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|3 years 40 weeks ago||Chrysler Center||
I read the other thread to see if this question had already been answered, but I didn't see an answer. There is (used to be anyway) a building on North Campus named "Chrysler Center" Yes, I know that it is spelled differently, but isn't that just a bit confusing to have two different locations with the same name (at least when spoken)? Just wondering if they thought that through.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||The John Cooper of Michigan||
The John Cooper of Michigan State Hockey....sigh...
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I've been saying the same||
I've been saying the same thing for the last three years (actually a whole lot longer, but three years seems about right), and I'm going to continue saying it. Why?
What else am I going to say that will make a difference?
I figure that's why they do what they do and why I do what I do.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||3:00 "Why the F*** are they||
3:00 "Why the F*** are they calling me a coastie? I'm not even from the coast. I'm from Chicago.
made me laugh
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I think you are missing one||
I think you are missing one ingredient in your argument.
Ball State and San Diego State were both in the MAC and MWC respectively the years before Hoke got there, and they still sucked within their own spheres. They were the proverbial small fish in small ponds. Hoke was quite successful in turning each into THE big fish in their respective small ponds. Each of those successes needs to be compared with the lengthy failures of THAT school year over year to really see how good a job he did. The fallacy is trying to place the teams he built in the general pool of talented teams.
Now Hoke has moved to THE big pond and is tasked with turning a middle size fish back into THE big fish in its respective pond. So, yeah Michigan's pond is much bigger than the MAC and MWC ponds, but the available food (resources, exposure, recruiting power, etc.) is also much greater so there is just as much potential for him to be similarly successful at this level.
I guess what I'm saying is, considering what he had to work with and the boundaries within which he's had to work, he's done a helluva job so let's give him some credit and allow him prove otherwise before bagging on the success he has had.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||No, but would like to see||
No, but would like to see video if anyone has that capability...
|4 years 37 weeks ago||...but wait...||
There were reports that GMAT was at the BBall game. So he CAN be in two places at once!!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I was worried you said "Oobi"||
I was worried you said "Oobi" for a second. Anyone with small kids who watch TV will understand my concern.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Plus 1000 if I could, sir!!||
Plus 1000 if I could, sir!! That was beautifully played.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Peanuts?||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||nm||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Leave it to the blasted rules||
Leave it to the blasted rules makers to squash dreams and snuff out these kind of human interest stories. So what if some guy makes it to the Olympics and steals the imagination and interest of millions of people around the world?!
The serious athletes should probably make themselves more interesting if they want people to be more interested in them.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||This team is really starting||
This team is really starting to heat up. The only team in the top 6 of CCHA to win tonight. Let's keep it rolling, baby!!!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Yeah Alaska's had a pretty||
Yeah Alaska's had a pretty solid team for a few years now. Just odd to go that long without a shot. Eh, Merrill scored as I was typing the question so I guess I'd rather have shots that go in. Wooohooooo!!
Funny thing is I remember them making a big deal about FSU's defense last week too. Not that UM ran away with anything, but I really think our boys are starting to solidify and play reeeeaaaallly well.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||How awesome would that be if||
How awesome would that be if he coud come back and pitch a shutout to Sparty in his "Welcome Back" game?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Where are the shots?||
Almost half-way through the third and Michigan has yet to register a shot in the period.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Not that I don't think||
Not that I don't think Hunwick is doing a FANTASTIC job, because he is, but is there any word on when Hogan will be available again?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Say things like "I would walk||
Say things like "I would walk to Ann Arbor from San Diego" and "I would work there for free" I heard that kind of passion does wonders at loosening up the job offers.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||The underhand crank,||
The underhand crank, hmmm?...
I won't go there....
|4 years 37 weeks ago||ROFL!!! This just made my||
ROFL!!! This just made my day. Laughing so hard my gut hurts.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Brandon Reads MGoBlog||
or in other words...
Haters gonna Hate!!
|4 years 38 weeks ago||That pretty much captures the||
That pretty much captures the words, but what I don't think you can capture in mere words was the tone and body language, which basically said, "What are you an effing idiot that you don't get this?"
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Jeeez! I lost count after||
Jeeez! I lost count after four. Mods - Please delete these. How embarrassing.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||quadruple post||
|4 years 39 weeks ago||quadruple post||
|4 years 39 weeks ago||quadruple post. dang!||
quadruple post. dang!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Glad you have the two feet in||
Glad you have the two feet in front of your face figured out, and you nailed it indeed.
Think long term. Think BIG picture. It was NOT working with RR. It was obvious that regardless of who coaches Michigan in 2011, it was NOT going to get any better with RR.
So, yes the only hope was to bring in SOMEBODY different. It really doesn't matter who, but if they can put this highly volatile fan base at ease, even just a little bit, maybe they can get things on track. That somebody better have a longer vision than just NSD 2011. I'm absolutely positive DB does.
If idiot fans who think they know better than DB or BM or RR or LC would just STFU and let those people do their jobs, they might see that good things are possible, but that will never happen, though because everyone in the UM fan base is a better, smarter AD than DB because, heck, they've watched Michigan football for years. Of course they know better./s
|4 years 39 weeks ago||It's just incredibly ironic||
Liken it to a marriage gone sour. I mean REALLY sour. So sour that there is a toxic environment in the department and in the community surrounding your program, because I believe that is probably at least in part the case. I don't believe it was that bad before the bowl game because a lot of folks really thought we could put the pieces back together and compete given time to prepare for a single opponent and a little time for our youth to mature a little, etc. Once we layed the giant egg in Jacksonville, the mood and environment just got toxic. Even on this board, you could tell a lot of people lost faith.
Now, if you are in a toxic marriage such as described above, you don't wait until you have someone else "lined up" to get a divorce, do you? No. You get yourself out of the toxicity, take a breath, THEN you start figuring out who you are going to marry next...with the idea that you are going to be with the next person for a loooong time.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Completely disagree!! I||
I imagine I would be in a different line of work if I knew so much about how to run an athletic department, or a major, highly visible, multi-million dollar organization.
So, where are you the AD?
I thought so.
Have faith that DB, while maybe not having ALL the answers immediately at hand (who does?), probably knows better than you or I what he's doing and how to do it.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||As long as Dantonio and||
As long as Dantonio and Tressel were both part of the crowd, only for the 'losing any head to head matchup part, I give my full support to this plan.