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08/13/2018 - 10:52pm insert "FRANKS AND BEANS!"…

insert "FRANKS AND BEANS!" gif

08/13/2018 - 12:10pm HEYOH!

HEYOH!

08/13/2018 - 12:03pm yes.  Kthxksbi and it's…

yes.  Kthxksbi and it's equivalents can best be described as "dismissive" conversation enders.

08/13/2018 - 10:19am QueThanquesBuy  

QueThanquesBuy  

08/12/2018 - 1:27pm Thats not fair Wendy!

Thats not fair Wendy!

Wilford only absorbed some extra-terrestrial energy from a cocoon (in the film).

Tom Cruise gets daily injections of alien DNA straight from L. Ron Hubbards secret vault (in for real REAL life!). 

08/12/2018 - 12:34am No No No  you're…

No No No  you're misunderstanding, this is BAMA.  They moved his ENTIRE family, friends, neighbors, and favorite barber to Tuscaloosa.

He is definitely closer to them now.

08/12/2018 - 12:29am Skypanter -
I don't mind you…

Skypanter -
I don't mind you re-posting your "HIT THE BAG!" instructional video.

Just keep your numerous  "BITE THE PILLOW" videos to yourself.

08/11/2018 - 1:44am Defeated by the "Fighting…

Defeated by the "Fighting Grudens"

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

never change lions

08/10/2018 - 11:31pm Those blue pants are swell.

Those blue pants are swell.

They don't make me think of this AT ALL.

https://flopmee.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/page-27-758x398.jpg

Ok I give up, how the hell do I embed images on this new site?  I'm sick of the "can't fetch the content" error messages, and I've searched the FAQ and bug fix threads for a new how to post pics primer . . . have I  missed it?

 

08/09/2018 - 9:56pm Samsung (I refuse to buy a…

Samsung (I refuse to buy a Lucky Goldstar)

& I'd buy from Amazon unless locally could come close on price with an easier return option.

Honestly, at a given size & price point most of the tvs are going to have almost identical screens .  Better to focus on other overlooked items like enough extra HDMI ports, etc. & which remote is going to end up being the least frustrating (you said you were using an antenna)

08/07/2018 - 1:52pm That was a good time!

I'll…

That was a good time!

I'll explain:

I don't consider myself a "prepper" but I am very prepared for a large variety of emergencies.

That day at work, after an hour had passed and the scope of the power loss/emergency was becoming apparent i drove home (with at least 1/2 tank of gas) using surface streets, (it took over 45 min instead of the usual 30) then stopped at the party store and bought a bunch of pop/beer.soda/water & snacks (with cash) and got home.

Fired up the generator for the fridge/freezer and started helping out some elderly neighbors.

What made it such a good time?  
Well apart from not being stressed about the whole thing, the best part was my entire neighborhood all coming out to chill on their porches, front lawns, and the street to talk to each other.  We'd lived in our house for almost 5 years and even though I'm very gregarious, it had been tough meeting people there.

Suddenly hundreds of people were chatting, helping each other, kids were playing together in the front yards etc.  It was just like I remembered as a kid before cable tv, internet, etc.  very nostalgic and made me very happy to see people sharing, having fun and being a community, if only for a couple days.

Went through 2 propane tanks grilling up food!

 

I live more in the country now so have more room/resources, but with kids it would also be tougher in many ways.

08/06/2018 - 10:24pm You mean PENIS

You mean PENIS

08/05/2018 - 1:37pm No

so far in the B1G he is…

No

so far in the B1G he is not.

Will Harbaugh, in 10 years have a better overall record, more "big' wins, more titles?

Possibly? and HOPEFULLY!  

But right now Dantonio (who is a douchbag I'd never want at Michigan) has proven himself a better coach in the B1G (the only place it matters).

08/03/2018 - 11:15am Another interesting point:

Another interesting point:

EVERYONE ridiculed Mike Gittleson (sp?) as being archaic, ineffective, etc.  and the virtual poster child for Lloyd Carr's career closing fade.

Jansen sings his praises loudly & proudly.

As Don has said above; while a crucially important position, it's either way too difficult to measure, or maybe the different ST/CD coaches/styles aren't as program-defining as we always think.

08/01/2018 - 11:28pm My favorite is the Victors -…

My favorite is the Victors - String Arrangement.

Not sure if thats the right name, but the one used for the Michigan Health System commercials.

https://youtu.be/TxwcizqYFMI

Makes me misty.

08/01/2018 - 2:53pm I have never stolen a weapon…

I have never stolen a weapon in my life.

08/01/2018 - 9:02am wait a second.

The italics,…

wait a second.

