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10/18/2015 - 8:01am Ok...

Why did he drop the ball? Why did he not have more time to recover from the error? Why wasn't his first reaction to fall on it? Why didn't he have any support in the backfield to minimize the effect of a catastrophic play during the last seconds?

All of these factors have solutions that go beyond a single person making a single decision.

10/18/2015 - 7:50am Since you make the same point repeatedly...

... I'll bite. Punting is a relatively high risk play. You long snap the ball and there is a certain probability that it will be botched. Whenever you put the ball in the air, you lose control of it. Hopefully you get it back, but it's never guaranteed, and your game plan needs to mitigate that risk in critical situations. A lot of moving parts have to come together to complete a successful punt and a certain proportion will go wrong, period. Quit trying to look for one person to point the finger at. If you understand football, you understand that "it's a team game" is not simply coach speak. That's 101. Thanks for contributing.

10/17/2015 - 9:50pm I'll say it

Coaching. How do you not have someone (Peppers maybe) lined up behind O'Neill in case of a botched snap? Situation like that, I didn't like the punt to begin with. Putting the ball in the air for a long snap is risky and it's a critical moment. Defense stepped up the whole 4th qtr especially on State's last drive. Would have preferred another run attempt and take our chances if we didn't convert. State would have only had one play opportunity if they got the ball.

09/05/2015 - 8:12am Shiver me timbers

As long as they don't take away the awesome M decor and best live music in town on Monday nights, I'm OK with it.

12/08/2014 - 11:19pm What I want to know is...

...what kind of FOOL pays MONEY to get access to VETTED information? There is only ONE person in MY world who has THE ability to DECIDE whether or not INTERNET rumors have any VALIDITY ...

... and it's ME!!!!1!!!one

10/29/2014 - 3:27pm Fire Brandon
Fire Hoke et

Fire Brandon
Fire Hoke et al
???
Profit!

10/29/2014 - 10:27am The man is crafting the

The man is crafting the ultimate sarcastic response to every email he gets. No time for blogs

10/27/2014 - 9:32pm Who is wolverine devotee? Is

Who is wolverine devotee? Is that a thing?

03/12/2014 - 9:17am are you sure

you don't live in New Zealand?

03/08/2014 - 1:23pm what part of "everything on the internet is public

what part of "everything on the internet is public domain" do you not understand?

when 95% of ATM's in this country are running an operating system that will no longer receive security updates next month....

everything is public domain!

03/07/2014 - 2:54pm David Molk

dude quietly excelled most of his career, came back from serious injuries to kick ass and chew bubblegum. promptly ran out of bubblegum

03/06/2014 - 8:14pm smell the dairy air

do you expect us to think your mgoname is about an x-man in Wisconsin ? I call bs

03/06/2014 - 8:10pm DB

At the end of the day, the bottom line is that Dave Brandon's thinking outside the box will imagineer synergies that will forge a totally new paradigm.

03/06/2014 - 7:33am So

A bunch of predators lost their "leg wand"? Sounds like justice has been served!

Eight year olds, dude.

02/18/2014 - 8:16pm Remember

that scam vendor who was around here a few years back? yeah....

02/10/2014 - 1:15pm Credentialing

the degree is all that matters. what classes you took or even how good your grades are diminish in importance drastically upon graduation, and continue to diminish until completely irrelevant after about a year. what helps open doors and increase salary is the prestige of having a U of M degree.

02/06/2014 - 2:15pm turrible

he ain't lying man... if you are a bureaucrat or have gobs upon gobs of dollars or euros for bribes (don't bother with the ruble) you can do OK. otherwise you are forked

02/06/2014 - 2:12pm ???

do you know Russian history?

02/06/2014 - 2:09pm $

Russia has a ton of millionaires and billionaires... it's just that all the money and power is centralized in Moscow. their entire bureaucratic system is designed to funnel money to the center. the Muscovites farm their subjects, simple as that

01/28/2014 - 2:04pm Please

inform my creditors that my student debt is not something I own and will have no tangible effect on my life. Thanks.

01/28/2014 - 1:54pm truncating a word and replacing the truncated part

truncating a word and replacing the truncated part with a "z" or something is an urban thing to do. get it? it's hip gibberish, youth identification, bro. Urbz just wants to be in with the kewl krowd(tm)

01/23/2014 - 9:43am perhaps

wolverheel is also being sarcastic?

01/23/2014 - 9:18am So

I had norovirus last night. symptoms hit right around 7pm. haven't been that sick since the Great Markley Quarantine of 2003. still, with an M victory, it was a great night! but if you have any posbangs to spare for a sickly man, it would greatly aid my recovery. anyone?

01/21/2014 - 2:04pm the sky is falling and I want my

the sky is falling and I want my mommy

01/19/2014 - 11:27am agreed

I thought he made some funny wisecracks and provided quality color commentary (fwiw) some people you just can't please I guess

01/19/2014 - 11:25am "seems like someone punched him in the nuts"

vague. please explain...

