I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|6 hours 54 min ago||I'm SO Excited!||
|7 hours 17 min ago||The crowd goes wild||
And the crowd goes wild with cheerful glee in anticipation of what voting will bring.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Thank you Brian||
Thank you Brian for all you do for the Michigan athletics community. Your blog is by far the most informative one out there. Thank you for your time and efforts to make it a place of excellence with knowledgable staff and technical capabilities that work.
As for myself I mostly read and lurk on this website but have in the past been far more vocal on other UM chat sites. Here I prefer to soak the knowledge in and keep abreast of all things pertaining to UM athletics that you provide us free of charge. You are doing a great service which is most appreciated by we minions.
That said, I have noticed in the past few months that at times the site has become almost unreadable with the riff raff arguing outrageous POV's. Thank you for introducing them to the door and I like many others look forward to the day voting is brought back which certainly helps in that regard.
Keep up the great work and don't let the haters get to you.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Time to face the facts||
Time to face the facts my fellow fans. Michigan is no longer an elite program or even a good one. We've had 3 good seasons in the past 10 years; 2004, 2006 and 2011. We've barely sniffed the NC and the one time we did our nemesis stopped us cold.
Worst 2 games in a decade? Must have missed the Akron and UConn games just from this season. Must have missed almost every OSU game in the past decade. Must have missed 2008 or how about the Appy ST/Oregon back to back disasters of 2007. Fact is in the past decade we've had more disasterous games than great ones. Even the best game in recent memory was a loss, OSU game in 2006.
This program is in a hot mess of being rebuilt. I think the question is are we heading in the right direction? Until this season the vast majority of us trusted whole-heartedly in Hoke and had some semblance of hoping Borges would prove us wrong. Now the vast majority want Borges kicked to the curb yesterday and Funk along with him and many are voicing misgivings in Hoke and perhaps even the direction of the team. I still have a hope that Hoke's vision is the way to go but man is it getting hard. I was a big supporter of RR and going through this again is not something I look forward too.
To answer the question, can Michigan finish 9-3? Not unless we can bring back our former NFL players. Any DC with a brain will be blitzing the snot out of us the rest of the year. OSU has to be salivating right now knowing how to beat us. NW may not be good, but they still have a scary spread offense. With our horrific offense it'll leave our defense in a lot of bad spots. Our recent history at Kinnick says we will not have a good or easy day there as well and OSU, it'll be an ugly day for Wolverine fans. Fact is our offense has nothing; no OL that can block outside maybe Lewan and he's a head case now, our QB is banged up and running for his life, our RB's can't run or block, our WR's can't get open or the play is dead before they can get 10 yards and our play calling is horrific on a good day. Our defense and ST's would be ok if our offense could do anything but like 2008 they're being put in some bad spots and are suffering the consequences. Fact is we'll be lucky to make the BWW Bowl and more than likely will get crushed to finish the seaosn at 6-7.
I've not felt this pessimistic since the back to back disasters of 2007-2008. Wanna help the settle down the fanbase Hoke? Fire Borges immediately.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||UK is the top program in CBB||
Deal with it guys, UK is simply the top program. It's just like losing a guy to Bama in football.
That said I'm old enough to remember when UK was caught paying players and got nailed for it. It took one Rick Pitino to resurrect them from the dead. Even then they didn't have the need to pay players or give them stuff, yet they were.
I think for most people the issue is with Calipari himself. I think he's a great coach, he gets great results and he has the ability to get his players to the NBA. A lot of that though is due to the caliber of players he recruits and the program name is gold to the NBA. Every stop Calipari has been at has resulted in investigations and penalties upon his departure and he's suffered not one bit from it.
That said, if I were Booker I'd do the same. UK is THE premier program right now. It's almost a sure bet he'll be in or win an NCAA championship along with a sure fire chance at the NBA. UK may or may not be cheating, I don't know and unless there is proof I don't care much. Still think Calipari is slimy and dirty but that's just personal opinion.
