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07/12/2018 - 12:26pm Isn’t 1984 some kind of…

Isn’t 1984 some kind of political reference...🤔

07/12/2018 - 12:25pm Not to get religious,…

Not to get religious, because we all know that even a moderate liberal cannot believe in a god—but, “Amen.” 

There’s a demagogue ruining—I mean, running—the country with his thumbs.  

Trump put himself in the middle of sports by making it part of his rhetoric on Twitter and at his cult rallies. 

 

07/12/2018 - 12:08pm Hard to trump your…

Hard to trump your victimization. 

07/12/2018 - 12:05pm Your sports page? Are you…

Your sports page? Are you running the site? Do you pay to use it? 

06/30/2018 - 9:07am I wonder if people would…

I wonder if people would have criticized a young Jim as much working as a newbie under his father? Hmmm.... 

06/28/2018 - 2:18am My six year old doesn’t…

My six year old doesn’t understand why/doesn’t believe  there’s a Michigan State because we already have Michigan.  His ignorance is both a brilliant insult to Sparty as a youngster and an illustration of where too many adult brains level off.

06/26/2018 - 10:17am You sound like a real man’s…

You sound like a real man’s man. That’s sarcasm, since you seem to be the ilk who doesn’t have a huuuge moral compass. 

06/22/2018 - 10:25am Yes.

Yes.

06/21/2018 - 12:38pm I stated that same thing. He…

I stated that same thing. He is all negative. I’ve been critical of the team, but these recruiting comments are ludicrous. We have Milton, McNamara, McCaffery as 4 and 5 Star recruits on 5e depth chart behind a blue chip transfer and a 4star in Peters who still shows promise despite the flaws in his first, first, year of action. We have 4 and 5 stars at WR in DPJ and Black and Collins and Martin. We have Ruiz and Onwenu as 4 and 5 stars, as well as 4 star Brederson and Filiaga and more coming in or in year 2-3.

Our TEs have 4 and 5 star guys.

The d-line is filled with 4s and 5s (Gary as #1overall; Solomon). The LBs have young 4 stars and a blue chip in McGrone. The DBs have lots of young 4 and 5s. David Long, Thomas, Hill is the best corner tip we’ve had since Woodson. The safeties were young and talent behind them is coming on.

And our 2017-rookie kicker was a blue chip who can only improve. Michigan was extremely young last year, but extremely talented. So this notion that recruiting is horrible is ridiculous. If one cannot acknowledge that young players can and do develop, then one is not worth listening to. Hurst became a beast in the last two years. Hudson was coached into beast mode in his second year of play. Hill and Long were coached to improve. Hell, even Metellus grew from his horrendous FSU whiffing. Sleight would’ve won at least 3 more games, if not all 5. He had his issues, but he is a winner who took care of the ball. This team did not fail last year because of this misguided notion that we don’t have the recruited talent. Hell, we are rumored to be losing a 5 star back to transfer, who was not even top 3 on depth chart.

06/17/2018 - 8:23am No one gives a rat’s hole…

No one gives a rat’s hole about your overtly pessimistic readings. You are not offering anything but dire outcomes—and it is pathetic. Stop trying to call your views objective and simply “concerned.” You are pushing—pushing hard—to create a negative narrative about Harbaugh’s recruiting. If you were truly a fan, you’d be hard to be around because you simply take the most pessimistic stance about anecdotal things.

You are “tracking” to be a major shithead, by your own methodology of how you conclude premises, logically speaking. We can deduce from your suppositions that you are a shithead.

 

There are ways of criticizing the program without sounding like a troll or a Harbaugh hater. For one, you’d have to actually state positives and not simply post apocalyptic conclusions when small, individual things like a  few recruits going elsewhere. You ignore all good things, like the fact that this class is currently highly ranked—and that their QB situation is the best since Carr days—and that this team has a chance to only move up in recruiting once the season plays out. It is June—kids change their minds. Coaches continue to coach and recruit. 

You are a miserable outtake.

06/15/2018 - 9:03am Your supposition is wrought…

Your supposition is wrought with overthinking. Quite simply, Harbaugh wants the best players available—and if a guy whose dad is Jeff George asks to walk on, you let that talented bloodline walk on. Walk ons are not where you make your bread and butter as a coach; they are where a coach gives chances to possible worthy folk. OSU ain’t sitting there hoping to get two starters or even role players out of walk-ons. Jesus, people just want to find shit to complain about with regard to the coach—as if there is one right way or one magical formula to winning.

