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09/20/2018 - 4:08pm I'm so old that I remember…

I'm so old that I remember the second Moe's location just off State and Packard.

09/20/2018 - 3:01pm "Everyone here is so…

"Everyone here is so emotionally damaged."

We're the poor abused dog who cringe-piddles on the floor at a loud noise.

09/20/2018 - 2:56pm My freshman September in…

My freshman September in 1971 was spent in the un-air conditioned confines of Markley, and for the first week or so it was fucking miserable.

https://www.wunderground.com/history/weekly/us/mi/ann-arbor/KARB/date/1971-9-7

09/20/2018 - 2:50pm "Tera Blanco is dating MAAR…

"Tera Blanco is dating MAAR...not Metellus"

That's what MAAR thought...

 

09/20/2018 - 11:40am Josh Metellus Reveals One…

Josh Metellus Reveals One Weird Trick to Almost Get Taken Out of the Game

09/20/2018 - 11:39am If I drank enough water to…

If I drank enough water to piss clear for 24 hours before and after an intense physical competition, I'd have to get a catheter; otherwise I'd have to take a leak every five minutes.

09/20/2018 - 8:35am I hate haiku so I'm going to…

I hate haiku so I'm going to post this OT item instead:

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/9/19/17880016/colorado-mascot-t-shirt-cannon-video

09/20/2018 - 8:16am "Just a little, I don’t know…

"Just a little, I don’t know the medical term, like a tweak, strain type of thing.”

Doesn't sound like a cramp to me. Sounds like more of a hamstring issue.

09/19/2018 - 11:14pm Tyler Badass and Coy Cronk —…

Tyler Badass and Coy Cronk — sounds like cartoon characters.

09/19/2018 - 10:11pm If you enter “Dobbs” in the…

If you enter “Dobbs” in the MGoSearch field above and select MGBoard as the target search area, you will be presented with a number of posts about Dobbs.

09/19/2018 - 1:13pm Considering the fact that…

Considering the fact that Nebraska profited mightily from better living through chemistry in the Osborne era, they're a much closer match to test-tube man-meat Drago than the clean-living Rocky Balboa.

09/19/2018 - 12:41pm http://www.winsipedia.com…

http://www.winsipedia.com/tennessee

09/19/2018 - 12:37pm "They’re not alone among all…

"They’re not alone among all-time great programs struggling this year, either. UCLA, with almost 600 wins to its name..."

Calling UCLA an "all-time great program"—with exactly one NC in '54—is a bit ridiculous. They're in the second echelon at most.

http://www.winsipedia.com/ucla

09/19/2018 - 12:31pm https://fivethirtyeight.com…

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-best-college-football-programs-of-the-1990s-are-suddenly-terrible/

09/18/2018 - 11:15pm Hard to think of a time when…

Hard to think of a time when being so completely and utterly wrong about something has made me as happy.

09/17/2018 - 4:42pm "Onwenu said UM hasn’t even…

"Onwenu said UM hasn’t even shown half its offense"

I guess that's why they're blocking half the time.

/s sorta

09/17/2018 - 4:37pm (308-27-27-67-43)/31 = 5.5

"(308-27-27-67-43)/31 = 5.5"

 

27+27+67+43 = 164

308-164 = 144

144/31 = 4.64

Still not bad, but not 5.5

09/17/2018 - 1:37pm "Registering a new account…

"Registering a new account under basically the same name may not have been the winning strategy."

Some peoples just durn't learn real good.

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09/17/2018 - 1:27pm The performance in the bowl…

The performance in the bowl game in on Jan. 1, 1998 was just as important as our performance in our bowl game 50 years earlier in 1948.

From the Bentley Historical library website for UM sports history:

"Michigan and Notre Dame had traded the top spot in the polls through much of the season. Notre Dame was No. 1 and Michigan No. 2 in the final regular season poll. In an unprecedented post-bowl games poll, the Associated Press named Michigan No. 1 on the strength of the Wolverines' decisive win over Southern California in the Rose Bowl. Notre Dame had been less dominant in its season ending win over the Trojans."

 

09/17/2018 - 1:17pm It would be wrong to say…

It would be wrong to say Michigan has no chance—we did with Deshawn Hand, too—but in the end I think Hill will go with the stronger football program, which is Alabama.

I hope I'm dead wrong, but I've been observing Michigan recruiting pretty closely for almost 25 years and our record for getting out-of-region 5 stars when going up against the dominant programs of the day isn't very good.

