At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|22 hours 11 min 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.
|4 days 6 hours ago||tldr||
|4 days 6 hours 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.
|4 days 17 hours 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.
|4 days 22 hours 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.
|1 week 1 day ago||Happy Trails stay on a good||
Happy Trails stay on a good path.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 6 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.
|2 weeks 16 hours 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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...
|2 weeks 2 days 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Does Saban think that his||
Does Saban think that his opponent, Ohio State, had no players thinking about their NFL draft grades?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I am guessing the got tougher||
I am guessing they got tougher right after they realized the mistake of admitting me!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Someone who is too fast to||
Someone who is too fast to play in any other conference.
|5 weeks 20 hours 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.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, but what is the PSI?||
Yes, but what is the PSI?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe we could trade Rutgers||
Maybe we could trade Rutgers for VaTech???!!!??? If we got the ACC really drunk first.
|5 weeks 2 days 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!
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Look closely, it is the||
Look closely, it is the symbol for the A4 - Ann Arbor Aerial Assault.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You can see Brandon Peters in||
You can see Brandon Peters in there a few different times. More towards the end.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Correction, the game was in||
Correction, the game was in 2007 and not 2008.
|5 weeks 5 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!
|5 weeks 5 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.
|5 weeks 5 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.
|5 weeks 5 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...
|5 weeks 6 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.