This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
|1 hour 4 min ago||I wonder how many accounts he really||
I wonder how many accounts he really has...
|5 hours 2 min ago||I can see why USC was||
I can see why USC was appealing and I can see why Michigan is too, but honestly I don't see what Clemson had to offer that Gary wasn't already aware of well before the Clemson visit that Michigan or USC could not do better.
Yeah, Clemson was in the playoffs and championship game, but that was known for well over a month before Gary was even looking at Clemson, so I doubt that would suddenly catch his interest.
It's just weird that they went from total non factor to a coin toss in the span of, what, maybe two weeks?
|6 hours 21 min ago||Now I really want to know||
Now I really want to know what happened on his visit to Clemson.
|7 hours 4 min ago||"Is he basically admitting to||
No, he isn't admitting anything like that. I mean, I'd bet my life and the lives of all of my family that the SEC does cheat harder than everyone else, but you are seeing what you want to see, as far as what the author was saying.
|22 hours 8 min ago||That's more than $300 worth||
That's more than $300 worth of bills in that picture.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'm probably wrong but doesn't Michigan wait way||
I'm probably wrong but doesn't Michigan wait way longer than most other programs to offer players?
|3 days 6 hours ago||Quality post. Good||
Quality post. Good contribution.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Carolina - 33Denver -||
Carolina - 33
|5 days 7 hours ago||If a jilted coed doesn't try to blackmail him||
If a jilted coed doesn't try to blackmail him first.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Oh my lord, the salt... the||
Oh my lord, the salt... the delicious salt... and they even threw in a hefty serving of hypocrisy!
|1 week 4 hours ago||We all know||
We all know why
|1 week 7 hours ago||oh it's still a||
oh it's still a thing
|1 week 19 hours ago||Yeah, you have fun with that. I'll put my trust||
Yeah, you have fun with that.
I'll put my trust in more reliable sources who aren't full of shit 99.9% of the time and lucky the other .1%
|1 week 1 day ago||It baffles me that there are still people who||
It baffles me that there are still people who think that something can be erased once it's released to the public via the internet.
|1 week 1 day ago||To be fair, Brian and Ace||
To be fair, Brian and Ace have cited him on the occasion and he was seen as a generally reliable follow for recruiting info.
I'm gonna go ahead and say he probably ruined that tonight.
|1 week 2 days ago||Blocked him and reported him||
Blocked him and reported him for spam.
Now I return to waiting for Brian and/or Ace to inform me whenever he actually brings something of value into the world.
|1 week 2 days ago||Uh, he cares way too much||
Uh, he cares way too much about being an internet personality on a college sports blog.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, I don't know what kind of deal OP has, but||
Yeah, I don't know what kind of deal OP has, but reservations are life binding to me.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Yeah, I saw just saw that||
Yeah, I saw just saw that after I posted and that's a good thing. Goyer has some good ideas and he is a good starting point, I think, but I wouldn't want him to have total control over the script, which, with a guy like Snyder (who is more of a "im gonna leave you akone while i work on the visual flair" kind of guy) would worry me.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I was gonna say something about it actually being||
I was gonna say something about it actually being a colonoscopy and not a sex tape, but I'm pretty sure the difference won't matter in your case.
P.S., I like your moves.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It hasn't hurt LSU, Alabama,||
It hasn't hurt LSU, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, etc... People can say it's because of the championships, but they were still doing this stuff before that, too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm just not worried about it||
I'm just not worried about it anymore. Recruiting is generally dirty and there are much worse things that have happened and will continue to happen here and at other schools across all sports.
I would say that the NCAA needs to get off their ass and do something about it, but as long as the money on the line remains too much to quanitfy, there will always be shady, dirty, underhanded shit in recruiting and roster management, and I while I don't agree with the exact tactics Harbaugh is utilizing, I'm not gonna lose sleep over a recruit playing for some other school instead of Michigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's hard to deny that the||
That doesn't seem to be hurting Saban on the recruiting trail at all.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well, I will admit that this||
Well, I will admit that this is not the greatest look, but oh well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, Affleck has some serious||
Eh, Affleck has some serious talent as a director and, yes, as an actor as well, so I'm cautiously optimistic.
It's Goyer that I'm worried about...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People there still demonize||
People there still demonize McQueary and cheer Paterno, when Paterno was aware of all of this four years before that incident thanks to an investigation that only went away because the now missing DA didn't want to press charges at the time. Yet Penn State fans want to keep acting like McQueary is the real villain here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As long as the Paternos are||
As long as the Paternos are still in denial and victim blaming and campaigning to get their reputation restored and as long as Penn State fans keep gobbling their bullshit up, then every single one of their fans can go fuck themselves.
