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10/15/2018 - 7:26pm People keep saying that MSU…

People keep saying that MSU had beaten us when we had a better team on paper. This is not actually true. If we look at his 8 wins against us, MD teams were actually better than us. He has beaten us with better teams. 

10/09/2018 - 2:14pm I don't see how S&P+…

I don't see how S&P+ forecasts 2 more losses when only OSU is rated higher than us.  PSU and Wisc are rated lower and we play them at home.  MSU is not a loss either.

ESPN has us losing to OSU and PSU on neutral site, but not at home because while PSU is rated slightly higher, we play them at home.

 

10/09/2018 - 2:06pm Get well soon. 

Donated as…

Get well soon. 

Donated as this is a great cause.

09/29/2018 - 11:17pm Wisky that lost at home? PSU…

Wisky that lost at home? PSU that almost lost the App State? They are very good teams but have had bad games as well. 

09/29/2018 - 10:25pm I don’t understand all the…

I don’t understand all the negativity. NW is a good team despite their record. Their QB was and is still considered an NFL prospect. NW had two weeks to prepare and save their season. Still, we ended up with 376 yards of offense and a W while shutting them down almost completely.  This was a good win. 

09/14/2018 - 9:01pm Is it the mean or the median?

Is it the mean or the median?

09/01/2018 - 7:27am You realize that it is their…

You realize that it is their job to say outrageous things so people like you post their clips and they get to have a job for another day?

08/21/2018 - 8:30am Some of these are not real…

Some of these are not real changes. They are changing the way they are posing. Ruiz being one example. 

08/20/2018 - 3:06pm I believe the sequence of…

I believe the sequence of events was different.  The team was told yesterday before the alum meeting.

08/14/2018 - 2:03pm I think he is a slightly…

I think he is a slightly faster and more agile version of De'Veon Smith.  He will be a good between the tackles runner.

08/09/2018 - 8:26am The bold prediction #4 on…

The bold prediction #4 on the same list is rather odd. It has Wisconsin going 12-0, which means they will beat us at home.  That could happen. But the key games for them to go 12-0 are listed as at PSU and Iowa.  Beating us is a foregone conclusion. 

08/03/2018 - 11:24am I worked in the investment…

I worked in the investment management company of a private university’s endowment for several years and still provide some consulting for them. A significant portion of hour private investments (I.e., hedge funds, private equity, private real estate....) are managed by our alums. We like to work with our alums.  In some cases, we actually provide the initial seed money to get a fund started and in exchange we receive lower fees.  In other cases, established funds that are closed to outside investors are willing to accept money from us because they are alums and because we are long term investors. Also, we have alums who act as consultants. We do pay attention to COI but the fund is managed as a separate entity and our compensations partly depend on the performance of the fund. Finally, we have never received a call from president’s office asking us to allocate funds to an alum.

I know some of the people who manage UM’s endowment.  Though investment management company is setup differently from ours, I will be very surprised to learn that the allocation to that fund did not pass rigorous due diligence—especially at a public institution that is subject to FOI.

 

07/20/2018 - 9:28am So you are saying that if…

So you are saying that if the money provided by these donors were to disappear, somehow through some magic beans they will be replaced out of thin air?  Makes sense.

07/19/2018 - 10:46pm It is totally fine with me. …

It is totally fine with me.  I don’t see anything wrong with. Who are these donors hurintg? No one. But they are savings UM, fans and tax payers a lot of money. 

I suggest that you find a different cause to fund. 

07/18/2018 - 5:05pm Women 27! Not good. 

MSU…

Women 27! Not good. 

MSU has the most balanced programs: 48 for men and 49 for women!

07/17/2018 - 7:07pm Yes, but let’s wait until…

Yes, but let’s wait until Sep 1

07/05/2018 - 10:07pm Because everything is…

Because everything is wonderful. 

The glass is always more that 2/3 full. 

06/29/2018 - 3:38pm Your take on 3 jobs in 3…

Your take on 3 jobs in 3 years is not right.  He lost the job at OSU because he could not coach offense.  He left Minn because he knew he would get the OL job at UM. He did not get fired because he could not recruit. 

06/22/2018 - 6:42pm Suggestion: Let’s stop…

Suggestion: Let’s stop replying to Bluey and making posts about Bluey. Whatever the perceived problem is, it will disappear 

06/22/2018 - 8:17am Also, since 1989 UM and MSU…

Also, since 1989 UM and MSU have had exactly same number of 1st round picks: 24

06/21/2018 - 8:15pm Coach K is not that good. …

Coach K is not that good.  Two top 6 players and basically sucked.

06/14/2018 - 8:55am I want Argentina and Messi…

I want Argentina and Messi to win.  He deserves it.

I'll go with Germany as the best bet.

 

 

06/07/2018 - 10:49pm I am going blind.  I do not…

I am going blind.  I do not see an edit button even on the desktop.  

06/07/2018 - 12:23pm Is it possible to edit a…

Is it possible to edit a post or a reply after it has been posted? 

06/07/2018 - 12:17pm "did not"

"did not"

06/07/2018 - 12:15pm What is the point?  So, we…

What is the point?  So, we have missed on a few top in state players.  Everyone sees it, including Jim.  With success on the field, next year will be different.  If we finish 8-4 again, then we will have bigger problems.  For now, I am going with Jim, realizing that the likes of you were ready to fire JB because he did convince an 18 year old to pick UM.  

