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|1 week 6 days ago||IMO||
My vote, based on a pretty quick review:
Best position groups:
QB: Seth, Brian
OL: Brian, Seth
DL: Brian, Adam/Ace
LB: Close to a four-way push
CB: Brian, Seth
S: Adam, Brian
WR/TE: Ace, Adam
RB: Brian, Seth
Specials: Brian, Seth
Tallied up: Brian has the top group in four of the nine catagories (not counting the push at LB). Everyone else has one top group. Brian is in the top two in seven of the nine groups (again, not counting LB), Seth is in five of the nine, Adam in three, Ace in two. Though not all groups are worth the same. IMO, QB and the lines are the three most important position groups.
While this was a much, much closer draft than previous years, Brian wins best team by a comfortable margin. Seth probably gets #2, despite not picking a starting d-lineman until the 17th round, which is pretty remarkable.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Raiders really need to up||
Raiders really need to up their game if they want to maintain their repuation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Kirk Gibson, Magic, and||
Kirk Gibson, Magic, and Nicklaus. But they were all well out of school before I learned the power of hating rivals, so that's maybe cheating.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You did make up some ground||
You did make up some ground in this round, though. I don't think it's just my Michigan homerism that leads me to think M. Cole and D. Morgan were both excellent picks at this point. Blows my mind Cole was still on the board--a strong tackle with versatilty to play anywhere on the line. But as far as your team goes, you don't have a single DL on your team other than Turay. Mattison would be very disappointed.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Brian and Adam are running||
Brian and Adam are running away with this, IMO.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||(1) Michigan Football (2)||
(1) Michigan Football
(2) Michigan Basketball
(3) All other Michigan teams.
(4) USA National Teams in international events.
[huge, enormous, wide, long, gapping gap]
(8) [spot reserved for the Lakers should they ever get rid of Kobe and right the ship]
(9) [spot reserved for the Raiders should they ever get rid of the Davises and right the ship]
(10) through (9,999) All other teams except...
(10,000) The Celtics.
(10,001) The Red Sox.
(10,002) OSU Basketball.
(10,003) MSU Basketball.
(10,004) ND Football.
(10,005) MSU Football.
(10,006) OSU Football.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
Draftageddon is good times.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That was actually interesting||
I'm among those that are very tired of apparel threads (so, yes, I don't click on most of them), but I actually enjoyed that article. Interesting bit of history about college athletics (the coaches used to get the contracts! wow).
I also really enjoyed the line about 1994 and OJ and Puck.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They Give Little Notice||
I don't think they announced last year's event until the week before. Pretty sure it was the same short-notice situation two years ago. I don't know why they do it that way, but they do.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Six||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||LOL||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I thought I was 37||
I'm 38. But until about 10 seconds ago I thought I was 37. It's hard to remember when you're this old.
UMLS, JD, '06.
I won't read the freep, ever, no matter what. I don't view that as any loss though, as I subscribed for a week when I first got to A2 in 2003 and quickly realized it was the worst major-city newspaper I had ever read, which was really saying something. I also gave the Dolphin Puncher's book a terrible review on Amazon and feel no shame about it.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||In-n-Out||
This isn't even close, IMO. They are both good and both overrated (because there are groups of people who will insist that either is nothing short of mind-blowning, life-changing ambrosia--and while good, or maybe even very good, they aren't that). I think a lot of people who arrive in California have an expectations problem when it comes to In-n-Out. It isn't all it's cracked up to be. But you know what it is? Superior to Five Guys.
Living in Ann Arbor now, I'll take Elevation Burger over Five Guys any day of the week, every time, no question.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||We have a winner||
Given the "sole car" limitation, this is the obvious choice, IMO.
(In case the threading isn't clear, I'm referring to MGoAero's choice of an E63 wagon.)
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Don't be ridiculous, the||
Don't be ridiculous, the pants on the bottom are clearly black.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||As clear as an azure sky of||
As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||Michigan||
To me, the question is beyond absurd.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Can't really do it in a vacuum||
Picks would vary a great deal depending on what your opponent is doing.
Normally I'd say you take your QB first, but here it doesn't sound like we have a stand-out, so taking a QB before your opponent does is probably not much of an adavantage here (unlike picking Luck in 2010). I think that's true for RB and WR too on this team. Beliving that your O lives and dies by its OL, and your D by its middle, mine would look something like this (factoring in that it sounds like we have one stand-out TE):
(1) Cole, OT.
(2) Peppers, S (or Lewis, CB, if Peppers is gone).
(3) Butt, TE.
(4) Morgan, LB.
(5) Kugler, C (assuming, as I suspect, he's the only decent C we have right now).
(6) Henry, DT.
(7) Kalis, OG.
(8) Mone, DT.
(9) Mags, OT/OG.
(10) Ross, LB.
(11) Lewis, CB (or Countess, if Lewis is gone).
Of course I would insert one each at QB, RB, and WR (probably immediately) after my opponent took his. For QB I'd probably take Morris, Speight if Morris is gone. RB I'd probably take Smith, Green if Smith is gone. WR I'd take Darboh, Cole if Darboh is gone.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Who are they calling addicts?||
Who are they calling addicts? I can stop anytime...
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Naturalist Ernest Thompson||
Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton described the wolverine as "[A] tremendous character . . . a personality of unmeasured force, courage, and achievement so enveloped in a mist of legend, superstition, idolatry, fear, and hatred, that one scarcely knows how to begin or what to accept as fact. Picture a weasel--and most of us can do that, for we have met the little demon of destruction, that small atom of insensate courage, that symbol of slaughter, sleeplessness, and tireless, incredbile activity--picture that scrap of demoniac fury, multiply that mite by some fifty times, and you have the likenes of a wolverine."
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck Lion||
I was thinking animal too. In the end, I'm going with a fuck lion.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Very well played.||
Very well played.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Congratulations and Go Blue!||
Congratulations and Go Blue!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Superb||
Best board post I've seen here in a long time. A little surprised to see such Harbaugh passion coming from you, though, Coach.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||My recollection||
(1) Jim H. (2)/(3) Les M. or John H.
The rest in something of an order: Patterson, Peterson, Gruden, Cowher, Dungy, Fitzgerald, Ferentz, Edsall, Mullen.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Brian wins||
There was a moment when I thought maybe Ace, but no. Brian wins, IMO.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||38-10, M wins||
38-10, M wins
|1 year 47 weeks ago||29-11||
29-11, M wins.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||29-11.||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Famines aren't funny||
As usual, I enjoyed the post and appreciate your good work. But you'll have to excuse me as using this as the one opportunity to get this off my chest. The “Where was the ‘Luck of the Irish’ during the potato famine?” sign struck me as being in very poor taste. When I saw that I just thought, "Wow, way to make everyone watching Game Day think Michigan fans are just a bunch of dicks." And I'm a long way from being a sensitive PC cop.There were complicating factors to the potato famine, most importantly serious repression by the English, which make that kind of joke closer to "Where was the luck of the Jews during the Holocaust?" than something funny.