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12/15/2018 - 8:04am Funny, I read the article…

Funny, I read the article and I didn't see any real evidence to anything horribly outrageous about what James did. 

12/15/2018 - 8:03am Newsflash: that's not just a…

Newsflash: that's not just a "Fox" thing. ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, they ALL do that.  It's just as much about the attractiveness of the person as it is the eloquence of their statements.

12/11/2018 - 8:22pm First of all, terrible to…

First of all, terrible to hear.  Prayers for your girlfriend, and I hope she gets good treatment.

Second, sounds like it's the idiot coworker and that first manager you should be looking for legal action against. Those two should be fired for negligence.

12/09/2018 - 2:24pm If you want to help equalize…

If you want to help equalize the talent level, here are two ways to do it without making overtly drastic changes:

1.) Eliminate oversigning

2.) Eliminate greyshirting

Those two things alone would spread the talen out more.

12/07/2018 - 3:58pm "You are mistakenly assuming…

"You are mistakenly assuming organized religion has anything to do with morality."

Right, because "thou shalt not steal," "thou shalt not kill," "honor thy father and thy mother," "thou shalt not commit adultery," "thou shalt not bear witness against thy neighbor," and "thou shalt not covet," all statements of organized Christian religion, have NOTHING whatsoever to do with morality.

The misuse of a good thing does not make the good thing bad.

12/07/2018 - 3:55pm To be honest,THIS THREAD isn…

To be honest,THIS THREAD isn't a discussion for this board.

12/07/2018 - 3:52pm Agreed.  As a Christian, I…

Agreed.  As a Christian, I am a bit embarrassed by this, but it is funny that people who ridicule it have to appeal to a Christian standard of morality in order to do so (that's because there is no standard of morality in honest atheism, and like a parasite it must "borrow" its morality from another worldview, but that's another discussion for another time...).

On a sidenote, I really don't know the details about how much Freeze or this other guy actually knew concerning these scandals, as we should all remember that allegations are not in and of themselves proof.  Maybe they were hip deep in it, maybe not. I really don't know. And if they were, I hope they were brought to repentance.

But I do want to know this: how many of the people ridiculing Freeze and the AD for getting a second chance have done something stupid and gotten a second chance themselves. I don't know about anybody else here, but I've done stupid stuff and have been forgiven and given another chance.  What about everybody else? Have you? Or are you perfect and never needed to apologize or confess any wrongdoing in your life?  

These two guys may be sorry, they may not.  Nobody is really sure of a man's heart when his mouth professes contrition, REGARDLESS of what the wrongdoing is.  But it's the epitome of hypocrisy to beg a cushion of mercy for our own lives while demanding a hammer of justice to come down upon everybody else.  And we are all guilty of this, thinking WE are sincere when we say we're sorry while blindly assuming somebody else is not.  

Again, not saying that these guys are or aren't sorry, or that they did or didn't know everything they were alleged to know. I just find it funny that people who would be insulted by having their sincerety challenged are so quick to judge the sincerity of others, as if they have spectacles to see into the soul.

12/06/2018 - 6:31pm I'm getting back to the…

I'm getting back to the pleasure of reading novels as well as writing my own. Got another one which will be finished by Christmas, God willing (I've other novels and short stories already published HERE

As far as videogames go, maybe it's my age, but I'm finding myself less and less patient with the modern games unless it's something that really sticks out, like the upcoming DEATH STRANDING. I'm a survival-horror and scifi fan mostly.

TV shows, that's easy:


12/06/2018 - 5:06pm No.

The non-conference…


The non-conference games are good for especially smaller schools, as it 1.) get money for their programs and 2.) helps those teams to gain good experience.

12/06/2018 - 5:02pm Got news for you: ALL sides…

Got news for you: ALL sides of the debate are funded by groups who stand to benefit from their voice being heard.

That doesn't necessarily make their conclusions wrong.

12/06/2018 - 5:00pm No.

It would be enjoyable,…


It would be enjoyable, yes. But my heart is in football.

