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|12 weeks 4 days ago||Our head coach complains||
Our head coach complains about penalties. Asking the fans not to do the same is futile. I never complain about officiating after a game. A call here or there during a game, sure. But yesterday was different. If it was just one or two bad calls expecting everyone to move along and not bitch would be reasonable. I like the spirit and I'd love to be a fanbase/coach/team that isn't known for losing to OSU every year and now bitching about officials too. But that's us. Get used to it until we can change it. And it won't be next year considering how much we lose from this team. The gap between M and OSU will close but yesterday was not representative of where the programs are. They reload. We still rebuild. Losing this defense without winning anything is too much for me to comprehend.
And 7 for 59 vs 2 for 6 is not within the bounds of reason. I don't even need a theory about their motivation (there are many possibilities though without even jumping to wild conspiracies) that simply is on its face ridiculous. Loquitur per se. Loquitur per fucking se.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Freshman lockeroom||
For the record, the freshman had their own lockeroom during the Carr era too. Maybe Rich Rod got rid of it but I know it was there for at least most of the Carr era and I assume (like almost everything else) it went back to Bo. I'd guess that's where Harbaugh got the idea.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Great idea!||
|35 weeks 16 hours ago||Yes||
The discovery of water having been present on Mars seals it for me. The basic building blocks are clearly out there so assuming life isn't is illogical. (Not a Trekkie but it just felt like the right word).
I'll go a step further with the earth worm example. Think about our senses. We use 5. imagine the world perceived by a blind person? Now a blind and deaf person? Everything would be so different and much that we now know having those senses would be completely missed.
Now think about how many other senses there may be that we can't use? We know some exist, like bats or some marine life's sonar/echo location so there may be many, many more. Intelligent life could be sitting right next to you right now but you just don't have the tools to perceive it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm not saying he isn't fragile||
but our program seems to have a lot of fragile players then. So either we have a bunch of fragile players, horrible luck, or there is something wrong with our medical/triaining/rehab staff.
or of course it is possible that since i pay way more attention to michigan than any other team our injury woes are not actually worse than other teams. but spike, caris twice, walton twice, zak, mcgary for his whole career...it seems nuts to me for a bunch of 18-21 year olds
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Pass pro||
Pass pro was good. Jake was also good at not getting sacked when he was hurried.
But the oline still really struggled in the running game. Yes there were some missed holes by the backs, but even with a dline as good as Utahs, the interior of our line especially should be able to open the occasional hole big enough for one of our backs to have first contact be 2 or 3 yards down the field.
It's only one game, but it's starting to be really weird. These guys should be able to move people.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yup||
He is doing things we haven't seen in years. I love Denard as much as my own children, but those short throws on a rope into small windows made me feel like someone had changed the channel and I wasn't watching Michigan.
But the I saw our backs get hit at or behind the line of scrimmage and realized I was on the right channel.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Man it is nice to know||
That we have coaches that will make this decision with their brains and that their brains work. Fans calling for a switch won't matter and there's no AD pushing for it.
Even if you've got Tom Brady back there when you have no running game the passing game is going to suffer. Rudock missed on some deep balls and had a few bad picks (all were to Perry though so I'm not convinced that Perry wasn't the one with a very bad day) but he had no run support. Just like Devin before him and Denard before him. Deveon is running hard and the oline looked good in pass pro against a good dline, but before anyone thinks about yanking Rudock just think about how tough it was for Shane last year when he got tossed in and the game situations dictated that we Had to throw. Well, until the running game gets going we are gonna be one dimensional. I'll take Jake.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||"They couldn't be retrieved"||
While the optics of disposing his cellphone was bad, I find it hard to believe that his lawyers believed the fallacy that destroying a cell phone renders the records unretrievable. Harder to retrieve? Sure. But unless Brady has his own private server that he deleted data from (no polo) that data still exists.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Barf||
I really wish we would stop doing this. I know this is the internet so saying mean things and arguing is kind of what it is for, but why do we have to trash a wildly successful former coach of ours every time his name is mentioned? His record speaks for itself, his rings speak for themselves, the players that love him speak for themselves, 2007 and some weak late career performances against OSU speak for themselves, as does a drop off in recruiting. Then there is a story about how Lloyd torpedoed Rich Rod and destroyed the program by some combination of action and inaction that has been peddled by some people but not commented on by Lloyd. As some have said here and on 9 millions other threads that turn into this, with only one side of the story we don't know anything and even if we did...guess what folks, just like most things in life it's probably really, really complicated and when a fuck up as large as the last almost decade happens it's usually more than one persons fault.
Lloyd could have won more. Lloyd should have supported Rich Rod more. If Mo hadn't fucked up he would have won more. Lloyd shouldn't get credit for 2006 because we almost lost to Ball State. I don't care about '97 because I* was 4 at the time. Blah blah blah. Look at where we were before him (lots of success but not reaching the pinnacle even during Bo's time and the era of no scholarship limits so much less parity) and have been since. Blame him for whatever you want but can we stop shitting on our one coach that achieved relevancy for this program since 1990? I get it and agree...Moeller was and would have continued to be a great head coach...but he didn't get to be. Let's stop tearing down the guy who was our coach and won for us.
