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12/04/2018 - 11:23am Logged in for the express…

Logged in for the express purpose of voicing my agreement. I've been saying this in conversation with friends since the CFP was implemented. Spot on.

10/26/2018 - 5:40pm Today on Mgoblog I learned a…

Today on Mgoblog I learned a new word: perseverate.

10/22/2018 - 8:29pm Fuuuuuuuuu


08/22/2018 - 2:37pm Fact check: false.

Fact check: false.

08/20/2018 - 9:13am Was that a subtle Lebowski…

Was that a subtle Lebowski reference?

07/30/2018 - 2:07pm You know that's a true story…

You know that's a true story? A mother lost her child.

07/30/2018 - 11:23am More worried about getting…

More worried about getting down to a playing weight by September.

07/25/2018 - 10:44am If at first you don't…

If at first you don't succeed: fail, fail again.

07/19/2018 - 9:12am Amazing. He was able to take…

Amazing. He was able to take the best helmet in football and turn it into the worst helmet in football.

04/13/2018 - 12:52pm Don't like his Lavert Hill comments

Best case scenario is Zordich KNOWS that Hill's issue is something that he can play through and he is trying to motivate him to get on the field. The issue with that take is Zordich's own words refute that when he says he wants to find out what is wrong by Hill practicing on it. Zordich doesn't know what is wrong and pressuring Hill to play can aggravate an injury. 

In my own personal life I was pressured to practice when I had an unknown issue with my lower calf. The result from running on it was I missed the rest of the track season and the injury plagued me in my final season of football the following fall.

Another issue, aside from the medical part, is that a coach publicly calling out a player is bad form. That should be handled in-house. Even if Zordich somehow knows Hill's body better than Hill himself, publicly saying Hill should be able to play through it is essentially questioning his toughness. Not often that something like that doesn't damage a coach-player relationship.

12/11/2017 - 3:12pm Horrible

Yes, it is horrible... this idea.

10/09/2017 - 2:57pm Obvious is obvious

Be loud.

08/25/2017 - 10:36am Obligatory South Park Reference?

Image result for people who annoy you

08/25/2017 - 10:35am Obligatory South Park Reference?

Image result for people who annoy you

06/07/2017 - 11:35am YMARMFSPA

Cam Gordon?

10/21/2016 - 9:54am ABB+B

If Archer has taught me anything, it is to 


Gotta break em down and then build em up. /s

04/09/2015 - 11:24am Savages

I don't comment frequently here, but I do frequent the site. I'd like to point out that a lot of what the book and film is criticized for is Kyle's use of the word "savage." People, Muslims in particular, felt that was degrading and dehumanizing.

You know what? It is degrading, and it is dehumanizing, and it is the EXACT WORD CHOICE to describe what it was that Kyle was describing.

Kyle wasn't describing Iraqis or Muslims in general, he was describing the enemy he was fighting. These people murder children playing soccer with mortars to stir up sectarian violence and decapitate innocent people at mosques. If we can't call that savagery, if we can't name the perpetrators savages, then what can we call them? They deserved everything Chris Kyle and his brothers in arms gave them, the very least of which was mean names in a book.

Kudos to Coach Harbaugh for standing on principle instead of bowing to the overly sensitive nature of our society.


02/27/2015 - 3:24pm That guy again

Doesn't change the fact that tungsten isn't used in pushrods. If you really want to get into a discussion of valvetrain dynamics as it pertains to mass, we certainly can. I merely intended to make a comical criticism of a completely unimportant detail. This is how a person becomes that guy.

Don't try to be that guy, I am that guy.

02/26/2015 - 1:01pm That guy is me

Push rods are not made out of tungsten. Far too heavy. Yes, I am that guy.

09/05/2013 - 6:00pm two teams

Serial Trade-Rapist (self explanatory)

Running Backs? Pfft.  (did not pick a RB until the 5th round, ended up with Mendenhall and Mark Ingram as my starters.  Yikes.)

07/05/2013 - 4:28pm Tosh.o

Say what you want about the Buckeyes, they know how to pitch a tent.


05/31/2012 - 3:03pm UCF

Am I missing something about UCF?  They do not seem to belong at #15.

05/15/2012 - 10:42am Sad Panda

This makes me a saaad panda.

10/18/2011 - 3:59pm Pre-ordered at Amazon

Can't wait to read this one. It's the first book I've purchased since college, when I, you know, had to buy books.

06/08/2011 - 8:17am unhide.exe

If the virus hides all your files, there's a utility called unhide.exe that you can get from that will un hide them.  First you'll need to download and run malwarebytes, possibly in safe mode, to get rid of the thing.

