|1 week 1 day ago||In St Simons for a wedding.||
In St Simons for a wedding. Driving to Atlanta soon here to have lunch at the gf's family's house to celebrate with her mom. I need to call my mom and explain why Im not In NYC and that I do in fact still love her.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah. My most competitive||
Yeah. My most competitive event was LJ, (and baseball. )
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't really appreciate how||
Don't really appreciate how flawless and neat the Michigan jersey is until you see it next to others like Wash state or Tennessee.
|1 week 2 days ago||Spot on. They had nothing at||
Spot on. They had nothing at wide out. I'm hoping Stephen Hill can play more like his other GaTech cohorts at the same position. More like that guy in Detroit, but I'd settle for baybay Thomas too.
|1 week 2 days ago||Jesus! How big was he when||
Jesus! How big was he when he did that? And what was your time? I never ran an impressive time in the 200m (PR in the 25s) and 400m in 54's.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Whoa- related videos for me||
Whoa- related videos for me came up.... Brenda Gunderson cameo! I see you girl!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They had the 2009 game on BTN||
They had the 2009 game on BTN last night... honestly it's almost as good as the UTL game. I mean, it's more watchable the whole way through anyway. UTL is painful to watch, but it is exhilerating to watch the 4th quarter.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm picturing 35-10||
I'm picturing 35-10
|4 weeks 2 days ago||in a double header i got hit||
in a double header i got hit 5 total times.... 3 in the first game, 2 in the 2nd. My coach just took me out.
Having coached Little league, the biggest issue i have is for the losing coach's pitch count. These days pitch counts are enforced and i imagine he must have had to throw everyone... which puts him at a disadvantage for future games if they fall within a few days.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||She's basically just||
retiring, living in AA.
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
Ours is a university unlike any other, and there is no place I would rather be.
I have told the Board of Regents that Michigan is where I wish to conclude my career. I will retire as president when my contract ends on July 31, 2014.
The University of Michigan deserves the best in a leader, and I want to give the Board ample time to select the next president. I am committed to working with the Board members to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Leading the University of Michigan is the most challenging and rewarding work of my career. It is a tremendous privilege and one that continually energizes me.
I am extremely proud of the work we have done, together, to make Michigan more vibrant, more accessible and more global. I fully anticipate the next 15 months will be like my previous 11 years - busy. I have often said I have the best job in higher education, and I look forward to continuing to work with faculty, students, staff and alumni in the upcoming year.
When a new president is in place, my husband Ken and I plan to live in Ann Arbor and remain active in the community. We have always lived in college towns and there's really no place like Ann Arbor. We did not think twice about where we wanted to call home after the presidency.
Today, it's much too soon for goodbyes. Instead, let's move forward and continue to advance the academic excellence of the University of Michigan.
Mary Sue Coleman
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Hey can't lose if they don't||
Hey can't lose if they don't score.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Baseball does this right?||
Baseball does this right?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be in Philly for work||
I'll be in Philly for work too! I was planning on Fox & the hound. I'd been there once for a game, it wasn't THAT bad but i'd be open to a better/cooler spot.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Kind of wish they did this||
Kind of wish they did this after the season was over.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||re-watching the game.||
re-watching the game. "on-call" for a deployment. IT Problems.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Have you guys heard of "After||
Have you guys heard of "After Innocence" documentary? Follows the After Innocence project, they promoted it a lot on campus in '06. It's on netflix and quite the eye opener on the legal system. Super scary, and super sad.... It's on netflix and I strongly recommend it.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Thought i read an article||
Thought i read an article that proved exactly the opposite of what folks are saying... that the coaches were down on him.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130326/SPORTS0201/303260438#ixzz2PFdTKzy6
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||JB Getting involved and||
JB Getting involved and Bacari in the actual dance.... that cracked me up.
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||Pretty sure Michigan advanced||
Pretty sure Michigan advanced to the Final Four... unless that's one damned elaborate joke. Luckily, i'm working from home today. I just got back from vacation in Mexico... i couldn't go in today all the way. baby steps.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||We're burning our ships and||
We're burning our ships and taking their house over.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Given their bid and run in a||
Given their bid and run in a year this strong in competition- makes no sense.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||If this is for me i'll give||
If this is for me i'll give you the quick answer (General Studies) and
the tl;dr answer:
I started off in the RC, and was pretty much undeclared- I knew i could take the courses i wanted to take, and retrofit a major at some point. RC Social Science was that way- but it required a research/thesis and I didn't have the time to put out a good product. So Iultimately decided to go BGS. I focused on marketing courses in the b school (fought to get into those), took accounting, EECS183, Public speaking in Schoo lof Kinesiology... i was all over the place. I basically mirrored Org Studies.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Great dunk by oladipo, but||
Great dunk by oladipo, but did he travel....twice? Receiving the ball he took a step and another, then dribbled. then he grabbed the ball took 3 or 2 (and a half ??) steps then dunked
|9 weeks 3 days ago||How does Oladipo score so||
How does Oladipo score so much in the paint? it's like he just sneaks in there everyttime and outrebounds.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||"Make sure that you want to||
"Make sure that you want to do finance however as the non finance students are treated like IU football: strange, difficult to look at, and no one really knows if they belong."
