsistent and struggles to get an easy basket to slow down inevitable runs. dumping the ball to an isolated, stationary guy down low can lead to a shot pretty easily while having a ball handler dribble into the lane, get collapsed on by all defenders has a lot more trouble getting a shot or clear pass. i was hoping morgan might at least get a few touches like this, just for honest-keeping.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||this is terrific news||
if you host a sports talk radio show.
"NBA RULES, CLOWNEY, UNION RULES, NCAA, BLARGH!"
|2 years 23 weeks ago||hopefully||
our young team learned what it takes to get fired up and defend your home court.
also, can we design some plays to get easy baskets? three man weave around the three point line is the best we have.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Hard to win||
at Axe Body Spray Arena
|2 years 23 weeks ago||i will say||
that you need to be a very brave person to work at a convenience store these days, perhaps braver than a lobster fisherman or a long distance freight hauler.
"Williams was also arrested Sunday. A separate police report says that arrest stemmed from an incident at a convenience store in which a clerk called police and told them Williams was "acting erratic and threatening that he had something in the trunk of his vehicle after a dispute about paying for gas."
this stuff has to happen all the time.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||YOU'VE NEVER SEEN OUR INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY||
MSU'S CLASS OF 2013
THE PBR OF RECRUITING
|2 years 23 weeks ago||does anyone know||
what gardner's injury was? i don't want to sound cynical about the whole thing, but this guy torn his mcl and had surgery. i am not sure that devin's actually was diagnosed as more than an owie.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||every year is a new team in ncaa bball||
if you think the spartans won't do the same, you are kidding yourself.
and if you think that nick stauskas should act really reserved because the last time something happened was when daniel horton was on the team, you have forgetten 18.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||anyway||
the illinois game of his was really amazing. i will always wonder what would have happened had he not been caught at the 1.
we'll always have under the lights, roy, always.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||go for it||
the rule says three years after your graduating class, not three years of risking your health for no legal personal financial gain. i say go for it, let the market determine your value rather than the ncaa and see what happens. it worked out for Robert Smith, not so well for Clarett.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||i hope that||
UM would celebrate that much if they were unranked and beat a top 5 Wisconsin team in OT at home.
that is not going to happen any time soon, since Wisconsin is allergic to top rankings
|2 years 23 weeks ago||this won't be popular, but||
11 days after the Freeh report was issued, the NCAA levelled Penn State with historically drastic sanctions. it took 14 months for the NCAA to investigate and punish Michigan for stretching. i am not saying that the punishment was undue or that the Freeh report is wrong, but that the timeline does seem to support a bit of a rush to judgment by the NCAA who did not conduct their own investigation or report.
Aug. 30, 2009 , Michigan announces it is investigating allegations made by former players that they violated NCAA rules by practicing more than the allotted 20 hours per week.
Feb. 23, 2010 An NCAA investigation reveals five potential major rules violations concerning in- and out-of-season practice time, including one that Rodriguez “failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failed to adequately monitor” his quality-control staff.
Nov. 4, 2010 In a reduction of its original charge, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions found that Rodriguez failed to monitor his football program, but not that he failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance. Michigan had earlier agreed with NCAA findings that four major rules violations had occurred within the football program.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||it is a frustrating part of||
it is a frustrating part of the game, but it is a rule that exists that has evolved, like steps before travelling and palming and screens. i just wish they would call it the same for every player in every game, but there are certain special players with certain coaches playing in certain arenas that get that call more often than others - prepare for breslin.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||typing a lot and erasing so||
typing a lot and erasing so my boss thinks i am typing an email
|2 years 24 weeks ago||if not clean||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||confession bear:||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||there is definite||
synergy between your pic and the subtext of your comment
|2 years 24 weeks ago||i think that||
i usually trust Magnus tracking at http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/
the 16 number comes from guys who have no eligility left (and includes gardner). it does not include 5 redshirt juniors who may or may not be asked back for a 5th year (one of which is jake ryan, who i assume gets asked back, the others are Paskorz, Ash, Wilkins and Furman). there will likely be a few more leave-earlies, defections, injuries, disciplines, dropouts, etc. (hope not) before the number of schollies is final.
the low numbers are because there are 27 commits this year and 25 from the previous year, which are two pretty big classes. that means that there are only 33 spots for seniors and juniors.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||thank you||
SHE IS BACK!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||are you suggesting||
an Ole Miss booster took Treadwell to a strip club and made him dance for this money? i think that this would actually be legal in recruiting.
