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10/12/2015 - 2:07pm This is flipping amazing

This is flipping amazing

09/12/2015 - 4:57pm He kinda sorta cited the

He kinda sorta cited the nytimes article if you click through all the links.

I've got a bigger issue with this post boiling down to 3 things:

1) game recap
2) "hey football is back! You know what that feels like? Shiwonhada"
3) people feel schadenfreude when watching michigan struggle

2 and 3 are in the edsbs post, foreign keyword and everything

09/12/2015 - 4:41pm Just blatantly stealing the

Just blatantly stealing the shiwonhada/football idea from edsbs. Come on Ace, you're better than this.

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2015/9/5/9265767/second-shift-o…

04/10/2015 - 2:36pm Something about all this

Something about all this Hatch medical discussion really bothers me. We should all hope that he stays on a real scholarship and recovers to eventually contribute in meaningful minutes, even if that is extremely unlikely. We already have excellent depth going into next year. You are all advocating that we tell Austin that the chances of fulfilling his dream are too slim that he might as well just give up. And you want to replace him with a 1-and-done?

What the hell is wrong with you people?

We are rooting for a bunch of 18-22 year olds playing a ball game, representing a university. I would much rather have Austin Hatch on the team I support, even if his chances of playing meaningful time are 1 in a million, than some mercenary who is using the team as a pit stop.

03/25/2015 - 10:54am Je ne sais quoi

Jenna said what??!?!?

03/14/2015 - 8:08pm no

technically, it is darkest in the middle of the night. just before dawn is the brightest period of the night.

02/20/2015 - 12:00am From a minnesota fan on

From a minnesota fan on r/cfb

""will be the end of the college sports system"
I think that's the idea.
Obviously this wouldn't work.... so as the article says at that point you have to say they're a quasi-professional system. Once you admit that you might have a better chance at moving forward with more professional like options that otherwise as an educational only system you wouldn't do.
His proposal forces the decision, are you about education, or some sort of weird mix?
You can't pick the education choice with a forced redshirt thing here .... you just can't .... so now that moves the folks with their head in the ground pretending it is all about education to the other side.... maybe able to make some better decisions. Pay, benefits, different rules?"

Either the big ten administration is trying to stick their heads in the sand (sadly possible) or they are trying to get people to consider paying players by showing them the logical conclusion of a pure amateur model.

12/17/2014 - 2:05pm damn, haha. i was looking

damn, haha. i was looking through this thread for somebody griping about the coaching search, intending to use this quote

12/17/2014 - 1:57pm solid verbal is awesome.
 
i

solid verbal is awesome.

 

i used to think they were biased against michigan. but they correctly predicted how shitty this year would be, while i was fooled by everyone guaranteeing 8-9 wins.

 

i think ty knows his stuff more than dan.

12/17/2014 - 2:17am coulda been worse, mate

I didn't give a shit about sports at all until my junior year of college, when my roommates convinced me that this new guy named Rich Rod was gonna take us to the top. It just seems like the more I care about Michigan football, the worse the team gets.

11/24/2014 - 11:42pm odoyle rulez

odoyle rulez

11/24/2014 - 11:36pm bet you feel dumb

bet you feel dumb

11/13/2014 - 3:46pm they'd still be student

they'd still be student athletes. the games wouldn't be "exams" or "quizzes".

 

but football classes could have teachers, classrooms, and exams. michigan would have to be very very transparent about the grades and credits, else people would suspect that we were trying to keep athletes eligible by giving them easy As.

11/13/2014 - 3:26pm why don't we take this even further

offer athletes classes like "film study of the ball screen", "option routes", and "the tampa 2 defense".

 

i bet we'd have a lot more viable alums for the coaching searches. and players wouldn't have to spend 18 hours a day doing school and practice.

10/31/2014 - 3:53pm he said that on twitter? wow,

he said that on twitter? wow, what an embarrassment to the university.

10/31/2014 - 3:47pm Does Schlissel really think

Does Schlissel really think Brandon did a good job? All that "thank you for your service" from S and Hackett seemed like they were trying to avoid an atmosphere of a public execution.

10/31/2014 - 3:11pm your tuition numbers are also

your tuition numbers are also from the 90s.

 

i just can't think of any reason why you would make up numbers, other than to add a veneer of authority to your opinion.

 

however, i agree that the phrase "don't bite the hand that feeds you" isn't appropriate for this situation. the "us vs them" mentality is cancerous to our school. brandon and hoke are directly responsible for that mentality.

10/31/2014 - 3:02pm did a little research - i

did a little research - i think you are right. don't know where i got that idea.

10/31/2014 - 2:28pm so much wrong with that

so much wrong with that calculation

 

1. all scholarships are charged at out of state rates

2. revenue sports pay for scholarships of non-revenue athletes

3. doesn't even consider concessions, TV rights, apparel

 

but good job adding pointless numbers and calculations to your post to make it sound like you have more credibility

10/29/2014 - 4:45pm if he's trolling, then point

if he's trolling, then point out where he's wrong instead of referencing that god damn nickname.

 

look, i don't want peppers to get screwed by the NCAA, and personally, i think the amateurism stuff is really dumb. many here are dismissing this issue without thinking clearly.

10/29/2014 - 4:32pm you cant get paid to play

you cant get paid to play football, and THEN go and play for us

10/29/2014 - 4:05pm its an interesting question

its an interesting question that everyone is too PTSD to think about.