Seriously, pick a documentary about it, any documentary, and watch any of the interviews with Penn State fans. They are unbelievable. I remember one where they were interviewing a PSU Senior and all he could do was complain about how much HIS life was ruined by the scandal and how he was loudly booing while they were holding a rememberence for the victims during a pregame warmup AT HOME. The whole interview was a classic selfish us-vs-the-world mentality that the school has.
Almost every one of their fans falls into one of two categories: "oh gee that was sad and all but it wasn't my kid, so I don't give a shit and stop hating on the eternal greatness that is PSU Football!!1!"
"This was an NCAA and Big Ten conspiracy to destroy the storied and not-at-all tainted history of PSU and smear our benevolent god, Joe Pa!!"
FUCK PENN STATE. FUCK PENN STATE FANS. FUCK THE PATERNOS.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"they just want to be able to||
"they just want to be able to enjoy memories of a football program."
Ah, yes, who could forget all of those fine memories that were made possible by a coach who enabled a serial pedophile for several decades? Well, to be TOTALLY fair to Joe Paterno, he was only aware for one of those decades, so I guess we can cut him SOME slack, right? I mean, geez it was only a couple dozen kids, you know?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dream the achievable dream.||
Dream the achievable dream.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||And it's very funny.||
And it's very funny.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Erik Swenson's high school||
Translation: "Oh shit, I need to cover my player's ass so that other schools won't start to believe that he's needlessly bashing his former school for no reason!"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||And all you have to do is throw away your||
And all you have to do is throw away your journalistic integrity!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd rather have a kid willing to work and prove||
I'd rather have a kid willing to work and prove himself than someone who supposedly coasted for a year and ignored the requests of the coaches.
And you are right, O lineman are hard to predict, as evidence by the many 4-5 stars we signed who aren't playing for the team anymore. I'll take a player who will work over one who coasts any day.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'll wait.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Weaver, Enis, and Scott so||
Three times now. Three times without linking a single piece of evidence. 5 minutes on Google and not a single quote backing you up.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Because similar info has||
You've said this twice now and the only evidence you have provided is Colter and Swenson. You've also name dropped a few recruits who have either not said a single thing to the media or public about anything since their decommitment, or have directly refuted the agenda that you are trying to push.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Swenson's telling||
Colter had this to say:
And from MGoBlog...
Dude wasn't even sure if he would ever be able to play football again. We don't know if Stanford offered him a medical or not, which is what Harbaugh has been doing while here, at least.
Weaver and Scott haven't said anything at all and Enis said this:
So I have no clue where you are getting all of this false information.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's fair and I agree, it||
That's fair and I agree, it does look bad. But at this point, I'm just over this story. Swenson has offers to several other good schools and going public about whatever this supposedly is will not have any effect on his playing prospects, as far as I can tell.
And you know, maybe he truly was told about this a while back, maybe he truly was blindsided, maybe he thought that since he gave his verbal to Hoke and was offered previously, his spot was saved no matter what else, maybe he had a shitty year and the coaches told him, "nah, no thank you.". The point is that we will never know and the only word on the matter we will ever have is the word of a freshly wounded high school kid who got spurned by the school he wanted to go to for reasons which we will probably never know but he, and therefore we, can only guess at.
So continuing to poke at this particular story is just pointless to me until this starts happening on the regular to other recruits. Then we can revisit this and start to piece together a narrative.
(And to anybody wanting to bring up Falcon, Colter, or Pipkins, I am not having that argument when there were and are clear medical concerns about them.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I guess that is fair, but||
I guess that is fair, but still... That is $10 a month just to visit a site that might be the first to break information that will be all over twitter within a few seconds...
I agree that a lot of these guys deserve to make money for this kind of stuff, so I guess it's better to think of it more like a monthly donation instead.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Was that a reply to me?||
Was that a reply to me? Because I don't think I have ever said anything like that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, I agree that that||
I mean, I agree that that kind of practice looks extremely shady, so I will grant you that.
That said, with everything currently going on with Michigan, recruiting, roster managements tactics, and all of the various rules preventing schools and school employees from commenting much on these situations, it's hard for me to leap to a solid judgement when the other half of the story is legally forbidden to say... well, anything at all, really.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||My only beef with this and with almost every||
My only beef with this comment and with almost every comment on this thread is that there are so many people here rushing to make a snap judgement either condemning or approving of something based on a bunch of vague assumptions and maybe two or three sentences worth of comments from one half of the situation.
I'm already so tired of this story.
(And no, Brutus, I am not trying to pick on you for this. Just saw your name and decided to respond to you.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well that was truly a mature response to a comment||
Well that was truly a mature response to a comment thread that absolutely required your input.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||hooray!||
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Yeah, I'll stick with Harbaugh *ALLEGEDLY* pulling||
Yeah, I'll stick with Harbaugh *ALLEGEDLY* pulling scholarships than Dantonio *ACTUALLY* bringing back players fresh out of jail just so they could play Iowa two days later.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||...A bunch of guys who had or currently have||
...A bunch of guys who had or currently have severe injuries and took their disagreements public, which is fine but you'll only ever hear one side of that story.
