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01/17/2019 - 10:54pm Yes, happy birthday to James…

Yes, happy birthday to James. But, "WE ARE THE BEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD" is ridiculous. I cringe whenever I hear it even though I love UMich.

01/14/2019 - 11:57am Trust Jasper on this…

Trust Jasper on this. DanaGoBlue is correct. Bedbugs are more likely in skanky neighborhoods, but they do not respect socioeconomic boundaries and household cleanliness is largely beside the point. They've appeared in nice places in Chicago, for example. NYC, too 

01/13/2019 - 11:15am May I suggest dropping your…

May I suggest dropping your standards? :)

My bar is really low. If it's better than Budweiser/Miller (i.e., any mass-marketed domestic beer) I'll generally drink it. I grew up in an age where Labatt Blue was considered premium beer. I've been dazzled by the craft beer explosion. Even the crappy ones taste great to me.

312 is generally available at Aldi, btw. It's right next to the Aldi brands, which all seem to be brewed in Rochester, NY.

 

01/12/2019 - 4:43pm IMO (in case anyone gives a…

IMO (in case anyone gives a shit):

* IV is overrated.

* In IV's list of tracks, Black Dog is overrated.

* I think the MMB should play something other than Black Dog.

* Living Loving Maid is a much worse song than Heartbreaker. I used to hate when it invariably followed the latter on radio playlists.

* Zeppelin's live songs are way better than the studio versions.

01/08/2019 - 11:55am I'd very much like for the…

I'd very much like for the worn-out and board-cluttering preseason "There are ..." posts to disappear from MGoBlog.

I'm OK with this one.

01/06/2019 - 10:10am Alas, that's not the only…

Alas, that's not the only thing I screwed up. I meant to put "another" in front of Sandburg. Apologies.

01/03/2019 - 2:58pm I gave you a +1.

With a few…

I gave you a +1.

With a few exceptions (Baas, Long, Lewan, Schofield), top-end players (and high NFL draft picks) have been scarce at that position group since the days of Hutchinson, Backus, and Williams. That's close to twenty years.

01/03/2019 - 7:22am Something is off here. I'm…

Something is off here. I'm old enough to remember the '80s and Terry Mills finished high school in 1986.

01/03/2019 - 7:19am That gets to what I liked…

That gets to what I liked about Carr (someone I've long viewed as a mixed bag). He understood that there was life outside football.

01/02/2019 - 2:16pm Crazy? Why?

Crazy? Why?

01/02/2019 - 2:15pm Don't most players in those…

Don't most players in those games get at least one rave review just to draw readers and viewers?

01/02/2019 - 2:12pm Ed Martin: Acknowledged.

Ed Martin: Acknowledged.

Basketball has had way more high-level success than football in the modern era. Some long and deep valleys, too ...

Fans are mostly about football, though. I still remember T-shirts from '89 that celebrated the basketball championship and the Rose Bowl win. Two accomplishments definitely not on the same plane .....

01/02/2019 - 1:49pm tl;dr for the whole thread:

tl;dr for the whole thread:

* ScooterTooter is fixated on the universe where Gentry stays at QB. He believes that, in this universe, Gentry would win the job and prosper.

* ScooterTooter believes that a coach would willingly risk @#$&ing away a season just to play the long game and develop a young QB who would otherwise be 2nd/3rd/4th string.

01/01/2019 - 10:20pm Here's my perspective: Jim…

Here's my perspective: Jim Tressel 6, Lloyd Carr 1

You want close? None other than Brady Hoke played OSU close a couple of times in losses. Harbaugh has done so twice, also.

Lloyd was lucky that he had significant overlap with John Cooper.

How 'bout 17 years?

12/30/2018 - 10:37am Doesn't look that way ...

Doesn't look that way ...

12/29/2018 - 8:02pm Anecdote: I watched Loyola…

Anecdote: I watched Loyola-Chicago play Nevada-Reno in basketball in Chicago a few weeks ago. Considering its location and Group-of-Five level, I was amazed at how many Nevada fans were in the arena. They seem to travel well (half-serious here).

12/29/2018 - 4:08pm Don, you're one of the few…

Don, you're one of the few people here that seems to get "2006."

12/29/2018 - 4:04pm Same here, except for the…

Same here, except for the farm. :)

I was grocery shopping and cooking. It's my personal policy to not watch Michigan football games in real time unless I'm in the stadium. Obviously not for everyone, but I think it's good for my mental health.

12/29/2018 - 11:32am Punctuation. It's your…

Punctuation. It's your friend.

Why you post here you miss MLive?

12/28/2018 - 3:44pm Thanks -- I needed that…

Thanks -- I needed that. Good stuff.

12/27/2018 - 9:02pm On top of all that, the ACC…

On top of all that, the ACC usually has very favorable bowl match-ups. Their bottom-end teams are often playing teams from outside the Power 5.

12/27/2018 - 3:29pm I'm a big fan of self…

I'm a big fan of self-gratification.

12/27/2018 - 1:24pm I don't think RichRod is…

I don't think RichRod is useless, but look what he did at Arizona (non-football stuff aside).

Without any alums submarining him, he made some of the same dumbass recruiting calls that he did at Michigan. It might've even been worse.

