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06/22/2018 - 11:11am I hope the kid is great, but…

I hope the kid is great, but I watched his film and I don't see a star.  Maybe as a LB?  But what the hell do I know 

I've comparisons to Khaleke Hudson... do not see that at all.  Be very interested in Magnus' take. 

06/21/2018 - 2:17pm The whole thread was caved,…

The whole thread was caved, but he said it and you have confirmation from another poster below.  Maizen (who is Bluey) should be banned again based on that alone.  He is a troll. 

06/21/2018 - 11:40am Did you like him saying…

Did you like him saying Speight "peed down his leg" during the OSU game in 2016?  A kid that played seriously hurt for his team, nearly pulled out the first win in Columbus in almost 20 years? 

A little twerp on the internet demeaning Michigan players that way.  I don't know why he isn't banned for that comment alone. 

06/21/2018 - 9:56am Carlo Kemp looks like last…

Carlo Kemp looks like last year's Carlo Kemp's big brother 

06/20/2018 - 2:11pm Ojabo would fantastic.  He…

Ojabo would fantastic.  He has a pretty long offer list now, with MSU, Notre Dame, PSU, and OSU offering recently.  

He just visited OSU yesterday, so him immediately committing to Michigan would be beautiful. 

06/19/2018 - 5:16pm Both Jonathan Taylor and…

Both Jonathan Taylor and Saquon Barkley committed to Rutgers early in their recruitments. 

Laveon Bell was committed to Eastern Michigan, but they didn't have room for him.  They actually turned him away.  The RB coach there helped put him in contact with MSU so he could have a chance at a scholarship.  That coach's name?  Albert Einstein. 

No, really it was Tyrone Wheatley.  So as great as Wheat was, he turned away an amazing RB.  Recruiting is weird. 

06/19/2018 - 4:28pm True if Engler and MSU were…

True if Engler and MSU were actually following up with making changes to help prevent future tragedies.  But as victims they can still react to dumbshit statements and actions that indicate women will still be at risk.  They will always have a strong voice in that aspect, and they should. 

06/19/2018 - 10:27am Horse still living.  Horse's…

Horse still living.  Horse's board needs to terminate.  Until then beatings will continue. 

06/18/2018 - 10:43pm You changed screen names…

You changed screen names because you were so embarrassed of your shitposting, too much of a coward to own it. 

06/18/2018 - 10:05pm Literally any basketball…

Literally any basketball thread before Beilein and the team dunked in your face for an entire season.  

You shut up like you had to.  You're an amateur troll maizen. Go back to twitter where MSU and OSU fans keep you afloat, and like-minded middle aged "just win" white guy middle managers haven't figured out you're a dumbass yet. 

06/16/2018 - 12:54pm I watched Iceland - Arg,…

I watched Iceland - Arg, which was really entertaining until a player had his leg blown off by a referee!  It looked like he may have just lightly grazed his toes, but the player's reaction confirmed obliterated leg.  Had to turn it off, can't watch that carnage. 

06/13/2018 - 8:54pm Can I get YouTube TV and use…

Can I get YouTube TV and use with Amazon Prime?  Seems like one requires Chromecast and the other a fitestick.  I don't care about buying both, but can I set them up together 

06/11/2018 - 10:50am Runyan looks huge.  Not sure…

Runyan looks huge.  Not sure if that's the cumulative effect of several years on campus, but he's noticeably more muscular in recent photos.  

There's a new team nutritionist that has been talked up a lot as well, she is likely playing an important role. 

06/09/2018 - 11:06am It is pleasing to see that…

It is pleasing to see that that you now love big brother

06/09/2018 - 10:34am You'll be OK, Bluey.  The…

You'll be OK, Bluey.  The team will as well. 

06/08/2018 - 9:38am There was an article in the…

There was an article in the middle of last season that talked about Brad Hawkins moving from safety to Viper, which seems to make a lot of sense given his size.  May have moved back though, not sure.  

You'd think with Wood and Kelly-Powell (plus all these CB/safety types in this class) behind Metellus and Kinnel, they'd be OK to move Hawkins down. 

06/07/2018 - 3:09pm *past

*past

06/07/2018 - 3:00pm On a related note, I think…

On a related note, I think Kanye's recent challenging statements and his willingness to stand by them take a lot of courage.  I don't agree with many of them, but it's very difficult to stand in the face of the blowback he's received and hold to what amount to really, really radical views for many communities.  Hey may be wrong in a lot of it, but the discourse could have been really interesting.  Instead the echo chamber twitter and meathead mobs responded with a lot of viciousness.  I hope he holds on and that the echo chamber which once considered him the poet laureate of this generation can re-engage in a more meaningful manner.  He seems open to the discussion, the possibility that he may be wrong, and to many different viewpoints, and I applaud that.  We need a hell of lot more of that. 

