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11/19/2018 - 6:48pm I think it’s a pretty big…

I think it’s a pretty big deal. Even if there isn’t a ton of specific play info, he has to understand Meyer’s thought process better than anyone on the staff. 

11/11/2018 - 3:23pm I honestly don't get how…

I honestly don't get how people are unable to grasp that we are given a snapshot and sometimes things change.  I work in medicine and can't tell you how many times stuff changes.  
People find out all the time that doctors have decided to go a different route.  No surgery to remove the tumor. No radiation to the brain.  Diagnosis, like, the thing we are all treating you for, has changed.

I don't read every post on the board, but I've also never seen him pound his chest either.  I agree the ND comments seemed off, but whatever.  Appreciate whatever info we can get.  

11/10/2018 - 10:18am Reading P/CP is the reserved…

Reading P/CP is the reserved for the first thing I do after I finish my morning coffee.  It's not that the act I'm involved is in any way a commentary on what I'm reading.  Quite the contrary.  Like any piece of art consumed, whether screen or written word, there is always something lost when you are interrupted.  Having a family means you will inevitably be interrupted if they see your face staring into the soul of your phone.
So, during this reserved time without intrusion, I have the opportunity to read such wit and brilliance.  I laugh heartily, and possibly even chortle or snort.  I have no cares if I do either, as I'm enjoying myself too much to worry.
But then I leave the bathroom after finishing all the tasks that I had set out for.  My family stares at me with a mixture of confusion and contempt.  What could have possibly been that funny to make those kinds of noises in there.
It then becomes perfectly clear to me.  For my family, I am the fourth stripe.  

Confusion grips me and I'm uncertain if I should find some Axe body spray or a stadium hot tub to jump into.  Aware, but not fully aware, of what I should do next, I grab my teddy bear and small magnets. 

11/10/2018 - 7:28am I have noticed that as well…

I have noticed that as well.  I love the game within the game, and am always impressed when people keep a public tally as BeatOSU has done.  
I bet Purdue straight up against OSU and it paid x 4.  I bragged to my friends that I called it.  Then I lost said profits because I jumped on Purdue +2 immediately that following Sunday thinking I was getting in before the line changed.  Shockingly, I didn't tell as many friends about that bet. 

I've been watching that MSU/OSU line all week, of course it's been essentially static.  Still don't know what to make of it.  As much as I pride myself on gambling detachment, I can tell I've got too much emotion on that one to place a bet.  Regardless of how much I waiver, I'm positive I'll see the ending and be like "I totally knew that would happen."

11/07/2018 - 2:14pm I appreciate the OP posting…

I appreciate the OP posting this article. I agree that “no bombshell” is a correct phrase here as it is MSU - they clearly are an irredeemable trash university. I’m not making a regional dig here, but think of how big a deal this would be if it was at a university that actually had shame or gave a shit what people thought about them. 

11/03/2018 - 9:47am So good.  So.  Fucking. …

So good.  So.  Fucking.  Good.

Thanks, as always.

11/01/2018 - 5:57am 6 teams

Top 2 seeds get…

6 teams

Top 2 seeds get BYES

3 hosts 6, 4 hosts 5

That preserves the integrity of value to the regular season, with every couplet having extreme value over the one below it. No one with 1 loss from a power conference is going to be 7 or worse. If you are at 7, you had TWO losses and can’t complain. Also, home playoff games probably eradicates certain diseases because on-campus excitement would be absolutely incredible. 

10/31/2018 - 11:44am Fuck it. Divide by zero…

Fuck it. Divide by zero after Saturday. 

 

/I’ve always been here

10/29/2018 - 5:40pm You are far too kind to say…

You are far too kind to say we’d only be hungry. Many people, myself included, would probably be dead. 

/Tips Hat

10/28/2018 - 11:38am Love this idea as a…

Love this idea as a recurring Sunday thread.  M -7.5, IMO

10/27/2018 - 12:05pm Not sure about before the…

Not sure about before the game, but they were definitely the victims for 4 quarters that afternoon. 

10/27/2018 - 9:52am This guy (thumbs pointed at…

This guy (thumbs pointed at WitchitanWolverine)

I used to have season tickets, but elected to give them up about 5 years ago. It had nothing to do with record. When you have a small child, Saturdays are the days for gymnastics meets, soccer games, Girl Scout Fast Traxk, et al.  My ladies are going to be gone next weekend, though. Thinking I may have to grab the guys and go scalp some tix. 

10/20/2018 - 6:13pm Even though the villain was…

Even though the villain was obvious in those cartoons, I would miss who it was until the reveal. Now here I am, decades later, and I still can’t figure it out in time. I mean, OF COURSE it was Hornibrook. 

