landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You say that you are||
You say that you are struggling with Chin Ups. You fix that by cheating your way to the top and then doing negatives. Basically, start at the top and hold on for as long as you can all the way to the bottom....fighting the whole time until you are fully extended.
This works the chin up muscles very well and you will be able to do them sooner than later.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Hello Harbaugh."||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And the thing was, the high||
And the thing was, the high winds were in weather reports for a couple days in advance. It was not some strong gust out of nowhere like Brian Kelly described it as. It was sustained high winds all day and a bit the day before.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||A wooden shoe?! Are you from||
A wooden shoe?! Are you from Holland?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I am a teacher. To toot my||
I am a teacher. To toot my own horn, I have been voted to give 4 commencement speeches in my 9 years.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||He was probably asked and||
He was probably asked and accepted.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Can we sue the NCAA for false||
Can we sue the NCAA for false advertising the next time they mention that they put "student-athletes" first always and foremost?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I do a variety of pull ups.||
I do a variety of pull ups. It works a lot of muscle groups. Push ups and dips. Sometimes a bit of ab exercises and I jog through the sanddunes and backdunes.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||I loved Lieberman, he chose||
I loved Lieberman, he chose me for a class debate on European colonization in his Southeast Asian history course.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Any intro level Education||
Any intro level Education class is easy, but I think you have to be in the School of Ed or going through a certification process to take them.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||Ford served on the aircraft||
Ford served on the aircraft carrier the USS Monterey in WWII.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I am surprised that no one||
I am surprised that no one freaked out over the "Weber" grill advertisement on the scoreboard.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Not a bad job. The||
Not a bad job. The overstated CTE problem was the icing on the cake.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Now that we have Brown we can||
Now that we have Brown we can offer those type of recruits. /s
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Your avatar is still a little||
Your avatar is still a little risque.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I live in and jog through the||
I live in and jog through the backdunes of Lake Michigan.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Not a fan. BigTen hockey can||
Not a fan.
BigTen hockey can fix its problems without adding Notre Dame. Join for all D-1 sports or none at all.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Could we not have taken more||
Could we not have taken more players than we did in recruiting? Would we not be able to avoid firm handshakes to some 5th year players?
I think that it would benefit some of the larger programs - however slightly.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Not only that, but you could||
Not only that, but you could have a situation where the first game is meaningless in the terms of the national title.
Imagine, if both teams were 11-0, we would know that not only would they play in back to back games, in the event of a split the team that won the conference title game would likely be in the playoffs and the other team on the outside looking in....in essence making The Game devalued.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||Normal? What percentage of||
Normal? What percentage of students actually go to a place like Cancun? At UofM I was poor and didn't go anywhere.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I won't take the day off, but||
I won't take the day off, but as a teacher, I won't complain if we have a snow/ice day.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Nope. I don't even know what||
Nope. I don't even know what that is to be honest. I am a bit of a Civil War buff and have a degree in history, so I don't remember quite where I first picked it up.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||You'd be in good company.||
You'd be in good company. You know Boston Corbett, the man who killed Lincoln's Assassin had self-castrated himself before shooting Booth dead.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Crap. He is gone. We all||
Crap. He is gone. We all remember that Riley is a more effective recruiter than Harbaugh.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||They are in the southern||
They are in the southern hemisphere - do we need to adjust for daylight savings time there?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yep, first thing I thought||
Yep, first thing I thought too.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Rashan Gary, why wait, the||
Rashan Gary, why wait, the time is right - you know the best decision for your long term future is Michigan.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||I approached him doing my||
I approached him doing my best World War One Shell Shock impression and stuttered out an explanation that I had just survived a recent California earthquake.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||You put Notre Dame on the||
You put Notre Dame on the integrity side.
Someone should tweet back at the Notre Dame official blasting us on Twitter with a comment about the girl who claimed that she was sexually assaulted and then intimidated byfootball players before committing suicide. Or the other girl that claimed that she was raped and then went silent, because her RA said she was being intimidated. Or the ND employee having sex with players and giving them $. Or the kid who fell off a scissor lift and died when everyone knew for days that there would be extremely high winds. Etc...
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That is true. It is not like||
That is true. It is not like the kid is severely damaged by this as he has options to elite colleges with a full ride.
We don't know all of the info - were grades part of the issue, etc...?
However, this still looks bad, to pull an offer this late in the game, especially with a kid who stuck by the school during the dark period of Hoke's firing.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||So I don't have to tweet at||
So, after hearing all of the USC talk, I don't have to tweet at Gary's high school teachers a suggestion to show his class the documentary "Killer Earth Quakes in Los Angeles: Unimaginable Pain and Suffering?"