Good luck to Booker, if we play them I hope we win.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Shopping for the wife||
For Wife Day I plan on going shopping for her, of course that could be because I'm currently in Japan on business. Since I'm here and have to do some shopping for her anyways I'll kill 2 birds with one stone, and even better Sunday morning here is actually Saturday afternoon back home which is good since I have to work on Saturday.
How many other guys can say that they would travel almost 7000 miles to shop for the wife on Wife Day?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||It's possible||
I certainly could see Texas as being a possibility if he grows bored with Bama. He seems to be the kind of coach who likes to build something but then grows bored with sustaining sucess. He still needs 2 more NC's to tie Bear Bryant but is exceeding Bryant his goal? Or is building programs what drives him? If the latter then Texas would certainly be enticing having only 4 claimed NC's and only 1 in the past 43 years. While having a culture of excellence and love of football they really have not been overly successful in the national landscape. If Saban could take them on and turn them into NC winners he would have an opportunity to build something there on his own rather than comparing to another legend like Bryant.
USC has the same type of history as Bama. He would just be another part of a long line of legendary coaches or coaching Heisman winners, nothing really new there. I think if he does move (and I'm not sure he does unless its NFL) it's to Texas.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||44, in the worst state ever||
44 years young
Grew up in the Grand Rapids area
Married for 22 years with 2 beautiful, Meeshigan loving daughters
Live in Cincinnati area, not a bad area to live except for those awful nut fans
Lee University, I did try to transfer at one time to UM during my collegiate career but got the Dear John letter to my chagrin and the happiness of my then GF now wife
Quality technician and children's pastor
I love Jesus!
Ambidextrious but I do my writing right handed
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Conflicted||
I am conflicted about this issue, if it really is one. I loved the Fab Five when they were at Michigan. But in the aftermath of their careers here the tarnish wore off a bit. It would be nice to see all 5 of them there but more important is to see some of the players from the "lean" years early in Beilein's tenure or even those that played under Tommy Amaker. Those are the guys who were most affected by the actions of at least some of the Fab Five.
Even better what about the guys from the 1989 championship team? Those guys won the only NC we have. They've been there when they weren't expected to be, much like UM this season. We were written off as being the biggest upset prediction for the 1st round and the 2nd round. After that we were supposed to lose every round as the other team was supposed to be the better team. I'd rather see Glen Rice, Rumeal Robinson, Terry Mills, etc than the Fab Five who played in a game they were expected to but with all that talent just couldn't win it all.
Just one fan's opinion.
|47 weeks 5 hours ago||Well that's interseting||
The article has already been removed as they swoop in to contain damage control of their star. If the story isn't there then the information can't be used, right?
The whole thing stinks of lies and cover ups.
In Notre Dame's defense they don't have a lot to lose IMO by defending Te'o. If he's not lying then they can say they stood behind him and supported him all the way. If he is lying they can put the blame squarely on Te'o because well...."gosh he lied to us too."
|47 weeks 8 hours ago||This just doesn't make sense||
This just doesn't make sense. The spin is she was an internet girlfriend who duped him. Ok I get that and I can see its plausibility in a sense.
BUT, if you look at the timeline as presented by Deadspin he supposedly met her after the Stanford game in 2009 and subsequently met her several times in Hawaii. If that is so how is it she faked not only her name but her face?
I think the story will unravel further as time goes by. For now ESPN and major media outlets seem to be buying the company line that he was duped. Methinks he was in on it the whole time. You just keep reading different accounts of when events happened and what sequence which tells me its a lie. If it really happened you'd have the facts fairly straight but if its a lie you're needing to remember all the made up facts to you're more likely to screw up those "facts" when recounting them to various sources.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Back in the day...||
Hard to say that 20 years ago and the Fab Five is already "back in the day" but nevertheless it is true. 20 years ago this was developing into a big national rivalry. Then the Fab Five scandal hit and the rivalry as it were disentegrated. That said in the last couple of years that rivalry has been reignited but at this point it's not really a rivalry but as someone else pointed out more like bad blood.