i don't think you are, but someone should.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||i was pretty excited||
that Hoke brought out the Aaron Shea comparison for Shallman.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||if you are a kid that wants to get to the pros||
you go somewhere where you can play early, be highly visible and has some players in the NFL. these guys are going to play early, often, and frequently in games against top talent. and their biggest alum has won 2 superbowls in the league's biggest city.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||my takes:||
uniforms - not too bad, actually. i can stand more variations in basketball than football as there are nearly 3 times as many games a year, so a bad uni is only 3% of your games, not 7.5. also, there is something in the DNA of the basketball programs that favors persistant tweaking, whereas in football we are referring to each team as #134 or something.
vitale - not as bad as he was about 10 years ago. his throat is catching up with him. love tirico though.
burke - i wonder if starting more sets without the ball in his hands would help him get more opportunities and get more other guys involved. since he usually has the best defender on him, it might be a good idea to get that guy lost in the shuffle of screens and cuts rather than to just be sitting there waiting at timeline to push the offense too far out.
wisc and msu - it would not surprise me to see both mcgary and morgan on the court at the same time.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||boy||
you took someone's bikini wife comment pretty far the other way, huh?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Funk is||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Vitale's nose cancer thing||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Not an ideal||
Shot by Burke. Lets do this again!
|2 years 24 weeks ago||HERM was hoping to see the||
ostrich races again, not this damn football
|2 years 24 weeks ago||you need to||
requisition a name change.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Vitale = Beano Cook||
if you think too much about him, you might get pretty angry, but he is a part of the history of the game, is pretty smart about what he says (mostly) and is relatively harmless.
vitale has been more tolerable since his throat issues prevent him from screaming the entire time. he was not as bad as usual on saturday night.
funny though - congrats michigan fans on having your team #1 for the first time in forever. your reward is a 9 pm game at the toughest place to play and getting to listen to Dick Vitale. thanks a lot.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I feel like Lloyd Carr is||
Lord grantham, an admirable man who the world has passed by. Guess that means that Matthew that stumbled into the inheritance is RR. I think we know how that goes too.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||This phrase self loathing||
I do not think it means what you think it means.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||FAVORITE THING||
finally, something to explain to non-michiganders what spartan fans are like
how big a cup would arby's need to write every michigan crushing of msu?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||this is only the NFL?||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||between some of the comments||
in this thread, the dan marino thread and the Lohan thread, i am having a difficult day around here.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||as long as we are being politically incorrect here||
i prefer the term "drunkle" to describe us, as it saves time that could be used for drinking
did i tell you my thoughts about gun control?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||guy sitting behind that kid||
has perfect reaction for a guy sitting behind that kid
|2 years 25 weeks ago||as much as i love the EYE divisions||
the conference tried to get cutesy once and gave us Legends and Leaders. if they try to get cute again, no matter if it makes all the sense in the world, they will continue getting roasted by the national media.
9 game conference schedule with no crossovers (MSU in the east) gets michigan vs the west once every 3 years and every 6 years at the opponent stadium.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||80 mile round trip in LA||
must take about 7 hours.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||i am not sure that a protected crossover is a good idea||
with the current 8 conference games. you have 6 inter division then 2 crossovers for 7 teams meaning that if you protected a crossover you would have 1 game for the other 6 teams meaning you only play each team once in 6 years, unless you make it to the title.
if you go to 9 games, you have your 6 inter division then 3 crossovers for 7 teams, 2 crossovers for 6 teams with the protected crossover, meaning that you play the other teams once every 3 years.
i don't think that the western schools are going to want the3 largest fan bases coming to their stadiums only every 12 years.
all of this leads me to say that MSU gets stuck in the east and there are no protected crossovers. it gets weird with 7 teams for 3 games, but a bunch of engineers can figure that out.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||is it splitting hairs to suggest||
that Braden is too tall for guard at 6-6? i seem to remember that his frame is more suited OT than OG. from seeing him in person on sidelines and after games, he just looks like a lankier guy that could play OT next year with some sub duties this year.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||OH GOD||
HE IS NOT ANSWERING! HE IS JUST LOOKING AT ME! WHY ISN'T HE ANSWERING?!
|2 years 25 weeks ago||OP||
is your avatar picture actually you? it feels creepy, like you are actually looking through your computer at me, in real time.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||money aside||
the SEC is the premiere conference in college football right now and they can offer immediate playing time. think about what beating alabama did for johnny manziel, a freshman last year, you would not have many opportunities to do that in the B1G or anywhere else.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||FWIW||
looks like Ole Miss is gonna get 5* Nkemdiche. they have 5* laremy tunsil visiting this weekend as well.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||looking back at national recruiting rankings||
is pretty useless. a lot of times, guys who sign in february never make it to their 2nd years.