06/06/2018 - 5:31pm A person close to the…

A person close to the situation told me that JB's plans for his post UM career was an important factor in his willingness to talk to Pistons -- perhaps a front office position once he retires from UM.

06/01/2018 - 2:54pm He is a very QB

May not win the Heisman but he is going to be one of the top QBs in the country. We better be ready when we meet them in EL.

05/23/2018 - 3:32am He is very good QB. Last year was

His first year of playing and I think he set a couple MSU records. Some NFL draft sites have him as a 1st round pick. He scares the shit out of me.

05/23/2018 - 3:27am I don’t understand the point of this post

Freed is reporting on a lawsuit, which or may not have any merits. I don’t see anything wrong.

05/19/2018 - 9:00am Most of the items are from his NHL days

Only a few UM related items are there and not very valuable ones. There are a lot of stuff and I know that he has already donated a bunch to NHL and UM.

05/14/2018 - 9:55am Would you have said the same thing at the end of 2016?

Would you have said the same thing at the end of 2016?

I think a reasonable answer is no.  JH was considered to be on track.  If not for the injury to WS, we would have won at least 1 of the 3 games we lost.  Even a 10-2 in BIG was considered good.  So he was not clueless in 2016 and suddenly became clueless in 2017. He had a bad year which was partly his fault and partly bad luck -- 2 QBs getting injured.

I consider MD to be an excellent coach, but I am sure some were saying that MD was clueless after 2016 season.  We saw what happened in 2017.  

Judging a coach with a good to excellent track record based on 1 year of data is stupid.

05/13/2018 - 1:25pm I believe the title should read "... WAS all over map"

I believe the title should read "... WAS all over map".  He has no idea what the game plan is for this year.   The criticism is valid with regard to last year.  As for this year, he has no idea how Patterson will be used or who will be the primary play caller.  It was not a well-oiled machine last year.  It could be something entirely different this year.

05/10/2018 - 7:57pm Hate to say it but Lewerke is really good

This was really his first year and was good. He scares the heck out of me with one year of experience.

05/09/2018 - 7:57am Assuming that the higher seeds win

I find it odd that we will have to play the second semi game and with no rest will have to play, while Minn will have a 3 hour break.

05/06/2018 - 8:28am Assists. James is leading his team in

scoring and assists. MJ was a great scorer and defender, but did not get his teammates as involved.

05/06/2018 - 12:28am He has surpassed MJ

Without James, this team would not even make the playoff.

05/04/2018 - 4:51pm What is he interested in?

As a Ross alum, it is sad to say that for Finance and Econ Chicago is much better. Too much turnover in finance dept at Ross.  Ross is better for strategic mgt and marketing.

 

05/04/2018 - 3:38pm Stupid series of articles by FP

and a stupid post based on them. First, there has been no “corruption” at the endowment. Lack of control does not mean someone has taken advantage of them. First, FP accused endowment of allocating money to funds run by alums, which is a very common practice among univ endowments. When it was shown that these funds had actually performed better than their peers and some had cut their fees for UM assets, FP changed its story and focused on the inflated tax benefits that the donors get. That did prove to be a common practice as well and now FP is changing its tune. Classic click bait. By the way, the reporters working on the story know less about endowment management than a junior Ross student.

04/29/2018 - 7:41pm YouTube is not available everywhere.

YouTube is not available everywhere.

04/17/2018 - 3:40pm But they don't account for Glenn Frey

being born in Detroit.  Glenn started Eagles.

04/17/2018 - 3:38pm Makes no sense

Glenn Frey, one of the two main members of Eagles was born in Detroit.

04/16/2018 - 4:31pm Watched the BTN review of Spring games

Watched the BTN review of Spring games. They were pretty negative on us. It was not clear if they watched any of the practices or the scrimmage on Saturday but was surprised by their negative tone of the offense. Even on defense they sounded a little negative because we give up too many big plays.

04/15/2018 - 12:57pm Very nice get

Welcome aboard young man.

04/12/2018 - 10:02pm Yes Yes Yes

Yes.  Just the same was Jets were affected when they were filmed for the HBO special.

For instance, everyone was wondering why JH was rather quite on the sideline.  Now we know why -- he was being recorded all the time.

It affected how the most important players -- the QBs -- behaved.

The only one not affected was Brown.

This was a terrible idea.

04/12/2018 - 1:38pm The most surprising thing is that

Texas is not #1 every year.  The have a lot of money and a large talent pool.  

04/07/2018 - 9:15pm I watched them all and the first

reaction was that this must have been a big distraction. It was a great idea for fans to see the inner working of a college football program. But was terrible idea as it negatively impacted the performance on the field.

04/06/2018 - 4:33pm Actually, I think we are seeing a bump from

2013 run. The current crop of kids were just starting to become serious players and some became fans of UM back then. It will be a couple of years before we see the effect of this year’s run. All we need is some degree of success the next two years.

04/04/2018 - 11:43am Thank you

Very helpful and insightful: This post and the replies.

03/31/2018 - 4:24pm Ole Miss's decision to fight is not that relevant.

Ole Miss's decision to fight is not that relevant. It was always assumed that they would fight it as they are figthing the other violations as well.  This was going to be the NCAA's decision, and unless Ole Miss is disputing some of the case's facts, which means disputing the violations, its response will be not be a game changer.  Nothing has changed. Shea may be declared ineligible but not because of Ole Miss's response.