The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|1 day 13 hours ago||In||
In closing? In closing!?!?
|1 day 21 hours ago||Is Bleacher Report no longer||
Is Bleacher Report no longer insta-banned here? Because random goofballs writing poorly informed articles trolling for clicks is the reason they used to get the Sharp treatment here.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I'm guessing that's their||
I'm guessing that's their answer to the Harbus
|1 week 2 days ago||This assumes Brandon would||
This assumes Brandon would ever consider that something he does could go tits up. I doubt he had a clue anything was wrong with how he was running the athletic department right until at least Concussiongate.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just drip coffee from the big||
Just drip coffee from the big piñón coffee bean bags they have at Costco here. The kids are up too, just got done with an episode of Sheriff Callie, now we're on to Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Hook had cut offer the water to Pirate's Plunge, what will they do?!?!
|1 week 6 days ago||The B1G admitted it made a||
The B1G admitted it made a mistake and moved on with life. The AD and the HFC tried to obfuscate and spin until they couldn't obfuscate and spin any more. Add this to all the other incidents where the AD tried to obfuscate and spin and you end up with the reason all the ire was all directed at the AD.
As others have said, it's not the crime, it's the cover up. Only one side tried the most inept cover up ever, and they're the ones who got roasted.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm just a guy who was||
I'm just a guy who was watching on TV - my wife is relevant only because I wouldn't be watching MSU roll over some MAC team unless she wanted to watch. I don't know that was the sole reason with 100% certainty, but it's the only reason that makes sense. Terry was the 3rd string quarterback, but they ran him in for one random play in the middle of a drive and then immediately put Cook back in. It wasn't truly garbage time yet, and they hadn't played their 2nd string (O'Connor) yet. And if they wanted him to get some snaps with the 1st teamers they would have let him have more than one snap. Only reason that makes sense is getting him experience coming in for a lost helmet situation before he needs to do it on a play that really matters.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'd edit, but there are||
I'd edit, but there are already replies. But I should have said I got to watch MSU run helmet drills with Damion Terry. I'm assuming on a concussion they'd have the good sense to keep the player out for the rest of the game.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's still incompetent. My||
It's still incompetent. My wife is an MSU grad, so I got to watch MSU run concussion drills with Damion Terry *during games* last year. While they were in the middle of blowing out MAC teams (which they could do because they had a passable offense) they would randomly rush Terry in for one play for no reason other than to simulate what would happen if Cook lost his helmet during an actual game. The worst part may have been that they were so confident in winning that they were doing this in the first half of games.
So Dantonio and company were so well prepared they had a plan for this very possible scenario and were drilling it during live games. But when it happens to us, our coach doesn't know the rules and our back up can't find his helmet. Incompetent.
|1 week 6 days ago||They told Hoke he couldn't||
They told Hoke he couldn't put Gardner back in after a timeout. He still could have called timeout to let Bellomy find his helmet or get anyone but the concussed guy to play QB for one play. He decided to send the guy who couldn't stand up straight back in.
|1 week 6 days ago||A probable, mild delay. This||
A probable, mild delay. This clearly identifies the need for improvements in our author and publisher communication processes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Good. It's nice to know that||
Good. It's nice to know that the people in charge now don't need thousands and thousands of unsold tickets to realize they should do something nice for fans occasionally.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It is interesting that the||
This wasn't a given? Adidas had been around for several years with no non-tearing problems outside of possibly shifting the shade of yellow. It wasn't until Brandon got involved that we got uniformz. In the mean time, other schools with competent ADs never had this issue.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think part of the sadness||
I think part of the sadness was his potential for effect that was wasted by the previous staff. We get one of those tiny speedy guys other teams use to make our lives miserable and the coaches think putting him in space to make things difficult for opposing defenses is communism.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm mostly with you, but I'm||
I'm mostly with you, but I'm surprised on the timing on this. Every year Brian starts his preview with a "the story" post about how we got here, and this would have a good intro into Harbaugh being hired. People still would have bitched about it, but it would have made sense given the context. Posting it now seems kinda random when the new season is right around the corner.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the whole point||
I thought the whole point being the legend jerseys was that the honored players and their families wanted to see the numbers out there again. Retiring them send like a step in the wrong direction.
