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08/23/2018 - 6:20pm A non-profit watchdog group…

A non-profit watchdog group is exactly what the NCAA is supposed to be.

07/03/2018 - 4:08pm It's bigger than athletics…

It's bigger than athletics. Predators go where they can get access and through some combination of people not wanting to assume the worst of people they know and being afraid of the repercussions, people tend to cover things up or not speak out far more often than most people would have guessed.

07/03/2018 - 3:51pm You mean back when mods had…

You mean back when mods had more tools at their disposal?

07/03/2018 - 3:35pm Misread, locking isn't an…

Misread, locking isn't an option yet.

07/03/2018 - 3:32pm This is an innappropriate…

This is an innappropriate topic to be influenced by sports fandom. If the mods can't crack down on individual posts, I hope it gets locked before someone says something dumb.

07/03/2018 - 3:28pm It is right now.

It is right now.

06/27/2018 - 1:16am I've seen articles about…

I've seen articles about studies that suggest that people that think they perform best under pressure are not physiologically impacted the same way by stress. If you think stress is bad for you, you're right. If you think stress is good for you, you're right.

06/20/2018 - 9:07am I don't that's going to…

I don't think that's going to happen.

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06/07/2018 - 2:06pm I don't think Bacon's Three…

I don't think Bacon's Three and Out makes the case that Lloyd Carr was pulling strings behind the scenes to undermine Rodriguez.

06/07/2018 - 1:28pm I'm very tempted to not say…

I'm very tempted to not say anything here, but I'm curious if I'm alone in this or if there are others that don't like the tone of this post and hope it gets deleted.

06/06/2018 - 5:00pm $10k in what? 4 hours.

 

$10k in what? 4 hours.

 

Money cannon.

05/22/2018 - 12:21pm Oh crap!

Fine. I'll follow orders. But consider sending a contingent west before this game is over. I hate when people use THE TEAM THE TEAM THE TEAM on me.

 

 

05/22/2018 - 11:00am Absolutely. I won't attack

Absolutely. I won't attack allies.

05/22/2018 - 10:38am Champions of the West

I was originally taking orders as requested, but got busy with real life for a bit and just started logging on and doing my own thing. Pretty sure I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing, but the way this game is currently designed, I'm skeptical of the role of strategy anyway. So here's what I'm doing :HEADING WEST. I want to make Champions of the West happen. Don't know how sucessful I'll be, but I'm a 3-time MVP in this game, so the RNG force is with me.

 

Reactions welcome. I'll change course if I get downvoted heavily.

05/07/2018 - 3:36pm On the right side of the main

On the right side of the main r/cfb screen there's a 'Select Flair' link. LINK

05/07/2018 - 3:33pm If you've been wiped off the

If you've been wiped off the map, you can choose between chaos or helping the team that occupies your home turf, and you can re-choose every day. Chaos is also tweaked so it is less powerful than it would be if they went with straight numbers. The makers of the game are tweaking things as they go to try to keep chaos interesting, cover up for things they didn't anticipate, and not piss off as many people as possible.

05/07/2018 - 1:53pm It's a fractal.

It's a fractal.

05/07/2018 - 1:52pm That's chaos. It's made up of

That's chaos. It's made up of fans of teams that have been wiped off the map.

05/04/2018 - 11:26am Agreed. No online anonymous

Agreed. No online anonymous community can be expected to be perfect, but I know of no better college football board for all teams.

05/04/2018 - 11:04am FYI, we had previously taken

FYI, we had previously taken East Lansing. Last night OSU took East Lansing from us. By the rules of the game, as long as OSU occupies East Lansing, MSU players can join their effort. So this next turn may be tough.

05/04/2018 - 11:02am You do need to select your

You do need to select your Michigan flair.

01/31/2018 - 3:39pm They were also hired by UVA

They were also hired by UVA when Rolling Stone wrote that article that made news.

01/31/2018 - 2:52pm Pepper Hamilton

Another thing I think belongs on the radar as we look inward is the fact that we hired Pepper Hamilton back in 2016. Other Title IX clients include MSU and Baylor. (For all I know, other clients include everyone.) It's smoke, not fire, but it could be that they are advising clients to delay FOIAs, redact, and avoid trandparency.

11/27/2017 - 8:07pm There isn't much written

There isn't much written about the religion of Michigan Football, but it is different from Catholicism. (How different probably depends a little on whether you're asking Harbaugh and Schembechler or Yost.) What we do know from Ufer is that Saturday is the Holy Day of Obligation and we know from Schembechler that Ufer went to Football Valhallah.

11/27/2017 - 4:24pm I think you're thinking of

I think you're thinking of indulgences. I get that football is a religion and all that, but I don't recall Bob Ufer mentioning indungences.

11/18/2017 - 4:07pm Is this an effort to appear

Is this an effort to appear in This Week In Schadenfreude?

10/05/2017 - 3:33pm Crocs with socks

"Jim Harbaugh wears crocs with socks" would actually be a decent GameDay sign.