Haha. Pretty awsome analogy. I erupted in laughter. Thankfully i'm working from home today.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I think it's very||
Yeah I think it's very feasible to get back to NYC after Ross (one of the top destinations). I'm not in i-banking, i work in systems integration practice a major consulting company, and want to transition into either mgmt consulting or maybe even something marketing/technology focused.
Basically, it comes down to- how much is Columbia's "brand" worth.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yes- one plus for Columbia -||
Yes- one plus for Columbia - virtually unprecedented access to recruiting in NYC. in fact, i was looking at their offer rate 3 months after graduation... Columbia is at ~96%, Ross was at ~87%.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||That was the whole purpose of||
That was the whole purpose of going to b-school. To delay that....
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nobody knows ... can't see||
Nobody knows ... can't see 'em. I'll be here all week.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah Columbia isn't giving me||
Yeah Columbia isn't giving me anything, and michigan is giving me full tuition. Having a girlfriend complicates things a bit (not the deciding factor, but is a consideration). It's hard to ask her to uproot and move to Ann Arbor (she loves NYC, friends family etc.) I'm 28, she's 29 so the idea of moving to a "college town" isn't as sexy. Although, AA is more than just a college town IMHO. At any rate, i suppose these are "champagne problems".
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, i mean i went to U of M||
Yeah, i mean i went to U of M undergrad, and I absolutely loved it (obviously- who wouldn't?)
Now I'm back in NYC (I grew up here) so NYC is certainly my kind of thing. All else equal i'd round out my experience and go to Columbia, but Ross gave me some scholarship money. I probably sound like a complainer, but yeah- tough decisions ahead.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||#25 in US, #12 in the World,||
#25 in US, #12 in the World, #1 in Universe?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting that Columbia is||
Interesting that Columbia is right beneath Michigan. I just got into both for b-school and am really tossing and turning on where to go. I know this is overall global university brands, but still interesting nonetheless that you posted this... timing couldn't be more relevant for me.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||I love this response!||
I love this response! Defending his staff, not throwing stones.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I always found it annoying||
I always found it annoying that offensive players can face mask in football (by stiff arming)
I also hate the jump ball in college... i'd be okay with giving the "tie" to the defender, but i'd also be okay with making them actually jump for it.
In baseball, they really should let the players play the game (w/r/t warning both sides without at least letting the other team retaliate once.)
I think that's all i got.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||This site is unbearable with||
This site is unbearable with losses. M was about an inch away from winning that ball game. 1 inch and everyone's opinion of this team changes... I don't get it. Win with grace, lose with grace.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Disagree. POY isn't||
Disagree. POY isn't determined on one shot. Missed happen, but thts not why we lost the game. IU out rebounded us so severely. Also we came within inches of winning this game... How can you let that overshadow the entire season? Who in the country ha a clearer claim to POY? Oladipo is outstanding, but Zeller stepped up for them today.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The kissing thing I didn't||
The kissing thing I didn't take issue with. He could have done much worse.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||But now we see how silly that||
But now we see how silly that foul on zeller was... it costed him the majority of playing time.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Agree 100%, but that was the||
Agree 100%, but that was the 2nd consecutive play that he pushed Zeller for no reason. The play before (i think when indiana hit the 3- the pretty much threw zeller, and no foul call.)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||So the graphical||
So the graphical representation of the text roughly comes out to the Maryland state flag?
Seriously though, if Michigan beats Indiana, does Indiana deserve #1 seed outright? (Just asking- i think they actually have had the best season in the B1G).
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, 2007 happened... i||
Yes, 2007 happened... i freaked out...found UMGoBlue first, then somehow found MGoBlog lurked for a bit, then i finally joined the party.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||on potential way||
I'd imagine you can pull back the voter IDs, and run a check to see if there is a parent ID that has already voted. So basically
WillyWIll9 Voted for Denard (ParentID check =Null)
Or am i oversimplifying this?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Couldn't you pull an extract||
Couldn't you pull an extract of all votes, there has to be a voter ID associated with it, and i'd also assume, you can pull back any Parent IDs (e.g. Person who created that groupID that voted)
Does that make sense or am I offbase?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Those are sick! For Lacrosse||
Those are sick! For Lacrosse right?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||wish they added "and pointing||
wish they added "and pointing at things."
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa, KO'd the thread that||
Whoa, KO'd the thread that fast?
|11 weeks 57 min ago||I want the franchise poster||
I want the franchise poster tag so I can stay within the top 15, LSA!!!!
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||It reminds me of when||
It reminds me of when Spartans hold up the 4 fingers for the 4th quarter during that winning streak we had over them, as if they actually would finish in the 4th.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||TomVH said on twitter there's||
TomVH said on twitter there's nothing really to worry about that, he's committed to Michigan and to the task at hand.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||He didn't have many||
He didn't have many complaints when Michigan upset #4 Duke in '08.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Duke going down to the||
Duke going down to the Cavaliers makes me happy.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||For the record, I agree with||
For the record, I agree with you 100%, but to make the case... you can hide being gay a lot easier than you can hide being black. You don't have to ask Jackie Robinson is he's black. In that sense it's not apples to apples. If all of a sudden a player comes out, it creates controversy, and it could disrupt the locker room a couple of different ways. And on the ideal team where your entire team could be okay with it, the media circus that would ensue could be an unwanted distraction.