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I think virtually all||
I think virtually all Americans realize that there are inefficiences within our national budget. In fact, Democrats point out many of them within our military and I just heard Bernie Sanders point out inefficiences in our health care budget. I think you are making too big of a stink over a funny joke.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||But I was thinking of||
But I was thinking of tweeting a potential recruit to offer him a date with my daughter. She is dead set against it, but I just told her "the team, The Team, THE TEAM!" Does anyone know if this would be appropriate? The flow chart does not explain this scenario.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Help support MGoBlog with a||
Help support MGoBlog with a donation or a purchase from their store. I just bought a shirt. (No I have no affiliation with the blog, other than as a frequent reader)
This blog is better than a premium site.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, I think this could help||
Yes, I think this could help us more often than hurt us in regards to finding a spot in a 4 team playoff.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly what I was thinking.||
Exactly what I was thinking.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I almost wish we could play||
I almost wish we could play them the first game of the year while they are fielding so many new starters.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Why would they all leave OSU||
Why would they all leave OSU for the NFL and take a pay cut in the process?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||True, but I am assuming that||
True, but I am assuming that starters, including the team MVP will be asked back so long as they stay out of trouble. I saw someone on a news article (I think Mlive) speculating in the comments section that Kalis and Magnusson would not be asked back...that seems really absurd to think that a current starter would not be asked back.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||They were red shirted so they||
They were red shirted so they have a 5th year if they choose to return. I think they will.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||"Michigan returns every||
"Michigan returns every noteable pass-catcher in '16 including Chesson and Butt who will be All-B1G and fringe national AAs."
Good review. However, Jake Butt will not be a fringe All American next year...he already is an All American. Sports Illustrated gave him 1st Team AA, and the AP 2nd Team AA.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||U think what you are saying||
U think what you are saying is mostly true, but the OU vs Clemson comparison in the Orange Bowl is off.
Recruiting Class National Rank
OU doesn't seem to have any significant recruiting disadvantage to Clemson.
|21 weeks 2 hours ago||I am not saying it is a||
I am not saying it is a violation, I don't know. However, do you really think it is a valid excuse to fly from Iowa to Minnesota with a layover in Texas and just happen to have Cotton Bowl tickets?
|21 weeks 21 hours ago||They always make daddy pig a||
They always make daddy pig a clutz it seems like.
As far as George: "Dine-Saw grrrr."
|21 weeks 21 hours ago||I know, I try to make them||
I know, I try to make them count.
|21 weeks 21 hours ago||"I feel as if a huge weight||
"I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off of our backs in more ways than one." -Notre Dame's AD Accountant
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I am a teacher, I may not||
I am a teacher, I may not make even half as much money as the people I graduated with at Michigan - but I get to turn off my alarm clock for 2 weeks straight around the holidays! Of course, I spent most of this time reading Peppa Pig books to my daughter.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||What makes this "Iron D"||
What makes this "Iron D" Trophy seem ridiculous is that you could easily have these teams meet 6 times between the 4 regular season games, the GLI, and the BigTen playoffs.
It is possible for one team to win 5 out of 6 games, including knocking the other team out of the playoffs, but not have the "Iron D" trophy. Seems a bit pointless.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Nauta is sure to take||
Nauta is sure to take notice!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Nauta is sure to take||
Nauta is sure to take notice!
|22 weeks 6 days ago||WOW|
|23 weeks 2 days ago||HECK YEAH! Get that Degree.||
Get that Degree. You too Peppers.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||In better news, the Rashan||
In better news, the Rashan Gary prediction on 247 is now up to 68% Michigan.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I went to the 2011 game in||
I went to the 2011 game in East Lansing wearing a Michigan shirt and not talking or saying a single thing to anyone I didn't know. Yet I was called homophobic names twice, once by a Sparty bro who got in my face over it - yes he just randomly walked up to me, got in my face and called me a "gay faggot."
In the game, there were several D-bags and one fan cheering for MSU to injure Denard on purpose.
This is typical.
I have a coworker whose dad was a head BigTen ref and said that Dantonio/Narduzzi were the biggest jersk/whiners and would tell the media that they weren't complaining about calls, but would call and complain constantly to the BigTen. I could go into more detail on the D-baggery there.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||All Iowa would have needed||
All Iowa would have needed was a FG to send it into OT.
What would you think has a higher probablility...stopping MSU from a 1st and Goal at the 3 (or 2nd and Goal from inside the 1 for that matter) OR at least moving into FG range with 2 minutes and knowing that you will use 4th Down?
Play calling is a lot easier when you know you have 4th down.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I thought after MSU converted||
I thought after MSU converted the 4th and 2, Iowa would have let them score. Iowa would have had nearly 2 whole minutes and a FG would have tied it.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 25 OSU 19||
Michigan 30 OSU 19
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Purdue plays like crap on the||
Purdue plays like crap on the road (0-5) and yet they played MSU down to the wire in East Lansing. Rutgers plays like crap at home (2-4, with wins over Norfolk State and Kansas) and yet they played MSU down to the wire.
I am not saying Penn State will play MSU close, just that worse teams have done it, MOST BigTen teams have done it (5 of 7 this year) and so Penn State has a realistic chance of doing it.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Purdue is 2-9 with one win||
Purdue is 2-9 with one win over Indiana State. Rutgers is 4-7. If they can take MSU down to the wire, why can't Penn State possibly do it? Hackenberg may play.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||In all seriousness, why is||
In all seriousness, why is everyone at my work writing off Penn State?
MSU has went down to the wire in 5 of their 7 BigTen games this season. Penn State is certainly better than Rutgers and Purdue who both took MSU down to the wire.
