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- 5 Big Ten titles
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- no serious NCAA violations
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- 2004 - 3 (tied)
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|1 hour 17 min ago||I'm so sick of that guy.||
I'm so sick of that guy. This is completely consistent with every other story I've heard about DB and every other bit of evidence we have about his character.
I cheer for Rodriguez in Arizona, albeit passively. If Hoke ends up someplace else in the coming years, I'll cheer for him wherever he is, probably enthusiastically. With Brandon, I just want him to go the fuck away and not show up on my radar again.
|4 hours 59 min ago||We have a much more local||
We have a much more local comparison. Even if I want to see Hoke fired, I'll feel sad if it happens and will cheer for him wherever he ends up. If Brandon's fired, I'll probably face the direction where I think DB probably is, throw up the Marcus Hall double-bird, and mutter "good riddance, dickhead" from the privacy of my house/office.
|5 hours 33 min ago||For fuck's sake, you of all||
For fuck's sake, you of all people should know that there's no "Q" in Rich Rodriguez's name.
|5 hours 49 min ago||This is a joke that's missing||
This is a joke that's missing the funny parts of a joke, right?
EDIT: Actually, that has funny parts. Well done, and no, I sure as hell don't read those things.
|6 hours 1 min ago||Please do post those||
Please do post those exchanges if you're up for it. Brandon knows that that stuff can get out publicly, so I don't think there's any kind of privacy worry there. And this type of thing lets us get a better feel for who's running things, how, and how we feel about it.
|6 hours 6 min ago||Others have said this better||
Others have said this better than I will, but this is a reminder that we have really good people coaching our football program right now, and even if they ultimately prove not to be up to the job of coaching the program, we should be respectful in how we call for and handle their exit.
In the meantime, I'll be cheering like hell for them to somehow turn this around.
|8 hours 59 min ago||Right, and I think that's||
Right, and I think that's what makes those names easy to report (and what makes it likely that he's hearing those names from others). I just don't think that makes them accurate. My hope is that Michigan would conduct a much more comprehensive search that considers a bunch of people we've never heard of with no ties to Ann Arbor.
|14 hours 31 min ago||I'm inclined to believe that||
I'm inclined to believe that the Regents have had it with Brandon and change is likely... and maybe even that Henson has real sources who are hearing about that. I'm inclined not to believe that anyone talking to Gregg Henson knows who the serous candidates are, if the process has even gotten that far.
|16 hours 12 min ago||I think stupid posts like||
I think stupid posts like this are good for our fanbase right now, because many of us react by saying, "Piss off, I'm proud to be a Michigan fan, and I'm cheering for these guys to turn it around." We need a little of that right now.
Oh, and fire Brandon. Seriously, that guy sucks.
|17 hours 52 min ago||Confession time:I'm happy||
I'm happy about the Coke thing. I think it's a huge PR flub, which actually doesn't bother me at all and I think it appreciably increases the chances that we dump our assclown athletic director. The people who will decide Brandon's fate are Schlissel and the Regents, and the Regents are politicians who, now more than ever, have an opportunity to score political points by severing ties with DB. We saw in the aftermath of the fireworks thing that some of them were willing to take public shots, which I'm sure was because of some combination of genuinely disliking him and figuring that they'd grab a few votes through those public shots. Well, there are many more reasons to dislike DB and many more political points to be scored at his expense right about now. Fire his ass.
|17 hours 58 min ago||good idea, bad execution||
Regents' Contact Information
Mark J. Bernstein (term expires 01/01/21)
Julia Donovan Darlow (term expires 01/01/15)
Laurence B. Deitch (term expires 01/01/17)
Shauna Ryder Diggs (term expires 01/01/21)
Denise Ilitch (term expires 01/01/17)
Andrea Fischer Newman (term expires 01/01/19)
Andrew C. Richner (term expires 01/01/19)
Katherine E. White (term expires 01/01/15)
Mark S. Schlissel (ex officio)
|18 hours 1 min ago||+1 for being an "old woman"||
+1 for being an "old woman" who puts up with all of us here
|18 hours 14 min ago||This is almost||
This is almost signature-worthy.
|18 hours 51 min ago||Because our athletic||
Because our athletic department is run by a dipshit who likely thinks that a good deed done for a corporate sponsor, however trivial and however terrible it looks, is worth more than a good deed done for a charity.
