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01/20/2019 - 3:55pm Agreed.  If your title is…

Agreed.  If your title is longer than your post, U R doin' it rong.

01/19/2019 - 7:11pm I get it, intentional…

I get it, intentional fouling is an odd thing but unlike 'Nam there are rules to the procedure as odd as it is!

Self: I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck so that this fucking ref could call intentional fouls...

Slackbot Self: I don't see any connection to Vietnam, Self.

Self: Well, there isn't a literal connection, Slackbot.

Slackbot Self: Self, face it, there isn't any connection.

01/17/2019 - 7:28pm Haters are hateful.  Film at…

Haters are hateful.  Film at eleven.

01/17/2019 - 7:27pm Nassar was gone from USAG a…

Nassar was gone from USAG a bit over two months from the day Faehn learned he might be a problem.  People who expect large organizations to move faster than that have unrealistic expectations.  I'd have felt better of Faehn could document that she'd recommended that Nassar be suspended during the investigation, but I don't know that he wasn't or she didn't.

The Michigan press release pretty much says just what you wanted it to say regarding her hiring, as far as I can tell.

I agree that, given that one of the victims was publicly slagging her (while admitting to not knowing any details) it was impossible to keep Faehn, but I don't blame Warde Manuel for thinking that, if the victims he talked to were excited to have her come to Michigan, that was likely going to be the general reaction from other victims.

01/17/2019 - 7:17pm They did make an…

They did make an announcement:

https://mgoblue.com/news/2019/1/12/womens-gymnastics-u-m-announces-faehn-to-coaching-staff.aspx

Not sure where the "sneak it under the radar" but comes from.  What evidence of that is there?

01/17/2019 - 6:30pm I don't understand your…

I don't understand your objection to the rebuttal that "[t]his does not even come close to a fire able offense. "  You argued that maybe it doesn't warrant firing; the clear implication is that maybe it does.  You can't claim that a person is conflating your words when the clear implication of your words is precisely what he is responding to.  Let me know what parts of this post you are not able to understand.

01/17/2019 - 6:21pm I lol'd, I'm ashamed to say.

I lol'd, I'm ashamed to say.

01/14/2019 - 5:40pm tork?  Is that a trombone…

tork?  Is that a trombone that's also a fork?

01/08/2019 - 6:11pm Color... Hue...

ISWYDT

Color... Hue...

ISWYDT

12/27/2018 - 8:14am It would be interesting to…

It would be interesting to poll the former Michigan players who played in the Rose Bowl and see if they'd rather have played that as a home game.  I'm thinking they would want that Rose Bowl/California experience even if it meant they won fewer Rose Bowls.

And it's all about the players, isn't it?

12/20/2018 - 9:01pm You da man.

You da man.

12/20/2018 - 8:57pm Better than Richard, not as…

Better than Richard, not as good as Mo. 

Richard's chromaticism was better than Mo's, but his defense was suspect.

12/20/2018 - 8:49pm Strudel, LeBeau?  Strudel?

Strudel, LeBeau?  Strudel?

12/18/2018 - 11:05pm How about this:  The winner…

How about this:  The winner of the Big Ten Championship Game plays the winner of the Pac 12 Championship Game in the Rose Bowl, and all the other teams settle for second-best or worse. The CFP can fuck right off.

12/18/2018 - 2:25pm Uh.. the NCAA is the schools…

Uh.. the NCAA is the schools.  That's what it is:  an athletic association of schools.  

Players can and should insure themselves if they think that they have a high earning potential at risk.

12/18/2018 - 2:21pm Why would you think it is…

Why would you think it is even possible that is is "really a binary choice; between playing in the NFL, or not supporting a child?"  Do you really believe it could even possibly be true that every single supported child in the world is the progeny of an NFL player?

That's some real dumb thinking right there.  You might want to stop before you show your ass even worse.

12/18/2018 - 2:05pm So, in other words…

So, in other words.... exactly what the poster you are responding to said: college football has been the NFL's minor league for the NFL's entire existence.

12/17/2018 - 9:52pm Universities have no…

Universities have no business running pro athletic franchises any more than they do automobile factories.  Scholarships should be guaranteed for four years, but students should be allowed to leave the team at any time if they so choose.

12/12/2018 - 10:54pm You are certainly correct…

You are certainly correct about the writing.  It's hard to believe this was published.  It's obvious the paper has no writers, but don't they have any editors?