The italics, bold were NOT directly from Jim Harbaugh?!  

5 fakes out of 5.

07/31/2018 - 4:05pm It's sad that people can be…

It's sad that people can be so cruel sometimes.  Maybe counseling will help sooth some of the pain & anguish this young man has experienced.

or he could throw 5 TDs against OSU this fall, that would work too.

07/30/2018 - 12:41pm Is this comment about some…

Is this comment about some alternative food/health agenda?
Maybe you should go back to peeing on a test strip to see if your body is alkaline enough yet.

07/28/2018 - 6:00pm I concur with the 6.5 out of…

I concur with the 6.5 out of 10.

3 years in and  3rd & 4th places IN THE DIVISION!?  Not even making it to a conference  championship, record vs. MSU, OSU, bowl games?

I think his biggest letdown has been the ONE place everyone assumed would be a no-brainer, QB play.  
It has been at best above average to often downright deplorable.  Much of it on a shaky O-line, young receivers, etc.  But nothing every team doesn't experience so some degree.

I've been thrilled with Harbaugh as a stand-up guy, leader of young men, and face of the program.  Quirky? sure, I don't care.

He held onto Drevno too long but I really can't fault loyalty.  His other hires look very good and Don Brown was not only a home run , but JH leaving him alone to run his D has been an under-appreciated aspect of Harbaugh's coaching style.

In-game coaching seems to be a moving target with solid A's, and the occasional derp C- so I'll give him a B+ for not being allergic to headphones.

I don't think he's always on the mark with everything he's done, but the dude isn't complacent!

 

07/28/2018 - 2:28pm Instead of "realignment",…

Instead of "realignment", can't we just use a soccer method and relegate the worst team to the MAC?

sorry Rutgers . . .

07/28/2018 - 2:24pm That's a load of crap.  

That's a load of crap.  

"foot in the door" to start building a program?

Sure.

Blaming Rich Rod because Jim Mutherfucking Harbaugh is 1-2 ten years later?

Pathetic.

Maybe you should look up MSU's record against OSU for the last 10 years.

07/27/2018 - 3:09pm +1 for the Verve Pipe…

+1 for the Verve Pipe throwback.

 

07/25/2018 - 12:34am Yep, I'd say about a C+as…

Yep, I'd say about a C+as well so far.

07/23/2018 - 7:26pm Well at least we know who…

Well at least we know who Smash LampJaw's alternate account is.

07/23/2018 - 1:22pm I think his hip shake is a…

I think his hip shake is a little more late-aughts J-Lo than Shakira, but I'm not going to quibble.

07/22/2018 - 12:57pm I've mentioned this a few…

I've mentioned this a few times, but people tend to forget a couple things. 

1.  Brian loves his blog, works hard at it, and I generally think he writes some pretty damn good articles (mostly).  

2.  The amount of traffic on the message boards is a drop in the bucket when it comes to overall site traffic.  It doesn't matter that you come her 20 times a day (or never let the tab close) or post 100 board posts a day.  it is insignificant.  

3.  Brian doesn't give a shit about the message boards, or individual blog readers.  He tolerates the boards, but is often annoyed and/or embarrassed by posts/posters, and likely consideres the message boards to be relatively unnecessary.
You can consider him an arrogant jerk because of it, or a a focused entrepreneur because of it.  Your choice.  
I tend to fall somewhere in between depending on my mood.

4.  MGo3.0 isn't quite ready for prime time yet, and should be fixed asap.  Based on the above points, i can only surmise that overall site traffic hasn't been negatively affected as of yet.


If you have any sort of emotional investment in this blog (and it's easy to do considering the passion we all have for Michigan sports) you are at risk of being labeled a "concern troll".  I am unsure how or why constructive criticism has been labeled as such, bu there it is.

I rarely visit or post anymore due to family commitments(75%), my less than full throated enthusiasm for Harbaugh being considered "hating"(20%) , and the blog being difficult to use (5%)

07/16/2018 - 9:40am If I may digress further . …

If I may digress further . . .

There is a sub place on the west side of Kalamazoo that i frequented a lifetime ago.  It's called Wally's Subs and its  . . ok.  
Talking to the owner one night i find out he's a polish immigrant that barely speaks english.  When I ask him about the sign i learn that that the sign place wanted $500 for a new sign for his planned pizza place; but that they had an unpaid/unclaimed brand new "Wally's Subs" sign that they would sell him for $20.

30 years later they are still making subs instead of pizzas.

07/14/2018 - 7:51pm Silica, mostly.

Silica, mostly.

07/03/2018 - 2:25pm "who tried forcing her way…

"who tried forcing her way into my building and offered to perform oral sex for 85 cents"

That is SO below market value.

