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08/03/2018 - 6:53pm Exactly.

There must be no…


There must be no actual report of anything that was "reported." So it was all just collusion to cover it up if it was talked about initially. No one being aware that it was reported at the institution (because it wasn't reported based on legal protocol) can only be why he would be placed on administrative leave. Unless all his job requires is that he mention it to Gene Smith and file no traceable paperwork, but then that means NCAA violations for the school and Gene Smith being fired. Still, hard to imagine that's enough to fulfill his mandatory reporting when the school doesn't know about it at all.

03/27/2018 - 8:34pm So

Did Joe retire?

02/12/2018 - 12:58am As a former wrestler,

I chuckled at your inclusion of wrestling with football, basketball, and hockey as the most popular sports, but I’ll take it! 8,000+ is impressive today, although that’s not how I remember popularity of the sport 20 years ago. As a cool story bro, my dad received an offer of free tickets to tonight’s match as a former Michigan wrestling letterman. He said the flight from Florida was the only downside!

02/12/2018 - 12:40am It really isn’t like that

Individual wins count in wrestling. Plus, Michigan is historically an incredible dual meet team. Given that the Big Ten is by far the best conference in wrestling, and has been for a long time, Michigan wrestling has performed significantly better than Michigan football. Where we drop off is in the national tournament picture. For whatever reason, we peak early in the season with our dual success and never perform up to expectations at the NCAA tournament. But I don’t have too much disappointment from a dual meet loss. We win an impressive amount of those.

02/11/2018 - 7:53pm M

M just got screwed on that last no call. That was two.

01/08/2018 - 6:50pm Lol

Not a real win by non-SEC stooge standards.

12/20/2017 - 4:52pm 2022

Ho boy, that's a big number. I was 02. Wow.

12/18/2017 - 11:10pm Florida is a great school

But they rank around #200 in the world every year and we rank top 25. There's still a difference, apparently.

12/16/2017 - 12:14am Add to it

That Mark Hamill was upset despite his million dollar paycheck. Told Johnson he disagreed with every single choice made about his character Luke in this movie.

12/16/2017 - 12:09am Eh

Read the audience reviews on Rotten Tomato, where it has a 56% overall rating. Many who aren't being paid or looking for Transformers in Space hated it.

12/09/2017 - 12:15am Curious

Do you have any idea what happened to M-Wolverine? Has he been back?

11/30/2017 - 10:11am What do you think?

Do you think it's a mistake for FSU to let him go? With my wife a Florida grad, I am rejoicing for her that FSU will inevitably go down, losing such a proven, high-caliber coach like Fisher. Do you think that's correct?

10/09/2017 - 5:17pm Key point

We had Jedd Fisch as the passing coordinator and now we don't. And guess what we now suck at...

09/09/2017 - 8:55pm Nice Marine

Said by the nicest Marine ever.

09/09/2017 - 8:53pm Sure, people may be booing coaches

But Michigan players have expressed in the past how they specifically felt they were being booed and were frustrated at the lack of loyalty by the fans. I remember that distinctly from some of those disillusioning years of past teams when the fans were expressing anger at the coaches.

09/09/2017 - 8:50pm Silence

Silence is enough of a social pressure to a football player to make them pissed at their performance and want to do better next time. Nobody wants silence in their own house. Booing is over the top.

The best thing one can do when someone tells a bad joke is not laugh. It's the social pressure they need to get better. Laughing enables them, telling them their joke sucks makes one a jerk.

09/09/2017 - 8:42pm The team is going to have bad games

The team is going to have bad games. Pretty sad so many people on this thread think booing Michigan athletes is okay. I'd think booing by a fan base would have a more negative effect on recruits' perceptions than even a bad (22 point) win.

09/07/2017 - 6:31pm Let's go baby

"Grabbed him by the throat and said let's go baby ... you're up."

Funny, that's how I tell worship team members they're playing Sunday, as well.

09/06/2017 - 2:09pm How about this?

Recruiting never ends because coaches can easily recruit a player out from under a team without impunity. It creates a free agent atmosphere to college athletics with constantly fluid teams as athletes barter their way for a constantly changing better slice of the pie. This is theoretically the opposite mentality of "the team, the team, the team."

09/03/2017 - 4:03pm Yes but

They stuffed people. Consistently. He said swarmed. Stuffed, swarmed, they're both fun with the same result, different editor.

09/02/2017 - 9:37pm Some days...

Some days you ride the shark. Some days the shark rides you.

08/20/2017 - 9:50pm Heels dug in

With how long this has gone on, does somewittyname deserve a posbang thread if he was right?

I mean, StephenRJKing basically articulated the same point later in the thread, albeit thoughtfully and academically, and he received almost exclusively upvotes for it.

08/19/2017 - 10:43pm Guys,

I think somewittyname is trying to shoot the moon. Someone upvote him.

07/25/2017 - 3:39pm But, but, but...

That means Ypsilanti is number two, right??