If we do pull it off, it will be a tremendous recruiting coup by Harbaugh & staff.

09/17/2018 - 9:12am Daxson Hill is wishful…

Daxson Hill is wishful thinking, and I'm with Mantis on Harrison.

"Teams' performance this year won't impact his decision" is right up there with "academics are incredibly important to me." I understand why kids say it, but in the vast majority of cases of elite-level recruits, it's bunk.

If, God forbid, Michigan loses to OSU and goes 8-4 while OSU goes to the playoffs, the notion that wouldn't impact a recruit's thinking is laughable, especially if that kid is from the Columbus area.

09/17/2018 - 9:07am This is one circumstance in…

This is one circumstance in which the athletic director needs to step up and be Michigan's advocate. Don't force Harbaugh to do it—Manuel needs to file an immediate complaint with the conference, complete with film and statements from the Michigan players involved.

09/17/2018 - 2:27am One of the sad aspects of…

One of the sad aspects of contemporary college football is the destruction of sensible, geographically-based conferences that made for scores of bitterly-contested football rivalries. The old Big Eight was a great conference with rivalries that made sense: Oklahoma-Nebraska, Missouri-Kansas, and Nebraska-Colorado. It's a college football crime that OK and NE no longer play each other, and the Border War between Mizzou and KU was as heated and nasty as the rivalries between much more successful programs like Michigan and OSU.

Nebraska doesn't belong in the Big Ten any more than Maryland or Rutgers or Penn State do.

09/17/2018 - 2:14am I'm not saying that I agree…

I'm not saying that I agree with what the coach's poll did, but if #1 Michigan had done to #8 Washington State what #2 Nebraska did to #3 Tennessee (and Peyton Manning), Michigan would have finished #1 in both polls.

12-0 Nebraska beat the snot out of 11-1 SEC champ Tennessee 42-17.

11-0 Michigan just barely hung on against 10-1 PAC10 champ WSU 21-16, with the game going down to the last seconds.

If you want to secure an undisputed championship, don't leave it up to the judges' scorecards. Knock your opponent out and there's no question.

09/17/2018 - 1:59am No true Michigan fan should…

No true Michigan fan should ever want the Lions or the Browns to draft a Wolverine. 

09/16/2018 - 7:43pm Can’t believe anybody still…

Can’t believe anybody still watches the Lions. It’s full-fledged masochism.

09/16/2018 - 5:59pm Brandstatter is lousy at PBP…

Brandstatter is lousy at PBP, but as the color guy he's vastly better than Lomas. Brown sounds like he's got a mouthful of pebbles.

09/16/2018 - 5:25pm "and this week missed TWO…

"and this week missed TWO extra points and two FGs in a 3 point loss."

That's a truly awesome level of derp.

09/16/2018 - 11:55am “Franklin will fade back to…

“Franklin will fade back to mediocrity” = “After Harbs gets here Urban Meyer will retire with health issues” = “Don Brown’s defense in its third season is an impregnable colossus.”

09/16/2018 - 11:42am The general suckitude of the…

The general suckitude of the conference might be our own saving grace, at least up until the OSU game.

09/16/2018 - 12:19am It’s interesting that people…

It’s interesting that people can watch us against SMU and then watch OSU beat TCU and conclude we’re in the Buckeyes’ class this year.

09/15/2018 - 9:39pm The idea we’re going to land…

The idea we’re going to land Daxson after a game like this while Bama is smoking Ole Miss is an absurd fantasy.

09/15/2018 - 4:32pm 8-4 still looks pretty…

8-4 still looks pretty doable to me as long as we step up our game.

09/15/2018 - 4:26pm First your prediction that…

First your prediction that we were going to drop our taint on ND proved pathetically wrong, and now your prediction of Shea's Heisman campaign has already dropped dead with a resounding thud. So I'm ready to throw all my cash into your stock market predictions.

09/15/2018 - 3:13pm (No subject)

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09/14/2018 - 3:26pm "Between 1993 and 1995, the…

"Between 1993 and 1995, the department underwent a review and was renamed Communication Studies; journalism was discontinued, a decision that was controversial..."

"While it is true that the department no longer offers courses of study in rhetoric and public address, or journalism...the spirit of studying the absolute centrality of communication to the life of everyday people and the nation remains constant between the previous incarnations of the department and who we are today. Our faculty emphasize journalism studies and teach about and study the role of the press in maintaining democratic institutions."

https://lsa.umich.edu/comm/about-us/history-of-the-department.html

Yes, journalism is a broad field today and I have no doubt that students in UM's Communications Program can make connections to have satisfying careers in communications. If, however, a student's goal is to specialize in journalism specifically, to immerse themselves in the study of it, a program that openly and directly offers an academic program in journalism might be every bit as attractive, if not more so, than Michigan's offering.