2008 had boubacar, feagin, taylor hill, mcguffie, wermers and witherspoon
2009 had emilien, forcier, lalota, justin turner
i appreciate the fluff, but this is pretty much just fluff.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||ahem - i believe you mean||
the tide has turned. (my signature, FTW!)
|2 years 25 weeks ago||typical sparty, used the wrong YOUR||
psych! - made you look
|2 years 25 weeks ago||good point||
the B1G already is identified as a midwest conference that plays and recruits mostly within the midwest. looking at three teams playing ND every year and, outside OSU, everyone else playing MAC teams, for the most part (MSU Boise, PSU UVa, Neb UCLA), it is not hard to disagree with that.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||other side of the coin||
12 games, 10 conference games, half of which are road games, you are left with 7 home games max per year. no more years of 8 home games and some years with 6 if they do any home and home series. ticket prices will probably go up to support this.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||What is up with his hair?||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||If you raised your kid||
To act like tom Izzo, I would say you are a terrible parent.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||The only colors||
White and green
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Has someone yet said||
That the jersey number 27 at Michigan is relatively short on recent memorable players: Brandon Harrison, vada Murray and current cass tech pipeline faucet Thomas wilcher.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||David Underwood||
Came in as a 5 star, languished behind perry, got his shot senior year vs ND, got a concussion and was relieved by some punk kid named Hart.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Also in Richmond news||
A tractor trailer carrying frozen fish flipped over and caught on fire.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Title 9 gave equal access to sports to||
50 of the population at federally funded universities. This is not that. This is high schools making room for kids who want to be like other kids. There may be a few modified rules here or there, like visual signals for the start of a race for deaf kids to participate in, but this is not a big deal. I think you are getting a bit carried away.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||this was happening during the season too||
when he would come around the corner trying to get upfield, his feet would come out from under him. i am pretty sure that the play he hurt his elbow on was a slip and fall - i will check.
[edit - i checked and he did slip on that play, but then took a couple steps before the elbow. also, i was reminded of bellomy's performance in that game and can't imagine gardner would have been worse.]
|2 years 26 weeks ago||ohio state has done a decent job||
scheduling future pre-season opponents (2012 was pretty bad). if they bring in oregon and texas and florida, i can rationalize bigger tickets. i am sure michigan will follow further, but will expect us to pay more for the "event-i-ness" of the game, a la Air Force or some contrived pre-game event.
again, this is not a sudden death-knell but a signal of further future erosion. the conferece dilutes itself for more tv gain, then the universities turn around and ask for more money for an equal or lesser product so that they can throw more money into the hole of college athletics arms races.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||i like to analogize that||
the inmates are running the asylum, but they aren't. its more like each inmate is running his own asylum however the hell he wants and the asylum inspector is just spinning around playing blindfold whack-a-mole with a tooth pick.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||i love denard and his trademark shoelacelessness||
but the amount of quick cuts that he stumbles on, both in the above videos and in his last few games at michigan has given me reason to pause...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||my dentist probably will||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||what is this?||
random sports radio topic call-in bait?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||i do not want Harbaugh at my thanksgiving table||
i do want Harbaugh as the coach of my favorite football team
i also do not want my dentist at my thanksgiving table
i do want my dentist being my dentist
pretty sure none of us are bad people.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||too early||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||OP loves||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||can't read the article||
but Bill King was saying this morning that USC offered Eddie VanderDoes sister a basketball scholarship. she is in 9th grade.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||their D||
the Golden Gropers
|2 years 26 weeks ago||i am not sure how to respond to Emmert's little thing there||
yes, michigan built a big stadium a long time ago but i think that the long line of successful presidents, coaches and ADs has ensured that the stadium is kept full and i also think that Michigan fan's appetite and appreciation for something special plays a part in that. historical accident makes it sound like i don't actually do any work to support this program.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||bobby cremins||
had GERGhair before GERG
rich, sumptuous, brittle GERGhair
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Lewan||
Gibbons and sQWash
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Finally||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I have loved hearing the traditional||
Sports radio guys, cowher, Patrick, and their guests like mortensen try to figure this out. Just listening to them I get the sense that they would give money to a Nigerian prince.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||If you listen very closely to the pigs||
They sing the song of unrequited love cut short in its prime by a cancer causing, girl evaporating, car crash and the fierce warrior who avenged it by beating the armies of the hand.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Remember when all your friends got super annoying||
When the tour was going on and they would be all "they re up in the saddles" or "it's a time trial" and you would be all "is this a lance givestrong thing?" And they would be all "we'll, lance is the team captain, but I am really more of a fan of Tyler somebody because..." And then you would tune them out. Remember how bad tou wanted to kick them in the nuts? But you didn't because the whole reason they liked bike riding in the first place was the lack of physical contact. Well, this is like lance kicking them in the nuts for you. And when i talk to them about it now I always ask about how their darling Tyler is dijng and how I always thought he was a better cheater anyway.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Hugh Freeze -||
Is pretty cool.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||this one is pretty good too||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||off all of this stuff to happen around this, this is my favorite||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||yeah||
but they didn't get Rutgers OR Maryland
|2 years 27 weeks ago||even spartans don't like||
even spartans don't like spartans
|2 years 27 weeks ago||this job sounds incredibly awesome and impossible||
7) Monitor team curfew during preseason training camp.