I say there is a decent chance Penn State takes MSU down to the wire and if that happens all Penn State needs is a lucky bounce.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||YES. 5 of MSU's 7 BigTen||
5 of MSU's 7 BigTen games have gone down to the wire. Penn State is better than Purdue and Rutgers who went down to the wire with MSU.
MSU is a heavy favorite to win and with good reason, but there is a reasonable chance it goes down to the wire and if it does...all Penn State needs is a lucky bounce.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Is there another angle...I||
Is there another angle...I watched that play live and I thought the other angle show the ball move around in his hands when he hit the ground.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Jokes on the NCAA? "Dakota"||
Jokes on the NCAA? "Dakota" is a tribe of the Sioux Confederation.
They just changed their name essentially from the 'North Sioux Fighting Sioux' to the 'North Sioux Fighting Hawks.'
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan 28 - Penn State 20||
Michigan 28 - Penn State 20
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Ummm, not sure that would be||
Ummm, not sure that would be effective with Spartys...
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Great write up, but Armstrong||
Great write up, but Armstrong is the QB. The WR was Brandon Reilly.
Another thing to note is that the MSU DB clearly had his hand on Reilly and was trying to keep his inside position, which naturally forces him out of bounds.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||#1. MSU has played extremely||
#1. MSU has played extremely aggressive in their secondary for years with their hands on WRs a lot. If you live by that then you die by that too. The MSU CB had his hand pushing on the WR and there is no doubt about that...the MSU BS whines about the MSU DB having his head looking back has nothing to do with whether or not he made contact that directed the WR out of bounds.
#2. I know a son of a former BigTen head ref and word is Dantonio and Narduzzi are the two biggest D-Bags that whine and moan about every call and don't even understand how the ref procedure for calling a penalty works. They will bring up calls from years ago when they whine. The will threaten head refs with their job for not overturning a call that they can't overturn as they did not see the specific action area in question.
#3. I hope MSU goes to the ACC...what would you D-Bags do with your hockey team?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I think you are missing the||
I think you are missing the fact that they wrote the article in Spartan dialect. Look at the whole sentence that you are referencing: "STAEE can still win the BigTen Eest."
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone else see Arkansas beat||
Anyone else see Arkansas beat Ole Miss in OT? Has Bret Bielema always been that fat? It looks like he put on several pounds at his new job.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||No crap. I had a Sparty||
No crap. I had a Sparty coworker still harassing me about the botched punt yesterday. When you win on a fluke, you usually don't strut around for weeks over it.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||MSU got away with several PIs||
MSU got away with several PIs earlier in the game that could have resulted in Nebraska points.
P.S. The clock was 100% correct and they can't review whether or not the WR was pushed out of bounds by the DB.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||When you mention that he has||
When you mention that he has 5 SEC offers and you only mention 3 specific SEC teams, is it safe to assume that the other two schools are Vanderbilt and Kentucky?
He has a great offer list. Just poking fun at those two programs.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||It is too soon for me to use||
It is too soon for me to use a punt reference in any positive form.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||We need a mass emailing to||
We need a mass emailing to ESPN.
Let's move the game up an hour early and then not start it on time -- they have been doing this BS to other teams ALL year.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||So she claims she got the||
So she claims she got the same STD from Peppers TWICE?
Seems more like a hoax than a real event.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I agree. If Harbaugh would||
I agree. If Harbaugh would have called plays to at least drain a bit more time off we wouldn't even need to punt. If we could have averaged just 2 seconds more on 1st through 3rd down then there is 4 seconds left....you run a play where rudock throws a bomb to Chesson Deep....or simply throws it away if he can roll out for 4 seconds.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Love you Blake. We need you||
Love you Blake. We need you going forward. Keep doing your best.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I think the play calling||
I think the play calling could have been better on the last drive. Have running plays that just don't go straight up the middle to take little extra time off. If the first 3 plays just took off 2 extra seconds each...then on 4th down you just have Rudock throw a bomb deep to run off the final 4 seconds.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, lay off the kid. The||
Yes, lay off the kid.
The game hinged on lot's of different mistakes. Penalties, dropped passes, missed tackles, blown coverages, over thrown balls that would have been a TD, etc..
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I think you might be||
I think you might be right.
If the Spartan tackling O'Neill wraps up the ball or gets to O'Neill a half second quicker we probably win the game as MSU fails on a hail mary.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Arrggh.||
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Beat those Neanderthals from||
Beat those Neanderthals from East Lansing!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Have you no morals or tatse?||
Have you no morals or tatse? Good God, man!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||And Michigan still beat MSU||
And Michigan still beat MSU in East Lansing that year. Seems like App. State was better than MSU.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I heard Dantonio's radio show||
I heard Dantonio's radio show on Thursday night driving home from work. He is such a whiny baby looking for disrespect in anything Michigan/Harbaugh does that he was asked about how to prepare for the game and timing and he responded something to the effect of "You can say there is not a clock counting down, but there is a clock and it is ticking."
