Member for

10 years
Points
2301.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
07/18/2018 - 11:48pm Just another user chiming in…

Just another user chiming in to say that I enjoy the new format. Thanks guys, well done.

07/04/2018 - 8:23pm I wonder if we both joined…

I wonder if we both joined to comment on the same post.

07/04/2018 - 4:53pm Saw a few people mention…

Saw a few people mention Independence Day, so I have to ask: Was that movie always so cringey? I was a kid when it came out and, of course, loved it. However, I watched it again a few years ago and...wow.

07/02/2018 - 11:34pm Ironic

Ironic

06/06/2018 - 7:47pm Yes, with any of the 29…

Yes, with any of the 29 teams that aren't the Detroit Pistons. That was the worst possible fit for him in every way save location.

01/01/2018 - 5:10pm "The mitigating factors, or

"The mitigating factors, or excuses, or whatever you care to call them, go away in 2018, when the program will be loaded with talent recruited by Harbaugh. They'll certainly look better than this."

Yeah, that's it. Harbaugh just needs his guys. Whatever, I'm off to go watch a team with a second year coach and a true freshman qb play against a team with a first year coach in the CFP.

Sick of the fucking excuses and lame attempts to justify this shit show, but keep plucking that chicken. Next year is the year, right?

01/01/2018 - 4:21pm I don't want to see Brandon

I don't want to see Brandon Peters take another snap for this team until he toughens the fuck up. Kid is SOFT

01/01/2018 - 4:11pm This team is going 7-5 next

This team is going 7-5 next year. If they're lucky.

12/29/2017 - 5:47pm Sports talk radio is the

Sports talk radio is the YouTube comments of radio. If you're upset by something you hear on there, it's your own damn fault for listening to it in the first place. Who cares what some blowhard with a radio show and Jim from Southfield have to say about anything?

Listen to NPR, or the WRIF, or audiobooks, or basically anything that's not shitty hot takes and Kia commercials.

12/19/2017 - 2:05pm I look forward to Jesse

I look forward to Jesse James' next touchdown reception. I envision him not tossing the ball to the ref, but instead carrying it like a swaddled infant back to the bench. Where he proceeds to hold on to it, never letting it touch the ground, until the next offensive possession. Just to be safe.

I get that according to the rules it was incomplete, which just means it's a stupid rule. The ol' eye test sees catch, lunge, ball breaks the plane, touchdown, bobble.

Whatever, I don't have a dog in the fight. That was the first NFL game I've watched all year and will probably be the last up until the Superb Owl. Shit is unwatchable.

12/15/2017 - 2:25pm Agreed.
Imagine a coach who

Agreed.

Imagine a coach who treats MSU and OSU as just the next game on the schedule. Goes on to lose those games consistently. Then tops it off by giving a cornerback the #1 jersey.

He would be run out of town on rails...Or hailed as the savior of the program. I guess it depends on if we're talking about Rich Rodriguez or Jim Harbaugh here.

I'm being a bit obtuse, intentionally. I'm well aware there are other factors, and obviously Harbaugh>>>>Rodriguez. Though I still think that the "Michigan Arrogance™" and incestuous "Michigan Man" obsession unfairly torpedoed RR from the start and led to Brady Hoke being elevated to a position that he in no way deserved to be in.

It all worked out in the end, but the hypocrisy still rankles.

11/25/2017 - 10:57am Why all the consternation? So

Why all the consternation? So instead of losing 38-13 with Peters, they'll lose 38-3 with Okorn. BFD

10/28/2017 - 6:14pm Ruiz. They've used him as a

Ruiz. They've used him as a BEEF tight end on running plays this year.

I assume the no-name pullover jersey is because he's also the backup center and possibly second guard off the bench so he's probably wearing his usual #51 underneath.

10/21/2017 - 11:49pm Use the snowflake threads,

Use the snowflake threads, snowflake.

Or, quit drinking and go to bed. Whatever.

10/21/2017 - 10:09am But the athletic department

But the athletic department is swimming in cash!

/ducks

09/09/2017 - 7:09pm CMU is putting it to the

CMU is putting it to the Jayhawks. Their QB is 26/35 385yds 3TD-0INT through three quarters. Some kid named Shane Morris.

07/16/2017 - 4:29pm For me it's the early 2000's

For me it's the early 2000's V10 Formula 1 engines. 20,000 RPMs of pure screeching hellbeasts.

Mid 90's Ferrari V12s are pretty awesome too.

05/15/2017 - 2:46pm There's a Maryland/DC sized

There's a Maryland/DC sized puzzle piece missing, too.

