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04/02/2015 - 4:38pm Nobody cares... Except for

Nobody cares... Except for the people you're replying to, anyone who's driving during a game, the people who bring radios and use them tailgating or in the stands...

Oh, wait, maybe it's just you.

03/25/2015 - 7:45pm "Blew out of proportion" my

"Blew out of proportion" my ass. The guy's got a history of racist, sexist and homophobic comments going back years, the kind of statements where any one of those comments would have gotten you, me or anyone else fired instantly. Whether or not you personally were offended it shouldn't be that hard to see why a lot of people were upset when he, say, invokes Hitler when he's talking about Germans.

I'm amazed at how many people online are passionately defending him today. The man is a bully and a jerk, and being entertaining on TV doesn't and shouldn't give him free reign. He's also an idiot, given that the BBC has publicly told him he'd be fired if he had one more incident after the last time around. He tested that, and here we are now.

Mostly, I'm impressed that the BBC had the guts to do this even though it means likely killing one of their most popular shows.

03/22/2015 - 11:08pm Given the ONLY thing Bell's

Given the ONLY thing Bell's says they're asking is that they can't trademark the phrase (which would necessitate changing all those "bumper stickers and delivery trucks") I'm really not seeing the issue. Seems plenty reasonable on the surface...

03/20/2015 - 5:57pm jusy because someone here

jusy because someone here disagrees with the law, it doesnt mean they "explained" something.

Sweet irony...

What, pray tell, makes your interpretation somehow more valid or correct than the prosecutors filing the charges? Because given the choice between believing the official investigators or a guy on a message board with a clear agenda...

03/20/2015 - 5:36pm The same material as

The same material as yesterday, even after it was explained to you yesterday the bankrupt part is completely irrelevant?

We need a better class of trolls here. Or at least ones who can manage better than a broken record spiel.

03/17/2015 - 7:28pm Dude, I know blatant lies in

Dude, I know blatant lies in these threads are your thing, but what orifice did you pull "defunct business" out of?

EDIT: I thought we were still talking about the ski resorts which ate most definitely not "defunct". Are you talking about another incident?

10/24/2014 - 9:22pm Sorry, but no. You pretty

Sorry, but no. You pretty much have to be looking for some conspiracy or to assign Bacon malicious intent to think that's true. Journalists typically don't make a habit of completely misrepresenting their sources like that, especially when they name them and it'd be easy to verify.

WD aside, Brandon has a history of being a snarky ass in other old, time-stamped posts people here dug up.

10/24/2014 - 4:08pm You're right! After all, John

You're right! After all, John U. Bacon has a long history of risking his reputation and career by fabricating the quotes and anecdotes in his articles about Michigan.

...no, wait, scratch that. He doesn't and you're an idiot.

10/24/2014 - 4:03pm And that is relevant

And that is relevant because...?

I mean, if Bacon was Rodriguez's boss you might have more than a false equivalency.

10/24/2014 - 10:55am ...and I think everyone

...and I think everyone making comments like this is delusional. What POSSIBLE evidence has this team given us to think that they can compete with, let alone beat, an MSU that's not only Top 10, but much more emotionally invested in the game as they always are?

"Rivalry game" and "anyone can win" are tropes that sound great but when that's literally the only way you can claim optimism...

10/23/2014 - 5:49pm Wait - so you post a bunch of

Wait - so you post a bunch of reasonable explanations, then completely contradict yourself and say you still think it's fake based on seemingly nothing? Really?

10/23/2014 - 5:47pm Who knows? All I know is that

Who knows? All I know is that the language is awfully ambiguous. If the email didn't exist I'd have come right out and said that if I was responding.

10/12/2014 - 9:26am I know - but Morris was not

I know - but Morris was not only dressed but taking warmups last weekend at Rutgers without any kind of visible brace or impairment. That doesn't necessarily mean he was game ready, but it's hard to imagine his ankle was worse than Gardner was last night.

10/11/2014 - 11:34pm Funny... I distinctly

Funny... I distinctly remember Morris wanting to be out there too, and everyone saying that the coaches should have overruled him.

10/11/2014 - 9:43pm WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK

WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK IN????

10/11/2014 - 7:17pm Sure. IF he's on his home

Sure. IF he's on his home connection instead of somewhere else. Or IF he has a cable subscription.