12/06/2018 - 4:49pm I remember in 1986 that…

I remember in 1986 that people were saying we were all going to basically die from environmental destruction within ten years.


Time is the enemy of a false prophet.

12/06/2018 - 4:46pm It's not just that they are …

It's not just that they are "limits on individuals."  It's that they are limits which expand the power of government, or benefit it or the people championing the belief of global warming.

Case in point: When Algore came out with his whole schtick about the climate, the first solution proposed was "carbon credits;" remember that?  Are people aware that the purchase of carbon credits just "happened" to be a way to funnel some money into Algore's pocket?

Or that when he first started talking about the whole matter, that he was clamoring for alternative energy, and it was discovered that his own mansion did not have the alternative energy sources he demanded that everybody else had (he did so AFTER he was caught on the matter, but not before)?

It's like the whole argument for socialized medicine: if it's so great, why didn't the President or Congress forego their Cadillac health plans and get on Obamacare (which they did not)?  Is government going to start carting statesmen about in electric cars or bicycles?  Is the U.S.military going to switch to alternative fuels for its vehicles?  If the situation is really that doomsday, shouldn't government practice what it preaches? Or is that just for the "common people down there"?

Or here's another one for you: how come countries like China (who put out FAR MORE alleged pollution than the U.S. ever did) are not asked to sign on to these fearmongering international environmental accords?  Why is the U.S. always demanded to do so? 

The funny thing is, there are actual ideas for alternative energy that I would be more than happy to consider.  But when the solution is always bigger government and less freedom, that speaks to a motivation more akin to Marxist totalitarianism than it does real concern for the planet.  It's like a man with a reputation for thievery always telling me to leave my doors unlocked and support gun control: the motivation seems to be something far more nefarious than what is being stated.

12/06/2018 - 3:58pm Maybe the argument would be…

Maybe the argument would be better received if the solution didn't always seem to involve restriction of freedoms or giving government greater power.

The accusation is thrown around that "climate change" (which a few years ago was global warming, and a few decades before that global cooling-make up your mind) is an excuse to take government in the direction of totalitarianism.  Give us solutions that 1.) don't grow or expand government and 2.) don't tyrannize the individual, and maybe you'll get some better reception.

12/06/2018 - 3:54pm I would probably be a whole…

I would probably be a whole lot more open to climate change arguments if the solution didn't always seem to involve more power and money being stolen from the individual and given to government.

As if there were an agenda...

BTW, not all scientists agree on the state of climate change: See Here

12/04/2018 - 6:14pm And tell me, good sir: who…

And tell me, good sir: who do you propose that would be?

You think Harbaugh's that easy of a coach to replace? Go ask Frisco about it.  

11/25/2018 - 1:35pm I was pleased that both…

I was pleased that both Peters and Milton got TDs on the Buckeyes.  Not a win, obviously, but satisfying to see.

11/25/2018 - 1:34pm If I recall correctly, even…

If I recall correctly, even Meyer had a flag for his sideline conduct.

11/24/2018 - 5:54pm There was improvement, yes. …

There was improvement, yes.  But we're not elite yet.  

11/20/2018 - 5:44pm It's us vs. the world.  You…

It's us vs. the world.  You don't count on breaks from anybody.

11/20/2018 - 5:39pm If by success Dantonio means…

If by success Dantonio means "back to typical MSU mediocrity," I'd raise a glass to that assessment.

11/12/2018 - 5:15pm Rich Rod in a nutshell:

Rich Rod in a nutshell:


-innovative offense (BTW, those of you criticizing that offense should be aware that Urban Meyer basically stole and tweaked Rich Rod's zone read.  How did that work out for him? I'll bet he wishes that he had a dual threat now, since his pro-style attack leaves a bit to be desired.  Oh yeah... Harbaugh uses zone read elements as well).

-Aside from Michigan, had a solid career at WVU and Zona (he was never going to win big with the Wildcats, but he did bring them some memorable moments, like beating Utah, Oregon, and USC).

