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09/16/2018 - 11:11pm This.

This.

09/16/2018 - 11:43am Hmmmmmm...

This take seems…

Hmmmmmm...

This take seems kinda Snowflakey.

09/12/2018 - 7:50pm Logged in to note that this…

Logged in to note that this is a bad thread OP

Don't click enter next time.

09/09/2018 - 2:38am Sparty was over-rated.

They…

Sparty was over-rated.

They should be 0-2.

Michigan rolls either of these teams (Sparty Super Bowl be damned)

I guess Tom Izzo didn't really help, either, although he can help them talk about taking bullets after this loss...

09/09/2018 - 2:20am "Where is all the Sparty…

"Where is all the Sparty apologists at"?

09/09/2018 - 2:19am Heh.

Sparty is miles over…

Heh.

Sparty is miles over-rated. 

Apologists on the board gonna hate it when Harbaugh rolls these clowns next month.

09/09/2018 - 2:12am He plays to win the game tho

He plays to win the game tho

09/09/2018 - 2:11am They are not a good team…

They are not a good team. Bottom line.

The Sparty apologists all over the board will provide a million excuses but Michigan would roll this ASU team at home, on the road, anywhere.

09/02/2018 - 12:22pm Panic and Run Around…

Panic and Run Around Screaming! (animated gif)

Loss sucks to ND and, admittedly, around 1130 last night I found little comfort from the Laphroaig and Cohiba. 

That said, it's the first game of the year. Notre Dame will be good this year. The defense of the second half (80 yards) will be the norm and if Don Brown can figure what to do on pursuit angles/mobile quarterbacks Michigan can win 9/10 games. 

Fan participation (and I'm a season ticket holder) comes with this cost. I've thought about that today. Our commitment as fans and with our friends/families comes with an emotional cost. That cost was pretty high last night but I'll reserve judgment for a bit (while I pray for development by James Hudson and Jalen Mayfield). 

08/29/2018 - 11:50pm "beings with lower knowledge…

"beings with lower knowledge"

Like in Columbus...

08/20/2018 - 10:35am Wow. 

The 2018 season hasn…

Wow. 

The 2018 season hasn't even started yet.

Shea F'N Patterson is going to be All Pro for the Colts by 2020.

08/17/2018 - 2:20pm Multiple Scandals

Multiple Scandals

08/14/2018 - 2:48pm @Scioto  Srsly? You guys…

@Scioto  Srsly? You guys signed an arm punter. Seems like news.

 

08/13/2018 - 1:03pm Drop in the bucket vs…

Drop in the bucket vs. overall university revenues. New coach, Stoops, Campbell etc. would work and these revenues would not change (ticket sales already baked in for 2018).

Overall university revenues are in the billions and among the academic leadership crowd regard for football etc is mixed at best. Believe me, Gordon Gee is the exception, not the rule. While revenue athletics matters to the brand tOSU is way bigger (rightfully or wrongly) than Meyer. If they move on they'll just negotiate down from $37 million and hire someone equally qualified as Meyer (Stoops) or young hot coach (Campbell).

08/13/2018 - 9:59am Short term impact maybe but…

Short term impact maybe but the tOSU football brand has been "activated". Nothing would suggest that they wouldn't win 9 games a year and go to a major bowl with Matt Campbell. Non-alumni, Internet posters and fanboys with a platform like Ramzy would be upset but it would dissipate as soon as the games start.

Meyer is a great coach but people donate fir many reasons othe than football.

08/13/2018 - 9:47am @Sydney I think football…

@Sydney I think football revenue at tOSU is about $80 mil but overall they bring in 7.1 billion

It is true Drake has bigger fish to fry. Despite all of our enjoyment of revenue sports they are a drop in the bucket vs. Health/Research inputs.

 

 

 

 

08/09/2018 - 10:04pm Best thing I've seen all day…

Best thing I've seen all day. This is what sports can really be about, what that collective can give and what can be given back.

I contrast this with the Urban Meyer protesters/11W apologists. 

08/08/2018 - 5:17pm Meh.

It's kind of a minute…

Meh.

It's kind of a minute until the 2018 season, right?

08/08/2018 - 5:08pm Hmmm...

Interesting to see…

Hmmm...