12/11/2018 - 7:20am I always wondered how many a…

I always wondered how many a "drove" was.  Now I know.  Since two hillbillies equal "coming out in droves" (plural) a "drove" must be one hillbilly, as in "a hillbilly is coming out in drove."

Thanks.

11/24/2018 - 5:17pm When you've watched enough…

When you've watched enough seasons of Michigan football, you will realize that your expectations for success are unrealistic.  This wasn't a great season, because it didn't end in a Big Ten Championship.  It was, however, an excellent season, marked by a whole host of very satisfying victories and marred by a couple of agonizing losses.  That's been typical of a huge number of successful Michigan seasons.

You are probably a young fan which is fine but talk to anyone over the age of 35 including any Michigan football athlete and they will correct you on expectations.

11/23/2018 - 7:18pm User name is irrelevant to…

User name is irrelevant to the topic.

"Committed recruit realizing he won't get playing time and reopens his recruitment" is not, indeed, called being processed.  It’s not called “Saban processed”, and it's still not commonly called such. 

Your assumption that the kid still wanted to come is unwarranted, as is the assertion that Swenson was "processed" when he was not, in fact, replaced by anyone.  

11/23/2018 - 2:31pm These posts piss me off. …

These posts piss me off.  You say nothing here except what your opinion is, and then try to nail yourself to a cross.  Get over yourself.

Opening a thread by a poster named "Buckeye Chuck" just so you can tell us how pissed you are when you read such posts is so self-indulgent as to be childish.

11/23/2018 - 12:19am Incorrect, he was not …

Incorrect, he was not "processed."  He just saw the handwriting on the wall.  So did Swanson - that's why he refused to go to any of Harbaugh's camps or come to campus to be evaluated.  He'd promise to come, and then cancel at the last minute.  Over and over.  He knew what his circumstances were, and he landed in a sweet spot.

I'm not sure what "process" you think leads to the results you ant to see, but I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a player on Harbaugh's team that doesn't like the "process" that's allowed them to win ten games so far this year.

11/23/2018 - 12:00am Nah.  Michigan (and Harbaugh…

Nah.  Michigan (and Harbaugh) are playing with house money at this point.  

11/22/2018 - 11:56pm His point was that, no…

His point was that, no matter what happens, you can't count out the possibility that any coach still no still be in his current job in 2021.  It's a banal truism, but it's all he's got, so he gave it to us.

11/22/2018 - 6:37pm "Tattoo," of course, being a…

"Tattoo," of course, being a Columbus code word for cocaine.

11/22/2018 - 2:34am I'm assuming that you didn't…

I'm assuming that you didn't watch the whole thing, because otherwise I would have to think you a moron for missing the entire point of his editorial.

11/21/2018 - 3:37pm Keith jackson is…

Keith jackson is unquestionably the one who started "The Big House."

11/21/2018 - 3:03pm Yeah, they use the model as…

Yeah, they use the model as the starting point for discussion, not the ending point.  It's a valid way of doing things, even if you don't trust the model.

11/21/2018 - 1:07pm Huh?  Of course it is The…

Huh?  Of course it is The Ohio State University.  Look, for instance, at their web page.

https://www.osu.edu/

You may think it is silly, but OSU obviously is concerned about being confused with the other Ohio State Universities, and I can't say that I blame them.  I find them hard to tell apart myself.

11/21/2018 - 12:48pm When James Franklin can…

When James Franklin can point to numbers and say that he's clearly had more success than Jim Harbaugh, that's a problem. It would also be totally accurate.

You must be looking at some pretty weird numbers to make that argument.  Harbaugh has won 10 games three times in four years, Franklin twice in five years.  Harbaugh is, even if Michigan loses Saturday, 38-13 at Michigan (0.745) while Franklin, if he wins Saturday, will be 45-20 (0.676) at Penn State.  Against the top 4 in the Big Ten East, Harbaugh would be 5-7, Franklin 3-12.  Head-to-head, Harbaugh has won three times, Franklin once.

Clearly, "success" means something different to you than to me.

11/20/2018 - 6:59pm You once had a boss that was…

You once had a boss that was a moron.  Don't buy into the moron method of "Slogans, Not Thinking."

If you are going to wait until every expectation has been met before recognizing greatness, you are due for a lifetime of disappointments.  Appreciate the Harbaugh you have at hand, rather than moaning about not having the Harbaugh of your dreams.

