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|4 days 4 hours ago||But let's make one thing||
But let's make one thing clear. I wouldn't even sing the Spartan fight song in elementary school when our MSU grad music teacher made us.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Take it from THE||
Take it from THE WalmartWolverine, son: You'll be OK.
|1 week 5 days ago||In the land of anything is||
In the land of anything is possible anything is possible.
Back where the rest of us live, among things of reasonable possibility, things that are Not Happening:
1. Hoke being relieved of his job mid-season for anything other than a Moeller like incident or some kind of scandal.
2. Harbaugh taking the Michigan job.
|1 week 5 days ago||Harbaugh is very likely to||
Harbaugh is very likely to win, and quickly, wherever he goes. That's his track record, and it's a damn good one. I used to believe he would inevitably be the head coach at Michigan, now I'll believe he has any interest in coaching at the college level again when he takes another college job.
This article about him losing the locker room is the PFT meets Entertainment Weekly vomit that is what pro sports journalism is these days. He's abrasive. We know that. Isn't shy about rattling cages. We know that. Leaves some whiny bitches in his wake. We know that. Do they want to put their names on their assertions? No.
Harbaugh guaranteed a win over Ohio State and then delivered one. "We don't care if the game is played in the parking lot, we'll be so jacked up." That was real "Legends" shit right there.
|1 week 5 days ago||"The Michigan tradition for||
"The Michigan tradition for retiring jerseys in football was a pretty lousy one," Brandon said earlier this week. "Most of the players with retired jerseys, the ceremony consisted of the coach going and telling the equipment manager not to give out that number."
Indeed. The old way did nothing to leverage tradition and impact the extraction of value.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sure, and no one thinks Shane||
Sure, and no one thinks Shane Morris is Rick Leach (though we did hope Drew Henson might've been). Neither of those numbers were retired or re-instated with special patches, so it's about a little more than just the number. And when you're losing, everything from the x's and o's to the culture come under question.
|1 week 5 days ago||Putting retired numbers back||
Putting retired numbers back on field is a weird idea. Using retired numbers as the hook in a promo scheme is crass. Getting your ass kicked while wearing patches that say your number is legendary is a big fat marketing campaign blowing up in your face.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||iuck the frish||
iuck the frish
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Beating ND is not||
Beating ND is not consequential to Michigan's goals this year? The result of the ND game will be forgotten? wtf? I cannot relate to that thinking. In one very legitimate way of looking at things, the whole f'ing season is beat the Irish, beat Staee, beat Ohio.
edit: Though I'm not advocating pushing a player onto the field who's not ready.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||no prob||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Hint: Purdue.||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Indiana what? Indianapolis is||
Indiana what? Indianapolis is in Indiana, no? IU is. Anybody else?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I think most of us realize||
I think most of us realize that this is almost entirely about building the brand, which is just an obscuring way to say it's just about money. Thing is, it further dilutes the brand in its base region.
If a hybrid ACC/Big East is the conference the Big Ten wants to run, then just buy 10 teams out of those two conferences and run that conference there.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||So Michigan becomes the only||
So Michigan becomes the only Big Ten state with two Big Ten schools and zero Big Ten bball tournaments. That's a travesty.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Man, there are 16K UM alums||
Man, there are 16K UM alums in FLA. It really needs to be in Miami every seventh year, once per decade at Jerryworld and... how about on an aircraft carrier at Midway Atoll? People would tune in for that!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, get coffee stat. Or||
Dude, get coffee stat. Or cruise over to Buck Angel's site or something.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Managing the tempo of an||
Managing the tempo of an 82-game season must be a kind of art. Doubt the Bo Schembechler of professional hockey approach would work.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, he'd be more like the||
Yeah, he'd be more like the anti-Satan of college hockey.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, me too, though I was||
Yeah, me too, though I was fortunate to never be in a place that took a direct hit from a tornado (and I've sure as hell tried, these days running around eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas at this time of year). I recall a final exam in '89 getting interrupted to take shelter.
otoh, my family and I have been out of our home for almost eight months at this point due to a natural disaster. We hope to be able to return home before the one year mark.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I remember springtime in the||
I remember springtime in the south of my youth, in Tuscaloosa in particular. The dogwoods and azaleas blooming, the crawdad boils, the black storms of death...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Two of my favorites, Bobby||
Two of my favorites, Bobby Bare Jr (opening for Guided By Voices) and Old 97s, are coming through my area in June. Hoping to catch one of the Replacements festival shows, too.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My ol man tho is all like what's up with the double post.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My mother is pleasantly surprised that I've not had occasion to learn more about how the judicial system works.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't two months quite a long||
Isn't two months quite a long time between arrest and arraignment? I thought that happened in like 72 hours.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I'm excited but not as||
I'm excited but not as excited as I'd be if I was my sister. Or maybe more.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Totally agree with this, and||
Totally agree with this, and would add he's been an assertive offensive player out of the gate. He has what a lot of of us wanted to see more out of GRIII needs, balls. (GRIII so smoove though.)
|22 weeks 2 days ago||My favorite part is how the||
My favorite part is how the boosters club is paying a quarter of the university prez's salary. Everything else just naturally flows out of that state of affairs.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Robert Christgau's classic||
Robert Christgau's classic review of BiB:
"Replacing Aerosmith as primitives of choice among admirers of heavy machinery, these Aussies are a little too archetypal for my tastes. Angus Young does come up with killer riffs, though not as consistently as a refined person like myself might hope, and fresh recruit Brian Johnson sings like there's a cattle prod at his scrotum, just the thing for fans who can't decide whether their newfound testosterone is agony or ecstasy. AC/DC can't decide either--"Shoot to Thrill," "Given [sic] the Dog a Bone," and "Let Me Put My Love Into You" all concern the unimaginative sexual acts you'd imagine, and "What Do You Do for Money Honey" has a more limited set of answers than the average secretary would prefer. My sister's glad they don't write fantasy and science fiction, and if you're female you're free to share her relief. Brothers are more deeply implicated in these matters."
|22 weeks 3 days ago||"OK, here's the pact: Except||
"OK, here's the pact: Except for Bon...."
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Not that they ever had||
Not that they ever had anything to sell out (I think you're fuzzy on the concept) but bitching about "jackwagon producer[s]" when these dudes worked repeatedly with Mutt Lange suggests you're fuzzy on that part, too.