06/14/2018 - 9:04pm Yeah, beating up Air Force…

Yeah, beating up Air Force en route to 6th place in the Big !0 last year sure was a satisfying season  /s

The type of win DOES matter.  Purdue was the only win last year over a team that just barely squeaked above .500    Did that 8th win make up for MSU, Wisky, PSU, OSU, SC?  

In a world of 12-15 game seasons, 9, 10 wins can still be a disappointment.  Rivalries, bowls game, quality wins will always mean more to me than a number.

 

06/05/2018 - 7:38pm Rusty Nails for everyone!

Rusty Nails for everyone!

05/13/2018 - 9:04pm ok

then why don't you compare Harbaugh's Michigan record against

OSU
MSU
PSU
Wis
Bowl Games

Pay close attention to whether the team was ranked . . .

vs. the games against Purdue, Indiana, Rutgers, Maryland, etc.?

Michigan HAS lost more "big" games than they have won.  In fact, they've lost MOST of them!  

You can still like Harbaugh AND be able to do simple math.

05/13/2018 - 9:04pm ok

then why don't you compare Harbaugh's Michigan record against

OSU
MSU
PSU
Wis
Bowl Games

Pay close attention to whether the team was ranked . . .

vs. the games against Purdue, Indiana, Rutgers, Maryland, etc.?

Michigan HAS lost more "big" games than they have won.  In fact, they've lost MOST of them!  

You can still like Harbaugh AND be able to do simple math.

05/10/2018 - 7:49pm slow clap

Don, you've articulated my thoughts on Harbaugh, this fanbase, and the Program fucking perfectly.  Now if we can just keep everyone from anointing Patterson the savior (oops, too late!)

To the PR question:
I seem to remember (and for the life of me I really can't specifically remember) that around the time of the Fan-Day stuff being cancelled there were some rumors/talk about the players not really liking it, and it being seen as kind of a dog & pony show. . .

Maybe the university is being properly (or perhaps overly) sensetive to those feelings?

05/09/2018 - 7:54am Other

Regardless of the shit-posting by Quatro, I imagine the recent record is starting to wear on people.

I'm aquainted with dozens & dozens of season ticket holders from new grads to people who played for Bo.  There is of course no lessening of love for Michigan or it's football program, but there has been a bit of an attitude change towards Harbaugh.  

No one can blame him for previous OSU losses, but the feeling IS cumulative, whether thats rational or not; and the reality of what it takes to beat OSU vs the Harbaugh cheerleaders the day he was hired is striking.

No, no-one wants him fired, they aren't haters, they're still "fun at parties"; but 3rd place in the east for 3 years running and a severely disappointing end to last season matter.

I don't think this a big reason sales may be down, I'd guess tax-law and home schedule are the main 2 contributors, but I can see where it may have a small impact.

05/06/2018 - 11:11pm Thankfully

we can pass on Dobbs due to the many other top 100 OL-tackles we have to choose from . . .

04/30/2018 - 10:03pm Getting dry-humped

by that storm trooper dude.

04/30/2018 - 11:41am Why do you hate

the Killers?

04/30/2018 - 11:39am You kind of answered your own question . . .

it was the water.

04/30/2018 - 11:32am Maize

makes me look fat.

 

Wait, I'm already fat.

 

Maize makes me look fatter!

04/26/2018 - 9:12pm I'd be happy

with something better than 3rd place in the east for a change.

04/26/2018 - 12:53pm Nothing personal Sky Panther

but I downvoted you because the next video up after the one you kindly linked to was one featuring penis-head-pete-finebaum.  Thankfully i stopped it just in time!

 

04/24/2018 - 2:19pm I know football was his 1st love . . .

but Brady Hoke would have killed it on the Pro Bowlers Tour.

04/21/2018 - 12:24am I was going to say the EXACT same thing

but since i don't know the first thing about brewing, it sounds better from you.

04/21/2018 - 12:24am I was going to say the EXACT same thing

but since i don't know the first thing about brewing, it sounds better from you.

04/20/2018 - 4:02pm point of order

just because they have been grown in a vat from his DNA doesn't technically make them his "sons".

04/20/2018 - 4:02pm point of order

just because they have been grown in a vat from his DNA doesn't technically make them his "sons".

04/19/2018 - 12:01pm Mantis is Mineral King!

Mineral King is Mantis!

it all makes sense now.  Well played sir.

04/18/2018 - 11:56am What

you weren't a fan of the Foxtrax glow puck?

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2014/01/foxtrax_glowing…

I didn't mind it so much if I was watching at a bar, at home/? not much of a fan.