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06/13/2018 - 10:01pm Getting BTN on YoutubeTV in…

Getting BTN on YoutubeTV in Mississippi.

03/10/2018 - 9:28pm I mean in the larger sense -

I mean in the larger sense - it's weird compared to how improved the fundamentals are on the other units. I mean, I get the idea that players are adjusting to Mel's system and the special teams may lag behind, but not this much.

03/10/2018 - 9:23pm PK is such a weakness. So

PK is such a weakness. So weird how bad it is.

01/28/2018 - 2:18pm Okay, so...what, then?
The G

Okay, so...what, then?

The G League is not unlike the baseball minor leagues these days (probably better, actually, at least for the players). Irvin is young man with a UM degree, it's not as if he tried to make the jump out of high school and doesn't have other options. If he wants spend a couple years making $20k or $25k a year playing ball, I don't see why that's a problem. If an NBA team signs him to a two-way deal, then he makes around $75k a year while in the G League, and the $800k a year NBA rookie minimum while on the NBA roster. So if just one NBA team decides to sign him to a two way contract for a few weeks, he could easily make over $200k this year.


01/27/2018 - 8:04pm So...

...Spike Albrecht minus the ball-handling and passing?

01/21/2018 - 5:03pm So...

Can he play left tackle?

12/15/2017 - 9:42am Thanks Fred.

Thanks Fred.

12/12/2017 - 9:27am From Wolverine Studios?

From Wolverine Studios? Curious.

11/28/2017 - 1:53pm Mea Culpa

My only excuse is that I'm a dad.

11/27/2017 - 5:06pm Nicholas Petit-Frere?


Nicholas Petit-Frere?

Sounds like he's destined to be a Spartan.

11/14/2017 - 11:45pm Appreciate it. No BTN here

Appreciate it. No BTN here and can't always watch the game live.

Also -- am I the first to notice that CMU starts guys named Roundtree and Dileo?

11/09/2017 - 9:44am PIC?

(and his PIC in this is Nauta, according to them)

I must be getting old. What does "PIC" mean or stand for in this context?

11/04/2017 - 12:21am I thought he was reverting

I thought he was reverting the spelling to his birth name.

10/16/2017 - 11:31am I guess we'll find out when

I guess we'll find out when the Amazon series comes out.

10/05/2017 - 4:14pm Is the audio quality any

Is the audio quality any better than the Wolverine Beat? I stopped listening because I can't stand it when a podcast sounds like it was recorded inside a cave.

09/14/2017 - 1:47pm Drevno is flat out WRONG

There's no way Grant Newsome can be the next President of the United States. He was born in 1997, which means he'll be 23 in 2020, and 27 in 2024. You have to be at least 35 years old to be President.

08/19/2017 - 8:16pm I feel pretty good about it,

I feel pretty good about it, actually, because (for the most part) I really like this community and enjoy most of the discussions, even arguments when they are civil. So I don't mind taking a minute to comment when someone gets so negative and combative with everyone else.

And I said you stirred up a shitty argument, not that your argument was shitty. I don't really have a strong opinion on Ulizio, you may well be right. The shitty part was your attitude and tone.

08/19/2017 - 8:01pm I find it odd when people

I find it odd when people stir up big stupid shitty arguments and then when they get called out on it, they say something like, "Oh, I'm just having fun now."

Really? That's what constitutes fun for you? Here are some things I find fun:

  • Spending time with friends
  • Having a nice dinner with my wife
  • Building Duplo creations with my son
  • Watching Michigan athletics
  • All kinds of things that have nothing to do with stirring up big shitty arguments with internet strangers


I mean...honestly. 

08/14/2017 - 10:36pm Eh

Don't be like that. He saw him in person, he's reporting his own opinion based on that. All your comment does is shut down discussion.

08/14/2017 - 1:35pm I look forward to

I look forward to 1st-and-goal from the 2 yard line, and watching Ben Mason leading Kurt Taylor toward Mike Onwenu's side of the line.

