|06/16/2018 - 8:36pm||To the extent that the…||
To the extent that the coaches are having problems recruiting (and I don't even know if that's the case or not), a successful 2018 season will fix them. Just win and everything else will take care of itself.
|06/06/2018 - 4:51am||Embed:
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|06/05/2018 - 7:19pm||In all seriousness,…||
In all seriousness, congratulations. I know what a huge undertaking this must have been and what a major milestone it is for the blog.
Are there plans to go to HTTPS? Seems like a no-brainer, and fairly easy in this day and age.
|06/05/2018 - 7:05pm||[INSERT CLEVER COMMENT HERE]||
[INSERT CLEVER COMMENT HERE]
|06/01/2018 - 10:23pm||T-Pain.||
|05/31/2018 - 1:18am||Whaaaaa? Surprise,||
Whaaaaa? Surprise, out-of-nowhere OL commit? LIKE.
Great day to be a Wolverine!
|05/29/2018 - 11:25pm||WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT I||
WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT I HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF ANYONE BY THAT NAME LA LA LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
|05/28/2018 - 2:30am||Why are you doing this, man?||
Why are you doing this, man?
|05/26/2018 - 12:49pm||My understanding is that a||
My understanding is that a big part of the reason for the site upgrade is not necessarily that the current site is stale in terms of features and aesthetics, but that it was built in 2008 on a platform that is now essentially dead (i.e., Drupal). The new site is either custom-built or has likely been rebuilt from the ground up on a more actively developed platform (i.e., Wordpress).
|05/26/2018 - 12:40pm||Obligatory:||
|05/25/2018 - 9:02pm||Obligatory:||
|05/18/2018 - 1:52pm||'98 River Rat here. I think||
'98 River Rat here. I think Holley was around when I was at Huron because his face looks very familiar, though I never had him for anything and I don't think I ever interacted with him.
Saw the name of a kid I grew up with on the sex offender registry when I was waiting in the lobby of an office at city hall once. No one truly knows what evil lurks in the hearts of people we deal with on a daily basis.
|05/17/2018 - 12:13pm||As much as I dislike the man,||
As much as I dislike the man, Mark Dantonio is among the top five coaches in all of college football and doesn't get the credit he deserves.
|05/17/2018 - 3:36am||Al Borges was a good||
Al Borges was a good offensive coordinator and would have thrived under a decent head coach.
Rich Rodriguez was a good hire and no one could have predicted that he would end up not working out.
|05/17/2018 - 12:46am||Sorry, but I just cannot||
Sorry, but I just cannot listen to criticism of Don Brown. The ONLY loss I can think of in the last two years that's even remotely attributable to Don Brown's defense was the 2017 Penn State game. In every other loss, poor offensive play either spotted the other team 10 or more points in the form of bad turnovers (i.e., the 2016 Ohio State game) or put so much pressure on the defense that they eventually buckled. If they "folded late", it's because the offense couldn't hold onto the ball or sustain a drive and thereby kept the defense on the field much longer than they should have been.
Don Brown is the reason why we finished 8-5 last season instead of 5-8.
|05/16/2018 - 8:19pm||The fact that no one has any||
The fact that no one has any serious delusions about Michigan Basketball being among the bluebloods (i.e, Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, et al) makes the program easier to root for and more fun to watch than the football program.
|05/16/2018 - 8:15pm||This is a painful||
This is a painful realization, but it's one that's difficult to dispute. The idea that our program occupies rarefied air alongside the likes of Alabama, USC, or (dare I say) Ohio State is more a product of great marketing and impressive financials than actual performance. We're pretty much Notre Dame, i.e., a football power in name only.
|05/16/2018 - 7:29pm||Bo was a great coach, but his||
Bo was a great coach, but his mediocre bowl record and failure to win a national championship puts him outside the group of elite coaches who can lay claim to the title of GOAT.
The Fab Five were overhyped and overrated.
Jim McElwain was a great hire, assuming he's tabbed as OC.
