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06/17/2018 - 12:30pm I agree with the stain…

I agree with the stain comment. That film clip is now part of who he is, forever. It will be played with the Masters jump, and the Winged foot 18 tee clips, especially if he fails to complete the slam. 

I'm certain he's ashamed of that, as he should be. 

His body of work, and off course conduct speak for themselves, though. I see him as great player and person who snapped. If he had fessed up and apologized, it would have been a 1 day story.

06/17/2018 - 12:08pm He broke a rule, and took a…

He broke a rule, and took a two stoke penalty.

Players intentionally break rules in other sports very frequently. Should a player who intentionally fouls in basketball, or spikes a ball with the clock running in football be kicked out of the game?

Golf is different in that the rules are incredibly comprehensive, and intentional rule breaking is virtually never to the players advantage.

Even in this case, what he did was a stupid from every perspective, and not to his advantage. 

06/16/2018 - 10:24pm I agree with you in…

I agree with you in sentiment. I also believe he would love to be on his G5 heading to San Diego.

But, believe it or not, there will be at least 500 fans currently holding tickets who plan on following him on his round tomorrow. If he plays well, he will get some air time for his sponsors. He will meet with the press, sign autographs, and do what is expected of him.

He broke a rule, and he paid the penalty. The rules are always being argued, but he played within the rules. 

I personally take more umbrage to the Tiger ruling at Augusta. 

06/16/2018 - 9:37pm It is not irrelevant at all…

It is not irrelevant at all. I'm a former USGA rules official.

The applicable rule is 14-5, not 1-2, because he made a stroke on a moving ball. If you are asking why 14-5 exists, and only 1-2 should exist, the answers exceed the character limit. 

The rule applied to the situation is always the rule which most closely matches the circumstances: 14-5.

Please do not misconstrue my interpretations as support of his action.

Not only is he of the games greatest icons, Phil is a great guy. He's incredibly generous and charitable in ways he insists keeping private. I know he's mortified at what he did. He knows his spin control lacks rotation, as what he did was stupid, even from a game/rules management perspective. He should have taken his medicine. If he wanted to "be smart" or make a statement, he should have taken an unplayable. He snapped. Plain and simple.

06/16/2018 - 8:44pm He did not stop the ball. He…

He did not stop the ball. He made a stroke while the ball was moving, and it almost went in the hole.

He broke the rule, and paid the penalty.

(Not that I think what he did was OK, but the rules are the rules).

06/16/2018 - 8:26pm Almost all players, almost…

Almost all players, almost always, would prefer to be off the green, in the water or in a bunker as opposed to a 2 stroke penalty. Also, any player that knows the rules knows that you can take an unplayable lie anywhere but in a water hazard, for a 1 stroke penalty.

It would have been more embarrassing for the USGA if Phil had allowed his ball to roll off the green, took an unplayable lie, and putted over again. It would have been smarter, as only a one stroke penalty would have been assessed. 

In any event, the story now is the USGA, and how they had a chance to redeem themselves after the 2004 event, and came up with something even worse.

05/16/2018 - 9:15pm Go Blue!

Go Blue and Go Kyle!

Thanks to WD for the well written synopsis.

I'm still working for my seven birdie round!

04/29/2018 - 10:07pm The Future

I'd like updates to the sound system. Specifically, all players and coaches miked, on both sides, with channel selection up to the spectator, available on WiFi.

I'd like updates in A/V as well. Cameras on every player. Drone coverage. Virtual reality.

On second thought, I'd like bench seats so hard no one wants to sit. Alpha numeric scoreboard and PA only. That's it.

NOTHING to take away from The Team. The Team. The Team.

I believe the interior of the stadium should stay as timeless as the Roman Colesseum.

I agree with your concourse idea, though. I think something honoring Brady, in particular, and maybe even all Super Bowl Cahmpion alums would be nice. Some sort of Brady memorial, to me , is as inevitable as it is deserved.

As for bricks and plaques, been there. Promise me someone like DB won't throw them away before even giving me the common courtesy of time enough to croak, then maybe.

