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09/21/2018 - 3:14pm I used to go run the steps…

I used to go run the steps in the stadium when I was a freshman and sophomore ('02-'04). It was regularly left open then, so no reason these need to be pre-9/11. I think they started regularly locking the gates in '04 or '05.

09/21/2018 - 2:51pm "Let's discuss our arbitrary…

"Let's discuss our arbitrary definitions of a rivalry"

There, fixed the title for you.

09/20/2018 - 11:18pm Presumably one for the…

Presumably one for the defense...

09/07/2018 - 5:25pm i assume faced with that…

i assume faced with that punishment, they'd prefer to just give up their eligibility

09/07/2018 - 5:24pm let's differentiate between…

let's differentiate between the music and the concert. beyonce concerts are a lip-synced dance production, not a show of musical talent.

09/06/2018 - 2:20pm I don't always agree with…

I don't always agree with your takes, but thank you for demonstrating what an interesting board post contributes versus just yelling out the hot takes.

09/05/2018 - 4:47pm I think it's pretty damn…

I think it's pretty damn reasonable to expect people to read the blog somewhat regularly before posting. No, you don't have to comb every thread to ensure what you're saying isn't buried in comment #213 from four days ago. But this contributes nothing.

If you need to vent, find a friend or hop on the MLive comment section. This blog is predicated on providing interesting, informed analysis.

09/05/2018 - 2:01pm jesus christ

jesus christ

09/03/2018 - 6:13pm Let's go old-school: if…

Let's go old-school: if Brian UFRs all 12 regular season games, I'll eat a lemon and post the video.

08/30/2018 - 7:07pm Kelly's also smart enough to…

Kelly's also smart enough to adjust to his talent. You don't have the kind of success he had in college by just doing something repeatedly and not adapting.

08/20/2018 - 5:11pm…

For a complete analysis from over a year ago...

08/02/2018 - 5:56pm Is patting ourselves on the…

Is patting ourselves on the back really the appropriate response to this???

08/01/2018 - 7:07pm If ohio state actually…

If ohio state actually follows through and fires him, I will be genuinely impressed to the point I might not able to hate them with the same fervor.

07/31/2018 - 5:22pm I think the surprise is more…

I think the surprise is more that he hasn't developed one of the young quarterbacks to supplant the one year patches. Which... is basically another way of saying "Peters doesn't looks like a hit and McCaffrey hasn't broken though yet."

07/30/2018 - 6:35pm I've finally learned that…

I've finally learned that the Kool-Aid is often tainted with poison. It's best to let others drink it first and approach cautiously.

07/27/2018 - 12:02pm No one is asking you to hate…

No one is asking you to hate him, just not to hold him up as an example as a fine Michigan Man.

07/24/2018 - 4:09pm Henceforth I shall be known…

Henceforth I shall be known as "the guy who suggested it".

06/29/2018 - 1:10pm So... what exciting topics…

So... what exciting topics have we failed to capture on the board? Threads are going up for single crystal ballz. I guess we are missing out the iterations of "here's my overly optimistic/pessimistic assessment of the upcoming season, let's fight about it!" threads that normally pop up around this time.

06/28/2018 - 12:40pm Offseason... it's the new in…

Offseason... it's the new in-season.

06/28/2018 - 12:38pm The same board that often…

The same board that often features 2 of these threads simultaneously because there's so little else to talk about right now?

06/27/2018 - 12:55pm ...says the guy (presumably)…

...says the guy (presumably) on a sports blog

06/14/2018 - 11:51am At least our Risk play is…

At least our Risk play is being consistent with our actual football team

05/31/2018 - 5:01pm if you're not already worn

if you're not already worn out from banging AFWolverine, i could use a little love too. i'm closing in on 3 star status and could use all the help i can get.

05/23/2018 - 5:53pm he did say "at best". clearly

he did say "at best". clearly this is not at best.

05/22/2018 - 12:07pm in the relative sense, yes.

in the relative sense, yes. everything ends soon.

05/22/2018 - 12:06pm THE TEAM THE TEAM


there, fixed it for you. can't say THE TEAM just once around here.

05/12/2018 - 7:28pm I'm so sorry you're

I'm so sorry you're embarrassed by your sport blog of choice. May I suggest trying RCMB where you can focus on more meaninful OT threads like titties and beer?

05/09/2018 - 4:01pm ah screw it, it's the

ah screw it, it's the offseason, i'm in

05/07/2018 - 3:55pm So this is the real

So this is the real problem:

"And from what my eyes told me watching the game, OMs OL may have also been slightly worse than UofMs. Idk, hard to compare bad to bad and declare a "who's a little better" of just eye test and no metrics, but it's possible they were slightly not as good."
It doesn't matter if our OL is a little better than Ole Miss's, it's probably still in the same range.

