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09/23/2018 - 11:34am Of B1G blogs, Corn Nation…

Of B1G blogs, Corn Nation along with Go Iowa Awesome and Eleven Warriors are all very good reads in general for CFB fans.

09/21/2018 - 1:00pm I find "Dumb People Town" to…

I find "Dumb People Town" to be very funny. Daniel van Kirk is a really nice balance between the two Sklars. That show really shines with some of the funnier guests. Jon Hamm and Patton Oswalt both have done recent episodes and both were very funny.

08/31/2018 - 4:14am Carlo Kemp asked to go…

Carlo Kemp asked to go inside because it's less running. You and me, Carlo. You're my new favorite player.

04/13/2018 - 12:25pm Donated 19.97 like I always

Donated 19.97 like I always donate 19.97

02/21/2018 - 3:21am Tough to say just how many

Tough to say just how many people Carl has touched. I know personally I had a 30 second conversation with him on the sideline at some random band practice back in 2002 and I left feeling just great. He really makes people feel special when they're in his presence. Here's to a very long, and very fruitful, retirement.

01/29/2018 - 6:55am I'm not huge fan of Izzo, and

I'm not a huge fan of Izzo, and I don't doubt the veracity of her statement, but it is that, a statement. No need to title your thread like a BuzzFeed article.

05/15/2017 - 4:25pm Came in here hoping to debate

Came in here hoping to debate the merits of Alain Ducasse Paris vs Alain Ducasse London with someone else who was into that kind of weird stuff. I'm disappointed :(

02/21/2017 - 2:06pm Devil's advocate to the whole

Devil's advocate to the whole "former players can't do it" groupthink but Jerry West has done alright for himself as a GM. Larry Bird also hasn't been terrible. If Lebron wasn't around that Pacers team would've at least made a Finals.

12/17/2016 - 10:47am The quote is not indicative

The quote is not indicative of its meaning out of context. His point would have been better made by saying, "Last year before playing them we didn't think Michigan was that good, just well coached." The implicit follow up would be, "Then we played them and they whipped our ass. It was surprising."

12/13/2016 - 2:37pm Causation v Correlation

Causation v Correlation fallacy.

/internet policing

10/15/2016 - 3:13am There are a ton of resources

There are a ton of resources out there if you want to have other options rather than salary vs insurance policy. I know 12-step programs aren't for everyone, but Overeaters Anonymous is a real thing and you can go to an open meeting and just listen. Also, several Behavioral Therapy/Solution-Focused Therapy counselor are out there in just about ever city who I'm sure would be willing to do an assessment and at least talk/listen to you about how you're feeling and then, even if you're not comfortable continuing with that person, refer you to someone who could really help you. I hope you get better.

10/11/2016 - 11:34am 2nd

I second this. Because of my ties to the community my college sports fandom has risen in my late 20s and early 30s as I feel connected. I was a HUGE Colts and Pacers fan when I was a kid but since leaving Indianapolis a decade ago I barely watch either team ever. Pandering aside this blog is probably a huge reason why my Michigan fandom has risen. I genuinely feel like I learn things about football, the NCAA, the B1G, and the University by being connected here.

The only reason I'll watch pro/club sports now is for a transcendent game or gambling.

10/10/2016 - 5:10am A&M is a good barometer for

A&M is a good barometer for us as well. Other than Bama their remaining schedule looks fairly easy. 1-loss (no conference champ) A&M against 1-loss (no conference champ) Michigan is where this problem seemingly starts.

09/29/2016 - 2:14pm Glue Depth

I think it's foolish to underestimate the loss of leadership on this team. Ferrell and Bielfeldt were the difference between a 9-9 B1G team and a 15-3 one imo. Hartman was expected to be able to provide some more of that as well as replacing production of both Max and Nick Zeisloft. His injury is not his first knee injury and his loss is significant. Ultimately this team is riding on the continued excellence of Bryant, the development of Anunoby, and the emergence of one other guy to provide 20 great minutes in the backcourt. Johnson and Blackmon likely are what they are. They need help, especially defensively. This feels like a team to me that is an underdog to make the regional. 6-8 seed and RO32 exit seems just about right.

09/27/2016 - 11:31am I'd take a flyer on +2000

I'd take a flyer on +2000 probably that he plays another snap at Michigan after this season.

09/13/2016 - 2:43pm It's a win for ROTC too.

It's a win for ROTC too. North Hall was a dump 15 years ago. Can't imagine it still standing.

09/10/2016 - 5:46pm Well, if yout players hit

Well, if yout players hit harder and ran harder and still lost by 30+ then who's fault is it that things ended the way they did, Scott?

In fairness this is likely how he needs to build his team. To go from 0-12 to competitive in the American they are going to need to build an attitude. Good for them for showing up today. If they do that all year they might win 6 games. That would be a few steps forward. I actually found myself thinking that his team was well prepared and resilient throughout the game.