This may not be an unpopular opinion, but the 2013 title game loss still stings more than the 2018 loss. It would have taken a minor miracle for us to beat that Villanova team, whereas in 2013, we would have won that game if not for a bad foul call and a few bounces here and there.
|05/14/2018 - 1:55pm||Once you experience the real||
Once you experience the real world, you come to realize that where you went to school doesn't hold much value beyond helping you get your foot in the door. I've worked with Ivy League grads who were total idiots, and I've worked with people who went to no-name schools and were the most trusted and valued members of their teams. I haven't noticed much of a correlation between school pedigree and career advancement, except that graduates of good schools had an easier time landing interviews.
|05/14/2018 - 12:35am||I hate to lose commits, but||
I hate to lose commits, but it's tough to blame a kid for flipping to one of the very few schools that are academically better than Michigan across the board (which just so happens to have a successful football program to boot).
|04/28/2018 - 11:56am||Probably because of the||
Probably because of the tractor story.
|04/20/2018 - 11:05am||This makes me sad.||
This makes me sad.
|04/19/2018 - 7:16pm||During my freshman and||
During my freshman and sophomore years (1998-2000), there used to be a Little Ceasar's in the Union basement They had a $5.00 Thursday special on a large cheese pizza (at least I think it was $5.00 on Thursdays; my memory is fuzzy on the details). It was mediocre pizza, but it was great for the price. Not too helpful for today's students since Little Caesar's is long gone from the Union, but good times.
|04/19/2018 - 7:13pm||Ah, Wendy's chili. The very||
Ah, Wendy's chili. The very thought of it brings back memories of the Tap Room and student org board meetings and calc study groups and that one dude in every group who won't shut up about what he did on the weekend. Good times.
|04/12/2018 - 4:20pm||As much as I hate Comcast,||
As much as I hate Comcast, doesn't this further call into question the wisdom of Delaney's East Coast boondoggle? If the nation's largest cable operator thinks BTN isn't worth it in the heart of the Big Ten's traditional footprint, why would they think it's worth it in a region with lukewarm enthusiasm for college football (let alone mediocre programs like Rutgers and Maryland)?
|04/10/2018 - 3:32pm||Gentlemen, the barren time of||
Gentlemen, the barren time of year when the football, basketball, and hockey offseasons coincide is now upon us. Fare thee well.
|04/03/2018 - 2:41pm||In the words of George Jung||
In the words of George Jung in 'Blow', "Every now and then, I force a smile knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent."
Beilein squeezed every drop of production out of that team and then some. They left everything on the floor. And along the way, they defeated teams that were bigger, faster, stronger, and more loaded with so-called blue chip talent. But this time, they just ran into a team with too much firepower to overcome. If that game was played 25 times, 'Nova would win at least 20 of them.
I'm still proud of this team, and I still think John Beilein is the best basketball coach in the country, period. The past two months have been a joy to watch. GO BLUE.
|04/02/2018 - 12:06pm||Heart: 72-70 Michigan.
Heart: 72-70 Michigan.
|03/30/2018 - 1:07pm||I, for one, am glad that the||
I, for one, am glad that the NIT Championship escapes our notice because we're looking ahead to bigger games. It's a great feeling.
|03/29/2018 - 12:51pm||Actually, I think Ramzy is||
Actually, I think Ramzy is the only other college football blogger who is on par with Brian in terms of intelligence and writing acumen. He's well-respected around here, even if he is a Buckeye.
|03/29/2018 - 12:40pm||I'm with Ramzy on this one. I||
I'm with Ramzy on this one. I would rather have my fingernails pulled out with pliers than root for Ohio State or Michigan State.
(okay, not really, but you get the picture)
|03/25/2018 - 12:39pm||Becoming the subject of||
Becoming the subject of Twitter snark by random nobodies is hardly "substantial personal cost."
|03/25/2018 - 11:01am||Kansas and Texas Tech. I||
Kansas and Texas Tech. I would root against the better-coached teams.
|03/24/2018 - 11:53pm||Someone mentioned that||
Someone mentioned that Hamilton was actually screaming at his team to foul, but they just didn't. Is that true?
|03/24/2018 - 5:14pm||This is dumb. Kansas State||
This is dumb. Kansas State has ALL OF THE LANDZ, but Kansas and Duke barely have any? LOLZ NO.
|03/23/2018 - 10:05pm||Yesterday, I got there at||
Yesterday, I got there at about 3:20 pm (an hour and twenty minutes before tipoff) and found parking at the Convention Center for $20.
