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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Completely agree with you.||
Completely agree with you. Howard shoot be getting a ton of credit for last night, as he held the Wings in the game all night with 39 saves. It took an entire period for the Wings to really start skating. Add in that crazy blocker save off the back glass and it was quite the evening for jimmy.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||This was my exact thought as||
This was my exact thought as well . . . sigh.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Eh, let's start with the||
Eh, let's start with the small victories and then work our way up the ladder.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Wayne Gretzky is almost||
Wayne Gretzky is almost without a doubt the best player at seeing the ice, reading the play and anticipating what would happen before it even began. However, it is categorically untrue to simply say he was the best player of all time, "period." I hope you pay attention to the things a player does without the puck, the way the game is affected when he is on the ice and the way in which a style of play completely changed the game.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I've been trying to find the||
I've been trying to find the article for about 10 minutes and have yet to be successful, but wasn't there a WSJ or Forbes article a year or two ago basically breaking down (in simple terms) the financials of Alabama and Nick Saban's contract(s). I seem to remember the AD basically saying that paying Nick Saban (essentially) whatever he wants was, is and likely will continue to be a great business and football decision for Alabama. I seem to remember the article or someone else stating that paying Saban a hypothetical $12-15 million would still be a good "business" decision because of the increased ticket prices, demand, donations, university applications, etc. due to the football team's success?
Am I crazy? Does anyone else remember this? Can anyone else find the article?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It's nearly impossible to||
It's nearly impossible to reinforce what you said as much as it needs to be in this thread. I am absolutely shocked at the responses contained herein. I can't believe people would be comfortable with a coaching search that has offical contact and plans with only ONE potential candidate! Do we not remember the threads posted on Brandon's [allegedly] very same "tunnel vision" search and choice in Hoke? Like the poster above me said, and I assume you would agree, I would be very disappointed if I found out that the AD had not contact 6-8 (minimum) other potential candidates (not only to gauge their respective interests, but also to speak about the other candidates). The fact that we "just" heard about this from Sam Webb could mean many things, including: Hackett finally officially spoke to Miles or his agent (in lieu of another AD representative or booster) or maybe they spoke 5 days ago but Sam was told he could "go" with the information today. I'm just astonished by some of the responses in this thread.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I second this - any||
I second this - any competition in which Bob Stoops is the "consolation prize" is the kind of competition I want to be in.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing to add of any||
Nothing to add of any substance here, but just wanted to say that this write-up was great! Thanks!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||If there really is anything||
If there really is anything to the rumors about Bob Stoops being interested, then I wouldn't mind if Miles is the third "call" Hacket makes as long as the second is to Mr. Stoops.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Caveats aside - D1 head||
Caveats aside - D1 head coaches do not think like this, he previously left the B1G once, etc., etc.
But, even Bert has to realize the chances of his team reaching the conference championship and other post-season opportunities is much more dififcult in that SEC West division. Nebraska seems to be in a stable position with regards to incoming talent (relatively), and they are perennially known for solid OL and RB play (not necessarily in the same manner that Bielema prefers, it would appear).
Add in a decent raise and assurances for facilities and/or assistants? Maybe.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||To chime in- I think that||
To chime in-
I think that Meyer is just like Saban in that it appears he will go to amazing depths to exploit EACH and EVERY weakness he can identify in an opponent. Much like the poster above me said, it is all but impossible to carry the record of those two coaches and not be at the very pinnacle of their profession.
I think an interesting question, something pondered earlier with family members, is whether Michigan (and we as fans) want a coach who will outsmart his opponents (Briles, RR, Chip Kelly?) or a coach who simply outworks his opponents (Saban, Meyer, Dantoni...?). Simplification, obviously, but I do think it is an interesting thought and discussion.
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||If you would like to be||
If you would like to be treated like one (for at least 6 months) then come on over to Ann Arbor! You can probably even pick your own boss!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That really is amazing to||
That really is amazing to think about - the ONLY player. Although it does seem like he would have more than 20 sacks. Regardless, another congratulations in order for him.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||First, I welcome the second||
First, I welcome the second Dave Brandon is fired and Michigan begins to move forward with this circus the football team has become.
That being said, I will wager a guess and perhaps say that some of the non-revenue sports teams/players will be sad to see him go. The one thing, as mentioned above, that Dave Brandon was successful at during his tenure was making money and then applying that widely to the schools other sports programs (or at least laying the foundations, for the time being). However, I think it's also fair to compare the way in which he was able to garner these surpluses and their long-term effect on the Michigan "brand" (killing the golden goose, if you will). But, I would think that at least some other Michigan athletes may be sad to see him go and perhaps have their shiny new facilities in doubt?