06/08/2011 - 8:14am Avast caught it

I got two warnings when I opened up TomVH diaries that my AV (Avast) had blocked a file from downloading. Definitely something on mgoblog, probly an ad.

09/04/2010 - 9:01am How about...

65 degrees and calm?

06/13/2010 - 11:39am Riley Reiff

I played against him in high school, he was a freshman my senior year and I know some younger guys who played and wrestled against him. Pretty much every D-1 caiber player from South Dakota ends up in Iowa, i.e. Chad Greenway, Reiff, and Brandon Wegher, so the Hawkeyes are a distant second favorite of mine in the Big Ten.

06/09/2010 - 12:43pm Wrong

The OP said, "Have you students read the crime reports around here?  Justin Feagin couldn't avoid it.  Can we just be transparent and say that we really want him because he is really good and will help us win football games.  If you are a Michigan football fan thats all you truly care about in this situation.  Stop acting like there is another reason that some of you are going out of control about this situation."

The Feagin situation is irrelevant, and the OP knows it (or should). The OP also claims that fans only care about his possible impact on the football team, which is also untrue. Yes we want him because of his talent, but we also believe in honoring commitments to players and helping young men develop as a person. At least I believe that and I would go so far to say that Rich Rodriguez and his staff do to.

The OP paints a picture of Michigan fans being cutthroat and caring only about on-the-field impact. This is unsubstantiated at best and at worst is unture, and based completely on opinion and devoid of fact, just like the Freep.

06/09/2010 - 12:20pm On par with the Freep

Truly, your post is the type of quality I would expect out of the Detroit Free Press. Because Justin Feagin blew a second chance does that mean we don't give another one to anybody else? I believe in second chances and at the very least think Demar is worthy of getting the second chance he was promised, regardless of whether he deserves it.

Would I want him if he wasn't a good football player? No, I wouldn't.

Would I want him if he was a great football player but the coaching staff thought he didn't have the character to play at Michigan? Again, no I wouldn't.

But that's not the case, he is a good player who the coaches did their homework on and felt he deserved a second chance.  Let him in.

06/05/2010 - 11:57am Ghostbusters?

Was that a Ghostbusters reference?  If so, you left out mass hysteria.

12/10/2009 - 4:28pm Oh my God, you're right!!

Because a small minority of students can't write effectively, the entire student body is unintelligent! I get it now! Thanks so much for your insight and for clearing that up for me. Clearly when the university outscores Ivy League schools on a regular basis on the EXACT same test its just a recurring fluke and not indicative of the student body's intelligence as a whole.

12/10/2009 - 2:24pm Yeah, I do

The ETS exam, which I refer to, is a widely accepted and used exam to gauge the success of a student's undergraduate learning, including schools like Penn, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.

I don't know what else to tell you, a handful of students struggle to write effectively at every school, and Terrelle Pryor is one of them. Not the worst writer in the world, but definitely needs a LOT of tutoring.

12/10/2009 - 2:05pm So having some students who

So having some students who struggle to write effectively more substantially supports the idea that the school has "the dumbest students" than outscoring 95% of the nation on a comprehensive test? By scoring in the upper echelon of schools nationally, I make the claim that the school must not be full of idiots, thereby refuting fatbastard's claim to the contrary.

12/10/2009 - 1:57pm fatbastard

Fatbastard, who said USD has dumb students.

12/10/2009 - 1:42pm Right

A school whose business students place in the top 5% nationally is full of idiots.

Anything else you want to comment on? Make sure you focus on something of which you have no knowledge or understanding, that way you can stay consistent.

12/10/2009 - 1:14pm USD

University of South Dakota.

12/10/2009 - 12:36pm To be honest...

... as shitty as this paper is, its not that far from a lot of freshman papers I've read. I've proofread and corrected a lot of papers that are worse than this that were written by non-athletes.

11/20/2009 - 11:17am AFAIC

As Far As I'm Concerned

11/05/2009 - 12:45pm Fair enough.

I have no background in the field, so I'll take your word for it.

But I must say, he is constantly negative on everything. Even when I read the OT thread on XBox 360s, there he was, somehow bitching about Rich Rodriguez. When a guy can turn XBox 360s into something negative, I feel like he's being purposefully inflammatory. Like I said, I looked at his posts, and he's unwaveringly negative about everything. You would think he would have something good to say about SOMETHING... sometime... at some point.

Irritating? Definitely. Bannable? I guess maybe not.

11/05/2009 - 12:40pm Lebowski reference= +1



Calmer'n you are.

11/05/2009 - 12:36pm Yep

Upset enough to post about it. Aside from the hosts' of the site material, the primary asset of the site is the input of the users, and this particular user is a serious detractor from the quality of the site.