|03/23/2018 - 2:26pm||He definitely deserves a||
He definitely deserves a raise, but a man of his talent also deserves a shot at a head coaching gig. Enjoy the fruits of his labor while he's still here, but know that he's probably not ours to keep.
|03/23/2018 - 1:04pm||Maybe it's different in||
Maybe it's different in SoCal, but the college basketball fans I know here in the Bay Area are pretty open about admitting that the Pac-12 sucks (then again, it's been a long time since Cal and Stanford did anything on the hardwood to be proud of).
|03/23/2018 - 12:59pm||Both Hoke texts perfectly||
Both Hoke texts perfectly illustrate the dense and clueless but ultimately decent nature of Hoke's personality.
The fact that he wrote the texts in all caps is classic Hoke: he's totally unfamiliar with the norms of SMS communication and he didn't think to take a few minutes to educate himself on it before firing off an important message to his boss.
The first text to Currie shows how clueless he is in thinking that he has a shot at the job despite repeatedly demonstrating that he's not cut out for the big stage.
But the text in which Hoke reached out to Currie after Currie's firing and offered his sympathies (despite the fact that there was nothing Currie could do to help Hoke by that point) shows that Hoke is ultimately a decent and good-natured guy who is easy to laugh at but hard to dislike.
All in all, vintage Hoke.
|03/23/2018 - 12:22pm||Yeah but nobody pretends that||
Yeah but nobody pretends that the Pac-12 is the best thing since sliced bread, and Pac-12 fans have enough sense to not talk shit to fans from other conferences.
|03/22/2018 - 4:33pm||Just flew in from Oakland||
Just flew in from Oakland with my son. We're going to grab lunch and then head over to Staples. Can't wait!
|03/21/2018 - 3:26pm||Dope. Just dope (and I'm a 37||
Dope. Just dope (and I'm a 37 year-old dude with 3 kids who hasn't used that word since college).
Great job. Do you do this kind of work professionally?
|03/20/2018 - 9:20pm||WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO||
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH JORDAN POOLE
|03/20/2018 - 9:00pm||In fairness, our defense and||
In fairness, our defense and Jordan Poole's heroics are the reasons why we're still in the tourney. Offensively, we haven't played anywhere near the level we played at in the Big Ten Tournament. I'm confident that Beilein will get it figured out and I'm glad we have four days to prepare, but let's be honest: we're very fortunate to still be playing. We'll need to take it up a couple of notches offensively if we want this run to continue.
|03/19/2018 - 10:27pm||I appreciate your||
I appreciate your indignation, Mr. Random-Internet-Dude-Who-Just-Joined-The-Site-Yesterday-And-Thinks-It's-Okay-To-Tell-People-He's-Never-Met-How-To-Parent, but my son already missed ten days of school earlier in the year, so I'm trying to keep further absences to a minimum.
|03/19/2018 - 5:18pm||Michigan is the most||
Michigan is the most well-represented Big Ten school on the West Coast in terms of alumni, but there are still probably not nearly as many here as there are on the East Coast simply due to distance and population. Public transportation and traffic are also a lot worse in LA than they are in the NY area, so Staples Center is harder to get to for those who live on the outskirts of LA than MSG is to get to for those in NJ, CT, or other parts of NY.
I still expect us to outnumber TAMU fans, but I doubt it will be as home-like as our BTT games at the Garden were.
|03/19/2018 - 3:58pm||Others have pointed this out,||
Others have pointed this out, but the Davis that Moe Wagner is comforting is not Devin Davis, it's Corey Davis, Jr. Devin Davis is number 15 and is the kid who collapsed face down under the basket in the aftermath of Poole's heroics.
Even in the heat of the few moments after Poole's shot, my heart went out to that kid because I can only imagine how he felt. Poor kid played his heart out in what turned out to be his last game. He had 17 points and was Houston's second-leading scorer next to Man Bun, but those missed free throws will probably be what he remembers most about his performance in that game.
|03/19/2018 - 3:06pm||Well, we're both Big Blue||
Well, we're both Big Blue (along with IBM) so it works, right?
|03/19/2018 - 12:43am||I know we all love to joke||
I know we all love to joke about the man bun, but that kid is something special. I'm glad we never have to face him again.