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06/22/2018 - 9:39am Nevermind.  I get it now.

Nevermind.  I get it now.

06/22/2018 - 9:24am Does Oregon State still play…

Does Oregon State still play football?  Are you sure this isn't the toughest places to win for college baseball?

06/15/2018 - 1:13pm This isn't new.  I can't…

This isn't new.  I can't remember a bowl game where our end zone wasn't painted similarly.

06/15/2018 - 1:12pm Pretty much looks like every…

Pretty much looks like every bowl game we've played in.

06/14/2018 - 3:10pm Well, i'm ok with it, I…

Well, i'm ok with it, I expected it to be unexpected.

06/14/2018 - 7:17am My two cents having recently…

My two cents having recently done the tour and official visit.

There is A LOT more that goes into their decision than gpa and test scores.  The routinely turn down 4.0s and 1500+ SAT scores.  The "Why Michigan" essay is extremely important, especially for high achieving students.  They know you're going to have your choice of schools and they want to know why M over Ivy league, Stanford, NW, etc.  They don't want to be a backup school.  I would highly recommend a visit for your kid if they are close.  It is eye opening.

06/14/2018 - 7:10am You'd get a full ride to…

You'd get a full ride to State.

06/14/2018 - 7:09am Oops, my fault, noted that…

Oops, my fault, noted that you did not say MSU = Common App.

06/14/2018 - 7:08am MSU is not part of the…

MSU is not part of the Common App.  My kid is getting ready to start applying as she heads into her Senior year and noticed that as she poked around the website.  

06/13/2018 - 2:01pm 95% of my site visits were…

95% of my site visits were via the app.  Would love to have it back in some form.

06/12/2018 - 3:04pm Lighten up Francis, just a…

Lighten up Francis, just a joke.  You won't find a comment to pos bang or neg bang me on reddit.

06/12/2018 - 2:14pm worked a little.  updated…

worked a little.  updated turns, but not links.  Also, signed in with a different browser and didn't update.

06/12/2018 - 1:43pm I've played at least a dozen…

I've played at least a dozen turns, but my account says one turn played.  I went to all 21 links multiple times, but it still says i've only explored 6, even after updating ranking and karma

06/12/2018 - 1:20pm I'm toughbaton on reddit. …

I'm toughbaton on reddit.  Just want to make sure you don't all up vote my comments and we get in trouble as a team. **wink, wink**

06/06/2018 - 10:39am Bluey is taking advantage of…

Bluey is taking advantage of the absence of down votes to guild his point count up.  Just ignore him.

06/06/2018 - 10:34am I'm with you bluey. …

I'm with you bluey.  Harbaugh is failing.  He should get any 5* he desires, what's wrong with these kids.  Why do they want to go to programs whose performance on the field is better than M's.  Weird.

06/06/2018 - 10:32am Chill man. He's 2020.  What…

Chill man. He's 2020.  What if his grades suck?  

06/06/2018 - 9:55am Does Urban have any B1G…

Does Urban have any B1G schools to recruit against in OH?

06/06/2018 - 9:53am What are the schools on his…

What are the schools on his list?  I don't want to make assumptions, but could it be that Michigan is recruiting him or the others for some reason?  Are the schools comparable to M?  

06/03/2018 - 6:28pm Or many uncontested.

Or many uncontested.

05/29/2018 - 5:11pm Diesel Golf

I have a friend that just picked up a VW Golf with the Diesel. I asked him about it because I hadn’t seen a Golf in years. He said it was because of “dieselgate”. They had a diesel Jetta and after it was “all over” he decided to go Golf. Admittedly, I had no idea what he was talking about, but I nodded like I was up to speed on the situation. Tundra and my 13mpg in the City hurts right now.

05/29/2018 - 10:16am Dump?

That is a great place to watch Michigan win.