I do remember hating on Laetner, Hurley and Parks. I had a hard time at points even liking the Dream Team because of Laetner but Jordan helped ease that. At any rate the only Duke player I ever liked and respected back then was Grant Hill. Today that hatred of all things Duke has certainly evaporated aside from those early 90's players, still can't stand them. But today's Duke teams do not hold that same level of disdain, perhaps because the smugness has been knocked out of them by losing som often early in the tournament despite high seeding.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||It does matter||
It matters as a fan to be able to say, Michigan and #1 in the same sentence. Why? When is the last time you could say that phrase in basketball of football? Its been far too long. Living in Ohio I'm tired of the in-state in-breds being able to use the program I happen to love as fodder to made fun of. These fair weather fans in Ohio don't even care about their basketball team right now, but if they beat Michigan they sure will.
It's a great thing as a fan to be able to hold our head high and say our team is #1. As for the team itself it's important right now, as long as they are on their unbeaten streak it continues to build confidence and makes them believe that they truly are unbeatable.
Lastly as someone else pointed out, being a #1 seed greatly inhances their likliehood of winning the National Championship. That's good enough for me to want to be #1. Getting tired of seeing these threads/posts wherein said Michigan fan is trying to ease the pain of losing today. I believe we won't lose!!!
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
I agree its way to early to be dreaming of winning the B1G. I agree UM is looking to be the cream of the crop or at worst in the top 2, and I believe the national media is under-appreciating them thus far. But it's just a matter of time until someone beats them and in this conference outside the bottom 2-3 teams there's no shame in that.
Once UM does lose I think the national media will hound them because they don't think UM is that good and they will be justified in their beliefs. That said the only thing UM can do is stay focused and win. Good things come to those who persevere.
Illinois is for real.
IU is still very good and very dangerous. Can we match up inside?
TSIO can still give us fits on a good day.
Minnesota looks to be for real.
MSU will likely not beat us but wouldn't surprise me if they snag one. They still have talent.
Outside these 5 teams I don't see anyone beating UM, but on an off-day anything can happen.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Have had same injury||
I too have had the same injury, actually did it on the job. Hit my elbow extremely hard on a machine and ended up going to the emergency room and then seeing an elbow specialist. The only thing they could do for me was put a protective pad and brace around it, which limited my mobility and didn't really protect it much whenever I bumped it.
You are correct in that the only way to treat it is time, it's very painful, you lose strength in your hand and arm plus its difficult to do simple tasks. The only other treatment that was mentioned was to go in and move the nerve to the interior of the arm but the dr said he couldn't garauntee it would fix the problem. In my case I have a bone spur on my elbow and that's what irritates the nerve. It did eventually go away but it took a long time and even to this day I cannot lean on that elbow and bumping it can bring instant pain. I cannot imagine being a football player like Denard with that injury.
It's very difficult to say how much he will play the rest of the season. I imagine his ability to throw accurately will be severly tested and as we all know he's not entirely accurate when healthy. Didn't he have this injury last season? If this continues to be an issue they had better get Bellomy and the receivers a lot of rep time together.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||B1G or bust||
Michigan's top goal every year is and should always be to win the conference. Rankings don't matter, as long as you win the conference you will make a BCS bowl and have a shot at the NC most years. Not sure how it would shake out under the new system though.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Current UofM long in the tooth||
The problem with doing current NFL UofM players is they're getting long in the tooth. Put a roster together 3-4 years ago minimum and we'd have a fairly good team. Now they would likely be a 3-6 game winner at best. Even on an all time we'd be thin at RB as few of our guys have had much success in the NFL, but with a great passing game that helps an average RB be better than they are.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Twitter ban||
I thought Urban banned Ohio players from posting on Twitter?