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Had a hard time sleeping due||
Had a hard time sleeping due to the game! Go Blue, wipe that smile off Dantonio's face and make him scowl...wait?!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||The Spartans were a backwards||
The Spartans were a backwards anti-intellectual society that had more slaves than citizens. Boys were encouraged to kill slaves to desensitize them to violence. In fact, killing a slave was a requirement to reach manhood.
Any "university" that glorifies such a barbarous lot of Neanderthals deserves a beat down this Saturday.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I kind of did that this||
I kind of did that this weekend. I am a teacher and I told MSU fan students that I was going to bring them candy on Monday so that they could celebrate Michigan's win with me. They told me that they would bring in donuts on Monday to celebrate MSU's win.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||"Michigan State does||
I remember when Brian would go out on the limb a bit for these predictions. Now he sticks to safe assumptions.
|32 weeks 3 hours ago||He seems like a jerk. In||
He seems like a jerk. In junior high or high school I was at an MSU game seated right on the edge near the tunnel and he told me that I had to temporarily move so he could be where my seat was when the team came out on to the field. I told him no and he got pushy about it.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||The Michigan Daily's column||
The Michigan Daily's column is spot on. True Story: in 2011, I was called a "gay (m)aggot" by a group of Spartans on my way to the stadium simply for wearing a Michigan shirt. Inside the stadium people were cheering and actually verbalizing approval for admittedly dirty attacks on Denard. One man literally said “injure that @%% #&!@” after one of the many cheap shots on Denard. I was seated next to an old man who said he was a professor at MSU who apologized to me for all of the 15 yard penalties that the Spartans got that day.
We are talking about a fan base that idolizes the ancient Spartans. The Spartans were anti-intellectual Neanderthals that had a "society" with more slaves than citizens. A rite of passage to become a Spartan man was to sneak out at night and kill a slave. What is the difference between having a Confederate Flag on your car or a Spartan Flag on your car? Both were slave owning and backwards.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Why feel sorry for Nebraska?||
Why feel sorry for Nebraska? They did it to themselves. Fire Solich in a 10-3 year to hire Callahan who then went 5-6 the following year.
They didn't learn and then fired 9-3 Pelini to pick up a perennial middling guy from Oregon State who will now struggle to get above .500.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||The "Signature Win" no longer||
The "Signature Win" no longer has a winning record as they just lost at home to Washington State.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||You forgot about Utah's||
You forgot about Utah's Travis Wilson.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||As a teacher I have to deal||
As a teacher I have to deal with a few Spartan students that have talked (friendly) trash all year. I can't wait for the game. I told them that I am going to bring in celebration candy to celebrate Michigan's win on October 19th.
I ran into a Sparty last Sunday that talked thorough trash to me on a hayride with my family. He told me that MSU would easily win as UofM is still intimidated by MSU and Dantonio. He also said that this was the first year I could proudly wear a Michigan shirt in a decade. I mentioned to him that every computer poll/metric I looked at had Michigan favored - he told me that computer polls were always worse and made by UofM grads... I hope I run into him again.
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||Bingo, this game's outcome||
Bingo, this game's outcome very well could come down to which team scores the most points. :-)
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Jake Butt caught the ball||
Jake Butt caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage so it was a legal screen to have Olinemen down field.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I think Harbaugh has lost a||
I think Harbaugh has lost a lot of credibility with the fan base when he wasn't able to find away to keep Heitzman so we were stuck with leftovers like Jake Butt. With this poll, Harbaugh's seat has just gotten a bit warmer.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||It may have just been||
It may have just been speculation, but I saw an MSU poster saying so on an MSU website (may have been RCMB). I was scouting ahead as Northwestern doesn't have much of a blog presence.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||It sounds like Conklin will||
It sounds like Conklin will be back for the UofM game.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I agree that we can't count||
I agree that we can't count our chickens before they hatch, but this time is different.
Under RR and Hoke we would often struggle in games that shouldn't have been a struggle. This defense has shut down opponents in a way that is quite remarkable.
We are also in Dantonio's head. Driving home from work I was listening to Dantonio's radio show and he was speaking about a current players dad (or grandfather) that had also played at MSU and all he mentioned about that former player's career was that he had victories over Michigan. Who does that?
I highly doubt Harbaugh would introduce a past player and the only thing he would mention is that the former player had victories against MSU. He is in full little brother complex mode.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||And that lone TD was in||
And that lone TD was in garbage time against UNLV.
|34 weeks 7 hours ago||First time in a long time||
First time in a long time that I have had no anxiety about a road game. Pound the ball.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||That is great. FWIW, the||
That is great.
FWIW, the Weather Channel is currently predicting a 40% chance of rain with wind between 15-25 mph for Saturday night in College Park, MD. A 100% chance of rain on Friday so the field may be soggy, but the game can be played.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||When Rudock stays healthy.||
When Rudock stays healthy.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Don't look now, but ESPN's||
Don't look now, but ESPN's FPI has us favored in EVERY GAME until The Game.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I'd rather cost the Free||
I'd rather cost the Free Press money than myself money over Sharp. Just boycott that entire rubbish.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Sagarin also has us as the||
Sagarin also has us as the 11th best team in terms of pure points, which he considers the best predictor of future results.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||History majors that teach||
History majors that teach like me skewing the data!
