|01/17/2019 - 3:53pm||So wait, because some fools…||
So wait, because some fools sit around on their butts playing video games a lot, we shouldn't worry about the fact that football seems to have a direct link to brain damage?
|01/17/2019 - 2:40pm||"Life lessons" are bullshit…||
"Life lessons" are bullshit if they come along with brain damage.
|01/16/2019 - 1:13pm||It's one thing to be evil. …||
It's one thing to be evil. It's another thing to be evil and run your mouth about how evil you are.
|01/15/2019 - 4:32pm||Dude started more games at…||
Dude started more games at Michigan than most people could dream of in their lifetimes. Hopefully he finds a place where he can finish out his career playing and not sitting on the bench.
|01/11/2019 - 12:00pm||I'm sure we didn't want to…||
I'm sure we didn't want to lose Washington, but if the trade is Washington for Gattis, I'll take it for this reason: I'm pretty sure Don Brown knows a thing or two about linebackers. But we clearly have been struggling with our WR & downfield passing game. It sounds like Gattis is equal or better to Washington in recruiting and coaches a position group that we desperately need to improve in. Not saying we don't have talent there--we clearly do--all of the guys there have shown flashes of big things. But we need to take the next step in our passing offense and hopefully Gattis is the guy to get it done.
|01/10/2019 - 2:17pm||Rose shot 32.4%, 32.0%, and…||
Rose shot 32.4%, 32.0%, and 35.5% from 3 in his 3 seasons here, from a shorter line. Iggy is shooting nearly 40% this season. This is of course a small sample size, but it is considerably better that Rose ever shot.
|01/10/2019 - 11:25am||Really? I don't see this at…||
Really? I don't see this at all. Rose was a freak--a 6' 8" point guard. Iggy is way more polished around the rim and is a better 3-point shooter. Rose was a guard had one of the best handles for a tall guy since Magic. Iggy is clearly a power forward. Rose was the leader of his team and always had the ball in his hands. Iggy is (for now) a complementary piece. Rose was a rail thin guy who blew by people. Iggy bulls his way to the rim.
|01/09/2019 - 9:09pm||Good lord, can you imagine…||
Good lord, can you imagine the bookkeeping on that? Every team would have to hire an extra staff menber just to track what quarters every player was eligible to play in.
|01/09/2019 - 4:42pm||For people saying the tiered…||
For people saying the tiered system won't deter it enough, i just don't agree. a 15-yard penalty is a big deal. Players will get chewed out by coaches if they do it any more than occasionally by accident. And if anyone does anything ridiculous, the refs can still toss them.
|01/09/2019 - 4:40pm||But the new rule will give…||
But the new rule will give even terrible crews cover, because for the most part they aren't going to eject someone unless it is an obvious ejection. Yeah, there will still be terrible targeting calls, just like there are terrible PI calls and terrible late hit calls etc.
|01/09/2019 - 3:44pm||This is desperately needed. …||
This is desperately needed. Targeting 1 would be most penalties and would hopefully, like late-hit penalties, deter most intentional helmet-to-helmet contact, but not incur ridiculously random ejections.
|01/08/2019 - 11:58pm||Well, maybe because he's a…||
Well, maybe because he's a former Michigan All-Big Ten player, and college assistant coaches now make big $$$. Mattison made $525,000, so Michigan can clearly pay at least that much or more to his replacement.
|01/08/2019 - 7:04pm||Everyone bashing this…||
Everyone bashing this possibility is hysterical.
The guy played at Michigan (he was 1st team all-Big Ten) was a grad assistant here, coached d-line at Ball State, Navy, CSU (under Earl Bruce) & Notre Dame (under Holtz), then went to the NFL and coached D-line for the Eagles, Packers, Redskins and Panthers. THEN he was the Panthers D-Coordinator for 6 years, during which they 3 times finished in the top 10 in both yards against and points allowed.
|01/08/2019 - 2:42pm||IMO Teske is not the place…||
IMO Teske is not the place this team most needs an upgrade. Teske's defense and rebounding are crucial to the team's success.
|01/08/2019 - 2:26pm||Yeah, as many have already…||
Yeah, as many have already said, the answer to this is always Glen Rice, though Chris Webber would also be an acceptable answer.