I'd love to hear from someone who is...or is a family member of a current Michigan athlete, etc.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Obviously we're all just||
Obviously we're all just putting forth our opinions and projecting here, but I have to agree with WolverineDevotee and others above who believe he just not necessarily an "NFL guy." The man has largely been successful at every destination in his life. Count me as one who seems to think that maybe the allure of being a "legend" or "savior" for his alma mater is particularly strong. Perhaps he has realized the NFL is truly a more difficult grind that college, and perhaps he really wants to have more control and autonomy over his team. Also, I just think his enthusiasm, emotions and "fire" are so much better suited to recruiting, motivating and teaching young men than it is to direct and manage professionals. I think it is just as likely that he wants to be the next Belichek and it is he wants to be the next Nick Saban.
One more thing, it is always brought up that Mrs. Harbaugh did not want to leave the Bay Area. If Jim were really to part ways with the 49ers after this season, how does the Mrs. feel abou the other locales that have been noted above (Dallas, NY, etc.?).
Just one more opinion to add to the large and useless pile we already have going.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, I didn't know Jim||
Wow, I didn't know Jim Harbaugh was an avid MGoBlog reader. Thank so much for letting us know your thoughts and future plans, because clearly the authority you've demonstrated by using *never* is 100%, absolute certainty, based on concrete knowledge.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||For whatever reason, Michigan||
For whatever reason, Michigan has looked flat for YEARS now. Maybe it's just me but I feel like the offense has had no emotion in quite a while.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||As a previous poster metioned||
As a previous poster metioned above, the most interesting aspect of this video I found was the lack of the "get your head across the ball carrier" type of instruction. In high school and college (DIII), we were always taught to "get your head across" the ball carrier as an effort to help ensure you didn't let a tacke slip through your hands. I think everyone who was taught via this method experienced the "slightly too late" tackle feelinig of getting a ball carrier's knee or shoulder directly to your head as you tried to make the tackle. Also, I always thought it made for awkward tackle attempts when tracking a man down the sideline, as it seemed to elimate your ability to both use the sideline to your advantage and to prevent a cutback. I really liked this video and thought it was presented in a clear manner that could certainly be used by high schools and junior high kids.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||You must be a real joy to be||
You must be a real joy to be around.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I concur.||
I enjoy seeing "Michigan" spelled out and think it fits a bit better on the helmet (maybe?). Ultimately, though, this is very low to nonexistent on the scale of things to get excited over.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||(Toilet flushing sound)||
Can we just get this on the record that it has been absolutely terrible day for the Red Wings. Further made worse by the resigning of Kyle Quincey for a half million dollar increase. Ugh.
I guess they did sign Kevin Porter and Andy Miele....
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Still astonished....||
This isn't really adding anything to this discussion, but I am still asbolutely astounded that someone who appears to be so incompetent still remains in a position of such power.
Then again, perhaps I really shouldn't be THAT surprised.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||This. This x 1000. I know||
This. This x 1000. I know it has been mentioned above, but he is going to get his first goal and move past this zero goals thing which is surely more mental at this point. Utlimately, his total production doesn't matter much at all. He is GREAT on the powerplay and has been effective in his first NHL season of shutting down an opponent's top 1-2 lines. If that remains consistent that allows the Wings top or 2nd line to slot themselves against opponents 2-4 lines. Also, he is EXACTLY the kind of player you do not want to play against in a playoff series. One game against him and oppponents become frustrated enough, just imagine how that will compound itself in games 4, 5, 6, etc. At this cap hit, I will take this signing all day every day.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||2018 USA roster needs to have||
2018 USA roster needs to have more guys that give a shit. More guys that understand the pride and effort they must carry and exemplify at all times. This team absolutely folded when faced with adversity. The display of effort they showed today was entirely embarrassing and everyone in that locker room should be ashamed of this result.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I thought he acted like a||
I thought he acted like a petulant child, personally.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Marketing/Promotion||
I would posit that this has far more to do with his marketing and business skills than the vast superiority of his skills as a S&C coach (of which he is, undoubtedly, very good).
EDIT: What Space Coyote said above ^.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I think we can all agree MOAR||
I think we can all agree MOAR Jake Ryans will always be desired.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Champagne still remaining||
Champagne still remaining from last night's festivities. The real surprise is that it doesn't taste too bad at all.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||That was the cap to a solid||
That was the cap to a solid weekend for the hockey team! It's great to have them back at Yost.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Kudos to you, MGrowOld, this||
Kudos to you, MGrowOld, this is the simplest and most logical retort to the "ESS EEE CEE" meme going on right now. I honestly believe this should be repeated ad infinitum until the media and population at large start understanding.
Rinse and repeat.