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08/16/2018 - 9:07pm if you have to ask that…

if you have to ask that question arinix...I doubt there is much which surprises you...as I doubt you have much basis for any relevant or pertinent understanding. 

08/16/2018 - 9:02pm Point well taken and while I…

Point well taken and while I'd traditionally agree, the screen printer wasn't making them for a profit, it was a quick whim with a hot character in that time, and was only provided to UM track guys...he charged what the shirt and ink cost, and that was that. He had to destroy the screen and in the end it wasn't a big deal, but as noted, the publishers apparently felt very different and he learned a valuable business lesson...careful what you print and who sees what you print, no matter the profit or motive.

08/16/2018 - 12:34pm XM that's what I SAID...but…

XM that's what I SAID...but he swore we were related...: )

08/16/2018 - 12:33pm I played a number of years…

I played a number of years and a few beyond college, I coached an additional 15 from middle school, which is way more challenging than you would imagine when most have no clue how to dress safely, through high school. When I go to UM games, it's a lot about the memory, it's a weekend of entertaining football, and at times, predictive reads from down and distance, calling plays, but I try to avoid reading fronts, defensive packages, offensive schemes, etc...I like to watch the ball move up and down the field and appreciate what goes into it...UM games are more of a relaxing deal than continual overanalyzing everything, I spent enough of that in my youth scouting film, etc...time to enjoy the game with my son who is preparing for college next year

08/16/2018 - 9:43am really? major difference,…

really? major difference, the App State loss we had 90% of the team returning, the same team that was supposed to face OSU in the title game due to such a close GAME loss on our end, they screwed the pooch vs a tiny little school from NC. And yes, they were three-time defending champs at their level, but Toledo has been/was no slouch either...and we had ZERO talent as Lloyd gave up recruiting and helped a lot of guys leave UM when English didn't get the job...I will thump this belief forever...Lloyd was not the hero everyone paints. Sorry, he did some shady shit on the way out.

08/16/2018 - 9:39am when Gary Moeller was…

when Gary Moeller was replaced by Lloyd Carr...

08/16/2018 - 9:37am the family just lost their…

the family just lost their son to a tragic event and circumstance...yeah it's pretty bad, but at this point, the grief tends to paint a VERY clear cut all in, hang em all mentality and finality. I'm not saying Durkin should walk away without consequence, but I'd agree, letting a family grieving the loss of their son completely dictate the outcome seems a bit harsh and unfair. That's not how our legal system, as flawed as it can be...is designed.

08/16/2018 - 9:13am personally, I have a…

personally, I have a Nigerian Prince who manages all of my financials, secured data, social security information, bank statements, and passwords, pretty much anything I feel could be breached. The irony I had no idea we were related, until he sent an email telling me of my good fortune and all I had to do was send payment to his offshore account, then mail all of my data information, and he could remotely control my network and ensure my family security and privacy...it's been great so far, though I think he's still learning math a little bit, I keep asking to place 25% of my monthly income into investments and at the end of each month my account is empty. He says he made a keystroke error and not to worry he accidentally placed 100% toward the investments, in the end, I will become rich beyond my wildest dreams at a much faster rate this way, and it will only be a few more months before I can retire in luxury. I can share his email if that sounds good? /S

 

 

In all seriousness, I have a lot of digital artwork for clients, every design/template/finished product goes straight to a TB hard drive for backup. I keep it up to date every quarter. As I transition I keep core elements in a folder and burn those to disk in the event the external drive should ever fail.

08/15/2018 - 8:54pm yeah sorry, at times, the…

yeah sorry, at times, the dickish/prickish 'semantics police are FAR WORSE than any subject or OP title...some posters here need to calm the fuck down and either stop reading or learn to click and slide beyond stuff. SO WHAT it's already been posted, or ONE member doesn't get it and thus feels a need to jump down on someone's shit over it...seriously. The bully part is spot on...stop being dicks.

