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01/18/2019 - 8:45pm There is pretty much an…

There is pretty much an endless wealth of knowledge on the most random topics on this blog. I mean, you've been around long enough for the film threads in the doldrums of June and July. We have a ton of particularly angry Siskels and Eberts depending on the film.

01/18/2019 - 4:34pm I believe Campanile went to…

I believe Campanile went to Rutgers, so that might have something to do with it. 

01/18/2019 - 4:33pm Retirement, I believe, but…

Retirement, I believe, but as for his time here, we will always have three yard zone runs, right?

In all seriousness though, he was OC in the late 1990s and I am sure many of us have some fond memories of those Michigan teams. It was kind of strange to see him show up randomly in the Brandon era as a sports administrator here, then dart for Tennessee. He really has been all over. 

01/18/2019 - 10:52am It might very well be,…

It might very well be, although it certainly doesn't prevent several schools from having an impressive network of "duly authorized representatives", if you will, and at little to no cost to the institution in question. 

01/18/2019 - 10:47am Well, if one of us suddenly…

Well, if one of us suddenly stops posting or begins to post in an annoyingly responsible manner and only at certain hours, I guess we'll know which one of us got the position. 

01/17/2019 - 8:22pm I like nostalgia as much as…

I like nostalgia as much as anyone, but comparing different era of any sport - with different athletes playing at different levels - is a doomed comparison about 99.999999999% of the time. 

01/17/2019 - 8:18pm How do you fit that placard…

How do you fit that placard on a desk? "U. Meyer, Associate Athletic Director, Fox Sports Analyst, Generally Awful Person"? How do you get that all on there?

01/17/2019 - 8:16pm "Douche discovers that…

"Douche discovers that fellow douche does douchey things. Film at 11."

It's kind of funny because it happened to Nick Saban, but also because Dan Enos now feels compelled to explain himself via Twitter.

01/17/2019 - 4:39pm And yet, I plan to attend…

And yet, I plan to attend this event so I can make partial sense of all the gobblety-gook stats you millennials keep throwing out on this here discussion board to prove that somehow a pitcher with a 4-13 record is more valuable to his team than one with 20 wins.

Count this Generation Xer who happens to love sports analytics intrigued....

01/17/2019 - 12:45pm The NFL no longer has…

The NFL no longer has general liability insurance covering head trauma, according to multiple sources; just one carrier is willing to provide workers' compensation coverage for NFL teams.

You would think that something with the resources of the league would find a way to provide this, but that they do not, and that there is only one carrier that will deal with them for workers' compensation is kind of jarring to me, but at the same time, not totally shocking. 

01/17/2019 - 9:33am Yeah, having read this, if…

Yeah, having read this, if the University had been forthright about the entire process which led to the decision, up to and including how they vetted this with the team before even committing to it, I think it is entirely possible that this goes so much differently (Faehn still doesn't end up staying, but at least the context would possibly have permitted some understanding as to their thought process here). As it was, the public relations side of this was terribly handled and shrouding the process with a news dump that was short on these details guaranteed the result that we now have. 

01/16/2019 - 9:27pm The entire letter needed to…

The entire letter needed to be "I am a jowly, triple-chined, clueless old asshole".

No need for 11 pages of bullshit.

01/16/2019 - 4:52pm Well, they were the only two…

Well, they were the only two that applied for the job, so.......*quietly rephrases ad for publication, trashes resumes*

01/16/2019 - 4:50pm Is he actually Maizen? Hell,…

Is he actually Maizen? Hell, someone was going to ask this anyway. 

01/16/2019 - 12:26pm I mean, I would be almost…

I mean, I would be almost positive that this is the subject of the BOT's meeting tomorrow morning. What is sad is that it took this many missteps for them to realize just how bad and how embarrassing a move this was. The Michigan State crisis management / public relations folks were apparently underutilized at best, to put it kindly, according to a few people talking this morning on the radio, which is just unconscionable in a moment like the one they were facing. 