Rice set records back when shooting 3's was still a new thing. He shot nearly 52% from 3 his senior year (yes the line was marginally shorter). In comparison, Stauskas topped out at 44%. Not dinging Stauskas--he was awesome. Just pointing out how incredible 52% is.
|01/08/2019 - 2:25pm||In college, Webber's 3 point…||
In college, Webber's 3 point shot was a line-drive ugly thing that you did NOT want him shooting.
|01/08/2019 - 11:50am||C'mon. Washington left…||
C'mon. Washington left because he wanted to leave. What information do you have that he left because he wasn't being paid enough?
|01/08/2019 - 11:35am||Look at it this way. The…||
Look at it this way. The guy obviously had little loyalty to Brown or Michigan. Better to find out now after one year than later.
|01/07/2019 - 5:22pm||Right. As great a Beilein…||
Right. As great a Beilein is, his defenses were pretty terrible until Yaklich showed up recently. Yaklich fixed that IMMEDIATELY and has sustained it. He's the real deal. Who knows if he can coach offense, but he's obviously a smart and driven guy and I'm sure he's absorbing everything he can from Beilein about offense right now.
|01/07/2019 - 5:10pm||The only reason to outbid…||
The only reason to outbid OSU to keep Washington is if Brown is leaving and you want Washington to be the DC. Or if you want Washington to be DC soon. And I don't know that you can call him DC material yet, at least for Michigan.
|01/07/2019 - 4:54pm||How about in 1997 when Greg…||
How about in 1997 when Greg Mattison left Michigan to go to Notre Dame?
|01/07/2019 - 2:07pm||Yeah, while this whole story…||
Yeah, while this whole story has a ton of WTF's? in it, to me the biggest WTF is why Ohio State wants to make Mattison their DC? I mean he's a solid DC, but Ohio State can hire almost anyone in the country. He was #1 on their list? I mean, I can see Mattison being a top choice at any number of schools looking to upgrade, but Ohio State is in the rare position of being able to pick and choose pretty much anyone. And their pick is Mattison? Really?
|01/07/2019 - 1:48pm||That's the thing. People…||
That's the thing. People are upset about this. But Brown leaving and Mattison becoming DC again at 70 would have IMO been been way worse. IMO Mattison was always an above-average but unspectacular DC. If we have to replace Brown, I would look in a different direction.
|01/07/2019 - 1:38pm||C'mon, the guy was our DC…||
C'mon, the guy was our DC back in '96 and just straight up made a lateral move to Notre Dame.
Edit: Ok Sam Webb reporting that the story about Harbaugh not renewing his contract "totally false". So it's just Mattison bailing for a better job. IMO still not very surprising after '96.
|01/07/2019 - 1:26pm||I mean, this sucks because…||
I mean, this sucks because he's once again going to one of our rivals. He did this to us before, bailing on us to go to Notre Dame, but that time it was a lateral move. This time, he'd be taking a promotion, which, you know, what are you going to do? Harbaugh demoted him from DC to DL coach, which is a MAJOR demotion. So if someone wants to make him DC again, you can't really be mad at him for wanting to be a DC.
|01/07/2019 - 11:42am||I am not ancient, but I have…||
I am not ancient, but I have been around for a while. Excusing the absence of a national title, the last 365 days or so has easily been the most impressive stretch of time for Michigan Basketball in my lifetime.
All hail Beilein!
|01/03/2019 - 1:48am||LOL. Back when I was pretty…||
LOL. Back when I was pretty small, like maybe 10, maybe younger, I played in a Euchre tournament with a guy that was CLEARLY stacking the deck. It was a rotating partner tournament, and when he was my partner, he dealt me a lay-down loner hand.
|01/02/2019 - 2:12am||4th rounders don't get 500K…||
4th rounders don't get 500K signing bonuses you dumb fuck. That would be his total pay for the average 3 year NFL career.
Dude, 4th rounders make a shit-ton more than 500k if they play for 3 years. Yes, 500k would be the approximate signing bonus. A 3 year career would net a 4th rounder out something around $2-2.5 million dollars probably. So, yeah, pretty ruined life.
Once a player falls past the third round, most draft picks will sign a 4-year deal in the $2.4-2.9 million range. The only major difference late in the draft is the signing bonus, ranging from $400,000-600,000 in the fourth round to slightly more than $60,000 in the seventh round.
|01/01/2019 - 11:01pm||Spath is not very connected…||
Spath is not very connected and his source is probably a person he knows, who knows a disgruntled person inside the program.
|12/29/2018 - 6:23pm||I didn't think this was an…||
I didn't think this was an important game and I wasn't going to live and die on the results. But 41-15? C'mon.
|12/27/2018 - 3:46pm||I am no doctor, but I would…||
I am no doctor, but I would put $$$ on the injury happening in the Indiana game. Maybe he re-injured it or made it worse during OSU. But the initial injury almost had to be that play vs. Indiana.
|12/27/2018 - 3:45pm||Seems to me more likely he…||
Seems to me more likely he was hurt on that play vs. Indiana where he was lying on the ground forever. He may have re-injured it vs. OSU, but he never seemed 100% in that game.
|12/25/2018 - 12:40am||Depends. Does she really…||
Depends. Does she think she really wants to do engineering as a career?
