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|9 hours 50 min ago||That's good news. I hope||
That's good news. I hope badassness runs through the whole family.
This was also a good opportunity for me to correct something stupid I've believed (without checking) for a long time. Someone told me that KMFDM stands for "kill motherfucking depeche mode." Believe it or not, it doesn't. Nice to revisit that question a couple of decades later.
|9 hours 57 min ago||This thread title is||
This thread title is annoyingly informative and well done. Please change to something better like "Taylor Lew..."
It's all about the suspense.
|15 hours 57 min ago||I'm a DB critic, but I'm||
I'm a DB critic, but I'm happy when he brings back cool, unique, old Michigan traditions. "WOW experience" is a totally different thing.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I think the "we" varies quite||
I think the "we" varies quite a bit. Normal, healthy Michigan fans didn't know that Marcus Lewis was coming before reading this. Really normal, healthy Michigan fans still don't know. Those of us who spend way too much time on recruiting - myself included - probably picked it up awhile ago.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Interesting. I don't know||
Interesting. I don't know anything about the coaches he's signing up with, but I'd be surprised if a year with Larry Brown wouldn't ultimately be worth at least that much (in the long run) for an NBA prospect like him.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to||
Tim Hardaway Jr. was named to the second team. OT problem solved?
|4 days 5 hours ago||That doesn't mean I'm about||
That doesn't mean I'm about 100 points away from having a lot less sex and breathing a lot less air, does it?
|6 days 4 hours ago||Your loss, brother||
Your loss, brother
|6 days 4 hours ago||it's all relative||
Not OT if you've spent your day wondering when JTrain goes on vacation.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Fuck. FUCK. Sorry.||
Fuck. FUCK. Sorry.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Thanks. I've been wondering||
Thanks. I've been wondering when your vacation is. You just saved me an email.
|6 days 5 hours ago||It depends on how you think||
It depends on how you think about these things. If the question is "Does the market value college football coaches enough to justify their current salaries?" the answer is clearly yes. College football is big business and getting a top, high-profile coach pays off. If the question is "Do college football coaches' contributions to society justify their current salaries?" the answer - to me - is clearly no.
We live in a system that pays primarily by market value, so it's not surprising that these guys make what they do. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't question whether it's appropriate.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'd love to know if I'll||
I'd love to know if I'll reach an age when I can look at a word like "mannschaft" and not giggle/smirk like a 13-year-old.
|6 days 16 hours ago||The guy who posted right||
The guy who posted right before you did. Interestingly, he also ducked immediately after posting.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Jerry Kill. He's so easy to||
He's so easy to cheer for and it's fun to see his program sticking by him as it has.
John Cooper is my #2.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Lines like "enough is enough"||
Lines like "enough is enough" imply to me that Brandon might have some critics among the Regents. That seems healthy.
|1 week 6 hours ago||And, with that, Mr. Deitch||
And, with that, Mr. Deitch wins both my heart and my vote for life.
|1 week 17 hours ago||... which are most of the||
... which are most of the parts.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Yes. This whole argument is||
Yes. This whole argument is stupid, just like the "we need to execute" argument on this board was stupid. People can argue about the precise language used, but our coaches clearly never intended to communicate that the coaching is perfect and the players suck. "Execution" is just a generic term used to say that a group has the potential to be good and that doing so is in their control. The alternatives -- saying things like "we can't possibly win with [the talent we have / our schemes / these injuries / etc.]" -- are much, much worse.
Anyway, Urban Meyer is a manipulative, dishonest dick. News at 11.
|1 week 1 day ago||My best guess...They're||
My best guess...
They're having trouble selling tickets for Miami (OH) this year (evidence: fireworks). Signaling to people that is the most likely game to see the QB of the future, since Miami is probably the worst team on our schedule (0-12 last year), could be a move to sell a few tickets.
Obviously we should hope that the team itself won't take that game for granted. Lately we've had way too many awful experiences with supposedly bad - or actually bad - teams.
|1 week 1 day ago||Seth, I'm sorry just to get||
Seth, I'm sorry just to get to this now, but this was beautifully done. This MGoBlog entry might be to me what you said Eleven Swans is to you. Obviously this will be little consolation, but I think your introspection and grace in the aftermath of personal tragedy has gotten a lot of us thinking about what's important. Thank you.
|1 week 3 days ago||A less optimistic reading -||
A less optimistic reading - but my best guess - is that he meant "their loss rather than mine." But that obviously could be wrong. My conclusion was to not make much of this line.
|1 week 3 days ago||How many and which ones. For||
How many and which ones. For the same reasons you said.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree, partly because the||
I agree, partly because the next time a similar situation arises, the guy will figure it can't possibly be an ugly result since you didn't say anything. Then everything becomes a mess.
|1 week 6 days ago||never has a t-shirt made my||
never has a t-shirt made my eyes roll so hard.
i like lebron, i'm glad he has a couple of championships to his name, and i hope he never wins another one.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I actually thought this||
I actually thought this sounded like Section 1. It reminded me of the Frank Beckmann appreciation thread a few months ago, which I thought had nauseating political undertones but on the surface seemed pretty positive and innocuous.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I'll represent the extreme||
I'll represent the extreme position, because it's what I believe. I think Dave Brandon, above all, wants what's best for Dave Brandon. Where that overlaps with what's best for Michigan, we're in luck. In general, I think he's willing to accrue severe long-term costs (for which his successors will get most of the blame) for fleeting, short-term benefits (for which he gets most of the credit). We all look out for ourselves to some extent, but I trust guys like Hoke and Beilein to consider Michigan's well-being even at the expense of their own interests far, far more than I trust Brandon to do the same.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Technically, yes, Hill was||
Technically, yes, Hill was traded, but really he agreed to terms with Orlando and the Pistons said, "Well, shit, do you want to give us a couple of bodies and we'll call it a trade?" That definitely wasn't a trade the Pistons wanted to make, though it ended up getting them Ben Wallace (and I think Chucky Atkins). I don't remember the A-Rod situations well enough to comment.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree. It's hard to find||
I disagree. It's hard to find a fair comparison because he's local to Cleveland/Akron (and because of "The Decision"), but I can't think of any other fan base responding to a player leaving in remotely the same way. Lions fans certainly didn't when Barry Sanders walked away at a horribly inconvenient time (while arguably the NFL's best / highest profile player) and Pistons fans certainly didn't when the NBA's top young star, Grant Hill, left right before we all expected him to enter his prime. Orlando didn't when Shaq left, Seattle and Texas didn't when A-Rod left, and I can't think of a remotely comparable reaction.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You should see the new||
You should see the new SportsCenter / SportsCenter set. Watching it makes me feel like I'm having a seizure on a spaceship with sports vaguely involved in the background.