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05/04/2018 - 7:17pm This should be pinned to the

This should be pinned to the top for anyone claiming any bullshit based on the artcle alone

05/04/2018 - 7:07pm University of

University of Alabama-Birmingham is an excellent med school and hospital

04/27/2018 - 10:34pm Or, it just reflects on the

Or, it just reflects on the risk aversion of NFL teams, who hear heart issue and back away, despite medical clearance from two of the best hospitals in the country.

04/26/2018 - 5:28pm As long as they keep paying

As long as they keep paying their dividends at their current rate and earning profits (unlike Tesla), I'll be happy.

04/17/2018 - 4:50pm It is hard for a coach to

It is hard for a coach to call a good game when he has no faith in his QB. That severely limits the playbook and prevents the coach from taking advantage of opportunities that would be availble with a competent QB. People really underestimate the impact of the poor QB play last year. On one hand, it is up to the coaches to get the QBs up to par. On the other, the only two QBs on the roster recruited from high school by the current staff were a RS Frosh and a true Frosh. Yes, other programs have had successful youg QBs, but I would guess that those programs are notable exceptions, rather than the rule.

04/16/2018 - 5:16pm For clarity's sake, maybe

For clarity's sake, maybe state who thee_Matty_D (or any other twitter handle) is when posting in the future. Many of us do not have the twitter handles of the members of the staff memorized. Yes, I was able to find out that it is Matt Dudek, Michigan's Direcotr of Recruiting, using Google, but why not just say that in the post?

03/31/2018 - 11:00pm Per the Illini fans I know:

Per the Illini fans I know: Self is a great recruiter but terrible coach; and Weber is a great coach but terrible recruiter. That is why Weber was able to do so much more with the talent Self accumulated at Illinois than Self ever did or could have.

03/31/2018 - 12:41pm The “down in front” bs

The “down in front” bs happened to me the first game of my freshman year at a football game because I was assigned a seat not in the student section. Given that it was my first game at the Big House and I was just trying to be a supportive fan during the worst loss in Michigan history, it really soured my initial experience with going to football games. I really do think that the “down in front” types are bad for the fan base and for the teams. There is a reason Michigan doesn’t have a home field advantage like the OSUs, PSUs, and Alabamas of the world. If someone said down in front at a game in Bryant Denny, they’d be heckled out of the stadium

03/25/2018 - 10:29am He just lost a close game in

He just lost a close game in the Elite 8. I have no problem with him being upset. I doubt there are many people who would be able to put on a fake smile just after losing such a big game, and he’s probably more competitive than most, given his profession. Would Beilein have handled it better? Absolutely. But Beilein is a truly rare person, and that plus his coaching ability are why we are such a lucky fan base.

03/23/2018 - 3:20pm Giant walking trees from The

Giant walking trees from The Lord of the Rings. Also, The Lord of the Rings was published in the 50s, so age is no excuse! Not being a nerd may be, but I wouldn’t know about that.

03/23/2018 - 12:44am Given the way Michigan

Given the way Michigan handled A&M’s full court press, FSU’s press slightly scares me. However, I also have complete faith in Beilein to get that figured out

03/19/2018 - 4:17pm He looks like every Indiana

He looks like every Indiana player under Bobby Knight: sallow skin and sunken eyes. Plus the fact that he’s apparently a good shooter? Perfect fit.

03/18/2018 - 12:55pm Houston was playing pretty

Houston was playing pretty good D, but Michigan also airballed 2-3 wide open threes. Also, every time a Michigan guard drove they got to the rim. Once it became apparent the three shot wasn’t there, and that the refs were calling a foul every time a guy drove the lane on both sides, the strategy should have (and did, by the end) changed.

03/16/2018 - 12:29pm Watching the Houston game

Watching the Houston game last night put my mind at ease. SDSU was getting good looks on nearly every possession, but simply couldn’t convert. Sure, Michigan could lay another egg offensively, but that seems unlikely given the past two months. Plus, a team centered around one guy offensively just does not scare me that much, provided that one guy isn’t a world beater like D Rose was in college, something Gray is not.

03/14/2018 - 12:29pm On the other hand, Kugler

On the other hand, Kugler could be a guy who is technically sound and knows what to do in the film room, but simply makes mistakes or missed things in games. Could still be a great coach with that flaw as a player.

03/02/2018 - 12:05pm Not sure why, but this thread

Not sure why, but this thread raised a question in my head that I’m hoping someone here can answer. Do college and NBA players get custom made shoes? I’m talking more about fit than design. Seems like they could do 3-D modeling of each player’s foot to make shoes that perfectly fit the player’s foot length, width, and arch. Is this something that is done?

