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05/28/2018 - 11:27pm Some of it is luck too.

Some of it is luck too. Karlsson shot 23% this season, which is just insane and (most likely) isn't sustainable.

For reference, guys like Malkin, Crosby, Ovechkin, McDavid, Kane have never had a season where they shot over 20%. Even Gretzky "only" had 6 seasons with a shooting % higher than 20%.

05/28/2018 - 9:49pm Hasn't played since their May

Hasn't played since their May 2 game against the Sharks though

05/28/2018 - 9:47pm One of the hidden benefits

One of the hidden benefits about moving back to SE Michigan, is now getting CBC coverage for the playoffs

05/21/2018 - 6:24pm Are they always

Are they always announced/chosen this early? Just curious

05/06/2018 - 12:39pm I’d always say and argue that

I’d always say and argue that he was the best player in any sport at his sport.

Lol

04/26/2018 - 6:37am I just hope they don't do a

I just hope they don't do a repeat of last year where it just ends as Archer vs Cyborg Barry for the umpteenth time.

04/24/2018 - 11:35am I'm on mobile, so I can't

I'm on mobile, so I can't give a good link, but Chris Solari on Twitter says:

MSU signed 3 players from the program since 2008. Michigan has 4 players in that time; others at WMU, NMU, GVSU & Calvin College. Every Big Ten school, national power VB programs and small colleges also have recruited players from the Illinois club team.

https://t.co/EiqdKUAwmF

04/21/2018 - 4:05am Maybe it's just my

Maybe it's just my computer/browser, but I'm not seeing any photos. Are they there for anybody else right now?

04/18/2018 - 5:19pm The blog was so much better

The blog was so much better the 3 or 4 years when you were banned and never posted here

04/06/2018 - 1:20am Slight nitpick, the Marlins

Slight nitpick, the Marlins have 2 World Series wins, in 1997 and 2003. Not multiple wins post 2000

04/06/2018 - 12:18am Fuck Barry Melrose. Fuck

Fuck Barry Melrose. Fuck Notre Dame

03/30/2018 - 10:10am Started out a little funny,

Started out a little funny, ended up just kind of being an asshole.

AKA the twitter MO for all the mgoblog writers

03/16/2018 - 5:20pm No link *and* terrible

No link *and* terrible outrageous editorializing. What a shitty post

03/03/2018 - 5:17pm I couldn't really hear that

I couldn't really hear that on TV, and I didn't see anything like that posted on twitter during the game. I feel like if the Sparty section was chanting that, it would have been all over social media

Just my two cents

01/08/2018 - 10:47pm So I definitely think that

So I definitely think that JD's initial point is a bit ridiculous. Hockey being a majority white sport isn't *the* reason there's fighting allowed in hockey, as some of the commentators here have been all to point out.

However, I think some people here are being very ostrich-like* with regards to racial bias and media coverage.

There's definitely a racial bias in the way we look at black and white athletes and aggression. An NBA player cheapshots someone, he's labeled a thug. Todd Bertuzzi breaks a guys next, and he maintains another 10 years in the NHL.

Another example is that both the NBA and NHL have had incidents where players entered the stands and engaged physically with fans.

In the NBA, it's the Malice at the Palace, and players involved received suspensions of season-ending, 30, 15, 6, 5, and 1 game for 4 players. Some of the players were even charged with assault and battery. Newspapers writing retrospectives about it have headlines like "An Oral History of the Scariest Moment in NBA History"

In the NHL, it's just the shoe incident, and the players involved received suspensions of 8, 6, and 6 games. No assault/battery charges, and when the New York Times writes about it 30 years later, you get the headline, "Over the Glass, and Into Hockey Lore". Hell Mike Milbury has gotten a GM position, and has been a mainstay TV analyst for almost a decade now.

 

*yes I know that's just a myth

01/07/2018 - 2:49pm You forgot the most important

You forgot the most important part in all of this

After crush of online criticism, veteran official Ted Valentine says he's considering retirement. “I’m thinking about retiring,” Valentine said. “I’ve had enough of people blowing up stuff. I think I’ve had a stellar career, and I think it’s time to get ready to walk away.”

I'm pretty sure there would be a nationwide celebration if that happened. LINK

01/04/2018 - 4:39pm Here's an article about it. 

Here's an article about it.  But basically in 1959 the PA announcer at MIchigan Stadium was announcing scores from around the country. It's a funny school name, so he included it, people laughed/cheered, and they've done it since then.

12/19/2017 - 8:25pm It's pretty cool, but I don't

It's pretty cool, but I don't think it's the ultimate signed memorabilia.

