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12/30/2018 - 12:42pm Same old, same old.

Tired…

Same old, same old.

Tired of hearing it and now with players sitting out, I'm sitting out in terms of financial support.

12/29/2018 - 4:07pm Indeed...fuck the players…

Indeed...fuck the players who decided that "I" was more important than "team."

We ought to have a rule in place that if you choose to sit out and you aren't injured, you pay back the cost of your season's scholarship and coaching.

12/29/2018 - 4:03pm Fuck the players who sat out…

Fuck the players who sat out the game and put themselves before the team.  Bush was hurt so he isn't on the list. 

12/29/2018 - 2:33pm Fuck everyone sit this game…

Fuck everyone sit this game out.

12/29/2018 - 2:20pm Fuck everyone sitting out…

Fuck everyone sitting out this game.Fuck everyone sitting out this game.

12/29/2018 - 1:32pm Fuck everyone sitting these…

Fuck everyone sitting these ganes out.

 

12/20/2018 - 6:42pm Insurance, as you laid it…

Insurance, as you laid it out, is a good start.

The next thing should be an agreement between players and schools that provides for reimbursement of some or all of the money that a player has received in the form of a scholarship and coaching  for the year if they decide to sit a game out and are healthy enough to play.

12/20/2018 - 5:16pm It's a very valid point and…

It's a very valid point and where we are heading. Straw man?  Really? What do we do when players start taking it easy as the season nears its end?  Could that have happened in the Indiana game?  Or OSU?  I assume that it didn't but I can surely see the potential for "I" before "team."

 

12/18/2018 - 3:52pm So, are you suggesting they…

So, are you suggesting they received nothing of value. Did you forget their scholarships and training expenses?  How about their careers in the NFL? Did they not receive any pleasure from playing in front of the largest crowd in the US seven times each fall?

12/18/2018 - 3:41pm Who am I to say?  I'm the…

Who am I to say?  I'm the alum that buys the four season tickets along with the now non-deductible seat license who helps support the players' time at Michigan as well as providing support for Michigan athletics.

I guess that old concept of team is no longer valid. 

Forget the 60-70K in scholarship money these guys received this year along and the staggering sum per player that is spent on coaching, nutrition and player development, probably well over150K+.  

The quid pro quo from where I sit is that if you don't want to play, then pay the money back. No one had to come here and receive this training, to say nothing about getting an education, and have the opportunity to make a lot more money in the short terms than most new Michigan grads expect to receive.

Buy insurance if you must, but play the game. 

12/15/2018 - 6:14pm Although impacting playoff…

Although impacting playoff chances, many of the teams we play are a joke.  I watched Peppers get taken out by what I thought was a cheap shot when we were playing App. State a few years ago.  It largely ruined his season.  With his abilities, why play in cream puff games?

12/15/2018 - 5:45pm These players are part of a…

These players are part of a team, and as part of the team you play the game or don't sign on the dotted line in the first place.  Find some other way to see if you will have a sports career after your college days are through. No one is saying the players haven't worked hard, but they have received benefits in exchange for that hard work.  I also suspect that most players enjoy what they do.

Tens of millions are donated to the athletic department of this University to support our teams and our "viewing pleasure."  At some point, people are going to say enough is enough and I think that day is getting close. 

12/15/2018 - 5:31pm There could be pitfalls, i.e…

There could be pitfalls, i.e., players faking injuries, but without a doctor's note saying you are injured to the point where playing/practicing should not be done, you are talking about a contract and contracts are easy to put together.  I'm sure there is a contract of sorts that is signed by every scholarship player.

You could pro rate games by the number of games played or value bowl/playoff games differently.

12/15/2018 - 5:20pm Ridiculous, imo.

If you…

Ridiculous, imo.

If you received a scholarship for a year, in addition to the 60-70K in value you received for the academic side, you received specialized training, coaching, nutrition, etc. that costs well over 100K per year.  Some claim well over 200K in certain conferences.  That training and coaching has put players into a position where the NFL is an option.

If you don't fulfill your part of the bargain by playing, then pay the fucking money back.  Did people play easy in the OSU game to protect themselves?  Or Indiana?  Where does it end?

If this is where we are heading, maybe being known as a basketball school isn't such a bad thing after all.