Strong work, OP

10/15/2018 - 8:59pm If this season keeps moving…

If this season keeps moving in the right direction, that will be the official statement moment of “We’re back, everyone who’s been on our case can fuck right off.”

I get super righteous about the way guys conduct themselves on the field (Felton Davis waving to the PSU crowd after his TD kind of stuff infuriates me).  Had 0% issue with that penalty. It was joy, not taunting. And, all the haters can fuck right off. 

10/15/2018 - 10:55am Yeah, but if we only did it…

Yeah, but if we only did it ONCE against Alabama, would that really prove anything?

 

/s

10/06/2018 - 9:07am I would feel very confident…

I would feel very confident about beating that hybrid team. Especially without them having time to practice much together. 

10/04/2018 - 9:08am Agree. Also love how much he…

Agree. Also love how much he’s got everyone’s back. “Criticize the old dude, but not the players.”  That gave me chills. I’m 40, so I’m past the point of idolizing current players. But Brown is a dude and a role model. So proud to have him representing Michigan. 

10/01/2018 - 7:03pm Fuck Penn State, but that…

Fuck Penn State, but that white out is awesome.  

10/01/2018 - 1:00pm That's absolutely insane.  I…

That's absolutely insane.  I was unaware of that story. 

09/22/2018 - 3:47pm That would be awesome. Great…

That would be awesome. Great, complete effort today. We looked fantastic and, IMO, we are on a really nice improvement trajectory.  Despite week 1, I think this is going to be a special season. Go Blue!

09/20/2018 - 8:16am I am a romantic and I…

I am a romantic and I understand that my view is utterly naive. I feel that the world is a dark and sometimes miserable place. Universities should be our collective ray of light that punctures the darkness. They are our most important arsenal for liberty. As such, universities should be held to the highest possible ethical standards. No gray areas, no compromise, no excuses. 

09/19/2018 - 5:49am That comment is more…

That comment is more exciting to me than Hill's SPARQ rating.  

06/16/2018 - 11:39am I would enjoy seeing your…

I would enjoy seeing your avatar and feeling a connection to it like I did 10-15 years ago.  

/soon
/hopefully

04/26/2018 - 6:43am Agree completely.

A true leader would have done all of this behind closed doors.  No pressure.  Each guy gets a chance to speak for themselves, maybe even anonymously.  After the decision is made, he goes to the media and says "As an entire team we decided ____."

I also think the threshold has to be very low on how many guys need to disagree for him to remain off the team.  I don't know what that number is, but I'm sure whatever Dantonio's number is, it's much bigger than mine. 

04/22/2018 - 8:47am Dude, Alabama is actually

a really nice state . . .

. . .

For me to POOP on!

04/15/2018 - 7:15am You nailed it.

Reminds me of the "Leftorium" episode of the Simpsons where Homer is calling everyone to ask them to help out Flanders.
"Hey, remember when I paid you back the money I owed you?  Yeah, well I now I need you to do a favor for me."

04/12/2018 - 12:21pm Couldn’t agree more.

I’m a Michigan grad, wife is an MSU grad (legacy family). We’ve always joked about the unseen “Cold War” for our 9 year old daughter’s interest. As far as I’m concerned, MSU is now, literally, the last major university I would want her to attend. This is no longer a rivalry “look who’s better” sort of thing.
I’m so fucking sick of the “yeah, but doesn’t this sort of stuff happen everywhere” garbage that friends and family spout. No. No, the largest serial sexual assault case in American history, followed by extensive institutional coverup and pervasive sexual assault culture doesn’t happen everywhere.

04/07/2018 - 11:32am Like many bad things,

I still feel that story deserves more scrutiny.
Especially when you add that in to his “boys will be boys” rape defense. I used quotes because that’s almost verbatim what his actual statement was when coaching at CMU.

04/02/2018 - 5:10pm Unfortunately,

the way he talks, I’m quite certain it always has been the least of his problems.

04/02/2018 - 10:56am Michigan beating Villanova

77-71 was my official bracket tiebreaker score. No need to change it now.

03/31/2018 - 8:20pm Hugging everyone I see!

What a comeback!!!!!

03/25/2018 - 6:46pm As the OP said,

advantageous to have the early slot if you win.  That's fantastic. 

03/25/2018 - 6:43pm Frozen Four in his first year

back on campus.  Great to have Mel back!  Great to be a Michigan Wolverine!

03/25/2018 - 6:42pm Last time this happened to a school,

(MSU), they set their campus on fire.  So, since we won't do that, we already have fared better without even playing the games.  

03/25/2018 - 12:27pm I love how definitive he is in his praise.