09/09/2016 - 2:33pm I don't know if I am

I don't know if I am enthralled with or disgusted by Mr. and Mrs. Pool giving their son the name "Bumper"

If it's a nickname please disregard.

09/09/2016 - 2:16pm That letter sounds like he

That letter sounds like he really wanted to come here. I feel awful for the kid. I don't like offering or "offering" scholarships and then pulling them later after the kid commits. I know it's a point of contention and people are cool with it. I still don't think Michigan should do it.

09/01/2016 - 5:20pm I think they should probably

I think they should probably pay a premium for the way Brian included them. I actually read all of them and looked forward to the humor. Some of the best integration I've seen.

06/16/2016 - 2:59pm I got the same advice when I

I got the same advice when I injured my left ankle ten years ago. I was poor and had no insurance so surgery wasn't happening. Was in a boot and off it for almost 2 months. I am probably 98% of what it was a decade later but it still hurts some days. Take your PT VERY seriously if you aren't going to get surgery. Don't end up like me.

06/13/2016 - 5:24pm Yup

That's the face of a guy saying "This could end horribly... but I think I'm gonna let it play out and watch what happens"

I make that face almost every time I'm home for the holidays.

01/18/2016 - 4:58pm HS teammate of Andrew Dakich

HS teammate of Andrew Dakich

11/04/2015 - 5:26pm I read all of these and

I read all of these and Zordich is probably my favorite presser on the staff. He's the least "NFL polished" though he does have the pedigree. I feel like I'm learning something every time I read his answers. He's quite similar to Mattison in that if you ask a good question you'll get a good answer.

10/07/2015 - 1:37am A lot of it is confirmation

A lot of it is confirmation of what we're seeing in UFRs, that Michigan is prepared schematically and tough, especially on defense. Rudock gets some defense from one of the anonymous coaches as well. It sounds like the coaches profiled were the coaches at UNLV and/or Utah as they specifically mention Rudock's progression in the BYU game, Smith being a load and some other things that occurred in that game specifically. The head coach refers to Harbaugh as "Jim" very familiarly so maybe that's Whittingham. Who knows really. Any way you shake it, the view is positive.

10/01/2015 - 8:54am I just halfway assumed

I just halfway assumed Joaquin Update was some 2018 DB prospect from Illinois.

10/01/2015 - 8:32am Love the Purdue pick. They've

Love the Purdue pick. They've played a good half in every game they've played this year. They're the sneaky "not as bad as they have looked" team while MSU is the sneaky "not as good as they've looked" team. I think fair line there is like 17.

IU I don't like. Their defense is going to get scored on. A lot. And OSU can stop the run. Sudfeld is good but if they can't rip 5 yards per carry he's not that good. Really like OSU this weekend.

09/01/2015 - 9:18am I know he gets a lot of heat

I know he gets a lot of heat here, mostly deservedly so. He really acts like a child sometimes. But this is on the harsh end of punishment in modern athletics. He probably laid a program for Holt after his first offense and Holt didn't live up to those standards outlined. So he dismissed him. Each one of these situations should be taken individually, imo, and if Crean did the wrong thing here I think I would understand the argument that he was too harsh before I understood the one that he was too lenient.

08/24/2015 - 10:42am Most likely they misread and

Most likely they misread and thought 1 was good and 5 was bad. That's all I can come up with.

07/19/2015 - 11:11am US Cellular is now just a

US Cellular is now just a slightly below average ballpark, but I maintain that New Commiskey when it was built before the renovations was just awful. Especially in the upper deck. I'm a huge White Sox fan and it's just a shame really. The only positive are the wide concourses and organist, which just leads it to feeling like a nightmarish clown prison.

06/13/2015 - 4:46am I guess you could say he was

I guess you could say he was defeated?

06/02/2015 - 7:28pm They have room for him

They have room for him because they had already cut their roster to the max number of scholarship players before they kicked Mosquera Perea and Devin Davis off the team. Seeing as those two guys were the entirety of their big man bench depth after an assumed starting job for incoming Freshman Thomas Bryant, Max will have a big role to play there. 15 minutes a game in B1G play is certainly not out of the question. And Indiana has the talent to be a Sweet 16 team this year if the Crean implosion doesn't happen.

03/20/2015 - 5:27am No way Patterson is headed

No way Patterson is headed back to IU. He departed on a really sour note during one of their scholarship crunch periods. It was claimed that he didn't meet academic eligibility requirements after his summer classes but I'm not sure how true that was. He was actually the type of guy that Crean typically helps turn into a productive player so it was a head scratcher at the time. He's a D and energy guy. Not a shooter.

01/17/2015 - 2:56am Wanna do karate in the

Wanna do karate in the garage?