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, they cut us out so they||
Yes, they cut us out so they got one more home game. We should get the same this time.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Yep! He was a great||
Yep! He was a great professor, but he would inadvertently spit when he lectured. Wear a raincoat if you sit in the front row!
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Well those supernatural||
Well those supernatural events are obviously lies told by the North Korean government.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The eye of the needle was a||
The eye of the needle was a literal hole in the wall of Jerusalem that a camel could pass through if it lowered itself and jettisoned some cargo. The message was about humbling oneself and giving away some wealth. You could argue that they are doing that. I took a history of the New Testament class at UofM.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Wrong, you and your family||
Wrong, you and your family are the religion. Supernatural events happen when someone in your family is born or dies.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Your "unborn wife"...?! You||
Your "unborn wife"...?! You know you can go to jail for that.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||The 1979 game intro: "the||
The 1979 game intro: "the University of Wolverines vs the Michigan State Spartans."
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Football. A more legitimate||
A more legitimate question for this fan base is how many basketball national titles would a single football national title be worth?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I would agree with your low||
I would agree with your low cost index fund if he said he wanted to invest it for the long term.
However, he said he wants to use the money in 2 years to use as a down payment to buy a house. The S&P 500 could be down 50% in 2 years or up 100% in that time frame. Since it is for a house, I would rather be safe than sorry...I think he should just go with a very safe short term government bond fund that won't net a lot, but won't drop.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah I think the confusion is||
Yeah I think the confusion is that we didn't take a QB the class before him.
Hoke's first 3 years of recruiting QBs were 2011 - 3 star Russell Bellomy with no big offers, 2012 - No body, 2013 5 star Shane Morris that literally didn't play his senior year due to illness.
That is horrible recruiting for the most important position on the field.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||QB - Rudock RB||
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Excuse me sir, the deep ocean||
Excuse me sir, the deep ocean is no place for compromises.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I will be watching the game||
I will be watching the game with my 3 year old son, hopefully he takes to it.
I am assuming he will be asleep by half time if I am not screaming too loud.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Before kids, I would wake up||
Before kids, I would wake up early and go for a slow paced 2 hour jog through sanddunes, woods, and along Lake Michigan. Maybe do some pull ups and push ups. Get back home, crack open a Monster or ice cold Coke in a glass bottle imported from Mexico that I shouldn't be having...Then watch football almost the entire day. Maybe rake leaves while listening to a game - assuming the Michigan game isn't on at the moment.
If the Michigan game is close, I might go for a 15 minute sprint-jog to a little red school house from the 1800s near where I live and back during Halftime to get me out of the house.
Now that I have kids, I usually take my kids for a walk to a playground while listening to football talk on the radio...especially Michigan pre-game radio when possible. Then on Sunday morning, sleep in and go on a long slow paced jog.
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||All I can say is, kids these||
All I can say is, kids these days.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||When these things do happen||
When these things do happen in America, people in both parties try to take political advantage with distortions and half-true talking points if they can. One party will distort about an agency having 'spending cuts' when in fact they have budget increases above inflation. The other party will call them out for the distortion, but then use the exact same distortion when it comes to an agnecy of their political preference.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||People who think only one||
People who think only one party is the problem are actually the problem. ;-)
|41 weeks 2 days ago||He is uniformed. He says we||
He is uniformed. He says we only return 11 starters. It is more than that, plus we get back Morgan, Peppers and add Lyons + Rudock + O'Neil.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||1) I think Rudock is most||
1) I think Rudock is most likely to start. I think his experience will win out. Fisch was praising his ability to avoid sacks and not throw picks.
2) I think Rudock will maintain his position as the primary QB.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||You could actually run a||
You could actually run a trick play with Gentry throwing while a TE on the field.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Adidas needs to rush into||
Adidas needs to rush into production "oil slick jerseys" for us this season. We will be unstoppable as long as no one lights a match near us.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Small correction, it is not a||
Small correction, it is not a "BTN Hype Video" as the title suggests. It is a "KK Productions" video that the BTN posted on their website.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. I bought Disney Stock||
Yep. I bought Disney Stock in November 2011 right after the OSU game for $36 a share, even with the big decline today it is still $110 a share.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||A home win to open up 2-0.||
A home win to open up 2-0.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. I made it clear to||
I agree. I made it clear to my wife that I hated gameday weddings while we dated. She knew enough to not even suggest one when we became engaged.
There are some things that I know better than to ask her to miss out on and vice versa.
I'd rather step on a nail than miss out on big game and watch the DVR later.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly. When I was dating||
Exactly. When I was dating my wife I skipped one of her friends weddings, because it was on the 2007 Michigan vs MSU game. The groom was the self-proclaimed "biggest Michigan fan on earth." BS, you don't get married on UofM vs MSU if you are the biggest fan on earth.
Anyways, Michigan had a great comeback victory and I arrived late to the reception. They are now divorced...the curse of game day weddings lives on!