Just some thoughts.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||They asked a Nick Kasa (Tight||
They asked a Nick Kasa (Tight end from Colorado) if he liked girls. I know what you mean, but there's definitely no getting around it. They're wrong on every way imagineable to ask these questions.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I usually don't complain||
I usually don't complain about uniforms like others have said, but Holy Crap. What could have possibly been in the inspiration? I'm okay with the person who designed it... but who the heck approved it (within Adidas)/?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Oh snap! MGo Getting it in!||
Oh snap! MGo Getting it in! I think RR needs you on defense, you seem to be the best defender he's ever recruited!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Didn't the Big Ten officially||
Didn't the Big Ten officially apologize to Illinois?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||But Wes Welker is a||
But Wes Welker is a technician when it comes to route running, I think i'd compare a Jeremy Gallon to Welker, i could be off base though. Just my humble opinion.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know that he out||
I don't know that he out performs say Braxton Miller, but few QBs will next year. I think DG will have a very strong season, and we see the best offensive season for Michigan to date (in the Hoke era.)
|11 weeks 6 days ago||He's investing in his career.||
He's investing in his career. He could end up making more money in publicity/endorsements as others have indicated, than he gives up. He's among the greats, but if he could win another superbowl or two, it would cement his legacy (which already is outstanding.)
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Did you mean to post this in||
Did you mean to post this in the Saban thread?
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||Michael Irvin said something||
Michael Irvin said something similar, basically that with your hands far apart and poor technique, you make it easier for the defender to disrupt you, and it's harder to recover and bring your hands together in proper position to make the catch. Denard's got work to do, but it seems like he did what he needed to do to make his case.
I'm just happy that he was able to perform at the level he did, considering he's competing at the highest level, at a completely different/new position.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Are you not counting||
Are you not counting wisconsin because they're ranked now? If I recall, they weren't ranked (although they should have been) when we lost to them.
Please let that be the one surprising loss for the year.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||He'd probably do it for||
He'd probably do it for free.. heck he's probably already been doing it.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget, Aaron Heilman||
Don't forget, Aaron Heilman (an ND alum) gave up a homer to Michigan and had to sing The Victors. That game ended in a 4-4 tie I beleive. (I'm a mets fan, so I love that they do this. One day, I plan to go down to Port St Lucie for this game.)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, I did.... bitterness.||
Yes, I did.... bitterness.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||But like, what would be a||
But like, what would be a flagrant? Has anyone seen it successfully reviewed?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||GaTech is a strong academic||
GaTech is a strong academic school as well, and yes, Georgia is definitely the school, probably followed by Alabama/Auburn in the state of Georgia. However, what exactly did Rutgers add in terms of fanbase? Georgia Tech is a strategic location... pretty much the capital of the south. If the move for Rutgers/Maryland made sense to B1G officials, I'd say the move for Georgia Tech makes sense.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This was literally a||
This was literally a question. I'm not saying we should be fouling just to foul, I just don't know how important it is to "not foul". So we keep hearing "fewest fouls in the country" but how does that transition well, when I constantly see players getting uncontested looks in the paint? Maybe the solution isn't to foul... maybe it's just this last stretch, but it just seems like we can't seem to make it difficult to penetrate.
Someone below mentioned the over-comitting on double teams, and I have to say I agree, we seem flat-footed at times on defense, which leads to points in the paint (particularly when our big men are away or out of position.) McGary hustles his ass off, and i think generally our big men are underrated.
I really was asking this as a question, though.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Either that or Kevin Bacon||
Either that or Kevin Bacon
|12 weeks 6 days ago||he was awesome to watch.||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know enough, but is||
I don't know enough, but is it really that good of a stat that we're the best team in the country at not fouling? I'd like to see Michigan be more physical, and we shouldn't be giving up as many points in the paint as we did against PSU.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||This is about right.||
This is about right. Michigan has some time to regroup, and get ready for the next stretch. All part of the plan!
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||Where's the criteria?||
Where's the criteria?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||House of Cards... Kevin||
House of Cards... Kevin Spacey is pretty awesome in it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||This cracked me up. Love it.||
This cracked me up. Love it.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Spice it up a little with||
Spice it up a little with Buena Vista Social Club
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan and Ohio Secede from||
Michigan and Ohio Secede from the B1G, form a new conference with Texas, Oklahoma ... looking to add 8 additional schools...start picking.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||He also is aware of the||
I like this. I think our running back situation will be vastly improved (presuming Toussaint comes back healthy.) Whoever wins the battle will have earned it- although I think both will see significant snaps.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||BUt what he fails to||
BUt what he fails to acknowledge is that many of these athletes come from impoverished backgrounds. So while they have enough food and shelter in college, many of their families live below the poverty line.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Basketball players maybe, but||
Basketball players maybe, but not football players. And it's not like hockey, where these kids are balancing a minor league or Euro contract against CBB. Recruiting, and the general current structure all but channels them into CBB, especially ever since the NBA stopped allowing HS basketball players go pro.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||"They don't play for||
"They don't play for free."