08/15/2018 - 11:27am meh...who cares. Hacket was…

meh...who cares. Hacket was a superstar for UM when we needed him most. If he isn't the greatest automotive executive ever, so what. Not everyone translates across different spectrums of success. He did his job and will always remain exemplary for UM cleaning up the shitpile and moving us forward.

08/15/2018 - 11:14am ehhh my screen printer would…

ehhh my screen printer would beg to differ. He created a Calvin in a Michigan track singlet, and we wore them out in Cali, somehow Waterson tracked it down, and sent an evil to cease and desist letter to him..threatening lawsuit and fines. It was ugly.

08/13/2018 - 11:02pm I am sure times have changed…

I am sure times have changed with Nike sponsorship but lo g ago several linemen I knew had piles of shoes in their locker, especially if they were starters and wanted new cleats and Falk liked them. By piles I mean 10-20 pair at any given time.

08/13/2018 - 7:19pm current ebay search shows no…

current ebay search shows no less than 8 'gold pants' trinkets for sale, 2004-2016 players/'STARTERS'

4 'NATTY' official rings from 2014

3 pair of MSU game used cleats etc....the stuff is out there, anyone can buy it, anyone can sell it. The NCAA has to just start cracking down...oh wait, they don't care. $$$$$

and a pair of Ryan Glasgow Jordans

 

08/13/2018 - 7:05pm The irony, athletics was…

The irony, athletics was worried about pieces of wood, yet they have/had equipment garage sales and everyone here knows the bulk of it goes to fleabayers. On top of that the ticket scalping and purchasing by opponent fans to ensure seats for 'the GAME' etc, are probably a bigger issue and easy to track yet they do nothing about that...but you 'steal' a piece of ancient wood from a dumpster and it's an FBI matter...OK. Pretty cool you got a piece, it would be neat to have and set up as a bench somewhere at home.

08/13/2018 - 7:05pm The irony, athletics was…

The irony, athletics was worried about pieces of wood, yet they have/had equipment garage sales and everyone here knows the bulk of it goes to fleabayers. On top of that the ticket scalping and purchasing by opponent fans to ensure seats for 'the GAME' etc, are probably a bigger issue and easy to track yet they do nothing about that...but you 'steal' a piece of ancient wood from a dumpster and it's an FBI matter...OK. Pretty cool you got a piece, it would be neat to have and set up as a bench somewhere at home.

08/13/2018 - 6:58pm well with all the car deals…

well with all the car deals down there...maybe they thought he was test driving a new vehicle every day for six months...that's normal in columbus with football staff and players from what I hear /s

08/13/2018 - 6:55pm three words

CIRCLE

OF

three words

CIRCLE

OF

TRUST

 

Translation: I TRUST that you will do something, and we will keep that stupidity in our inner CIRCLE.

08/13/2018 - 10:11am I agree with the premis it…

I agree with the premis it likely won't happen...but the idea that if it will it would have already happened....meh $38mil and loopholes tell me if they are going to do it amid the swirl of title IX and abuse, and...blah blah, this isn't something they are going to simply deliver boxes and say GTFO. They are going to dot the I and cross the T and make sure it all goes down as smoothly as possible and perhaps even find a clause out of the 38 mil...my gut tells me if it's going to happen they are going to make it stick. In Ann Arbor fans would be pissed...in Colonumbus they will shit in every cooler and burn the city, which isn't all bad honestly.

08/12/2018 - 4:01pm It kind of is as bad as YOU…

It kind of is as bad as YOU paint it...dickhead fans pay players for gold trinkets, and rather than valuing anything blowsu players regularly and openly take money, sell stuff, and it's their culture on campus. They believe they are untouchable and rules don't apply via this circle of trust horseshit...sorry spin it how you want, it's a toxic culture of expected benefits in Columbus, cash handshakes even to marginal players happen regularly...I have that fact of the matter from a home town kid who was regularly handed more money than he could spend. 