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Clicked the link and 1st||
Clicked the link and 1st thing I noticed was that the logo of "Off Tackle Empire" website is none other than Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman! War is hell. Good stuff.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I was surprised that they||
I was surprised that they were predicting our offense ranking to be ahead of our defense ranking, even if ever so slightly. I guess we did get Rudock, but our defense should be solid.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||tldr||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I can't see your logic in how||
I can't see your logic in how an 8-5 Conference Champion of the MAC is more deserving than a 12-1 team from a major conference like the SEC that didn't win the conference title.
Look at 2007.
Central Michigan makes your playoffs with 5 regular season losses, including an 0-4 record in out of conference having lost to:
Central Michigan got clown stomped by every non-conference opponent that they had including a D1AA team at home.
What is even more rich, is the Kansas team that smashed CMU 52-7, had a 12-1 record that year, but would miss the playoffs, as their only loss was their conference title game!
I am sorry, but a 12-1 Kansas team that beat an 8-5 Central Michigan team by a score of 52-7 is far more deserving of a chance at a national title.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think so. Do you||
I don't think so.
Do you realize that the MAC champion sometimes literally has finished the regular season 7-5? There would be 50+ teams more deserving of having a shot at the national title.
Preserve the regular season's value. Take the 6 highest ranked teams period, with the top 2 teams having an automatic bye. It is a matchup of only the cream of the crop. It is not a battle of attrition with many games required to win it all.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Meh, sometimes the||
Meh, sometimes the MAC/SunBelt Champion doesn't even finish in the top 25.
The SEC commisionaer talked of putting the top conferneces in a division above the MAC and Sun Belt. I would rather do that than bring the BigTen down to equality with the MAC.
|44 weeks 15 hours ago||Happy Trails stay on a good||
Happy Trails stay on a good path.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Hoffmaster is really||
Hoffmaster is really nice.
The next public beach to the south, North Shore Beach, has a small playground right on the beach for kids.
The next beach to the south, Grand Haven State Park, would probably be too busy this time of year with Coast Guard week coming up.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Did anyone else notice how it||
Did anyone else notice how it was the Columbus Dispatch that sought out Heitzman for the interview of why he transferred, as if they were looking for dirt? I wonder if the Free Press is too afraid of Harbaugh to invent dirt to sell more papers.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Utah being a road game is||
Utah being a road game is huge for our program. I knew our road record was bad, but I didn't realize that it was this bad...over the past 10 years, Michigan has the 4th worst road record of all FBS teams at 9-58.
It would be a great start to the Harbaugh era to start burrying that statistic in game 1.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||A "BigTen RB" surname would||
A "BigTen RB" surname would be something like: Threeyards-Cloudofdust, Sledgehammer, Smashcarry, etc...
A "SEC RB" surname would be something like: Lightning, Speedster, Mach-Five.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Phil Steele had BYU outside||
Phil Steele had BYU outside of his top 40 and Nebraska #26, UCLA #15, and Boise State #23. I am not saying that it will happen, but it wouldn't be shocking to see BYU come in to Ann Arbor at 0-3. Of course, they have talent and could win all of those games.
I think our defense will be improved and our offense capable just enough. With the game at home, I think the odds are in our favor more than a coin flip, but far from certain.
|45 weeks 18 hours ago||Well you can make a||
Well you can make a convincing argument that if your players are graduating then they are wasting time that would otherwise be used in the weight room, film room, practice fields, etc...
|45 weeks 23 hours ago||I think Iowa's survey was a||
I think Iowa's survey was a subtle way of asking fans if they want Ferentz who boasts about graduation rates and doing it the right way or to fire him so they can get a coach that has the potential to win more.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Does Saban think that his||
Does Saban think that his opponent, Ohio State, had no players thinking about their NFL draft grades?
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I am guessing the got tougher||
I am guessing they got tougher right after they realized the mistake of admitting me!
|46 weeks 6 hours ago||Someone who is too fast to||
Someone who is too fast to play in any other conference.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||First, front story on||
First, front story on Yahoo.com is:
"Report: Michigan DL says he was pressured to retire"
Doesn't look good.
|48 weeks 22 hours ago||Yes, but what is the PSI?||
Yes, but what is the PSI?
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe we could trade Rutgers||
Maybe we could trade Rutgers for VaTech???!!!??? If we got the ACC really drunk first.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||You scored our first TD and||
You scored our first TD and it was with a flip no less....and then you designed the Michigan Union and the Union buildings at MSU and Purdue -- your opinion must be solid!
|48 weeks 2 days ago||That can't be 100% true that||
That can't be 100% true that getting an offer from Michigan "would immediately classify someone as a 3* at minimum," because several BigTen teams including UofM and MSU have a player or more currently ranked as a 2 star by 247.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I suppose not a 2-3 day hike,||
I suppose not a 2-3 day hike, but Isle Royale.
You could look at hiking from Ludington State Park north into Nordhouse Dunes and the Manistee National Forest.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Look closely, it is the||
Look closely, it is the symbol for the A4 - Ann Arbor Aerial Assault.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||You can see Brandon Peters in||
You can see Brandon Peters in there a few different times. More towards the end.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Correction, the game was in||
Correction, the game was in 2007 and not 2008.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Terrance Taylor was from||
Terrance Taylor was from Muskegon. I was watching the Michigan @ Northwestern game in 2008 in a bar in Muskegon. At some point in the game he got a sack and started doing a little dance and the place went nuts!
|48 weeks 4 days ago||You nailed it. Journalism||
You nailed it. Journalism requires a trust between the customers and the journalist that a certain set of ethics is being followed. No Michigan fan can trust Snyder or Rosenberg.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Journalism requires a set of||
Journalism requires a set of ethics and a trust from the readers that the journalist will follow those ethics.