 

 

12/14/2018 - 4:25pm WSJ shuts me down after a…

WSJ shuts me down after a few seconds and I haven't read an article at that site lately.

12/12/2018 - 3:48pm It will be interesting to…

It will be interesting to see if the latest loss to OSU impacts ticket sales.  I know of few recent games that seemed to be as painful to the fan base as this loss.

12/12/2018 - 11:45am We haven't done terribly…

We haven't done terribly well in bowl games or big games during Brown's tenure, although the ND loss might have been more a function of lack of execution than scheme.  We did largely shut ND down after the first quarter.

12/12/2018 - 10:18am Assuming this story to be…

Assuming this story to be true, what is very disconcerting is Brown interviewing in the first place.

The OSU loss notwithstanding, Michigan will be hard pressed to find a better DC.

I haven't heard a single word from Brown since the OSU game.  Has anyone else heard a Brown interview?

12/11/2018 - 1:33pm Does anyone know if there…

Does anyone know if there are statistics for GPA/ACT/SAT scores for the low income students, and if so, where?

12/10/2018 - 3:06pm The land area of Detroit is…

The land area of Detroit is huge and in many areas, there aren't many people living in the homes that are still habitable.  The sheer size of the area requires a large presence of police and fire and the time it takes to arrive at an emergency can be long due to the distances involved. 

In essence, Detroit needs to be "compressed" into a manageable area and the rest of the area razed and this takes a lot of money.

12/10/2018 - 1:25pm IMO, Detroit will enjoy a…

IMO, Detroit will enjoy a small renaissance, but in large part what made Detroit great once was its manufacturing base.  That has shifted to other parts of the US or other countries and isn't coming back. There are strategic advantages to manufacturing in other parts of the US to say nothing of Michigan's crumbling and outdated infrastructure and that doesn't begin to touch some of Detroit's issues. 

The only real Rustbelt city to reinvent itself is Pittsburgh and they have done that on the back of a large financial industry and high-tech industry supported by a couple of very solid research-based universities.  From a population standpoint, Pittsburgh has lost a decent sized chunk of its population base. 

12/10/2018 - 10:12am It's getting ridiculous…

It's getting ridiculous...either players play or eliminate the bowl games.  I can understand not wanting to be injured, but you are part of a team and are receiving a scholarship along with some very expensive coaching.

12/09/2018 - 11:13am The system is the problem as…

The system is the problem as some of us see it; unfortunately our coach has a different opinion with a run heavy and typically run first offense.

Speaking of football, has anyone heard one word from Don Brown since the OSU game?

12/08/2018 - 8:25am I have two tickets that I am…

I have two tickets that I am looking to get rid of...they are $25 face, but I'll take less.

Email me at @gmail.com 

I live in A2 and can meet you.

12/05/2018 - 9:11am Is this the real life? Is…

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

12/03/2018 - 10:44am Fix the site so its basic…

Fix the site so its basic functions work and perhaps upgrade a few areas such as image insertion, Youtube recognition, etc. to levels that most sites have included for years and I'd be happy to pay. I used to make small annual contributions and would be happy to pay more if the site reflected 2018 standards.

And yes, content on here is generally excellent.

12/02/2018 - 3:50pm Oh yawn...not again.

Does…

Oh yawn...not again.

Does the school have any say as to where it goes?

 

 

11/27/2018 - 10:10pm Sparty looked less than…

Sparty looked less than stellar against a very average Louisville.

11/26/2018 - 12:22pm It's been going on for so…

It's been going on for so long that I have told myself to expect nothing but heartbreak and when it happens, just shrug and say "fuck it."

I never expected to be blown out but something the last few weeks hasn't felt right.

 

11/26/2018 - 3:08am DPJ also needs to learn…

DPJ also needs to learn where the first down marker is and run his routes accordingly.  If I remember right, a couple of first downs were lost due to running short routes.

11/25/2018 - 12:57pm Harbaugh is a Bo disciple…

Harbaugh is a Bo disciple and I have to believe that a power run game is the way things were done back in the day.  It would seem like a relatively easy thing to complete short passes but with this team every pass seems like work in spite of a very good QB.

There is a reason why many college offenses have switched to a pass-heavy offense and why the NFL is going in the same direction.

