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11/25/2018 - 4:40pm This, this - a thousand…

This, this - a thousand times this!  Thanks for making me laugh.  Hands down the best quote in a press conference ever.  Even beats "Playoffs?!" in my humble opinion.  

11/24/2018 - 5:23pm Was in the car and the…

Was in the car and the Wombats came on.  Definitely felt like we brought a lemon to knife fight today...

11/24/2018 - 4:51pm Logged in to upvote as I…

Logged in to upvote as I think this is the most succinct and on-point take.

11/09/2018 - 4:35pm I am irrationally afraid…

I am irrationally afraid that this is going to be closer than expected because of the chances the team is already looking ahead to OSU and the massive flood of positive coverage from the media over the past 7 days.  I doubt that happens given the focus shown to date but there is something about this game that gives me a bad vibe.

11/01/2018 - 7:56am The Soviets kept extensive…

The Soviets kept extensive records too which have recently been released to the public and were extensively analyzed to come up with the numbers in the book mentioned above.  I am not sure exactly what your point was but hand waving about the “iron curtain” and saying records don’t exist when they do is a little intellectually lazy.  No one will ever know exactly how many people the Nazi’s killed  either since outside of Gernmany the record keeping for slaughtering civilians in occupied territories was far less rigorous.

10/31/2018 - 5:57pm Can’t access on my phone -…

Can’t access on my phone - is this just for the war years or does it also include the Ukrainian famines and fall-out from collectivization?  Recently red a new history on that and they were saying old numbers (still in the millions) were likely light given new research into mortality figures and prior made up census numbers the Soviets used to conceal drop in population.  All sourced with primary material and actual Soviet / Ukrainian records

EDIT:  Name of the book is “Red Famine”


10/20/2018 - 7:08pm That is fucking amazing

That is fucking amazing

10/20/2018 - 5:43pm Damn son.  I appreciate the…

Damn son.  I appreciate the confidence but like Mike Hart he won’t be here next year.  The disrespek meme worked so well this year - let’s stick with that

10/09/2018 - 8:56pm The money cannon is an…

The money cannon is an awesome thing to behold. Unique intersection of i) a person who has provided tons of thoughtful analysis and entertaining writing, ii) an online community of individuals who actually care about someone else and appreciate the work Ace put in relative to the first point, and iii) a group of people with the economic means to contribute to a truly worthy cause.

Basically three things that you won’t find on RCMB

10/02/2018 - 10:59am This is some primo shit…

This is some primo shit right here.  Not only is the analysis great, but the presentation is easy to follow and very concise.

02/20/2018 - 11:40pm I’m not sure but I do know

I’m not sure but I do know this:

If someone asks you if you’re a god, you say yes!

12/24/2017 - 10:27pm I am not sure why someone

I am not sure why someone downvoted you as you are 100% correct. The fact that Jesus is of the same substance is of the Father and Holy Spirit is well trodden theological ground and consumed the first 1000 years of Christian history. See Arianism, the Monophysites and many others. Not saying which definition is right but the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox faiths are all pretty clear on this point, even if they differ greatly on others. Oh, throw in the Anglican Church too!

11/25/2017 - 1:57pm Generally agree but the drop

Generally agree but the drop and two overthrows were on a drive we ultimately scored a touchdown on

11/20/2017 - 3:37pm I would say it is more the

I would say it is more the homerism and blind optimism of Michigan fans and the number of them that are out there and betting on games.  If this is underdog as determined by point spread, the fact that people tend to irrationally bet on Michigan may be why we lose so much as the "underdog", i.e. there may be games where we are -1  to -4 that we should actually be +1 to +4.  We win those games as a "favorite" but should have actually been an underdog

I am not asking the OP to do this since this is already great info but it would be interesting to see records by banded point spreads (+1 to +4, +5 to +10, +11 to +15, etc.).

Maybe this statistic is indirect (or direct) evidence that you should always adjust spreads for the irrationality of Michigan fans when wagering on the team


Sorry - should have added seeing records on the other side as well (-1 to -4, -5 to -10, etc.)