Pipkins had a load of injuries and was offered medical scholarship. Time will tell whether or not he can physically play at the high level he believes he can, or any level for that matter. Same story for Falcon. Colter had a severe, career threatening injury in high school, which, again, we are never gonna hear about what was offered or not. All Colter said was that the staff cooled on him.
For the record, I'm gonna come out and say that I'm not one of those people who would bash Urban and Saban over these kinds of things, either, since we may never hear their side of the story.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Some people around here had/have been saying he||
Some people around here had/have been saying he could start for the 2016 team immediately.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shit, people pay $10 a month just for||
Holy shit, people pay $10 a month just for recruiting updates??
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. Went to visit my||
Agreed. Went to visit my friend in Florida a week ago and literally the entire week to the day before I got there is was clear sunny skies and mid 80s, while it was ~20 here.
I've since made plans to move.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He left to manage a Dairy||
He left to manage a Dairy Queen.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I see a lot of BlackPeopleMeet.com||
I see a lot of BlackPeopleMeet.com ads...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||He may have been the first person you saw, but he||
He may have been the first person you saw, but he wasn't the first.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||He also said Josh Rosen was gonna transfer to||
He also said Josh Rosen was gonna transfer to Michigan.
Gregggggggg is useless.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm about to start my fourth of five 11 hour||
I'm about to start my fourth of five 11 hour shifts this week because no one else works here and the owner is too cheap and lazy to look at applications.
So, I feel your pain today
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||I can't speak for the quality||
I can't speak for the quality of Chinese Democracy, but I actually kind of liked Death Magnetic.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||As a marketing major, it never ceases to amaze me||
As a marketing major, it never ceases to amaze me just how terrible some market research firms are at their job.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And newspapers in general wonder why nobody||
And newspapers in general wonder why nobody believes they have credibility anymore... sucks to be slow, lazy, and hypocrites to boot.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I have no clue, but I would read the shit out of a||
I have no clue, but I would read the shit out of a diary that looked into this.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)|
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Firstly, I've never noticed that, but thank you||
Firstly, I've never noticed that, but thank you for pointing that out.
Secondly, that post doesn't include who M is targeting on the recruiting trail, which is useful to get some idea of who the coaches are going after and what spots they believe they need to fill.
Thirdly, I'm not sure how the iOS app is, but people using the android app only get access to the main page, diaries, and the board.
And lastly, for someone looking to discuss a current snapshot of the upcoming roster, you'll have to skip past some comments that are a couple years old.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Appears to be a fellow member||
Appears to be a fellow member of the Bald Brotherhood.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I'm offended, Magnus!You've offended||
I'm offended, Magnus!
You've offended me!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||They are no longer||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Eh, I'm too lazy to edit cropped pic||
Yeah, his "film" and not that SWEET 80'S HEADBAND!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||This debate is going to go||
This debate is going to go swimmingly.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Because I've lived in||
Because I've lived in southern central Michigan my whole life and I have never heard a peep from those assclowns until Rich Rod. Seriously, SOOOOOOOOO many MSU "fans" who came out of the woodwork around 2009-2010 when they saw michigan losing and decided they were safe now. I know so many of them who don't even watch the team play and couldn't even name a single person on their team. They just call themselves MSU fans just to give certain M family members and friends shit.
Now they won't shut the fuck up, talking about "in state dominance" and "who's the little bro now?" and a bunch of other horseshit that doesn't mean anything, forgetting that we own them and always have and they were a muffed punt from losing this year.
TL;DR: I know too many bandwagon MSU fans who do it just to aggravate people like me who follow their team win AND lose.
I mean, at least Ohio cares.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||#triggered||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I do, too. Maybe it's just that I don't||
I do, too. Maybe it's just that I don't particularly enjoy seeing someone get shit on unless they are being a truly obnoxious jerk, but on the other hand, (IIRC) he did spark a topic that would result in The MGoPurge and Tremendous had some beef with him for piggybacking off Tremendous' twitter and website to post links to his own stuff. I actually think I might still have the DMs of Steve thanking me for helping explain the situation when he started getting attacked by a couple people on this blog, haha.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||"Hey everybody, look at this||
"Hey everybody, look at this guy!! He actually checks his posts for spelling errors before he sends them!!"
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Box of steamed wine. Puts me||
Box of steamed wine. Puts me right out.
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the problem||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the problem that it's INTERNET gambling and not just regular old brick and mortar gambling, which would seem to imply that there is a lot less control and oversight over the business of their operations?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||You know every single State||
You know every single State fan is secretly like...
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||Thank you, Sir! Was at work||
Thank you, Sir! Was at work on the mobile app and I got so excited that I said "fuck it" and pasted the link.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||I mean, I can maybe||
I mean, I can maybe understand this until he committed, but having Alabama still lead his predictions for bascially the last 11 months? And Ohio State isn't even on there!