06/08/2018 - 9:24pm Well, Peters should be able…

Well, Peters should be able to graduate in December, since he was early entry and takes summer classes. So he’s have two years to start at another place, since he will only be a sophomore this year, eligibility-wise. 

The assumption that Peters is behind DM is just that. Harbaugh talks up how young guns the most—his newest guys. 

06/06/2018 - 8:28pm Well, that’s because nobody…

Well, that’s because nobody has signed one damn recruit for 2019. They are not allowed. But dig in with the worry. Nobody will change you from your obvious perceptions and feelings.

 

06/04/2018 - 9:56am No. That is not the rule.

No. That is not the rule.

05/30/2018 - 9:38pm Top Ohio program,

Top Ohio program, perennially, at that. Nice.

05/20/2018 - 9:16am Preface: I’m not saying the

Preface: I’m not saying the players are not thinking and doing the following, but this is how hey should approach the game, for The Game to have any significance:

Desire. Relentless desire to win. A perseverance demonstrated by an extra gut check and a hyper-focus. Right now....right now, in the humid summer hours, they have to realize that no effort today is good enough to beat Ohio State in November unless they work now. To be the best they have to put in the effort now to win every...single...day. Instead of just “what did I do today to improve,” it should be “what did I do to put myself in the best position to beat Meyer and the -uck nuts?” If the goal is to improve to beat OSU, then the other games will find them ready to win. Instead of one game at a time, it should be one game to dominate so that we can prepare to dominate OSU. Those games should be stepping stones to Tyson.

They need to stop pretending that OSU is not the champ of our conference. They are Mike Tyson. Not just a game to focus on during that week in November.

If they improve as a team, young man to young man, then they have a chance. They have to worry about The Team, because individual improvement does nothing for the Team unless they hold each other accountable. We need 85 Mo Hursts. We need 85 Jourdain Lewises. We need 85 Rashan Garys. Don’t look at your teammate as the savior and don’t look at yourself as the savior. Hold every teammate to the highest standard.

Beilein’s players said they spent last summer with a mindset of winning it all. I want the players to burn every day with an effort to do things they think will hope them crush Ohio State.

With anything in life, you can find extra motivation to up your game beyond just putting in work.

05/12/2018 - 9:02am Wisconsin reminds us...

In an article about colleges off to great starts, linked under his profile, is the support for not freaking out about stars: “Wisconsin’s average class ranking over the last five years is 38th.” Currently they are at 15, and if Logan Brown at #37 signs with them, he will be their highest-ever rated recruit. This is to say, I expect UM to win many big games this year on the road, because the coaching has improved and evaluated its mistakes, and the youth has experience.

04/27/2018 - 8:34am Dorsey and Scott McCloughan

Dorsey and Scott McCloughan are considered great talent evaluators who built teams. Mayfield is a winner, and he is not Johnny Football. Sheep talk is not analysis of his abilities. Ward was considered the best cover corner in the draft, and he has elite speed. Chubb was a redundancy to Garrett.

04/27/2018 - 7:52am This narrative is ridiculous.

This narrative is ridiculous. They have a new GM who helped build the Chiefs. Ward went higher than “projected” by “experts,” but he is considered the best CB prospect by the same evaluators. I would’ve drafted Chubb, but Ward fills a big need on that defense. He’s fast and covers well. I don’t like him because he is a Buckeye, but scouts love his cover skills and speed. That was a big need for them, and apparently they could not get someone to bite on a trade.

04/27/2018 - 7:48am Who was Eli throwing to and

Who was Eli throwing to and throwing behind last year? If none of the QBs is considered a sure thing, then take a HoF rated prospect.

04/26/2018 - 6:12pm Exciting news for the

Exciting news for the competition between the three QBs. Peters was a redshirt frosh 4-Star with talent (let’s not judge him off the bowl game), McCaffery is a 5-Star redshirt, and now the motivation to improve faster for those two is even more important if they want to start over Shea. That’s the depth, along with Milton, that takes years to build, and that makes the team better able to handle any injuries to QB.

04/24/2018 - 6:40pm This is not always true.

This is not always true. Fringe prospects benefit from returning, unless they Mitch McGary it up in tourney. Most players in third year or older are not impacted by returning because the late first and second rounders are typically perennially where the junior/senior/redshirt soph go.

Matthews hurt his stock by not playing much at UK—and is think his stock has only risen since this year.

04/24/2018 - 4:40pm That’s, like, your opinion,

That’s, like, your opinion, man.

04/20/2018 - 8:51am The NFL is weird. See: Josh

The NFL is weird. See: Josh Allen, JaMarcus “Sip sip” Russell. You never know what will be done by teams desperate for a QB. See: Mitch Trubisky.