Actually, they basically do. Sure, you can place value on the scholarship they receive but, let's not get it twisted, these kids are amateurs and students. He doesn't owe anyone but his coach an apology. Period. He didn't do anything questionable, harm society or anything like that. He didn't win a basketball game.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Latest is they still don't||
Latest is they still don't know, but they're saying it didn't look good.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Then continue to watch the||
Then continue to watch the game.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to at least see||
I'd like to at least see GRIII find himself during this game.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Whoa, way too early.||
Whoa, way too early. Probably won't win, but this has got to be a record.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||This is the worst performance||
This is the worst performance of the year.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I thought i could come here||
I thought i could come here for comfort... i was wrong.
|14 weeks 3 hours ago||But there's more real estate||
But there's more real estate for potential ads! The Future is here.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||I'd be curious to look at the||
I'd be curious to look at the numbers, but atke D'antoni as an example... aren't his offenses known to shoot the basketball prettyearly on the shot clock? So Points per possesion might be identical, but there are significantly more possessions. Anecdotally, i felt like a standard score in the 80s/90s would be 88-82. It seems much higher now. Also, I think the rules in the league have allowed for things like excessive offensive handchecking. I think the league favors scoring.
That said I'm not an expert, but I'd be curious if there was any literature out there that evidenced this assertion.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||I'm okay with the pope thing||
I'm okay with the pope thing staying, but this I take offense to!
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||It doesn't get called much||
It doesn't get called much in the NBA, because players dont really do it. Why? you can get hurt. the NBA season is a long one... you start to see it a little more in the playoffs, but in all, you can get hurt doing it... which further evidences your point. I think the charge has some value, but it needs to be reevaluated. As noted above, you can't get a charge called for sliding under after a player has left his feet... that's ridiculous.
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||Mentioning "Pope Benedict is||
Mentioning "Pope Benedict is retiring...." I think that's okay to mention on this blog as OT, because it's globally impacting news. However, while I'm comfortable with the remainder of the color added to the original post, I can understand why others aren't.
But seriously, what the heck is going on w/ GRIII??? He needs to get his groove back. Maybe GRIII knew this was happening and holding that secret was a huge weight on his shoulders?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Dr. Reggie Ho now.||
Dr. Reggie Ho now.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I agree, people need to cool||
I agree, people need to cool it. If he really felt that way about Ohio State, why would he come here? And if he did that, he'd either grow out of it, or eventually realize he's not a cultural fit and probably leave. I don't take issue with what he "said." He just learned a valuable lesson though, about how he's got a larger megaphone these days.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I Love it. Sneakers and||
I Love it. Sneakers and socks look pretty fresh too.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||from Touch the banner||
Wilton Speight - QB - Richmond (VA) Collegiate: The 6'6", 217-pounder has no offers at this time. Speight might be the sleeper of the group. I like the way he throws the ball under pressure. Sometimes it's unbelievable how accurate he is with guys in his face, but to be honest, it seems like he's in a habit of throwing off his back foot because of a porous offensive line. He barely has a chance to breathe before two or three defenders are in his face. He's a little too stiff in the pocket for my liking and will struggle to avoid college rushers; he lacks great arm strength and has a little bit of a hitch in his delivery. He just looks very unpolished. I could see him going somewhere like Texas Tech or Washington State and lighting it up a few years down the road, but I don't think he's a good fit for Michigan.
EDIT: not trying to call out TTB or Magnus, just saying that's where I'd seen a similar player evaluation. additionally, Magnus does offer some explanation as to why his tosses might be off the mark, or not as impressive (the poor O-Line.)
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone else kept feeling the||
Anyone else kept feeling the dong punch from ESPN, calling out Ohio's record vs michigan in football, MBB, and evein Women's BB?
Someone else mentioned it as well, but when I saw "Top 10 nominee" on Craft's three pointer, i about lost it. And, the last play of the game wasn't even a blatant foul, even without a "make-up" call. You simply don't get that call in that situation (or most others with good officiating.)
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Totally agree the top ten||
Totally agree the top ten nominee was complete bull shit. That Ohio fans are crying foul irks me. I honestly wouldn't if the roles were reversed (specifically given the poor officiating in favor of Ohio). You can't call that unless it's obvious.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Roundtree's got Brett the hit||
Roundtree's got Brett the hit man hart glasses.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Or shot click violation ?||
Or shot click violation ? Offensive basket interference? Phantom foul calls from earlier? I counted 7 points the refs literally gave Ohio.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Espn really should have||
Espn really should have called out the blatant shot clock violation. And craft doesn't get that call. Jordan... Ehhhh, Maybe. Great game. Hardaway Jr player of the week. McGary had an outstanding showing.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||inadvertently. I actually||
inadvertently. I actually hope it's more like this:
Trey Burke - Craft
AI -> Tyran Lue (sixers lakers finals)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Craft is a great player, but||
Craft is a great player, but I predict he gets his ankles broken bad on one play. (If Iverson can get Jordan to dance, Burke can get Craft to slip up a bit too.)
|15 weeks 10 hours ago||The show is fantastic... slow||
The show is fantastic... slow starting as some have mentioned, but I've only gotten through Season 1, so thanks for the spoiler! (not really that bothered.)