i think this is about an 100 hour a week job, year round.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||don't forget||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||one issue that i have found||
one issue that i have found with the bowl destinations is that tickets, accomodations, air fare are often packaged in one group, either by the university or alumni groups. so, even if the bowl game were in paris, you are not going to the louvre unless you specifically make an effort to do so. if not, you are part of the cattle on a bus heading somewhere.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||at some point, adidas got to them too||
at least they are not beez
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Pretty sure||
The map above shows he didn't go to charleston. It was evacuated already and has been sieged/blockaded the entire war.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||you are not a very good dork||
it is sort of a Civil War factoid that Sherman turned left in Savannah (which is North) on christmas and largely went into the high country to the Carolinas rather than along the coast. he was aiming to defeat Johnston's army in North Carolina and link up with Grant in Virginia if necessary. Most of the cities on the coast were evacuated by then, leaving only freed starving slaves. The entire city of Columbia SC was still holding out and was stocked mostly with liquor and cotton bale barricades. it was put to the torch after surrendering, either by celebrating troops, freed slaves or retreating confederates.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||that is pretty good||
i am pretty sure that given the current state of MMB half time shows, it would be the blue hairs responsible for not clearing their minds of a Salute to Scott Joplin! represented by a giant inflatable Maple Leaf Rag (those are the same thing, right?)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||but aren't you setting||
but aren't you setting yourself up to have this happen again by overloading your classes? if you want 15 total and 7 are from 1 class, that only leaves 8 for 3 other classes, which means that you get some classes with only 2 or 3 linemen, which, given attrition and injuries and washouts and transfers and guys taking redshirts is pretty bad odds. seems like 6 is the most you would take, 4 is the least per class.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||was not able to log in to check out what was happening here||
but was there as much of a shit show as i thought there would be when espn gave Urban Meyer hours of face time before the game?
"hmm, there is one team that has played both participants in tonight's game. we should interview that team's main rival's coach before the game for hours, give him a ton of exposure and time to talk."
|2 years 28 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||just thought the site needed this:||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||2013 LB?||
seems like he is too big to have decent pad level
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Exactly how do you think||
That a less honest program would have more control rather than less over their equipment provider? I don't think these things are related.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||i thought that||
the decision to allow the historic fishing village to remain inside the stadium was noble and quaint. yay historic preservation
|2 years 29 weeks ago||8-4 6 games are tossups, ND,||
6 games are tossups, ND, @PSU, @MSU, Nb, @Nw, OSU. i hope to break even in these, but figure will probably drop a weird one along the way, at iowa maybe.
i like that the schedule starts a bit easier, except ND, to allow the young everyone to gel. the OL will be 80% new, the WRs will be mostly new, RBs will be inexperienced or delicate. i think the defense will be alright, so hopefully the ND game is a slugfest that we can squeak out with a kick.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||how will this affect||
the Swamp Lockers Pawn Shop Housewives?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||well, this certainly is a||
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Michigan Man privileges revoked:||
"I wouldn't say it just appeals to recruits," senior offensive lineman Patrick Omameh said. "But with anything, if you can change it up a little bit and throw in some flair, it keeps anyone who's interested engaged."
