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09/14/2018 - 8:44am I want 1 5-second pocket…

I want 1 5-second pocket next week.  And Mayfield and Hudson to get a series.

09/04/2018 - 12:08pm *To a Top 10 team.

*To a Top 10 team.

09/04/2018 - 12:07pm No.  Michigan left about 10…

No.  Michigan left about 10 points on the field--the botched FG hold, Patterson's sack to take UM out of FG range, and the terrible decision to call PA from the 2-yd line on 2nd down that led to a sack and an eventual FG after Gentry couldn't make a contested catch in the end zone.  Further, ND got 4 bonus points when the Winovich late hit gifted ND a TD instead of a FG.

Now, clearly the in-game calls change if ND isn't winning by the 11-14 point lead they carried for most of the 2nd half, but the UM mistakes made a close game look more dominant for ND.

Notre Dame is a probable Top Ten-ish team, which is a tough game on the road early in the season.  Look at UGA last year--the team that was 1 blown coverage away from the national championship barely won on the road in Week 2.  UM is probably going 9-3 this year, but at least the team is competitive in losses.  It's not good, but it's not Hoke/RichRod bad either.

08/30/2018 - 10:44am Precisely.  Vegas has UM…

Precisely.  Vegas has UM around 45-50% to win the game, and the Vegas/bettor model is the only model that puts its money where its mouth is, so to speak.

08/14/2018 - 10:33am The simple answer is that…

The simple answer is that these rankings are crap. I know it's impossible to accurately rank universities worldwide using a purely quantitative algorithm, but let me throw out this anecdotal example to show how terrible this algorithm is:

Dartmouth: #183, Academic reputation: 21.9. Employer reputation: 34.5

Michigan State: #141, Academic reputation: 61.4. Employer reputation: 54.8.

06/02/2018 - 10:41pm Kevin Durant couldn't bench

Kevin Durant couldn't bench 185 at the NBA combine 1 time.  He has still become an effective NBA player.

High-level basketball players in general can't bench a ton of weight because their arms are extremely long relative to their torso, especially in the early adult ages (18-21).

05/29/2018 - 11:12pm The counter to this argument

The counter to this argument is that for Matthews particularly, he could make millions potentially if he stays at Michigan and fixes his jump shot with Beilein.  And yes, I realize as a fan that's a biased opinion--pro teams can and do develop players internally too.  But from my biased and wildly uneducated view, his best shot at a long NBA career is spending next season fixing his jump shot with JB.

05/29/2018 - 9:31pm Of those 3, in my wholly

Of those 3, in my wholly uneducated opinion, Da'Shawn Hand is the only one of the 3 that we lost out on due to record.  McDowell was probably always going MSU, and Treadwell was drawn away for other widely speculated reasons.

05/26/2018 - 6:27pm I'm not sure about 6.5, but I

I'm not sure about 6.5, but I would wager that by the week of that game, Michigan will be a small favorite.

05/24/2018 - 7:08pm You are correct.  However,

You are correct.  However, Ronaldhino, per the Sun, is worth about 80-100M pounds, which is about $130M.  It will take awhile to burn through all that.

05/13/2018 - 1:14pm That 2016 team was one of the

That 2016 team was one of the best teams in the country.  It was very unlucky in close games and still went 10-3.  Any positive luck in either the Iowa or OSU game and Michigan is very likely in the playoff.

05/11/2018 - 5:56pm Right.  It's a 4-way tie

Right.  It's a 4-way tie according to Joe Milton.  Which, I like that Joe Milton is saying that--good for him to have that confidence in himself.  However, there is a difference between Joe Milton saying the QB race is a 4-way tie and Jim Harbaugh saying the QB race is a 4-way tie.

05/02/2018 - 5:38pm Terry Bradshaw sat the bench

Terry Bradshaw sat the bench in college behind the Grandpa from Duck Dynasty.

05/02/2018 - 5:24pm Your list became nonsense

Your list became nonsense when you put David Robinson ahead of Hakeem.

