I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 weeks 9 hours ago||One word:||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Recruiting||
To change Head Coaches with the recruiting classes we are putting together would be a huge setback and completely insane. I think Hoke needs time to let his classes come together, but CLEARLY these players need coaching up. Recruiting doesn't mean anything if the players are not coached well and molded into great teams. I think staff changes are needed to get the players coached up- Sparty and OSU take good players and coach them via their scheme and approach to positional disicpline into very good/ great teams with very good players.
Most of all, we have no swagger or killer instinct on this team, or anywhere in the organization. It's a family atmosphere that draws solid young men, but there is zero swagger. This team could use a heavy dose of toughness and fire. I hate seeing Taylor Lewan and Frank Clark making bone headed/ irresponsible personal fouls, but if that passion was molded into every player and was harnessed into a disciplined aggression, we'd be on to something; I just don't see the program adopting that mindset. It's a shame because I think the culture of the program could really use a disciplined, agressive mentality at this point; it starts at the top and the staff don't seem to be killers. At all. You don't need to be a person you are not or a huge jerk; you need to instill confidence in your players by constantly playing to their strengths and putting them in positions to succeed. You challenge them, you give them the skills they need and you have a comprehensive approach to getting it done. I think this is fixable... but do the staff have the mindset to do it? Time will tell... and we'll all continue to endure Michigan fandom untill we find out.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Just back to NYC... My second||
Just back to NYC... My second visit to Rentschler (saw Liverpool there a few years back)...
I though our fans were poor, mostly because we played poorly but also because we had no band-- I know, I know-- but it is hard to get a disparate group of people in synch on the Victors and Let's Go Blue without some kind of musical framework. Saw a couple of our fans get booted for exchanging beers dumped on people's heads-- really lame.
As one of the only stadia that serves beer for college games, I was expecting worse, but it was ok. My five year old's first game and he will forever associate WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE with 3rd down for Michigan... wish the DJs would have let the band play more.
The game: oof.
Worth it: Always! and my son is 1-0...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I would too||
I would leave my boy home, too, but he would be devastated. If w have to leave early, assuming this is not Akron II, I guess I'll live with it. It is for us to have the time together, so I feel like I have to. Hoping for a long nap on the ride up...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Bitterly disappointed||
Bitterly disappointed about the 8:00 PM kick. Bringing my 5 year old to his first game and expect he will be melting by the end, then the 3 hours back to NYC, etc. I appreciate and have been looking forward to this since the home and home was announced, because it makes it closer for NYC area alumni like me, but it reeeeaaaalllly sucks.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||would be||
my 5 year old's first game... pulling for noon...
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||You forgot||
You forgot the air quotes around on-air "talent"
|22 weeks 5 days ago||But...||
...Zusi has supplied steady service for Jozy.Personally, I would play
and use Landon/Holden as subs/ rotate in for Zusi/JJ/MB
EDIT: I would move Fabian Johnson back to LB as well.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Actually||
Since NBC Sports have picked up EPL rights his year, they have promised to show EVERY game on their family of networks...
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Seattle were supporters fantastic!... but||
... the pitch was an embarassment. I know why and understand the situation, but it is a shame that, in the 21st century, we can't have a world class pitch at every venue in this country.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats To Bayern...||
The good news: You win the Champion's League. The bad news? Robben resolves to now be more "Robben" than ever. Phyrric Victory.
Seriously, though, dominant all season. Well done. Welcome to the 5x Club!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||but||
it would be a midsummer night's DREAM to land all of these recruits...
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Your doubt is unfounded||
Göetze is a done deal, Lewandowski maybe less so, but still probable.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Goodbye||
Glad to see the back of him.