-Far, far more passionate on the sideline than Brady Hoke ever was

-At least with Rich Rod our win total went UP, albeit marginally (With Hoke it went down each year)



-Man does not know how to run a defense. You want a 3-3-5? Then get a 3-3-5 coach to run it, not a 4-3 coach (his problem with us)

-His "aw shucks" attitude at times should have been kept back in place of something a bit more stoic or empassioned.

-The whole "real estate" thing he was involved in when coming to Michigan always left me scratching my head.

-Was not a good personality fit for Michigan (Sidenote: not all of that was his fault. We had some "good ol' boys" who weren't as supportive as they could have been, including Dave Brandon, who basically sabotaged the bowl game against Mississippi State by telling the players Rich Rod was going to be let go, and did it behind Rich Rod's back).

-Obviously,  the Title 9 fiasco that happened at Arizona, I'm glad that didn't happen here.

11/10/2018 - 7:54am I fully want Sparty to beat…

I fully want Sparty to beat Ohio State tomorrow.  I don't give a rat's rear end about beating a good OSU.  They didn't care that we were so bad during the Rich Rod and Hoke years; there's no asterisk next to us from 2008-2014.  

Any other time, I would love to see Sparty lose, but in this game I'd be fine with them clobbering Meyer.

11/09/2018 - 5:31pm Not all who are educated are…

Not all who are educated are wise, my friend.

(especially politicians allied with former terrorists (Ayers) or mobsters (Rezko) or racist men claimint to be ministers (Wright) )

And no, I'm not a Republican.

Ok, done with the political slant.


11/09/2018 - 4:16pm Will the animator suffer a…

Will the animator suffer a heart attack and die this time?

11/09/2018 - 4:15pm But a tasty one!

(I like…

But a tasty one!

(I like Chicken Kiev myself)

11/09/2018 - 4:13pm McElwain, Hamilton, Wariner

McElwain, Hamilton, Wariner

The three musketeers.


Minus the French accents.

11/09/2018 - 4:12pm Ah, the former President in…

Ah, the former President in one of his more intellectual moments.

(I don't care for too many presidents on either side, fwiw).

11/09/2018 - 4:11pm I wish they would have wiped…

I wish they would have wiped out the Bolsheviks and sent them to their graves.

I've known enough people who lived in Communist Russia who can testify to how horrid and oppressive life was during that time.  Everyone talks about how bad Hitler was, but forget that Lenin and Stalin were just as horrible in their massacre measures. 

11/09/2018 - 4:07pm It's not real meat.  I don't…

It's not real meat.  I don't know what it is, but it's more like the artificial food from the movie ALIEN (need to read the novelization to understand what I mean).

11/08/2018 - 8:05pm Personally, I like Ruger

Personally, I like Ruger

(Actually, I'm a Beretta guy myself...)

11/08/2018 - 8:03pm If he goes, I'm not worried,…

If he goes, I'm not worried, so long as Harbaugh finds an O-line coach that can do the job.

11/08/2018 - 7:32am Seeing as how I have no idea…

Seeing as how I have no idea whether or not I've earned enough "points" for anything substantial, I've pretty much resigned myself to nothing more than responding to threads. And actually, I'm okay with that.

11/08/2018 - 7:30am I'm pretty sure that…

I'm pretty sure that basically every television in Ann Arbor will be tuned to the game, so that should not be an issue.

11/08/2018 - 7:28am I've been pretty quiet with…

I've been pretty quiet with people concerning this matter, but I think this is a good time to express myself on the whole "getting high" thing and whether or not it should be illegal.

On a personal level, with regard to this legislation, I'm not affected one way or the other. I don't touch the stuff, never did. I knew one guy who did in high school, and to tell the truth he acted like an idiot after smoking it, so that didn't leave me with too good an impression. So while I think it's frankly a stupid habit, if you like it, so be it.

However, that being said, I believe that if you are doing something in violation of the law and are found to be under the influence of any drug while doing it, your penalty should be far more severe, just like with alcohol.  Let me give you two accounts for my reasons:

1.) We know that pot was legalized in Colorado.  And while there have been no major issues with it on a grand scale, I do know somebody personally whose son lives in Colorado and has admitted that there has been a rise in police pulling people over for impaired driving, and at least some of that impaired driving was due to pot use. 