Hopefully the retirement ceremony will induced some sort of memorial for the numbers in the stadium. They were no where before, and no one but the die-hardest of the die-hards knew we had retired numbers, let alone what they were.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Could you please switch the||
Could you please switch the link in the main post? Links give other sites more hits and attention, and please don't give that site any more hits or attention.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think cable demise is||
I don't think cable demise is imminent, but it's happening eventually. I think the demise will go down at about the rate newspapers have disappeared - they've been dying for 20 years now, but most of them are still around, if very cut back. So cable isn't going away any time soon, but I bet 20 years from now the thought of expanding the conference solely for cable fees will look about as stupid as if the conference had expanded based solely on newspaper distribution 20 years ago.
The sports channel race was always a house of cards based on getting fees from people who don't watch that particular sport. It's a bubble driving demand for entertainment without paying for 20 sports channels you don't care about, and eventually someone is going to reliably fill it.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Potential explanation for the||
Potential explanation for the Houston Texans being so high: Don't they own their stadium outright, where the other teams you listed play in publicly finanaced stadiums? That could be a big part of the value of the franchise. I'm pretty sure it's the same for the three NFL teams in the top 10 as well.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||When there is anything else||
When there is anything else worth talking about. Welcome to the middle of the summer on a college sports blog!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I don't have a list in front||
I don't have a list in front of me or anything, but there were many debates about it on this site back when Three and Out came out. There were multiple places where the descriptions of games and events were factually incorrect, and some of them were immediately apparent to die hard fans. I didn't think any of the errors made a difference in the overall theme of the book or any of the conclusions reached, but some people looking to refute someone writing negatively about Michigan latched on to them as reasons to discredit the whole book. The difference between benign factual errors and making up and embellishing stories depends on your point of view after all.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||The orangey-yellow....not||
I'm pretty sure most of the love for orange is coming from people remembering their cheap shirts from Steve and Barry's. Five shirts for $20, who cares if they are the right shade of yellow!
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't care what||
I don't care what the official color is, stephenrjking made a post yesterday full of historical photos and the football team hasn't been wearing the official color for as long as color photography has existed. The only pants in those photos that are close to the official color are on other teams. So I think all the people lobbying for the official color seem to be traditionalists longing for a past that never existed.
This was the photo he posted at the end, and I agree. This is how the football team should look, whatever the "official" colors are. And the official colors are nowehere near this or any other color we've ever worn.
I tried picking as close to this as I could without going too highlighter, and picked FECF200*. Maybe one of the lighter ones would match replicate the picture better, but it wouldn't be an orangey one.
*Extra zero? FECF20?
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Michigan pretty much is doing||
Michigan pretty much is doing this as well. We had the ND series scheduled instead of those games though. And we had the Arkansas series scheduled in the break in the ND series, and have been scheduling home-and-homes with teams like that in the future in place of the canceled ND series. The problem is that these home-and-homes are being scheduled many years in advance, and the way the ND series was suddenly canceled made it hard to find games for the next few years. So it sucks for the next few years, but the blame lays mostly outside our athletic department, and change is coming in the future.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||We need some sort of hall of||
We need some sort of hall of fame for t-shirts that seemed like a good idea at the time. I can add my Fergodsakes t-shirt.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not implying that - I've||
I'm not implying that - I've said in other places I don't think apparel matters anywhere near as much as the Nikebots on the board make it out. But the sort of thinking that has multiple posters here fretting about leaving money on the table *has* affected fan attendance in other ways. So while this one deal won't make much of a change in attendance, it's a hopeful signal that maybe the new leadership in the athletic department will consider something other than next quarter's revenue when making decisions, whether it affects the players or the fans.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This is true to a certain||
This is true to a certain degree, but once you're revenues are high enough it doesn't hurt to leave a little bit of money on the table to make players and/or fans happy. In fact it may pay off even more in the long run through better recruits who win more games or happier fans who won't stop buying tickets if the team has a down period. I think the Brandon era would show the perils of making every decision based on next quarter's spreadsheets.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You may not have been that||
You may not have been that dumb, but I'm sure a whole bunch of people your age were.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||All 18 year olds are idiots.||
All 18 year olds are idiots. Millenials just happen to be the ones who are 18 now. Most of us grow out of it when we get older, so give them time and they'll be replaced by a new generation of idiots who care about some other stupid thing. You were an idiot too, and if it wasn't about athletic apparel it was something else...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I'm kinda sad though. It will||
I'm kinda sad though. It will make zero difference to me in buying apparel, and I've seen enough crappy Nike jerseys to think it will make a difference in how the team looks. But I was sorta hoping we re-upped with Adidas so I could bath in schadenfreude during the meltdown of the Nikebots on the board.