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01/17/2019 - 8:32pm I’d love to see a more…

I’d love to see a more thoughtful analysis on sports enthusiasm over time by sport and level. Media viewing habits change, preferences change, affordability changes, other factors change over time. I’d really love to see a statistical analysis in these things over time. I suspect a lot of the changes will be more systemic vs idiosyncratic with the occasional idiosyncratic outlier causing a blip here and there. 

01/17/2019 - 1:11pm It may have changed your…

It may have changed your parents minds, though. I don’t plan on letting my son play football — he’s more into My Little Pony so I don’t think it will even be an issue — even though I played as a kid and I love the game still. It will take a while, because it’s become such a part of American culture, but I suspect in a couple generations football will be a far less popular sport to play and to a slightly lesser degree to watch. 

01/16/2019 - 9:19pm Or maybe it has to do with…

Or maybe it has to do with coaches on his staff cashing in on success and getting promoted in other orgs to better secure their financial future. 

01/16/2019 - 9:16pm Over?

Over?

01/16/2019 - 2:16pm A mobile app without ads. I…

A mobile app without ads. I would pay a $3 per month Subscription for such a thing. 

A way to sort threads by number of upvotes/downvotes the OP gets so all the OT garbage gets pushed down the page. 

01/15/2019 - 3:13pm It’s to the point that I’m…

It’s to the point that I’m convinced 90% of the people who post threads these days are trolls and/or 10 years old. 

01/15/2019 - 3:10pm It’s a match up predictor…

It’s a match up predictor that gives Wisconsin a 56.9% chance of winning. Michigan’s chance of winning is calculated as 1-.569, since there can be no ties. Hope that helps. 

01/15/2019 - 7:32am If the course teaches…

If the course teaches application of conspiracy theories in counter intelligence, he’s already demonstrated successful applications of it. Dude, for all the humor he provides, is a douche. 

01/12/2019 - 10:29am Of course they did. It’s a…

Of course they did. It’s a small tight knit community. They knew exactly what they were getting. This is terrible optics, made no better by the fact they were backfilling for a coach who was caught having sex with one of his team members. Have to question the judgment of any one involved in this hiring decision. 

01/11/2019 - 2:20pm I always find single game…

I always find single game reels to be sobering vs highlight clips. Also reminds me of how crappy high school football games can be even at a high level. 

01/09/2019 - 11:37pm This is the first good use…

This is the first good use of all caps I have ever seen. Thank you. 

01/08/2019 - 12:26am Nebraska at 25 to 1 is…

Nebraska at 25 to 1 is comical. Can you bet the reverse on these? Id bet 100k to get back 4K, assuming I don’t have to tie up the money now. 

01/07/2019 - 10:45am To me, The NCAA is so…

To me, The NCAA is so corrupted and the institutions that make it up are infested with its cancer, that I really don’t enjoy college basketball or football at all if it doesn’t include Michigan. I’ll watch a game here or there but it’s almost always because it may influence Michigan’s season. My ties are purely tribal and nostalgic at this point  

If I want quality, I’ll watch professional sports. Watching Corrupt team A beat less Corrupt team B because of team A’s willingness and effectiveness at running a corrupt program is not enjoyable. Likewise, watching two highly corrupt organizations paraded as the best in college when to me college and corruption should be antithetical brings little joy and only dims my worldview. 

01/05/2019 - 11:48pm The MVP for the next time we…

The MVP for the next time we beat OSU. could be the long snapper, don’t care. 

01/02/2019 - 11:23pm Don’t know what antalgic…

Don’t know what antalgic means, but I agree it is annoying for getting to whistler from Seattle. We usually get the trip started by 5 am to avoid most of the traffic. A good alternative is to go to Vancouver for the night, eat some great Asian cuisine, then head up to Whistler the next morning  

01/02/2019 - 5:26pm I've stayed away from the …

I've stayed away from the "Harbaugh is bad" threads for the week or so, so this may be redundant. When he was first hired I read everything available to read about Harbuah, and I found this one line in this one article concerning then, and foreshadowing now. It's basically about Stanford's improbable win against USC, and how involved Jim was when it mattered most. It's all second hand, so who knows about the accuracy, but worth sharing.

