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11/17/2018 - 7:19pm Might be a shoulder from…

Might be a shoulder from landing on it after he got blasted. Was likely hurt before the cheap shot. Which honestly after watching it a few times again really wasn’t that bad.

11/17/2018 - 6:55pm Yes. We all know but aren’t…

Yes. We all know but aren’t telling you.

 

EDIT: In all seriousness though, its supposedly a broken collar bone and he's done for the year.  Saw someone tweet that, but I'm too lazy to link the tweet.  'Tis on the Twitters if you'd like to go look.

11/17/2018 - 11:38am And then in 2024, elections…

And then in 2024, elections will cease to have any meaning outside of being a dog and pony show.  Which they kind of already are.

11/08/2018 - 4:28pm RUMOR: Ed Warinner's agent…

RUMOR: Ed Warinner's agent is working to get him a pay raise.

11/04/2018 - 5:25pm The last decade or so of…

The last decade or so of Michigan football is why. Everything you just listed has been a staple of UM’s OL’s for years and years. Hasn’t been until now that paper good = on field good.

10/30/2018 - 3:09pm There's also a big…

There's also a big difference between what Meyer did and what Durkin did.  Meyer made some shitty calls covering for a wife-beater.  That doesn't really impact the players.  What Durkin did 100% impacts the players.  Ignoring their health and wellness to the point of death while also subjecting them to some psychological torture type shit during team meals.

There ain't a whole lot you can do to talk your way around that.  Especially when you have current players and parents of current players backing it all up.

10/30/2018 - 3:04pm If that wasn't enough, then…

If that wasn't enough, then this should have been:

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That's some full on psychopath shit.

If you want to read more of that story its here: https://theathletic.com/589971/2018/10/16/a-group-of-maryland-football-parents-is-strongly-against-d-j-durkins-return/

10/30/2018 - 3:02pm Its the rare instance of…

Its the rare instance of embracing the controversy and hoping it all works out.

They are 5-3 now and finish with MSU (who is a 1.5 favorite..get your bets in now while you can), and then go to Indiana, before finishing with PSU and OSU.  There's a really good chance they don't win another game.

10/30/2018 - 2:58pm There will always be people…

There will always be people that take a scholarship.  That will never change.  What will change though is the caliber of player taking a Maryland scholarship.  And frankly, as far as I can recall there's never been a situation like this where this much has been reported about a coach and his program and then that coach had to actually continue at that program.

Generally, for coaches with a shady past or practices, they drop down a level, take time off, or get an assistant job to rehab their image before getting another job.  This is kind of a first.

10/30/2018 - 2:39pm That program is dead as long…

That program is dead as long as he's there.  There is absolutely no way he's going to be able to recruit -- let alone hold on to whatever talent they currently have.  Maryland is 71st on 247's composite -- right between Troy and Oregon State.  Like how in the fuck do they think he can go into a kid's living room and convince him and his parents to send that kid to the guy that was negligent enough to kill someone and for shits and giggles shows his team psychological torture videos of people getting their eyes drilled to toughen them up.

Maryland basically just gave themselves some USC or Penn State level NCAA scholarship sanctions.  When all they had to do was fire him, promote Matt Canada to full-time HC, and move the program forward.

10/30/2018 - 11:30am The whole point of being a…

The whole point of being a reporter is asking questions you know probably aren't going to get an answer, or even ask questions you already know the answer to.  You can't assume he's not going to tell you JBB is healthy or not.  You have to ask.  You can't assume he's got nothing but platitudes to offer about Penn State. You have to ask.  Who gives a shit if it makes him mad?  That's not a reporters concern.

Take the post MSU game presser for example.  Would you have guessed that Harbaugh would take that opportunity to tear into Dantonio or MSU's program?  Been plenty of times where's he's brushed a question like that off.  But that's why you ask because you never know.

Also in general, you basically just described an environment that allows situations like MSU and Penn State under Paterno to flourish. When you start worrying about "making the brick wall mad" you're compromised and failing as a reporter.

None of us have a right to know anything at all the reporters are asking questions about, that's the whole point of the job.  If you piss some people off along the way, then you're probably doing a good job.