Of course at one point they banned reporters from using it at his press conferences and the very next day rescinded that decision.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Silver Lake is great||
I grew up in the Western Michigan area so have been to most of these beaches and I have to say that by far Silver Lake is the best even though its not part of Lake Michigan. The water is crystal clear due to the sand and you can go out quite a ways before it gets deep. Right off the lake are some great sand dunes as well and if you really want to hit Lake Michigan, Ludington isn't far away which I also highly recommend.
I also like Grand Haven but as others say it does get awfully crowded there. But you can also go out to the peir and watch everyone taking their boats in and out plus there is a laser light show at night, at least there used to be. The atmosphere there if you like crowds is the best, but overall I'd take them in this order since I'm not a big crowd guy.
Silver Lake, Ludington, Traverse City, Grand Haven, all the rest.
If you like lighthouses I know Ludington has one and as I recall Grand haven has one as well. Love walking out to them and seeing the power of the lake washing up against the walls. Anyplace you go will be sure to please.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Anyone notice the investigation length||
They said this could take years, kind of like OJ finding the real killer. The longer it takes the more likely people will forget and it will all go away <sarcasm>. This is just plain ridiculous, had the report exonerated Paterno the family would have been giddy. Freeh has no ax to grind, is a former FBI director, I think that his ability to investigate and run an investigation are unquestionable.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thinking outside the box||
Instead of not allowing the football team to play for a year or more I thought of another punishment that might actually hurt PSU more and still allow the football team to compete. Would it be possible for the B1G to withold shared money from the BTN and bowl games for a year? Hit them where it really hurts, in the wallet.
Along with that hit them where their pride is, Joepa and football. Remove every win since 2001, any titles won, clean the slate like they never played. Lastly remove the statue, it's got to go and a shrine should be built to remember the victims. Instead PSU is doing it's best to remove the memory already with the plan to remodel the shower room. Disgusting.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Are you kidding me?||
Back at that time there was no birth control so childbearing age would run fairly late. Not to mention the large families, which were quite common amongst farming families of the day even up to the WWII era. My grandmother for instance was the oldest of 16 kids. Even if my great-grandmother had her 1st at age 16 and one every 1.5 years thereafter, she would have been at least 40 when she stopped and there were a few gaps in there. Not to mention even in the 60's my wife was born when her parents were 45 and 42 respectively. So yes it is possible the woman parents were that old when they had her.
In my family my great-grandmother lived to be over 100. I still remember going to her house in G.R. and playing board games with her plus she had an outhouse for a bathroom with only indoor plumbing going to the kitchen sink. As I recall she was born in the 1880's. Many times I wish I had asked more questions of some of the older generations about the history of their lives and what they witnessed.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Likely to happen this summer||
A college friend of mine is a blog writer for Clemson and he said things could get very interesting around July. His feeling is either join B12 or stay ACC. They would prefer SEC but that won't happen with South Carolina.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What a crock||
That's all I can say. He's spinning his tale to make himself look better.
He sold his stuff to keep his mom and sister from freezing and to pay the mortgage. That's wonderful, I applaud him for that. Question is how did they come up with money for the cars, to replace the engine in the Charger and the tats? That's the probelm Terrelle, you lived the high life all while claiming to be caring for your family. Maybe it was your lifestyle that caused mom not to be able to make the mortgage, ever think of that?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Wow!||
Wow! I've been a UM fan for a long time now and I cannot remember another weekend as glorious and crazy as this one. Pure awesomeness!!!
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Because||
Because they can.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Monday will be fun||
Living in enemy territory I heard all day Friday how we would lose to Ohio. Monday will be fun. That is all.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Pinch me||
Holy muppets, someone pinch me! Must be in a dream because all this good doesn't happen to UM sports or at least hasn't in the past decade. It's great to be back to where we were, now lets stay there.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Dick Tressel and Vrabel||
Isn't Dick Tressel recruiting as well? He's listed on Rivals as the recruiter tommy Schutt and Vrabel is listed for Spence. Sounds like both staffs are being used.
|2 years 2 days ago||RG3||