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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?

10/28/2018 - 10:55am I agree...could be a tight…

I agree...could be a tight game, If, and its a big "if," Gary and Black are both back at full strength, we are in a better position on both O and D than we have been all year.  I'm of the opinion that Michigan has better skill players than PSU.  I also believe that Harbaugh has put a bit of a leash on Shea in that not making a mistake has become paramount over a much more aggressive passing offense.  Maybe its time to loosen things up.

 

10/22/2018 - 11:17am A good coach assumes…

A good coach assumes responsibilities that extend far beyond the playing field when a player commits.  In the case of football, a coach is tasked with turning boys into men, not only on the playing field but in the classroom and as responsible adults.  There is a great deal of love, sometimes tough love, between a coach and his  players and it flows in both directions.  This was one of those moments.

10/16/2018 - 11:55am The weather is the same for…

The weather is the same for both teams.  If you want to be considered championship caliber you do what you have to do to win.

10/09/2018 - 2:58pm Having a personal connection…

Having a personal connection to a university would not, per se, create a nexus when someone acts in an illegal or violative manner that has nothing to do with the university.  It's a bit far fetched, but It would be like blaming U of M for Larry Nassar's heinous acts because Nasser attended Michigan for undergraduate school.

10/08/2018 - 5:47pm You are giving a pass to…

You are giving a pass to Tressel, a "quality human being" for lying? Remember the billboard that said "Liar, Liar, Vest on Fire."  It wasn't inaccurate.

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/billboard-mocking-ohio-states-jim-tressel-appears-along-michigan-interstate/

10/08/2018 - 5:07pm I, too, don't want to see…

I, too, don't want to see players injured, but it goes back more than a few years. If my memory serves me right, wasn't Bielma's response to holding during a game with Michigan to go for the knees, and didn't a Michigan lineman have a knee injury from such a cheap shot?

10/07/2018 - 9:17pm LSA, you are obviously a…

LSA, you are obviously a good guy to do what you do as a mod, but in my not so humble opinion, this weekly thread, which was cute once or twice, really seems a bit over the top.

On top of that, when games are close or their is a lousy call, it's obvious the language goes south. When you win by half a dozen TD's, then not so much.

I, for one, would not miss this thread.  Perhaps others disagree.

 

10/06/2018 - 11:34am  I live in the south end of…

 I live in the south end of Ann Arbor… It’s raining like crazy with thunder and lightning at 11:33. 

10/04/2018 - 4:24pm I'd be happily surprised if…

I'd be happily surprised if this additional funding would help much.  There are enough out-of-state students from wealthy homes looking to attend Michigan so the tuition for non-Michigan students can be disgustingly high and cover some of the sins that this University's bloated personnel register has created.

10/04/2018 - 4:06pm If seeing the "other guys"…

If seeing the "other guys" play is your thing, that's great....seriously.  I, OTOH, like competitive games and would love to have 12 tough games a year assuming everyone else did also even with the downside of more losses.

I live in Ann Arbor now, but that is relatively recent.  When my sons were at U of M as OOS students and my wife and I would come from Maryland to a game, the cost for a weekend after adding in airline tickets, rental car, hotels (at inflated prices during game weekends), meals, and typically 400-500 per ticket gets expensive.  For the money such a weekend costs, I want a game that is something I will remember.

10/04/2018 - 12:20pm HDTV is a game changer and…

HDTV is a game changer and for many fans, the cost of attendance is onerous. On top of that, entertainment options have increased exponentially over the last few decades and along with that, some of the interest in football may be waning simply due to interest in other items.

Add the cream puff blowouts to the equation which get boring as hell after the first quarter and there are problems.

10/04/2018 - 11:51am Thank you....I was looking…

Thank you....I was looking for current valuation and your link, as you noted, is as of June, 2017.

10/04/2018 - 11:48am Much of the money in the…

Much of the money in the endowment fund is earmarked for a particular purpose other than giving financial assistance to students, i.e., medical research and must be used accordingly.

10/04/2018 - 10:52am Impressive...wonder if Larry…

Impressive...wonder if Larry Page has ever dipped deeply into his pocket and made a large gift to Michigan.

Does anyone know the current endowment number?  It is easy to find for 2017, but not for 2018.

Is there a place where one can view the investments that Michigan has made with its endowment money. 

10/02/2018 - 1:37pm Leaders and Best!!

A big…

Leaders and Best!!

A big deal, actually.

10/01/2018 - 11:22am Has anyone sent this table…

Has anyone sent this table to Warde?

10/01/2018 - 7:57am That makes the case for…

That makes the case for buying on Stubhub or other online sites that sell e-tickets.

09/30/2018 - 4:04pm The offense is not what any…

The offense is not what any of us expected.  The O-line, as we have discussed ad nauseum is part of the problem, but it would seem that the O is why we are paying Harbaugh megabucks.  On O, we aren't getting our money's worth.

Does anyone know when Black/Evans are returning, assuming Black comes back this season? JH seemed to not discount that possibility.

09/29/2018 - 8:22pm We won the game,  That is…

We won the game,  That is all that counts.

At the end of tonight, there will only be one team in the B1G with fewer losses.

D gave up 202 yards and shut NW down for three quarters.

So get off the coaches.

09/29/2018 - 7:35pm Between reffing and…

Between reffing and commercials, football is . becoming unwatchable,

09/29/2018 - 7:18pm Need a pick six.  D has shut…

Need a pick six.  D has shut them down for almost two quarters.

09/29/2018 - 7:18pm Need a pick six.  D has shut…

Need a pick six.  D has shut them down for almost two quarters.