 

you could easily make a argument that you lose amateur status, but i don't know what the actual rules say

10/29/2014 - 4:03pm you can, its just that you

you can, its just that you get flagged as a birther

10/29/2014 - 11:38am gross

i hate skeuomorphs

 

kill it with fire

10/28/2014 - 4:24pm unwanted rick's flashbacks.

unwanted rick's flashbacks. halp

10/28/2014 - 12:20pm Outstanding work

This is why we love your website Brian. Thank you.

 

I need to retract a previous comment of mine (yesterday) regarding WD. I said "There are two places that the email could exist, if real. Brandon's sent mailbox and alleged recipient's inbox. Since the kid immediately started backtracking instead of trying to get the other piece of proof, its clear he's just an unhinged fan that decided to make shit up."

 

I incorrectly deduced that Brian looking for help in verifying the email, followed by the FOIA response, followed by WD claiming he was "duped"  - meant that Brian was not able to verify and WD was trying to save face. Sorry WD, you didn't deserve to be attacked personally. I hope that these events have not dissuaded you from pursuing a career in journalism. 

10/27/2014 - 6:07pm I also used to work for an

I also used to work for an accounting firm. I don't think I intentionally deleted an email in the 3 years that I worked there. However, I think you are right, since whenever a client got in deep regulatory trouble, our lawyers would hound us to make sure that we didn't delete any emails. They wouldn't bother if deletion wasn't permanent.

10/27/2014 - 6:00pm At most places to work, they

At most places to work, they are interested in archiving as much email as possible.

 

This athletic department is run like a company about to be investigated by the SEC for fraud. They have no interest in document preservation.

10/27/2014 - 5:35pm There are two places that the

There are two places that the email could exist, if real. Brandon's sent mailbox and alleged recipient's inbox. Since the kid immediately started backtracking instead of trying to get the other piece of proof, its clear he's just an unhinged fan that decided to make shit up.

 

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10/16/2014 - 4:11pm We are ranked #9 in total

We are ranked #9 in total defense, but #50 in defensive FEI.

 

Pretty obvious what is going on here. Total defense is not adjusted for number of possessions or garbage time. Defensive FEI is, however: "The Fremeau Efficiency Index (FEI) considers each of the nearly 20,000 possessions every season in major college football. All drives are filtered to eliminate first-half clock-kills and end-of-game garbage drives and scores. A scoring rate analysis of the remaining possessions then determines the baseline possession efficiency expectations against which each team is measured. A team is rewarded for playing well against good teams, win or lose, and is punished more severely for playing poorly against bad teams than it is rewarded for playing well against bad teams."

 

Some combination of garbage time, low tempo, and/or crushing shitty teams is inflating our traditional stats and making us look like a top 10 defense. Obviously, we do not have a top 10 defense.

10/14/2014 - 2:08pm dox him

dox him

10/01/2014 - 12:48am yep. 
 
classic dave

yep. 

 

classic dave

09/20/2014 - 4:17pm Why don't we spread punt?

Hoke: I don't want to talk about it

09/20/2014 - 4:06pm nice. left tackle blocks a

nice. left tackle blocks a corner 5 yards downfield on a pass play to spring that big gain. expect brian to bitch

09/20/2014 - 4:02pm no shit sherlock

no shit sherlock

09/06/2014 - 10:24pm Fire hoke. This is not a

Fire hoke. This is not a drill.

06/23/2014 - 6:35pm "(probably one of the best

"(probably one of the best goaltending performances I've ever seen)"

He had like one decent save. The rest were right in the middle of the net.

 

But yea, great showing for the CONCACAF. How much longer until we get another qualifying slot?

05/28/2014 - 3:13pm I got the first edition,

I got the first edition, because it was a new and interesting idea. 

To be honest, the content of the book got stale really quickly. I'd rather spend my dollars on mgoshirts, as they are still useful 2 months after I receive them. This website is always updated with new and well-written articles, so I don't have a burning desire for that incremental content.

05/27/2014 - 6:28pm if you are going to fisk them

if you are going to fisk them for spelling errors, maybe spell his name correctly

04/17/2014 - 5:13pm do you like smartfootball.com

do you like smartfootball.com and UFRs? you will like zonalmarking.net for soccer strategy

03/21/2014 - 12:01pm Mad Cow disease is way down

Mad Cow disease is way down their list of shit to take care of. Trollocs pouring out of the Blight.

11/25/2013 - 2:54pm The whole team would fail

The whole team would fail their drug tests. But they would play looooooose.

10/21/2013 - 12:51pm Thanks for the knowledge!

Thanks for the knowledge!

10/21/2013 - 11:37am Whats the proper punctuation

What's the proper punctuation for possessive Borges?

10/17/2013 - 11:52am Do we really want new things

Do we really want new things installed at this point in the season? Do we trust Borges to think of something effective in one extra week?

 

Just do what you do, but better.

10/16/2013 - 12:21pm take your pea-brain and GTFO

take your pea-brain and GTFO

09/27/2013 - 2:44pm Did his dad play for UCLA or

Did his dad play for UCLA or just go to school there?

09/25/2013 - 6:55pm i need to know whats goin on

i need to know whats goin on in this picture

09/25/2013 - 1:38pm (No subject)
09/25/2013 - 12:20pm shut up you're OT

shut up you're OT