Snyder and Rosenberg of the Freep did not follow ethics or the definition of journalism and therefore they broke the trust of their readership.
Their positions literally depend on fans paying them to hear their journalistic coverage of the UofM program that they love. To harm that program with blatant lies, distortions, and half truths to attack the programs coach at the time is a pathetic move that resulted in the loss of customers.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||"For the millionth time,||
"For the millionth time, stretchgate wasn't about Michigan."
You say they were trying to remove RichRod, UofM's head coach. That is not journalism and that is about Michigan as you can't spearate attacking the head coach in a manner that harmed the program from the program itself.
"It wasn't about using gotcha journalism just 'cause."
This seems to imply that it was gotcha journalism, as (1) you state that it was not gotcha journalism just because and (2) if they were trying to remove RichRod then it would be gotcha journalism.
"I said it was NOT about gotcha journalism as a practice. It was entirely targeted at Rich Rod."
They practiced gotcha journalism with lies and distortions, in a manner that harmed the football program to attack the head coach of the said program.
Journalism requires ethics. Ethics that he lacked.
"It was about Rich Rodriguez and two reporters with ties to the dark factions at UM trying to get him removed. I am struggling to fathom how dim one has to be to not see this."
No one is disputing this, you have an active imagination. You seem to be diassociating the results and consequences of Snyder's lies with the Michigan program in a round about way.
His lies about the program's head coach had poor consequences about the program.
A journalist requires the trust of his readers. One cannot trust Snyder or Rosenberg as they are willing to lie to their readers to promote an agenda to harm a man's career in a way that they can't do with the truth. Furthermore, their lies harmed the program, the fans love of the program is the reason why their readers read their tripe to begin with, which shows a callousness on Snyder's part...
|48 weeks 5 days ago||"The whole thing was||
"The whole thing was Rosenberg's brainchild anyway. Snyder was along for the ride."
Snyder assisted the lies and signed off on the lies. He did not do journalism. He did not even check the NCAA rule that he was accusing RichRod of breaking. He is not trustworthy at his job. He is more than just a bad journalist, as he willing broke ethics with that story. I am not saying brun the Freep down, but Snyder deserves harsh criticism.
You say that no other program would cut off the Freep for what happened. I am not advocating the program do so, but can you name another program that has local media wilfully distorting the truth? Typically, programs are use to positive coverage not false and exaggerated stories. I do personally support any individuals who choose to give up the freep themselves to show a consequence for unethical journalism.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Educate myself? How can you||
How can you claim that it wasn't about Michigan, it was about gotcha journalism. You can't logically separate his lies from Michigan football in the equation.
He didn't like RichRod from Day One. They were literally mumbling about RichRod being a country bumpkin when he was announced as Michigan's coach - my brother is in the media. So they did a hit job primarily based on distortions, which got them lots of publicity and in the process their lies hurt the Michigan football program. You can't separate his lies about RichRod, the UofM head football coach and the damage done to the UofM football program at the time.
True journalism needs to have a level of trust. I am not naive enough as you are to say that it has been "4 years" since he terribly distorted reality to just go back to trusting him again.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||So what you are saying is||
So what you are saying is that since he hasn't recently maliciously lied and distorted about our program in a manner that caused damage to the program we should be all lovey dovey with him?
Screw him. He sought to boost his own career with lies that did hurt our program. If the Freep had integrity he would never cover UofM again and they would apologize for the distortions.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||It was a bit unfair when||
It was a bit unfair when Harbaugh gave all of the other players lead balls except for Peters in the deep pass competition drill.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I agree, except this year I||
I agree, except this year I was less stressed and more resigned to the impending doom I was about to watch.
3:30 games are the worst when you have kids and it blocks out the middle of the day.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't the article linked||
Isn't the article linked saying that a sports book IS offering an over/under of 7 wins for Michigan. The sports book is 5dimes.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan's first blue was||
Michigan's first blue was bright sky blue. Thankfully that has changed.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||2 is a lot, do you know||
2 is a lot, do you know anyone with more than 2 balls?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Everything starts on the||
Everything starts on the line. Without a strong offensive line great RBs and QBs look average at best.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks I hadn't put much||
Thanks I hadn't put much thought into it and was curious. Some people had some good comments above and I feel more at ease.
Plus, can't some early enrollees be back counted for the couple spots we didn't fill with the 2015 class?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Are we officially over signed||
Are we officially over signed if we have 14 spots open? Or are potential 5th year guys under the understanding that the 5th year is not guaranteed? I realize attrition usually happens. Just trying to understand our situation.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Like the "Depends" section of||
Like the "Depends" section of Walmart?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Oh dear lord! I just paid||
Oh dear lord! I just paid that same twitter guy $5,000 for the entire undefeated 1901 Michigan football team's signatures on the back of a Taco Bell wrapper. Oh crap, do you guys think that that might be forged too?