I'm guessing 247 stops updating after a guy verbal commits? This is the only explanation I have for one guy still predicting Penn State. Plus, you have the dialed in Rutgers correspndent who has him pegged for Arizona State?? Have they actually ever recruited him?
So much confusion caused by that page...
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||https://media.giphy.com/media/ToMjGpoZ1lg5NiynLXi/|
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'll put it like this: If he||
I'll put it like this: If he were a lefty, then yes.
It was that close.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, obvious troll is obvious. Not sure how that||
Yeah, obvious troll is obvious. Not sure how that guy hasn't been banned yet.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||It's just the nature of the new sports television||
It's just the nature of the new sports television market. Got to have flexible schedule so you can out your suddenly marquee games on during primetime to maximize viewers.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Swing and a miss.||
Swing and a miss.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This is really the first year that Chip Kelly is||
This is really the first year that Chip Kelly is legitimately struggling with a mostly healthy offense, and you can chalk that up to poor personnel decisions like letting almost all of their best players go to trades or free agency.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||IIRC, that was one player who||
IIRC, that was one player who basically said that he didn't want to blame the uniforms for the loss, and then blamed the uniforms.
But I'll take the downvotes if I am proven wrong.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The stuff in the photo is Pro Combat compression||
The stuff in the photo is Pro Combat compression gear, which they most likely wear under everything anyway. So this is more likely to have zero impact on anything than be a game changing apparel decision.
You are working yourself up into a lather over nothing.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Just guessing here, but I would say confidence in||
Just guessing here, but I would say confidence in Lewis and a lack thereof in Rudock are your answers.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||But that is his job. He's||
But that is his job. He's paid to talk about his life and his experiences and the current climate of basketball. There are regular people are interested willing to pay him and pay attention to him when he speaks about scandals, especially considering he was involved in the black mark on the university that every rival constantly brings up.
I mean, I'm not exactly thrilled at the implications here, but would you rather he lie when directly asked about how his life experiences relate to what is going on at Louisville to protect his reputation and the university? That would only look worse when someone else comes out and says, "Yeah, I saw Jalen Rose Eiffel Tower some chick back in 91!"
Better to just own up and explain when you are directly confronted. No good comes from denial and even a no comment is usually seen as an admission in the court of public and media opinion.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I will begrudgingly grant him 2013, but 2014 was||
I will begrudgingly grant him 2013, but 2014 was not a rebuilding year. 2014 should have been the year of marked improvement. But we got the exact opposite.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I feel like your Mr. Strawman accusation was more||
I feel like your Mr. Strawman accusation was more Mr. Strawman than his response.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||That accent... <3<3<3||
That accent... <3<3<3
|16 weeks 3 days ago||He/She isn't saying that||
He/She isn't saying that about fans that are pissed that we lost. He/She is saying that about fans that are pissed that we lost and choose to vent by publicly threatening harm/murder towards a college kid along with suggesting that he kill himself.
Between that or an "it's just a game" attitude, every single one of those maladjusted fucktards should choose to cope with the latter.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||He deleted those first two,||
He deleted those first two, lmfao. What a fucking coward...
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Sure would be nice to play||
Sure would be nice to play Florida in the damn North. Tired of always giving SEC teams the home crowd.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||"Something for the staff to||
By far my favorite part of this post. "Here, coaches. I've offered you some advice to ponder on this message board on the internet, in case any of you have accounts or scan the board for coaching tips between games."
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Whoah, buddy, be careful when||
Whoah, buddy, be careful when handling that take! It's scorching!
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Why is it that every time I hear an announcer say||
Why is it that every time I hear an announcer say that the head official for the game "is one of the best in the league," they always call some of the worst games I have ever had the misfortune of seeing?
I mean, that whole game just felt like a series of makeup calls for penalties that they actually missed or think they may have missed. And it was bad for both teams. UM took the LARGE brunt of it, but MSU had a few big plays where I thought a flag could've (legitimately) been thrown, but the refs probably held back because they figured they'd already fucked up the drive enough.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I hope one day, we can finally be rid of anonymity||
I hope one day, we can finally be rid of anonymity on social media, so that all of those ass clowns shitting on someone they've never met have their real name attached to the horrible, stupid shit they say and we can show their friends, families, and bosses what insignificant dickheads they are.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, I can't really blame the dude. I don't even||
Yeah, I can't really blame the dude. I don't even know what the differences are between American Football and Aussie League rules, so I have no idea what was running through his mind.
Oh well, still a great fuckin punter
|16 weeks 5 days ago||27-16 good guys||
27-16 good guys win.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||"My question is that given how well documented||
"My question is that given how well documented Sarkisan's issues seem to have been at Washington (where his drinking issues seem to have been an "open secret"), this can't reflect well on USC AD's Pat Haden."