I didn't see S2 on netflix, however my gf is in brussels and she has access to S2, so she's been going through the whole season.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I think it'd be a huge||
I think it'd be a huge disadvantage if we revert back to QBs who can't run. The game has changed, it's important to have a dual threat. We may not need to go as far as a Denard Type, but I really hope Devin Gardner's performance and style of play next year makes coaches re-think the statue QB, even if he can just scramble and have 5 or so designed runs per game.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'm searching to see if i can||
I'm searching to see if i can find it on TV here in NYC. I do see the Texas vs Nation... Jordan Kovacs, wearing #11, wearing the winged helmet... just made a key tackle (stuffing a runner at the goal line.) Actually a guy from Delaware is also playing allowed side him.
EDIT, it's 301 for anyone with FiOS. 302 for Kovacs.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Holtz and May day like each||
Holtz and May day like each other though, you can tell. Digger and Jalen... there really seems to be some animosity there.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, he must work out.||
Yeah, he must work out.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Well, that was awkward.||
Well, that was awkward. Anyone catch him calling out Digger Phelps for not recruiting him? Even before that segment, i thought Digger has this smug look on his face, like he doesn't want to have anything to do with Jalen, or anything he says.
I take issue with what digger phelps said. He's a good coach, and so is Coach K obviously. But there's something to be said about coaches who take on the Jalen's of the world and try to have a positive influence in their lives.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||So, i know we've been||
So, i know we've been struggling, but what's really been the reason behind it? I don't follow hockey close enough, what happened? What has to happen to make the post season?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||East Snob! Just kidding. My||
Just kidding. My girlfriend is from Atlanta (I was staffed in Alpharetta on a project, and met her down there.) I somehow convinced her to move up to NYC for the time being (5 years and counting, she still owns her condo in Buckhead). You're totally spot on though. She's from LaGrange, and their HS coach got paid decently by the booster club.
Georgia is a football factory I wish we tapped more into, but there's so much competition for recruits. Even Georgia can struggle to retain some of the talent nowadays.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||$IM_OFF||
100% Briliance, especially with the a/s/l and color scheme. I felt like i was back in 2000 and I was running low on free AOL hours from the CD Rom. Good old days, where if you didn't like a troll, you could punt them offline.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan: 71 Fightin'||
Fightin' Cabinets: 77
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I get your point, but at the||
I get your point, but at the same time why is there virtually only one path to the NFL (amateurism)? You don't have to go through NCAA to play professional baseball or soccer. Why can't athletes capitalize off their skill sets, while Athletic departments can?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Roll Tide.||
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Rule #1: Once on the||
Rule #1: Once on the interwebs. Always on the interwebs.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Wait is that for me? On my||
Wait is that for me? On my iPhone can't tell.. Dude, I tried being civil with you but you constantly resort to childish responses to my posts. You're getting worked up over nothing. You've had about 30 posts today and i still don't understand what your concern/beef/issue is. Clearly state your point, read people's counterpoints, respect others opinions, defend your argument etc., but no need to be immature.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Waiting for counter||
Waiting for counter argument... Probably "but said politician said there were stories, I need examples of someone who had this happen WHILE IN COLLEGE" (b/c CTE's are instantaneous.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||First of all you're twisting||
First of all you're twisting his point. He's generally saying it's risky. With risk, what do you think about? Reward- is it worth risk? His point is valid... what DO they have to fall back on wheter it be CTE or any other serious injury? (I'm expanding it beyond CTE, because it's just as relevant.)
So his point to me seems, at least dudes are getting paid.
I think you're just attacking something to attack it, and you're getting really defensive about it because few people share your passion for this statement.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Well i was in the midst of||
Well i was in the midst of editing my comment, but basically, Concussions? I can't really name too many, but career ending injuries... absolutely there are plenty of examples. My point is essentially (slight variation to your topic) is why shouldn't these kids be compensated now for a rare skill they have? Free tuition isn't a fair trade.
One example, Tyrone Prothro, star Wide out... now a bank teller in Tuscaloosa after snapping his leg during a play.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Can anybody think of a single||
I know this belief is contrary to popular opinion, but I'll attempt to express myself anyway. Many, many, many college football players would not qualify (academically) at the major universities they represent. That doesn't mean they're not up to the task in the classroom, but of these students a great number still view themselves as at the university as a stop gap before joining the NFL. On many occasions said athletes don't attend class or take it seriously. The problem here is that many of these students need to put in extra time to stay competitive in the classroom, or often times, spend so much time in athletics, it's unreasonable to ask them to compete in the classroom. I guess to end my rant: Many student athletes (particularly football, which typically generates the bulk of Revenue for ADs) are not able to take full advantage of this "free tuition". They have a rare skill set, and in my opinion, should be compensated accordingly. If you explain the economics of college athletics to a foreigner, they'll scratch their heads.
|16 weeks 53 min ago||It definitely happens, i mean||
It definitely happens, i mean it happened to us (Fab Five.) it's happened at Ohio State, and it certainly happens in the SEC. The question you should really ask is... why haven't they gotten caught?
I wish I knew the answer, but I will say, if you look at Tennesee as one example. Three players held a person at gunpoint, and the fan didn't want serious repercussions, stating he wanted the players to stay on the team.
As die hard as Michigan fans are, we aren't crazy. Football is King, but it's not God. Everyone keeps their mouths shut. That's just the way it is.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||I didn't realize that second||
I didn't realize that second bit. That's really cool stuff.