06/07/2018 - 2:49pm Kanye West's Gold Digger is…

Kanye West's Gold Digger is absolutely the worst hip hop song of all time.  Lyrically it may have said something, I don't know, couldn't get best the atrocious muscality. 

06/07/2018 - 12:14pm IMO PSU isn't that type of…

IMO PSU isn't that type of program.  I mean they were as down as you could possibly be.  But get the right coach and start winning, and you can turn it around. 

Michigan is one of these programs.  Baylor, as an example, isn't.  If they hired the wrong guy they could slip away forever, and only an elite coaching hire could bring them back.  

06/07/2018 - 12:06pm If they were all going to…

If they were all going to MSU, I'd be a little concerned.  That's really the only threat here.  Otherwise Michigan is going to get someone as good or better, and PSU is going to get highly rated kid anyway.  They're back now and elite recruiters. 

IOW, if you can keep a 4* instate and force MSU to take a 3*, that's an advantage.  If Michigan gets a 4* from Illinois and PSU gets one from Michigan, doesn't really matter.  You can trade them and it washes.  Yes maybe Dixon is M's top target for viper, and losing him to PSU stings a bit.  But they'll bring in someone else who'll do just as well in this defense.  And over a long enough time horizon the back and forth will wash. 

Context is also helpful here: Dobbs and Michigan have been weird for a while, for whatever reason; and Logan Brown is a lifelong Wiscy fan who gets to go to his favorite school.  That's two of the top four or five that Bluey is fretting about.  Barnett is similar to Dobbs, Belleville kid stuck in that weird dimension of whatever's going on there. 

06/07/2018 - 11:52am /Bluey reads 
/lights self…

/Bluey reads 
/lights self on fire in remembrance of Reece and Ekiyor 
/screams "SEE WHAT I MEAN??!!!!" 

06/06/2018 - 4:06pm No editing comments eh?  No…

No editing comments eh?  No big whoop 

 

Brandon reference is... about 2 years dated now.  We all have those moments when we think of something after the fact.  But you can't run back to the high school reunion and tell off that jock three years after the fact, no matter how wicked a burn you believe it may be.  Everybody's moved on, there's a bat mitzvah in that event hall tonight - people are celebrating and looking toward the future. 

06/06/2018 - 3:54pm Still exist? 

Still exist? 

06/05/2018 - 7:57pm Posting to understand if I…

Posting to understand if I exist.  

06/04/2018 - 11:07am And let me end the argument

And let me end the argument here. 

 

Patriots first Super Bowl.  The tuck rule.  Why didn't Woodson make a play?  

You argue that Brady made the play. Or rather, that in that very close fought game, this wasn't the final play.  Brady won the game after.  I argue that Woodson made the play.  Brady fumbled and the game should have been over.  Refs intervened and it was very fortunate for the Patriots. 

Somehow I think Woodson would agree with me.  My opinion of either doesn't change.  Woodson made an unbelievable play and should have won.  Brady was great.  You think Woodson didn't do enough and Brady championed through it by yelling "just win" really loudly. 

I like my view. 

06/04/2018 - 10:32am Loud noises continue. The

Loud noises continue. The Patriots lost the Super Bowl on a freak play against the Giants in their near perfect season. This happened with the greatest QB of all time, greatest coach of all time. Your view: Brady didn't maek plays; Billichek didn't coach guys to makes plaeyz. My view: bad luck. A really close, really great game that turned completely on one very unfortunate play for the Pats. I still think Brady and Belichik are outstanding.

Patriots later play the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Brady is amazing, drives his team to lead near the end off the game. Seahawks take it right back down the field. Only need to hand it to the most powerful RB in football for a yard for the win. Inexplicably they throw the ball and it's intercepted. You're yelling Brady maek the play, Belichik plazmaker. I'm saying really good luck, they totally should have lost. Brady is still great, so is Belichik.

Very close fought games are sometimes turned by random events. How about them GS Warriors making dem plaeyz when JR Smith ran the clock out? Shouldn't LeBron have made a play? 

I of course did not argue all games in sports.  But Harbaugh has been bitten a few times by aggresively bad luck (MSU punt, OSU refs 2016, QB against OSU in 2017).  Had we won all those games, I'd have nearly the same view of Harbaugh as I do today.  You'd be exalting him as god.  My view makes much more sense to me. 