I think something signed by the entire 1997 team would be much cooler

11/27/2017 - 10:10am Yeah, that's a lot better way

Yeah, that's a lot better way of saying it

11/27/2017 - 9:56am The University settled with

The University settled with the 8 plaintiffs two days before it was set to appear before a US District Court

11/27/2017 - 9:53am Eh, to be honest, there's

Eh, to be honest, there's really not that much evidence against Schiano/Bradley. Just to reference some dates, Schiano was at PSU from 90-95, while McQueary coached there from 2004-2011 (played from 94-97).

McQueary's testimony is that around 2001 after telling Paterno what he saw, he then discussed the situation with Tom Bradley. Bradley then told McQueary that another assistant had told Bradley that he the assistant had seen something in the early 90's. That assistant was Schiano.

Both Bradley and Schiano denied it (which, duh), and criminal charges were never filed against them because of the double hearsay.

So for OSU (and formerly UCLA, with Bradley), you can make the argument that both men are innocent, and they're just coordinators on their second chances.

But for Tennessee, which has already had problems with player discipline (it was called the Fulmer Cup for a reason), and sexual assault (Peyton Manning, Butch Jones calling a player a traitor for helping a sexual assault victim, and a Title 9 lawsuit), hiring a .500 football coach with that much baggage is just silly

11/27/2017 - 9:41am Lol he had 1 good year at

Lol he had 1 good year at Rutgers, 2006, where he went 11-2 and finished 2nd in the Big East. That's it, that was the only year where Rutgers was ranked, they were never close to being a top-25 program.

He never won a conference title, and only had 3 years where he finished in the top half of the conference.

He's not a good coach

11/27/2017 - 9:37am That's been the biggest

That's been the biggest surprise for me as well, is seeing a lot of national media members pushing so hard for Schiano.

Yes, he made Rutgers into a somewhat competitive program, and went to 6 bowls, which is better than anything they've done before, or after he left. But he did that in the Old Big East, playing teams like Cincinnati, South Florida, Pitt, Syracuse, and Connecticut on a year to year basis. And even then, his Rutgers career was only 68-67, and his best conference finish was 2nd place.

11/27/2017 - 9:30am Maybe they would have, but I

Maybe they would have, but I think it's also kinda weird calling people hypocritical for made-up scenarios

11/22/2017 - 9:36am They didn't really blow us

They didn't really blow us off the field with Cardale. They were only up 28-21 when Barrett went down, and Cardale led them on 1 scoring drive that was mostly Elliott carrying the offense.

Then Bosa had a strip sack on Gardner that was returned for a TD, and by then there was like 2 minutes left in the game

11/22/2017 - 9:28am Eh. Tate actually played in

Eh. Tate actually played in the Illinois game though. Barrett went out the first play of the 4th quarter with OSU up 28-21, then Cardale came in and threw 3 passes for 7 yards and rushed twice for 18 yards

11/17/2017 - 9:42am You know that panic attacks

You know that panic attacks are a serious condition right? It's not just some, "oh my gosh, I'm so stressed and panicking right now" thing

When you're having a panic attack, it can be almost impossible to move, and extremely hard to breath, your speech can slur, it can almost feel like a heart attack. Service dogs can be trained to recognize the early signs of an attack and can help by not letting it get to that extreme end point, it's not just strapping a vest on a random dog and calling it a day.

But sure, you know best, because you've been around the block before, am I right?

10/24/2017 - 10:07am All of the initial Athletic

All of the initial Athletic "sites" were pro-sports focused. They started off in the Bay Area, then expanded to Chicago and Toronto, and then have expanded out to their current cities today. So it makes sense to call their site "Minnesota", since there's not a single (current) pro-team there that goes by Minneapolis.

It's only been in the last months that they expanded to the college teams

10/24/2017 - 9:53am I think the "built-in

I think the "built-in audience" is all the people online who claim to only want print sources/articles instead of videos. As far as I know, The Athletic is mostly print, and has any videos/podcasts cleary marked.

Whether or not they reach that audience remains to be seen

10/24/2017 - 9:45am You're right, it makes

You're right, it makes absolutely no sense to name their site "Minnesota".

I mean, c'mon, we all know the teams are called the Minneapolis Vikings, Minneapolis Twins, Minneapolis WIld, and Minneapolis Timberwolves...

10/22/2017 - 8:43pm It's too bad this thread will

It's too bad this thread will probably get deleted, cause this smashes the record for most "double-posts" in a single thread

10/10/2017 - 6:24pm I dunno, Harbaugh doesn't

I dunno, Harbaugh doesn't have the hardware, but I feel like Swinney is the perfect comparison, and what having/trusting the right guy can do.

Dabo was an interim in 2008, and then a full time coach in 2009. From 2009-2015, things weren't perfect for Clemson; while they were piling up 10 win seasons, their record against rivals (South Carolina, GT, and FSU) was terrible. They went 1-5 against USCe, 3-4 against GT, and 2-4 against FSU. I mean, Clemsoning was a term for a reason

But Dabo stayed the course, made some coaching adjustments (firing 1 coordinator, and replacing another who got an HC gig), and now these past 2.5 years, they've lost 2 games total, gone to the playoffs twice, and won a NC last year.