04/18/2018 - 4:14pm Levity through wit is not

Levity through wit is not snark.

04/15/2018 - 8:19am Because we have Harbaugh, who

Because we have Harbaugh, who can win eight games with no quality of depth at QB.

Because a group of baby WRs are now hungry teenagers who know how to work.

Because the QB room is filled with the same potential as a Griese/Brady room.

Because our new OC can wrestle a shark and flash his bronco gummy smile like it ain’t no thang.

Because it’s spring, which means hope is eternal. And why and the hell be a Michigan fan of you cannot fathom Captain Harbaugh rowing the boat out of the River Styx and flipping two coins to Charon?

04/07/2018 - 3:09pm Where the two players on the

Where the two players on the same team? What was the rotation order? What was average offensive output for each pitcher’s starts?

Did one pitch in AL? Did both?

Politics aside, are you trying to win a game? Unlike white owners afraid to pick up Kaepernick or other black protestors, I’d pitch the guy who wins despite politics. And I’d be honest to say: Trump is a loser as a person and has been for the entirety of his public life—not because he’s a Republican. Trump is judged by himself first, and is about as disgusting a person there is, but guilt by association is a fallacy. I’m paying the player to win a game.

04/07/2018 - 2:58pm It is the very definition of

It is the very definition of slippery slope. Because x does 1, you believe something 23 down the line will happen. There is no direct correlation between your belief and actual effects.

See: Sashi Brown with Browns. His use of stats neither revolutionized nor stopped the league from further revolutionary attempts. In the end, he simply had a job that didn’t work out. The NFL is still chugging.

04/07/2018 - 2:51pm And a good pitcher who wins

And a good pitcher who wins games with a high ERA may pitch in a hitter’s park (Coors) or be on a bad defensive team. Or the pitcher may have a bad pitching coaching staff and/or catcher.

One doesn’t win games simply by keeping one’s ERA low. It helps, duh, but this argument ignores results.

But just to add things to the forum, do not discount quality starts!

04/07/2018 - 2:45pm Seriously, let’s create

Seriously, let’s create statistical unlikelihoods to make straw man arguments to what someone else said. Just because he didn’t address ERA as important it does not mean he doesn’t believe it is a barometer.

But yes, I will take a pitcher who wins 20 games. I will take 5 of them and give two sheets if our ERA is over 9 because that means we have 100 win playoff team.

04/07/2018 - 2:40pm I would be. They are being

I would be. They are being extra cautious with him. He’s only DH’ing and the current plan is for him to not hit a day before or after his turn in the rotation.

04/07/2018 - 2:38pm Who is the sixth, because

Who is the sixth, because their club page only lists five starters?

04/07/2018 - 2:35pm *might be
There, I fixed your

*might be

There, I fixed your over-assuredness for you.

03/29/2018 - 8:07am We’re the Giants a better

We’re the Giants a better team than the 19-0 Patriots? Playoffs are playoffs—and unless you cut the # of teams and invoke Best of 3, you deal with it.

If you are the better team, you move on. If you are good enough to win a NC, you do not lose your matches in tourney.

Do not compare regular season results to playoffs. My Bears once beat Packers twice in regular season but lost to them in the playoffs. That’s part of the entertainment and competitive aspect of sports.

03/18/2018 - 9:30am I watched with my Ohio State

I watched with my Ohio State fan wife, and she was happy for me and glad her bracket did not bust. She roots for Michigan in every non-OSU matchup. She also loves basketball. She did say I had to put our toddler back to bed, but I did wake him the f- up with an uncontrollable yell.

03/17/2018 - 6:57pm “We” know. And by “we,” I

“We” know. And by “we,” I mean those of us who sat with our phones and eye-rolled at the doomsday fans with short-sighted glasses. I bet those people could never work as traders, or invests, or gamble. I don’t gamble, but if I did, it would be on Harbaugh every time.

03/11/2018 - 9:19am With the invention of these

With the invention of these cool transportation devices called planes, I’m not sure a couple of hundred miles matters much. I think what is more important is who we would match up against. The only bull would be if they had to go all the way out West and cross more time zones.

03/07/2018 - 10:46am Why are you bringing in world

Why are you bringing in world demographics in a localized (US) debate? Most of the people walking around America are white. And, yes, most cities are more diverse, but most of the cities are white majority, still. And as we can see, government power is in the hands of whites from across the nation, so even a more localized city focus is less relevant to the argument.

And though it sucks to be pushed away from being a RB because one is white, one can still break the stereotypes if one so chooses.