I was watching through Arizona blogs. Every year it seemed that he took about 15 or so "athletes" (who, in RR's world, could cover all non-line positions). Then he'd seem to remember the O-line. It's not clear that he ever remembered the D-line. :)

12/26/2018 - 12:06pm I'm grumpy and old(er than…

I'm grumpy and old(er than the average poster here). I also carry a paddle with me.

12/24/2018 - 6:46pm I've had people in *Chicago*…

I've had people in *Chicago* honestly (it has seemed) mix up UM and MSU.

12/24/2018 - 10:23am Crime infested? Let's not be…

Crime infested? Let's not be silly. Most neighborhoods in NYC are very safe. $7M would buy you a decent lifestyle. (Not that I believe Harbaugh would be interested .....)

12/23/2018 - 4:07pm I wonder how Sims and Gemon…

I wonder how Sims and Gemon Green (who were more coveted as recruits than Gray and Faustin) are doing.

12/23/2018 - 7:56am It's easy to imagine an…

It's easy to imagine an egomaniac like Coach K not wanting there to be any chance of his successor outshining him in any way. (Aside: It's interesting that none of his former assistants have done really well.)

As for Stevens, would he be comfortable cheating (like Coach K almost surely does) to pull in multiple top recruits every year? Would he want to deal with all the AAU and shoe-company nonsense? Recall that he didn't coach at a school where any of that was necessary.

No, I'd guess that Stevens is happy where he is (NBA).

12/22/2018 - 11:03pm Here's an indirect and year…

Here's an indirect and year-old update on Demar Dorsey:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-eddie-jackson-inspiring-story-spt-1029-20171025-story.html

12/21/2018 - 6:03pm How many puppet accounts…

How many puppet accounts does Mineral King have!?

12/21/2018 - 6:01pm That specific type of…

That specific type of nagging injury? Never heard of it. Have any citations?

12/21/2018 - 11:09am Your flashlight called and…

Your flashlight called and said that it missed you. I *think* I heard "flashlight," anyway.

12/21/2018 - 11:05am It seems that he provided…

It seems that he provided some interesting content today, but it's a reach to say he's a "good dude." Read about what he did and said near the end at EMU.

12/21/2018 - 11:01am That's very interesting…

That's very interesting. From a great distance it was my understanding that the "Bo" tended to be bigger fans of Les Miles than the "Lloyd" guys (who may have wanted DeBord / English / Hoke).

12/20/2018 - 10:53am I didn't know Thomas was a …

I didn't know Thomas was a "project." Please enlighten me at your leisure.

Oh, and good to have you back, Bluey.

12/19/2018 - 7:04am ^^^ This. ^^^

^^^ This. ^^^

12/18/2018 - 12:34pm How much schoolin' have you…

How much schoolin' have you had? Do you know what acceleration is?

12/18/2018 - 9:15am Are you Bluey? Have a…

Are you Bluey? Have a tendency to flaggelate yourself? Anyway, keep telling yourself that UM "had" Harrison. He never committed.

12/18/2018 - 7:03am "Nobody on this team…

"Nobody on this team realistically thinks that at all."

And how, exactly, would you know that?

12/18/2018 - 7:00am What's the over/under on the…

What's the over/under on the number of minutes of Sports Center that will be devoted to this story today?

MAN U! MAN U!

12/17/2018 - 6:47am Personally, I think page…

Personally, I think page views need to happen and subscriptions need to be sold.

I'm not counting on either 5-star winding up here. I'll admit to some curiosity about how much public wanking Maizen/Bluey will do when we know for sure where those guys are going.

12/15/2018 - 9:18pm ... and thank goodness for…

... and thank goodness for that.

Carlos (OP): Do you really like a lot of flashing lights and unnecessarily noisy bullshit with your basketball? (I just described the atmosphere of most of the NBA games I've seen.) I'm thinking something else entirely. I'd like to ditch the cheesy PA guy and replace him with the guy who does football games. I guess I'm just old.

12/15/2018 - 5:58pm How about this? Maybe you…

How about this? Maybe you don't post anything of this nature without a reasonable source.

Also, spare us the moralizing. If a captain has lots of money on the line and isn't interested in a Jake Butt bowl experience, let him be.

12/13/2018 - 8:09pm I like how the OP (of course…

I like how the OP (of course) and others seem to ignore the idea of agency on the part of the players. It's as though they're completely passive in the process and that everything depends on how well Harbaugh "closes."

12/12/2018 - 3:06pm I see your point, but 1s…

I see your point, but 1s have a big margin for error. They don't play anything higher than an 8 until the third round. Look at historical data on percentage for the various seeds. It's impressive.

12/12/2018 - 2:08pm Once again, ironometer…

Once again, ironometer redlining ...

12/11/2018 - 4:34pm Something has changed. OSU…

Something has changed. OSU got a HOF-level coach and increasingly recruited like Alabama.

RichRod was 2-1 against ND. Harbaugh is 0-1. Did RichRod put more emphasis on that rivalry than Jim?

12/10/2018 - 10:05pm Good thoughts on the O-line.

Good thoughts on the O-line.

12/10/2018 - 1:50pm Just about all bad things…

Just about all bad things that could happen in a large city have happened in Detroit. Take a spin on any of the big streets (Grand River, Gratiot, etc.) and try to convince yourself that most of the city will "come back" naturally without major intervention ($ and otherwise). 

I don't see it.

12/10/2018 - 1:41pm GR (a nice place by many…

GR (a nice place by many standards) is going to be a tough cultural sell for most Big Ten twentysomethings.