As a Liverpool supporter, I loathe the man, but there is no denying his accomplishments. Have to respect him. I hated no basketball player more than Michael Jordan; he played for the Bulls (rivals to my Detroit Pistons) and was a giant asshole, much like Ferguson. That said, you can't look at the ability and the record and not have respect for his achievements. United have accomplished amazing things under him; if Liverpool had done the same in this era, I would be waving the flag... I get it. I think he's been given a competitive advantage because of his status and success (Fergie Time is REAL!!), the smaller teams absolutely capitulate to United-- they are beaten before they play!-- but that's all minor compared to winning all of those titles and cups. I wish we had been good enough to beat him to the title, would have been amazing. Alas, he goes out on top.
That said, the club have had no real uncertainty in 26 years, so that alone is something to relish. Moyes has won zero trophies. I assume Felliani and Baines to United, but with Mourinho and possibly Falcao en route to Chelsea, can't see United overcoming this loss any time soon. Fergie has been overperforming with this team for a long time, I hope Moyes falls on his face.
Liverpool have our own problems to overcome, obviously, but still, a great day IMO.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Ballin'...||
...in his casuals.
|32 weeks 7 hours ago||I was||
... so first on this.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||This is...||
....the greatest Michigan meme photo collage in the history of this website. Unreal.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||yup||
Jordan Morgan missing a bunny is the correct ending for that game. #GoBlue
|42 weeks 6 days ago||ha||
not even close... *ha*
We won the Champions League five times since 1977 (last was 2005) and have 18 league titles, the last of which was in the 1980's. So, yeah, Cubs comparison is a bit off.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I know your pain||
It has been a rough few years... I have felt many parallels with being a Michigan fan...
The Hodgson/ Rich Rod tenures being at roughly the same time, Hoke/ Dalglish (Michigan Man/ Liverpool legend) coming in around the same time, winning the League Cup/ Wining the Sugar bowl, tough losses to rivals this year. Michigan basketball and Liverpool also seem in synch with our recent skid in hoops coming at the same time as Liverpool have struggled against West Brom and now Zenit... things feel too synched up. I watched the Wisconsin game and just KNEW LFC would lose to Albion, and once that was done, MSU felt impossible and after that, Zenit was out of the question... someone must break the cycle! If only both Michigan football and Liverpool could get back on top, but we're a few years away on both counts (if ever), so it just frustrates... I've been very quiet about my teams, just gritting my teeth and hoping for better days ahead, especially in BIG matches/ rivalries, both Mich football and LFC have had a really rough patch this year... painful
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I know your pain||
double post. oops.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Book of Mormon||
Go. You'll both have a great time.
|52 weeks 6 min ago||Walkable from my place||
I'll be behind one of the baskets. Arena is great on the inside, awesome array of concessions...
|52 weeks 5 hours ago||MY favorite||
My favorite Dave Brandon WOW moment was when he pretended to say "wow" for the cameras looking up at his new HD scoreboards in the last Countdown To Kickoff Video of 2011. Because nothing gets me more hyped for the season than watching an executive survey his empire in awe of himself...
|1 year 2 weeks ago||4th and 3||
Devin as QB.
Denard next to him in backfield.
Play action to Denard.
Funchess up the seam.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||agree 100%. He was clearly||
agree 100%. He was clearly forcing his throws and did not have any sense of calm in the pocket. Yes, it was Alabama, but you need an ice cold killer back there ala Tom Brady in 2000, which, obviously he is not. That's ok, but I think you are right-- he seemed way too hyped up.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||... was my point. Thanks for||
... was my point. Thanks for your understanding.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||In all honesty, with depth||
In all honesty, with depth concerns and history, why play your starting CBs on special teams? I'm sure Blake is one of the better speed guys for that unit, but you have so many guys on scholarship, I just don't understand why he is playing there regardless of his abilities/ history on ST.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I know it's over, still, I||
I know it's over, still, I cling, I don't know where else I can go, over and over and over and over over and over over and over, I know it's over, but it never really began, but in my heart it was so real...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||matte||
I love the matte paint jobs on helmets (and cars). It wouldn't work for Michigan (if it isn't broke...) but it looks good on solid, dark helmets (like the Duke helmet). Like it alot.