06/22/2017 - 10:17pm That's fair. I do think GRIII

That's fair. I do think GRIII and THJ have swung the balance back toward the positive. My view is possibly unduly swayed by the (relatively) poor performances by the highest regarded guys -- Burke, Stauskas, and McGary.

I am surprised at the downvotes for what I assumed would be a fairly noncontroversial comment. We think that high school QB's should look at Harbaugh's record and find his coaching history attractive, and that this should be a recruiting advantage for us. Is it crazy to think that high school basketball players aren't looking at Michigan's NBA players and thinking, "Maybe Beilein can get me drafted, but I'll end up being a role player, or washing out. I'd rather player for a guy who has a record of producing NBA starters." 

That perspective may not be fair or accurate. But it doesn't matter if it's fair or accurate. If high school recruits believe it, it will affect Beilein's ability to recruit.

[I think it works the other way, too. I think Beilein has probably pulled some mid-tier guys that he wanted because he has a history of developing similar players into NBA prospects.]

06/22/2017 - 9:47pm I don't think you read my

I don't think you read my comment.

06/22/2017 - 9:33pm I agree. Read my post not as

I agree. Read my post not as a complaint, but as a wish for better things.

06/22/2017 - 9:27pm Both for his sake and for

Both for his sake and for Michigan's, I hope he succeeds. Beilein has done an amazing job putting kids into the 1st round of the draft. Now we need some guys to actually succeed as pros. I know we aren't going to be the program consistently putting MVP candidates into the league, but some solid NBA regulars would be nice, instead of mostly bench fodder.

06/17/2017 - 8:54pm Why are top QB's still going

Why are top QB's still going to Alabama? I completely understand when the 5 star RB or DL recruits pick Bama. And sure, Bama is such a good program that I understand that they'd have their pick of decent 4 star QB's.

But why would elite 5 star QB prospects consider them? Wouldn't you want to work for a head coach and offensive staff that has had at least some success producing quality NFL QB's? Saban's best NFL QB is...Greg McElroy?

EDIT: I forgot that AJ McCarron started 4 games in 2015. So, I guess that makes him the best Saban-produced QB.

06/15/2017 - 2:06pm Wow, we got a Currie

Wow, we got a Currie brother!! He looks nothing like Steph or Seth, though.

05/12/2017 - 11:21am "WHAT'S YOUR DEAL"


"I...I'm your brother."

04/10/2017 - 11:10pm Reminded him of Macallan 25,

Reminded him of Macallan 25, only smoother and more complex.

04/10/2017 - 10:07pm I couldn't figure out why

I couldn't figure out why this part, particularly the second line, was so funny to me:

You already got two drinks in front of you, man! Your thirst can be quenched by what's in front of you

Then I realized it's because it sounds like the punchline to a Mitch Hedberg joke, and I'm hearing it in my head in Mitch's voice.


03/30/2017 - 1:16pm (No subject)

03/29/2017 - 1:41pm Beilein encouraged Doyle and

Beilein encouraged Doyle and Dawkins to transfer? I was still under the impression that while they might not have been enthused about their roles on the team, that they would have been welcomed back as rotation depth.


EDIT: I just looked up the Exit posts for both...I guess it was hinted at for Doyle that there wasn't a place for him on the roster. The post for Dawkins mentioned his regression but seemed to still suggest that he was looking for a bigger role and the chance to play for his father, rather than being encouraged to leave.

03/18/2017 - 2:00pm When I hear Duncan's voice all I

When I hear Duncan's voice all I can think about is Badger.

03/17/2017 - 10:34pm I'm done downloading, but

I'm done downloading, but I'll leave my seed running overnight.

03/17/2017 - 9:40pm Thanks! Just started

Thanks! Just started downloading. Was hoping for a Youtube feed as well, but so far I have seen nothing at all -- I have to assume people would try to upload a good recording so maybe CBS/NCAA is monitoring it closely.

Download could be a bit faster, let's get some more seeds going.

