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04/05/2018 - 8:22pm If you want to track the advancement of AI and associated risks
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i am interested in working with the university of this, if someone has a suggestion as to a contact.

01/31/2018 - 3:20pm Thank You Brian

Those who have the right connections, please forward this analytic to UofM people in power.  The University will be stronger for it.

10/19/2017 - 8:03pm play calling

not implementation. i agree once machines get involved in the actual play. i suspect the game is less interesting and more like Formula 1

10/19/2017 - 7:55pm something i have thought a lot about

there is nothing about football that couldnt be accumulated into a data set and run through AlphaMaster or AlphaGoZero. AlphaMaster learned from testing human interactions and human play to become the Master. Zero learned Tabula Rasa... blank slate without human interaction or play and surpassed the Master level in 21 days if iterations. those who apply AI the fastest will have an advantage and they will learn how to improve it the fastest . to be fair... the team would be smart to engage the AI teams at thw school for project work. it would be hugely beneficial to learn human physical interactions.

07/09/2017 - 2:48pm When proper journalism died

I actually date the fall of proper journalism to Dan Rather.  When he took over for Cronkite (a truly great journalist and anchor), Cronkite inspired such loyalty of viewers that they were crushed.  Rather had a good background, but arrived with more tangible bias, instantly.  People for the first time in decades looked elsewhere and the CBS Evening news with Dan Rather was no longer #1.  This is also the first time that people "cared" about news program ratings.  Rather began to change the way the news was delivered and what was covered to try to recover the ratings.  It is this ambition for ratings that changed the way "news and facts" were delivered to average americans.  This quest for ratings and eyeballs has spilled over to print and now internet media.  When people begin to seek facts again and not agenda, bias or opinion.  Then journalism will have a renaissance.

02/21/2017 - 7:08pm obligatory Pelinka story

not sure if this is legend or fact. but after the 89 natl championship game, Fischer was asked if Glen Rice was the greatest shooter he'd had ever seen. he responded, he's not even the best shooter on our team. the media scoffed and asked who was, he responded Rob Pelinka. we tracked Pelinka during warm-ups. he was always the first one out. I am not sure if it was his goal or not but he finished 100/120. mostly 3's. many from as far away as 25 feet. the dude could shoot.

07/26/2016 - 12:23pm read carefully

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02/24/2016 - 9:29pm Rose was better than Burke, I

Rose was better than Burke, I know Trey was POY, but Rose at 6'7" at the point was and is a game changer, plus Jalen was a good pro, Trey is not

01/28/2016 - 9:03am Plausible and Insane


Ty Anthony LAST NAME

Tripp Woodson  LAST NAME


Gold Sword LAST NAME


01/21/2016 - 4:18pm AR decommits

The more I think about and watch this process the more I see Harbaugh's MANTRA all over it.  I believe that these players are competing for their spots at Michigan and that they are being told where they are on the depth chart based on their current skills.  Thus their senior year often requires growth and improvement.  When that doesn't happen, then other players and prospects, with better skills may get offered their spots.  Competition


Now if this process is transparent between the coaches and the prospect and if communication is positive and ongoing, then I think this is a great process and will get us the best talent possible.  Plus will get us players that know what to expect when they arrive.  If the process is murky, opaque and poorly communicated then I expect better of Harbaugh.

From what I've seen of Harbaugh and the staff, I expect that this process is robust and in Harbaugh I trust,


01/20/2016 - 1:07pm Another thing to consider,

Another thing to consider, maybe Harbaugh and Drevno are upset that they allowed this to happen. You will never know. People, including Harbaugh make mistakes, maybe this is one? Maybe the coaches learn a lot from this and don't make the mistake again? Harbaugh repeatedly acts with a high degree of integrity, but it doesn't make him perfect. I suggest the board use this as Strike 1 and keep a watchful eye going forward.

12/09/2015 - 12:19am Problems to Address

1) Let's give Beilein credit as an offensive genuis - he needs to hire a DEFENSIVE genius for the staff, even if defense is just about effort, more than scheme, somebody to focus on it in specific

2) Zak Irvin looks TERRIBLE - yes he's coming back from injury, but his shot motion is a train wreck - he hit the side of the backboard on an open three tonight

3) MASSIVE regression of Aubrey Dawkins - he's disappeared, why?

