maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|5 hours 12 min ago||I'm not so sure the NCAA will||
I'm not so sure the NCAA will bow and kiss Saban's ring. Remember - Urban has the latest ring, and he's certain to side with Harbaugh on this, and you've got PSU, Nebraska and Notre Dame on Harbaugh's side as well. That's a LOOOOT of fanbase right there. When Washington and Oregon want to do camps in CA next summer, they'll be on our side as well.
|5 hours 18 min ago||There's no doubt the coaches||
There's no doubt the coaches told the league to do this. Remember - the "league" is really just the group of ADs anyway. All the ADs were in agreement not to support the camp, so instead of the "coaches" saying they don't want to, the "league," which is the same people, said that the coaches can't go.
This is like when a kid gets invited to something he doesn't want to go to, so he has his mom call the other mom saying he can't go.
If the SEC coaches had any desire to do this, the league wouldn't stand in their way.
|5 hours 24 min ago||Yes, it would be dumb to||
Yes, it would be dumb to change it for existing teams. But if Michigan didn't have one of the major teams, I would be in favor of them going with Michigan instead of Detroit. Again, this might have to do with the fact that I'm not from SE Michigan, so I've never identified with Detroit.
|5 hours 27 min ago||As someone who grew up in GR,||
As someone who grew up in GR, I agree with this. I always cheered for the Detroit teams, and still do, but I never felt the need to rep Detroit, since I was from 3 hours away. This is why I think the state name is a good idea because it's more inclusive. If you're the only team in the state, why not include everyone? You might get more of the SW MI folks to cheer for the "Michigan" teams instead of Chicago, for example.
|5 hours 31 min ago||For some of them, the answer||
For some of them, the answer to this is simple - they represent more than one "city" so rather than picking one of them, they pick the whole state/area. Should the Twins be the Minneapolis Twins or the St. Paul Twins? This is one where using the state makes a lot of sense. New Jersey is similar since NJ doesn't really have just one big city, it's all just a mash of NY (or Philly) suburbs and then a collection of smaller cities. Why pick one? Just do the whole state. For others, it just sounds better (Colorado Rockies sounds better than Denver Rockies, same with Texas Rangers).
You also missed one - Tamba Bay isn't a city, it is a region that includes two large cities (Tampa and St. Petersburg, and their surrounding suburbs). This one is similar to Minneapolis/St. Paul in that there are two large cities. Unlike the Twin Cities, they can't claim the whole state, so they claim the Tampa Bay area.
|12 hours 53 min ago||Going bankrupt isn't the same||
Going bankrupt isn't the same thing as going out of business. The city of Detroit declared bankrupcy, but it's not like the city just shut down. Same thing with many businesses. I don't expect the university to just shut down.
|13 hours 18 min ago||To be honest, this never||
To be honest, this never crossed my mind.
|3 days 7 hours ago||In his defense, the one||
In his defense, the one posted below this was also posted by him. Not sure how much of a defense that is, but still.
|3 days 10 hours ago||What?! You're disappointed||
What?! You're disappointed by this? This is a way bigger deal than any recruit verbally committing.
|3 days 11 hours ago||It doesn't have anything to||
It doesn't have anything to do with Hermosa, that's just the period of my life I had it. YouTube home star runner.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Yeah, right now I'm 2WIRE785.||
Yeah, right now I'm 2WIRE785 because I'm not smart enough to change it.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Most of you won't get this,||
Most of you won't get this, but when I lived in Hermosa our wifi was TrogdorTheBurninator and the password was strongbad.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Correction: Michigan is at||
Correction: Michigan is at 6k, the total is 20k.
EDIT: but it doesn't need to be 30k from one school to get the tattoo, just 30k total, and the school with the most gets the tattoo.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I highly doubt he'll be||
I highly doubt he'll be drafted in the first two rounds, but that doesn't really change your point. He'll probably be drafted someone around where Cousins was drafted, which would give Dantonio 3 straight NFL QBs (Hoyer, Cousins and Cook). That is pretty impressive and would sound so to many QB recruits.
|4 days 23 hours ago||That was also deWeaver's side||
That was also deWeaver's side of the story. If it went more like "I'll honor your scholarship because you committed to Michigan, but I'm also going to go find my guy. What you do is up to you" it's likely deWeaver didn't want to tell the real story, and I don't blame him.
