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06/20/2018 - 1:47pm What value to people get…

What value to people get from them? They aren't informative and each show seems to rely on infuriating one fanbase to drum up viewership. They seem like a waste of time to me.

06/20/2018 - 1:18pm I love sports but I will…

I love sports but I will never understand sports talk shows.

06/20/2018 - 12:49pm While it is clear that they…

While it is clear that they were joking, jokes like that get old really fast.

06/18/2018 - 1:55pm Looks nice and the post…

Looks nice and the post reminds me of when I first started on here looking for updated pics of the new scoreboards back in 2011.

06/15/2018 - 2:21pm Interesting to see Fargas so…

Interesting to see Fargas so high. Then again, he's the only Wolverine football player I can remember that was on the Simpsons.

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06/14/2018 - 2:57pm Too many people's ideas…

Too many people's ideas about Russia are skewed based on what they see in the news. The Russians I have met have been open, funny, very generous, and just want to be part of the world while knowing that they are weird. I am actually kind of rooting for them (go ahead and downvote me).

I also can't stand English soccer fans and their condescension so I always root for them to underperform. 

Iceland and Costa Rica are the two outside teams I hope do well, and France in terms of teams with an actual shot. I think Brazil wins.

06/14/2018 - 10:10am I get the feeling that Funk…

I get the feeling that Funk then Drevno had a lot to do with this as well. Compare this period to OSU:

2013

Evan Lisle 4*

2014

Jamarco Jones 4*

Demetrius Knox 4*

Kyle Trout 4*

Brady Taylor 3*

2015

Isaiah Price 4*

Matt Burrell 4*

Grant Schmidt 3*

Kevin Feder 3*

Branden Bowen 3*

2016

Michael Jordan (NTMJ) 4*

Malcolm Pridgeon 4*

Tyler Gerald 4*

Gavin Cupp 3*

Jack Wohlabaugh 3*

 

Those classes don't seem all that dissimilar on paper, other than they recruited more players.

06/13/2018 - 3:49pm Lists like this are the…

Lists like this are the laziest of lazy journalism. It seems fun to crap on places like Flint and Detroit for a lot of people, especially when the the age of the internet highlights their failures.

On the plus side, these things can change and those of us who enjoy a challenge and building things see opportunities. D.C. would have been on one of these lists in the 80s. Probably the same with Atlanta and Miami. NYC was nearly bankrupt in the 70s.

06/06/2018 - 10:40am I have a Samsung from a…

I have a Samsung from a couple years ago and it is nice but doesn't have much in the way of HDR. This is only a problem because it is in a well-lit room. Streaming 4k content is great and since it is nearly flush with the wall, viewing angles exist around the room, not just right in front.

With that said, I am looking into a screen and 4k projector for the basement to replace the TV currently in there. It is plenty dark and I like the idea of 100+ inches and setting the center channel behind the screen. 

One thing I will mention: I ordered our 70" 4k online and had it delivered. The price was cheaper but the other part was that my wife and I didn't have a big enough car to transport it. You can pay for delivery or rent a truck to do this but I would see if you can get what you are looking for from Costco, Amazon, or wherever if you don't think you have the space to move it.

05/31/2018 - 10:22am I'm not disagreeing, but

I'm not disagreeing, but wasn't Steve Kerr a color guy before he became a head coach?

05/30/2018 - 11:29am I feel the same way about

I feel the same way about Watson but everything I read on here was to the contrary. Still, I'll take a 5th year vet with experience at NB and CB any day. 

05/23/2018 - 6:52pm Edit: Deleting just to be

Edit: Deleting just to be safe

05/23/2018 - 10:25am I am not sure what QBs you

I am not sure what QBs you think are better. Lewerke has clear accuracy issues (though he is better than the guy who played in the Rose Bowl) but he is like a true Junior. Considering that Peters looked kind of frail and afraid of contact, I would probably take Lewerke given his legs and experience.

05/04/2018 - 1:07pm Good luck, Ace!
Out of

Good luck, Ace!

Out of curiosity, what are you having done for your esophagus? I ask because I also have GERD/reflux and would love to know if there is a solution out there. 

05/04/2018 - 11:01am I had no idea Browning,

I had no idea Browning, Grier, and McSorely still had eligibility. 