2.) More personally, I worked at a GM plant where a man nearly killed another man while operating a forklift.  That man, it was found later on, had been smoking marijuana and was found to esentially be DUI.  Should have been fired, but the union rep (a buddy of his) pulled some strings to get him out of it, and he ended up being suspended for a while.

So those of you who got your wish by the legalization of this stuff, congratulations. But if anybody harms anybody else or does something painfully stupid while high, you can be sure that I'll be calling for their heads as much as somebody who's drunk or high on any other drug.  You want that freedom,  then you'd better be prepared to accept the responsibility that goes along with it.  Smoke your crap at home, leave it at home, and be an adult about it.  Because not everybody else doing what your doing is going to be as responsible. 

11/04/2018 - 3:35pm People who make reports like…

People who make reports like this have a responsibility to verify their statements with evidence.  I'm not the one starting the rumor.  It's the job of the presenter to prove his words, not the rest of the board to disprove them.  Otherwise you have anybody saying anything they want without any accountability.

11/03/2018 - 8:18pm Don't sweat too much. …

Don't sweat too much.  Peters, while not as good, is solid.  

11/03/2018 - 8:02pm Link, please?

Link, please?

11/03/2018 - 7:54pm Correct.

As much as I may…


As much as I may not like Penn State, I want the calls to be done correctly for BOTH sides of a game.

10/25/2018 - 8:24pm Yep.  My wife is the same…

Yep.  My wife is the same way.  On Saturdays, all work stops when a Michigan game is on.  Doesn't matter what it is.

10/21/2018 - 8:26pm Semi-correction: Ahhhh, I…

Semi-correction: Ahhhh, I see you  are referring to Rich's son Rhett. Never mind my first line.

10/21/2018 - 8:25pm Rich Rod is no longer at AZ…

Rich Rod is no longer at AZ.  That's Sumlin's team now.  

A pity about Rich Rod.  He really does know offense.  It's his zone read that Urban Meyer, Gus Malzahn, and others have used with a lot of success.  But the guy couldn't get his head out of his rear regarding defense and how it worked.  You don't hire a 4-3 guy to run a 3-3-5 defense.  But for some reason this was lost on him.  

And in fairness, I don't think Greg Robinson is treated right by Michigan fans.  He was hired to run a scheme he didn't use.  That's like hiring a monster truck driver to drive a formula 1 car. He has proven himself at other times to be a very competent DC.  Rich Rod, however, forced him into a situation that was not at all his strength.

10/21/2018 - 8:11pm I watched them interview him…

I watched them interview him at the end.  Kid is a champ as far as I'm concerned.  He got to see something beautiful, though.

And as a side note-kid sounds pretty intelligent about football too!

10/21/2018 - 8:10pm Will somebody please explain…

Will somebody please explain this "murderwolf" thing?  Was that some sort of bad attempt at a mascot for us in years gone by?

10/21/2018 - 8:07pm I don't know.. that's kinda…

I don't know.. that's kinda like getting praise from Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.  You say "thanks" with a nod and a quick step away from the fellow.

10/20/2018 - 9:38pm Whatever he looks like now,…

Whatever he looks like now, he'll look far worse if Purdue keeps this up.

10/20/2018 - 7:33pm Best reply of the day!

Best reply of the day!

10/20/2018 - 7:06pm I'm not crazy about it, but…

I'm not crazy about it, but again: did those same announcers decry Sparty's intrusion on the field during our practice time?  Did they talk about tearing a player's headphones off while Dantonio looked on and smiled "classless"?

Denounce Bush all you want, but don't give the Spartan team a pass for their "bush league" behavior.

10/20/2018 - 7:00pm I'm not impressed with PSU,…

I'm not impressed with PSU, but in the case of Indiana it's the same story every time: keep it close, then run out of gas in the 4th.

10/20/2018 - 6:58pm I'm still trying to figure…

I'm still trying to figure out how and when WJR switched from a Michigan station to a Spartan one.