04/29/2018 - 12:14am Floyd Mayweather kind of

Floyd Mayweather kind of money

04/28/2018 - 1:16pm What punters are saying

10-1 to 12-1 odds before the Patterson ruling

If the pros think Michigan has a great chance to go undefeated or 1 loss, who am I to argue!

Go Blue!…

04/27/2018 - 9:13am You don't undersatnd because you can't.

No one can understand.

It's amazing how imperfect the draft process is, especially considering the stakes.

Is Josh Rosen right in his post draft comments, or is he destined to another Drew Henson? (Who I never imagined would not make it).

Malik McDowel? Charles Rogers? Tom Brady?

It's all terribly speculative.

I just wonder if the NFL will ever see robots on the field...


04/23/2018 - 11:35am I'm interested in after 2021

You know you can read about the histiry of the series on line, right?


04/22/2018 - 11:14pm Knee Jerk

My suspicion is that you are correct. I was hoping for insider info to prove me wrong.

May Fritz Crisler not roll in his grave.....


04/22/2018 - 11:11pm Light Bulb that's what the stupid "there are" thing means....


01/29/2018 - 9:59am Litigation

I will preface by saying that I have no idea how such things work, but it occured to me:

At some point soon, the litigation will begin.

If every victim is awarded 20 million, MSU is about $200,000,000.00 short in it's current reported endowment to cover compenastion to victims.

MD and TI, if they don't resign, won't stay around long if they are not getting paid. (Sarcasm)

This could change MSU in ways no one can imagine.

It's a man made disaster of epic proprtions. Nassers victims will be both direct, and indirect. There is no telling where this will go, or what MSU will be when it's over.

Horrible for the State of Michigan.

01/13/2018 - 11:53am Ouch is Right

I was fortunate enough to attend the '97 Rose Bowl. When WA St took possession for the final drive of the game, I turned to my best friend and said "If they score, it will make the last play of the CO game look like the best play I have ever seen."

On some level, the painful moments make the sweet moments all the more sweet.

At least that's my rationalization!

01/13/2018 - 11:09am RIP

The sounds of my youth resonated with voices of the likes of Cosell, Harwell, and Keith Jackson.

All were appreciated, and all are missed.



Michigan Moments:

Best Calls:

Origin of Whoa Nellie:

12/14/2017 - 10:09pm Reading comprhension 2.0


I never posted what you imply.

I never posted about what people believe about NN.

I have to hand it to you though, expert reverse straw man.

12/14/2017 - 8:29am Reading Comprehension

"It's bad if you believe.." is what was posted.

That's what many people seem to believe. For those people, the proposed changes are bad, regardless of the reality of the current service delivery and pricing.

12/14/2017 - 8:20am Apologies

It seems I have been misinformed.

Please post a link that divulges what Netflicks pays ISPs to carry their content. I can't find that info.

The customer is payment to ISPs is more complicated than it seems. You pay a fee for speeds "up to." The charges are based on average use accross all subscribers, not peak use from everyone. If everyone used netflix, the system would be so slow people would be lighting torches and marching.

The fundamental flaw in the Netflix business model is that if they were forced to pay their fair share, they would be O O B.

12/14/2017 - 8:14am 5.6 Billion pounds per year

I guess a plateu is a good start, but most people on this rock don't have access to what you recommend, let alone abilty to pay for them.

The enemies are not chain restaurants. They are only the dealers. You need to go after the cartels to make a dent.

12/14/2017 - 8:06am If you want to something about it....

Use that 5 minutes to pray about.

There's a higher probablity prayer will result in something being done about it.

You will also feel better.

12/14/2017 - 7:58am Key to life

That's pretty much the key to life: laugh about it. I'm old. Take it from me, I've seen a lot.

The bottom line:

The man knows what you are doing. You are on this site for free.

He's challenged because you left TV and newspapers, because he was making money off of you watching TV and reading newspapers.

The man must make money. The man is smart, and he will find a way.

The man will be paid.

It's just a question of how, when and how much.

The from whom?


12/14/2017 - 7:43am Depends on one's perspective

It's bad if you believe internet services should be free, or cost the same for everyone, regardless of use.

