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- Internally embarrassed - the cornerbacks felt embarrassed by their performance during the ND game (and, this interpretation is not one in which Hoke is calling them out publicly - simply relaying the players own assessments of their in-game performance; and, honestly, this is how I interpretted the OP).
- Externally embarrassed - Hoke & coaching staff thought the cornerbacks performance was an embarrassment (this seems to be how most contributing here are interpretting his statement).
- M, Wisconsin, and Northwestern all win on Saturday (all three are playing at home).
- MSU beats Wisconsin in B1G title game.
- sustained dominance akin to 1970-74 (probably not possible given the changes in college football since that time)?
- repeat B1G championships over 5 year period (e.g., 3 or 4 times over a 5 year period, M wins B1G championship)? Probably do-able, but of couse, that cannot be evaluated at this point.
- having M considered a football powerhouse by MSM again? This is fleeting (OSU exhibit A, Florida exhibit B), and not truly measurable. Thus, it's probably not what we want to use as a yardstick.
- or something else?
- Created a new flikr account for myself (based on my facebook account - not that that's significant).
- Joined MGoBlog PhotoPool Group. (and I can see my flikr account name, veritgho, appears in the MGoBlog PhotoPool members list, so no issue with that).
- Uploaded these 13 photos to my new flikr account.
- Added these uploaded photos to the MGoBlog PhotoPool Group on flikr.
- Added appropriate titles and descriptions to the photos.
- Noted that they were set as publicly viewalbe (so I made no changes from the default in that regard).
- Noted that they were not - by -default - set with Attirbution Non-Commercial Creative Commons licensing, so I did alter that property for all 13 such that they are now Attirbution Non-Commercial Creative Commons licensing.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Well, it's not public opinion||
Well, it's not public opinion that is *directly* moving the needle in such cases, but, rather, money (of which public opinion certainly plays a significant role). The NFL and NCAA have no legal authority here, and, only invoke "ethical/moral authority" when it is their business interest to do so. Specifically, when they do their calculations and determine that doing nothing or continuing to advocate for their star players will either (a) result in significant net revenue loss from sponsors, consumers, etc. and/or (b) open the league/team/university up to significant legal liability that's when they take their ethical/righteous stand.
(As an aside, if one is to believe the OTL report from last night on the Rice/Ravens situation, the Ravens front office comes off looking *really* bad (John Harbaugh excepted). And, perhaps, have opened themselves up to obstruction of justice legal issues with regard to their potential interference with the handling of the case by Atlantic City police/prosecution.)
The events of the recent weeks have put all this under the microscope, but, I expect it has always been this way (specifically, teams/leagues/universities doing the money calculations and basing such decisions on that). I think what is different about the current climate is the common existence of video and cell phone/text message evidence made available to the general public. Thus, it is much more difficult for commissioners, university presidents, etc. to sweep these things under the rug and make them go away.
Take away lesson to be learned for the athletes in a big money sport, more so now than ever, is that you need to stay out of trouble. Fair or not, not doing so can have a major, permanent impact on your career.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Two who got picked early 1st round...||
... didn't end well.
Mike Phipps (1970 3rd overall to Miami then traded to Cleveland for Paul Warfield). 11 seasons in the NFL (Cleveland and Chicago). QBR 52.6, TD-INT 55-108
and, of course...
Art Schlichter (1982 4th overall to Baltimore). Sadly, the 2nd photo speaks for itself.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Me thinks ESPN is making more||
Me thinks ESPN is making more of this than Snyder did/does. ESPN uses the word "stealing", Snyder does not. He simply says "They're getting our signals" (I didn't see the game so I don't know what his demeanor was when he made that statement). And that he changed signals at halftime.
So, it appears to me that ESPN is trying to create a controversy where there may well be none.
In general, if you are communicating via an open/public medium and wanting to limit the communication to a subset of those who may be receiving the communication, it's your (the communicator's) responsibility to communicate in such a way that enforces that limit. It is certainly not the responsibility of any and all receivers to enforce it on their end.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Point of clarification (which||
Point of clarification (which may not be clarifiable based on that single word quote): stating that the cornerbacks were "embarrassed" can be interpretted in two ways...
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I cannot speak to your safety||
I cannot speak to your safety (never been to a game in South Bend), but, I do
But, there are alternatives:
Additionally, if you could convince a friend or family member to attend with you dressed as the Fig Newton guy, that'd be a big hit with the ND fans as well.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Fellaini 'do is all||
Fellaini 'do is all well-and-good, but no-one (NO-ONE!) rocks the 'fro on the pitch like Valderrama
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||Wait, wouldn't the Messiah be||
Wait, wouldn't the Messiah be Ron Powlus? I'm confused.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Jay Farrar (of Son Volt) solo||
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt and, previously, Uncle Tupelo) solo show @ The Southern in Charlottesville, VA - with my son.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Kain Colter, Northwestern||
Kain Colter, Northwestern University: sentenced to death by stoning. Employees? Balderdash, these things are property.
Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers Union President: for aiding in the efforts to steal property from its rightful owner, he is henceforth banned from attending any & all NCAA sporting events.
Donald Sterling, Owner Los Angeles Clippers: Lifetime Achievement Award and Honorary NCAA Advisory Membership.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||<coolStory> I knew Chris||
I knew Chris Partridge (more accurately, the actor who played Chris Partridge on The Partridge Family, and, to clarify, there were two Chris actors - Jeremy Gelbwaks [season 1 only] and Brian Forster [seasons 2 onward]; I knew Jeremy) in graduate school at UC Berkeley College of Chemistry in 1983-4. He was one year ahead of me in the PhD program there. He didn't pass his oral exam for advancement to candidacy so I think he left with a Masters in '84.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, that was my thought as||
Yes, that was my thought as well. If it were a dead ball situation or if the ref had concerns for the player's safety (e.g., player collided with camera operator), then I have no problem with the referree intervening (and, if play was still live, blow the whistle to stop play to attend to injured player). But, this was neither. And, what's worse this was a situation where M was trying to exploit an advantage as a result of Harris taking the off-balance shot, and, consequently, being unable to quickly get back on D. That seems, at best, to be poor judgement on the part of the referree. At worst, well, let's not go there.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe this is not unusual,||
Maybe this is not unusual, but early-ish in 2nd half, after Harris (IIRC) hit a driving layup and tumbled/rolled across the baseline as his shot went in, M quickly inbounded the ball and Walton pushed quickly back the other way (since they had numbers with Harris having to recover). When they showed a replay of this (shortly thereafter), the ref on the baseline reached out and helped Harris get to his feet.
Nice gesture and all, but, it struck me as quite odd that a ref would intervene like that (aren't they supposed to officiate and not assist?). Or is this not unusual and just a nice gesture?
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Or, if the speaker is Rainier||
Or, if the speaker is Rainier Wolfcastle...
"I'm -- riled, up! Let me at -- them!"
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I've not yet watched the||
I've not yet watched the Frontline piece (plan to do so ASAP). But...
Clearly, there was a time period in the past when the knowlege was not there (for the NFL, practicing neurologists, researchers, etc.). And, clearly, there is much greater knowlege on all fronts today.
However, with regard to the NFL here, that's not really the issue. The issue is: when did they begin to learn/know about the issues surrounding football-related brain injuries, and, what action did they take at that point? If they did nothing (or worse, e.g., cover-up and/or attempt to thwart those who would bring this knowledge to light), then that's a serious problem (legal liability or otherwise).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Like the analysis, like the||
Like the analysis, like the result of your final score prognositication. All looks good.
The only thing that could mess this up is if ND takes the field wearing their uber-secret UTL2 Fig
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Haven't (yet) taken the test, but...||
... I have that poster (the "Family Portrait") hanging on the wall in my home office. I (well, my parents - I was probably 8 at the time) bought it in the late '60's/early '70's (along with the ACC Family Portrait - just 8 schools: Maryland, Virginia, UNC, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, and South Carolina). I'd never seen another one like it until now (if you consider a digital image "one like it").
Oh, and, I had always had visions of handing the posters down to my son to hang in his bedroom as I had in mine. So, when my son was born, I did indeed dig them out and put them up in his bedroom. They didn't last long, however. My wife made me take them down because she was afraid the images would be too frightening for an infant. He's 18 now and likes them (or is at least neutral toward them in that he doesn't run screaming when he sees them or curl up on the floor in a fetal position shaking uncontrollably).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Indeed. In fact, my initial||
In fact, my initial interpretation of the article's title was: can he overcome (a) his lack of size; and (b) his quickness (and it wasn't clear how/why his quickness would be viewed as something he needed to overcome when playing in the NBA).
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Wrong Mike Leach||
I read the thread title and thought you were referring to this Mike Leach:
The Mike Leach who attended M and was NCAA men's singles champion in 1982. And, that your thread title referred to him recently winning some pro (likely Masters) tennis event.
Seems a reasonable assumption since, after all, this is a Michigan (fergodsakes) discussion forum.
But, it was really about CRAIG JAMES and allegations about KILLING 5 HOOKERS.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||And...||
... if his cousin also goes blue, he'll be know as: A boy named Su'a.
