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05/13/2016 - 4:12pm Number 40

I'd actually like to see a wide receiver wear #40 again, a la John Kolesar.

05/13/2016 - 3:56pm Derrick Alexander

Did not wear the #1 jersey his freshman year.…

10/11/2015 - 11:15am Harbaugh on playoffs:

10/28/2014 - 6:41pm Haloscan

Haloscan was the commenting platform of the first iteration of MGoBlog.  In 2007, during the first coaching search, a core group of us would basically spend all day waiting for Brian to make a new post on the blog, which would cause us to jump to that new post and make comments on it.  There was no forum topics, and were no diaries.  You just commented on Brian's posts, with the invevitable "first" attempted if you thought you were the first commentor on a new post.

It was all rather primitive, in hindsight.  But man, I wish I would have kept an archive of all the comment threads on posts.  Some funny, funny stuff. 

10/28/2014 - 5:43pm Just keep....

Choppin' that wood.

Grobe Mafia!!!

The boats..the god damn boats.

In all seriousness, can you believe we're about to go down this road AGAIN!  Haloscan were some dark days, but man, some good times. 

09/29/2014 - 5:51pm You realize

You realize that companies try to recruit people for jobs everday, right?  There are literally search firms that specialize in athletic director hiring. 

09/29/2014 - 5:45pm John U. Bacon....

reporting that his sources say this is not true. 

Yep...we're officially back in the days of a coach AND Athletic Director death watch.

08/26/2014 - 3:35pm Ahhh

the annual Seth meltdown when someone bitches about a feature.  It wouldn't be football season without it.

04/25/2014 - 8:30pm My guess

Is that someone just asked, "Hey, you want some?" I don't remember worrying about repercussions.

04/25/2014 - 7:17pm You would

Probably like Drew Sharp's article on the topic today then.

01/29/2014 - 2:54pm Right

"His friend had been publicly accused of rape. Falsely, it seems, since there was no prosecution"

I'm not badly misconstruing. Your hysterics notwithstanding. I'll say it again. Your comments about not being charged = falsely accused are idiotic. I'm willing to bet you haven't spent a day of your life on a criminal case. If you have, I'll wager you've had a few ineffective assistance claims.

01/29/2014 - 10:42am Section 1

Having spent 3 years as a sexual assault prosecutor and another 7 as a federal organized crime prosecutor, I can only say one thing to you, Section 1 -- you're an idiot for equating false accusations with lack of criminal charges.

Just because charges weren't filed doesn't mean that law enforcement didn't believe the victim or think that the assault occurred. They very well determined there was not sufficient evidence to prosecute.

I have no idea what the prosecutors charging decisions in this case entailed. But the statement you made asserting Gibbons has to be falsely accused because no charges were filed is idiotic.

01/09/2014 - 11:39am Ummmm...

Anyone else find it really disconcerting that the OC has never even spoken to several of the recruits with Michigan offers?  Not even an effing phone call?  Jesus.  Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

12/11/2013 - 4:27pm Ahhh, remember......

Haloscan?  Repeatedly refreshing waiting for a new thread?  The Groh mafia?  Just keep choppin' that wood, man.

Those were some dark times.  Made the Borges-hysteria look like a walk in the park.

/get off my lawn

10/05/2013 - 12:30pm Wait...

Your defensive? I couldn't tell by the hysterical individual responses on this thread.

Oh, and I get the references, live in PA, know a shitload of Penn State fans and watched Penn State beat Michigan. I don't like the shirt. But that's not a commentary on your self-described unrivaled sense of humor and intelligence. I just don't like the shirt. For shit's sake, I hope someone in your office throws you a fucking cry towel.

10/05/2013 - 8:49am Ugh

I'd like to take a photo of this shirt and put it on another t-shirt with the phrase: "Worst MGoBlog Shirt Ever" and then sell it next to the Worst State Ever shirt, a simple idea executed well. This is just trying way too hard. Hopefully this ends up in the same bin where those dumb "In Rod We Trust Shirts" are now. Just terrible.

10/17/2012 - 11:32am Also....

let's get rid of the white hats.  They look absurd.  Regular blue hats with the Block M, a la Bo, Mo,  and LLO.  The white hats are so very Les Milish.  Ugh.  But I understand why Hoke (Ho!?) doesn't wear a hat.  Dude's got a big noggin.  Would look like a walking candy apple with a baseball hat on.

08/29/2012 - 10:20am Thankfully...

this exercise if over.

08/10/2012 - 12:18pm Rob Renes

If he's a 1st Team All American (on the field and in academics), wins the Katcher Award twice, and is Co-Captain like Rob Renes, that would be awesome.  I think you are probably underestimating Rob Renes.

/shakes fist as an old guy.

08/07/2012 - 4:00pm Ugh...

This reminds me of Bill Simmons article.

06/20/2012 - 5:11pm Well...

I think whitedawg's point was that the whole basis of the U.S. criminal justice system is assuming people are not guilty until proven otherwise.  ALL child sex abuse crimes are horrific -- this one is just splattered all over the 24/7 news cycle.  Taken to it's logical conclusion, every defendant accused of criminal sexual conduct should just plead guilty.  Problem is, this isn't the Soviet Union.  The state is constituationally required to prove it's case.  Reilly's thesis basically undermines the whole context of the criminal justice system.  Throw in the fact that he advocates prison rape at the end, and it's just asinine. 