It's purported to be good if you think those serviices should be metered like electricity, gas, and water.

It's a horrible mess because of the usaul dysfunctionality of government, and the opportunistic nature of corporations.

Just consider one company: Netflix.

They get a free ride to everyone's home. They don't pay for the pipelines, the hardware or software that delivers their services to our homes. They can survive by charging a nominal fee only because they are allowed to operate as they do.

Is it fair my neighbor will be forced to pay incrreasing ISP prices because I choose to download 4 K content all day?

Like most political messes, it's a mess. And, like most political messes, the entities with the power will win, and those without, will pay.

Don't worry about it...worry about asteroids, or multi drug resistant bugs, or the contamination of our water supply by fracking and pesticides.

This internet thing is just a fad.

12/07/2017 - 7:26am Failure Rewarded

In a world where public universities give coaches that fail over $10,000,000.00 to walk away, and the NFL gives their failed leader a $20,000,000.00 a year extension, sounds like he got screwed. He needs a new agent.

11/05/2017 - 10:06am Pity

For as long as they wear those atrocious unis, I shall reserve my pity.

Grind them up.

Go Blue!

06/16/2017 - 10:43am Deal

It sounds like a great deal to me.

Try to put a price on the publicity that was generated. They got at least a 10X return on that, alone.

I'm surprised the bill was that low. Guys their size should really be flying 1st class.

Thanks to those who made it possible. Go Blue!

06/15/2017 - 6:58pm Good Kid

I've seen this kid for years. He's everything anyone could look for in a student athlete representing their University.

UNC is a great school, and a great fit. No disrespect to him at all, but UM was not a fit for him. If he is going to make it to the next level, and I think he can, a place where he has the best chance to be "The Man" early is best for him.

Michigan has the luxury of maintaining a stable of guys like him. That's our new reality. No need to bash this kid. He reminds me of a young Tom Brady. I'm not saying he will have 5 rings, just that I think I see that he has "IT."

With that being said, people who are well paid to know better did not close the deal on him. All the best Tyler! Make your dreams come true!

06/13/2017 - 11:22am Fake News?

It seems kind of strange that in the midst of such a celebration, someone would call a vote on this subject.

Maybe Dennis Rodman can smooth things out.




06/02/2017 - 8:38am Thanks, EM

Well written.

You said it all.

He was the eye of the hurricane.

05/06/2017 - 10:42am Arizona

He has not yet worn out his welcome. I live in PHX and work with many AZ alums. They are a different breed when it comes to sports, especially football. The people I know don't realistically think they can attract a better coach. And, they are more interested in basketball. They expect down years, and believe that with the right talent, he will cyclically have good years. They are content, at least for now.

Tucson is a strange place, and recruiting has to be brutal. A coach can recruit Mexico, to the South, or drive West all night to the doorsteps of USC and UCLA.

To the North, they can recruit PHX, but what little talent comes out (very little for a city of it's size) wants out of AZ, and certainly does not want to downgrade by moving to Tucson.

To the East, it's New Mexico, which they drive right through to try and get kids from TX and OK....

Not only is Tucson in the middle of nowhere, I don't believe they have even completed an indoor training facility facility for football. (If they have, it has been very recently completed).

My car read 110 on the way home from work yesterday.

02/11/2017 - 6:02pm Thank you for posting this

Thank you for posting this notice.

His passing should not go without the appropriate condolences and respect for a man who lived his life so well.

I would have liked to have had the honor of meeting him.

Maybe on the other side...

01/26/2017 - 11:44am Offer List

Great news, and welcome! Choosing Michigan was one of the best decisions of my life, and I'm old.

Can one of you guys who follow recruiting closely comment on his offer list?

I can't remember seeing a kid that has so much obvious potential, so highly ranked, yet with so few offers. 2 TX schools, 2 NM schools and AZ. Nothing from the West coast.

Did he choose to not participate in the process to the same degree as most recruits?


01/20/2017 - 10:55pm Yep. Exactly, as far as the

Yep. Exactly, as far as the first two.