My cynical view is that the number of elite-level HS players for whom the academic reputation or ranking of their prospective school is the deciding criteria is vanishingly small. If Alabama was terrible at football, Daxson Hill wouldn't be remotely interested in pursuing journalism studies there. Same with Michigan and its Communications program. UT-Austin and Mizzou are generally regarded as being among those state institutions with the strongest journalism programs, and they both have football programs that Hill isn't interested in. Same with private school Northwestern.

09/14/2018 - 3:03pm "If academics are any…

"If academics are any indication of where Michigan stands, they’re in pretty good shape for Myron Rolle."

09/13/2018 - 3:29pm Say you're vacationing down…

Say you're vacationing down south somewhere in the winter, and you get in an auto accident and require immediate and serious surgery. Are you going to refuse treatment if the surgeon attended medical school at Florida or Georgia or Alabama?

09/13/2018 - 3:20pm I realize all this…

I realize all this discussion might be moot since who the hell knows what Daxson Hill really wants to do with his life, but if we're focusing on academic programs that stress journalism, the Alabama program is dramatically more focused on journalism per se than Michigan's department of Communication Studies.

https://jcm.ua.edu/about/

https://lsa.umich.edu/comm/undergraduates.html

You'll have to search the undergrad section at the UM program pretty hard for the word "journalism"—I haven't seen it yet. If it's there, it's buried pretty well.

Yes, the Michigan Difference and all that, but if the kid wants to become an actual working journalist with training in that specific field, UM's going to have to put media guys like Desmond, Charles, Rich Eisen, and Jalen in front of him, and they're not really "journalists" in the old school meaning of the word. They're talking heads on TV.

09/13/2018 - 12:26pm Comment boards that are not…

Comment boards that are not heavily, forcefully, and constantly moderated inevitably descend into chaotic clusterfuckery that drives away those interested in accurate information and reasonable fact-based discussion.

 

09/13/2018 - 12:05pm Especially since Sam…

Especially since Sam confirmed on-air this morning that Dax is interested in pursuing journalism. Guess which state university has a full-fledged Journalism department and which university has a grab-bag department called "Communications."

09/13/2018 - 7:11am Reading the article…

Reading the article convinces me even more that he's headed to Alabama.

09/13/2018 - 7:04am That's my damn point—Howard…

That's my damn point—Howard had a very efficient passer (Taylor) and one of the best QBs in Michigan history in Grbac throwing the ball to him, and he STILL had only a small number of receptions in the same time period as DJP has had with lousy QBs throwing to him.

09/13/2018 - 7:00am Did Webb go to NJ to spend a…

Did Webb go to NJ to spend a weekend seeing Friday and his family? I honestly don't remember.

09/12/2018 - 11:31pm I think it's kind of odd…

I think it's kind of odd that Sam would travel all the way to Tulsa for two days to interview a recruit unless there's something going on that's unusual. I can't recall him doing that for any other individual recruit so far out of region.

Regardless, I can't believe he's going anyplace else than Alabama.

09/12/2018 - 11:26pm "People expected him to be a…

"People expected him to be a gamebreaking WR who torched defenses for 100+ yard games."

Number of 100+ yd games two games into the sophomore season of Desmond Howard, with Michael Taylor and Elvis Grbac throwing to him:

1.

09/12/2018 - 10:16pm Career stats as of game 2…

Career stats as of game 2 sophomore year:

Desmond Howard: 19 receptions for 315 yards

And the QBs throwing to Howard: Michael Taylor and Elvis Grbac.

09/12/2018 - 8:43pm Maybe Randy Edsall should…

Maybe Randy Edsall should create an account for the free advice on restoring a once-mighty UConn program.

https://www.nhregister.com/uconn/article/UConn-s-Randy-Edsall-bemoans-the-state-program-13221592.php

09/12/2018 - 8:22pm "He was the QB during a very…

"He was the QB during a very rough time in Michigan Football, and he never gave up."

Nor do I recall any whining or complaining or blaming others, either—even though much of what he had to go through wasn't remotely his fault or responsibility.

09/12/2018 - 5:38pm I liked it better when you…

It was more entertaining when you fantasized about putting your testicles on another man's face.