Sometimes you get the feeling that coaches in that situation are just giving lip service. “Expertly” and “familiar territory” are statements made by someone who is not insecure about his fan base favoring another coach/sport.

03/24/2018 - 12:24pm 228968

228968

03/22/2018 - 9:47pm This is probably Beilein's best

team and they're playing like it in March.  

03/18/2018 - 12:21am I find this outcome

rather pleasing.

 

/OMG!!!!!!

03/04/2018 - 6:41pm And again,

We know this banner is never coming down.

02/28/2018 - 7:10pm Does anybody know what website I would

be able to buy them on?  I'm 39 and realize I will look dumb AF wearing them in public, but I think they're sweet.

02/28/2018 - 6:11pm 837461

confirmation code for Pixelcrusher 720

02/28/2018 - 2:32pm Help, I’m old and bad with technology.

My Discord username is Pixelcrusher720 (set up by a friend because, again, I’m dumb with tech that isn’t a video game). I sent a message on the Discord app and received a reply, but not sure if you meant to respond on this thread or not. Also, thanks a ton for doing this!

02/24/2018 - 7:54am My opinion of MSU can't get any lower

than it currently is.  That place is trash.

OT: Yesterday I took the family to Ann Arbor for the whole day.  Hands-on Museum, walk around campus, dinner, then the hockey game.  On the way back, my kid was effusive in her thanks for the day and praise for how awesome U of M is.  She's 9, but she's already decided it's her top school.  Today my wife (MSU grad) is taking her to MSU for what sounds like an awesome engineering/mathy type event for kids.  On the way home, while my daughter was buzzing with excitement, my wife was discussing how MSU is a cool place too.  
As much as I have tried in the past to be neutral in discussions that involve the two schools in front of my kid, I simply couldn't do it last night.  The best I could muster was saying how all college campuses have something unique and cool about them.  In my head, I was just thinking "It'll be your choice, kiddo, but there is no fucking way I let you go there without a fight."

TL;DR I will happily pay for my kid to go out of state before I send her to MSU.

02/23/2018 - 12:10pm I think there is a subtle but important

distinction between loyalty and cronyism.  This makes me think that, although loyal, Harbaugh won't settle for anything less than what he thinks is best for the program.  Gotta separate business and friends sometime.  Glad it happened and hope everyone benefits from it moving forward. 

02/23/2018 - 11:48am I still remember the tagline:

"Leave your inhibitions at the door, the show is about to begin."

02/22/2018 - 5:56pm I’ve never met Enos either,

but I’m pretty sure he’s a prick.

02/21/2018 - 8:34am I think non-constructive criticism

of the football program is toxic and potentially deleterious.  I would imagine that almost every one of us that posts on here is considered the most invested Michigan fan in their group of friends, give or take.  Most of our professional contacts likely associate us with Michigan as well given conversations from work parties, break time, whatever.

When one of us begins to say things like "Harbaugh is on the hot seat," it probably makes ideas like that seem more plausible to the casual fan.  I'm not saying people can't voice frustration or discontent, but I would recommend using the model of a married couple having a disagreement in front of their children or in-laws. Choose your words carefully.  Make sure you bring up the positive and offer an even-handed way on how you would change things.  

I get that the things I say in my back yard to my neighbor have essentially a zero percent chance on creating a negative narrative for the collective.  But mulitply that by 10,000 (est # of posters), repeat many times at work/in public and now we've possibly helped create part of a negative buzz around our program.  

TL;DR - constructive criticism > unfiltered catharsis

02/21/2018 - 6:36am "Last Team Standing"

is absolutely perfect, IMO.  Hang that banner, and then make it our t-shirt phrase that the guys wear during warmups.  Like everyone, our goal is to be the last team standing.

You get to kinda claim the title without officially doing it.  Nike makes a ton of money off people buying "Be the Last Team Standing" t-shirts.  Seriously, TM that.

Also, it's great that Nike would have about 3.5 weeks to make that shirt between the Big Ten Tournament and the Big Dance.
/Thanks Delaney

02/19/2018 - 7:20pm Totally understand if you can't comment, or don't

feel comfortable commenting.  But on a scale of 1-10 (1 being uniformz and 10 being J.T. was short), how much is that one going to sting?

02/12/2018 - 12:25pm Also, I really don’t think ESPN

is truly “done” with it yet. They put a ton of effort into finding the mine, and now they’ve proven there is something valuable (more clicks in this case) that they can very easily extract with a follow up story. We still haven’t heard from the other employees who quit because the standard of care wasn’t being followed.
I certainly won’t be surprised if Izzo and Dantonio keep their jobs, but I do think they each have a few more storms to survive if they do.