06/03/2018 - 10:34pm "His guy" in the sense that

"His guy" in the sense that there about 10 D1 QBs worth even a little bit of shit who are transferring every year, and Harbaugh took this one because it was probably better than every other option on the roster.

Context matters, even if 25% of mgobloggers keep insisting it does not.

Year 3 meant he has a redshirt freshman and a redshirting freshman QB that he recruited. Because he was hired too late to bring in anyone in that first class.

See how context smashes a weak argument that sounded pretty good initially?

06/03/2018 - 10:27pm Loud noises detected. You

Loud noises detected. You can't "make plaez" just by yelling this phrase. You can't just say "just win". Life doesn't work that way.

A coach can game plan and recruit, hire assistants. His OSU game plans the last 2 years were excellent. Wormley did make the play, on the road, in Columbus. Just as Barrett did. The spot was a coin flip. Because the spot came out in their favor does not mean they "mades plaez." It means a random event went in their favor.

Yes 3rd string QB that Harbaugh had to bring in bc there was no one on the roster blew last year's The Game. No further analysis needed. That statement is complete and sufficient.

06/03/2018 - 8:54pm 247 says no one was better

247 says no one was better than McNamara today in 7on7. Rank him 5th of al QBs there.

https://247sports.com/ContentGallery/Elite-11-Finals-Weekend-top-perfor…

06/03/2018 - 1:09pm McNamara tied for first in

McNamara tied for first in Saturday Pro Day workout

https://twitter.com/Elite11/status/1003142794993528832?s=09

06/01/2018 - 2:11pm This is reasonable.  You'd

This is reasonable.  You'd have to peg him as the second best QB in the B1G behind McSorley. 

MSU was 17th in Passing S&P last year.  But they couldn't run the ball at all.  Their OL was the flipside of Michigan - decent at pass blocking, horrendous at run blocking.  With LJ Scott returning and the OL bringing back some experience (though I don't believe the data shows OL returning starters is a good predictor of success), there's a good chance the run game improves.  If that happens there will be even more play action available.  

Lewerke's a good QB with good receivers.  A lot would need to go his way for this to happen, but this is true of any player.  Based on what's been proven on the field, he has a better opportunity than Patterson.  But I'm hoping Patterson is great. 

06/01/2018 - 11:39am Sam Webb has talked about

Sam Webb has talked about this.  Keegan was really high on Michigan for a while, then contact dropped off a bit.  He wasn't sure if Michigan wanted him.  Initial reaction may be "what the hell? why did contact fall off, what is the staff doing besides recruiting a 4* tackle?"  But I think this just means they may have been close with another tackle they liked, maybe Harrod, and believed he would commit soon.  Have to do that in recruiting, no other choice really. 

In any case, Warinner is back on Keegan hard.  He's now sure Michigan wants him.  I believe his mom went to UofM.  We'll be in the running but a tough pull. 

05/31/2018 - 1:46pm I wouldn't blame O'Korn for

I wouldn't blame O'Korn for the MSU loss.  He wasn't great, but he was good enough to win. 

Blame the team that couldn't stop turning the ball over, 5 times in total.  Blame the RB and OL for not being able to block a walk-on DE when O'Korn made the best play of his life - the scramble-bomb TD that was called back for an obvious hold.  Even after the entire mess, you can blame McDoom for dropping a wide open sideline pattern (with a nice throw from O'Korn), which would have had the team at the 30-yard line.  All day, everyone either fumbled or dropped balls. 

OSU put completely on O'Korn being terrible. 

05/29/2018 - 10:51pm The worst thing about this

The worst thing about this season will be these whiny "just win, I have no ability to understand context" Michigan fans who will be saying things like, yeah, well Harbaugh finally proved himself to me by winning big games. I'll internet vomit on them, but in a broader context, this is a pretty good worst thing.

05/29/2018 - 10:10pm You're right. Sweeney beat NC

You're right. Sweeney beat NC State because his fans say "just win" all the time.

05/29/2018 - 10:07pm Read above.

Read above.

05/29/2018 - 9:11pm That's fine. But everyone

That's fine. But everyone should have known this off-season was going to suck. You lose all the message board fights with rivals, SEC, everyone. The bowl game shit on everything. Last year sucked. 2015 and 2016 were excellent, both fantastic coaching jobs.

And there's a big difference between a Michigan fan expressing disappointment and a sad MSU fan posing as one.

05/29/2018 - 9:04pm No, you miss the point. M

No, you miss the point. M obliterated that PSU team that won a B1G title. But that team had incredible luck, along with playing well. Give M's 2016 team that type of luck and they go 12-0.