10/29/2018 - 8:53am I too would like to get a…

I too would like to get a PhD in Not Giving A Fuck. I’d go by Dr. No Fucks To Give.

10/26/2018 - 12:05pm The stretch the Pistons had…

The stretch the Pistons had that season where they held a record 5 teams in a row under 70 is something that will never ever happen again.  Its like one of those old-ass baseball records where a starting pitcher threw 40 complete games.

10/26/2018 - 11:58am Yeah once people started to…

Yeah once people started to figure out the value of a shot and learned shooting threes -- even at a lower percentage -- is smarter than shooting 2s, it changed pretty quick.  4 for 10 on threes is just as good as 6 for 10 on 2s.

10/26/2018 - 11:55am Strongly disagree with the…

Strongly disagree with the NBA take there.  The drama is the only reason to tune into a reason mid-season game, and the boost in offense makes random mid-season games more fun to watch.  People would much rather watch a 120-112 game than a 79-71 turd fest.  That's why the NBA's ratings were up huge (8%) last year, and up 14-15% in the 18-34 and 18-49 demos.

So while it may not be appealing to you, its highly appealing to everyone else.  Especially young people.  Average age of an NBA view is around 40.  For the NFL its 50, and MLB is 57.  Baseball likely has 10-20 years left before its just dead.  Will probably get replaced by soccer.

10/26/2018 - 11:44am There's always a dozen or so…

There's always a dozen or so super talented guards and wing players you can find every draft.  but a guy like Shaq would still be a top pick because very tall super athletic big people are still really rare and its something you just can't teach.  So he'd still go top 5 just because he's a rare talent. 

10/26/2018 - 11:36am The NBA is one of the few…

The old NBA (circa like 2004...and even more so circa 1990) was kinda brutal to watch.  Feels like one of those things people always remember more fondly, but if you actually had to watch it now you'd turn it off.  Especially if it was a random mid-season game. 

Now?  Tons of offense, freak athletes are allowed to be even more freakish, and 3-pointers are fun.  Its one of the few sports I'd actually pay to go see live.  Especially for a lower bowl seat closer to the court.  Just a much different experience up close.  Lower bowl in hockey is pretty great too.

Football might be the last one I'd pick to pay for.  Its just a much better experience on TV.  Even for expensive seats, it still kinda sucks because you can't see what happening on most of the field.

Baseball is still boring as hell and has no chance of holding my attention span, but tickets are cheap, its some fresh air and some cold beers. If someone asked if I wanted to see a random mid-season game on a nice day, if I can snag a ticket for $20-25, I'm probably in.

10/26/2018 - 9:46am Everyone in CFB would/will…

Everyone in CFB would/will get rolled by Bama.

10/25/2018 - 10:17am PASS basically became Fox…

PASS basically became Fox Sports Detroit.  Fox bought PASS, but also launched FSD at about the same time, giving them two regional networks in Detroit.  They quickly learned that was dumb, and then just moved all of the contracts, personal, etc from PASS to FSD and shut down PASS.

RIP.

10/25/2018 - 10:10am Sounds like a great idea in…

Sounds like a great idea in 2005.

10/24/2018 - 3:33pm The NFL loves measureables…

The NFL loves measureables and combine performances more than they love actual tape anyways.

10/23/2018 - 11:14am Hello: OP got duped by a…

Hello: OP got duped by a fake account.

10/23/2018 - 11:13am Yeah...that's not an…

Yeah...that's not an official account and hasn't been reported anywhere else in the CFB world.

10/23/2018 - 10:21am Yeah this always seemed like…

Yeah this always seemed like the mostly likely outcome of keeping Meyer.  From all reports, Smith was a terrible human as well as a terrible and lazy coach.  Players all likely disliked him, but put up with him because he's your coach, so what are you going to do?

Then you go and find out all of the OTHER shit he's been into, find out that he's an even worse person off the field, and that Urban -- "Decisions, Honesty, Treat Women With Respect" -- Meyer was covering for him all this time? Like how you gonna respect the guy that doesn't even abide by his own core tenants he plasters outside your locker room?

Urban might survive this season, and winning over Michigan would go a long ways towards winning back the team but man...its tough to see that happening even with a win.  Once a dude is dead to you, he's dead to you.