09/29/2018 - 6:55pm Lots of screw ups by…

Lots of screw ups by receivers...not Patterson.

09/29/2018 - 5:45pm Time for a pick 6.

Time for a pick 6.

09/29/2018 - 5:17pm These fucking ads are…

These fucking ads are ruining football.

09/29/2018 - 5:15pm D is starting to figure…

D is starting to figure things out...time for the O to wake up.

09/29/2018 - 5:01pm I'd sure hate to go to war…

I'd sure hate to go to war with some of you next to me in a foxhole.

 

09/29/2018 - 5:01pm I'd sure hate to go to war…

I'd sure hate to go to war with some of you next to me in a foxhole.

 

09/29/2018 - 11:12am I've been at all the UTL's…

I've been at all the UTL's...even at UTL I, the student section was the only part of the Stadium that was solidly maize. 

Talk about an electric atmosphere...the end of UTL I was as good as I have ever seen.

09/20/2018 - 4:07pm I have had two hernia…

I have had two hernia operations.  The surgery is not a big deal, assuming what Bosa had was similar, but I was told to not lift more than 10 pounds for six weeks,after each surgery and I'm a gym rat.

Bosa is gone after this year and stands to have a huge pay day.  I don't care if he is back or not but he is a talent and if it were me, I'd be conservative with my recovery.

09/18/2018 - 1:49pm If CTE is occurring in…

If CTE is occurring in significant numbers, and this seems to be the case, is there not an ethical issue that a university should consider or are players just a bunch of mercenaries with no wages?

FWIW, youth football is down over 20 percent, so some parents are looking at it.  Our high school in the Maryland suburbs could not field a team last year due to lack of participation.

09/17/2018 - 4:47pm You left a few things out.

You left a few things out.

TV dollars is a double edged sword.  It is helping to provide teams with the ability to pay ridiculous salaries to coaches and have great facilities, but it is also killing the game with media timeouts.  Add miserable reffing to the equation, interminably long reivews,  CTE, a very significant reduction in the number of kids playing football and one has to wonder just how long college football is going to be with us.  In addition different kick-off rules and targeting are changing the way the game is played.  Then you have the cream-puff games, including some of the teams in the B1G and the absurdly high ticket prices. 

It's getting a bit hard to justify.

09/12/2018 - 7:23pm While I may get an…

While I may get an occasional neg, it isn't something that happens a lot.  I find this whole point thing to be similar to being back in elementary school.  

It is ridiculous when half the OP's start out by apologizing for committing the mortal sin of posting something that might have been done before. If you've read about it already, why berate someone who is trying to share information? 

Half of these threads have little substance until one gets to about half way through when snide remarks or cutesy comments finally end and substantive posts begin.

 

09/11/2018 - 2:48pm I'd suggest you read about…

I'd suggest you read about due process of law, why it was incorporated into the Fifth Amendment what it means and the situations in which it would and should apply, including wrongly being expelled from a university and the potential for the loss of opportunity and reputation that one could experience. 

After you try a few dozen cases on both the civil and criminal sides of the ledger, let's have another discussion about "preponderance of the evidence" vs "beyond a reasonable doubt."

09/11/2018 - 9:41am Patterson's end-zone TD pass…

Patterson's end-zone TD pass to DPJ was a thing of beauty.  It was the type of pass you see in the NFL but very infrequently in college football.

I think I'll stick with Patterson too.

09/11/2018 - 9:34am This "condescending asshole"…

This "condescending asshole" as you so eloquently put it has more faith in the legal system than a quasi-judicial hearing conducted by a university.  Between a proceeding headed by a professor or some other party with a few hours of reading an administrative manual and a court proceeding with constitutional protections that allow an accused to deeply probe the intent of the accuser and witnesses and a prosecutor in front of a jury, I'll take the latter.  Every time.

I've heard of many instances where the university-based proceedings end up in court; so much for anonymity.  Or, perhaps it is an athlete and because he/she is high profile, you now find it acceptable that public disclosure be allowed.

Your only contention is that it is hard to get a sexual assault conviction, so let's avoid that and go the easy way with a reduced evidentiary standard and throw out constitutional safeguards because getting thrown out of a university is no big deal and no one every finds out the reasons why. Maybe if you were put into the situation of someone wrongly accused of of sexual assault with your university as the judge and jury, you might feel differently.

Is our judicial system perfect?  Hell no, but it sure as shit beats the alternative you have proposed.

09/11/2018 - 8:27am I guess I should say thank…

I guess I should say thank you for making my case.

You might want to do some reading on the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to our Constitution. I've provided a link to the Fourteenth.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/amdt14efrag7_user.html

Your contention that being expelled from a university is no big deal as there is anonymity within the process makes my eyes roll.  Really?  Is this an example of anonymity?

https://www.michigandaily.com/sports/former-kicker-brendan-gibbons-expelled-sexual-misconduct

As I said in my initial post, sexual assault is a heinous act.  At the same time, I don't want to see someone punished unless there is actual proof that the alleged act took place.

09/10/2018 - 10:50pm I'm comfortable with a high…

I'm comfortable with a high bar created by constitutional safeguards that provide for due process.   I can't accept the opinion that because sexual assault convictions through the criminal justice system are difficult, let's throw out a few hundred years of criminal jurisprudence because something else is easier to implement, whether the outcome is correct or not.

This isn't about getting a demerit because you were late to study hall, it is about the potential to screw up the rest of one's life over often, on university campuses, what are "he-said, she-said" situations that are frequently exacerbated by the addition of alcohol and/or drugs.

At least the standard is back to "beyond a reasonable doubt." If only the DOE would drop college-run sexual assault hearings and leave that to the criminal justice system.