If you need to blame Carr for Rod's failures based on gossip, go ahead. But you can't blame him for Hoke's. And after 7 years of watching our coaches trip over themselves I would have thought maybe people might have started to realize that we had something pretty darn good from 95-08.
* not me, but I have a suspicion that a lot of the people that hate Lloyd don't have real memories of 95-03 and certainly don't remember the 80s when Bo lost a shit load of openers too. With top 5 teams even. If 97 was the beginning of your fandom, you expect it every year and wonder why it hasn't happened yet. Trust me, if you lived through Bo's career you would realize how special 97 was and not cast 97 aside as simply as many of you do.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You can trademark a color.||
It isn't as simple as filing for your standard trademark registration nor does having such a mark dictate that no one else can ever use a color in any situation, but see: Tiffany Blue, Louboutin Red and Owen's Corning Pink and you'll realize that you can get trademark protection for colors.
Having said that, I don't see how Nike could attain that right from Michigan beyond the term of the contract unless Michigan was incredibly stupid...which, I guess is possible, but even then I don't think the color we used on our uniforms was distinict enough to get trademark protection anyway.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think this is nice||
I think this is nice
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I still look up to them...||
but they aren't my heroes in the same way. Now they (college players) are kids/young adults that do incredible things in pressure filled situations that I can't fathom. The thought of doing my job with 115,000 people watching live and another several million watching at home is enough to make me piss down my leg. The fact that these kids do it and do it so well is more impressive to me the older I get.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Steve Everitt||
I think Brian meant to refer to Steve Everitt and not his former Michigan olinemate Matt Elliott. Although maybe the reference was to Jumbo. Either way, considering the career Everitt had at Michigan, including leaving a ton of blood and part of his jaw on the field against ND (and then refusing to leave the sidelines until the game was over to go have it reattached) I hope we can at least misidentify him by the right name.
Sorry. Old man here that just can't believe the early 90s were so long ago that Everitt could be as forgotten for what he did on the field as he is now. Everytime he is called "Hoke's pet viking," I cringe. Again, I know I'm old, but for some of you younger guys imagine people looking at Jake Long on the sidelines in 10 years and talking about him as something other than a 100% Michigan legend and badass. "Jay Harbaugh's tatooed Gorilla." Or something.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||That's actually technically not true.||
I only note it because someone pointed it out to me recently that its not true. In 2006 they got away with that rule. Although I don't think a team sub .500 has ever been in.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||yeah...||
4 team fouls? i mean, i know that the conference needs wisco to get a one seed in the dance so a loss to michigan today would have been a disaster but be a little less obvious about it. and the lack of respect for Beilein is starting to really piss me off. I'm not saying that Bo, Tom, and Thad don't deserve respect from the refs, because they do, but so does our fearless leader.
4 fouls. SMH.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||What does Izzo mean by "them"?||
Izzo is racist now too? Man, he has checked every horrible personality trait box. Just a bad person.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Now that...||
Is the clear silver lining that my hate/fear/depression didn't let me see. So right. I momentarily forgot that conference respect actually truly matters now.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I love seeing the SEC struggle||
But let's not be like Vandy fans chanting "SEC! SEC! SEC!"
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I'd be happy||
Happy for the kids and happy for the coaches. And I'd get fired up for Penn State.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Yes||
I remember seeing fire Carr signs and shirts on TV. In 2005 and in 2007.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Yes!||
It's not about how quickly we get the next play off...we aren't going to be Oregon. All I want is to get in and out of the huddle quickly so there is time to react to what the d is showing. In 2014, not knowing how a defense is lined up so you can adjust to something better is like playing with an arm tied behind your back. I like Hoke generally and think he can succeed here. But I do see this as a HUGE deal. I really wish a reporter would ask Nuss questions about this.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Paul Schmidt||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Paul Schmidt||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||It is closed!||
Try the broken egg on Main.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I vomit.||
The number of times and the volume are proportional to how big the game is.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Boring Lloyd type football...||
...how much longer are we going to bash the Lloyd years? I would have thought the crater that is now Michigan football - basically being Purdue for going on 6 years and 2 coaches now - would have added some perspective to the Lloyd haters. I mean, lots of people bashed Bo when he was the coach but could step back after a few years and realize we had it pretty good with him. Since Lloyd left we have had 5 seasons in 6 years that are worse than he had in his entire career. I would kill for those years again.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||This doesn't answer your question...||
so sorry. And I think you question is valid and answers to it are important. But the current system is so wronging the student athletes that I think the most important thing is to establish that it can't continue and then try to figure out how to make it work in a different way. I'm just so sick of the suggestion that there isn't a good answer for how to fix the problem so don't break the current system. The current way of doing things is classist and racist (I'm not saying it is intentionally racist but the current system disproportionately affects African Americans...so yeah, it's racist) and just cannot be something our University, or any university worth it's salt, should be involved in.
Might it ruin college sports as we know it? Sure. But that doesn't mean it doesn't need to stop. I love college sports infinitely more than pro sports. I'd hate to see it go. But as more and more money has poured in to college sports over the last few decades, the siuation has gotten disgusting.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Michigan?||
Michigan sometimes plays in that Rose game you speak of? Man...I have a vague memory of something like that happening...but it's been so long I can't really remember.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Texas||
Texas did something, right? Or did they do it with a weaker class. I honestly don't know.