05/07/2018 - 2:05pm "Initial reviews of the Bama

"Initial reviews of the Bama and LSU indicate that the Ole Miss OL fell apart against top-end rushers and Patterson spent a lot of time running for his life."

So given our OL situation, those games should be pretty informative for games we're actually interested in? 

[stocks shelves with the strong stuff in preparation for football season]

04/04/2018 - 8:50am Doubtful. Bunting was clearly

Doubtful. Bunting was clearly passed by Gentry and McKeon, so this is more like a 2/10.

He could be a solid contributor at another school, so I hope those skillet find more pig skin to fry at Cal!

03/29/2018 - 12:41pm I dunno, seems like he'd

I dunno, seems like he'd happily fluff our rivals if they were in the Final Four.

03/25/2018 - 4:39pm I rely on that exact

I rely on that exact phenomenon to get me through football season

03/25/2018 - 5:45am Other way around maybe? You

Other way around maybe? You just described a typical Kentucky team... or MSU this year!

02/22/2018 - 8:27am shorts aren't short enough.

shorts aren't short enough. it'll take another 3 years before they'll be adequately short for the NBA.

02/12/2018 - 1:25pm I'm a nuclear engineer, so if

I'm a nuclear engineer, so if I screw up, I am ABSOLUTELY endangering children.

Anyway, see my other comments. I have no issue with what Schlissel is saying. I do have an issue with the OP's attitude.

02/12/2018 - 12:28pm Maybe my reading

Maybe my reading comprehension isn't up to snuff (possible, I'm an engineer), but I thougt the main thrust of the Freep thing was that there's a lack of transparency. They didn't explicitly say there was shady shit going on (though they may have left that as the logical conclusion), but they made the valid point that there could be shady shit going on and better transparency would prevent that. Schlissel is basically just saying "everything is on the up and up," which I do believe. But that doesn't mean more transparency to keep it that way is a bad idea.

Also, I mostly just object to the original post's blanket dismissal of the Freep's position because of a decade old grudge.

02/12/2018 - 12:26pm Again, I wasn't arguing

Again, I wasn't arguing against Schlissel, but rather against the OP's blind dismissal of the issue.

02/12/2018 - 11:59am Cool, let's blindly trust

Cool, let's blindly trust Schlissel in this matter. I'm sure he has no vested interest.

I'm not saying the Free Press isn't full of shit, but if you need an example of why it's a bad idea to just believe whatever your school's president says, maybe look a few miles west...

02/08/2018 - 9:03am The B1G tried to create a

The B1G tried to create a level playing field-- remember the Leaders and Legends divisions? (Totally understandable if you blacked that out, actually.) We all bitched about it. Either we have divisions that make geographic/rivalry sense or we have an unbalanced schedule. Pick your poison.

02/07/2018 - 2:10pm name checks out.
maybe mine

name checks out.

maybe mine should be Everyone Kicks A Wall In Frustration Twice Annually

02/07/2018 - 11:17am Scotch is for closers. I

Scotch is for closers. I think Evan Williams is more approriate right now.

02/07/2018 - 11:14am I'm sorry, but these comments

I'm sorry, but these comments are always so dumb. Of course it's hard to imagine choosing South Bend over Ann Arbor when you're a dedicated enough Michigan fan to be on this blog. I can't imagine choosing a pale ale over a stout, but that doesn't mean I can't imagine someone else doing so.

This rage isn't directed specifically toward you. These kinds of comments appear all over the board and I've finally lost it.

02/06/2018 - 1:08pm and you're 0 for 2 on

and you're 0 for 2 on spelling Brian correctly

02/01/2018 - 3:36pm Maybe I'm being naive, but

Maybe I'm being naive, but I'd really like to believe that number is about 2 order of magnitude smaller than 250

02/01/2018 - 3:32pm Right, I saw the link. But

Right, I saw the link. But that link doesn't provide any source for their list of "facts", which quickly and clearly delve into opinions labeled as facts. I don't necessarily disagree with the opinions, but if that's fact, it need to be supported.

The very next page from the website provides sourced statistics (, which doesn't include that outrageous number.

02/01/2018 - 3:24pm sorry for the small squabbles

sorry for the small squabbles but...
"The average number of victims a pedophile has is about 250."

I just have a really hard time believing that's anywhere remotely true. Which then make me question the validity of anything else being said.

02/01/2018 - 12:48pm absolutely. just don't plan

absolutely. just don't plan on feeling happiness again for a day or two.

01/25/2018 - 1:39pm eh, it'd be a surprise if he

eh, it'd be a surprise if he lives more than a couple years. he's never getting out, he will get absolutely torn apart in gen pop, so he'll have to stay in solitary. suicide is going to start looking real attractive very quickly.

01/24/2018 - 1:52pm So you're contending that

So you're contending that championship teams require NFL talent at every single position? Maybe I'm wrong (I'm not going to take the time to look it up), but I would be shocked if any (non-Alabama) teams had NFL players at every position on even one side of the ball.