Was that a question? Or did you mean to say "point"?
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||It's getting to the point||
It's getting to the point where I am embarrassed for them. They've owned us since Carr retired, they're undefeated and ranked in the top 5, and yet they still play the whiny, "woe is us, the forgotten children in the shadow" card.
Yet, that kind of whiny and annoying attitude plays perfectly into the culture of the majority of their fans.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You might not like this particular||
You might not like this particular latina...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||"Is it important to establish yourself as the team||
"Is it important to establish yourself as the team in the state?"
Can I be a sports journalist? Does anyone here have the authority to make me one? I mean, you probably won't even have to pay me much. Just get me a press pass and cover my fuel expenses to drive to the games and I'll ask better questions than half of these people.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||"I'd rather Sparty was at||
"I'd rather Sparty was at full strength for their spanking."
Eh, I think it's irrelevant either way. They'd just make up some other random excuse.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, my day can't really||
I mean, my day can't really be ruined when I expect them to lose again.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I motion to remove Rutgers from B1G and||
I motion to remove Rutgers from B1G and FBS.
Hell, let's just give their athletic department the death penalty and make them clear house.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I remember trying to listen to the end of the||
I remember trying to listen to the end of the first half of the game on the static-y car radio with my parents on the way to lunch at a sports bar (cause BTN was in a hold out with our TV provider).
I remember when they announced the score at the half and I turned to my dad and asked, "Did I hear that right? Did they just mix up the scores?"
No, 16 year old me... They did not.
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||Yep. It's all stuff that has been circling around||
Yep. It's all stuff that has been circling around here, but it's nice to have some outside confirmation.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I was also kind of hoping for||
I was also kind of hoping for a night game, mostly because I work a double on Saturdays and I could at least DVR the first half and watch the second half live.
I mean, I can still DVR it, but people around here will want to try and talk to me about it.
|19 weeks 3 hours ago||all it takes is||
all it takes is one
|19 weeks 1 day ago||A little column A, a little column B. The team||
A little column A, a little column B. The team believed that he was being a little too receptive to other teams about their coaching/front office positions.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Dear lord, the music on that||
Dear lord, the music on that "bombs" tape is so damn 90's
|20 weeks 1 day ago||"...in your mind you treat||
"...in your mind you treat Paterno and Sandusky as the same kind of monster."
I don't really. I mean, they are both monsters but I'm not crazy enough to state that the act of child molestation is the same as the act of playing the victim while simultaneously trying to discredit the real, proven victims.
Sandusky is a true monster and I will never say he is not, but my issue with Jay and the Paterno family is that they are all playing the "We are the true victims, here, not those lying kids!" card in a case that deals with sexual violence and irreparable mental harm towards children. If that itself is not some form of a monsterous act, then I do not know what to tell you.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||And yes, I know that was a somewhat uncalled for||
And yes, I know that was an uncalled-for rant, but I still see too many Paterno apologists who truly believe "it was all a conspiracy just to ruin Penn State's good reputation." Hell, I've been stuck in a fantasy work league with the guy for three years and his team name is still "The Sandusky Squealors". It takes every ounce of my energy not to punch the dude every time I see him.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think I will ever know of a person that I||
I don't think I will ever know of a person that I could hate more than Jay Paterno.
Sandusky is a fucking monster but at least he knows he it and the whole world knows it, what little comfort that brings. Jay thinks he's fighting a one family crusade against the pinnacle of injustice and he has a cult of apologist morons that enthusiastically eat up and regurgitate every idiotic fucking word that spews from his mouth.
These people are the reason that I hope karma exists. Fuck the Paterno family.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Sure you don't want some milk||
Sure you don't want some milk steak?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I still have no clue what the hell the WLA is and||
I still have no clue what the hell the WLA is and I think at this point, that may be a good thing.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'll put it like this. You are about to go on the||
I'll put it like this. You are about to go on the first date with the most beautiful woman in the world and you've been crushing on her hard. All of your friends tell you, "Holy shit, bro! So jealous! Hey, take her out to a nice dinner and go see this funny movie! Our girlfriends all wanted to do that and they loved it, so there's no way she won't like you after that!" And they all have hot enough girlfriends (although not as hot as this woman), so why the hell shouldn't you at least try it?
But no, you tell them you want to go to a rodeo and take her out to McDonald's afterwards instead. They all look at you like you're crazy, but you insist, "It's not THAT bad..."