10/21/2018 - 11:26am A pair of back-to-back…

A pair of back-to-back targeting ejections early in the season likely has a way of tempering your ferocity on the field.

10/21/2018 - 11:19am Man....you are high as hell…

Man....you are high as hell if you think FSU is beating anyone with a pulse this year. Hell, they might not win another game. They finish with Clemson, NC State, ND, Boston College, and Florida. If they win more than one of those, I’ll be surprised.

10/21/2018 - 8:30am I’m not so sure. Say Georgia…

I’m not so sure. Say Georgia beats Alabama in the SEC Champ game, Clemson wins out, and ND runs the table. I think in that scenario, UGA, ND, and a Clemson are definitely in. The committee would be left debating Alabama vs. Michigan and Alabama (to this point) has just looked way more dominant. I think they’d give it to Alabama.

10/21/2018 - 1:15am Your title is bad and you…

Your title is bad and you should feel bad.

10/20/2018 - 8:39pm That's all possible in…

That's all possible in theory, but its also pretty hard/impossible without having the refs wear some sort of larger device.  Right now, its just a really small camera on the bill of their hat.

10/20/2018 - 12:58am Maybe this has been asked…

Maybe this has been asked and answered before but, who do you work for in the media that you have that skill set and access to that footage? It’s really, really well done.

And if you’re just some kid ripping shit from YouTube and would like to have a job in the media...hit me up, man. At the very least I could get you an interview.

10/19/2018 - 7:16pm Have you watched any of…

Have you watched any of these games from the past decade?

That's the type of shit that always works well against Michigan's defense.  Especially in this game.  Even last year we were all saying the same thing about Michigan's superior DL and run defense against MSU's dumpster fire of an OL, and surprise, surprise, they ran it 40 times at 4 yards a pop.  Doesn't matter if MSU has shown they can't run in previous games, or if Michigan has a great run defense -- MSU will run and have success because its what always happens.

Meanwhile, Michigan ain't hot at running the ball, and trying to take advantage of MSU's pass defense while trying to throw in shitty conditions on the road plays right into their strengths.

10/19/2018 - 12:34pm I dislike that the weather…

I dislike that the weather plays to MSU's strengths and against Michigan's.

10/19/2018 - 12:14pm I hate ordering them in a…

I hate ordering them in a restaurant because they generally give you like 3-5 sea scallops for like $20+.  And they rarely have a good sear on them.  Plus at my local grocery store, I can get an entire pound for $18.  Occasionally they'll have a sale where its $12 for a pound.

The perks of living near the coast.

10/17/2018 - 8:37pm In medical terms: his…

In medical terms: his midsection was all fucked up.  So yes, its a season ender.

10/17/2018 - 4:45pm What about when the entire…

What about when the entire 247 site is down?  Or maybe its just me that keeps getting the 502 Bad Gateway error.

They've caught a case of the MGoBlog server disease.

10/17/2018 - 4:44pm I do wonder if Rashan isn't…

I do wonder if Rashan isn't just going to go the Bosa route and shut things down, rest and recover, and then get ready for the NFL combine.  Would still expect him to be around the team though instead of just bailing like Bosa did.

10/16/2018 - 12:57pm I have stocked my liquor…

I have stocked my liquor cabinet (its really just more of a shelf than a cabinet) and warmed up my liver accordingly.

10/15/2018 - 4:32pm True.  Kinda depends on your…

True.  Kinda depends on your feelings about Tate though.  Denard was clearly good.  Tate won the September Heisman and then was kinda meh (as was the rest of the team).

And either way, that was in 2009.  Its been a long ass time.

10/15/2018 - 4:11pm Don't worry.  MSU will…

Don't worry.  MSU will unveil their new "stadium air circulation" fans they've been working on.  Don't worry, they'll apologize for it after the game.

"Well, you see, our graduate students have been working diligently on this -- diligently -- for 18 months.  18 months of hard work.  And we thought, what better showcase of their hard work than the Michigan game.  Now, did the system malfunction only during our drives?  Yes.  Did the fans blow the wind and stadium debris much harder than anticipated during Michigan's drives?  Yes.  Its unfortunate that Michigan struggled in the passing game as a result of this.  The graduate students, who again, worked very hard on this, will have things straightened out for next weekend's game against Purdue.  They are truly heartbroken."