01/17/2014 - 9:47am Arcadia

the hop rocket is good again. last year was poor as hell, chalk it up to new brewers. but now it's got that fresh, dry hop blast up ya nose and down ya troat

01/17/2014 - 9:31am Kate

Upton can maintain her sexy figure while eating Hardee's with such vigor? suddenly my life choices don't seem so deplorable

01/16/2014 - 10:21am players =\= coaches

different animals. one is a player who went to a school to give himself a good opportunity to succeed and had a good career doing his job. the other is a malevolent schmuck who made it his life's work to undermine the greatest thing in the world and did so by cheating to create an unearned competitive advantage. apples to oranges, bro.

01/16/2014 - 10:18am or...

those snarky comments are accurate and amusing, which is why they're so common

01/15/2014 - 12:20pm This

everything about the Lions for the past half century reeks of a thoroughly dysfunctional organization. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Stafford rumor is true because it would be stupid as hell and exactly what a reasonable person would never think to do. therefore, Lions!

01/14/2014 - 12:33pm This could be nice

if they hire Tressel, I think I could officially stop caring about the Lions for the duration of his time with them. that would be a nice vacation from the endless misery

01/10/2014 - 11:15am Take yo panties

Take yo panties off!!

01/10/2014 - 10:12am fun

considering Bama's offense... it's only not fun to watch if yours is the other team

01/09/2014 - 11:30am this

all day, this. take a job with the same title, better pay, comparable prestige, and... dun dun dun ... less drama? yes please.

01/09/2014 - 10:27am meh

unless there is concern of complete incompetence, abuse of position, or real malfeasance, such as theft or forgery, I can hardly think of a less important thing to know about a candidate than the fallout at their previous job. most managers are better at protecting their asses than actually managing, and most organizations are dysfunctional groupthink ego strokefests. so if he was, in HR speak, "not a good fit" at organization X that has probably very little predictive value in determining his "fit" at organization Y.

01/09/2014 - 7:59am hold the phone

I know everyone's excited but let's not get ahead of ourselves. consider.... what if he made some bad real estate investment deal? someone needs to find out because... if so... do. not. want. yo. also, does he even lift?

01/09/2014 - 7:56am nah

but I'll cut you a new pair of slacks. deal?

01/02/2014 - 8:44am yes

the solution is to make it easier to lose one's license. case in point... the people you described

12/29/2013 - 5:08pm Master of Fail

Would've gone to grad school somewhere else

12/29/2013 - 3:27pm Fuck it. That's the answer for everything.

Gotta put this one squarely on the D. Borges had a solid gameplan that played to Morris's strengths under neutral circumstances. Once we were down 2-3 scores, that was no longer tenable. C'est la vie.

 

Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

12/28/2013 - 12:56am This must be

how Ray felt in Bruges

12/27/2013 - 1:18pm analogy

2013 is Uncle Frank. "[redacted] wept."

2014 is Pinhead. "We have such sights to show you."

12/26/2013 - 10:15pm really?

people care about this? life begins at 110 bro

12/25/2013 - 3:06pm All I got M-related was a

All I got M-related was a stylish winter hat

Got some cool swag for the fam, though.

For the mother, a Columbia maize vest

For the brother, winter hat and athletic shorts

For the sister in law, Columbia maize fleece

For the nephew, a U of M Camelbak bottle from UGP

And the best one I think, for my niece, a custom Michigan cheerleader outfit for her American Girl doll.

Boom, Christmas'd

12/22/2013 - 11:25pm There are gaps for sure, but

There are gaps for sure, but playmakers abound on the roster. Enough talent to win more games than they have, at any rate.

If you consider payroll as a proxy for talent, that might bolster my case as well. Though certainly, some confounding variables there...

12/22/2013 - 9:39pm Normally I'm not one to call

Normally I'm not one to call for a man to lose his job, but I really don't see how keeping Schwartz can be justified. A complete failure to perform. This team has incredible talent and potential, and they simply weren't well-prepared week in and week out. That's coaching.

 

Edit: Did not read the title closely. Haha, I see what you did there. Nice. Anyway, I would take care of business ASAP

11/12/2013 - 1:02am Off

I envy you and your "off." Far from feeling dead, I feel dread. When I look at our upcoming schedule, I feel sick to my stomach. When I think of M snapping the ball again, I get a knot in my guts. Fucking shitty.

11/03/2013 - 5:40pm Aren't stupid?

Clearly, you do not frequent message boards

11/03/2013 - 1:50pm Flash in the pan

What you're talking about is not what produces results. It makes good movie scenes, but what you see on the field is produced by years of systematic preparation, not throwing chairs.

I'll take rational consistency over emotional outbursts any day. I doubt Nick Saban relies on such methods.