throw in some flair
throw in some flair
throw in some flair
throw in some flair
|2 years 31 weeks ago||it was a frustrating day||
but i am not sure that the most egregious of borges' issues that would necessarily equal an automatic michigan win.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||i guess have been away from michigan long enough||
that i never considered that a person with that haircut was the mother.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||CF treatment and research||
has come a long way in the past 30 years. it used to be that 16 was a long life, now that is pushed all the way to 40. there is a generation of CF kids who live right on that line though and its tough to hear their passing. he fought a good fight, RIP.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||just wanted to get my take in here||
its not that i don't like the design, i just don't believe that the purpose of the design is warranted.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Glad the coaches||
Didn't harsh his mellow
|2 years 31 weeks ago||have not seen the movie, but i have heard about it||
so, the horse answers the phone and thus jumps off a boat?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||the cable tv subscription apocolypse||
is at least 25 years in the future. we can talk all about how all you have to do is these 5 techie things to not have cable, but a large portion of people just want to hit the remote button and pay for cable, since they just watch law and order and paula deen, anyway.
while a portion of the money does go to funding non-revenue sports, a lot of it goes to the football and basketball programs. i hate the rutgers and maryland thing as much as anyone, but i am not sure that i am willing to cede the next quarter century to programs and conferences that are willing to squeeze blood from turnips. i am sure that cable's imminent demise is not news to delany and brandons of the world, but a) they won't be here when it happens b) they are charged with changing the present for the near future for their affilitates c) they are confident that the next generation of future-owners will own that future too.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||michael scarn||
there is a syntax error between your name and image, to steal a phrase from my calculator.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Love that cover from 1980||
"Playoff to decide #1?"
|2 years 32 weeks ago||It's good to have some fresh news||
But this post could very well be a repeat from any weak this year.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||can we just give two to both||
can we just give two to both treadwell and green?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||its best not to think of it as one school||
but as millions and millions of potential cable television subscribers.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||for what it is worth||
the seal is changing, but it is a more of a refinement:
they are not just getting rid of it.
i think that we all get riled up here because we see something at the top of the page that is admittedly ugly and think of cal's logo or UCLA or something, but this is a pretty amazingly complex organziation that needs to have some sort of unifying graphical element, and while i personally think that the wierd U shape with the C gradient is a swing and miss, it is not like the original thing they are covering up was really inventive. there is a difference between a wordmark, a logo and a seal. this logo needs to work on a million different applications and sizes and colors to act as a shorthand, visual umbrella for the organization.
there is a video here that explains it a bit.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||nope||
they are changing Harmon's number to 16.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||glad ohio sent coach coombs||
guy is a turd
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Mrs. Stephen R. Kass approves,||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||this doesn't really belong here, but it goes here:||
its been two years and a growing pet peeve for me is the constant "leaders legends i don't know which herp is in which derp the big ten doesn't get! demographics! rust belt! CEOs!" that you hear from everyone in the world.
yet, for pro football, we clearly say that Houston is one of the best teams in the AFC, while Dallas is obviously NFC or that Indy is obviously in the south while baltimore is in the north with cincinnati which is south of indianapolis! fake outrage! also, st louis is a typical National League team, while you could not get more American Leauge than the Royals.
and as much as traditional sports fans that we are pine for the days of the Norris Division and the Campbell conference in hockey, it took no time at all for a nationwide flip out about who goes into which divisions and does not seem to be getting better.
bottom line - nothing makes sense, it never really has, it just takes time for your brain to adapt to something that makes the same amount of non-sense that is a bit different now and adding teams and giving them another chance is not going to make your brain feel better, so can we just stop with the "division names are all wrong - blargh!" because your job as a fan is to understand the above comment and move along without pissing each other off too badly.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||pam ward retired||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||well||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||we will see||
if Roy Marble brings his A game
|2 years 33 weeks ago||FYI||
cinci will be coached in the interim by a familiar name: DL coach Steve Stripling. Roy Manning coaches RBs there as well. i will be rooting for them hoping a sort of michigan guy gets a shot somewhere.
"Stripling coached the defensive line at Michigan from 2005-07. He worked directly with defensive end LaMarr Woodley, a 2006 All-American who won the Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Trophy. Woodley also was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year in 2006. Tackle Alan Branch also earned All-Big Ten first team and All-America second team accolades under Stripling.