11/19/2018 - 5:50pm That's not what happened,…

That's not what happened, but why let facts stand in the way of a good ANGAR Hawt Taek?

11/18/2018 - 6:52pm Florida won a national…

Florida won a national championship in both football and basketball in 2006.  If they can do it, so can we.

11/18/2018 - 10:27am You claimed that you don't…

You claimed that you don't know why spying on a QB is hard.  It was explained to you why that is hard for you to understand, and you act offended because you now know why you don't understand.  Maybe this blog isn't for you.

Only the most moronic buckeye fans feel their team should feel "pretty confident" after giving up 51 points to a 5-6 Terrapins team.

11/18/2018 - 9:30am If you are going to say that…

If you are going to say that someone else's claim "just isn't true," you now have to meet  the burden of proof. "That seems low to me" leaves the burden on the original claim.

11/17/2018 - 9:53am Great Stuff!

Raj, you…

Great Stuff!

Raj, you nailed it with that ending.  I wish I'd written that.

11/16/2018 - 7:55am Remember that the training…

Remember that the training and medical staffs didn't work for Durkin, so it wasn't his system that "literally KILLED a player" (nice hysterical hyperbole, though).  Durkin should have gone outside the system to intervene and save a life.  His was a failure to act.  Smith was a bad actor.

11/14/2018 - 5:49pm I'd rather play the tougher…

I'd rather play the tougher team first, as well.  Injuries happen, and you are less likely to have a key player injured going into the first game.  

I'm just not so sure that Alabama is the tougher team for Michigan to beat.  The matchups seem better against Alabama than Clemson, if Clemson is as good as they look against a suspect schedule.  Alabama's defense doesn't worry me as much as Clemson's does, and Alabama plays the kind of offense Michigan defends well against.

Losing to Alabama in the first round would be tolerable if Alabama wins it all.  Best case is M beats Bama and then plays a ND team that got all the breaks against Clemson.  Worst case is M loses to Bama and then Bama loses to a ND team that got all the breaks.

11/09/2018 - 8:09pm He'll rape Thrace thrice.*

He'll rape Thrace thrice.*

 

* Let's see who gets this reference.

11/09/2018 - 7:58pm It's irrational but entirely…

It's irrational but entirely understandable.  We have been trained over the years to believe that we cannot have nice things.  These players have scuffed the hell out of the midfield symbol of our fears, but I can sympathize with your fear.

11/08/2018 - 7:49pm It's the way communities are…

It's the way communities are.  We don't expect you outsiders to get it, but we also don't care.  Feel free to be annoyed as hell, or stay the fuck away.  Those are your only choices.

11/08/2018 - 7:45pm Thanks for double-posting,…

Thanks for double-posting, so I could downvoted you twice.  Once for the strawman about how other people will feel, and the second for the shittiest attempt of the year at making a meaningful analogy .

11/08/2018 - 6:25am With 8 teams you are…

With 8 teams you are bringing in teams that did NOT "prove it on the field."

11/07/2018 - 4:26pm This times eleventy-million.

This times eleventy-million.

11/07/2018 - 4:25pm Well-played.

Well-played.

11/07/2018 - 4:24pm I've said it a dozen times…

I've said it a dozen times here:  he puts himself through what he has to go through because he loves football, just like all the other guys on the team.  Guys who love football love to play football.  Bosa was and is in a different position.  Bosa didn't shut it down because he doesn't want to play, he shut it down because he cannot realistically play.

I think both players made the right decisions for the right reasons.

11/07/2018 - 4:21pm They are worth what the…

They are worth what the market will pay, and they get what the market will pay.  They don;t have to go to college football.  They do it because it has the highest reward of any opportunity they have coming out of high school.

So, yeah, they should be thrilled to have proven themselves worthy of the highest payoff a graduating high school football player can get.  They've earned it (with maybe a few exceptions).

11/07/2018 - 4:10pm If he wanted to openly post…

If he wanted to openly post as Adam Biggers, he would do so (personally, I believe that he is, because of similarities in writing styles).  He is wise to remain officially anonymous here, though, because it allows him some freedom to say things that he wants to say, without tying it to his day job. 

What would wrong with simply respecting his desire to just be another poster here? 

Take his posts for what they are worth, and don't worry about his real identity.