08/12/2018 - 3:54pm Wait...so urbz (aka SCum)…

Wait...so urbz (aka SCum) was selling shoes? I'm so confused.../s

08/12/2018 - 3:01pm My thought exactly, Bo or Mo…

My thought exactly, Bo or Mo would have him escorted out of the film room...shit Bo told the media to screw themselves if they wanted to film at 330 they kick at 1pm

 

08/12/2018 - 11:19am while I loathe Bama...I'd…

while I loathe Bama...I'd rather the kid ended up there than Colonumbus. At least I don't have to deal with Bama fans on a daily basis and it's a year in and year out foregone conclusion they are going to crush everyone.

08/12/2018 - 11:15am My number board personally…

My number board personally...every meet I competed in, I have the bib number spread out on a 30x40ish frame. It means a lot to me looking back on my career, probably not so much on a public wow factor.

08/12/2018 - 11:11am starting to think the class…

starting to think the class he missed/needed was US geography.

08/11/2018 - 7:31pm I've known a few turds who…

I've known a few turds who played for OSU...it's funny, the story you told sounds almost WORD FOR WORD how they describe the OSU locker room every day after practice...well except for man on man, and shitting in coolers.

08/11/2018 - 7:27pm so...what you are saying is,…

so...what you are saying is, blowSU is so shitty...they needed to pay off refs and get home cooking to survive a game  vs. a team with 2 wins in the last 17 years...yep,

08/10/2018 - 11:08pm WWTSD, I get your point of…

WWTSD, I get your point of this being a ridiculous rule...but things are bad enough, if you just brush away stuff like this, it just opens a pandora's box. Example, you clearly being an OSU guy...one of the top players has a pair of once worn game cleats, you would love to have them and help out one of your player/guys...you pay $5000 for those cleats. Some might say that's outrageous, some might say, it's your team, good for player X for getting what's his. On the flip of that...those ole Bama boys, well they can sell their cleats for $80-90,000 per pair, over...and over...and over again...because hey, southern football fans are passionate and rich...so how do you put a cap on it? Oh wait...they have a cap, they just do a shitty and at times biased version of policing it or doing jack about it. Running joke here, OH OH...UNC was caught selling shoes, they will self impose some one game ban of pre game pop tarts....but as a show of force, UNC Charlotte is about to get the death penalty because a kid sold his cleats for charity.

08/10/2018 - 11:02pm woody has a natty blows,…

woody has a natty blows, while I have never be a kool aid drinking apologist...and will OPENLY admit to shit that went down...osu fans have ZERO lattitude to talk shit about selling, trading, tatting, gold pants, cars, cash in hand etc... ANYTHING about ANY program, SEC or otherwise. Glass house isn't even close. Shut the fuck up. 

08/09/2018 - 7:41pm I assume your dumbass handle…

hey woodyfucknut I assume your dumbass handle means woody used to drink 2 natty's before assaulting opposing players and Bo chose to drink NONE of that bear piss swill...thanks for playing, go back to your job selling Coleman coolers to fellow fucknuts, they need somewhere to shit...and by the way your manager who is only 17 is looking for you.

08/08/2018 - 11:45pm uhhh except college…

uhhh except college athletics isn't a job, and too many people continue to see it that way. It's an opportunity to play and excel at sports while getting an education.  Somewhere that novelty was lost, and undoubtedly the NCAA as much as anyone has played a role in that. Yep it requires a lot of time, and effort, but it was worth every moment of it, and too many kids today use athletics as a 'tool to the league' and that's the joke. It's not a tool, there is no guarantee, enjoy it while you can, do your best, and you know what...sometimes your best isn't good enough. Any given year someone bigger, faster, and stronger can take over in an instant. That's where the education and COLLEGE piece has been missing far too long. Sad to see him go, unfortunate he has to find another program to find his fit/perhaps his recruitment was a miss.