|20 hours 21 min ago||That's unreal. The problems||
That's unreal. The problems with this football program are rooted firmly in our AD's office.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Carr||
Just because these kinds of threads often turn into bizarre re-writings of history, here are some details on Carr:
Results (13 seasons):
Recruiting - average Rivals star rating:
*I'm using the average player rank from Rivals, whose rankings apparently only go back to 2002. (It's the recruiting at the end of his career that people get upset about anyway.) I'm using average player rank rather than the Rivals class rank, because the Rivals class rank rewards bigger classes for being bigger, which effectively punishes coaches for keeping players in the program.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I should have been clearer.||
I should have been clearer. It seems like Winston was following the meme to be funny. If he had named a particular person, it would be a completely different deal in my mind -- not just acting out a meme but sexually harassing someone. To say that he almost did that here, though, is to completely rewrite what actually happened.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Aren't you like 60? That||
Aren't you like 60? That seems a little harsh to say about a high school kid.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I mean, I killed a bug this||
I mean, I killed a bug this morning and probably will avoid jail time for it. Just unobjectionable stuff some say. But I wonder how unobjectionable that would have been if the word "bug" were replaced by the two measly words "million people."
|4 days 4 hours ago||Your user name and avatar||
Your user name and avatar lead me to question your recollection on these matters.
|4 days 5 hours ago||The barber at State Street||
The barber at State Street Barbershop once told me a really interesting story about this group. As I recall, he said there was some kind of MLB labor dispute in the early 1980s, and a group of Cincinnati Reds came up to Ann Arbor to train using UM's facilities. They played with the Michigan players often while they were in town and were stunned by how good some of those guys were (some combination of Sabo, Larkin, and Hal Morris, I'd imagine). That's why so many Michigan guys from that era ended up in Cincinnati.
Or so said the barber.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I'm intrigued...||
|4 days 16 hours ago||Laugh now, 814, but won't you||
Laugh now, 814, but won't you feel like an ass when cyberterrorists take down the internet and you're dying to know who led Michigan in forced fumbles in 1974.
|5 days 12 min ago||So if I'm looking at this||
So if I'm looking at this right, the Big Ten games we don't play:
HOME: Indiana, Maryland*, Penn State, Purdue
And the teams we play twice: Illinois, MSU, Northwestern, OSU, Rutgers
We avoid some of the tougher road games (and venues), which is nice.
*The 2/28 Maryland game is actually @ Maryland.
|5 days 33 min ago||Big rematch of the 2004 NIT||
Big rematch of the 2004 NIT title game. In fact, the only reason Rutgers wanted to join the Big Ten is to avenge that loss.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I think I remember a rumor||
I think I remember a rumor that Michigan might stop (or slow down with) pursuing KLS. I'm having trouble remembering where I saw that, but maybe Sam Webb wrote something about it?
Does anyone know if there was any truth to that rumor?
|5 days 2 hours ago||And aren't these women||
And aren't these women married (Kim Kardashian & Beyonce)? Maybe I'm being prude, but that makes this stuff even weirder to me.
|5 days 2 hours ago||This information is||
This information is incomplete. He could go 12-0 every season for the rest of his career starting in 2015, but I need to know:
(1) Will he wear a headset?
(2) Will he keep from saying anything that could be interpreted as reflecting an inner-resentment of fans ("fickle," "true fans," etc.)?
(3) Will he answer every question about injuries thoroughly and honestly?
(4) Will he answer every question about underperformance by stating that he, and only he, sucks in every possible way, thus avoiding blaming the players or anyone/anything else?
(5) Will he stop saying "Well" so damn often?
(6) Will he stop being father-like and loving toward his players?
If the answer to any of those questions is "no," then I want him fired no matter what happens on the field.
|5 days 2 hours ago||I think that puts him||
I think that puts him squarely on the fence, which is where the quality of the alternatives is most relevant. If that's how the season plays out and someone like Harbaugh wants to come, I think that scenario sees Hoke canned; if that's how the season plays out and the other coaching options are all uninspiring, I think he's brought back. Anything better than that and I think he most likely stays; anything worse than that and I think he's most likely gone.
|5 days 2 hours ago||So which games this season||
So which games this season would you call less important than this one?
Sports fans do this all the time. Every other NCAA tournament is labeled the "best tournament ever," every other Michigan season is labeled the "most painful ever," and on and on. People focus on what's happening right now and have a hard time putting it in the context of the past and the likely future.
Yes, this game is really important. Every game is really important. It's almost certain that 2013 MSU, 2013 OSU, 2014 Notre Dame, and many other past games (ranging from 2012 MSU to 2014 App State, which would have been a disastrous loss) will more profoundly affect Hoke's trajectory than this Utah game, and the same is true of many games yet to be played this season.