Interesting to see National Media voices taking on the same narrative identified repeatedly at MGoBlog over the past days. That is, all the tOSU fanboy shouting about nuance means nothing. It doesn't matter about language/parsing phrases regarding telling or not telling, of following the right protocol, of or not informing. These may or may not have happened. Still doesn't speak to the real issue.

The real issue is that Zach Smith was a known abuser employed by the program over years. In background, he was known as an abuser in 2009 (and retained by Meyer at Florida), he was a known as abuser to his former employer Steve Addazio (hired at Temple in 2013) and finally he was a known abuser in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. "The" Ohio State University and Urban Meyer not only hired a known abuser they renewed his contract on several occasions, gave him raises and kept him on staff. 

Only when this content became public knowledge, that "The" Ohio State University had a known spousal abuser on staff was a move made to get rid of Zach Smith. That's on Urban Meyer, Gene Smith and their administration. 

Have at it, apologists.

08/08/2018 - 4:53pm This engineering friend; is…

This engineering friend; is he talented at CounterStrike by any chance?

08/07/2018 - 10:55am @hgb4523

MGoBlog needs to…

@hgb4523

MGoBlog needs to stop being a "PC, soft, weak board" that looks for virtue in posting and instead runs bullshit troll posters like yourself with far more immediacy.

Jeebus clown. Just stop.

08/07/2018 - 10:53am @hgb4529

Weak apologism…

@hgb4529

Weak apologism. Your coach employed a known spouse abuser. He brought him in from Temple and renewed his contract twice.

You be you though; you clearly have a defensible position here. /smh

 #Sad

08/07/2018 - 10:50am IDK. This modern era is an…

IDK. This modern era is an interesting time to be alive. Anyone in the faculty or student life at a major university would tell you this sort of thing is just not tolerated by students (even at tOSU, I would expect) in the modern era. 

I would think this would cause, at minimum, student action and faculty action that is media worthy. Be nice to see that split occur at tOSU, tbh.

08/07/2018 - 10:44am I think the volume of FOIA…

I think the volume of FOIA requests over years and a pack of random reporters running around Ohio that might turn up "something" is the long term problem for tOSU here.

08/06/2018 - 12:44am This.

I don't engage the…

This.

I don't engage the trolls typically but bottom line Zach Smith would have language in his contract about personal conduct. That sort of language is in any faculty agreement FFS, let alone a football coach. It would, assuredly, have been clear enough for tOSU to move on from Zach Smith at any point. 

Jablome is a sad troll reaching.

08/06/2018 - 12:38am Damn Marv, you got your name…

Damn Marv, you got your name wrong. It should read "Simple Marv" because you, clearly, are limited in your read of this situation. Take your blinders off, homer.

The "real victim" here is Courtney Smith the ex-wife of your former wide receivers coach, Zach Smith. She was abused by Zach Smith. That is a victim you clown.

As to your apologism for Meyer, if he knew that Zach Smith abused his wife in 2009, again in 2015 and kept him on staff without repercussion or action (renewing his contract twice) then he needs to be fired. That's on Meyer.

This isn't about firing someone based on allegations. Courtney Smith was, evidently, abused. Meyer knew in 2009, in 2015 and he kept him on staff. No repercussions. Meyer, like Smith, needs to go.

08/06/2018 - 12:29am More than this...it's a…

More than this...it's a matter of time before ESPN or one of the other media organizations, or an emboldened McMurphy find something new in an FOIA request. Assuredly, there will be dozens. If tOSU keeps Meyer on board they set themselves up for years of this new scrutiny.

Worse than that, however, will be the shame of their response and the long term impact on their institution beyond football (I mean here the actual mission/purpose of the school). As one who works in the faculty/research life it's hard for me to even comprehend tOSU and their leadership. This decision will define their current president's tenure and the national perception of that school, their students, alumni and every faculty member. Sad.

08/05/2018 - 9:41pm Don't agree with BJR that…

Don't agree with BJR that often but he's not wrong on this point. MGoBlog 3.0 has not been great since the Urban fiasco.

That said, should not BJR and his ilk be on that other Michigan blog (11W) discussing conspiracy theories, talking about Meat Chicken, not using the letter M, shamelessly blaming victims and engaging in rampant apologism?

 

08/05/2018 - 1:27am Please take this sort of bs…

Please take this sort of bs apologism/rationalization back to 11W.

