the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|4 days 3 hours ago||With such a small recruiting||
With such a small recruiting class I sure hope it doesn't fill up before Peppers gets a chance to make his decision on the 26th.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I believe you meant||
I believe you meant #meatchicken
|4 days 4 hours ago||#94 Josh Williams had a good||
#94 Josh Williams had a good college career and NFL career.
|4 days 17 hours ago||It can't be worse than when||
It can't be worse than when they used to leave their dead out on the field.
|4 days 19 hours ago||This is like that moment in||
This is like that moment in high school when you find out all your "friends" had a nickname for you, and you actually think it's pretty funny and start using it yourself, and then you get a letterman jacket and put your nickname on it and then everyone respects you because your cool like that and are cool with yourself, and everyone likes you and your nickname and then you get to college and it suddenly seems really dumb so you try real hard to come up with a new nickname and now everyone thinks you are so lame because your trying to be something you're not and you think, I wish I could go back to high school and be MeatChicken again. Sigh. And this one time at band camp...
|4 days 19 hours ago||Well I slept with your wife.||
Well I slept with your wife.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I appreciate the efforts to||
I appreciate the efforts to quantify sports beyond the traditional stats. Personally, I think it is much ado about nothing. For instance, the stats cited in this piece (I loved it, by the way, no offense) don't account for touchdowns. To me, that is an important stat in a game where the primary purpose is to outscore your competition. That leaves us with the good ol' fashioned eye test. To me, Gallon deserves either #21 or #1. If he wants it. He's talented, he's proven himself, he has made a few big plays, he seems like a team player. Simply looking at stats takes away from the true aura of the jersey number and the player. I.e. you all remember Desmond's diving fourth down catch against ND, his punt return against Ohio, and his 21 TD's in one season, but can anyone instantly quote his catches, yards, and YPYR??? off the top of their head?
|5 days 5 hours ago||Interesting to see if this||
Interesting to see if this sets a few dominoes in motion with other recruits/schools. Hopefully dominoes which brings some combo of Blueitt, Looney, Booker to Michigan.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Sounds like a chicken, acts||
Sounds like a chicken, acts like a chicken, must be a chicken.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Nope, not directed at||
Nope, not directed at you.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I understand your point. I||
I understand your point. I didn't provide additional info because it's really an all or nothing discussion. There is not one silver bullet reason. There are multiple issues, some of which are intertwined. I'm not a big fan of laying out partial arguments to get a point across if the other aspects are equally important. I find it opens you up to "yeah, but you didn't think of xxx" arguments which don't go well in a board forum like this.
Edit: and I'm watching the Red Wings game so I'm not really up for writing a dissertation this time night.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I wasn't trying to come||
I wasn't trying to come across as an arrogant "I know more than you". I was trying to provide context as to why I have insight on this topic. No reason to comment against one persons indignant rage with my own baseless indignant rage. I could write a lengthy breakdown of this, but I don't want to turn this into a TL;DR thread. That dancing guy that always gets posted on those freaks me out. If you really are interested in a discussion I'm willing to start an email dialogue.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I know this topic can be a||
I know this topic can be a highly volatile issue, but most of the comments so far show how little the average person really understands the inner workings of the higher academic institution than any great insight as to why tuition is so high. I had the benefit of watching and learning from my Dad who was a college administrator his whole career. I also have worked with my alma mater on alumni surveys regarding the financial workings of the college (which also confirmed how little people understand about college finances). My point is, if you don't really know how it all works, it might be better to throttle the indignant rage about what someone else is getting paid.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Everything will go according||
Everything will go according to David Stern's script. The coaches,players, and refs are all just playing their roles.
|1 week 3 days ago||Let's just call him P#43.||
Let's just call him P#43.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're already at 5 votes so||
You're already at 5 votes so I can't do more to honor this post, but +1 to you.
|1 week 3 days ago||"I don't see much movement||
"I don't see much movement and I don't see the sense of urgency at all," fellow Fab Five member Jalen Rose told the Detroit News.
"It's not on Chris; it's on Michigan," Rose said. "They can choose to acknowledge what we accomplished regardless of what he does.
"If it's not something that affects their bottom line, they're not going to be in a rush to act." -Rose
"I think it was a little harsh that we were punished for such a long period of time for what we did as kids." - Taylor
"You can't think of Michigan without thinking of us," Webber said in a 2007 interview with the AP.
These are all direct quotes. These are the types of comments I'm sick of. These reek of self pride vs. school pride. To me, the great thing about college sports is the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back. In the words of the great Pop Fisher (from The Natural) "they come and they go Hobbs, they come and they go". If this was all about Michigan and how to make Michigan better, I think most people would be on board with full reconcilation. As long as some of the former players are simply looking for recognition for what "they" did, I'm not that eager to have them "associated" with the current program.
|1 week 3 days ago||After the '98 Rose Bowl there||
After the '98 Rose Bowl there was a great exchange between Jackson and Griese when Griese got choked up and Jackson basically told him it's alright enjoy it. I think it came right after the quote mentioned aove. Still one of my most favorite moments, nothing like a Dad being proud of his son and a legend being proud for the Dad.
|1 week 4 days ago||I believe he said the Fab 5,||
I believe he said the Fab 5, not Chris Webber specifically. The Fab 5 still exists without all this focus on one individual.
|1 week 4 days ago||Webber will never step foot||
Webber will never step foot on the court to help Michigan win or lose a game ever again.
I'm nore interested in if Michigan lands Looney, Bluiett, or Booker.
|1 week 5 days ago||Tomnard Brobinson seems a||
Tomnard Brobinson seems a little top heavy. Good if you're with a girl, bad if you're a dude.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||With that much talent you||
With that much talent you give them all @ 25-30 minutes and tell them to play their butt off for the time they are on the court. Kind of like how Mattison treats his D-Line. The real question is when there is a close game, who are the 5 on the court for the last 5 minutes. That's where the issues come into play.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's a name and logo. It does||
It's a name and logo. It does it's job. For everyone calling for something better, you can have Legends and Leaders back. That's what happens when generic things try to be different for main stream people.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, but which one was||
Yeah, but which one was Pujols swinging at?
Very cool gif. I would love to see this done for other top pitchers to see how different their motions and release points are.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for collecting this||
Thanks for collecting this info, I was wondering about this and this sums it up nicely. There has been so much turnover of coaches in the past 3-5 years in the B1G, if the current crop of coaches can get settled in, the quantity and quality of players drafted from the B1G will improve.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Them's fightin words. It's||
Them's fightin words. It's fixin to be on ya'll.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Your response combined with||
Your response combined with your avatar just seems perfect.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I read this and the first||
I read this and the first thing that popped into my head was" The Michigan Difference". Don't get me wrong, Hot Chocolate with Baileys is right up my ally at this stage of life, just probably not when I was in college. I would have gone with Hot Chocolate and something a little stronger.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Gotta love the "I'm hungry,||
Gotta love the "I'm hungry, need to eat" jesture after one of his catches.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||He even bounces the pitch in||
He even bounces the pitch in the dirt perfectly with a huge smile. What's not to love about Denard?