08/15/2017 - 5:46pm OK, so at least now I'll

OK, so at least now I'll recognize David Pumpkins costumes this Halloween.

08/15/2017 - 3:07pm Not everyone on twitter is

Not everyone on twitter is aware of that context.

08/15/2017 - 3:03pm Also a fair point.  It's kind

Also a fair point.  It's kind of tough to talk about this without speaking in absolutes and saying things you don't mean.

08/15/2017 - 2:57pm I see that. But there's

I see that. But there's something to be said about timing and how funny the joke is. "Ha. Ha. They make the same pathetic excuses as Spartans." is a) not that funny, and b) not completely clear that we aren't making fun of the Spartans by comparing them to Nazis when we often make fun of Spartans. There's probably a way to make this comparison of pathetic reactions on the blog with some context, but just a side-by-side pair of images on twitter doesn't do it.

08/15/2017 - 2:46pm The problem isn't, as I think

The problem isn't, as I think Brian is suggesting in the twitter conversation, that Nazis are so bad, we shouldn't compare them to Spartans. It's that one of those Nazis just killed someone, and so while MSU going 3-9 is funny, the Nazis are not something we should laugh about right now...or at least if you're going to say something funny about them, it had better be good and crystal clear what you are saying.

07/27/2017 - 1:27pm 4.5 gallons of peanut oil at

4.5 gallons of peanut oil at about 350° F. Add 12-13 lb turkey for about 40-45 minutes. Repeat.

06/20/2017 - 4:11pm I was thinking the exact same

I was thinking the exact same thing.

06/15/2017 - 4:59pm There is a gradient. Details

There is a gradient. Details here: http://goblueguarantee.umich.edu/

05/03/2017 - 3:12pm Gameboy misses the point.

Gameboy misses the point. Technology is allowing more accurate metering of TV watching. You can't argue so easily that you deserve $X per subscriber when there's better data about how many people are actually watching. Getting on platforms is now easier, but you won't automatically get paid for it anymore unless people actually watch. The proof is in ESPN's cuts.

03/31/2017 - 10:20pm Yeah, but I still don't want

Yeah, but I still don't want OSU to win.

12/14/2016 - 9:22am "We know them as jive

"We know them as jive turkeys"

 

-the next MGoShirt.

11/15/2016 - 10:49am S&P doesn't know about

S&P doesn't know about injuries.

11/13/2016 - 5:41am The late game clock

The late game clock management was, I think, an effort to give the D as much rest as possible. They were huffing and puffing early in the 3rd quarter.

11/04/2016 - 1:30pm If you could boil production

If you could boil production per opportunity for a position down to one number and then scale that number to what fraction of that role a player plays, I feel like it might be fair. Kick returner needs to be weighted somehow.

Making up numbers here, if Lamar Jackson produces 1.6 times the expected points of an average QB and he has 100% of the opportunities a QB should have you've got 1.6*1=1.6.

If another player, saves 1.6 time the points a linebacker saves and produces 1.5 times what a QB produces, but only has 5% of the opportunities a fulltime QB would have, you've got 1.6*1+1.5*.05=1.675.

For Peppers, you have a lot of terms to add up, but most of them are multiplied by some small number.

Tough to argue how many points a defender saves (as pointed out), so that's not the stat you go with, but at least start will scaling stats to the average stats for that position.

11/04/2016 - 11:17am Adding texture to a helmet is

Adding texture to a helmet is a horrible idea from a CTE standpoint. The torque associated with glancing blows (which helmets aren't as good at mitigating) would increase.

11/03/2016 - 9:47pm “But do let me reiterate the

“But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.” -Fielding H. Yost

11/03/2016 - 11:38am We can't even get the usage

We can't even get the usage right on this blog. They can use it in the locker room, but the press needs to drop it and probably blogs too.

11/03/2016 - 11:26am Nobody's claiming values are

Nobody's claiming values are unique to Michigan. That's not it.

 

It's really up to Brown, and presumptuous for us to claim him as a Michigan Man without him first saying anything about Michigan being a special place. But the strawman argument about Michigan having a monopoly on values misses the mark.

11/03/2016 - 9:44am Exactly. This is why the term

Exactly. This is why the term needed to be retired in the first place. People using it wrong. Do you ever think that you represent the University of Michigan and use that thought to motivate yourself to work harder or do something "the right way"? If the answer is yes, then you're a Michigan Man. That's all there is to it. You have to believe that being a Michigan Man means something, and then you have to strive to achieve it. It can apply to anybody.

11/03/2016 - 9:14am Good article. Crappy

Good article. Crappy title.

 

I mean, "not a Michigan Man"? 

10/31/2016 - 4:14pm Hello darkness, my old

Hello darkness, my old friend

I've come to talk with you again

Because a vision of a Wolverine

Took Paul Bunyan while I was sleeping

10/31/2016 - 3:45pm Brilliant

Really great music choice. I feel like the players on the ground hurting crosses a line, but other than that this is outstanding.

10/14/2016 - 8:33pm Silver nanoparticles?

Silver nanoparticles?