Don't be the stubborn dude who blew his chance at sex every night with the hottest woman in the world just because he thought Rodeo and McDonald's was an appropriate substitution for Red Lobster and a movie she wants to see.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||This is probably the best advice. If you know you||
This is probably the best advice. If you know you won't be seeing your future bosses later that evening, just bring a change of clothes and get changed into the stuff you actually want to wear after the pregame stuff. But don't fuck up a potential dream job just because you want to look like you fit in with all the other obsessive superfans.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I know that my opinion is worthless to you and||
I know that my opinion is worthless to you and I've done nothing to earn otherwise, but seriously, if you are doing this for a job or networking or even anything that promises to pay off at anytime in the future career-wise, just wear the Michigan polo and some khakis. Jerseys are already a polarizing thing to the general public. How do you think a potential employer looking for a professional worker would feel?
I know that this year may not be the year that you take over, but next year is the year that all of those people will become your peers and superiors, and do you want them to remember you as that nice kid who really loves Michigan, or that idiot, borderline obsessive fan who everyone thought had just accidentally wandered into places he had no business being in?
You only get one chance to make a first impression. I'm saying this as a person who is mildly envious of the position you are in: please do not blow your one shot at this just because you wanted to wear a Michigan jersey instead of a more professional Michigan polo.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe the media will sort of||
Not as long as they have a financial stake in the conference.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You're right. Samuelson||
You're right. Samuelson commited three weeks before signing day.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Full ride scholarship is||
Full ride scholarship is meaningless if you can't pursue a career in the degree youve chosen/been given. It's not like most of these guys are coming in saying, "I'd like to be a carpenter, Mr. Saban!" Or "I'd love to teach elementary school someday! Can you help me with that Mr. Meyer?"
Fuck no. The vast majority of these guys want to play pro football, believe that they can play pro football, and commit to coaches like Harbaugh, Sabah, Meyer, and Les Miles under the assumption that they are going to help them get there.
Nobody commits to Urban Meyer to learn how to teach 8 year olds cursive.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||How is it not a free farm||
How is it not a free farm league already? Because ~50% of students are handed a piece of paper of dubious value and then thrown back into the wild?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||There is a reason that||
There is a reason that Michigan is Michigan and Western is Western.
Michigan has had 100 years of great athletes walk through the door and play well and WIN. Without those talented athletes winning games and putting fans in seats, would Michigan even be Michigan? (Yes, coaching is important too, so why are coaches the only ones getting paid?)
I'll put this another way: If Michigan football and basketball had both won 5 straight championships, would we still be having attendance issues? Would people still be flocking to buy Michigan jerseys and helmets and other sports gear made by Nike/Adidas/UA?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe... They just have||
Maybe... They just have things-that-have-been-at-any-time-associated-with-James-Franklin's number?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||*6 of the last 7||
*6 of the last 7 years*
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Not enough squirrel to be The||
Not enough squirrel to be The Ocho.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I know this is going to sound||
I know this is going to sound so hipster, but I truly had no clue it was coming out this Tuesday. That's how blaise I've been about Madden over the last few years, and I'm kind of just "meh" about that.
That said, I'll check this one out and probably get it, just to see how much has finally changed.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||So glad all the bad seeds||
So glad all the bad seeds growing that shit show are gone.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||LOL Just keep digging, guy...||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||You're tlaking about Deadspin||
You're tlaking about Deadspin here, so forgive me but you'll have to be more specific.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||So that there is proof that||
Nevermind, Ace beat me to it, lol
|25 weeks 4 days ago||$14.4 million would buy all||
$14.4 million would buy all the loyalty I could give and then some...
|26 weeks 22 hours ago||90% of fans That seems||
That seems low...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Hahah, that is true, but||
Hahah, that is true, but those were maybe $20 for mid range ones. And to be fair, I forgot to mention mouthguards, for either, but it's mostly a football thing.
And I actually may have underestimated the football cost, because I somehow forgot to include the $60 padded pants... Damn, football is expensive.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||I worked at a sporting goods||
I worked at a sporting goods store throughout college and I will definitely second that. Football is just way too expensive for some families compared to the miniscule monetary cost of soccer and lacrosse. Some of these parents would come in complaining that the school wouldn't pay for their kid's pads and helmet and I don't blame them. Those two things alone start at a $150 combined for the cheap ones and you might as well add $30 for a pair of cheap shoes (not counting the replacement pairs), and let us not forget grabbing a decent pair of gloves for $20. I mean, you're realisitcally looking at $200 for football gear compared to $25-30 for a pair of children's soccer cleats.
Factor in the current concussion health scare and I would honeslty have been shocked if attendance wasn't plummeting.
|28 weeks 11 hours ago||You aren't||
You aren't sorry.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Kawakami is nobody's friend.||
Kawakami is nobody's friend. If Kawakami were an ice cream flavor, he'd be pralines and dick.
|29 weeks 4 hours ago||New coach means I don't have a problem with this.||
New coach means I don't have a problem with this. Coach in his 6th or later year... yeah, still don't really have much of a problem with this.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Bottom line: it just wasn't pulling in enough||
Bottom line: it just wasn't pulling in enough viewers for NBC. If it had been on cable? Sure! But not for one of the major ones. Only reason it lasted this long is because it cost NBC almost nothing to broadcast it, since it was an international production. So it was less of a "This is bleeding money" and more of a "This is costing us potential profit from a more mainstream viewer friendly show"
I definitely give NBC props for going this far and I really hope Amazon will either pick it up or sell the rights to Netflix, cause they are aching to add the show.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Dragon Ball Z, probably. I liked a lot of shows,||
Extremely delayed double post noob
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Dragon Ball Z, probably. I liked a lot of shows,||
Dragon Ball Z, probably. I liked a lot of shows, though.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||"I don't really know, but there is too much||
"I don't really know, but there is too much evidence for it to be a flat out 'no.'"
