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12/23/2017 - 4:12pm It's true that Esky is no good

I can attest to the fact that Escanaba is a dunghole. The town NEXT to Escanaba, however, which is where I grew up, is great.

10/19/2016 - 3:16pm Yorktown HS pool

Is where I swim 80-100 laps every Saturday, and up on the wall are the YHS records, several---not suprisingly--reading "Dolan 92." There's also a Dolan on the ladies' side, "Dolan 15," I think, niece or daughter I suppose.

10/08/2014 - 4:06pm Huge error in attribution

The phrase is "started last week by, select Michigan fans are..."

The second half of that phrase is absolutely fine; the first half is absolutely poor journalism--or at least poor writing.

"By" is the crucial word there. It implies intentionality on the part of the blog, which in this context means "the proprietor(s) of the blog." Which means, in large part, Brian. Which is incorrect. Brian did NOT start a movement to boycott the Penn State game. (unless I missed something)

I would be inclined to assume it's the product of sloppy writing rather than willful misattribution. But still, it's simply not true. And it's not splitting hairs to note the error.

09/30/2014 - 12:49pm Med staff and malpractice

If members of the medical team were asked to lie and refused, then that is excellent. However, it is possible that said refusal could be due as much to self-interest as to a higher ethical standard. I'm not familiar with precisely who is on the "medical staff" for the football team--"medical staff" being dicey term since it means a very specific thing for a hospital--but for any MD, there might be malpractice issues at hand:

For a doctor, the decision about whether to go along with a lie (which is now the true, huge smoking gun in the case) really isn't a decision at all. I'm glad they were the true "Michigan Men" about it, but really, they were just being doctors adhering to minimum professional standards.

08/30/2014 - 11:59pm Appy Discount Rate

Well, Thad, more than that. We saw a line we know to not be the strongest just annihilate the D line of what we were told was a weak D line. Believe me, I loved seeing the huge holes and Green and Smith running through them---although, if I recall correctly, it was after UM had softened them with several Funchess pass TDs---but I don't think we can rely on those holes being there week after week. 

Again, excoriate me----or just try to bully me because I have double-digit points---but I recall that last year, Green burst for 30 against CMU and that seemed awesome, and turned out to be:




08/30/2014 - 8:03pm ceiling vs. floor

Green is bigger, stronger, and faster. Smith has better vision and balance. If forced to choose, I'd choose Smith since vision and balance are likely to be necessary with this O line. Excoriate me if you will, but neither look elite. Both serviceable.

11/23/2013 - 9:23pm Iowa>Bama

Chattanooga gained 175 yards against Alabama today.

11/16/2013 - 9:06pm Hand of Butt

Great catch, true FR, right?...looking forward to Funchess-Green-Butt next year.

11/16/2013 - 8:58pm Bottom Feeding

Great to see that GIF of Butt...not that there's anything wrong with that.

11/16/2013 - 8:44pm SLIDE OF GOD

Like the PSU game, a few plays (4 vs. PSU), if they had gone the other way, would have ensured a loss today. The 59 pick sixes only avoided because obviously Pat Fitz sold his soul, the 4th down conversions, etc., the SLIDE OF GOD field goal...well, luck went our way today.

Doesn't mean we're any good, but let's at least enjoy the moment.

11/16/2013 - 8:39pm RUSH

Green and Smith...shades of Justin Fargas. Man!

11/16/2013 - 8:34pm ST COACH

Well, I guess we won't be calling for the special teams coach to be fired this week! Snark aside, that was pretty amazing.


11/13/2013 - 2:07pm Apologies for any

Apologies for any misunderstanding or ignorance in this question, but SC, do you think the scrape exchange/blitz call reduced the probability of the play succeeding?

If not, then what probability do we think AB has in mind of Kerridge making the block on the scrape exchange/blitz when he calls the play?

If so, then why do we think that the DC called the scrape exchange/blitz? Did he know something that helped him improve his odds, or was AB just unlucky?

11/13/2013 - 1:11pm AB normal

Easy to kick AB when he's down, but it's mostly correct to do so. He's the kind of guy that will try the crumpled dollar bill in the Coke machine 50 times, and then blame it on the dollar bill.


03/03/2012 - 7:38pm M Gridiron Connections

Besides the personal privilege of my 5.2 40, 160-lb frame blocking for a 4.6 40, 215-lb TB, some family connections...great-uncle played at UM FOR coach Bennie Oosterbaan before in the NFL, like me, blocking for a superior TB, except for him it was blocking for Jim Brown.

My uncle played WITH Lloyd Carr. When I left the U.P. for college in 1992, my uncle said, if you ever get in trouble down there, call this friend of mine, his name is Lloyd Carr, do you know who he is? I said yes, I know who he is (DC at the time), and no, I won't be calling him.

I did get to see 28-0 and Biakabatuka over Ohio State for my two undegrad Big Games. As soon as I left, we won our first NC in 50 years. Then was part of at-the-time biggest crowd in NCAA history during B school for Chris Perry, Tyler Ecker on 3rd down and 35-21 over those truck drivers. Will Smith tried to manually detach Jason Avant's ankle but it failed to turn the outcome.

03/03/2012 - 8:19am OL, Class B, U.P.

Started at C and DE in the U.P. back when there were just four classes of schools. Went to Michigan and was crushed to learn that Coach Carr had no use for a 160-lb center.

Other sports: baseball, basketball, track, tennis. Small school = you make the team in everything.

01/21/2012 - 8:01pm I Actually Want the 7/10 Split

Of all of these, I am rooting for #7 and #10. They are most connected to long-run team success.

The rest are nice facts or pieces of recognition, but those two are performance.

Although I can't think of a nicer guy, and one who would come off better on TV at the Heisman ceremony, than Denard. Maybe Tree could sit next to him with shades on...

01/21/2012 - 7:33pm U C What Happens?

U C what happens, Larry?

Actually, nobody should smash anything. His future, his least he didn't defect to central Ohio.


01/13/2012 - 11:32pm Let's go old school

D-boh was first inclination, but since taken, how about


01/10/2012 - 11:14am Lots of detached fans

This is great. Ratings = money, and money talks.


12/02/2011 - 8:22pm Tough when

the schadenfreude is on the other butt.