06/20/2012 - 4:02pm If he takes the stand

and testifies on direct examination to his defense counsel, he can't then assert the 5th Amendment.  By testifying he is waiving that right.  If defendant's could assert the privilege on cross-examination, every defendant would take the stand to tesify under questioning by their attorney and then assert when the prosecutor starts his/her cross-exam.

06/20/2012 - 3:53pm Ugh.

As a former prosecutor and current white collar attorney, I get so frustrated when people, particularly the media, assume that defense attorney's make the decision on whether a defendant testifies.  The attorney can only give their best advice -- it's the defendant's constitututional right and ultimate decision whether to testify.

But to answer your question, I would have strongly advised him not to testify.  Dude would have been crucified.

06/20/2012 - 3:51pm Rick Reilly...

is an idiot.  He's now advocating prison rape.  Let's just go all Stalin on their asses.  Not to mention the fact that Sandusky is being tried in state court and will not be going to "general population in a federal prison."  If anything, Reilly's comments about federal prison undercut his whole column advocating for prison rape for Sandusky.  General population in a federal prison is a heck of a lot better than general prison in a state one.  As you can tell, I hate Rick Reilly.

06/13/2012 - 9:53am Man, I wish you'd come up

Man, I wish you'd come up with a different title for this than "Michigan Museday."  I realize you're desperately trying to follow in Brian's "Unverified Voracity" footsteps, but the title is just horrific.  I enjoy reading this every Monday, but cringe every week when I read the title again.

02/20/2012 - 4:39pm Patmon

Started 10 games at SS on the 1998 squad (Marcus Ray started the other 3 at SS).  He also started 8 games at FS on the 1999 squad (the other 4 were started by Cato June, another player that would, IMO, that Kovacs could not have supplanted at either position).

My point is only that Kovacs likley would not have played on most of Michigan's defenses in the 1990's.  Love the guy to death, but that's just my opinion.  From 1991 to 1999, Michigan simply didn't have the problems at safety that plauged the program in the 2000's.

02/20/2012 - 3:47pm Kovacs starts on damn near every Michigan D in the past 20 years

Maybe the past 10 years.  Shonte Peoples (prior to him going on a shooting spree in A2), Marcus Ray, Dwayne Patmon, and Tommy Hendricks (all multi-year starters as SS in the 1990s) would strongly argue otherwise.

12/08/2011 - 3:26pm I think you'd be surprised what...

$550 gets you in New Orleans on both counts.  And I'm speaking strictly as a former federal prosecutor, of course.

12/08/2011 - 3:18pm Gift Suite..

My favorite comment from an ESPN Big Ten Blog commentator: "Gift Suite is just code for hookers and blow, right?" 

10/05/2011 - 11:45am My favorite Bo Schembechler story....

was all of the times that he was able to sit in the corner of a circular room.

08/25/2011 - 9:50am Might I suggest....

my avatar as a sign.

01/20/2011 - 10:26pm Good Lord......

I'm pretty sure Brian spontaneously combusted when he read this forum topic.

01/19/2011 - 12:18am It's also not off topic..

because Carr and Moeller are both former Michigan head coaches.

01/13/2011 - 2:03pm Yes.....

let's keep the defense of the last three years. Much better.

01/08/2011 - 10:39am If Michigan hires a D-III coach......

I'm officially blowing my head off.  And I say that affectionally as a former D-III football player.

01/07/2011 - 2:53pm You don't know how tempting it is.....

to send a resume in application on the small chance I could frame the rejection letter.

"Thank you for your recent application to become Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan.  We have reviewed your credentials and have decided to pursue other opportunities with regard to this position.

Thank you for your application and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Very Sincerely,

David Brandon - Athletic Director, University of Michigan"

01/07/2011 - 2:48pm Especially helpful...

if those clandestine meetings are in Arizona.

12/01/2010 - 2:25pm How is..

Rob Pelinka off topic? Especially with the specific call out on his Michigan years and photo in Michigan uniform?

11/30/2010 - 7:35pm Or as my mother from Northern Michigan would say...

we're going to be REAL good.

11/30/2010 - 7:20pm Hadn't seen that...

but I do think it's pretty funny.

11/30/2010 - 7:16pm Also...

are you begging not to be negged to "Bolivian" or into oblivion? I think that may be the funniest part of this post.

11/30/2010 - 7:09pm Oh, come on....

this is clearly more like the Battle of Stalingrad, Soviets vs. Nazis.  

Nice work.

11/30/2010 - 7:07pm Not to be nit-picky

but Nick Saban/Urban Meyer/Pete Carroll/Mack Brown aren't coming to Ann Arbor.  Pretty sure this was covered in 2007.

11/30/2010 - 4:08pm You're kidding, right?

Please tell me you're joking.

11/30/2010 - 4:01pm Analogies....

I've been trying to work a good Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines analogy into both my legal and MGoBlog writing, but haven't had much success.  Now I see why.

11/30/2010 - 2:52pm Setting aside the redunant post issue....

it would have been nice if you would have simply pointed out that it is actually being "discussed on mgoblog" a mere 10 posts before yours.

Good Lord.

11/30/2010 - 2:17pm Wrong use

of a comma after the word "either."  If you're going to police posts, please watch your punctuation.

11/30/2010 - 12:11pm No, that's Greg Shiano.....

wait, is it 2007 or 2010? This board is playing mind tricks on me.

11/30/2010 - 11:57am If you think this is a shit storm...

wait until someone breaks out the flight tracker maps from Palo Alto to Detroit Metro.  Then a real diarrhea hurricane will break out.

11/30/2010 - 11:55am Put Harbaugh's face

on that navel and I'll puke, for sure.