 

 

08/04/2018 - 9:50pm Agreed. Upvoted

 

Agreed. Upvoted

 

08/04/2018 - 9:43pm This might be your worst…

This might be your worst post. While the Michigan fanbase on the MGoBlog, assuredly, does not approve of either Smith's actions or Meyer's actions nobody would "revel" in your times of turmoil of this nature. 

Sometimes things are just plainly wrong (like keeping a known spouse abuser on staff at Florida and then bringing him over from Temple), lying about your knowledge of the same etc. etc. 

Nobody revels in that knowledge; that's ridiculous.

 

07/20/2018 - 10:39am Moved this year (was section…

Moved this year (was section 12, row 20) which was solid view but awful in/out to section 40, row 70) my tailgate is North end and I tend to park downtown. Curiously, guy immediately across the aisle from our seats pays 2x per seat, basically. Michigan football pricing is weird.

05/25/2018 - 8:31pm .....

05/22/2018 - 7:20pm Jeebus.

Returned from walkabout for this thread and stuff about Hunter Johnson.

Returning to walkabout.

Season can't start soon enough.

05/06/2018 - 8:05pm Jeebus.

This would be my nominee for Worst Thread of the Year.

Concern Troll City.

Topics covered:

a) All your elite Michigan based recruits are not belong to us

b) That's bad. Very bad.

c) 2018! 2018! Michigan needs to win this year! This year, dammit!

d) Top Ten class now but later...

e) Harbaugh is not meeting recruiting expectations

The early signing date is almost 8 months away. Long time out.

Gonna go back on a walkabout, again.

05/06/2018 - 7:54pm @Ziff72

Upvoted.

04/29/2018 - 10:08pm Chair Backs

Expand the end zones up and introduce seating the rest of the sports universe has known for years.

04/16/2018 - 10:19pm Kwity Paye

He would approve.

04/16/2018 - 10:16pm McElwain...

Well, he's ours now.

04/12/2018 - 7:37pm This is not a big deal at all.

If a CHL player doesn't play minor league hockey or make it to the NHL they can certainly attend university in Canada (excellent schools exist in the hinterland, btw and the last number of national champions in Canada pretty much loaded up with former CHL players). CHL has a scholarship program for this purpose (but also usable for community college, trade school, firefighting schoo/EMS etc.). 

You can play junior hockey in the NAHL, USHL or EJHL but these are not close to the level of major junior CHL in Canada (and a bit of the north US).

Pretty interesting Gare Joyce article on changes in CHL culture over time (Joyce not known to be a CHL slappy, btw). 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/chl-better-ever-players/

 

04/12/2018 - 12:44pm Not surprised a bit.

I follow London Knights hockey and they are an excellent organization with a lot of resources. They also play in a great arena that feels like a mini 9000 seat NHL rink and is professionally run. They pretty much sell out every game and have been regulars, largely, in the OHL playoffs for years and certainly over-represented in the Memorial Cup. If the young man is academically inclined there is an excellent university in London as well.

It is what it is; the Hunter family in London has made the Knights into a problem for any team whose player they draft.

04/11/2018 - 12:45pm Damn.

I guess those Sparty brahs on the internet were right. They can brag about how they outdrew Michigan at their spring game.

Props to them.

04/10/2018 - 2:35pm Um....

Is there an /s involved here?

Maybe you were being /s and it went over my head. If so, moving along.

04/10/2018 - 2:04pm Blashill...

A few years back the general tone here was that Babcock didn't matter, that Blashill would be better with the young players etc.

So now they resign Blashill and extend Holland. Yzerman is never coming back, either.

Man, times change.

04/09/2018 - 8:31pm Heh.

"What's your deal' NCAA

04/09/2018 - 6:57pm Meh.

Racist, obstructionist cheaters oppose legitimate transfer to great school by talented quarterback.

Guess they really want that refund.

04/09/2018 - 6:55pm Attending

Based on the number of responses this thread alone will exceed the Sparty spring game attendance

04/09/2018 - 6:50pm Hmmmmmm

I'm sure all records conveniently being destroyed as we speak

04/09/2018 - 6:49pm MSU gonna get got

The WWL will pursue MSU to the end of time after all the FOIA and Engler publicly criticizing their credibility and giving the the fake news treatment.

This is the beginning not the end.

04/09/2018 - 6:44pm @corundum

Reporting sexual assault in East Lansing hasn't exactly worked out for a great many at MSU.

A culture of Lothario seducers and litterers, it seems.