this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|4 years 6 weeks ago||When Michigan announced that||
When Michigan announced that the "throw-back" uniforms would be announced under the lights, this is what I thought they had in mind:
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Making Deals||
It looks like having more basketball games in Chicago v. one football championship game was the dealmaker.
Chicago is better equipped for the larger amount of visitors so it makes "economic" sense to have the basketball tournaments in Chicago.
Nonetheless, I would prefer that the football game rotate through the many possible sites and that no preference be given to indoor over outdoor stadiums.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Here's one set to some very appropriate music||
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Or Come Chicago on the following Tuesday||
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Probably bitter about...||
Michigan drinking ALL his milk shake...
|4 years 9 weeks ago||You can't go wrong with the Sex Pistols||
A classic with a new "very fitting" video for the times.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||One more historical reference||
When I was looking at the post about the Michigan helmets from the Omaha paper, I noticed this image that probably closest matches the throwbacks that have surfaced.
It's not clear when these are from but it's sometime after the helmets went to molded plastic from leather (c. 1937) and before facemasks (c. ???)
The stripes don't look bad here because there not so close together as in the proposed throwback designs. Or it could be that they are longer sleeves that were probably used in a cool fall game day Saturday opposed to the second weekend of September.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Frankly||
I like his answer. It was honest and divulged enough of his own opinion that one could make an assumption.
I would hope that based on their character, neither Brandon or Hoke twist the truth in order to save face. That's not what Michigan men do.
If you ask me, if Rich Rod was in charge when all this happened, then he is responsible. But that's just my opinion.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Tickets?||
How do we get tickets for this?
Do the Alumni have some kind of group special since there's a large alumni concentration in Chicago? Anyone?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I'll let you decide||
|4 years 10 weeks ago||My Mistake||
I guess my whole Indy experience left such a big impression on me that I got confused with the name of the new venue.
I mean no disrespect to the city of Indianapolis, I merely tried to compare it to Detroit's Ford Field (which I believe its capacity is also expandable) and other host of amenities that Detroit has over Indy.
Thanks for the correction.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Disappointed at venue choices||
I saw last night that ESPN only had the Hoosier (RCA) Dome or Soldier Filed as choices for the next B1G championship game.
I live in the Chicago area and though I would love the game to be in Soldier Filed, I was disappointed to see that Ford Field was not a choice for covered stadiums.
Ford Field has a larger capacity than the Hoosier Dome (65,000 v. 58,000). A retractable roof!
There's plenty of hotels in the area and a larger airport hub than Indy.
I've been to both city's and their respective stadiums and I really don't get what all the attraction is to Indy.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Reason to gloat||
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Baby mama||
Can't leave out making baby mama's from hollywood actresses like Bridget Moynahan.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Happy Dwag is Happy|
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Non Biased Approach: The||
Non Biased Approach: The Dallas Exception
Ever since I can remember, theDallas Cowboys of the NFL have been in the NFC East, even though their geographic location puts the in the south or perhaps even the west.
For argument sakes, I'll refer to this as the Dallas Scenario. With all the negative feedback (expected or not),
I suggest that the Divisions be named just North and South. The North (IA, MI, MSU, MN, NU, NE) with all schools residing above the 40.4°N. The South (OSU, PSU, IN, PU, IL, WI) with the exception of WI, are all below 40.4°N. WI would then be regarded as the Dallas Exception. The NFL will have set precedence and the geographic location names will be more "accepted" the second time around.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Sparty's car is bleak for sure||
I can't believe they can't put together a better product.
The MI car is AWESOME! If it performs close to how it looks, look out!
I love the paint job and the winged cockpit cover.
Good luck in the competition!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Brings back some memories...||
I went to a catholic high school that, shall we say leaned heavily towards ND. You know the one; the same one Rudy went to in Joliet, IL.
In that high school everyone was a ND fan, except for me. When ND played MI, everyone in high school got so emotional. It was really obnoxious! To them, ND's biggest rival is Michigan.
I was probably one of the few that opted out of going to school at ND and chose MI instead. So even though I was not raised in MI, going to MI taught me the importance of the rivalries with Ohio, MSU, and every other B10 team that just wanted to beat the best; Michigan of course.
So to those who say that beating or losing to MSU is irrelevant, I offer this: Winning or losing to MSU is relevant! Perhaps a more adequate description is that it is "not as significant". In the grand scheme of things, all wins and loses are relevant. Beating Sparty maybe not as significant as beating ND or ultimately as significant of beating Ohio.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||The tide is changing||
Can you feel it...
|4 years 11 weeks ago||And another thing...||
Perhaps since you were a RR supporter, then you neglected the fact that Hoke has managed to depolarize the Michigan family (by most accounts anyway). As you have already exemplified, most skeptics are changing their mind, and he has the public support of previous Michigan players and staff.
I will admit that Harbaugh was my first choice. I thought that he would make the coaching transition quick while reduce/eliminate any current player defections and bring in top recruits in the future; both of which Hoke and Co. have been able to do so far in overwhelming fashion.
I always thought Harbaugh would be risky since he does have those NFL aspirations, but I am content that Hoke will make his stay at Michigan for the long haul, since there's no place he'd rather be.
I am pleased with the direction of the program and also that you and others are changing their mind about Hoke.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Can we get a GIF on a billboard||
My first thought was that that billboard was a fake.
Then I thought, with the video capabilities in some billboards, one could make a giff something like this:
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Nice work||
Great effort; very nice work on this indeed. By "Targets", I am assuming that MI has extended an offer, right?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Engineering Major?!?||
That was a complete shocker! I am really impressed with Mario's attitude about success both on and off the field. 23 ACT is impressive and on the downside of the curve.
I wonder if he will actually major in engineering when he gets to the U, given the location of the engineering school and the time commitment with the football program and all.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Bad for Ohio||
The ramifications of this and the Tressel situation will get a lot of press over the next few months. Though some of ohio's recruits may think twice about going to ohio, and maybe even commit to Michigan, what is bad for ohio also reflects on the B1G.
Ohio seams to be making the B1G in par with the SEC and that is disturbing to me.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Enough controversy in current system||
In reading the comments of most of the posters, one thin is clear: The current BCS system is not perfect.
So I want to see something that may be better or at least different.
I remember a post from a few years back about a very insightful proposal for an 8-team playoff. In the spirit of fairness, I have been also waiting to see more proposals that may actually make it past the development stage, and even though Mark Cuban's really biased, his "independent" research firm "Radical Football" may offer a modern and somewhat popular scenario to have the best college football teams in the final.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Adidas Got the colors mixed up||
Or maybe they just did not want to darken the blue or maybe they were intended for that other school with similar helmet design.
I am glad I am not the only one boycotting the adidas stuff. I have not bought any Michigan gear since 2008 (when they signed with adidas) and do not plan to in the future. I'm just glad that I have a lot of it that should last me until they drop adidas.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Surprising comments||
I was surprised at the comments by Joe Bolden. I got the impression that he was very soft spoken and was not one to hold grudges.
No matter; just thought it was odd.
I wonder if Joe B. and these other early commits will take the opportunity to start school early so they can get involved in the program and spring practices/conditioning.
The article also raised some concerns with me about the competition at the linebacker position and the number of early commitments. My concern being that with the rivals article on linebackers in the 2012 recruiting class and the possibility on these early commits to waffle on their commitment in 9 months or so because of the level of competition and number of recruits for the linebacker position.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Nice Billboard||
It'd be something if this was actually off of I-75 down in the Columbus area.
This is really too difficult not to pick-on.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I think it's time to share this one...||
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Mac + Chrome||
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