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|7 hours 25 min ago||Obvious question is obvious||
What was the stuff that was not to be repeated on the Internet? Come on man, throw us bone!!!
|13 hours 37 min ago||#1 in our hearts!||
Seriously though, tough question. Hard to be objective when answering this. I think there are probably a good 20 or so coaches I would rather have over Hoke. I guess that puts him on the cusp of a top 25 coach.
To be clear, I don't want to fire him this year (unless there is a meltdown) - he deserves his 5 years.
One way I like to look at this is think about what other schools would rather have Hoke over what they currently have. I understand there are factors, such as fit, that look beyond the pure performance aspect, but looking at it this way helps you get to an "objective" equilbrium on his overall ranking.
|14 hours 42 min ago||"Asinine Statement of the Day Award"||
I guess you don't get out on the internet much...
|18 hours 10 min ago||It was what Warden Norton's wife...||
...embroidered on the wall hanging that covered the safe in the wall. The OP took some liberties in the quote by adding the word "football", but no big deal.
|20 hours 10 min ago||I meant recant||
In that to recant the idea that Hoke's job is as safe as people think. I wasn't clear on that (sorry, typing from my phone)
|21 hours 18 min ago||Then there is no hope for you in this discussion||
Because no matter what I say, you'll get defensive about it and file it under "fairy tale" or "bs".
|1 day 7 hours ago||Then you love for Hoke IS relevant||
Because it's blinding you to the performance of the teams he fields and how it impacts people of influence, including DB.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Um...no||
His seat is definitely warm. It's not hot, but its warm. And I have some good sources to confirm that. I won't go over it again, since I have recounted my information several times on this board.
This is definitely a "make or break" year. He won't get fired this year (unless something REALLY bad happens), but it will set the tone for the folllowing season and how DB will handle any contract extensions.
I know you love Hoke. But, cummon man!
|1 day 20 hours ago||Not trying to argue||
But has Hoke ever won a conference title as a head coach? A quick wiki search says no.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Contrary to what my handle suggests...||
...I actually did live in Michigan for a little while...in Saginaw...and I went to Heritage for a little before moving to Chicago. Having experienced several different high schools, Heritage was by far the worst when it came to sports. Soccer was decent, but every other sport sucked really bad.
|5 days 16 hours ago||While I agree mostly...||
....however, I think Tokyo is one of the most over-rated cities I have been. Maybe its because a lot of stuff got bombed out during the war, but I found it to be uncharming for a big city. No doubt, probably the safest cleanest big city I have ever been (next to Iceland) and there are certainly some interesting places to see, but overall I just found it too culturally sterile for my tastes. To each their own, I guess.
I tell people that a weekend in Tokyo is enough. Spend as much time as you can in Kyoto.
|5 days 20 hours ago||The Blue Lagoon...||
...was pretty cool. I went there first. After my road trip was complete, it was clear that it is likely Iceland's biggest tourist attraction. It was very commercial and sanitized. Tourist buses were the norm. What's more, there was an OSU grad working there - he made it very clear to me (I was, of course, wearing Michigan gear).
What I'm trying to get at it is that, while totally awesome and worth going, the Blue Lagoon was probably the most "un-Icelandic" thing I saw. The charm of Iceland lies in the pure, uncommercial and untouched nature that surrounds them. You can easily walk to places that no one human has ever walked or seen before.
Fun Icelandic fact: Only 1 million people ever in the history of the world can say they are from Iceland.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Flori-bama!!!||
Nothing else to say.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Late feb would have been pretty cold||
But that is season to see the northern lights which I hear are nothing else on earth.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Went to Iceland about a year ago||
Rented a car and drove around the entire island with some inland trips. One of the most amazing trips I've ever been. And I've been all over the world. Highly highly recommend it.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Illinois vs Michigan rivalry||
I'm convinced a good portion is derived from those Illinois folk who did not get into Michigan, which creates the same level of jealously that insecure people get after being dumped by a hotter person.
I will say that this "rivalry" has definitely cooled in the eyes of Illinois faithful over the past 5-10 years. The harassment has certainly subsided and we (Michigan) are becoming just another school in the big ten in their eyes.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Onions||
Lots and lots of onions...
|1 week 17 hours ago||Greed is good||
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save the NCAA, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA
|1 week 5 days ago||The only cure for this is Jim Harbaugh||
Cuz if Hoke ever caught wind of what Urban said, all Hoke is gonna do is say, "well..." then clap his hands a few times and cross his arms.
|1 week 5 days ago||I could be wrong||
But I think this was posted yesterday.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No. It's not contradictory...||
...when you consider buckeye fans would go out of there way to break the rules of physics to be extra dickish.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||A lot of qualifiers.||
Surveying those that say you should go to the game, I find it interesting the amount of qualifiers you need to rationalize the decision.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is a false statement||
Not trying to argue with you, but how many games have you been to?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Homer comment of the year||
The kids are most certainly part of the problem. You gotta be kidding me!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Don't go, seriously||
Being a Michigan fan in Columbus is like being a driod in the mos eisley cantina.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Thatsracist.gif||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I have some family in the Cleveland/Akron area (my goddaughter lives in Hartville) and many are close to who Lebron is and his situation in the Akron area. When you strip away the butthurt associated with Lebron leaving to Miami, by all accounts, Lebron is an extremely genuine and nice guy. Its very hard to find a nasty thing about him.
You can say what you want about "the decision", but Lebron gets too much guff for the media attention he gets. That's the media's fault. For all the shit he gets, Lebron continues to work hard, exhibits tenacity, remains loyal to his hometown, puts on a smile, and wins
I want my kids to be like Lebron..
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's really only the tip of the iceberg||
In addition to the money and women, he had some other unsavory transgressions, including:
1. Repeatedly cheating on his wife
2. Alienating his kids
3. Gambling addiction
5. Minor interactions with organized crime
If these things are what it takes to be an "Alpha Male", then no thanks.
Michael Jordan is a scumbag, plain and simple.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Different eras of media coverage||
What's more, Jordan was a lucky SOB for not playing in this era. His off the court antics would make Tiger Woods look like Gandhi. Needless to say, I hope no one wants "be like Mike"
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Come on, man||
It's not completely out of the ordinary to think we lose to ND this year. I think Vegas has us as a dog as well.