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09/19/2018 - 1:11pm "A safety who is not boring"…

"A safety who is not boring" -- do not want.

(obligatory /s)

09/17/2018 - 1:23pm "Extra special given the…

"Extra special given the tough year I've had" -- this hits the nail on the head, and has put me into a state of depression about what's to come this season.  If Penn State can pull off the "overcoming adversity" story line, you know damn well Meyer can.

09/17/2018 - 1:13pm I, for one, applaud his…

I, for one, applaud his devotion to the scientific method -- experiment, failure, refinement, repeat.  By the time he's done, all of us should benefit from the perfect all-purpose apology for whatever we've done wrong.

09/14/2018 - 1:41pm Thanks, Seth, for saving me…

Thanks, Seth, for saving me a whole lotta time!  Once I listened to Dan Orlovsky's analysis and learned that SMU's defense is "playin' hard," I knew all I needed to know and didn't need to read the rest of your post.

09/12/2018 - 1:06pm Yeah, but for the benefit of…

Yeah, but for the benefit of any NFL personnel folks who might be perusing this thread -- he's not looking so hot this year and definitely needs another season to refine his technique.

09/10/2018 - 12:40pm On the other hand -- when…

On the other hand -- when Michigan was up either 35-0 or 42-0, the guy next to me complained about bad and/or predictable play-calling after Michigan ran "the same play" (i.e. runs up the middle) twice in a row.  Dude, it's a bazillion to nothing, and Michigan had been running the ball up the gut quite nicely all game, thank you very much.  And, of course, Michigan proceeded to convert the 3rd-down-and-longish anyway.  Argh.

09/07/2018 - 12:50pm Why does Seth's mom dislike…

Why does Seth's mom dislike Ace so much?

09/06/2018 - 2:14pm Particularly since the…

Particularly since the University didn't pay a dime for it.

09/04/2018 - 1:07pm Don't waste your scouting…

Don't waste your scouting expertise here -- definitely share that with the NFL.

08/30/2018 - 2:04pm Yes, just like when those…

Yes, just like when those MSU trustees resigned in protest.  Oh, wait . . . .

08/24/2018 - 12:44pm Schlissel is not really…

Schlissel is not really accurately described as a "physician/medical administrator."  Yes, he is an MD, but he also has a PhD and has, I believe, spent far more time in biomedical research than in the practice of medicine.  Yes, Michigan has a large health system, but it's BS to say that it "runs" the university or that Schlissel's main function is to administer the health system.  He's much closer to a "professor" than a "physician."

08/22/2018 - 4:30pm Somebody check the C-bus…

Somebody check the C-bus radio stations to see if they're playing funeral music.

08/22/2018 - 3:51pm The BoT just about finished…

The BoT just about finished carving the statue, and they're ready to unveil it.

08/20/2018 - 12:58pm Sorry, pal, I ain't buying…

Sorry, pal, I ain't buying it -- April 1 was several months ago.

08/15/2018 - 1:01pm Dr. Langdon Frothingham.  I…

Dr. Langdon Frothingham.  I had to type out that name so I had a chance to say it again.

Dr. Langdon Frothingham.  Yep, still fun to say.

08/14/2018 - 1:32pm Didn't you guys open your…

Didn't you guys open your season ticket packages?  We all get to vote on the plays, and this device tabulates the results and downloads the winning selection into Shea's brain for execution.  The only downside is that we also have to wear the devices -- and if the play goes poorly, well . . . .

08/14/2018 - 1:01pm Not necessarily.  I'm…

Not necessarily.  I'm guessing player deaths have happened even in totally clean programs.  They can also result from negligence by the coaching and/or medical staff -- as we saw with the Shane Morris debacle, although thankfully without a tragic ending.  The OSU situation, on the other hand, possibly involves coaches who deliberately looked the other way, and perhaps even tried to discourage a victim of domestic violence from taking any action.

Short answer -- the actual facts matter, in both cases (and in all such cases).  Until we know the facts, hard to say which situation will prove to be "worse."

08/14/2018 - 12:50pm I also got this e-mail…

I also got this e-mail recently.  Saw the disclaimer that it wasn't affiliated with or endorsed by the university, so I deleted it.  The OP's additional investigation confirms my suspicion.

08/02/2018 - 1:45pm If you can keep doing the…

If you can keep doing the podcasts, that would be great!  Oh, and also the GIF features.  And the post-game columns.  An occasional recruiting post or two would be cool as well.

Seriously, although we will miss all of the above, you need to put it aside and do whatever you need to do for your health.  The world of Michigan sports will continue, it'll just be a bit less enjoyable without your contributions.  Best wishes to you for a full recovery, and I echo what others have said about the awesomeness of Brian and the other MGoBloggers in supporting you.

08/01/2018 - 1:14pm Hey, they were proactive. …

Hey, they were proactive.  Remember this sign?

osu-locker-room.jpg

07/28/2018 - 10:24pm I just renewed my season…

I just renewed my season tickets, so it’s the least he could do . . .

07/10/2018 - 12:49pm Solution -- do the PKs first…

Solution -- do the PKs first, but then keep it a secret from everyone (including the players) who won!

(/jk)

07/05/2018 - 2:15pm The Horror brought me here,…

The Horror brought me here, but I didn't set up an account until I survived the trauma of the 2008 season.

06/27/2018 - 12:56pm I'm having this same issue…

I'm having this same issue with Firefox -- successfully logged in but then the box at the top right of the screen disappeared.  This is new since yesterday -- are we moving in the wrong direction?

06/14/2018 - 1:09pm That begs the question -…

That begs the question - what is the proper usage of begging the question?