The 2006 Wolverines led the nation in rush defense, surrendering just 43.3 yards per game on the ground. Stripling was a part of Michigan teams that played in the Alamo Bowl, Rose Bowl and Capital One Bowl.
Stripling's other Big Ten experience includes two seasons at Michigan State University (2003-04), four seasons at the University of Minnesota (1997-2000) and 13 seasons at Indiana University (1984-96). He was the defensive coordinator at Indiana in 1996."
|2 years 33 weeks ago||there is nothing FAUX||
about my outrage at conference expansion. conference expansion is just the most recent
college football, as a niche sport, has a different kind of fan than the NBA, baseball or NFL, its hard to say what it is, its more than dedication, but there is some sort of tribal allegiance that many of us share with our team that gives us the sensation of power or ownership - i know more about the history and meaning of this one little thing than most people know about their professions. we could be convined that we were different because we could go to an NFL game and feel it was different.
yes, the college football champion was most years arrived at by some suspect means and yes, there was more money to be made in all of these avenues and the people that inflated nascar to its highest ratings before moving on, and the people that pumped up the NHL to the sunbelt before moving on arrived and devised all sorts of ways to monetize us before they move on to the next place to advertise product. and when they are gone, what are we left with? ask nascar's plummeting viewership, high ticket prices and nonsense championship race. ask the NHL's die hard fans. ask me in five years when my home ticket package consists of directional michigan, random out west school, sparty, iowa, maryland and purdue and my PSL, the ultimate money grab, is double what it is now even though the team is raking in dough from cable subscribers that are a rapidly declining group.
well, it turns out that feeling of power or control that having and paying for season tickets and road trips and merchandise and bleeding maize and blue and not sleeping after 2011 iowa or getting in a playground fight with a spartan fan after desmond got tripped in the endzone because he did trip and the ground can't cause a fumble or willingly not sourcing a product for 7 years because i know that product's salesmen is a buckeye fan and doing this over and over for 40 years was an illusion all along and it hurts to see it gone forever because that is exactly how long i plan on being a michigan fan.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||why is wisconsin||
less a destination than lincoln Nebraska? seems they are both close to similar size metropolitan areas, Omaha (400k) and Milwaukee (600k). they both do well to get kids from talent rich states, although admittedly, Nebraska gets kids from huge growing texas and wisco gets them from ohio, illinois, which are decent talent-wise and they do well in florida. wisconsin ranks in the top 15-20 in terms of football and athletic spending and has a 20 year track record of success that gets the kind of alumni support most schools crave. they have built a program that knows what their strengths are, developing brawny farm kids in the trenches and scatter in some flyers at the edges and backs.
they really don't have more natural or structural impediments to success than michigan, nebraska or penn state, which might say more about how delusional michigan, nebraska and penn state fans are.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||[cat sound!]||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Thank you||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||760||
Is a mere shadow of its former great self. It used to be a beacon for the tigers, red wings and um that you could hear in much of the country. Now it's just another clear channel mouthpiece.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||softball question answered||
my work here is done
|2 years 33 weeks ago||agree||
of all the clever usernames to choose, this is not one
|2 years 33 weeks ago||not a huge fan of his||
but i do think the major thing that has hurt the B1G the past few years, more than the demographic shift that has been occuring for 50 years that eveyrone harps on, is program instability. this does not help.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||that is probably classier||
than what i had.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||we'll always have||
the time against ND he fumbled at the goal line and denard picked it up and ran it in, i guess.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||These are just guys I really enjoyed watching||
Not necessarily " the greatest"
|2 years 34 weeks ago||there are other podcasts?||
there are other podcasts?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||from what i understand||
the new podcast app that apple released that is now separate from "music" is pretty flaky. i am not able to download directly to my phone from either wifi or cell service. my best luck has been to download it from the itunes subscription and then sync to iphone. sounds like the apple people are working on a fix to the podcast app, since some people are pretty unhappy about it.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||behind these firewalls,||
behind these firewalls, anonymous user names, and keyboards, we are mostly human.