11/24/2018 - 4:30pm How's the run heavy offense…

How's the run heavy offense working out for you Jimmy?

The days of Bo and Woody are gone; maybe it is time to change your scheme.

11/24/2018 - 4:22pm We have nothing to look…

We have nothing to look forward to. This is where we are and probably where we will stay.  Good but not elite.

11/20/2018 - 9:03pm If it were me, I'd get…

If it were me, I'd get myself a rental car if I had Michigan plates.

11/20/2018 - 12:53am Instant classic!

Instant classic!

11/19/2018 - 3:11pm I once had boss with a sign…

I once had boss with a sign in his office that read "Results, Not Excuses." 

Harbaugh should be 3-1 against MSU too, but you know that last play where the punt didn't quite work out, or playing OSU and the play where Hoke decides that we go for two and things didn't work out either or the refs in Columbus, etc. etc. etc.

11/19/2018 - 1:14pm Until we start beating OSU…

Until we start beating OSU at least half of the time, I will look at Harbaugh as a good coach but not yet a great coach.  We are four years into the Harbaugh era and hopefully the pantry is getting stocked with the talent we need to beat the best teams we face. 

Next Saturday may start changing my mind.

11/18/2018 - 6:23pm I agree...you can sanitize…

I agree...you can sanitize the game to the point of making it so safe that it is unwatchable.

The penalty for obvious (intentional) targeting which results in injury needs to be made more severe; then people might think twice.

11/17/2018 - 8:57pm On the WTKA post-game show,…

On the WTKA post-game show, they were saying that several players had some sort of flu this past week.

11/17/2018 - 11:02am Have to disagree...some of…

Have to disagree...some of his throws are what you expect from NFL QB's, particularly some of the back shoulder throws in the end zone.  

Shea is very accurate and his ball placement has a lot to do with the lack of drops from receivers.

11/15/2018 - 2:52pm I've been there many times. …

I've been there many times.  Purdue has a very nice campus and the Lafayette area is not Ann Arbor but certainly manageable.  Purdue is not very far from Indy. Location and campus-wise, I'd rather be in West Lafayette than in a place like State College, PA.

11/15/2018 - 10:59am Final Four? Maybe...

While…

Final Four? Maybe...

While our defense was magical last night and our inside game was great, there are still two major areas that need to be improved and they are outside shooting and foul shooting.  

I've watched Beilein teams long enough to know how team play typically gets substantially better as the season progresses but we lost a ton of experience last year.

I'm not quite there yet.  Let's see how we do against NC.

11/14/2018 - 7:28pm When you lose in the NC game…

When you lose in the NC game, it is a very short revenge tour.

11/13/2018 - 2:06pm Great news...couldn't be…

Great news...couldn't be happier for Caris.

11/08/2018 - 3:35pm Zingermans Roadhouse has…

Zingermans Roadhouse has Thanksgiving dinners that need to be heated and although not inexpensive, their food is very good.  Here's a link:

http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/menus/thanksgiving/

11/07/2018 - 2:27pm You can't look that far…

You can't look that far ahead or you get yourself in trouble.  No one would have thought that OSU would have had to work hard to beat Nebraska.  One week at a time. 

I could care less who wins between Sparty and the Buckeyes.  We NEED to beat OSU regardless.  This is our time.

11/05/2018 - 12:48pm That's a hell of a price to…

That's a hell of a price to pay...you took money improperly, compromised yourself, your team and your university and your penance, according to you, is you get your ovation a few years later?  On top of that, he got tens of millions in compensation during his time in the NBA.

No apology, no forgiveness.

 

11/03/2018 - 2:53pm Anyone at the Big House, is…

To anyone at the Big House, is Gary warming up?

11/03/2018 - 9:58am Since either Bama or LSU…

Since either Bama or LSU will be gone from the top four after tonight, certainly LSU should they lose and IMO, Bama, based on their weak schedule, the only game that matters every week is our game.  We lose, we are done...hard to see a two loss team being considered for anything even if we win the B1G.

As for ND, I believe all teams in the playoffs need to have won their conference championship game...screw you SEC and ND.  ND needs to run the same gauntlet, or not be considered.

10/28/2018 - 5:37pm Could Vegas know more about…

Could Vegas know more about McSorely's knee than what the public knows?