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||What are you under for?||
What are you under for?
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Noooooooooooo. Alhough at a||
Noooooooooooo. Alhough at a knicks fan, i'd take hardaway. Thank you.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||I thought it was clever. I||
I thought it was clever. I mean, hey, if we can dish it out, we should be able to take it.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||I guess we failed the one||
I guess we failed the one test that Kansas happened to pass.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I mean, we could always give||
I mean, we could always give that extra scholarship to a long snapper.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Thad Matta, assuming he's not||
Thad Matta, assuming he's not allowed to chew gum.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Well, now I really hope we||
Well, now I really hope we get Derrick Green.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I really like the trajectory,||
I really like the trajectory, but it's way too soon to tell. I think this comment is 2-3 years premature. I replied to the wrong comment. But basically I agree with you and the other comment is too premature.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Rich Girl by hall & oates||
Rich Girl by hall & oates okay though?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The "youre going to need it"||
The "youre going to need it" is a little weird to say. But Pelini runs a good clean program, all things considered. How many times have you seen a Nebraska player make a tackle, and offer to help the opposition get up? I think nebraska is class act program (thus far.)
|16 weeks 2 days ago||That's a no brainer!||
That's a no brainer!
|16 weeks 2 days ago||How did you type all this||
How did you type all this given that he just committed about 15 min. ago?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Back when Mike Hart was the||
Back when Mike Hart was the cover of the banner (or some point around that time) Harbaugh took (what many view to be) a jab at Bo, and Michigan Football's academic standards for football players.
Needless to say, it got ugly, and people are still bitter over it. I personally didn't like the comments, but who am I to judge*. if Harbaugh were to say, win a few superbowls, and want to coach Michigan once Brady Hoke was done, I'd be up for it.
*Harbaugh knew Bo, Michigan coaches, and sacrificed a lot more than I have for Michigan athletics.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Haha, that's fair. I'd rather||
Haha, that's fair. I'd rather call him a Blue Jays great than a yankees great. I loved me some blue jays in the early 90s. (My Peewee league team was the blue jays, so obviously was a huge Carter/Jays fan.)
Looking at Cone's career tho, it looks like he spent the majority of it in pinstripes :-(
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you for sure.||
I agree with you for sure. Jalen is kind of out of line, but I understand his sentiments.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||So did Doc Gooden, but||
So did Doc Gooden, but doesn't make them Yankee greats.
Johan pitched a no-hitter* with the mets... is he a mets great?
*Say what you will, it's our only in Mets history dangit!
|16 weeks 2 days ago||First of all, David Cone was||
First of all, David Cone was a Met great. Second, it was Michigan's David Cone, aka febreeze.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I'd probably defend my coach||
I'd probably defend my coach too. Think about how close he and Steve Fisher must have been, given his background and their past? When it's personal, you can't always see things the way people from the outside do.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ok two points: 1. They're a||
Ok two points:
1. They're a powerhouse and in our region and a direct competitor for recruits, they'll still probably play MSU and Purdue or someone in the B1G. I think it's okay to keep
2. Not related, but I'm thankful for this Te'o incident. Next year when Michigan plays ND, and an ND fan comes at me with something 'smart.' I'll probably reply "Hey, it's cool bro, my girlfriend here is a notre dame fan" (obvs pointing to thin air.)
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, i was trying to||
Thanks, i was trying to figure out my compile error.
EDIT: I miss read the purpose of this thread. My Cone(r) story is true, i just never had any substance other than i talked to him for a few minutes, told him i appreciated his efforts as a student athlete and go blue! I never really had much to discuss other than that... so I was sharing my story here thinking it would be okay.
That said, i don't mind when others say "they met Lavell Blanchard" (because I did that too frosh year) I actually like those stories.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Whoa, shots fired! Jaylon||
Whoa, shots fired! Jaylon Rose "My former Coach Steve Fisher, who was erroneously fired by the University of Michigan..."
|16 weeks 2 days ago||College Game Day for B-Ball,||
College Game Day for B-Ball, is kinda weird to me. Kinda funny we have another Michigan guy on it, I kinda wish it was outdoors though. Something weird about the indoor aspect.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I saw David Cone in Georgia||
I saw David Cone in Georgia once at a restaurant, and I awkwardly approached him and asked him what he was up to. He seemed to be reviewing a movie script or something like that, but i didn't want to pry. /CoolStoryBroMoment.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Harpoon is pretty solid, I'm||
Harpoon is pretty solid, I'm staffed out in boston during the week, so got some exposure to it that way. Cheers
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Harpoon IPA. Ever since i||
Harpoon IPA. Ever since i tried to articulate why i didn't like IPA's, i realized I actually like them. I think IPAs can taste like grapefruit.
Girlfriend is drinking Chimay, and yes she's real.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Meltdown now. Now i say. If||
Meltdown now. Now i say. If we add anyone it better strengthen the conference and not just deepen pockets
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I'd take Forrest Gump over||
I'd take Forrest Gump over Shane "Footsteps" Falco anyday.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I remember the episode now,||
I remember the episode now, but still - you don't call someone a jerkstore. You call a jerkstore, to see if they're running out of ... jerks.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||the fact that alabama is||
the fact that alabama is interested in him, makes me happy (assuming he stays committed to Michigan.)