best wishes in your difficult times
|2 years 34 weeks ago||it was a fun year||
some disappointing but resasonable losses, some exciting wins. i feel like the trajectory of the program in upwards and i feel good about re-upping my season tickets and look forward to future success.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Just for the hell of it||
I want to see Nebraska and ucla play in the rose bowl, again this year.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||This will be my new signature||
When I get off this ledge with my iPhone.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Stupid Flanders||
Is stupid, but is my new favorite ID.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Hopkins had a||
Terrible day as a blocker, mostly running into the hole and either not blocking anyone or stopping and getting run into. 'twas a bad bad day all around.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||fyi||
there are only 42 1st round QBs in this span, some years there were 0.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Isn't every school in the USA||
An in- state school?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||NASCAR too||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||other 1st rounders||
from B1G high schools that did not go to B1G schools:
'97 - #17 Druckenmiller, VT, from PA
'99 - #2 McNabb, Syr, from Illinois
'03 - #22 Grossman, Fla, from Indiana
'04 - #11 Roethlisburger (?), Miami (OH) from Ohio
'07 - #22 Quinn, ND from Ohio
'08 - #3 Matt Ryan, BC, from PA
if you include the new footprint, you can add
'03 - #7 Leftwich, Mar, from DC
'08 - #18 Flacco, Del from NJ
granted, it might not be the biggest list of stars, but if the article suggests that the B1G's problems are because there are not enough talented high school QBs in the geographical footprint, i think that this demonstrates that is not true.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||what is "produce?"||
from the sound of it, RU and MU are deeply in debt, so i assume the bulk of their ticket sales stays with them. their bowl payouts would get divided up, but those will be minimal. so the only uptick they can supply is in terms of value to the television network and the extra added commmercial cost it can demand from advertisers.
if michigan went from being a 1/12 sharehold to a 1/14, they are taking less of a share and therefore the pot has to grow for them to recapture their previous revenue. even so, i think it will work out financially, or else the DBs of the conference would not have been ok with it.
do people in the bronx buy a lot of nitrogen entrainment supplements?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||the point about extra shares is a good one||
currently, michigan gets 1/12 of the B1G pie, 8.3%. with new members, that goes to 1/14 or 7.1%. for michigan to get back to the 8.3%, the revenues have to grow by 16.8% since you have to raise 1.2% for all 14 teams now.
essentially, michigan just too a pay cut of 15% from the conference for the forseeable future to rescue maryland and rutgers.
this is how my brain works, business folks, speak up.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||lol at your mgopoints, by the way||
a few things:
1) the big ten conference is not a corporation, and while it needs to be proactive to create the best climate for its members, it also is one of the pillars of college football. college football would not move on to something like playoffs or whatever without the inclusion of the big ten. i would not have minded if the conference had chosen to use some of its might to stay above the fray, rather than dilute the brand. what is the point of being Goliath if the conference has the power to determine its own amibtions, if that is to get more tvs than another guy by changing the fundamental nature of what an althetic conference is, then i guess that is what it is.
2) i think it is highly unlikely that state politics in Virginia or North Carolina will allow those state's football programs to separate, since that is what brought them together in the first place.
3) personally, i am ashamed of the big ten with this. every system that college football has ever had or will ever have is imperfect, that is just the nature of sports. this whole idea that there is some simple tournament solution that will make everyone happy is ridiculous. they are chasing piles of cash and when you have your piles of cash, then what? what happens when you have monetized every aspect of your operation? the conference, whatever that is anymore, is not going to say, we have our pile of cash, let's sit pat. they are going to find new piles and most of those piles are in our pockets. and the one thing that i even care about any of this for, the experience of going to a game with my family and singing as loud as a i can when things go well and crying as hard as a can when they don't has not benefitted from this in the least.
4) i am not a nascar fan, but this whole college football goldrush for marketing seems to reek of what happened to them. there is a niche sport, quaint, cozy, well loved by milions of dedicated fans - something that CEOs consider under-utilized. so they get their hands into it, try to broaden the appeal, try to make the championship more exciting, polish it up with cell phones instead of cigarettes, build huge facilities around the country with luxury boxes and charge insane new psls and ticket prices. after that balloon is puffed up and the casual fans wander to the next casual thing, and tv ratings fall apart and advertisers look elsewhere, the people left holding the bag are the ones that were there in the beginning, although now they are paying three times as much for a worse product. this is what this is and i pity the people who will never know the joy of piling into the car to drive to west lafayette for a simple fall day just because you can and i regret that i may never be able to do that again.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||yes||
people all across New Jersey and NoVa will be turning their cable tuners to BTN to bask in the glow of reserach.
bad news, the only research for you on there is how to remedy a queso emergency and it starts with running into a beauty shop.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||i wish||
that this was able to be presented in a more graphic format, reading all this is a chore.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||attention bluebloods||
Rutgers played in the frist college football game ever in 1869.