"What I do remember is, I don't think [quarterback] Tavita [Pritchard] got the playcall in. It was really loud, and for some reason Jim decided not to signal the play in," said Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, a wide receiver on that 2007 Stanford team. "So, we kind of were flying by the seat of our pants. Tavita just called the play that he thought Jim would have wanted to call, which was a simple double go route.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20590188/when-jim-harbaugh-richard-sherman-stanford-pulled-biggest-upset-cfb-history

12/31/2018 - 1:56pm I hope you see the irony of…

I hope you see the irony of this statement, given the thread and blog on which we post. 

12/28/2018 - 3:27pm Just ran the numbers in my…

Just ran the numbers in my transitive property model. Give Purdue killed OSU and OSU killed us and Auburn killed Purdue already, Auburn would be beating us 1403 to 13 at the half in a hypothetical matchup. So, Purdue has that going for them, which is nice. 

12/28/2018 - 1:29pm Peaches come from cans

they…

Peaches come from cans

they were put there by a man

in a factory. 

 

If if I had my way

i would eat peaches each day

millions of them

12/27/2018 - 2:33pm Only speculation, but his…

Only speculation, but his type of leadership can be off putting to some people. He puts his money where his mouth his, but he can be brash and a little off his rocker. It makes for great entertainment, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. These are voted on by the players, so only they know what really drives these decisions. 

12/27/2018 - 2:27pm Ok. You’re still a douche…

Ok. You’re still a douche for your thoughts on Higdon. He has done more for the University than you will ever do. But yeah, you are a tough  guy with a keyboard. 

12/27/2018 - 2:00pm We need more fans who…

We need more fans who support those who work their butts off representing the school, keeping their noses clean, and becoming leaders in their communities, regardless of when they decide to hang up their cleats.

12/27/2018 - 1:54pm Implying that those who…

Implying that those who choose a different path — higdon and Gary, for example — are? 

Tough words for an anonymous internet douche. 

12/26/2018 - 4:00pm And by fan, you mean the 1…

And by fan, you mean the 1 person who would actually pay to see this bowl game. 

12/24/2018 - 9:38pm As a 98 grad, there can only…

As a 98 grad, there can only be one answer to this question. #2. 

12/24/2018 - 2:57pm My $.02. 

Tell your…

My $.02. 

Tell your daughter that she is an adult now and adults need to make difficult choices all the time. Some good choices, others not. As an adult she needs to think about this decision across a lot of different variables and assess what is best for her as she embarks on the rest of her life. Tell her that you’ll help answer any questions she has along the way, be them specifics or providing a general framework to help her navigate this decision.  Then, regardless of her choice support her through thick and thin... unless she chooses Princeton, in which case disown her. 

12/23/2018 - 8:48pm Yeah, it’s the younger…

Yeah, it’s the younger generations who are messing up the country. Keep telling yourself that very original thought. 

12/23/2018 - 6:12pm This is simultaneously the…

This is simultaneously the most and least informative thread title of the year. 

12/21/2018 - 2:30pm Other than Rogers, this is…

Other than Rogers, this is the risk you take recruiting in the south. It’s just different. Rogers issues are well documented and noted above. 

12/21/2018 - 12:21pm Because he didn’t put up 70…

Because he didn’t put up 70 against OSU    

12/20/2018 - 10:01pm I remember when it first…

I remember when it first happened I asked someone to overlay the Dennis bergkamp audio clip on top of it. Someone did, and it was awesome. Sadly the video was taken down. Any industrious editor out there who wants to give an old man an early Christmas gift? 

12/20/2018 - 9:34pm Oof... I thought I was being…

Oof... I thought I was being clever by specifying female only to be damned by an ambiguous pronoun and the MgoGrammar police. 

12/20/2018 - 5:21pm Strange times we live in. I…

Strange times we live in. I feel like words don’t mean anything anymore.

12/20/2018 - 4:16pm I will have intimate…

I will have intimate relations with the first female supermodel who asks me to, if he commits. 

You screengrab that, windycityblue?

12/20/2018 - 3:45pm In addition to eating lemons…

In addition to eating lemons these folks should have some sort of lemon eater badge associated with their profiles for a recruiting cycles. 

12/20/2018 - 3:39pm You are acting juvenile by…

You are acting juvenile by calling people flip floppers. And you are building your own straw man. Let me lay it out simply in terms that are irrefutable. 

It is his choice. He can determine what events he participates in to advance his career. He believes the senior bowl will do this for him. To say playing in one is just like playing in the other is demonstrably false. But even if it wasn’t, it doesn’t matter. It’s his choice and his opinion that matters. 