08/08/2018 - 8:16pm meh...his statement and…

meh...his statement and attitude, they just aren't catching my attention, means he wants the hookers and blow treatment. He sounds like a pretentious little prick. BUH BYE! I'll take the humble hard working kid who's thankful to have a chance to prove himself at a school where he can focus on academics and tradition instead of how much attention coaches and recruiters give him.

 

08/08/2018 - 9:42am it's known as THEE osu for a…

it's known as THEE osu for a reason...

08/08/2018 - 9:40am I agree to a point...we…

I agree to a point...we haven't been Michigan since about 1997...Carr took over a gift and drove it into a cliff. You can tell me all you want about how 'great' he was...but bottom line, he rode high off the success for a while. If you doubt what I am saying or are just too arrogant and jaded to see it, look where the program is right now, and how long it has taken/is taking to fix things. That season of 2008 with Rodriguez was TEN YEARS AGO. My point being, MSU has benefited from our level of pathetic trajectory. With everything Michigan has to offer academically, financially, tradition, etc, it has been a rough climb for what it should have been.

As far as Milton/Patterson, I am truly hoping Milton is the guy. Nothing against Shea and if he comes out with his hair on fire and wins some big games, awesome. But where I stand, if we want to return to the 'glory days' we need to BUILD quarterbacks. Look at our defense and the recruits we pull...kids buy into Don Brown and know as a freshman they will play. If Harbaugh continues to recruit QBs only to find another grad transfer as a starter, you will never develop your own talent, and you will never land the big guns...To me if its even close, Milton is the starter snap one. Take some hits, see where he matures. We no longer need to make due with Wilton, Cone, Sherridan, and Threat for gosh sakes.

08/07/2018 - 12:31pm Live near Toledo, it was…

Live near Toledo, it was really odd. Cell service was down/overwhelmed, power outage was actually hit and miss, some areas had full power most did not. It was tough finding any service for gas etc. Today I'd think it would be exponentially worse as everything depends on the net, most no longer use cash, many no longer have a land line phone, it would cause a major disruption

08/06/2018 - 8:46pm judge as you like, to each…

judge as you like, to each their own...based on the weekly, what are you drinking posts, it's clear fitness is not the norm for most of the bloggers. I like watching the challenge, it's pretty admirable what some of them put themselves through and what they are capable of. Thanks for posting. Not a cross fitterer...but training daily, I think it's cool to watch.

08/06/2018 - 1:35pm I've played for, and coached…

I've played for, and coached with both...Some were insufferable and egotistical assholes who bullied, beat, punched, cussed, and blamed/belittled players at will. One, we counted over 60 F-bombs...(yes, best description possible) in one thirty minute rant. Dude was psychotic, no joke. I've also been involved with coaches who had high expectation, and would let you know when you screwed up...but instead of pounding on you, they would ask YOU how to fix it, and if you had no clue, smack a whistle upside your helmet, then show you what went wrong...I guess it's always been part of the 'tough' culture of football. Some kids respond some shutdown, some NEED that brutality to get it. Some, you just can't affect regardless.

times have shifted, kids are truly different in what they respond to. I've observed more kids will rise to a challenge, and know their own faults, and really don't need to hear it repeated over and over. MOST will work hard for a coach who instills work ethic and like the show, is the first to step up and own their mistakes. What they don't stand for is a liar, and someone who throws players under a bus when things go wrong. It's one of the reasons my own kid left football...he was smart enough to read between the lines, and couldn't honor nor trust his coach. It happens.

08/05/2018 - 1:22pm The normative response is he…

The normative response is he's gone...but that's not how THEE OSU rolls...they will Gene Smith it, tell everyone "there is nothing here to see" go unpunished and without consequences, just daring the NCAA to do anything which...they won't.