04/28/2018 - 3:10pm Mostly agree with you.  I'm

Mostly agree with you.  I'm not as high on the RB out of Auburn, but it's a need pick after busting on Abdullah.  Day 3 appears to be a good one for the Lions so far.  I just don't like trading up to take specific players as a general rule.

04/28/2018 - 3:07pm Excatly.  While it's unfair

Excatly.  While it's unfair to judge Bob Quinn for 50 years of failure, how can any Lions fan ever feel optimistic about their draft?

Here's a stat for you: In the Super Bowl era, the Lions have 1 (ONE!!!) playoff win.  The Texas have 3 wins, the Chiefs (!) and Browns each have 4 wins, and every other franchise has won at least 5 playoff games.

Our skepticism has been earned.

04/28/2018 - 2:50pm I mean, sometimes the people

I mean, sometimes the people getting bent out of shape are right.  Washington trading away 15 future draft picks for RG3, for instance, seemed like a high price at the time.  The people who said this were right.

04/28/2018 - 2:32pm I like Shefter, but this

I like Shefter, but this sounds suspiciously like a Lions or an agent plant.

04/28/2018 - 1:00pm They seem to be reaching on

They seem to be reaching on all of their first 3 picks (although Ragnow may not be seen as a true reach in the actual NFL draft rooms).

04/28/2018 - 12:58pm Now this is an interesting


04/28/2018 - 12:57pm Now this is an interesting

Now this is an interesting MGoBlog turn.  A DO NOT WANT on D'Shawn Hand.

04/06/2018 - 12:27pm Sacrifice????

You call it a sacrifice????

04/01/2018 - 7:05pm I meant if MSU and OSU were

I meant if MSU and OSU were playing each other in the title game.

04/01/2018 - 5:53pm Agreed.  If MSU and OSU were

Agreed.  If MSU and OSU were in the title game, after spending a day of reflection reminding myself of all the reasons I have to live, I would pull for the Buckeyes without any hesitation or guilt.

04/01/2018 - 5:51pm The weird thing about

The weird thing about that--if you match up their first 8-10 years at each school, that would be a legitimate argument.  Now, I don't think it's close in terms of game planning, game management, and talent development--Beilein is probably one of the Top 3 coaches in the NCAA.  But when recruiting is factored in and overall team achievement is compared, Thad Matta had a great 8-year run at OSU.  I have no idea how the bottom fell out for his program so quickly after the Aaron Craft class graduated.

04/01/2018 - 5:30pm "It would be torcher watching

"It would be torcher watching them cut down the nets." - OSU Fan/Likely graduate.

03/31/2018 - 1:52pm Clicking on that Recruiting

Clicking on that Recruiting board...  RichRod could have had a scary offense if Tavon Austin would have joined Denard at Michigan.

03/31/2018 - 1:46pm ^^^This times 1,000.  The

^^^This times 1,000.  The foul called on Burke's block is the play everyone remembers, but the officiating in that game was terrible throughout.  There was a critical play at the end of the game on a missed free throw (?) where Levert grabbed the rebound and was pushed out of bounds by a Louisville player.  Instead of a foul call, the official ruled Levert out of bounds and gave Louisville the ball.  I think there were only 20-30 seconds remaining in the game at this point.  Steve Kerr was the CBS analyst for this game and started laughing at the officiating incompetence.  I'm still mad.

03/28/2018 - 7:45pm If the NCAA wanted more

If the NCAA wanted more "Cinderella" (i.e. mid-major) teams to make it far, they would give more bids to mid-majors over, say, Arizona State or Syracuse.

03/25/2018 - 6:37pm MOAR MUPPETS!!!!


03/23/2018 - 2:40pm *blessed by Natty Light.

*blessed by Natty Light.

I fixed it for you.

03/23/2018 - 2:39pm I think if he coaches for 5

I think if he coaches for 5 more years and gets near 850 NCAA wins, he will be a shoo-in anyways.  Depending on how much of the FBI investigation is eventually made public, he may have his spot locked if he retires after this season.