"My name is Su'a. How do you do'a? Now you're gonna die".
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Maize should be maize. And thus...||
...I think it's incumbent upon Monsanto to develop a new GMO variety of corn seed which produces ears of corn that match M football's modern "electric yellow" maize. At that point, maize will, once again, be maize.
My personal preference is the electric yellow. But, I don't dislike the "traditional" maize either.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||That's in dispute||
According to Little Joey's "people", he wasn't stealing, but, rather, just reclaiming what was rightfully his. He states that the teacher took them from him using a questionable application of the "if you didn't bring enough to share with everyone..." rule.
If this is true, I'm thinking he might be worth a hard look from Hoke et al. Clearly he has no issues with short arms since he was able to easily reach to the bottom of the cookie jar.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||One interesting scenario...||
... (and not totally far-fetched) would have M finishing as the only B1G team with 2 or fewer losses, as follows:
Presumably, M is highest ranked B1G team going into bowl season in this scenario. But, it worries me a bit in that a 3-loss Wisconsin may *still* be considered by MSM to be the best team in the B1G and would get a BCS spot over M.
EDIT: actually, this scenario works regardless of who wins Penn State @ Wisconsin on Saturday. If M beats OSU, NW beats MSU, and MSU wins title game, M is only team in B1G with 2 or fewer losses.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Where is this "There" of which you inquire?||
In order to get a better perspective, I took a look at http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Michigan.htm
In the course of my M fandom (which began about 1970 - age 9), there have been a few teams that dominated (which is based on my quick scan of overall season record and Points Scored vs. Points Allowed from the aforementioned data link): 1970-74, 1976, 1985, 1997.
Borderline years were 1977, 1978, 1980 (dominating 2nd half of season), 1986, 1991 (ugly losses to Florida State and Washington), and 2006.
I'm not sure what your criteria are:
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Concur, but it's the specter of the recent past that's||
...on many person's minds (MSM and MGoBloggers as well).
I don't think our ranking is too high. It seems OK to me given the first five weeks of NCAA football v2011.
I think much of the "too high" sentiment is based on history of the past two seasons (5-0 start followed by bad things). But, I cannot buy into that thinking. Different years, different teams (both M and the rest of the B1G), and most importantly, different coaching staff. I suppose - given the recent past - it's human nature to be wary at this point, but, to me, it seems irrational.
If a series of bad games is in our future, then we'll drop out of rankings (as we should), but, predicting or expecting that based on 2009 and 2010 is baseless (and using that to inform thinking as to where this M team belongs in the rankings at this point in the 2011 season is equally baseless).
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Correction...||
...there are 10 photos in my contribution (not 13 - dunno if that would have led any of you astray when checking to see if you could see them).
They are a variety of shots from sideline/field perspective (and I as state in the photo descriptions, I have no recollection of having to do anything special to be on the sideline for that game. Times were different back then, perhaps? Or maybe, by virtue of my toting around a 35mm camera with a long lens, it was assumed I was permitted to be there? Or maybe my memory is failing and I *did* have to get some sort of special pass to be on the field).
In any event, there are a couple of shots of AC, one of Bo, one of Lawrence Ricks, one of Stan Edwards, a couple of Rich Hewlett...
You'll definitely know them if you can see them. All the other contributions thus far are much more recent vintage.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||facebook permissions the problem?||
Hmmm, since I created the flikr account from my pre-existing facebook account, I wonder, if it's my facebook account sharing/privacy permissions which are the culprit here. Maybe I should try creating a flikr account from scratch (by creating a Yahoo! account from scratch) and join the MGoBlog group on flikr using that new account.
I'll try it and see if that does indeed fix this issue.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Can Anyone Else See My Photos in MGoBlog PhotoPool?||
So, yesterday, I contributed 13 photos that I shot at the M Spring Game from 1980. But, I'm wondering if I've configured the flikr properties of these contributions appropriately.
My concern stems from the fact that I can only see them in the MGoBlog PhototPool when I'm logged in to flikr. Otherwise, they don't appear in the pool (87 other photos from other contributors do). Can anyone else see them in the pool at this point?
Here's what I did to submit them to pool...
Have I mucked something up?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||(this one is just too easy...)||
I'll tell you what's going on. Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Laundry?||
What's all this I hear about Hoke ordering the UM laundry staff to change to Tide to wash all football uniforms the week of the Ohio rivalry game?
Seems a non-factor to me, but if it gives M a slight edge, I suppose I'm in favor of it (though, personally, I wash with Era).
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Haiku Me, Please||
Hoke changing the tide?
Hell, Ohioans believe
M shirt sales don't lie