11/18/2017 - 9:07pm Isn’t electing to kick for

Isn’t electing to kick for the start of the 2nd half given weather conditions the obvious thing to do? Hoke is playing 3D chess out there

11/17/2017 - 4:36pm I am hoping for W 0 0 M at

I am hoping for W 0 0 M at halftime

11/05/2017 - 12:43am "Ain't life a bitch?"

"Ain't life a bitch?"

10/31/2017 - 12:06pm I wasn't really apologizing,

I wasn't really apologizing, hence the "..." but point taken.  Will try to be less cute going forward.  Although, if there is any group to be leery of in terms of unwarranted violence / revenge seeking, it is probably the Jimbo's of the world.  Come in right behind the Hatfields and McCoys

10/31/2017 - 11:09am Wow - that is amazing on

The dreaded double post.  My first one!

Question for the board - what is the next highest annual salary for a man named Jimbo?  $20k? $30k? Apologies in advance to any Jimbo's out there who may be offended by these posts...

10/31/2017 - 11:08am Wow - that is amazing on

Wow - that is amazing on multiple fronts.  The fact that a man named "Jimbo" has a buyout of $40mm for anything just proves that this is the greatest country in the world.  Dreams really can come true

10/08/2017 - 10:51pm Good shit friend of Jedd

Good shit friend of Jedd Fisch's good family friend

04/20/2017 - 3:46pm Well done.  There is now one

Well done.  There is now one SEC team I wont actively wish a pox upon.  For now

01/03/2017 - 6:20pm I am not a Gopher fan per se

I am not a Gopher fan per se but do attend the home games because I live in Minneapolis and my 8-year old daughter loves college football.

I can state for the record that I am ecstatic he was fired and was planning to not renew my tickets of 6 years if he wasnt.  Good riddance

12/31/2016 - 12:20am Apparently the standard now

Apparently the standard now is just losing closely given how bad the hoke / rrod years. If anyone thinks losing 3 games with a team that has 18 senior starters and an amazing defense is good enough they have had their expectation bar set down to nearly being on the floor

12/31/2016 - 12:13am This post checks a lot of

This post checks a lot of boxes for me. Harbaugh is a bit of a choker. Inability to close out games and get first downs has been endemic the last two years. I do not understand not taking timeouts at the end of games either. If peters isn't a major upgrade at qb next year will be ugly - no way the D will be anywhere near this good next year

12/07/2016 - 4:43pm You are a masochist for even

You are a masochist for even remembering this exists.  That said, I can't stop looking at it.  

11/29/2016 - 3:46pm $9,300.  Would love to see if

$9,300.  Would love to see if they had a timeline with donations per minute.  I am guessing there was a huge spike after this post was made.  Think there were $5,000 in donations made over the last 3-4 hours, $4,400 in the first 14-15 hours

11/29/2016 - 2:55pm I am in for $100.  Made under

I am in for $100.  Made under "roanth" for verification

11/29/2016 - 2:54pm Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.  Great cause and giving the middle finger to Delaney is just icing on the cakse.  Donation made

06/01/2016 - 1:13pm I had the same bet but only

I had the same bet but only $200.  As a plus, I was there in person to witness the entire spectacle and spend my winnings buying dinners at China Gate

01/12/2016 - 6:21pm Forgot to mention Shelby

Forgot to mention Shelby Foote's Civil War books. Excellent stuff and was the source material for Ken Burns Civil War documentary

01/12/2016 - 6:19pm Anything by William

Anything by William Manchester. His three volume biography of Churchill ("Last Lion") is great but my favorite is "The Arms of Krupp". Amazing writing style, incredibly easy to read (even on dense topics) and heavy citing of primary source material

01/07/2016 - 5:17pm Yes, yes!  Lord, please make

Yes, yes!  Lord, please make this happen.  Then have Charlie hire Mangino as his OC

11/03/2015 - 5:57pm I guess if he is guaranteed

I guess if he is guaranteed the money no matter what sort of work product he turns out he could rationalize it as being closer to a million dollar payout.  That bit of mental gymnastics aside, when you present value the future installments you still dont get anywhere close to the headline number.