01/15/2015 - 11:21pm The Kings has written off

The Kings had written off McLemore last year as well. He's improved in his second year. Writing off a rookie is completely stupid. Nik has an elite NBA skill, he can shoot. He's smart enough to eventually become a passable team defender. There's no reason he can't stick on as a rotation player eventually.

That front office fired a guy who was actually doing fairly well coaching the team and hired one of the worst five NBA coaches of the last decade as his replacement. Nik hasn't been good. Yet. But jesus he's halfway through his rookie season. Give the guy a break.

01/13/2015 - 5:02am I doubt it. This kid is Cam

I doubt it. This kid is Cam Newton's size with good athleticism and showed that he can throw a nice, tight ball down the field, even if his receivers were WIDE open often. I get where teams wouldn't want to waste a high first on him, but he wouldn't make it past the second round. There are too many teams who need a QB to not take a flier on this guy. If he was smaller or hadn't thrown the ball as effectively I get it. But he had a hell of an audition and god knows he doesn't want to end up banged up like Devin did before he can sign a contract. I'd say there's a good chance he's out.

12/29/2014 - 6:04am The outer and louder edges of

The outer and louder edges of opinion will always generate visceral reaction. This is nothing new. Rupert Murdoch's bank accounts are all the proof one needs. Gregg is just another example.

12/22/2014 - 9:39am I disagree here

In a world of increasingly sterile and superficial relationships I find the emphasis on the coach and recruit/player to be refreshing in most cases and creepy in others. In Brady's case it truly seemed that the relationships he forged were very strong with his players and recruits. If a recruit has another coach he feels comfortable with willing to extend an offer his way I feel he's doing the right thing by switching as soon as possible. Fans don't give much thought to 'excess' recruits after their positions have been filled in a class. But these kids don't have unlimited time to commit to offers. More often than not it probably behooves them to choose the next best situation rather than waiting for a coaching staff which may not have the same chemistry as the previous regime.

09/12/2014 - 10:36pm Up to you really. People who

Up to you really. People who enjoy bourbons will drink them neat with maybe just a drop or two of water depending on your preference. I find this youtube channel to be an excellent resource on all things whisky, whiskey, bourbons, etc.

07/10/2014 - 7:41am I noticed just in the Vine on

I noticed just in the Vine on the front page that his delivery started very low and looked time consuming.

07/02/2014 - 4:10pm Analogy

The way the US was to succeed in the WC finals was to focus on their strengths and play with a focus on increased variance. When a team keeps the game low scoring teams with lower talent can grab a piece of luck and win the match. Greece won a Euros going 1-0 on better teams doing just this.

Any steady fan will admit that we did not have the talent of ANY of our opponents. Bunker/counter and playing a low scoring match was the absolute best way for us to succeed. Until we have more talent this doesn't change things. For anybody who has watched through the last two cycles there has been a noticeable shift where we have been better on the front foot against teams with equal/less talent. But this does not mean we can control a possession based match against more talented teams.

To put it in terms everyone will hate: RichRod's ultimate coaching goal is to decrease variance by increasing possessions in a game, relying on his offense's skill to outscore his opponents by a small amount per possession. Teams that play more plodding styles, ahem DeBord et al, are relying on luck more than teams that aren't. But when you're devoid of talent in soccer that's the absolute best way. Almost everything JK did this WC finals was at the least defendable and at best a good decision. Anybody thinking we're more than we are isn't realistic. Anybody else, hop on for the ride. I am very much looking forward to the next 10+ cycles.

06/10/2014 - 5:09am Yup. Going with AO for the

Yup. Going with AO for the entirety of the group stage. This was my last shot at it before I'm tied down with a family since there is no way in hell I'm doing WC Russia or WC Qatar. Trip of a lifetime and I'm glad I prepared (for years.)

05/12/2014 - 6:46pm Donate! Be a part of at least

Donate! Be a part of at least one winning Michigan team this year.

10/09/2013 - 7:22pm I feel Heiko deserves some

I feel Heiko deserves some credit too. Establishing a positive relationship with a coordinator like Borges and showing genuine interest in the process and using it for analysis is entirely different than cherry picking pieces of information to write hyperbolic pieces, whether flattering or inflammatory. Heiko asks great questions in a respectful manner. I'm glad he wants to be a doctor but it will be a shame to lose his ability as a reporter.


edit: homonyms: how do they work?

09/07/2013 - 11:22am THANKS, OBAMA!


08/07/2013 - 7:12pm (No subject)

07/15/2013 - 6:37am So Vincent Smith has

So Vincent Smith has graduated from 4 year starter to meme/gif poet. My happiness. It overflows.

07/12/2013 - 12:10pm Yogi Ferrel and Trevon

Yogi Ferrel and Trevon Blueitt were high school teammates. So it's not like Yogi's mother saying something is completely out of line.

03/20/2013 - 1:02pm (No subject)

03/14/2013 - 2:23pm Jim Delaney is clearly

Jim Delaney is clearly Diamond Joe Quimby.