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|1 week 1 day ago||I hope not||
I'd hate to see Harbaugh banned from MGoBlog for violating the no politics rule.
|1 week 3 days ago||Brian said there was a||
Brian said there was a decommit coming that they've known about for a while. Is this the decommit, or was this a surprise and there's another decommit still to come?
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|1 week 4 days ago||Check out alum96's very good||
Check out alum96's very good analysis of this up on the Diaries section: Getting Back Down to 85 Scholarships
|1 week 4 days ago||That'd be awesome for when||
That'd be awesome for when kid got in trouble: "UFR -2!"
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're thinking of Jimmy||
You're thinking of Jimmy Clausen.
Brookfield Zoo by Chicago recently added an exhibit with several you can walk amongst, and, from my experience, they don't bite--they seem to just like chewing on shoelaces. As a side note, the emus are in the same exhibit as the wallabies, and I may or may not have once seen Wyatt Shallman walking out of the zoo with one.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||SOTS||
Thought you meant Snyder's "State of the State" address and came here to (1) downvote for politics and (2) find out why on earth it would be on the Players Tribune. Instead, I am wrong--carry on . . .
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I wish people understood how||
I wish people understood how offensive that phrase is. I lost my brother in a fruit fight. Those damn grapes.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Crazy to think about the||
Crazy to think about the difference between this year and what it would have been without Rudock. So appreciative.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||NOOOOOOOBODY!||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Not necessarily||
First, I've had multiple divorced pastors at my churches over the years--it may depend on the denomination, but it's hardly disqualifying for all. Anyone who expects their ministers to be perfect is going to be disappointed.
Second, I don't think the sig line reference meant he was listing things in order of priority, just that we can infer God is the #1 priority--which is very different the priority of being a pastor. I would guess, probably even presume, that being a pastor is simply a way to serve priority #1, and that he would listen if called to serve in another way.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Stop being such an Ann||
Stop being such an Ann Hog.
Arrested Development is right up there with Gatsby, right?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Sponsorship||
I don't get excited about sponsorship, but this is an exception. I think it could get a great sponsor: The Lysol Toilet Bowl. With the loser getting bumped down a level, we can even add the tagline "Win or get flushed"
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Officiating||
The biggest argument I'd make against your point is the officiating. Think of Michigan's interception that was incorrectly called back, with an MSU touchdown at the end of that drive. Or the blatant Rudock facemask that wasn't called on the penultimate Michigan drive. Or the myriad others that went mostly against us. If that game is called well, I don't think MSU is in range to have the fluke. There are a lot of things that went right to have us in our position at the end, but a really unavoidable number of things that went wrong, too.
Plus, MSU played the way they did, and we played the way we did because of our respective special teams units. Although their kicker has redeemed himself this season, he was very shaky at the time--they went for 4th downs because they didn't feel like they had a better option. And they didn't make them in large part because Michigan has been consistently good at stopping people on 3rd and 4th downs. On the flipside, Michigan pinned them multiple times within the 20 because that's what we've done consistely all season.
That said, I had a similar feeling to what you had at the time--and I think the game felt that way because MSU had an offense that could break a big play without warning. Michigan's drives were much more slow and methodical, so it doesn't have the same "on the verge" feel. (Also, I think I hadn't gotten over the last few years emotionally and couldn't quite believe what I was seeing.)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Read the second paragraph||
The nonsensical comment was intentional: note the prediction that we'd go 16 and -4.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Sure||
I think if we play twice in a season, there's the chance that the Little Brown Jug goes back and forth twice. Certainly if we only play once, it should be for the Little Brown Jug. Then again, this feels like arguing hypotheticals--I can't imagine them being in the B1G championship all that often.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Don't care if I'm too late to||
Don't care if I'm too late to get the stuff, I'm guessing it anyways: 24-12 and all is right in the world.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Technically it was defunct||
Technically it was defunct: AnnArbor.com opened at the same time that the Ann Arbor News closed, but they were separate organizations, it wasn't just a name-change. If they had just changed names/operations, they wouldn't have been able to lay off large numbers of employees easily--instead, by shutting the News down, everyone was laid off, and then just some were rehired to AnnArbor.com. The distinction is debatable, since it's all owned by Advance Publications, but the Ann Arbor News was definitely officially closed.