What evidence, though? Most of the stuff we hear are rumors or stories, and people are scientifically proven to be naturally unreliable narrorators, and the "evidence" we see on YouTube and photos can easily be doctored, as many have been proven to be.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||really*||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||you ready cannot discount the rise of HDTVs and||
you ready cannot discount the rise of HDTVs and the increase of televised games against cupcakes. Of you have a lab to do or an exam on Monday, why not cram in a study session before the game or maybe sleep in and study afterwards while you are still sober before going out and hitting the bar?
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Corporate shill! CORPORATE||
Corporate shill! CORPORATE SHILL!!!!
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||I'm surprised that Washington||
I'm surprised that Washington is that high, honeslty
|30 weeks 2 days ago||The sad part is that, for||
The sad part is that, for some of these kids, the parents will be the ones who end up with the money anyway, at least until maybe they are pros.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I'd rather them be at the bar than a house party||
I'd rather them be at the bar than a house party or something...
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Damn those women and their soft, easily punchable||
Damn those women and their soft, easily punchable faces!!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Um... why?||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Did Adidas just Photoshop some frontward legs on a||
Did Adidas just Photoshop some frontward legs on a dude facing away from the camera?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Any one of them will be at||
Any one of them will be at worst, very good. I think the edge goes to the eldest upperclassman, but that may just be me.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||"...seeking to regain its||
Not trying to be snarky, but when was this?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I would bet $100 that||
Yeah, I would bet $100 that it won't get brought up.
$1,000 says he does bring up the Pipkins kerfluffle.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I would be shocked if they||
I would be shocked if they went and spent that kind of money when they are already going to have to spend millions in guaranteed money to Karl.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Because if there is one thing||
Because if there is one thing that Coach Cal is widely known for, it's honesty!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||You still wear your vintage||
You still wear your vintage Charlotte Hornet's Starter winbreaker, don't you? Admit it!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Damn, MeanJoe07...||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I miss GayDave. He was always||
I miss GayDave. He was always so upbeat.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I could maybe tolerate the||
I could maybe tolerate the helmets if I had not seen the little bird feet poking out next to the ear holes.
It looks like the concept drawing was too fucking big for the helmet and Adidas just went, "eh, fuck it. No need to scale, just slap it on there."
|32 weeks 6 days ago||This cannot possibly be real.||
This cannot possibly be real. There is no way.
|33 weeks 23 hours ago||Clearly you didn't see the||
Clearly you didn't see the sign.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Tell it like it is, Franklin||
Tell it like it is, Franklin
|33 weeks 1 day ago||+1 Informative||
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Taking the high road, I see.||
Taking the high road, I see.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I just want to be||
I just want to be tickled...
|33 weeks 5 days ago||"How Syracuse remains appealing after Jim Boeheim||
"How Syracuse remains appealing after Jim Boeheim got blasted by the NCAA remains a bit of a mystery."
Cut off the head and two more shall take its place.
|34 weeks 2 hours ago||Love the new tag||
Love the new tag
|34 weeks 2 hours ago||Ooooookaaaaayyy... I'm just||
Ooooookaaaaayyy... I'm just gonna assume that you were replying to someone else? Possibly a deleted comment? Because I wasn't attacking you for posting this news about a player at a possible position of need looking for a new team, merely pointing out that he was suspended for a "violation of student code of conduct," and as such, might not get a look from the current staff. But who knows?
|34 weeks 4 hours ago||Since Twitter seems to be||
Since Twitter seems to be seizing, I can't embed a tweet. But, I did find a link that sheds a bit of light on the situation...
So I can't imagine that was about anything good. Don't see him getting a look from this coaching staff, if that was what OP was implying.
|34 weeks 9 hours ago||"everyone wants a degree||
"everyone wants a degree because they think they are better off with one but not all degrees are created equal."
I really wish my family understood this. My parents still have that 70's mindset of "getting a college degree in any field automatically means you have a massive leg up on everyone else because that means you went to college and passed."