I'd gladly trade Maryland and Rutgers for Louisville and ND. But cable markets uber alles, so to hell with geographic fits.

04/19/2017 - 10:17am Amen to that

Amen to that

04/19/2017 - 10:00am You're oversimplifying.

You're oversimplifying. Everyone pays taxes.

04/06/2017 - 1:09pm Good read, thanks for

Good read, thanks for sharing.

If you can stand to give Rosenberg clicks, he had a great write-up on the Joe for SI recently. Regardless of the author, it's a good article.

https://www.si.com/nhl/2017/03/21/detroit-red-wings-playoff-streak-joe-…

01/30/2017 - 10:46pm I don't follow recruiting TOO closely

I don't follow recruiting TOO closely, I don't get caught up in watching highlight videos, checking the scouting services' profiles, etc. So I didn't realize Martin was a Wes Welker type, gym rat, natural leader, hard working, lunch pail type guy.

I guess I assumed a super-athletic slot receiver type was more of a natural talent, God given ability, rangy build, can't coach speed type.

Excited to see him Go Blue though!

12/19/2016 - 10:20am The details are fuzzy

The details are fuzzy to me, but didn't Pete Carrol's USC juggernaut put a career backup into the League?

Not that it's likely to happen, but there is a precedent for it. It's much more likely, given Harbaugh's QB recruiting so far, that we'll see talent transfer out to greener pastures. Which is fine, too. Ultra talented quarterbacks coming to Michigan isn't a pipeline that is going to dry up any time soon.

12/16/2016 - 8:27pm They don't

I suspect many of them don't. This has all come about because in 2010 the Department of Education, at the behest of the executive branch, threatened to slap schools with Title IX violations and funding cuts if they didn't adopt certain policies. These cases are the result of those policies.

12/15/2016 - 7:35am Agreed. On all points.
 
I

Agreed. On all points.

 

I fully and unconditionally accept that this wasn't the proper time or place, and my apologies for that.

12/15/2016 - 6:49am First of all, I'm NOT more

First of all, I'm NOT more concerned with men being wrongly punished than women being assaulted. That's a gross mischaracterization of what I said. It is possible to both be opposed to rape AND opposed to falsely branding men guilty of the second most heinous crime a person can commit against another.

Secondly, this is a public university that relies on both federal and state funding. While one may not have a right to due process in the eyes of a voluntary association, one does have a right to equal protection under the law. I'm not a lawyer, but to my eyes being branded as a rapist without due process is a violation of that. I suppose that's a decision the courts will have to make, as there are a number of lawsuits pending from men who claim that THEIR Title IX rights have been violated by these campus “courts.”

Third – When the definition of rape and sexual assault is broadened, as it has been, to include two drunk students having sex you have a further equal protection issue when one of those students is 'guilty' of a crime but not the other.

Finally – This isn't a “slap on the wrist” to these men. Their names will forever be linked to a rape, even if one did not actually occur. Every future employer, future associate, and future partner who decides to Google their name will find search results implicating them in a terrible crime, even though they have never actually been found guilty or even charged with said crime in a court of law. Furthermore, you now have The Association of Title IX Administrators calling on colleges to adopt a policy of including “clear notations on transcripts” of students dismissed for sexual assault by campus tribunals. Essentially blacklisting them from pursuing further education at another institution. https://atixa.org/resources/position-statements/

I realize after the fact that this wasn't the proper time or place for my initial post, and I suppose my reply is in poor taste as well. I apologize to the board for that. Speaking generally on the subject isn't relevant to the case at hand. I don't know the details. I was perfectly willing to just let it go and chalk it up to a case of me needing to think for a minute before pressing “save.” I only type this out to defend myself from the implication that I'm some sort a rape apologist. That wasn't the point I was trying to make in my admittedly misguided post.

 

Here's a good read i found on this subject. I'm not just talking out of my ass here. http://www.newsweek.com/2015/12/18/other-side-sexual-assault-crisis-403…

12/14/2016 - 7:27pm Unpopular opinion RE: Minnesota

Ten more lives and reputations ruined by Title IX campus kangaroo courts after a prosecutor finds insufficient evidence to charge them with actual crimes through the actual justice system.

I get that sexual assault on campus is a huge issue and I feel for victims, I truly do. No one wants to see another Baylor, ever. However, this is un-American at its very core. Not that I have a better solution, but still...

Commence negs.

11/03/2016 - 9:28pm Ecclestone

I'm casting a write-in vote for Bernie Ecclestone.