Butt was never in question. He was always in the Butt.....

No other similar stories to speak of, or you would have listed them.

In or out. No problem either way. But if you are wavering, stay the [email protected]$k out.

That's my personal opnion. Sticking with it to the end.

01/20/2017 - 10:34pm No need to wait.

No need to wait.

Already have. Every last one of them since 1967.

No need to wait, pantymeister.

01/20/2017 - 8:38pm Arbitrarily, not

Arbitrarily, not accidentally, but essentially otherwise correct...

01/20/2017 - 8:34pm Kind of stange Michigan would

Kind of stange Michigan would waver, but OSU would full court press.

I respect the choice of everyone. I just don't want guys that don't buy into the Michigan difference, all things considered.


01/20/2017 - 8:31pm Harbaugh, d, b. Remember

Harbaugh, d, b. Remember that.

01/20/2017 - 8:29pm Never heard it was a tough

Never heard it was a tough time deciding for him. Neither did you.

01/20/2017 - 8:26pm I undeniably, possitively,

I undeniably, possitively, indesputebly, and positivoly agree

01/20/2017 - 8:20pm Choice

More power to him.

I don't want anyone who has a tough time decideing between us and them.

I want guys that want to be Michigan Men.

All aboard, or get out of the way. Full speed ahead for Michigan.

01/19/2017 - 7:26pm Your post and his farewell

Your post and his farewell post are both very well written. His post is exemplary of a Michigan Man.

Congratulations on your degree, Mr Shallman, and thank you for representing the University of Michgan in an exemplary manner.

May you contiue to make choices that perpetually snowball into greater success and happiness.

Go Blue!

09/10/2016 - 8:34pm You raise some good points. I

You raise some good points. I was also thinking:

Maybe the staff were heading the same way as in the HI game, but the second TD changed their outlook.

Maybe they saw all they needed to see from the underclassmen in the HI game, and now they are being more selective in their utilization, and also considering red shirt options.

Probably a combination of execution, all of the above, and other things amateurs like me can't see.

Nice win, all the same. It's great to have some blowout wins again. Not too long ago, I was holding my breath with every punt reception...

Go Blue! Enjoy the ride!


07/14/2016 - 8:11am Nearly drown in lake Huron

Nearly drown in lake Huron after a windsurfing mishap.

Initiallly stunned, then fought, then panicked. Then I sank. Sinking to the bottom was one of the most peaceful moments of my life, and I no longer fear death.

I snapped out of it and swam to the surface.

07/02/2016 - 10:05am It's not pressure to inform a

It's not pressure to inform a prospect that although the team would love for him to join them, the team is running out of spots.

That's just open, honest, mutually beneficial communication. That's the way I expect Michigan to execute its recruiting game plan.

07/01/2016 - 9:40pm It's from the Hello Honigford

It's from the Hello Honigford piece.

07/01/2016 - 8:52pm He, and the others, have been

He, and the others, have been notified that "The addition of Honigford means they can probably only take three of their four main targets on the O-line, which are Kai-Leon Herbert, TJ Slaton, Cesar Ruiz, and Isaiah Wilson."

He was told to feel free to wait, but the ship may sail without him. If he knows he wants a spot, he needs to join the crew.

Of course, that's just my theory.....

03/27/2016 - 11:39pm I don't care. We all don't

I don't care. We all don't care. I don't knoe what upvoting is or means, and I don't care.

I don't know what I di d, and I don't care.

Only an imbicile would care, of that I am 100% sure.

03/27/2016 - 11:05pm I don't even know what

I don't even know what upvoting means. Seemed kind of silly. Won't do it again.

I guess my thought is "Why is it even possible, and what imbicile would care?"

03/27/2016 - 10:26pm Are you familiar with the

Are you familiar with the concept of advertising?

How many commercials do you see for entities that "were (not) pretty well known before."

I bet that the PR value of the camp dramatically exceeding the expectations of IMG, and the MI negotiators. Good for IMG.

In the future, Michigan will point tom the PR value when negotiating the next deal, if a deal is allowed by the NCAA.