10/28/2015 - 10:57am I am sure I will be negged

I am sure I will be negged and am not saying this is the "real" reason he is retiring but the football team has been the focus of a large number of sexual assault / harrasment allegations recently (see link below from the Star Tribune).  Administrators within the university even brought their concerns to the ex-AD Norwood Teague.  Maybe this was a contributing factor to creating stress / health problems but the sudden departure is a bit odd.


Snippet of from the article:


"Kimberly Hewitt, the school’s director of equal opportunity and affirmative action, said in a July 16 e-mail to then-athletic director Norwood Teague that her office had concerns regarding complaints about football players, including two reports of sexual assault “committed by individual players,” two reports of sexual harassment involving “groups of football players” and a report of retaliation of involving “a group of football players.”

The e-mail was obtained Wednesday through a records request by the Star Tribune. In an interview Thursday, Hewitt said the concerns were raised over the course of the 2014-15 academic year. She refused to be more specific, saying that doing so could compromise student privacy. She declined to say how many players were involved, the number of alleged victims, where the alleged incidents occurred or to provide any other details. No police reports were filed, a university spokesman said."

10/18/2015 - 9:11pm We need PC principal to lay

We need PC principal to lay down the law. Capiche?

10/18/2015 - 12:16pm Logged in just to upvote the

Logged in just to upvote the "fed them good things to eat comment". If you could summarize Hoke's coaching acumen in one sentence, that would be it

01/17/2015 - 3:47pm I am going with Demry Croft

I am going with Demry Croft from MN. His stock apparently has been rising and he is very gettable

12/01/2014 - 1:24pm If he is going to be

If he is going to be retained, Hackett at least owes us a spectacle that will garner national attention (think Brandon).  For instance, he could fire Hoke, run a national "search" and then re-hire him as the best available candidate.  Now that is what I call a "wow!" experience.  

11/29/2014 - 3:22pm Are you high? Mattison's

Are you high? Mattison's defenses work against bad Big 10 teams and that is about it. Gets shredded by modern offenses

11/29/2014 - 3:19pm With all due apologies to

With all due apologies to people who commented after the last osu drive, THAT was the perfect way to end the hoke era

11/29/2014 - 1:42pm This inexplicable passivity

This inexplicable passivity in similar situations is apparently why many people in baltimore werent sad to see him leave

11/29/2014 - 12:24pm Gardner's body language is

Gardner's body language is terrible. It is clear he has checked out and doesnt care. I have backed him right up until now but we may as well put in morris or even bellomy. This team was beat before they even got on the field. Just sad

11/28/2014 - 7:01pm It amazes me that some people

It amazes me that some people still dont believe it was a mistake to fire him. If we had made a great hire that didnt work out you may be able to make that argument. Instead we made a horrible hired (which everyone at the time knew) and it turned into a fiasco. Bielma's wife may have soemthing to say on this matter...

11/11/2014 - 3:13pm Hopefully this Clone War will

Hopefully this Clone War will be better than the shitty movie of the same name.  Relese the clones!

10/26/2014 - 5:19pm How the hell can anyone, much

How the hell can anyone, much less three people, downvote this? For shame people - we must encourage this sort of original, artistic prose. I would like to request "Can't Hoke This" for a follow-up

10/26/2014 - 3:56pm Somewhat aware!
Probable mild

Somewhat aware!

Probable mild concussion!

Competed like heck!

Eating good things that are good for you!

10/25/2014 - 8:15pm Agreed and also spares us

Agreed and also spares us from reading the transcripts to his press conferences. Every day he remains as headcoach and Brandon is AD causes further damage to the michigan brand. He is a hapless clown who needs to take his clapping act to sea world if he can manage to out execute a seal for a job that better fits his skillset

10/25/2014 - 8:08pm That quote is pure gold.

That quote is pure gold. Does Hoke think equivicating like this helps at all? He just looks like someone who has no control over his team vs merely an idiot. If he was only "somewhat" aware his fucking players were planting spears in the opponents field he should be immediately fired for not having any control of this team. Did they smuggle the damn thing on the bus with no one seeing?

10/25/2014 - 3:43pm It has been changed to:

It has been changed to:

"Hoke cometh before the loss"