"But all that matters iz winz." Vomit in the mouth. Yes, if you're Harbaugh talking to his team, that's what he'll say. But you are not he. You are having a message board discussion analyzing the performance of a coach. If you look at Harbaugh's random bad luck and dismiss it as performance, you're a poor analyst.

Sweeney's a great comparable. He should have lost to NC State at home on a last second FG in 2016. Instead the kicker missed, he then lost to Pitt at home (not exactly OSU in Columbus), and went on to win a national title. Michigan lost to Iowa on a FG of the exact same distance. Did Sweeney "just get it done"? No. He benefited from random luck. In an alternate universe you're yelling Clemsoning and shitting on an excellent coach capable of winning a title.

The team will be very good this year. Enough to win the B1G with this schedule? They're not Alabama, and only Alabama would go into that schedule as a clear favorite. But it's going to be a great season of football. Drop the drama show and enjoy it.

05/29/2018 - 8:36pm Reminder that DeepBlueC is a

Reminder that DeepBlueC is a Sparty troll account.

05/29/2018 - 10:11am This must be for a future

This must be for a future date, not 2018.

05/25/2018 - 11:08pm Totally agree. It's funny I

Totally agree. It's funny I worked as a mover when younger as well.

Both sides need to give, or just be obliterated bc how can one side possibly reflect anyone's view. I think it's important to note that the right oversimplifies the bootstraps thing, and that's widely recognized, but the left massively underestimates how much work the majority of haves have put in.

College is a good example. Lots of people who haven't been believe it's this rolling walk in the trees, and in many ways it is. But it's also very hard. If you want good grades, which you need to obtain the best income opportunities, it can become very, very hard. There's a lot of pressure. You can't ease up. It's easy and tempting to walk away or pull back. Those who keep going are more likely to succeed in the jobs they've earned. Because those jobs are very difficult for many of the same reasons. No one should apologize for succeeding in that context.

... but we need to make sure those that want to put in that work, regardless of race, upbringing, environment, have that opportunity.

05/25/2018 - 12:47pm It probably doesn't, but it's

It probably doesn't, but it's a very interesting world view that you won't hear often. 

One side of the political aisle insists if you work hard everything takes care of itself (not recognizing that many work very hard, as hard as them, and it still doesn't work out due to race, upbringing, environment, etc), the other side insists all decks are stacked against the have-nots, and the haves are only where they are due to race, upbringing, environment, etc. 

The truth obviously lies somewhere between.  But both sides are too busy trying to one-up LOL each other on twitter that they must remain in extremes.  

05/25/2018 - 12:21pm Imagining the mgobloggers who

Imagining the mgobloggers who want to neg this post have fainted before having a chance to do so. 

05/24/2018 - 9:46pm Reminder that this is a

Reminder that this is a Sparty troll account 

05/21/2018 - 6:54am Reminder that DeepBlueC is a

Reminder that DeepBlueC is a troll account

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Reminder that DeepBlueC is a troll account

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Reminder that DeepBlueC is a troll account

05/16/2018 - 4:58pm This is a fine argument. It

This is a fine argument. It doesn't address the question I'm interested in, which is why a 3* with a 5* offer list remains a 3*.

05/16/2018 - 2:33pm He may very well be a troll,

He may very well be a troll, but he could also have a point.

I wasn't attempting to be combative in my post to him above, it's a genuine question. The Opening folks wouldn't seem to care about a lot of the politics that may affect offers, but it's possible they do.

The offer list here is baffling vs ranking. The easy thing for all sites to do is bump him. Even to a low 4* would get people off their back. But Rivals and 247 have kept him down. Why?

He's from a huge school in GA, I believe, they won the state title. Maybe the offers are necessary from the big schools. UGA just recently offered, which feels a bit like a Hoke offer to a Case Tech kid he knew was going somewhere else.

Maybe school adds a star? If you can get that kid in your program and open the door to 4 and 5*'s for years, maybe you do it, even of the kid only has 3* ability. In that sense, they're all legit offers, but the player ranking isn't wrong.

The Opening is interesting though, they seem to legit pick kids who test and perform well in their camps, regardless of offer list. But perhaps they can even be pressured by a huge school like this. What do I know.

It's really interesting though, because that's a near 5* offer list. Sam Webb said he was slight, need to get bigger. Maybe he projects to be a 4*, but only now plays like a 3*.

After last year's disappointing class (in terms of ranking), and a lot if the 2019 early hype falling away, it's fair to question whether recruiting is on the elite track needed.