08/02/2018 - 7:54pm This is the kind of thing…

This is the kind of thing that at times is frustrating with the Michigan mindset...the OP was thankful and demonstrating respect for our athletics department in light of all the recent scandals at our chief rivals. There is no inference or implication that the OP was happy or delighted in the fact women were assaulted, people violated, intimidated, or otherwise. At no point did the OP claim UM was 100% clean and without fault. Some of you are just too damn literal and narrow-minded trying to squeeze anything and everything into your own egotistical myopic tunnel...get over yourself... THANK YOU UM for having a clean(er) slate in a time while so many programs are embattled in various problems of rape, assault, and other related troubles. In systems where a) the problem was known, b) the problem was known for quite some time, by quite a few people. c) the problem was covered, hidden, ignored in the name of victory. At this point, while I am confident if it hasn't already occured, it will potentially...UM has hired staff that seem to get it, and have removed staff and coaches who are not doing their job to enable and develop men and women beyond sports. Most recent example the training coordinator whatever who was intoxicated and in a big wreck...removed. At OSU, MSU, PSU, he'd likely be promoted and given a pay raise to keep quiet.

07/31/2018 - 3:41pm bought them off of the NW…

bought them off of the NW athletics site the day they were available and I am glad I did...I'd bet they will be cheaper at the stadium the day of the game, but it should be a fun game to see on the road.

07/31/2018 - 3:38pm chevy Nova 350 v8. All day,…

chevy Nova 350 v8. All day, my first car, and I'd buy one a in a heartbeat assuming they kept the retro styling.

07/25/2018 - 6:00pm B-

Offensive line, hasn't…

B-

Offensive line, hasn't been developed, and most of that is on Hoke. Linemen take time to develop, the recruitment of real players has been lacking for a long time. It goes as far back as Carr when he dialed it in at the end. As the team shifted directions toward run and shoot, then back to power with run and shoot players, UM essentially lost it's identity. I'm not going to blame Harbaugh on this one, line play isn't his direct problem.

Skill positions, receivers and even running backs have been pretty solid, but see above, hard to establish a good running game with poor line play. Higdon, Evans, and a few young bucks look to move the pile forward. Receivers have been held back by the next position of concern, QB. 

QB...this is what has hampered the program as much as anything, and I do hold Harbaugh accountable here. In the first year Ruddock stepped up and showed the potential for the program.Several top qbs have come to campus, none have shown the big time prospect status. The only 'fix' has been the grad transfer route, and with Shea Patterson I think most agree, expectation MAY exceed output, story yet to come. The problem I have here, THIS is supposed to be Harbaughs strength, the QB whisperer...and he's produced NONE...and unfortunately...there is no hope in the immediate future, unless McCaffery steps up. And honestly, if we keep trending toward the transfers...we will never develop a qb pipeline, why would a five star ever consider UM if they are going to sit pine in favor of a transfer every year? This is the biggest mark against Harbaugh in my book.

Defense...DON MFing BROWN. end. Speaks for itself, this is the primary reason for a B- not a D.

Game planning...flashes of brilliance against some big time opponents. Florida, kicked their ASS... OSU, had them on the ropes, MSU...FUUUUUCK...no way we should be 1-2 against these asshats. FUCK.

Iowa...really?... Utah, well, shiny new things, figuring it out. Penn State...we couldn't have planned anything that happened...

I have faith given a few more years than most are willing to accept, Harbaugh starts winning B1G titles...I have belief the B1G has shifted and not in our favor, and teams top to bottom are more competitive, scholarship limits are starting to level the field...it's going to be tough sledding but I believe Harbaugh will eventually get it right. I do NOT expect a national championship, and take solace in the fact Schembechler never won a national title...and he was one hell of a coach, and legend. It's not what drives me as a fan. Not losing to shit teams is a good start.  Like Beilein, I'll take GOOD but doing things by the book and doing it right over dirty titles any day.

 

07/24/2018 - 10:16pm I agree I think it's a win…

I agree I think it's a win/win for Higdon and Michigan, but it's far from arbitrary.  1,000 yards is a benchmark for a lot of backs, proving their worth/where they stand against time. Knowing he fell six yards short, and by the sound of his statement, he knows why he was short, maybe it was a wakeup call of goal setting and where he is as a player. it's refreshing to see a young kid realize he wasn't 'it' or NFL ready. Watching Last Chance U...it's remarkable how many of these kids think they are destined for 'the league' when they can't even show up to class, fit in on a team, take direction...how are they going to make it in one of the most cutthroat and competitive athletic environments anywhere?