 

12/20/2018 - 2:44pm As I’ve aged, I’ve had to…

As I’ve aged, I’ve had to let go of a lot of my weekend hobbies from the past. The only teams I have a vested rooting interest in now are Michigan basketball and football and Seattle Sounders soccer. I also try to watch Barcelona soccer, but that’s mainly because of Messi’s singular talent is a joy to watch and has a limited shelf life at this point. 

12/20/2018 - 1:12pm There is no wrong answer. It…

There is no wrong answer. It’s his decision. He weighs the risk of injury in a setting like the Senior Bowl as a risk worth taking. You may disagree because you are blinded by your fandom, but I’m guessing people who are invested in this would recommend the senior bowl and combine focus vs Peach bowl. 

12/20/2018 - 1:06pm This is such a terrible take…

This is such a terrible take. Those games helped NFL teams assess his draftability.

if he feels like another game won’t help in that vs the risk associated with playing that game, then he should leave. He is making a business decision in a sport where we are asking only the players to not make business decisions. 

Its the right move 10 out of 10 times. This isn’t war. No one is dying. No one is being betrayed. People need to get over their sense of entitlement and let these young men get on with their lives. 

12/20/2018 - 12:45pm I’m not terribly familiar…

I’m not terribly familiar with insurance, but don’t you need a large base of participants to make the economics attractive for all involved? So, if this was made available for all draft eligible college football players and subsidized by a  per player fee that is variable based on the schools history of delivering nfl talent it may work. The incentives align too, because Alabama can afford a 20k per player coverage cost (800k annual) assuming 40 draft eligible players. a small school could not, but shouldn’t have to given the lower likelihood of a payout to an injured draft eligible player. For that school the cost could be 1k per player to get coverage. 

If you are only doing it for top prospects, I imagine the risk/ reward economics wouldn’t work out. It would be like insuring only meth addicts with heart disease and charging them $1mm each for the coverage. 

12/20/2018 - 9:36am Go make your money, young…

Go make your money, young man. Thank you for representing the school so well. 

12/19/2018 - 2:04pm Did you check out your…

Did you check out your dictionary from an MSU library? 

12/19/2018 - 2:02pm Literally...

Literally...

12/19/2018 - 12:53pm Don’t know why you have to…

Don’t know why you have to shit on the other poster for his thread. Yes, the chances of Harrison coming were slim, but given his recruitment and Hills chaotic recruitment, it was completely board worthy, even if the eventual outcome was not to our liking. 

Just think the hostility is unwarranted and not good for the community.

12/18/2018 - 3:53pm Actually it would be .65 * …

Actually it would be .65 * .17446. 

12/18/2018 - 12:31pm I bought two matching…

I bought two matching Michigan garden gnomes about 11 years ago. I’ve tried everything with them. Watching the game together, banishing them to the storage room, giving them a nice view from our bedroom window overlooking mountains and the lake, and yet nothing good have they brought me. They simply smile coyly, taunting me, mocking my suffering with their smugness. I will take them to a field, blow them up, and burn their remains. It is time. 

12/18/2018 - 1:08am Maybe, but optics vs reality…

Maybe, but optics vs reality are two different things. And if you set a culture that pushes people to just suck it up... well  look no further than harbaughs old defensive coordinator to see what that can lead to when run amuck. 

12/17/2018 - 11:59pm My guess is it is something…

My guess is it is something about the injury thing. My concern is that it feels like the staff puts unnecessary pressure on kids to play hurt. It may not be direct, in your face messages, but harbaughs comments about it being Rashans decision to not play a game, Zordichs comments about hurt vs injured, and other subtle things just lead me to worry about how the coaches put soft pressure on kids that can be off putting and has potential to blow up in Michigan’s face with headlines like, “harbaugh puts pressure on injured players to play.” Add a few quotes from former players and transfers and linking him back to Durkin and next thing you know... no one is thinking about Urban Meyer and Zach Smith. 

12/17/2018 - 4:46pm Oh god, last thing I need is…

Oh god, last thing I need is another “so you’re saying there’s a chance” thread. 

Just a weird way to spin it by Ablauf. 

12/15/2018 - 9:25pm OP is just setting up his …

OP is just setting up his “ive been saying it all along” post for whenever the inevitable loss comes.