That seems like enough to work through - thoughts?


01/10/2015 - 4:33pm Zak's shot

Who ever screwed with Irvin's shot, or even suggested for one second that he should make a change really screwed up. He's now off balance on almost all his shots, or falling forward on threes. I don't know how to fix something when things get screwed up like that, but he's a mess right now.

01/06/2015 - 7:01pm Reason we don't have a confirmed DB coach yet

Jim has offered Charles Woodson and he is waiting to hear if he wants to play another year or become our DB coach. I've heard he might be ok at the position...

10/11/2014 - 9:18pm Another example of poor coaching

Earlier in the game, we did a nice job, calling a timeout when we were lined up for our sneak and they were ready for it. Now that they are ready for it on short yardage tempo plays, you HAVE to change that play, they are on top of it...

coaches failing again...

08/11/2014 - 2:11pm General comment on Hoke's

General comment on Hoke's Press Conference.  His Press Conferences are so useless, that I could barely start reading this review of the conference and then stopped.  I wonder if he is the same with this team.   If everyone is great and everyone is always competing so well, does it make his "coaching" meaningless.  If starters hear the third string guy who is NEVER going to play is "great", what does that mean for when they are told they are "great".  I'll tell you, it means nothing and thus you start to tune out...

That kind of coaching can make everyone feel warm an fuzzy, but it hardly makes people hungry and desperate and find that extra edge.  I think we all know, these Michigan teams have hardly been "hungry" or particularly sharp.




08/06/2014 - 11:14am MSU revenge

I was in the first row in the endzone where Desmond was mugged on the two point conversion when we lost in 1990.  A horrible call, absolutely unacceptable, so the 1991 victory at least did taste sweeter.

08/06/2014 - 11:02am For Brian

It is an absolute honor that part of your first experience at a Michigan game was reading Punt/CounterPunt.  I can tell you that in the pre-internet age (yes I went to UofM without email), having a readership of  of 40,000 on gameday was pretty exciting for the two of us, college seniors.  It was very cool that we were able to bring that back after something like a 5 year hiatus.

02/02/2013 - 12:09am Fab 5 versus 12-13

As a fan that attended every game for the Fab 5, I hate to say it but they were abetter team and as others have mentioned, the talent pool was much higher in college with far fewer guys leaving early. However, and this is a HUGE advantage for this team, Beilein is 10x the coach that Fisher was. The fab 5 won inspire of Fisher and this team is awesome because of Beilein and amazing talent. Beilein + the fab 5 and you get the unc title game for sure and they don't fold in thee second half against Duke. To be clear though, I love this team.

12/01/2012 - 8:50pm Steve fisher's thought on Glen Rice

Fisher was asked after the tournament run if Glen Rice was the greatest shooter he'd ever seen. Fisher said, Rice wasn't even the best shooter on the team. The reporters all laughed, but fisher told them it was Rob Pelinka. Most of you won't even remember Pelinka, but as a shooter he was unbelievable. In pre game warm ups he would warmup up until he made 100 shots. The one night I counter he was 100/120 from all over the gym including 30 footers. That's the difference between a great basketball player and just a great shooter.

11/20/2012 - 12:56pm Matty Blue - I don't disagree

Matty Blue - I don't disagree about cable going away, but I do disagree that fact somehow eliminates the need for people to pay for content - regardless of how it is provided, so OWNING markets and creating demand from a locale will remain key sources of revenue.

11/20/2012 - 12:47pm Thinking Strategically

As a long time follower and brand new commentor, please take this comment with the consideration provided.  Raiding Rutgers (NYC/NJ market) and (Maryland DC market) are two of the three biggest TV markets for the Conference formerly known as the ACC.  That conference will now be destroyed.  Not because the football is great and you want it added to your conference, but because the football is TERRIBLE and it is unsustainable as a conference.  ND went there to have "credibility" - the Big Ten has destroyed that.  Just refer to the PANIC at Duke, they have one relevant revenue sport and they are now likely to lose UVA, GA Tech, UNC and FSU from their conference.   Two of the Top Three (Atlanta) TV markets, that's the brilliance of our latest move.  Biggest question for us is who's the last two:  Kansas, UVA, UNC?