10/15/2018 - 3:42pm On top of this, the idea…

On top of this, the idea that Shea is going to need to run to draw a defender to free things up in both the run and pass games would normally terrify me against MSU.  Cause if the starting QB goes down, its DOOM.

But, this is the first time since, since...well...I can't even remember...that Michigan has a solid backup QB.

I mean, seriously...when was the last time there was a backup that didn't terrify you?  Brady/Henson?  Henne/Mallett?  The trek through the QB desert has been long, friends.

10/13/2018 - 10:15pm No. New CFB rule means you…

No. New CFB rule means you can play any four games at any point in the season and still keep a redshirt.

10/12/2018 - 3:11pm He was a dogshit coach, and…

He was a dogshit coach, and dogshit at running a big time program.  These are long established facts.  People on this site deservedly flamed him up and down for what happened to Michigan during his time here.

And yet...a bunch of you clowns are now trying to defend him and pretend we all didn't flame him on his way out??

 

"Oooohhhh...he had some decent recruits, and was a nice guy..."

Fuck outta here man...being a nice guy and pulling in some recruits (that didn't do shit while you were coaching) doesn't mean fuck all when it comes to being a good coach or leader of a program.

10/12/2018 - 3:05pm I'm amazed you're getting…

I'm amazed you're getting negged as hard as you are for this.  Like...y'all remember what you said about Hoke during that final season, right?  Calling Hoke "trash" back then would earned you 50 upvotes and a wave of support.

The hypocrisy of people on this site is just fucking astounding sometimes.

10/10/2018 - 11:49am That's where I'm at too. …

That's where I'm at too.  Its probably the biggest game in his tenure now, but if they win this one and the MSU one, its also going to be quickly replaced by the Penn State game and Ohio State game later this season.

10/10/2018 - 11:45am Technically speaking, yes,…

Technically speaking, yes, but in terms of confidence?  If they can't beat Notre Dame, and they can't beat Wisconsin, I don't think the team is going to be super confident heading into MSU or Penn State.  This game is huge solely from a team confidence standpoint.  They need a win to propel them through the other games.

10/10/2018 - 11:42am I think its bigger because…

I think its bigger because in 2016 there was no "Harbaugh can't win the big ones" narrative out there.  Getting rid of that is important for recruiting, and also that narrative has grown big enough it has to be in the player's minds now and they have to start winning some big games if they are ever going to get the confidence up to win really big games like Ohio State, Big Ten title games, and CFP games that you'd reach with an OSU win.

10/10/2018 - 11:33am Kinda surprised that…

Kinda surprised that everyone is saying no, because I feel like its a no-brainer yes.

Expectations were/are high for Michigan this season, Wisconsin has been one of the Big Ten's cream of the crop teams for a decade or so, and if Michigan is ever going to start meeting those expectations both the team, the media, and the fans place on them, then you have to beat Wisconsin to get this stretch of tough games started off right.

Because if they don't win, then you really can't feel good about their chances against Penn State or Ohio State and a four-loss season likely looms.  If they ever want to shed the "can't win big games" label, that has to change starting with this game.  Previous games (like OSU in 2016) didn't have that "can't win the big ones" weight behind it.

Now all that being said, I think the "most important game of Harbaugh's tenure" label will likely be short-lived.  Provided they beat MSU in East Lansing next weekend, the Penn State game in three weeks will be the next "most important game."

10/08/2018 - 5:50pm You can have both a lack of…

You can have both a lack of flash and continue to add layers to already established looks. Calm your tits there, Francis.

10/06/2018 - 8:45pm Would've thought you'd go…

Would've thought you'd go with a vodka sauce.

10/05/2018 - 2:14pm I doubt it.  Because like…

I doubt it.  Because like you said, this is the last good opportunity for it, but its also the last best opportunity to get the 2nd and 3rd string some more run befor a string of really tough games come up.  If a rotation player went down, you're going to want the backups more seasoned so they can be prepared to enter a high pressure scenario.  Getting some 4th stringers some PT accomplishes nothing.