EDIT: Interesting double post... one has a typo the other doesn't... Are these fraternal double posts?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||the fact that alabama is||
the fact that alabama is interested in him, makes me happy (assuming he says committed to Michigan.)
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I've never heard the term||
I've never heard the term Jerkstore, but interesting. Can i get a jamaican jerk burger at said jerk store? :-)
|16 weeks 3 days ago||May sound random, but it||
May sound random, but it always bothered me that Jesse Owens went to OSU. What an exceptional athlete, and how defiant he was in the 1936 olympics in Berlin (given the political/global climate). 4 Gold medals in track & field in Germany. Dominance.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I'd say no. I don't agree||
I'd say no. I don't necessarily agree with LightTheLamp. I think he lasts longer than 3 games, but his career wouldn't be very long. He also will have similar issues (learning to block among them.)
Sure his draft status may have dropped, but going to RB won't rise his draft status and increase the amount of money on his first contract. I think he's just going to have to dedicate himself to route running. I think his hands will be fine, but he needs to be crisp with the routes.
In short I think he'll have a better, longer career at WR / Slot than if he went to RB. He's going to be an investment, but could wind up being a steal in this draft. His route running is underdeveloped, yet he still can gain separation from his defenders.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||So to speak.||
So to speak.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Of course he didn't write it.||
Of course he didn't write it. And ESL question is not ok, dude.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Done that.||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Bearish. a Bull is||
Bearish. a Bull is optimistic... Think Merrill Lynch's logo, or the bull on wall street.
I agree- he is a high ceiling guy (just like when he was at QB, he had a higher ceiling than did Tate.) He's had a handful of snaps at a new position competing against top level competition. Look at DG, he struggled at the very same thing (route running).
My guess is, if you think DR will be drafted early, you're probably in for a surprise. However, i think late enough, DR could wind up being a steal, especially for football teams that are good at building players up. With coaching and experience, he could be a great asset for a football team.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, it's odd like that||
Yes, it's odd like that
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Because it was overvalued at||
Because it was overvalued at its opening. FWIW, it's actually at or around it's opening price right now.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I'm impressed that despite||
I'm impressed that despite poor route running, he's able to get a good deal of separation from top CB prospects. Goes to show you, if you look at DG's struggles at route running, it takes time and it's not easy. I know Denard will put in the work, he just needs a team that will take the chance.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair, the slide was||
To be fair, the slide was high, I really like he comparison to Ty Cobb, very accurate description of the slide.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I wonder if Coach K was||
I wonder if Coach K was harping on them saying they'd better work hard to the last second. There was a play in the 2nd half where they inbounded the ball after giving up a bucket,and Miami came and stole it, took a shot, missed, got the rebound again. At that point you could tell Coach K was going Brian kelly on the sideline.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Up 30 now. Shane Larkin just||
Up 30 now. Shane Larkin just hit a 3 from deep.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I have issues posting to TTB||
I have issues posting to TTB at work because the anonymous option doesn't appear available, and gmail is blocked.
At any rate, I see Marist HS, and assume it's catholic. It seems like every catholic I met (from the Chicago area) seems to be a Notre Dame fan. I was curious as to whether or not he's favoring ND, if he's revealed any such info.
Also, thanks for the evaluation, you say he could potentially develop into an all-conference type player, in the right system... you'd think with the success of Devin Funchess, Al Borges would have a decent sales pitch.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Remember when we had to play||
Remember when we had to play the scenario for making the tourney?
"Let's say we go .500 in Big Ten Play, and advance to the 2nd round of the tournament..."
Well, that was my first thought when I saw we're aiming for 5-1.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'm really going to miss this||
I'm really going to miss this kid, and can't wait to see what role he plays in the NFL. I just hope he's on a team that uses him well.
Great video, Go Blue!
|17 weeks 6 hours ago||Even better, I'll be sure to||
Even better, I'll be sure to use this next time.
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||We got it from Crisler, who||
We got it from Crisler, who invented it while there... not from Princeton. There's a distinction. That said, their colors are atrocious.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You are correct. Even when||
You are correct. Even when you post photos, your smart phone has geotags, so theoretically, people can know where you were when you take photos/upload them.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't even notice him...||
I didn't even notice him... you're right. His posture completely changes, he puts his face/mouth into his windbreaker jacket.... once Te'o is done and Prince SHembo comes on, he changes posture completely.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, faith is believing in||
Dude, faith is believing in something you can't necessarily see.
/s (just in case)
|17 weeks 3 days ago||They were down 10 with 11.6||
They were down 10 with 11.6 seconds and i dont' see a reggie miller on the court.
That said, always play the right way, otherwise you develop bad habits.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||if you look around, you see||
if you look around, you see his teammates are actually laughing too, it's becoming like 97.9% certain he was pulling a stunt.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, in retrospect, this||
I mean, in retrospect, this looks awfully fake. For minimal annoyance, go to 1:40:
|17 weeks 3 days ago||LOL - brilliant. Just||
LOL - brilliant. Just brilliant.
I'm sensinga Lloyd Brady, Manti Te'o photoshop thread.