I don't know as much about the switch from AnnArbor.com to Ann Arbor News in 2013, but I assume that was different, just switching names and merging operations with MLive.com
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Does Ben Davis go to Chris||
Does Ben Davis go to Chris Evans High School?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I'm rooting for Ohio State||
Other than meteor, I am definitely rooting for Ohio State and I don't have a problem saying it, even to my Ohio State-fan coworker (who is extremely nice about it--I might clarify that she is from Ohio but didn't go to OSU).
I am rooting for Michigan's best interest, which is an Ohio State win: to put winning the Big Ten into our control, and to give us the opportunity to mirror 1969 and knock off an undefeated defending-national champion Ohio State. For bonus points, there's even a slim chance of making the CFP, and that is best increased by our beating an undefeated OSU and having MSU out of the picture.
I said this in a previous thread, but I think it's worth repeating: to me, the OSU rivalry, though it's bigger, is supposed to be a rivalry of football equals. In my perfect world, OSU is good, but we beat them. MSU is not: it's a fun rivalry, but MSU should not be good. Basically, my perfect world has John Cooper coaching Ohio State and Bobby Williams coaching MSU (or maybe John L. Smith for some extra entertainment value). OSU may be the bigger rival, but I'd love to see OSU destroy MSU, and help speed the transition to the way things are supposed to be.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Inter-American Development Bank?||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
OSU is the greater rivalry, but from my perspective, it is a rivalry of (football) equals. The natural order of things is for MSU to be a lesser team. Even without the B1G championship and remote playoff possibility, I'd be more upset with MSU winning and again on top of the B1G.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Sweet||
Wow, he's leaving a gig coaching Team Canada to come here. Good job Hackett!
/s, because I feel like someone is going to correct me if I don't
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||Targeting||
Given our track-history with targeting, I'm surprised Shallman didn't called in "Shallman Smash." He seemed to lower his head, and any Rutgers player is pretty much the definition of defenseless.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Example||
The rule says you can't use substitutions to deceive. The example given involves one person, but it's just an example.
I'm not sure if you're serious, but bringing 3 in and sending 1 off isn't deceptive unless it's being done very weirdly, so you would only get flagged for too many men, not deception.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Your first #3 is wrong--Butt||
Your first #3 is wrong--Butt was never in the huddle, which was probably key to the penalty being called. Even breaking the huddle really early to simulate a substitution may have triggered the penalty, but not being in the huddle almost exactly matches the definition of the penalty.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Smoking gun||
Where Jake Butt lines up is the smoking gun to me. I won't be convinced that hiding Jake Butt wasn't the whole point of the play unless someone can find another play where a receiver was lined up next to the sideline like that.
And if the point was to hide Jake Butt by having people think he was being substituted, then the call was correctly made.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||What was being reviewed?||
Exactly: Yes, a bad call on the field, but no, not the replay official's fault. And, no, I don't feel sorry for them :)
But what on earth wwas being reviewed? As it was happening, I assumed, as a judgement call, that the push wasn't reviewable and got really nervous once they started to review the play. I'm glad I was right--and the replay official knew the rules, unlike in the Duke/Miami game--but I can't figure out what they were looking at in the replay, unless it was to make sure he got his feet back in, but that was very clear.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Scholarship limits are in the||
Scholarship limits are in the interest of parity, and as much as I don't like the NCAA, I think it's reasonable for them to take actions that improve the quality of the game even if they're not in the interest of the player. The part where the player gets screwed by being committed to a school that is not interested in him, on the other hand, is really awful.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Addressed above||
But very documentable that athletics has nothing to do with his scholarship, which is from an outside organization--he gets one based on being in the Kalamazoo Public Schools.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Hooray for Kalamazoo Promise!||
Best of luck to Simeon Smith; awesome that the Kalamazoo Promise helps get him to Michigan without costing us one of the football scholarships!