03/16/2017 - 2:39pm I wonder if he told the doc

I wonder if he told the doc to "find the asshole, that's where the knuckle goes."

03/10/2017 - 12:33pm Dammit Zak.

Dammit Zak.

03/10/2017 - 12:09pm Try

Try this:

03/10/2017 - 12:05pm Refresh ESPN Watch, the

Refresh ESPN Watch, the regular feed is available now.

03/10/2017 - 12:01pm What is this "Above the Rim

What is this "Above the Rim Cam" crap? Is the camera actually above the rim? Do I not get the regular feed online?

02/17/2017 - 9:56am The only appropriate way to

The only appropriate way to finish this story is for Harbaugh to recruit the kid anyway and get him to commit to Michigan.

02/13/2017 - 10:15am Yes, that is exactly what I

Yes, that is exactly what I said.

02/13/2017 - 10:08am For the record, my official

For the record, my official answer is no. Look at how Burke dominated the college game and has struggled in the NBA. Walton is a bit beefier than Burke, but Burke was plenty tough as well. Neither has elite physical attributes or skills.

Having said that, I think a favorable player comp for Walton would be Derek Fisher. Fisher was 6'1" and 200 lbs, same height as Walton but a little bit heavier. Fisher was not a plus offensive player, especially early in his career, but he had solid fundamentals and took care of the ball. Later in his career he developed a reliable-ish jump shot and became an excellent free throw shooter. His assist rate was always pretty low for a PG, even when he was playing starter's minutes.

Now, I think that's probably a best case scenario for Walton. I would guess that out of college, Fisher was more athletic and quicker than Walton, and almost certainly a better man defender. But there are some similarities.

02/13/2017 - 9:55am No lie

When I read your opening sentence about "3-5 more wins", my brain immediately interjected "Wait, don't you mean 3-9??"

I guess that means I should probably back off the MSU fans.

02/09/2017 - 5:28pm Yeah, not a good day for MSU

Solari: 3 unidentified Michigan State football players & 1 staff member suspended indefinitely pending a sexual assault investigation



02/09/2017 - 3:45pm Eh, you may be right, it was

Eh, you may be right, it was an inaccurate use of the term.

What I was trying to express was my frustration with the underlying insinuation of purer or superior fandom because they'd never, no never root against Michigan.

I find this debate similar to the Fournette/McCaffrey bowl game issue -- most of us can discuss different views on it in reasonable tones, but a few people always have to put on very serious faces and lecture about the consequences of players quitting on their teams or the loss of amateurism or somesuch, which completely derails the debate.

Anyway, I'm just rambling now and probably moving further from the point than nearer to it.

02/09/2017 - 12:36pm That's not what was said,

That's not what was said, either. I brought up Hoke in response to those who suggested that they never, ever felt any kind of conflict in rooting for a Michigan win.

02/08/2017 - 9:19pm Far be it from me to interrupt the concern-trolling...

...but I didn't say I was rooting against or ever have rooted against Michigan teams, or not wanted them to win.

I am capable. however, of thinking many different thoughts, even when they seem to be (or are in fact) in conflict with each other. I can both strongly desire for Michigan teams to win any individual game and also consider the larger consequences of winning or losing.

If you guys didn't feel this same conflict near the end of the Hoke era, you're lying.

02/08/2017 - 4:34pm Gotta be the Happy Captain

As much as I enjoyed watching the beatdown last night, I was feeling a bit conflicted. I'm starting to worry about a meaningless late season push that will take the heat off of Beilein, and result in another year or two of middling performances. That's a topic for a different thread, but that was how I was feeling.

But when I saw Walton with his big goofy-ass grin and his head wobbling in time with the fight song, I couldn't help it. I didn't care about Beilein's job security or whether we'd make the tournament or anything. Just happiness.

02/07/2017 - 2:20pm "...Has Defied Math Since

"...Has Defied Math Since College."

Sparty: "See, you aren't so superior after all."

02/06/2017 - 10:34am Good for Hoke, other than

Good for Hoke, other than having to work for Butch Jones.