05/04/2018 - 10:46am That's how the whole site

That's how the whole site feels now. 2009-2012, it was fun and the content was pretty good and genuine. Then it devolved into a cesspool of bots, not so sneaky advertisers, shareblue propaganda, power-hungry mods with axes to grind, and users pretending to be gatekeepers of knowledge both incorrect and misleading. 

03/09/2018 - 9:55am Like I said, demographically

Like I said, demographically it doesn't make sense. I have no idea if that is what they actually did or not.

03/08/2018 - 5:36pm You have to go where the

You have to go where the money is. Businesses evolve or they die. U.S. Woolworth went from one of the biggest discount retailer to Footlocker. Tandy started out making leather goods and moved to computers after they bought Radioshack. Demographically, Japan doesn't seem like it would be especially profitable. If that was their strategy, I am sure it was analyzed and scrutinized.

More than Amazon or Wal-Mart killing toy stores, I think youtube did. Many kids love watching unboxings of toys more than actually playing with them. That combined with screens dominating their attention in general and its hard to compete with plastic stuff. Babies R Us seems like it should have been a goldmine and there was a lot of untapped potential.

02/15/2018 - 11:35am He fumbles a lot. That's a

He fumbles a lot. That's a big red flag in the NFL.

02/08/2018 - 8:56pm I love how Jon Jansen was 299

I love how Jon Jansen was 299 pounds and classified as a TE.

02/08/2018 - 8:53pm Good point. I guess I read it

Good point. I guess I read it more like Bell has to gain weight (harder for some guys to do) plus the lack of scouting make projection difficult.

02/07/2018 - 12:15pm Hasn't Myles Sims been on

Hasn't Myles Sims been on campus for a while? Didn't Christian Turner sign?

02/06/2018 - 7:55am I don't think his statement

I don't think his statement implies "If we were only more lenient on assault, then we would beat OSU and MSU." It's pointing out that rivalry games have not been pretty lately for Michigan football and there is no comfort in close losses.

02/05/2018 - 5:39pm While that may be true, parts

While that may be true, parts of the MLK family did and received royalties from it. I have heard some of the stories about his family fighting for rights to license and/or sell things (including his nobel peace prize) and let's just say that a lot of what happens with his stuff does not seem to fit with the spirit of Dr. King.

02/05/2018 - 1:22pm None of them did much for me.

None of them did much for me. It just seemed like they paid famous people to lip sync and dance, so not very creative or interesting to me. I also can't stand the commercials that try to act like using Crest or whatever is some revolutionary act or pretending like the commercial is "inspriational", and that seemed to be a theme this year.

01/18/2018 - 8:14pm Absolutely. The rivalry has

Absolutely. The rivalry has become a sad annual reminder of how Michigan's place in the college football landscape has changed. Us fans comfort ourselves with history and nostalgia but the truth is right there in the results and until that changes, Michigan will never come close to its full potential because recruits will look at it as a second-tier football program.

01/11/2018 - 11:16am That sounds kind of similar

That sounds kind of similar to OSU in 2014. Besides, Michigan rotated heavily at RB and it's not an acceptable to just say "well, a starter went down, so the season is in the tank." I really doubt the coaches look at it this way. Backups are expected to be ready when strarters go down. 

01/11/2018 - 9:50am Look at it this way: Michigan

Look at it this way: Michigan replaced 9-10 starters on defense (depending on how you classify Chase and Mo) and the defense didn't really look that much worse, except maybe the safeties.

The offense replaced a few guys on the OL and all receivers yet they couldn't find a rhythm all season. 

01/10/2018 - 8:19pm He has to be a WR coach

He has to be a WR coach there, right? If so, the lack of a WR coach at one of the youngest positions on the roster last year makes less sense to me. Maybe he had a bigger role with the receivers than his title let on.

01/09/2018 - 7:45am Two Things

1. Michigan would have made Da'Shawn Hand a starter from the day he arrived on campus. Alabama redshirted him and then he was a reserve for the rest of his career. That tells you how deep Alabama is and how desperate for top talent that Michigan is.

2. Despite this, Clemson beat them and Georgia was right there with them. I admire what Smart did in two years and at times watching their season felt like 2016 Michigan with good bounces but the real difference is their OL and RBs. They rushed for close to 100 yards in the first half.

01/08/2018 - 1:49pm Yup, and there's not a lot of

Yup, and there's not a lot of talent on their defense. Kyle Van Noy is a starter there after barely seeing the field in Detroit and the rest of their front seven is a bunch of young guys. 