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I upvoted you. Hopefully it||
I upvoted you. Hopefully it appears before the season starts.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh has gotten a lot of||
Harbaugh has gotten a lot of commits that also have Ivy League offers. I wonder if there is a conscious effort to recruit IQ in some of these spots.
McKeon has Ivy League offers from Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. He also has an offer from the Air Force Academy.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||At least 2 ivy league offers||
At least 2 ivy league offers - must be smart - Columbia and Cornell.
|50 weeks 1 hour ago||I must be old. I loved the||
I must be old. I loved the Detroit Lions London, England game against Atlanta. I woke up and went for my jog while listening to the 1st half, came home and watched the 2nd half on TV and then the game was over by noon with the whole day in front of me.
|50 weeks 1 hour ago||Same here. There is a 91||
Same here. There is a 91 year old lady across the street from me that still drives and leaves every morning by 6:30 AM. She even goes out on drives on mornings with blizzards.
|50 weeks 1 hour ago||Nope. This was a 1 game in||
Nope. This was a 1 game in Ann Arbor deal - no return trips to Oregon State.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||A lot of Spartans bring this||
A lot of Spartans bring this up as part of the inferiority complex. They are upset that Michigan has more fans so they find a way to turn it in to a negative. Hence..."Most Michigan fans didn't go to school there." When the same exact statement can be said about MSU, just they are too irrational to realize that second point.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I am going to go ahead and||
I am going to go ahead and say that lower is better if we have to qualify it. I am surprised that Ohio State isn't lower even though they have a large student body.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly, and TV ratings||
Exactly, and TV ratings leader to better bowl games, and etc.
I will go on record and say that some of the worst Michigan fans that I know of, I met while a student. Contsantly trashing John Navarre and booing him every chance they got, calling him "gay" and etc... John Navarre was a good kid, did charity, kept his nose clean, tried his best and etc...he actually had good Junior and Senior year stats. He didn't deserve the constantly harsh criticism.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||No one should care if you||
No one should care if you went to the school or not.
I once heard an MSU fan bashing UofM for having many non-alumni fans, when he went to WMU. I pointed this out to him and asked him if he was less of a MSU fan and the point went right over his head as he continued on about UofM having more non-alumni fans than MSU.
All schools have more non-alumni fans. If you doubt this, look at all of the fans who are in elementary, junior high, and high school.
Notre Dame should be proud of its appeal to draw in so many non-alumni fans. My hat is off to them. They have an awesome tradition and program, plus the Catholic angle doesn't hurt either for getting more fans.
I got my BA from UofM and that doesn't make me more or less of a fan than someone who never went to any college, but cheers on the team.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Scary, but on the brightside||
Scary, but on the brightside look at it this way:
|50 weeks 3 days ago||To me, it just looks like his||
To me, it just looks like his left arm is double jointed. I have double jointed elbows.
|1 year 1 day ago||Liberal Paul Krugman actually||
Liberal Paul Krugman actually argued that stopping child labor although noble in intentions caused horrible unintended consequences.
The children in those countries needed the money to help feed themselves and their family and were working in the sweatshops because that was the best option that they had. After sweatshops were closed down the kids entered prostitution and other worse jobs to keep their income up, but couldn't make as much money as in the sweatshops.
Many of the child labors ended up dead, with disease or worse health after losing their jobs from stopping child labor in sweatshops.
The problem isn't so much the sweatshop itself, it is a dysfunctional economy, government and society in those places.
Just something to think about on a complicated issue.
|1 year 1 day ago||Where is Harbaugh? What kind||
Where is Harbaugh? What kind of a ridiculous question is that?
Harbaugh is omnipresent.
|1 year 2 days ago||No thank you. the team, The||
No thank you.
the team, The Team, THE TEAM...
Preparing months in advance to sing love songs to a coach seems to take away from the team aspect and as noted above seems weird.
|1 year 2 days ago||So.....in regards to Millen||
So.....in regards to Millen getting the gig... Does anyone have any experience with putting the TV on mute during the game and listening to the radio broadcast simultaneously with the TV?
Is there a big time gap?
|1 year 3 days ago||Interesting side note. Mrs.||
Interesting side note. Mrs. Bixby did not lose 5 of 5 sons during the war. Many in Boston considered her a fraud, prostitute, and a copperhead. However, she probably did lose 2 of 5 sons in the war. Some historians think Lincoln's personal secretary wrote the letter.
|1 year 4 days ago||True.||
|1 year 4 days ago||Is it Real???||
You ask if it is real? You realize you are really just watching a Rorschach test of moving black and white ink blots on Fuse TV?
|1 year 1 week ago||I am assuming he has SEC||
I am assuming he has SEC Speed and would instantly be the fastest on our team? :-)
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Manhunt: the hunt for||
Manhunt: the hunt for Lincoln's Assassins, by James L. Swanson
Helmet for my Pillow: Robert Leckie's WWII memoir
First Light: Wellum, a British WWII Spitfire Pilot's memoir
The Killer Angels (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Historical Fiction on the Battle of Gettysburg