03/27/2017 - 8:04pm Man,

All I cared about was the degree, not who the commencement speaker was or where the ceremony was. I guess I've always hated tool box analogies, so I couldn't be more generally opposed to commencement speakers. I'd listen to Mark Twain, though:

03/27/2017 - 6:24pm Lent

You know you get to drink beer on Sundays right? Lenten fasts generally do not count Sundays.

02/21/2017 - 6:54pm The Crying Game?

I watched that with my parents when I was a young boy. None of us knew it was coming. Bad choice of words. 

01/24/2017 - 12:38pm IMO

It's pretty clear that they overtrain. It explains why they're beating or competing with many of the best teams early in the season and injured, exhausted, or burnt out at the end when others pass us in the major tournaments.

01/18/2017 - 8:31pm Yes! I second M-Wolverine.

I've been scanning this whole thread to see if someone would mention M-Wolverine! He was my favorite poster. If this can happen, anything is possible.

12/16/2016 - 7:18pm After watching that video

And seeing her stagger and her mangled face, I hope she gets every penny he's worth.

12/10/2016 - 12:24am They were in talks

But chose to go internal. Reportedly, a lot of the players liked their OC moving up over Kiffin.

12/04/2016 - 4:29pm We're definitely better than OSU

We beat them on their home field.

12/03/2016 - 11:57pm We did

We did win the OSU game. Weren't you watching?

11/30/2016 - 4:35pm The smart ones

The smart ones haven't said a word, because they know they lost.

11/29/2016 - 12:49am Yes!

Instead of the players, UFR the refs this week. That's a statement.

11/29/2016 - 12:46am Brian

I think we should go the other way. Mgoblog needs to do an expose on every screwed call in that Game. It would get a lot of media attention if done to perfection and actually could be useful advocacy and create positive change.

11/17/2016 - 9:20pm Habanero Sculpin by Ballast Point -- a reflection

Cookout on a Monday. I could come back Tuesday. This is a moment I want to relish. There's brats on the grill, red, green, and yellow pepper shish-kabobs sizzling beside them, but my tongue is hotter. So hot.

The sun is on my face, the comfortable chatter of friends in my ear, and I'm in love. With you, Habanero. Or maybe not. But this sting is seductive.

I'd stay in this moment if I could. Tomorrow will be another day, and I'll be somewhere else I cannot say -- I know it in the back of my mind. But not today. Today I'm here forever.

10/05/2016 - 12:23pm Oh perspective...

I'm shuttering my house and my family's houses today before evacuating and hoping this slow moving category 4 hurricane doesn't take my roof off or send driving rains up my attic vent down here in Florida. And the changing east projection has it circling back and passing through Florida again.

09/15/2016 - 10:43pm Maybe it's just me

But I love Brian's analysis, and I couldn't care less about PFF. I call encroachment on PFF, 10 game penalty, 1st down Mgoblog.

09/10/2016 - 10:38pm No one

Respects the coaches poll. End of story.

09/07/2016 - 8:12pm Agreed

But an undefeated Houston team shouldn't be ranked over a 1-loss Michigan team, and sadly they would be after merely beating Oklahoma and sleepwalking the rest of the season. This is relevant if there are only a couple undefeated teams and Michigan beats OSU but the Big Ten gets edged out by Houston.

09/05/2016 - 10:12am The coach's poll

Isn't as valid. Theirs will never be a real championship.

09/03/2016 - 5:45pm Our schedule

is starting to look formidable. I think we'll be undefeated going to Ohio State, but we'll have quite the resume if so.

09/03/2016 - 2:09pm Probably

Beat up from pushing hard today without any rest from a really intense camp. Sometimes getting a little time off during an injury can help glycogen levels later in the season for those guys when it counts. I'm optimistic.

09/02/2016 - 10:17pm The new Michigan State

Those who stay will struggle with Furman.

08/27/2016 - 1:39pm We may need an edit

To this OP eventually. The negs are way up in that post already. High is at 97.

07/20/2016 - 2:17pm It's easy to get in marriage ruts

I sometimes forget to see my wife as the beautiful woman I married (who is a good person as well) and focus my love and attention on the kids. I don't know why, but I have an internal instinctive drive to love on my kids but a tendency to put expectations on my wife more than making her an object of my love.

So I'm trying to intentionally surprise her with more love and affection than I've been giving, physical or verbal attention that I give the kids, to show her that same tenderness and devotion. I think it can break us out of marriage ruts of complacency with each other. Perhaps she has dreams of love she's forgotten and I'd like to be the one to remind her. She deserves that much, just like my own kids do.

Best of luck to you Hatter, and God bless you.

04/30/2016 - 9:38am In before

Lions draft another Oline.

04/10/2016 - 7:23pm Ernest Hemingway and Zora Neale Hurston

as well.

04/07/2016 - 9:23pm Ballet 101

I think you just had to wear tights and go. I, of course, obliged. Most of my Team Sports (teaching classes) were close.