09/17/2016 - 9:26am No

No, we have a game day thread. This is a GameDay thread.

08/20/2016 - 8:37am Allegedly...

Allegedly...

08/17/2016 - 9:37pm Don't go flying off the handle about it

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/017/492/bUNXwFD.jpg

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/fake-and-gay

Still probably not appropriate here, but don't go burning Glen Mason's Hot Wife at the stake just yet.

01/14/2016 - 11:09am This isn't NCAA 14 on your

This isn't NCAA 14 on your Xbox

10/31/2015 - 11:52am "But muh ESSEECEE strength of

"But muh ESSEECEE strength of schedule!"

10/18/2015 - 9:31am It was a figure of speech,

It was a figure of speech, Rainman. Football gods, karma, "general bloodymindedness of the universe" etc.

If you go in to a shell and let a team like Sparty keep clawing back, one fluke play can end up being the difference. It was.

10/17/2015 - 7:54pm You're absolutely right

You're absolutely right. Michigan deserved to lose that game. The fact that the universe saw fit to deliver such outcome in the most grueling way imaginable was a real kick to the fellas, but such is life.

09/23/2015 - 1:04pm He absolutely resigned so he

He absolutely resigned so he wouldn't be fired. By resigning, he wasn't entitled to the buyout. He somehow managed to both save face AND get paid when in reality it should have been one or the other.

09/18/2015 - 8:35pm I got excited at first

I got excited at first. I thought it was the full package, games and all. Probably should have known better. The only thing keeping millions of potential cord cutters paying their cable or satellite bills every month is live sports, and you can bet your ass Viacom/Disney/Fox/Comcast know this.

...Maybe in a decade or two?

08/21/2015 - 8:46pm Uhhhhh guys?

04/28/2015 - 7:22pm Hyperbole, I'll admit it.

Hyperbole, I'll admit it. But...just to be sure I'm not crazy or misremembering things here, I just watched a Youtube video called "Top 10 Niklas Kronwall hits" and I counted 2 or 3 where he didn't leave his feet.

 

So how about "70-80% of the time they're not clean hockey checks." Better?

04/28/2015 - 7:15pm Yup, that must be it.

Yup, that must be it.

04/28/2015 - 7:05pm Because I prefer clean hockey

Because I prefer clean hockey hits. Also player safety, both his and the opposition's. He's lucky he hasn't hurt himself.

And yes, I do think this will change him. It's been a year and a half since he's done that, and I think it will be much longer than that before he does it again.

04/28/2015 - 7:03pm He checks with his backside

He checks with his backside and leaves his feet - meaning he has zero control over his body or where the principal point of contact is. Usually it ends up being the opposing players head. This time it was a forearm to the face because again, he has no control over his body at the point of contact.

My concern isn't with what he does (pinching down to obliterate a forward trying to break out) my issue is with how he's always done it. They're never clean hockey checks.

04/28/2015 - 6:51pm About time

About time this happened. Kronwall has ALWAYS checked like a bitch, and even as a Wings fan I'm glad it finally caught up with him - just wish it wasn't for a must-win game.

02/24/2015 - 6:32am Scrappy lunch pail kind of

Scrappy lunch pail kind of guy. Real high character, great teammate.

02/10/2015 - 8:57am I'm not so sure

I'm not so sure that's true one way or another. It does, however, sound good for Roquan Smith and that's what's most important here. I'll be happy for him wherever he ends up.

02/08/2015 - 10:02am Yeah, fall in line. You're

Yeah, fall in line. You're not allowed to think that way.

You don't want your reputation, relationships, and employment prospects ruined for simply stating an opinion that goes against the herd? What are you, some kind of coward?
/s

01/16/2015 - 11:38am Did you know?

Did you know that Tom Zibikowski also boxes? Tom Zibikowski is a boxer.

10/07/2014 - 6:48pm Anyone who doesn't "support

Anyone who doesn't "support the troops" isn't a real American.

Gtfo with that shit. It's just as as asinine now as it was 10 years ago.

10/07/2014 - 6:32pm WELLLLLL

Hoke is still the coach, Brandon is still the AD. It won't stop until both of those things are no longer the case, nor should it. The fans don't want their discontent "noticed" they want change and they want it weeks ago.

09/28/2014 - 11:45am That's been my pick

That's been my pick and I've been saying it to anyone who will listen. It's usually met with "who?" He's the next Brian Kelly, and he's not a complete asshole. He's 46, successful and knows the state.

A fiery, young, up-and-comer from Miami(OH) wouldn't be without precedent....