10/11/2014 - 5:22pm I feel like 110,000 is overly

I feel like 110,000 is overly optimistic given the past few weeks. I know, the supposed marquee game, but I don't see the stadium as full tonight.

10/10/2014 - 1:26pm Since when is "not a real

Since when is "not a real fan" NOT questioning somebody's fandom?

10/10/2014 - 1:24pm If you start with the premise

If you start with the premise that DB don't care about empty seats, I could see the merits in your view.

Problem is, that view falls apart once you remember the increasingly desperate emails, Groupon, the Coke promo...

The athletic department is desperate to fill seats and maintain the streak.

10/10/2014 - 12:45pm Oh look! It's someone else

Oh look! It's someone else telling me I'm not a real fan because I have legitimate issues with the program and its leadership! I guess the fact I care about this team enough to have those opinions is meaningless...

10/10/2014 - 12:43pm You can't just separate it

You can't just separate it like that. At this point it's all so intertwined there's no way to. And the Diag protest did get coverage outside of Michigan circles so I'd argue your first point is wrong. That said...

Isn't that enough? The Morris situation was botched horribly and THAT got a lot of national play. So did the team's dreadful play this year, and their huge regression under Hoke. Anyone should be able to look at those ALONE and understand why so many fans are upset. Even if the recruits have no idea who Brandon is the performance on the field alone tells a story that explains the anger.

10/10/2014 - 12:02pm Athletes draw motivation from

Athletes draw motivation from the crowd. Michigan Stadium's size is a huge recruiting tool because an athlete brain understands intuitively that 109,000 shouting faces will get more out of him than 84,000.

That's great... Except we've all seen these teams lay a colossal egg in front of full, energetic stadiums before. I'm not going to deny that home field advantage is a real thing, but it's an extra push over the edge. We're so far from that edge I can't blame anyone who chooses to boycott or not go at all.

10/10/2014 - 11:54am If recruits aren't aware of

If recruits aren't aware of the "dynamics of the situation" when it's been a lead story on practically EVERY national news source, sports or otherwise, then do we really want them here? If they're THAT ignorant about the school they may be committing to?

10/06/2014 - 7:22am "Michigan Football

"Michigan Football (pressers/articles/quotes/strategies/solutions/general football talk)"

You DO realize that no one nationally is talking about or cares about the team on the field any more, rght?  We're a 2-4 team that is a contender to go 2-10.  What is there to discuss there that hasn't already been said?

10/06/2014 - 7:18am Bad Idea

Reddit does this to "clean up" their NFL subreddit.  You know what the end result is?

News gets hidden when it gets stuffed into a thread that's difficult or impossible to sort or search.  Let's say something incredible happens with Brandon - there's no way you're going to know it's in post 673 of the sticky unless you manually check it repeatedly.  All a collected thread does is sweep things under the rug.

10/06/2014 - 7:16am This argument is, to be

This argument is, to be blunt, complete garbage.  This site doesn't represent "all students, alumni, and fans", never has, and never will.  It's a private blog run by ONE GUY - what Brian says goes.

And I don't know if you've noticed from the home page, but Brian is in favor of both (a) a coaching change and (b) a potential protest at a home game.

11/30/2013 - 4:27pm This is the happiest I've

This is the happiest I've ever seen the fanbase after losing to OSU.

 

It's a nice feeling.

11/30/2013 - 3:51pm With an injured Gardner and

With an injured Gardner and Wile in for Gibbons?  I think it was the right call.  And based on this thread and my Facebook feed, that seems to be the majority opinion.

 

Shame it didn't work, but it was a hell of a game.  This is the best I've felt after a Michigan loss in a long, long time.

08/31/2013 - 2:55pm Which browser are you

Which browser are you using?

 

At least in Firefox, it's as simple as right click -> "This Frame" -> "Open Frame in New Tab/Window" (depending on your preference).

11/24/2012 - 5:10pm You're probably right.
But on

You're probably right.

But on the other hand, we'd probably have lost by even more because old-school Michigan never went for quarterbacks that could run like Denard and Devin can.

Most of my time at Michigan was with Carr as a head coach, and the one thing I hated more than anything in those games was when the play calling was:

10 RUN BALL UP MIDDLE
20 GOTO 10

...no matter what.  The single biggest disappointment about today's game, for me, is that we returned to exactly that for the second half of the game.