01/16/2019 - 7:14am All it means is that we will…

All it means is that we will have "Thread" and "Board Post" at some point today, and then it is over - we will never be able to top such masterful brevity. 

01/15/2019 - 9:40pm Always good to see former…

Always good to see former Wolverines getting work in college football, of course.

01/15/2019 - 6:12pm If Iowa wants a running back…

If Iowa wants a running back, we need to do everything we can to get that kid as far away from AIRBHG as possible. 

01/15/2019 - 6:06pm Like I said on Twitter - to…

Like I said on Twitter - to paraphrase someone, "Michigan State, tear down this asshole."

01/15/2019 - 4:06pm My wife tried to be nice to…

My wife tried to be nice to me one Saturday morning and turn on Pat Caputo's show in the car because she'd heard me mention it before (but probably forgot that it was a rant about an awful take). I immediately screamed "NO! NOT PAT CAPUTO! NO!" and rolled into the best fetal position I could manage in the passenger seat. Such things have not happened since. 

01/15/2019 - 12:36pm Holy crap, one of my kids is…

Holy crap, one of my kids is basically his age then (assuming born in 2006 to be in class of 2024, of course). Yeah, that one actually does make me feel rather old then. Worse, when we talk 2025 at whatever point, I will have a kid that is the same age as that one AND one that is a year older then. That might make me feel even older.

01/15/2019 - 8:11am If taken at his word, that's…

If taken at his word, that's excellent news, but I still want something in front of me which shows a very un-Harbaugh offense before I completely buy into the statement. Is that being too jaded? I don't know. 

01/14/2019 - 9:38pm I mean, anyone else want to…

I mean, anyone else want to be, oh.....15th to break this news?

01/14/2019 - 6:45pm I mean, the only reason I…

I mean, the only reason I didn't post the removal in the Mod Sticky is that I honestly thought we all knew that this happened last year and that minimal research on your part would make this a non-issue. 

01/14/2019 - 6:36pm I always saw it more like…

I always saw it more like this...

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01/14/2019 - 5:48pm Like, would it take another…

Like, would it take another Duke loss for us to be #1 or would Dick Vitale have to speak ill of the Cameron Crazies or what?

01/14/2019 - 5:47pm "Scooby" Johnson has a nice…

"Scooby" Johnson has a nice retro feel to it as well, which I kind of like. 

01/14/2019 - 12:50pm I do agree that the OP took…

I do agree that the OP took the low road on that remark, and because the list is based on the volume of service calls for bed bugs, or so I recall from last year's published list, I would suspect there is a fairly uneven distribution across the city. Actually, the most recent story that I can remember of a place being essentially shut down because of interminable bedbug issues actually happened north of 8 Mile in Royal Oak Township, but in my travels working in the city, I've seen them in piles of discarded household stuff as well as in buildings and other places - they are most definitely around and in decent numbers in some areas. 

01/13/2019 - 9:50pm (No subject)

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01/13/2019 - 9:47pm Very good. I cannot…

Very good. I cannot understand it in the first place.

Qualifications aside, anyone connected to the Nassar scandal needs to simply not be in the sport ever again. I feel like this is not a huge ask, for the sake of everyone who was hurt by this monster. 

01/13/2019 - 8:34pm After all, Michigan…

After all, Michigan basketball is at its best when absolutely no mercy is shown. I do agree with this sentiment. 

01/13/2019 - 8:28pm There was no way this was…

There was no way this was going to sit well with, well......planet Earth.

That said, well done, Board Of Regents. Please get her off the payroll as soon as humanly possible.

 

01/13/2019 - 5:10pm Yeah, this one is worth it…

Yeah, this one is worth it. There is some quality coverage to be had at The Athletic.

01/13/2019 - 2:44pm This is simply more evidence…

This is simply more evidence beyond the voluminous mountain already existing that Brady is the GOAT and Belichick is indeed a Sith Lord. 

01/12/2019 - 9:12pm I've got $10 on Rams-Cowboys…

I've got $10 on Rams-Cowboys. After that play precipitating a 1st and goal and then the TD for the Rams, I am feeling a little better. The game is young yet, of course.