Has Te'o ever Te'o'd? This is the closest i've found:
|17 weeks 3 days ago||It's not THAT crazy.||
It's not THAT crazy.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||If a beggars could be||
If a beggars could be choosers, i'd love to have seen him throw it off the backboard and then throw it down, Rucker style.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Hasn't tipped on espn yet.||
Hasn't tipped on espn yet.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Quick Plug... has everyone (||
Quick Plug... has everyone ( who has facebook) voted for Michigan for that EASports cover competition? We're within 100 votes of Bama.
VOTE for Michigan on Facebook for cover of NCAA football
Vote Michigan, right here --> http://mgob.lu/EASportsRd16
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Gotcha, thanks for the||
Gotcha, thanks for the correction.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I mean in all reality, we||
I mean in all reality, we know what the lance armstrong interview is about and what will be said in it. "I took PEDs" But we all knew that, that's just how Cycling works.
This on the other hand, is the most confusing shit i've ever followed in sports 'scandals'.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Oh snap, the plot thickens...||
Oh snap, the plot thickens... so are we back to believing it was a hoax on the poor kid?
Starting to average out the two stories and i get:
He met o'girl, then some online relationship carried on, pretending it was o'girl. Then he found out it wasn't her, but was too embarassed. Rather than go the "it didn't work out, it's over" routine, he decided Eff it... She's dead to me. Then this was misinterpreted, everyone thought she literally died.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||But it's weird... So his||
But it's weird... So his grandma dies and one of the first thing he thinks of is to say "hey, great time for my fake girlfriend to die... before i get caught." Like that wouldn't blow up in his face? If he's gay the dumbest thing to do is call attention to your sex/relationship life.
That said, he could always use her as the excuse why he can't get involved with anyone else. That's the only thing I can think of.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||i'm confused, this is like a||
i'm confused, this is like a bad play. You need to describe cast of characters before you can start throwing out all these names.
So Te'o met a girl named Lennay after all? And if he did, was this before or after he had that fake picture of the girl? Either way, wouldn't he say "wow, you look a lot different in person..."
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just laughing at the fact||
I'm just laughing at the fact that if he was in on it, that he actually tweeted this photo. If he didn't somehow know at this point, then it makes this hoax even sadder. I believed.... I believed...
|17 weeks 4 days ago||It's not about justifying the||
It's not about justifying the lies, it's about making the best decision for him, given the current point he's currently in. It's not a university's right to get involved, it's a university's right to protect its students privacy. That said, if he were gay, and he made this lie, it's about the worst thing you can do, because you're calling attention to yourself and your sexuality. Really dumb if he's lying.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Instagram has those||
Instagram has those restrictions, not sure about twitter... you can certainly make your account private so people can't see your tweets or retweet you. but if you're trending... boy you're trending.
Also, if i go "@jmblue " it'll pop up on your feed.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I thought I heard or read||
I thought I heard or read somewhere that she called to inform him that it was a hoax.... so why call the cops at that point? If she called to continue the "relationship" then i'd probably call the cops.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'd say my opinion of Notre||
I'd say my opinion of Notre Dame would change. I'd support ND's decision to protect their own, however it's not a good message to teach kids how to clean up messes. But if he doesn't want to come out, (if he were gay) then kudos to ND for supporting him.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Ok, not that this is a||
Ok, not that this is a credible source, but this is bad:
"In defense of the Heisman Trophy candidate, the source said he believes the lie may have indeed started with somebody duping Te’o using a phony twitter account, and eventually, faking their own death.
Early in my conversation with the source, the Notre Dame player said, “He lied, but the media blew it up.” In response to my follow-up question asking if the source thought that Te’o kept the story going because of the media attention, the player replied, “Yeah. Right after the Michigan [State] game. He should have never brought her in the media. His grandma passing was enough.”
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you, i think you nailed||
Thank you, i think you nailed what I was trying to say. I don't know what the crime is? I'd be embarassed that it was clearly a hoax.
That said, i'm making a lot of assumptions about Manti and the case.
Also, I don't know who keeps downvoting my posts just because i'm offering an explanation or giving someone the benefit of the doubt.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not really sure what i'd||
I'm not really sure what i'd do. I wouldn't have viewed this as a crime. I'd have viewed it as a prank. I mention this below, but this happened to a friend of mine around 1999 in HS. A few acquaintances thought this was funny, and had him going for a couple of months. When all was said and done, he didn't go to the cops, he was humiliated, devastated. I mean, can you imagine mean High Schoolers would get you to talk about and admit to?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I've got to say this is a||
I've got to say this is a strange case, but I have to admit... this happened to a friend of mine. (No seriously, not me... a friend of mine.) He'd been a victim in HS to something similar, a group of guys created a fake screen name (this was like 1999) and had an online relationship with him for a few months. This of course, was before having skype or anything like that was common place.
I don't know if i do or do not believe Te'o, but I doubt he invented this to win a heisman. You don't win heismans for sympathy. And if anyone voted for him based on that, they shouldn't be allowed to vote.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly, i wouldn't go to||
Honestly, i wouldn't go to authorities first. I'd probably talk to my parents or counselors/coaches too.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||He said he got a phone call||
He said he got a phone call around Dec 26 from the same person he thought was his gf, she said she wasn't dead but she wasn't really who he thought she was, it was a hoax.