11/05/2009 - 12:02pm Best Post Ever

I've never seen so much horseshit in one post. You sir, have a talent. I don't think anyone can cram so much stupidity and negativity into one post the way have done.

22 (well actually 23, but who's counting... well... everyone but you is counting, but I digress) is a small sample size. Which is why I noted that in the original post.

Also, how is it you haven't been banned? -813 points and you're still here? Clearly you have nothing to add other than ALL CAPS and GODRIGUEZ SUCKS!! and an incredible ability to ignore all logic and fact and base what you write on hyperbole and knee-jerk reaction.

11/03/2009 - 8:05pm You lost me Tater

"You can't say that your prediction was based on intellect and objectivity while those of everyone who disagreed with you were based on emotion and subjectivity."

I didn't say everyone else's was based solely on emotion and subjectiviy. Clearly you didn't fully comprehend the meaning of the post. The large swing in projections from 6-6 or worse to 9-3 or better indicates, in my opinion, a prediction based on emotion and subjectivity. Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Indiana, and Delaware State along with a good win over Notre Dame preseason wouldn't have made everyone say "No way we're finishing worse than 8-4." If it wasn't emotion than what was it? If the prediction of 2/3 of the board wasn't based on calm objectivity than what was it?

The majority of us (as I illustrated) predicted 6-6 or worse during the summer, when there was no emotion. When there was emotion involved, expectations flew up to 8-4 at worst and possibly 9+ wins. Based on emotion. PSU and Illinois brought us back down to Earth like Jake Brown at the XGames. We saw how painful it was going to be on the way dowm, cringed as we looked on, and lamented that we could only watch.

As far as you believing I inferred some kind of superiority to other members on the board, I don't know how anyone could feign superiority when over 2/3 of the people predicted the same thing I did. I knew nothing they didn't.

To everyone who didn't agree with me, fully 1/3 of the board, its not like they were that far off. We were very close to beating MSU and Iowa, and with a little more luck we could be 7-2. Beat the team we should beat, Purdue, and lose to Wisky and OSU and we're 8-4 and they would be right.

Don't confuse being objective and calm and making the same prediction as over 2/3 of the board as lucky.

11/03/2009 - 1:03pm Negative Trend

That's something I didn't touch on but probably should have.

I had predicted a finish of 2-3 with a win over Penn State. In hindsight, that upset prediction was flat-out stupid. So, my realistic prediction sans stupidity means a 1-4 finish. Which looks bad, but it is (or should have been) what we expected.

10/31/2009 - 10:45pm I don't have the points

So I can't make my own diary or forum topic. But basically, I have to reiterate, THIS IS WHAT WE EXPECTED when no emotions were involved this past summer.

In a diary where most people agreed with me, I said we would go 6-6. So far I've been wrong (sort of) about Notre Dame, where I gave us a 45% chance but said ND would win, and about Penn State, where I thought we would pull an upset.

The original post was

We're right where I and many others thought we'd be, albeit with a slightly better offense (at times) and a worse defense. The rampant panic and "FIRE RR" hysteria on today's CIL was sickening.

I wish I could give the OP more positive votes, we could use more calm thinking.

10/17/2009 - 2:04am You missed the point

It was hidden behind the sentence where is said, "The point?"

The point being made the entire time that this team is improved, and should we finish 7-5 or so, we shouldn't be disappointed. It's not complicated.

I referenced the original post because, for the most part, the season has been going as many people, including myself, felt it would. Look at the comments on the original, I'm sure the majority of commenters were guessing 7-5, give or take a game.

10/16/2009 - 6:25pm Oops

Don't know what the hell happened there, but maybe repetition will help get the point across.

10/16/2009 - 6:23pm Exactly my point

I predicted 6-6, so 2-4 down the stretch isn't a collapse (not that you said that specifically), 2-4 is just whats expected as the schedule gets harder and a very young team experiences growing pains. If we flipped our schedule around, started 2-4 and ended 4-2 everyone would be happy.

Keep a level about it and you'll see this is a team with a lot of talent offensively, despite youth, and a lack of talent/depth/experience on defense.

I know people will freak out regardless, but hopefully a few people understand 2-4 finish would be because of our youth and our opponents' talent level.

10/16/2009 - 6:22pm Exactly my point

I predicted 6-6, so 2-4 down the stretch isn't a collapse (not that you said that specifically), 2-4 is just whats expected as the schedule gets harder and a very young team experiences growing pains. If we flipped our schedule around, started 2-4 and ended 4-2 everyone would be happy.

Keep a level about it and you'll see this is a team with a lot of talent offensively, despite youth, and a lack of talent/depth/experience on defense.

I know people will freak out regardless, but hopefully a few people understand 2-4 finish would be because of our youth and our opponents' talent level.