02/27/2018 - 2:04pm As someone who believes that

As someone who believes that Title IX is a concern, I feel it is necessary to rebut he bad faith claim. The claims that the money will simply go to athletes rather than facilities flies in the face of past realities. Fact is, over a hundred wrestling programs have been cut since the 1979 guidance on proportionality under Title IX was issued. This is despite the fact that high school wrestling has been growing. Just as with the proportionality requirements, where schools cut programs rather than expanding, spending more money on the athletes in the revenue sports will simply lead to a cutting of the non-revenue, “unimportant” sports. I fully believe that athletes should be able to make money, just not directly from the schools. Let them get money from boosters or advertisements, whatever. I just think people devalue the impact of these sorts of proposals on non revenue sports because, out of sight, out of mind. This is certainly a position that ignores capitalism, given that there is little market for these sports, but if determinations about university matters should be purely based on capitalistic aims, then three quarters of the majors at Michigan should be cut as well.

02/21/2018 - 11:42am Believe in the conspiracy

Delaney hates Michigan and actively works to screw Michigan whenever possible

12/25/2017 - 4:26pm Breathe deeply, count to ten,

Breathe deeply, count to ten, and leave the room. If you engages and start yelling, you are part of the problem

12/21/2017 - 9:46pm What do you mean by adjust to

What do you mean by adjust to the players they have? Given that they consistently got players open against OSU, seems like they did pretty well, scheme-wise. There is no scheme that can win against a good defense without a functional QB and receivers who can come down with the ball. All they can do is get guys open for reasonably easy throws, which they did. Seems like a success to me.

Also, I know the consensus is to blame the QB play last year, but seriously think and try to remember the last time a UM receiver bailed out the QB by making a tough catch the way other teams’ receivers consistently do against UM? Hemingway is the last I can remember. Darboh’s drop against Iowa last year is a great example of that. He catches that ball, game over, Michigan wins. It was certainly a tough catch to make, but teams that make the championship have receivers that make those catches. The hope is that last year’s class of receivers will start to make those catches.

12/20/2017 - 9:20pm Just because Alabama is the

Just because Alabama is the best football program in the country right now does not mean they aren’t also paying their players. Having attended both, I can tell you that the players at Alabama all drive nice, new cars. No premier Alabama player would need to drive an Uber like Hurst. Every Alabama fan I have met is proud that they pay their players, and will tell you that Michigan does too, because everyone does. They simply have a different mindset about it than do Michigan fans.

12/18/2017 - 10:11pm Michigan has no time for

Michigan has no time for projects? So, you have already given up on Peters and McCaffrey? Based on your post, you seem to be suggesting that we will need a true freshman to start next year, which is absurd.

12/17/2017 - 12:45am Can we ban using "Modest

Can we ban using "Modest Proposal" to make serious suggestions? I came into this thread assuming it was gonig to be a collection of funny and absurd proposals, given the title. There are a lot of ways to ask for suggestions for minor improvements to the site; "Modest Proposal" should not be one.

12/14/2017 - 8:48am Divided

The vote is on whether the internet is a utility under the communications act of 1934, not simply “net neutrality.” If the internet is not a utility, as defined within that act, then the FCC does not have the authority to regulate it in ways such as net neutrality. The two sides are therefore talking past one another about different things, as usual. Basically, the pro net neutrality side is ignoring the other, outdated regulatory structures within that act, which may (will?) be enforced upon internet companies in the future. Those against net neutrality are ignoring the fact that net neutrality alone is likely a positive thing, and are instead focused on the barriers to innovation that may be put up in the future. As always, it is more complicated than either side will admit. I personally wonder if the debate would be different if Congress had passed a stand-alone law concerning net neutrality, rather than the FCC making a regulatory decision to define the internet within the 1934 act.

11/18/2017 - 3:51pm Watson was in the game. JKP

Watson was in the game. JKP was in where Watson would have been had Hill been healthy. Losing Hill was huge in this game

11/11/2017 - 6:06pm Because you can't not not

Because you can't not not stop using double negatives.

11/09/2017 - 11:43pm What would events at MSU have

What would events at MSU have to do with UM Greek life?

10/17/2017 - 8:42pm Not so sure the board can be

Not so sure the board can be described as polarized. More like varying levels of depressed.

10/16/2017 - 11:23pm I don't know where you live,

I don't know where you live, but in the South they consider the Michigan-Ohio State game to be one of the top few National rivalries (usually behind the Iron Bowl and one or two others)

10/14/2017 - 2:26pm Seriously, even if he's worse

Seriously, even if he's worse than OKorn, at least Peters will be getting experience for next year. Not like this level of play will beat any of the good teams on the schedule

09/25/2017 - 2:03am I really think the biggest

I really think the biggest difference between Gary and Clowney is the other guys on that team. South Carolina didn't have anyone at Hurst, Bush, or Winovich's levels. All they had was Clowney. That meant that there was no one to steal Clowney's stats, but is also why that defense was nowhere near as good as this one.

