Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|6 weeks 6 days ago||One question...||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Lockett Coverage?||
In the first half, Consistently going with man to man on their best receiver while playing 10 to 15 yards off the line was a bit puzzling.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||When do they move on to the "big money"||
If you see what they're paying for naming rights on stadiums, what would they pay for naming rights on the actual school itself?
"ACME Brand's University of <insert state here>"
"University of <insert state>, brought to you by ACME Brand"
|11 weeks 6 days ago||True.. depends on context||
Wasn't clear to me that the context of the statement applied only to recruits, but yes... and nowdays, the sports culture is so different that I think academics is probably secondary to many (if not most) recruits.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||"School to go to" may be overstating things a bit||
In those days, Michigan State certainly had the stronger atheletic program... but for academics, Michigan will still the "school to go to", at least in most fields.
I think academics is still the driver for most students deciding the "school to go to", and it was probably even more so back then.
Of course. both my parents were students in those times.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I have neither the time or the knowledge||
to post much useful commentary, but I have always found there are plenty of people on this blog who do. Anything Brian is doing to reduce the amount of crap that one has to wade through to get to the "good" comments is something I endorse wholeheartedly.
As far as the blog being "about what it feels like to be a Michigan fan", there's a lot less we can do to control that. It's been a tough year, and I suspect some portion of the noise is related to that.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Drank a couple bottles of Robert Biale Zinfandel with my wife||
At this point I'm 45 years old and well into my "high class" drinking years. In fact, I just got back from Sydney, Australia last night so I didn't start drinking until AFTER the game and after the kids were asleep:
Both wines direct from the winery and held in my cellar:
2011 Robert Biale Zinfandel, Napa Valley, Black Chicken ($42)
Nose of berries, oak and some waxy notes. Rustic raspberry, earth, and a load of pepper and oak on the palate. Oak layers flow into complex melange of tannins and a raspberry tang. 91 points now but this will improve when the oak calms down a bit in a couple years.
2010 Robert Biale Zinfandel, Napa Valley, Aldo's Vineyard ($75)
Light red fruit and balsa nose. Black cherry and pomegranate fruit with a lot of complex brush, earth , and rustic flavors The tannins here are gentle and caressing layers. Elongated and vaguely more Bordeaux like on the finish. Not a normal full throttle Biale but I stilll like it. 90 points.
Both wines were excellent but they don't assuage the pain that whatever I watched today reminded me of Michigan Football about the same as most of the football I've since 2008. We've traded in terrible defense for terrible offeense. I love the platitudes of Brady Hoke but this season seems to show the results leave something to be desired.
Michigan fans may have impossible standards but we do know something about footballl and today's coaching performance indicates some serious problems.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Truly Painful||
Sorry for lack of anything coherent to say.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Looking forward to it...||
My parents went to a screening last night put on by the University of Michigan Club of NH in Concord. Billy Taylor was there and spoke after the screening... they said it was a great documentary and "you can't miss it!".
Given there are few things on TV besides Michigan games that they'd say that about, I'm looking forward to it.
|40 weeks 40 min ago||This kind of content is what makes MGOBLOG great||
Thanks for posting...for those of us who can't make these kind of events (I'm in Ireland now), this is the kind of insight and information we get that we'd never find out from anywhere else... unveified voracity indeed!
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||1990 - We had a good one!||
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Link to the HTML Primer doesn't work||
Link in the "How can I bold stuff, insert images, embed videos, etc?" FAQ above no longer works. In trying to find it, I noticed a bunchof old articles in the forums noting it was gone... but it's still here.
In my opinion, a link to the "META: Embed Refresher Course" article here would be helpful. I found an older one which ranked higher in my Google search but didn't work as it pre-dated the current software.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Day Job!||
Sorry, can't resist:
|46 weeks 13 hours ago||Too Bad They Stopped Letting in Coolers...||
Too bad people can't bring in coolers with their own drinks anymore... that way the sorority girls could get drunk AT the game and be there on time.
We had this back in my freshman year of 1986, but they dropped it the next year. Of course, for the following three years we still managed to get stuff in and get to the game on time... but perhaps it's somehow totally different now.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||No way....||
This year's motto has to be "We Ate Subs. It was Crazy!"
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Fond memories of my Sr. year...||
I missed the Illinois riot because I had to go to my cousin's wedding that night. My cousin and I ended up watching the game at the reception on a tiny, portable mini-television (with like a 5 inch black and white screen) and then went totally nuts when we won. We made such a scene that it's still talked about to this day by the family.
We did make it to South University after the Seton Hall game. We blew off a brick of firecrackers in front of our house on East Ann street and then headed down there. For about 30 minutes it was awesome - everyone hugging, yelling "GO BLUE!" to each other, singing the Victors, and generally reveling in the Michigan spirit... then we saw some obviously out-of-town dude throw a newspaper vending machine through a store window and we got the hell out of there before the riot police came in!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Uh... where's the Internet coming from?||
This model is going to have problems since you still need a broadband Internet connection... which probably comes from the cable company. So that's at least another $40-50/month before you've bought any channels... and if it's really a threat, the cable companies will change their pricing model to make Internet-only more expensive.
In the end, the wire in the ground will remain important and interfere with plans to change the model.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Even techies keep the cable...||
I agree since I work in Cloud Computing, but when I get home I just want to turn the TV on and it works. That said, I am over 40 and already on my way to irrelevance.
Brian's general point that the current business model is likely to eventually expire is accurate, I just think his timeframe is off. In addition, there's no evidence that the "content owners" won't still be the ones making money down the road. The B10/Fox enterprise can simply shift to selling the content to us directly .
The downside for us who like our B10 Football is that future likely results in us paying more for it instead of having it subsidized by people who don't watch it... and the general problem for the B10 is they'll be making less money.
But if everyone's making less money, the B10 having the infrastructure and ability to generate their own content will still put them in an advantage.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||We're Getting No Credit...||
...but we won't care when we win the game! GO BLUE!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Fear the Turtle should have been mentioned here||
The bizarre "Fear the Turtle!" motto really should have made the list here... gaining that moniker as part of the Big 10 one of the more positive things about this merger.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||In Delaney We Trust||
I have no idea where this is going, but it's going somewhere besides just adding Maryland and Rutgers.
WWBD - What Would Bo Do?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I love the '80's||
Don't hate on the 1980's! There was a lot of good games in the latter decade of Bo.
By my years 86-90, the painter's caps were out of style.. but I remember wearing them in high school.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||No blocking either||
Lack of blocks seems to be the big problem for the RB's.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It happens...||
ESPN strikes again!
No harm, no foul.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||2 minute offense was outstanding?||
Clearly we're not coaches, because neither myself or any other fan who watched that drive at the end of the game was thinking "Outstanding job. We always go over that again and see where clock management or were there any issues, and we didn’t really see anything."
In fact, I believe I've read numerous threads to the contrary all over this site since the gameended.
That said, we did win so it's a success from that perspective.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Bo's Last Home Game Rush||
I was on the field for that 1989 win... still one of the greatest Michigan memories for me, though a bit hazy due to all the 151 rum with cider that was drank!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||As Bo also said...||
"We don't need Notre Dame... They need us more than we need them."
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Four Lights?||
Guess I must not be in football mode yet, since when I saw the subject, the first thing I thought was "There are four lights!"... Star Trek, Michigan football... I guess it's all the same... or it's late at night.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||and about to leave for 2 weeks!||
Mine's still not arrived and I'm leaving for 2 weeks vacation so my mail's getting stopped. Was hoping to read it on the plane. :(
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I'm a late entrant||
Thanks for the reminder. I finally did it, just an hour before it ends!