01/12/2019 - 5:28pm I had the customary "When…

I had the customary "When Duke loses, America wins" tweet all lined up, and then.....delete. 

Damnit. 

01/12/2019 - 1:48pm I saw that tweet a few hours…

I saw that tweet a few hours ago but wasn't quite sure what to think about it. Either a new assistant or a recruit that has been steered in the direction of Ann Arbor and away from Tuscaloosa - those were the two most likely scenarios, I thought. 

We shall see, although normally these tweets portend good things. 

01/12/2019 - 9:23am For today:
Colts / Rams
The…

For today:

Colts / Rams

The Colts almost seem like the safe pick in a weird way, largely because of Andy Reid. The Rams, IMHO, can outlast Dallas. 

For tomorrow: 

Chargers / Saints

I just don't think the Patriots are what they once were, even though Foxborough is an intimidating place. The Eagles, I feel, are just not going to walk into New Orleans and win that one.

01/11/2019 - 9:04pm Nothing too impressive over…

Nothing too impressive over here. 

We've got a bottle of Dow's Port being passed around and "Hanging With The Hendersons", a new vet show on Animal Planet, just started.

01/11/2019 - 6:29pm I wonder if he'll open up…

I wonder if he'll open up shop on Monday with another team as the self-appointed "king" of their coverage. 

No, I don't really wonder that. As they say, good riddance to bad rubbish.

01/11/2019 - 4:31pm Yeah, you have to find the…

Yeah, you have to find the budget version of the same old GIFs, or indeed different ones altogether. I know your pain. 

01/11/2019 - 12:53pm The funny thing about this…

The funny thing about this is that Alabama loses one game - badly, mind you - and suddenly assistants are heading for other destinations. Oh, I am sure they'll reload on the staff too, but it's interesting to watch. 

01/11/2019 - 11:58am I don't know, man. Molecular…

I don't know, man. Molecular transport was a cool add to Star Trek, but the thought of standing on a pad, being deconstructed then reconstructed potentially thousands of miles away seconds later is utterly terrifying somehow. 

01/11/2019 - 11:56am The odds are likely that, at…

The odds are likely that, at some point, we'll drop one and I am fine with a team that gets off to, say, an 18-1, 19-1, or whatever start because, well, that's just awesome. 

Do I want them to lose one? Never. It's not like the Pistons where I need them to suck for draft position at this point, or indeed need Tom Gores to sell the damn team because he's a clueless owner. 

01/11/2019 - 9:31am Did the setup take the…

Did the setup take the requisite four days thanks to the blazing fast and super reliable US Robotics 14400 baud modem sitting directly to the right of the tower?

01/11/2019 - 7:09am I believe 17-0 would be the…

I believe 17-0 would be the program record if we win on Sunday. 

I love watching this team, I really do. 

01/10/2019 - 7:13pm I like how you don't need to…

I like how you don't need to scroll very far to find a stupid take and potentially a stupid person anymore. It make moderation so much easier.

01/10/2019 - 4:23pm This might be one of the few…

This might be one of the few times I tune into an MSU presser - I heard about this on the radio on the way home and thought, "This is quite un-Dantonio....hmmm.....". My immediate thought was staff changes, but I guess we'll see.

01/10/2019 - 11:47am I mean, I would mimic Kareem…

I mean, I would mimic Kareem's hook shot as a kid. As short as I was, I became an expert at hitting the bottom of the net with that shot. If only that actually counted for points, I might have been picked sooner for teams in gym class. 

01/10/2019 - 9:24am I think #3 is really only…

I think #3 is really only applicable to that handful of players that have a shot at being drafted, assuming a given team has anyone on the NFL radar at all (some do not). That sort of feeds into #6 here, because potential high picks aren't going to play another position most likely, and anyone who is there in full knowledge that the bowl they play their senior year is the last game they'll ever play, it doesn't matter anyway. 

#7 usually infuriates me because now and again I sit there thinking, "Where the hell was THAT all season?" when something bizarre by the playcalling standards of the staff actually works well.