Oh, and physiological stereotypes have a subtly (to too many) different cultural impact on larger US society ban psychological misconceptions and prejudices.

People will give more chances to improve simple measurable like height and speed; yet, how does one break a perception of intelligence when applying for colleges or interviewing for a job—or having a job that relies on intellectual skills more so than a sport?

03/03/2018 - 8:11am Yeah, I mean, if only he

Yeah, I mean, if only he could pull in the Rashan Gary and and Peoples-Joneses of the world. If only he could’ve snatched Nico Collins from Alabama and Aubrey Solomon from the Georgia-Clemson clutches.

02/26/2018 - 8:12pm Because your boys read it and

Because your boys read it and think, wow, this prose is eloquent and I too can aspire to being a journalist. No, most readers are thinking, cool story, bro.

02/26/2018 - 7:59pm This is true. I grew up in

This is true. I grew up in poverty, first in family to graduate. Being poor but smart made it easy in high school to quit sports when I finally understood that most of my teammates cared too little about their futures past high school. Males self-harm their futures because they have the power in high school—jocks rule is a cliche for a reason.

02/26/2018 - 7:51pm Equality comes from equity.

Equality comes from equity. Women were, for decades, told by teachers they were inferior. Perhaps this is why the media cared so much to help the marginalized. A majority of colleges try hard to figure out how to raise male retention and completion rates. Perhaps k-12 could do a better job of preparing males for college—let them know how important academics are compared to a sports ball.

02/26/2018 - 7:38pm Nobody is saying it is okay

Nobody is saying it is okay to blame genetics on success. That is not what statistics are saying when we look at graduation rates for genders.

Males are not victims of PC culture—males are victims of their own delusions about what equality looks like and sounds like. If you cannot acknowledge prejudices in which women are actually literally told by people they are inferior sex, then you lack fundamental understanding of facts. And if you believe that saying men take longer in 2018 to grow up and graduate, that is not inferring anything about superiority. You may infer inferiority, but as a man, I see the objective truth in the data. It is not PC feminist culture—it is weak and lazy individuals now dealing with a more level playing field. But go ahead, feel hurt enough to say that is just PC. How? If I’m negged, it is because some boys had their feelings hurt when I disagreed with their false premises.

02/26/2018 - 7:27pm As a college professor for

As a college professor for thirteen years counting, yes, you sum up the differences quite well. Who dislikes the truth so much? I had students fill out a weekly schedule to plan their study time, and a few boys marked “Xbox” or “video games” for 30 plus hours in their weeks. Zero girls put video games. That’s all anecdotal, but young men are definitely falling behind with regard to academics at the different colleges my wife and I teach at.

Here are also higher rates of depression showing up. With two boys of my own, I hope having two professors in the house doesn’t drown out academics. My older boy loves to learn, right now, so we shall see if he wins out over peer pressure to act cool.

02/26/2018 - 7:27pm As a college professor for

As a college professor for thirteen years counting, yes, you sum up the differences quite well. Who dislikes the truth so much? I had students fill out a weekly schedule to plan their study time, and a few boys marked “Xbox” or “video games” for 30 plus hours in their weeks. Zero girls put video games. That’s all anecdotal, but young men are definitely falling behind with regard to academics at the different colleges my wife and I teach at.

Here are also higher rates of depression showing up. With two boys of my own, I hope having two professors in the house doesn’t drown out academics. My older boy loves to learn, right now, so we shall see if he wins out over peer pressure to act cool.

02/25/2018 - 4:48pm Think of all the time and

Think of all the time and money we’d get back: tickets and team gear. Hours sitting on our arses watching games or posting on MGoBlog! How many more of us would actually lose weight and brush our teeth more routinely from all the get backs. Hell, our families may even be able to recognize how we are all cool people

02/25/2018 - 4:43pm You should or comment if you

You should or comment if you do not know the details: the player IS the star player on Arizona right now and in the pro scout mock drafts as a top 1-3 pick. Miller is not being accused of the Brian Bowen sweepstakes.

02/25/2018 - 12:47am False. I’m from Ohio. We know

False. I’m from Ohio. We know the rule. People in every state feel that anger. Pennsylvania drivers on the toll love to stay in the fast lane, too. And in Maryland, daily, everywhere.

02/24/2018 - 8:10pm Not a good time to take them

Not a good time to take them to South Africa, unless he water shortage has stopped being a concern. I believe it was in one of the major cities that a major drought was causing a countdown to zero water in April.

02/22/2018 - 7:35am This ain’t a soft team. We’re

This ain’t a soft team. We’re starting to see the classic Beilein late season stud breakout talent.