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|4 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly, that photo makes me||
Honestly, that photo makes me wonder if it could become iconic if/when Addison Harbaugh becomes the first female coach in the NFL or major college football. Harbaughs are a different species.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Perry should be punished for||
Perry should be punished for whatever he did wrong, but I am curious whether the EL police would have raised that minor hand injury if this were an MSU player rather than a UM player.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that it's important||
I agree that it's important not to over-punish for something like this, especially before the details are clear, but it's not ridiculous to believe that behaviors that potentially harm people (like groping women against their will) should be punished more harshly than behaviors that don't harm people (like smoking marijuana).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Or he does. Keep your friends||
Or he does.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Just to be clear on the||
Just to be clear on the details of this proposal, you'll still come around to tell the rest of us that you disapprove of us, right? I wouldn't want to lose that because of some bilateral agreement between you and WD.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This thread is especially||
This thread is especially nutty (or funny) because it's basically a bunch of junkies giving shit to their dealer for doing what he does.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I've always thought it'd be a||
I've always thought it'd be a nice feature to have a "Goodbye" post for each graduating scholarship player that reviews his recruiting rankings, contributions, funny stuff along the way, etc. It'd be a lot of work, but it could be a good way to fill the football-less summer.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Because they really want to||
Because they really want to be doctors? Because they make life decisions based on more than just expected earnings? Because having to wait until your 30s until you make $500K/year isn't such a bad deal?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There's a way to reframe the||
There's a way to reframe the question that maybe wouldn't attract as much vitriol. Would you rather be in PSU's position (Big Ten title, no Playoff) or OSU's position (Playoff, no Big Ten title)? I'd take OSU's position, and I'd bet that most people here would do the same.
Winning the Big Ten title is a helpful means to playing for a national title, so I value it, but I don't value it as its own end as much as I once did.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder if they drew that up||
I wonder if they drew that up after getting burned by a kind of similar (and also fun) play a year earlier --
[EDIT: Sorry, it looks like the NFL has YouTube-only protections or something. The link below just takes you directly to the YouTube clip.]
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Turds have feelings, too,||
Turds have feelings, too, schreibee.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Brian, good post, but you||
Brian, good post, but you buried the lede. Aubrey Solomon doesn't believe in ties? I wonder how he makes sense of a game that's 10-10 in the 2nd quarter.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You mean a coach in that||
You mean a coach in that range like Greg Schiano? Give it up, coach, we're not going to hire you.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'm hoping that was a Rutgers||
I'm hoping that was a Rutgers joke, because if Delany grew up an OSU fan I'm gonna lose it.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||That's beautiful (honestly).||
That's beautiful (honestly). They just lost at home to Michigan in a game that was never really in doubt, sending Michigan to 8-0 and MSU to 2-6, and they're calling it a victory, all things considered. If you take a step back and consider that in the context of the past few years, it's about the clearest indication we've had that things have changed.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I don't even agree with him.||
I don't even agree with him. I'm going to take his words and substitute in another distinction between some fans and other fans--whether we grew up as Michigan fans. I don't believe what this says either (i.e., I think this is arrogant and stupid, too), but to me it doesn't sound any less reasonable than what he wrote. My edits are in bold.
As fans who grew up cheering for Michigan since childhood, our connections to the university are much deeper and far more meaningful than those who basically decided to become fans in adulthood (when they went to college). And as someone else mentioned, it's the thin-skinned "well, I went there and you didn't" that gets old.
I'm sorry if it's arrogant or elitist, but there are people who have loved Michigan since birth, and there are people who haven't. Everyone has a right to follow the program, everyone has a right to love Michigan. And not all lifelong fans are great fans, just as not all newcomers are great fans. But there has to be an acknowledgment that a lifetime of cheering for Michigan means something far different when it comes to fandom. That's all.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||For what it's worth, Bando||
For what it's worth, Bando doesn't speak for many of us.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||And who are you to decide how||
And who are you to decide how meaningful someone's connections are to a university? This is stunningly elitist... and stupid.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. And this||
I agree. And this conversation is getting so old. I'm not even sure what here is debatable:
1. Recruit rankings are correlated with college and NFL success. If you know nothing about two classes except for their star ratings, pick the higher-rated one, because it is a predictor of success.
2. Those correlations are strong but far from perfect, and there are a lot of reasons to question them in specific cases. Some position groups (e.g., OL) are harder to project and have weaker correlations between recruit rankings and college performance. Some groups of prospects are systematically underrated because they don't get much attention from recruiting services (e.g., kids who physically mature late, live in overlooked states, or commit early to low-profile programs). Some prospects fits better in certain coaches' systems and their ratings don't necessarily reflect that. And some coaches are better than others at talent evaluation.
There's a crowd here that acts like recruiting rankings are almost infallible and anyone who doesn't defer to them is naive and doesn't understand statistics, using point 1 as the argument. That's stupid. And then there's a crowd that says "Mike Hart, bitches" whenever anyone raises point 1. That's also stupid. The reality is obviously somewhere in between.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Then why wouldn't you just||
Then why wouldn't you just set the over/under higher?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I think this is totally||
I think this is totally valid. I'm getting nervous/confused about this, too, especially when we're hearing talk about 4 WRs, 7 OL, 100 RBs, etc.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I see at least two things||
I see at least two things about other commits (in a short posting history), and regardless of the context, I'm not sure how it'd ever make sense to post the line above on MGoBlog.
General point is that the guy is off to a rough start as a poster.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||14 weeks 10||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||If you check his posting||
If you check his posting history, you'll see that he found time to talk shit about Muslims and talk shit about our other commitments, all of which seems totally appropriate for MGoBlog.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I understand this critique||
I understand this critique when it seems like the coaches rush to offer a lower-rated prospect instead of waiting on a higher-rated recruit they might get (and probably would prefer). I've had the same reaction with a few offers during the Carr, Rodriguez, Hoke, and Harbaugh regimes.
But let's say the coaches evaluated Paye and a bunch of higher-rated guys (through game film, camps, background reviews, etc.) and they judged Paye to be a better player in this system. Do you honestly think they should pursue the 4-star instead of Paye even if they don't think the 4-star would be as good?
To me, it looks like Brown just thinks he's that good. It's not like this coaching staff is unwilling to wait for high-rated guys to commit near Signing Day.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||With those stats, it sounds||
With those stats, it sounds like "Throwing at Lewis or Stribling" could be MSU's starting QB.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||... and the period after||
... and the period after "him" should have gone inside the quotation mark.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, hold on there. Let's||
Hey, hold on there. Let's not forget that Ole Miss is the greatest 3-4 team in the history of competitive sports, which is why they're still getting a few votes in the Coaches Poll. I mean, they beat Wofford and Georgia and Memphis.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, he's 6'3" and, if||
I mean, he's 6'3" and, if this website is correct, runs the 100m dash in 11 seconds. And he has a lot of the characteristics of someone's who's overlooked by the recruiting services... He's from Rhode Island, committed early (to a great DC), committed to a small program, etc.
And every DC gets shredded sometimes, especially when you have offenses like Clemson's on the schedule.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||There might be some truth to||
There might be some truth to that, but where did he say that the military is enabling him to sit on a couch, read a book, and watch TV? I think his point was just that he's pleased that others have it in them to do that - or raise kids who do - because he's not wired that way.
SRK -- Best wishes. Your daughter is braver than I am.