Just like when you're girlfriend dumps you for being an asshole, that's not exactly the story you tell people when they ask why you're single.
|5 days 3 hours ago||No one is re-writing history.||
No one is re-writing history. There is no record of Harbaugh wanting deWeaver and he didn't decommissioned during the coaching change, he de committed weeks after Harbaugh was hired. We'll never know the truth unless deWeaver himself spills it (which will never happen) but by most accounts the new staff made other priorities.
EDIT: it's very possible, if not likely, that Harbaugh never told him to take a hike. But by all accounts, Harbaugh set his priorities elsewhere. Which is the important piece here. When deWeaver was here, Harbaugh wanted a second QB, but he's now OK with one? That means he didn't want deWeaver.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Agreed - same here. I think||
Agreed - same here. I think my disdain for Sparty is a lot less than other M fans for that reason. OSU fans are just everywhere (especially lately) and I live across the street from an ND grad, so those teams I care about a lot more.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I never heard that and there||
I never heard that and there was no report of him being recruited by Harbaugh after he decommitted. And that really doesn't pass the smell test. QB stays committed through our awful season and Hoke getting fired. Once the nation's top QB guru is hired, he decides to decommit? I'm not buying that.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Maybe because deWeaver isn't||
Maybe because deWeaver isn't as good? Just because they're the same style doesn't mean every team will want both. There are lots of pro-style QBs that neither team offered.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Hard to say for sure, but||
Hard to say for sure, but most evidence definitely points to Peters. 247 Composite has him 3 spots higher on their pro-style QB rankings. Peters's best offers are Michigan, LSU, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Louisville. DeWeaver's are MSU, Arkansas, Lousville, Penn State, Mississippi St, Pitt. And Harbaugh wanted Peters and not DeWeaver.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Or you could just tell him||
Or you could just tell him that they didn't steal our QB, that he committed to us but when Harbaugh was hired, he left because the new staff didn't want him and never recruited him.
If he seriously tells you that he left because he wanted to play for Hoke but not for Harbaugh then he will show all of Facebook how stupid he is.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Every board does that. They||
Every board does that. They say bad things about guys who commit to rivals and great things about guys who commit to them.
They could be saying shitty things about their own commits.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Because, like Michigan, they||
Because, like Michigan, they didn't think he was good enough. They picked up a better QB from Texas.
|5 days 4 hours ago||That's what you get for||
That's what you get for interacting with them in the first place.
|5 days 6 hours ago||I just like the terminology.||
I just like the terminology. When you're picked in the top 14, you're no longer a human being, you're a lottery being.
|5 days 6 hours ago||He's projected as a lottery||
He's projected as a lottery being?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Do you know how much varsity||
Do you know how much varsity he has played? We've seen how many receptions he has. Do we know how many times he was thrown to? How many great routes he ran where Malzone was sacked, scrambled or threw it to someone else (likely Perry)? How many run plays where his block allowed a big gain? There are more ways to evaluate a TE than just number of receptions.
So unless you know the answers to these questions, don't fucking post about it. Yeah, I'm angry. But you are spouting out about shit you don't know.
|6 days 7 hours ago||The problem is that you and||
The problem is that you and others think you're only questioning the coaches and not insulting the kid but that's not the case. You can't say that you don't think Harbaugh should have offered this kid without it being negative toward him. This is like me saying "I'm not insulting you, JDavis, I'm just telling my sister she shouldn't date anyone like you because she can do way better." I'm only critiquing my sister, right?
The part that is infuriating is that if Rivals (who has no accountability or near as much info) said this kid was good, 99.9% of this board would be on board without question. But when Jim Harbaugh says he's good, half the board doubts it. That is so nonsensical it boggles the mind.
|6 days 7 hours ago||The post I was replying to||
The post I was replying to said that even if you like him, you should wait a year to see if someone else comes along because you know he will always be waiting to commit. And I disagree with that. If you like him, you take him now. Because although he probably won't get a great offer in the next few months, he very well might 9 months from now. If you like him, why risk it?
|6 days 11 hours ago||We already knew this. Need||
We already knew this. Need one more.