06/11/2018 - 1:37pm What have you got against AI…

What have you got against AI?  Version 3.0 uses data gathered by Google and predictively determines what you will up/down vote, so you no longer have to do it yourself.

06/07/2018 - 1:40pm It does seem like beating a …

It does seem like beating a (dead) horse at this point . . .

05/31/2018 - 1:36pm The round kind . . .

that you kick . . . .

05/30/2018 - 1:46pm There are no words . . .

The most appropriate response to Section 1.8 (next to farting noises, I suppose):

05/29/2018 - 1:03pm You've let us down . . .

Should've posted the same comment at the top of each post.

05/25/2018 - 1:28pm Tempted to neg this . . .

as an unpleasant reminder of what's coming.  But maybe that "feature" has been abandoned?  After all, it lasts about 6 months -- sure seems that way -- and they haven't started yet, so they've probably run out of time and decided to skip it this year.  Right?  RIGHT??!?!?

05/21/2018 - 1:00pm You first . . .

What is not "shiity" about this post?

05/21/2018 - 12:56pm Next door to my son's orthodontist . . .

there is a Dr. Gut.  Sadly, he is an endodontist, and not a gastroenterologist.

05/17/2018 - 1:03pm Check out the comments for Part 1 posted a couple days ago

Some knowledgeable folks (which I am not) explained this pretty well, in a few paragraphs rather than the tome that would be necessary to fully address the subject.  No, you are not alone in being confused.

05/04/2018 - 3:45pm Missing the point (bluebyyou)

I'm not saying Michigan's management of its endowment is a non-issue or that there shouldn't be an audit -- which, by the way, is already underway.  I'm just saying that any alleged mismanagement of the endowment -- much less the lack of transparency that the Freep is mostly complaining about -- does not exist in the same universe as MSU's malfeasance with Nassar.  Obviously, it only makes sense to take steps to assure donors that their gifts are being managed properly -- otherwise, duh, the donations will dry up -- but donors clearly are able to defend themselves in a way that Nassar's victims were not.

05/04/2018 - 1:22pm Not to mention . . .

that the alleged fiscal irresponsibility involves a University endowment built on private donations, and not public funds.  If donors don't like the way the University is managing its endowment, they can vote with their feet and stop donating.  Is this also true of the MSU victims?  Uh, no.  Once again, the Freep tries to manufacture a scandal from a slow-moving audit while whistling past the MSU graveyard.

05/03/2018 - 2:39pm Who said anything about a "conspiracy"?

Each scout is part of an organization that has a vested interest in making its decisions sound like the right ones.  As explained by others in this thread, NFL teams tend to be risk averse, and I'm not questioning their right to make whatever cost/benefit analysis they wish, even at the price of settling for a marginally worse player.  Once that decision is made, however, I wouldn't count on a team's scouting staff (quoted anonymously) as the best, most neutral source of the information that went into that decision.

05/03/2018 - 2:12pm Hmmm, who to believe?

The medical professionals at a school where Hurst doesn't play anymore (so there's no "on-field results" to prioritize anymore) and ALSO at another school (Harvard) that has no dog in the hunt whatsoever, or anonymously quoted scouts (with vested interests in making themselves look good by passing over Hurst) in a bleacher report post?

05/01/2018 - 2:29pm Totally agree

I'm predisposed to prefer baseball over basketball -- i.e., I'm old -- but the baseball leadership is doing nothing to address the many problems with their sport.  Every proposed change -- e.g., shortening the season to less than 12 months and 1,000 games -- is met with the objection that we won't be able to make apples-to-apples comparisons with statistics from games/seasons dating back to the last millenium.  Yet, every sport (including baseball) has endless arguments over players from different eras, so what is the problem exactly?

05/01/2018 - 1:28pm Having read through this entire thread . . .

I will now synthesize everyone's suggestions into one brilliant solution.  Change the rules of baseball so the sport is played with a big orange bouncy ball that the players throw through a hoop.  Cut the season in half to about 80 games or so.  Form a new league called the NBA (National Baseball Association).  I guarantee this will make the sport more popular.

05/01/2018 - 1:13pm Also . . .

Would be nice to start the MLB season about a month later to avoid playing baseball in the snow.

04/20/2018 - 1:57pm I'll go in with 6 others . . .

I call Saturdays!

04/20/2018 - 1:16pm Don't these things . . .

usually involve lemons in some way?

03/23/2018 - 1:26pm Delayed gratification . . .

If you DVR the game, Comcast has an app that will let you watch the recording later, once you have access to decent WiFi.

03/22/2018 - 1:41pm Geez Louise . . .

This preview has been up for almost 24 hours and this has yet to make an appearance?  There are rules, people!

03/20/2018 - 1:59pm And an extra downvote . . .

for a failed sense of irony, given that this thread is all about narcissistic arrogance and martyrdom.

03/19/2018 - 1:31pm Totally agree . . .

The game to that point was such a slog.  Sure, it was close, but it seemed like the sort of game that would be decided by someone dribbling the ball off his own foot or some such.  Poole's shot was such a bolt of lightning, with no inkling that something like that was coming.

03/16/2018 - 1:39pm Yeah, well . . .

It's either this or admit my ignorance about what the heck "Match Day" and "3:16 Day" are.  (Before reading the thread, I guessed the latter was some sort of gateway to 4/20.)

03/16/2018 - 1:13pm I hate this comment

Thank you for posting it, I feel so much happier and worthier.

03/16/2018 - 11:28am Now that they've parted ways with the former director . . .

he's back to being the director again.  See how that works?