09/22/2017 - 9:49am Runza is great

Runza is great

09/20/2017 - 8:43pm if I didn't know any better

if I didn't know any better I'd have thought this was Harbaugh. The way they answer questions and interact with the press is just so similar. /s

09/20/2017 - 1:20am No, he'd create a second

No, he'd create a second account and swear that he for a fact that the other poster was not Dave Brandon

09/19/2017 - 8:34pm Watch #44 on the punt return.

Watch #44 on the punt return. He takes a perfect angle to the corner of the end zone from about the 45, and he still couldn't catch DPJ. Almost makes you feel for the guy

09/19/2017 - 5:24pm Response to your points, in

Response to your points, in no particular order:

First, Air Force did less with less, given that they scored fewer point and lost. Second, you can't send tight ends out on routes if they have to stay in to help the line block. Not sure what you want the coaches to do there when the options are let Speight get killed or send a tight end into a route. Third, Isaac has been good, better than the RBs on most other Big Ten teams. Fourth, QBs not named Brady or Rodgers lose composure when they are constantly getting pressured, it happens. Last, Air Force has a bunch of disciplined third and fourth year players out there, as opposed to first and second year players. Even if limited athletically, those extra years are important when it comes to technique and learning the system.

In conclusion, don't boo the players, support them as they work to get better.

09/16/2017 - 11:13pm You'd think short routes to

You'd think short routes to massive TEs would be the ideal for a team that doesn't trust its QB.

09/12/2017 - 4:57pm When Tuman was playing

When Tuman was playing though, were DBs allowed to push an airborne player out of bounds to prevent a completion like they can now though? Obviously, the ability to push airborne receivers out makes that tactic more difficult. I know they changed the rule in te NFL in the last 10 years, but am not sure about the college rules back then.

09/07/2017 - 12:25pm As long as the allegationof

As long as the allegationof the sexual assault against Doe was not being taken into consideration in the case being heard, then no, her name should not have been given. If it was being used as evidence as proof of his proclivity to commit such acts however, then yes, her name should be given.

09/07/2017 - 11:45am It could have been worded

It could have been worded better/less callously. However, how is the accused supposed to present a defense if he/she does not know who the accuser is? The right to confront the accuser is a central tenet of our legal system for a reason. I understand that, as a private university, Notre Dame can essentially do as it wishes with regards to such proceedings. Regardless, not providing the name of the accuser would be patently unfair to the accused.

09/05/2017 - 6:14pm Alabama, because I went there

Alabama, because I went to school there after graduating from Michigan. However, I proudly (at first, and then sadly) wore the Maize and Blue in a bar in Tuscaloosa during the game in Dallas. Michigan is my #1, and it is not close. Go Blue! Roll Tide!

08/30/2017 - 9:26pm Michigan

41-17

08/30/2017 - 3:32pm Full quote from Gary: "What

Full quote from Gary: "What impresses me? Watching other people's film doesn't really impress me. Going into the game, we want to win. Nothing impresses me. I'm just looking for what they like to run, their favorite plays and stuff like that and try to stop it." He was discussing his mentality in watching film, not making any statements about whether Florida's offense is "impressive" or not. If you or he can't distinguish that from a direct statement saying that Michigan's defensive line does something poorly, then you should work on that.

08/21/2017 - 2:34pm 6'2" and 180 lbs? Are we sure

6'2" and 180 lbs? Are we sure he isn't a DB commit? 

08/14/2017 - 3:19pm Great to hear about Runyan's

Great to hear about Runyan's athleticism, given that the common belief around here seems to be that he doesn't have the athleticism to match up with speed rushers

08/14/2017 - 11:30am Can someone who read the

Can someone who read the article clarify what the reporter meant with the last sentence in that blurb? What does Harbaugh's wealth have to do with this, and who are the millionaires that are not being inconvenienced by this? Did Harbaugh send the roster to everyone on the millionaires listserv or something? I have so many questions, but, at the same time, refuse to give that article a click.

07/28/2017 - 3:15pm Cael Sanderson would like a

Cael Sanderson would like a word with you on that. PSU wrestling was mid-lower tier Big Ten before he arrived. They are now a powerhouse not seen since Dan Gable was coaching at Iowa. Wrestling coaches teach not only technique, but also are huge in helping with strategy for each match.

07/12/2017 - 3:12pm No it isn't. Possession of

No it isn't. Possession of marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Practically, the odds of a federal officer busting you for possession are minuscule, but, that does not make it legal.

07/08/2017 - 12:58am Jim Joyce

Partially because of his name and my love of the book Ulysses, but mainly because Rational Choice Theory was by far my favorite and most interesting course

05/09/2017 - 10:48am Tax Implications

I wonder what free nuggets for a year is valued at in terms of cash value. Depending on that and his expected nugget intake without winning this, he may end up spending more in taxes than he would have spent in nugget purchases over the year had he not won this.