|12/24/2018 - 4:36pm||https://www.usatoday.com…||
|12/21/2018 - 5:43pm||The mistake was Fisher let…||
The mistake was Fisher let Ed Martin have free tickets and access to the program. Because Fisher didn't want Martin steering kids away from Michigan. I don't think Fisher ASKED Martin to send kinds to Michigan. But he didn't tell him to stay away. And if I was in his position, I don't know if I would have done things much differently either. He was a brand new coach, with a completely depleted roster. He NEEDED talent desperately. Burning a bridge with the biggest amateur talent broker in SW Michigan would have seemed stupid at the time. Of course, Fisher most likely had no idea that Martin was basically a mobster.
|12/21/2018 - 5:29pm||Good news for pretty much…||
Good news for pretty much everyone involved with Michigan football not named McCaffery.
|12/15/2018 - 9:31pm||You mean, the team had a…||
You mean, the team had a lackluster game against a poor opponent?
|12/15/2018 - 9:29pm||Go ahead and call the Peach…||
Go ahead and call the Peach Bowl a "NY6" game all you want. It won't make it mean a damn thing. It's still a crap bowl on a crap day vs. a team no one wants to see us play.
|12/05/2018 - 6:12pm||The stay/go decision in…||
The stay/go decision in college basketball isn't THAT complicated
You have to answer two (difficult) questions:
1) Am I am first round pick? Is this definitive?
|12/04/2018 - 6:14pm||I don't get this coaching…||
I don't get this coaching hire at all. Ohio State can hire ANYBODY. They hired Tressel, who had won multiple titles in Div 1-AA (albeit probably by cheating). Then they hired Meyer, who had been considered one of the best coaches in the country for a decade.
Now they hire some dude that has never even been a head coach, and has only been an OC for a few seasons, with almost no longevity at any school.
|12/04/2018 - 6:08pm||Kenpom say us by 6. Sagarin…||
Kenpom say us by 6. Sagarin says us by 8. I'm pretty sure I'll listen to those two over anything ESPN says.
|12/04/2018 - 1:28pm||What makes Teske special IMO…||
What makes Teske special IMO are his hands and his basketball IQ. Watch his timing on his blocks. He waits on people, long past the point that most defenders have gone to block the ball. He understands how to use his height/length. He lets them by him, waits on them to put the ball up and then just flyswatters it away after they have shot it. He doesn't try to stuff it out of their hands, which is where people usually get fouls. Because he's so tall/long, he doesn't have to do that ****. The offensive player is SURE they are clear and then the ball is just gone.
|12/01/2018 - 11:21am||Yeah, I have to say I think…||
Yeah, I have to say I think cutting/banning him is an overreaction. Not because he didn't do something wrong (he did). Not because hitting women is OK (it Isn't). Not because he shouldn't be punished (he should). But because I think things should be fair, and this doesn't pass the smell test.
If there was no video, would he be gone? Of course not. Because it was a misdemeanor at worst and the cops didn't actually charge him.
If the fight had been all guys, would he be gone? Seems like the answer would be no, which seems odd.
I'm not saying the dude didn't f*** up and doesn't deserve a suspension. He may be a giant a-hole. Maybe his lie was terrible, dunno. But all of this "he should never play again stuff" seems overblown to me.
As someone else said, **** like this unfortunately happens more than we would like to know. There just isn't video of it
|11/30/2018 - 12:24pm||The basketball team is great…||
The basketball team is great, but has 3 weaknesses IMO:
Lack of depth, especially no real backup to Teske.
It was 45-45 in Big Ten play so that 34% is going to come up and the 46% will probably go down once Conference Play starts.
|11/24/2018 - 11:49am||This is awful news. As the…||
This is awful news. As the statement says, it is impossible to put into words what Maggie meant to the MMB.
|11/21/2018 - 1:09pm||Harbaugh had huge…||
Harbaugh had huge expectations, for which I think it is OK to say he has fallen slightly short of, mostly due to all of the losses to our rivals. But I think most of that can be attributed to us not really having good QB play. Rudock was better than he should have been, actually quite a bit so. Speight was servicable but nothing special, and then 2017 was a disaster. Lloyd Carr didn't win without great QBs. Gary Moeller didn't win without great QBs. Moeller had Grbac and Collins. Carr had Driesbach, Griese, Brady, Henson, Navarre, Henne. So 3 of the best UM QBs ever + a guy with a ton of records.
|11/20/2018 - 3:33pm||Just one of many absurdly…||
Just one of many absurdly obvious mistakes made that day. I mean, I could step out there as a fill-in ref this Saturday and know that you throw a flag for that. I'm pretty sure any casual fan could properly throw a flag on that play.
|11/20/2018 - 11:46am||Moody clearly just won the…||
Moody clearly just won the job.
|11/19/2018 - 3:17pm||To be fair, UGA is actually…||
To be fair, UGA is actually rated decently, and gets rated above several Big Ten schools. Of course it isn't Michigan, but it's a solid school.
|11/19/2018 - 3:08pm||Reading stuff like this just…||
Reading stuff like this just reminds me even more how much this idiotic playoff format needs to die.