01/08/2018 - 1:40pm Like Nick Saban, Bill

Like Nick Saban, Bill O'Brien, and Kirk Ferentz? Outside of Belichick, few directly from Parcells' coaching tree have panned out and until recently, only John Harbaugh was successful from the Andy Reid one.

01/05/2018 - 2:07pm I didn't know that. Why does

I didn't know that. Why does he hate him?

01/05/2018 - 1:44pm and go bowling with Nico.

and go bowling with Nico.

01/04/2018 - 11:59am As Michigan fans know, a lot

As Michigan fans know, a lot of that is on the OL. I don't know what their OL was like in those years or if they were rebuilding. Who knows, though. It could be coaching or RB talent.

01/03/2018 - 1:32pm Yeah, I really don't care. I

Yeah, I really don't care. I am just interested in Michigan football making (positive) history again. Nothing notable has happened in a while and each offseason thread that celebrates our history feels less comforting each year.

01/02/2018 - 9:01pm It seemed like the previous

It seemed like the previous CMU success was Dan LeFevour and Antonio Brown. My impression is that Enos turned them back into more of a pro-style team.

01/02/2018 - 7:45pm For assistant coaches, I

For assistant coaches, I think of two best cases: The new guy doing something different and working their way up and the coach that was fired and has a ton of experience. Enos definitely falls into the latter category but how much of it was good? His Arkansas offenses aren't on the map for performance and his experience seems to be more RBs/QBs. If Jay moves back to TE/ST then he may have a spot there but why him?

I will say that I do admire what he did at CMU. Pretty big rebuild, all things considered. His last game was that wild Bahamas Bowl several years ago where it was like 49-48 WKU.

12/29/2017 - 12:48pm I am guessing it is because

I am guessing it is because he won games and was Bo's mentor, plus a little bit of disarming flattery.

12/27/2017 - 8:23pm It makes sense with Smith

It makes sense with Smith leaving and this perhaps being a chance to audtion for that job. He is probably going to be offered a position coach job at some point soon so this is a a good opportunity for him and Michigan.

12/20/2017 - 11:19am I really doubt Jedd Fisch

I really doubt Jedd Fisch looked at the local real estate market when weighing his job options. Dude's coached for 8 different organizations in the last 10 years.

12/18/2017 - 2:02pm Cole went to Heritage.

Cole went to Heritage.

12/18/2017 - 1:20pm It's a small town and I don't

It's a small town and I don't know of any other players from that conference that went to Michigan besides an OL from Chesaning over a decade ago and a walk-on FB from Frankenmuth.

Also from smaller schools in the Tri-City area - Shawn and Brian Thompson. Both were also TE/H-back types from a small private school in Saginaw called Nouvel.

12/13/2017 - 2:30pm Uh, yeah, he was named

Uh, yeah, he was named director after JL took his leave. JL was excited to direct it and it would have been the only director had it not been for this. It's also why they have pushed the release by another year.

12/13/2017 - 12:06pm Meh, not really. In the old

Meh, not really. In the old world of cable networks this may have been the case but the barriers to entry for media are ridiculously low and non-traditional media companies are bidding for broadcast rights to live sports.

Historically, interference with mergers has been bad. What happened to Standard Oil or the Bells after they were broken up? Wouldn't GE be in a much better place if they were able to purchase Honeywell? Remember, we play in a global marketplace, so the rules here may not apply everywhere else, and many even left-leaning societies are very permissive of such consolidation.

12/13/2017 - 11:42am I am not sure what you are

I am not sure what you are talking about - He was slated to direct and was apparently really into the development. He hasn't done much directing beyond since Toy Story 2 except Cars and Cars 2 because he oversees all creative.

12/13/2017 - 10:31am John Lasseter being gone

John Lasseter being gone does.

12/08/2017 - 2:24pm What a shame

I thought Math Man was blue all the way. 

12/07/2017 - 2:04pm Dude, you are not funny, just

Dude, you are not funny, just mean.

12/06/2017 - 2:33pm It doesn't have to be an

It doesn't have to be an overhaul. Different playcalling can make a huge difference. Coaches and analysts look for tendencies based on the tape available and with nothing to go on, they have fewer chances to find reliable trends.

Fortunately the talent on this defense seems greater than South Carolina's offense.