05/29/2018 - 10:15am Incorrect

There is a myriad of compliance issues to deal wit concerning neutral site games for visiting recruits and I bet that is a huge visit weekend for ND. Plus, alcohol sales, licensing agreements, NBC contract (does NBC retain the rights), etc. There is a ton of discussion with the NCAA on this. Someone hearing about this while working in compliance makes perfect sense.

05/26/2018 - 8:49pm And yet you care enough to

And yet you care enough to comment.

05/24/2018 - 3:19pm Exactly.

Our top candidate is a guy that was just fired.  Doesn't seem like he's getting "snapped" up.  It's not college.  The new coach doesn't need to hit the recruiting trail.  GM is way more important.

05/24/2018 - 1:10pm Too Long?

I'd rather they took too long than hire ANOTHER coach that they give three years then fire.  Three years is too long, a couple months to get the right people is fine with me.  Just have a GM by the draft and get the right coach.  And please, not a GM/Coach.

05/22/2018 - 12:24pm For Vetting purposes

I've signed up to crush OSU.  Discord name is toughbaton.


Go Blue!

05/19/2018 - 6:58am Better headline:

Michigan’s offense wreaks havoc on their schedule.

That’s ok though, if this is what a down year looks like, I’ll take. They’ll be back strong next year.

Go Blue!

05/18/2018 - 12:34pm Am I the only one that is

Am I the only one that is following b-ball recruiting more than football recruiting now?

05/14/2018 - 1:33pm That Multiplier

cannot be specified, Sir!

05/14/2018 - 11:13am Well then you know

Well then you know jbrandimore’s daughter.

05/14/2018 - 11:04am There's a better number out there

What's the +/- on applications received this year?  Did they receive less apps due to the scandal, but accept more to make it look like the scandal had no impact.  Because I know it has had an impact on where my kid is willing to go in 2019 and it's not MSU because of that issue.

05/14/2018 - 6:07am Well, when your acceptance

Well, when your acceptance standards are so low you make your class size whatever you want.

05/12/2018 - 7:08am I bet most people don’t know

I bet most people don’t know that you don’t capitalize adidas.

05/12/2018 - 7:02am Her


05/06/2018 - 11:56am What’s Bill Russell have to

What’s Bill Russell have to do to make your list?

05/06/2018 - 10:06am Jimmy Vesey

Has scored 33 goals in two full seasons with Rangers. Conner should have won the Hobey and he’s still the better player.

05/01/2018 - 9:28pm That one that sells beer.

That one that sells beer.

04/27/2018 - 11:43am Ok

What pick does Pro Football Focus have in the draft?  Teams are looking for positives.  Hurst has a lot questions about a variety of things.  We, as fans, are blind to those. 

PFF is not going to pay a dime to Hurst.  The people who are are concerned about those questions.

04/27/2018 - 8:50am We have an emotional attachment.

Pro teams/management do not.

04/24/2018 - 9:02am Maybe the state just doesn’t

Maybe the state just doesn’t have great players. Wasn’t it two years ago that we signed almost every state player that was worth anything?

04/23/2018 - 3:06pm Donovan Peoples-Jones

Were you as intrigued with him?

04/22/2018 - 12:13pm 13-0?

An ugly loss to a team that ends up undefeated, beating Auburn and Michigan I’m away games? I don’t think that’s the definition of an ugly loss.

04/19/2018 - 10:13pm They just nod

Saying nothing.

04/17/2018 - 2:27pm Looks like maybe he was a

Looks like maybe he was a USAF brat.

04/13/2018 - 4:23pm The outrage at this point is

The outrage at this point is tiresome. The next Sparty post should only be posted if something positive happens.

04/13/2018 - 5:54am Grow up

Grow up

04/12/2018 - 3:01pm It's the player

The shooter must continue to move forward, puck can go anywhere as long as the player moves forward.

04/09/2018 - 3:35pm Lived their for years

Weather is the best in the continental U.S.  However, everybody else thinks that too, so now it's so damn over crowded the weather isn't worth it.  Glad to be gone and just visit every few years.

04/09/2018 - 3:33pm Prediction

This answer will not be topped.