Smith didn't make 2.5 yards per carry.  Rawls didn't even make half a yard on average.  At some point, when things aren't working, you need to try something else.

11/24/2012 - 4:58pm When RichRod was fired,

When RichRod was fired, people wanted a return to the Michigan of old.

Looks to me like that's exactly what we got.

11/24/2012 - 4:47pm Did you stop to consider that

Did you stop to consider that "our offense is going downhill" because our starting quarterback can't throw the ball and our starting running back has a broken leg?  Those MIGHT have played a factor.  Doesn't excuse the play calling in the second half, but it's not like a different offensive coordinator could have kept those injuries from happening.

11/24/2012 - 4:34pm Michigan lost four times this

Michigan lost four times this year.

The first was to Alabama, currently #2 in the nation.

The second was to Notre Dame, currently #1.

The third was to Nebraska, who is #14, is 9-2 and is likely going to win the Big Ten championship game.

The fourth is OSU, who would probably be #3 in the nation if they were eligible to be.

Take a step back from the ledge.  We lost to damn good teams.  I'm not happy about today's game or Borges right now, but this season wasn't the trainwreck some of you are making it out to be.  Could it have gone better?  Yes.  But we're still far, FAR ahead from the 3-8 disaster of a season that we had my senior year at Michigan.

Besides: we still get to go to a bowl game. OSU doesn't. :D

03/17/2012 - 3:09am  Bullshit.  There were

 Bullshit.  There were definitely calls that went our way that shouldn't have, most notably that possession call with less than a minute left.

I'm all for ref bashing when it's warranted.  I really don't think it is here.

03/16/2012 - 10:15pm What is there to say?  Even

What is there to say?  Even with the exttra help from the blown possession call with about forty seconds left, we couldn't put it away.  Ohio played well, and did so for the entire game.  They earned it.

 

There's always next year...

12/06/2011 - 7:58pm Seriously.  Skyrim is $60

Seriously.  Skyrim is $60 right now, and I know I've heard about some major bugs (especially on the PS3).

On the other hand, I just got Fallout: New Vegas during the last Steam sale for around $15 for the base game plus all of the expansions.

Waiting definitely has its benefits, especially when you're as broke as I am.

12/06/2011 - 2:23pm Same here.  That game was

Same here.  That game was amazing.  Took me forever to get it (until the Steam sales this summer), but I got completely addicted once I started it.

10/17/2011 - 2:02pm "The Hoover Street Rag does

"The Hoover Street Rag does something long and complicated that I don't understand. Parody of a bad NBC hour-long drama?"

 

Sort of close.  It's a parody of Community, one of NBC's half hour comedies that airs on Thursday nights.

 

By the way: Community has amazingly strong writing and acting, and is consistently hilarious.  I recommend it wholeheartedly.  Bonus poinst because one of the writing staff, Megan Ganz, is a Michigan alum and former editor in chief of the Every Three Weekly.

01/16/2011 - 4:42pm Snyder would face immense

Snyder would face immense political backlash if this happened, and even proposing it could kill his chances for re-election.  I don't think he's arrogant (or dumb) enough to try it.

01/14/2011 - 3:25pm Just went through and

Just went through and posbanged his posts here.  When I loaded a new page...

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He's at -609 now.  Damn, you guys work fast. 0_0

01/14/2011 - 3:20pm What makes something a "dumb"

What makes something a "dumb" vegetable?

01/13/2011 - 5:34pm On the other hand, it's a

On the other hand, it's a little unfortunate Hoke didn't precede Schembechler.

01/09/2011 - 9:37pm I just wanted to say that

I just wanted to say that Across The Universe was such a waste of a movie.

01/09/2011 - 8:18pm Come on, guys, this is easy. 

Come on, guys, this is easy.  Michigan background, brilliant mind, takes no crap from anyone...there's one clear choice.

01/06/2011 - 9:55pm A competely irrelevant

A competely irrelevant comment with a link that goes to a site selling oil paintings?

Truly, the reason why we all wanted the site back up.

01/03/2011 - 7:42pm Or this!

 

Or this!

 

01/03/2011 - 7:39pm Make sure to take care of that skin, Jim...

01/03/2011 - 7:38pm CC threads make me wanna...

01/03/2011 - 7:34pm NO U

01/03/2011 - 7:16pm I miss 1130.

I miss 1130.