since then, not much.
if you don't laugh, you'll cry.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||You mean||
Narduzzi, treadwell the off coord left a couple years ago for some MACtion. Miami, iirc.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||UM 28 Iowa 9||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Sorry to hear that||
The price of growth as the site expands.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||My boner||
Has a boner
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Um 32||
|2 years 37 weeks ago||i looked at the 2018-19 date||
and thought the same thing about myself. not that i thought the same thing, but that i wondered if my self would still - you get the picture.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||yank thou||
|2 years 37 weeks ago||don't blame me||
i voted for kodos
|2 years 37 weeks ago||not even a question||
Commercial Tap House
|2 years 37 weeks ago||gardner may see receivers better||
but i think he is slow to pull the trigger on short timing throws in the middle of the field, slants and such. i think this is why he gets a little nervous, scrambles and goes deep.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||my namesake's knee's ghost||
haunts that stadium to this very day
|2 years 38 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||for an actual event||
don't have to be actual alumni either, you can be a Wal-verine if you like.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||NFG = NO F'n GOOGLE!||
NFG = NO F'n GOOGLE!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||speaking of michigan TV||
what, where and when is the current equivalent of michigan replay and how can i see it?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Pretty sure||
This year is fickell's reward for sticking around last year. He will not be back.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||If anyone is planning on having a queso emerencia esta noche||
Ahora is the tiempo to prepare
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Trivia||
Name the best 3 LSU rbs ever:
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Why do all the aTm fans||
Have military uniforms? Is it a military school?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Pretty sure someone whose actual name is Johnny Football||
Would not throw like that.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||also||
recruiting coordinator chris singletary sighting
|2 years 40 weeks ago||favorite part about the woodson video||
the ref is absolutely unequivocally positively sure about the play
|2 years 40 weeks ago||M 18 S 12 177 yards rushing||
177 yards rushing
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Furman||
my theory is that he saw 15 stepping up and thought "if i hit 15 into the returner, its not really hitting the returner, maybe this will cause some chaos." then 15 totally matadors Furman, who flies into the returner. you can kind of see furman brace for the earlier hit and never get it. i can't believe he was trying to do what he did.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||can you elaborate on this?||
this was before i became obsessed with MGoBlog, so i don't know many recruiting tales pre 2010. i know he is from michigan, but there are a lot of michigan guys that play for ohio. did he want and not get an offer?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||his boo boo||
leaked a single drop of dilithium. this single drop fell onto a piece of grass, which was dropped into the team's gatorade coolers and was given to the defense, with Jake Ryan and Demens getting the first sips.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||this goes here||
i was so happy that demens got an interception and kept the ball and did not get his face rubbed by a stuffed animal.
also, they took UM off the air after 3 qrtrs, so the norfleet and rawls stuff does not yet exist
|2 years 40 weeks ago||MAKE WITH THE PODCAST!||
how do you expect me to exercise this afternoon?!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Hate might be a bit strong||
Sparty is a lot like Ned Needlender from Groundhog Day, you know, Ned, Ned the head, needle nose ned?! Super annoying when you step in that puddle and he laughs and jokes, but otherwise, deep down inside, it's all an act to cover up a huge insecurity and inferiority complex.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Nope||
But they really want to Muck some team called Fichigan.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I set the o/u on Iowa rbs claimed by airbhg||
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I think I have sat||
Through that exact same weather at MSU vs M the past two times there. Awful.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Bad results||
But I would support a hockey feature mgoblog called "game on"
|2 years 41 weeks ago||this UFR is more enjoyable than this picture:||
|2 years 41 weeks ago||aw rats||
hated him in my teens
tolerated him in my 20s
appreciated him in my 30s
no one made the 1950s feel as close to today as he did, knew every name of every player and where they went to high school, provided they went to high school in western PA and played for Pitt, ND, Penn St or a service academy.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I am still surprised||
they won 11 games last year. waiting for the bubble to burst, might not burst.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||FANBOYS!||
nay, i say FANMEN! and what is with the $26,000 kickstarter campaign, it was double that. $26,000 is for fanboys.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||33-17||
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Did anyone else think that gibbons'||
Missed fg hit the horizontal bar that holds up the cross bar that is actuall on the far side of the bar? They did not show it too much, but that is how it looked.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Good shot of DB's weird necklace||
Noticed that standing directly behind hoke during the game. You know, right where you would expect the AD to be standing during a road game.