03/22/2018 - 1:45pm Everyone is wrong about the

Everyone is wrong about the Houston game.  Beilein's 2nd Burke team would have definitely won that Houston game.

03/04/2018 - 3:39pm I think he means PSU's

I think he means PSU's victory at Ohio State pushed Penn State to Q1 territory.  The Q1 win pickup was retroactive.

02/27/2018 - 8:00pm I'm headed to Bolivia in

I'm headed to Bolivia in October for a week (flying into La Paz and driving, so not affected by this change).  I'll take lots of pics and make a diary post.

02/21/2018 - 3:19pm You mean like his Wikipedia

You mean like his Wikipedia page?  It was edited today to add a section on his "anti-gay" views sourced on some article written on a random website with a publication date of February 21, 2018.

I hate to break it to you, but sometimes people write crazy things on the internet that are not actually true.  Occasionally, these untruths make it on to Wikipedia.  Some of us have a higher standard of truth than a section of Wikipedia that was edited hours ago.

02/21/2018 - 3:05pm He lived simply in a house in

He lived simply in a house in the mountains of North Carolina.  Neither he nor his wife ever dressed extravagantly or lived an ostentatious lifestyle.  He wasn't on TV begging his "followers" for money, and was never involved in any salacious scandals that I know of (in contract to many, many other famous religous leaders).  I haven't performed a forensic audit on his finances, so I have no idea what his net worth was, but he spent his life in the service of others.  I don't know his net worth, and you don't either. 

But by all means tear down and criticize a man who just died because...  I don't ever know why someone would do that.

02/21/2018 - 2:57pm I have never heard anyone say

I have never heard anyone say that about Billy Graham.  

02/21/2018 - 2:55pm By all accounts, Billy Graham

By all accounts, Billy Graham "walked the walk" as much as he talked the talk.  The world would be better off if everyone lived like that.

02/21/2018 - 11:16am You are probably right, but

You are probably right, but the people on this blog, on Twitter, and many national "pundits" ceratinly seem to be louder than the silent (likely vast) majority.

02/21/2018 - 8:15am Harbaugh is not overrated,

Harbaugh is not overrated, and is the best chance Michigan will ever have to win a national championship over the next 2 decades.

02/20/2018 - 11:29am That was my first thought. 

That was my first thought.  $325/hr is low for a guy who runs the PR company.

02/08/2018 - 2:18pm Michigan is ahead of Alabama

Michigan is ahead of Alabama in brand!!!  But behind Michigan State... which has me questioning the veracity of the sample selection.

02/07/2018 - 11:31am Did you watch last year (or

Did you watch last year (or read my full reply)?  It would not be "an all time turnaroud".  It happened just last year!!!!  Georgia's 2017 turnaround was more dramatic than the hypothetical scenario I posited.

02/07/2018 - 11:13am If Harbaugh wasn't a Michigan

If Harbaugh wasn't a Michigan legend, a coach with his resume would not have considered the Michigan job in the first place.

Georgia went 8-5 last year while looking (and playing much) worse than 2017 Michigan.  The 2018 schedule is very tough, but 10 wins and a Big Ten championship would have Michigan in the thick of the playoff race.

02/03/2018 - 10:25am The worst??? 
I believe the

The worst??? 

I believe the people of Flint have a good argument for Governor Snyder.

01/31/2018 - 11:46am I won't feel any better until

I won't feel any better until I see JMFH on the go-kart track with Reese's younger siblings.

01/31/2018 - 10:50am This recruitment is

This recruitment is different.  For what seems like the past 3-4 months, the only reason Michigan has "led" is because Georgia might not have room for him.  Michigan is basically is top "safety" school, and Georgia is his not-a-sure-thing application to Stanford (to put it in context that more of us would understand).

Sometime these things happen when Michigan goes after the highly rated players from the SEC footprint.  There will always be a danger that some will be pulled back closer to home .

01/25/2018 - 12:31pm If the student is a 4-star

If the student is a 4-star football player, absolutely.

01/17/2018 - 4:47pm Wait--is Maizen permanently

Wait--is Maizen permanently gone?  Banned?