07/24/2018 - 9:38pm well...at this point he hasn…

well...at this point he hasn't been wrong.  Time to step up and put them back in the dark where they belong...permanently.

07/22/2018 - 12:04am makes me wonder if he'd be…

makes me wonder if he'd be so flamboyant without Nexflix in his face? Many coaches are pretty wired but he seems a bit over the top with a lot of it, and it comes off as acting a little.

07/22/2018 - 12:02am I agree personally...having…

I agree personally...having played 30+ years ago too, some kids were motivated by that, some where shut down/pissed off, and not in a good way. For me, I hated being screamed at and made a fool. We had other coaches who would grab you by the pads...yep it was normal, and no we didn't actually explode or die, or anything THEN...they would get in your ear, ask what you did wrong, ask how you could fix it, and modestly kick you in the butt and move forward. Kids are dumb...they are kids. They want a boundary, but they do NOT respond to constant yelling, and more importantly, being randomly screamed at, and never sure where that line is.

Granted, from the episodes I have seen, Kingston Davis is a lazy POS and may or may not have issues I know nothing about...but how do you fail four classes at a JUCO? The coach nailed it when he said show up, shut your phone off, sit in the front, turn in your work and you will manage a C. Wholy crap how complicated is that when you are truly facing your last chance?

The QB Malik is a PUNK...he clearly has been told he's a special snowflake his entire life, and has told authority what to do...he will struggle in life beyond football. Sorry, I am all about speaking your mind, but there is a time and place you simply have to suck it up, and roll with the flow for the bigger prize.

 

07/21/2018 - 7:10pm I'll chime in as the… I'll chime in as the contrarian and say neither is worth the hoopla. Maize and Blue was just expensive for a chunk of sandwich and zingerman's was nasty... nobody in our group enjoyed what they had to eat, seemed like they tried to hard to be 'remarkable' and instead of making a good sandwich it became some snoty hobsnobbery. pass.
07/21/2018 - 7:10pm I'll chime in as the… I'll chime in as the contrarian and say neither is worth the hoopla. Maize and Blue was just expensive for a chunk of sandwich and zingerman's was nasty... nobody in our group enjoyed what they had to eat, seemed like they tried to hard to be 'remarkable' and instead of making a good sandwich it became some snoty hobsnobbery. pass.
07/21/2018 - 7:07pm kayak down the river is a…

kayak down the river is a good time, very nice that time of year and pretty cheap entertainment PURE MICHIGAN. I would suggest having THEM look at a map of campus and see what they want to do. We took our kids to Northwestern over spring break, they had areas they wanted to see and get familiar with the area. We let them guide the trip. It gave them ownership on the choices. We missed out on a campus tour and in some ways that was good, in others I feel like we missed out on the school mission/culture, etc. to each their own.

07/20/2018 - 11:29pm so far it sums up why some 5…

so far it sums up why some 5* athletes the fan base sees as an absolute need, turn out to be...absolute NEED to GO...elswhere. In the end, they are 17-year-old boys, and many were coddled and pampered all through high school. When they arrive on a college campus like UM or FSU the star power is still there, but the gives two fucks is gone. Malik as a prime example, YEP he's football smart, YEP he's gifted...but I'd have punched that fucker in the mouth the first ten minutes of practice. Sorry...you may be smart, but if the coach has a plan, you WORK with the plan...that's why it's called a plan. The pieces eventually fit together and that kid is a dangerous tool in the machine.

07/20/2018 - 11:22pm personal choice, Original…

personal choice, Original Cottage Inn...LOVE that place, my wife and I went and still go often whenever we are back in town. Just a low key atmosphere, and generally food we enjoy. Yeah I'm different.