I don't have the heart to tell them that my business degree isn't worth the paper it was printed on.
|34 weeks 9 hours ago||"Graduates are finding out||
I'm stuck in an interesting position, re: paying back. I have a degrading, humiliating job that is not even close to a long term solution and yet it currently pays me literally twice the wages that many of the entry level positions in the field of my degree pay. If I were to leave my embarrassing job for the job in my field of study, I would not be able to afford to make the monthly payment on my student loans, car payments, car insurance payments, cell phone payments, internet bill, rent a one bedroom apartment and be able to adequately feed myself even if I had foodstamps, which as a college student I was declared ineligible for.
|34 weeks 9 hours ago||One man cannot be heard going||
One man cannot be heard going against a thousand idiots with megaphones.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||They learned absolutely nothing.Not. A. God.||
They learned absolutely nothing.
Not. A. God. Damned. Thing.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||Wait, you still had some respect for Penn||
Wait, you still had some respect for Penn State?
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||No, he doesnt. I agree that sports accomplishments||
No, he doesnt. I agree that sports accomplishments vs public life should be separated to some degree, but there are some serious limits.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||- How many of those teams||
- How many of those teams were/are going through a coaching change?
- How many of those teams have titles, championship game appearances, or even top 5 finishes in the last 5 years?
- How many of those teams are coming off of the most embarrassing seven year stretch of football related incompetence in the history of (probably) ever?
This is true. But the thing you are glossing over is that Michigan's brand has represented incompetance, greed, and lackluster play for going on 7 years now. That kind of widespread public failure doesn't just get washed away in an afternoon.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||"In Harbaugh we trust and||
You don't sound very trusting of Harbaugh
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not gonna lie, he looks||
I'm not gonna lie, he looks scarily like an 80's pro wrestler.
...And I love it.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|34 weeks 5 days ago||It's sarcasm.||
|34 weeks 5 days ago||It's not truly an old school||
It's not truly an old school Rock quote until you casually throw in a "Jabroni!"
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Every time I see a school||
Every time I see a school with a swimming pool, I remember that I went to a shitty D league farm town high school...
|34 weeks 6 days ago||"But those JoeBots are alums,||
Nobody is saying that they don't have a right to express their heinous opinions, nor are they saying that you are responsible for keeping them quiet. We are simply saying that the ones who support Paterno and had the gall to proudly wear their Penn State gear in support of the university during the trial as the horrifying details kept coming out are fucking terrible people who deserve the public scorn.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||"...not sure which fan||
Penn State. It will ALWAYS be Penn State.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I wouldn't say that Dick is vital to any||
I wouldn't say that Dick is vital to any sport.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||kegel exercises, man...||
kegel exercises, man...
|35 weeks 5 days ago||But it's so much easier to||
But it's so much easier to treat everyone like the elderly and proclaim you were "HACKED! OH NO!! SCARY INTERNETS!!" than to apologize for making some mildly offensive statement, or worse yet, stand by your damn convictions that you were just so proud to share with the world not 5 minutes ago.
I honestly don't understand why people think "Oops, I was hacked!" is a believable explanation when getting called out for posting something inflammatory. It would be more believable if they told us that a friend grabbed their phone while they were in the bathroom or they left it at their house, but NOBODY uses that excuse. It's always, "Derp, I was HACKED, LOL"
|35 weeks 5 days ago||"Instigated implies that he||
I would argue that sending condescending emails to fans, the handling of the aftermath of the Shane Morris incident, and his general attitude towards the entire fanbase and student news outlet would accurately portray tha he was, in fact, trying to humiliate himself and the university.
You are right, it is the fault of those who hired him in the first place and I hope that the ones who are still employed at UM have at least learned something from this.
I am happy with Harbaugh and Hackett. I look forward to the day when this is just a mildly unpleasant memory. But just because he is gone does not mean we should entirely forget or forgive the damage his moronic acts have either caused or helped cause the university.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|35 weeks 5 days ago||It's not that he simply "tried as an AD (and) he||
It's not that he simply "tried as an AD (and) he failed." He oversaw, instigated, and exacerbated the most humiliating 5 year span of Michigan football futility/incompetence and proceeded to bring shame and embarrassment upon the entire university and fanbase until he was fired.
I agree that the OP might be overreacting a tad to some half assed newspaper "article/interview/opinion piece/whatever," but I don't need to recap every single increasingly wrong thing that he did to tell you that the man damaged the university's national reputation in no insignificant way. People here won't take that lightly.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Quiet, you!||
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Nah, you're good. The game's||
Nah, you're good. The game's intro will give you the barebones of what has happened to the world in the game. Each game is basically a seperate story that takes place in that same post apocalyptic world.
However, if you are interested in the games, I would recommend playing Fallout 3 or New Vegas. The new one should be pretty similar to those, give or take.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||As awesome as that sounds, it||
As awesome as that sounds, it also sounds like overkill for me, haha.
I'm pretty happy settling for whatever gets me 1080p, 60fps
|35 weeks 6 days ago||swan flu: "Was it (about)||
Interesting response to his specific question...