10/09/2017 - 10:12pm Yeah, it definitely

Yeah, it definitely happened.

From here

10/09/2017 - 1:54pm Ummm....no? He started his

Ummm....no? He started his coaching career in 1977 at Cornell, then coached in college for 31 years before joining the Ravens in 2008 for a 3 years stint

10/08/2017 - 11:27pm I was on the golf course by

I was on the golf course by noon, and while things were definitely more crowded, "fighting-wise" it no worse than other MSU games, or even OSU games.

Regarding drunk people, they're going to get hammered if it's either 12pm or 8pm. There's always going to be that 1 person in every section who didn't control themselves, but yesterday wasn't too bad.

The night kickoff was fine, and I hope Michigan has more of them in the future

10/07/2017 - 1:09pm 24-20 Michigan wins.
Hope I'm

24-20 Michigan wins.

Hope I'm wrong and we blow them out though.

08/23/2017 - 11:21am You guys might want to

You guys might want to lock/delete the "Robert Lee Virginia" thread.

Vast majority of the posters in it are ignoring facts in favor of ranting about "PC culture", "oversensitivity", and the "wussification of America"

08/21/2017 - 12:56pm The only reasonable

The only reasonable explanation I can think of is that cause it's the Night King, he's got magic on his side

And there's a theory going around that the Night King is a warg/seer like Bran, and that he laid a trap to get a dragon

08/20/2017 - 7:36pm For better or for worse it

For better or for worse it looks like the writers are going for a spectacle rather than the tight writing/intrigue of the first few seasons

08/20/2017 - 6:53pm I watched it already, and I

I watched it already, and I enjoyed it. The majority of the episode follows the group beyond the wall, with maybe 15 minutes on other people.

Just an fyi, if you hate how some characters (Euron) seem to "teleport" everywhere, this episode is gonna drive you nuts

08/04/2017 - 10:58pm I know it's a "unique

I know it's a "unique situation", "great marketing", and "top of the line gear", but if the Jumpman logo is gonna be that large, I almost wish we had plain old Nike instead.

07/28/2017 - 9:42am Whether you agree with it or

Whether you agree with it or not, Kaepernick offended the hell out of a huge portion of the NFL fanbase.

Citation please of the "huge portion" of NFL fans he offended

06/22/2017 - 9:29pm DJ doesn't sneak into the 1st

DJ doesn't sneak into the 1st round, instead gets grabbed at 17th by the Bucks

edit: Doh, that's what I get for only watching the "live TV" broadcast

06/13/2017 - 9:58am Agreed. A lot of posters are

Agreed. A lot of posters are treating it as a given that he'd come back to Michigan to succeed Beilein, but he's set up for a lifer situation at Butler

05/24/2017 - 2:09pm He's 21 years old and already

He's 21 years old and already has had knee injury problems. If he's got a 1st round guarantee, as has been reported, he made a smart career choice to leave.

~80 games of NBA development are better than ~30 games of college plus classes

05/22/2017 - 8:23pm Exactly. NHL expansion has

Exactly. NHL expansion has been pretty iffy on its best days, but Nashville is definitely a success story.

This video aside, they've built up a great culture and identity for themselves; I've gone to a Red Wings game at Bridgestone, and I was pretty impressed, it's a good atmosphere

05/22/2017 - 7:38pm Wait, you're telling me a

Wait, you're telling me a team that was created in 1997, and missed the playoffs for their first 6 years didn't immediately have a large and robust fanbase?

05/18/2017 - 12:37pm As far as the rest of your

As far as the rest of your post, shouldn't we err on the side of caution?

I mean, we're not talking about adding an extra tweak to a hamstring, we're talking about brains, the most important part of "us".

More research is definitely needed, and revealing the methods for diagnosing/pulling concussed players would be nice transparency, but personally I have no problems erring on the side of caution over what ultimately amounts to just a game

05/18/2017 - 11:14am Being concerned about your

Being concerned about your partner's health and safety, whether it's a woman fearing for her male partner, or a man fearing for his female partner, or a man fearing for his male partner is in no way shape or form sexist

05/16/2017 - 1:38pm Brady and Woodson are 1-2 on

Brady and Woodson are 1-2 on the board with ~$196M and ~$98M respectively. Those are mind-boggling numbers.

To me, mind-boggling is that Adrian Beltre has made more than almost all NFL players ever. Beltre has made ~201M in his career.

Don't get me wrong, Beltre has been good, but he's 30th in all-time WAR for 3rd baseman.

Parents, put your kids in baseball early