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06/01/2018 - 10:50am I mean, this is illegal in

I mean, this is illegal in the MHSAA.  A school could do it, but they wouldn't be a part of the MHSAA.  I believe that Maryland private schools are inelligible for the public school playoff system.  So, there's a lot of nuance in here.

It's great that kids are getting educational opportunities that they otherwise wouldn't... but he could do that and still create an educational athletic experience and not limit it to D1 players....

06/01/2018 - 10:42am To be fair, there are large,

To be fair, there are large, varying degrees of financial well-being in private schools.  Some have modest tuition and barely stay afloat while others charge $35k a year and have 7-figure endowments.

05/31/2018 - 7:15pm omg that was 10 years ago i

omg that was 10 years ago i am oooolllldddddddddd

05/31/2018 - 1:42pm There are trophies on display

There are trophies on display in the southeast corner of the PDC/Crisler; it's not a portion of the building that's open to the public on game days.  The trophies are just to the left of this picture:

05/30/2018 - 7:06pm 68% ain't terrible for a HS

68% ain't terrible for a HS junior.  Especially since I imagine he has quite the high usage.

05/21/2018 - 11:49am Because instead of writing a

Because instead of writing a (bad) joke, you could have wrote:

"I'm sure they will take all necessary precautions, but for me it's tough to not worry about some things.  For example, I've visited SA twice, had to take malaria meds before  and they made me sick.  Certainly a bit more of a logistical challenge than the comfort of Europe."

05/21/2018 - 11:44am Glad I wasn't the only one

Glad I wasn't the only one who thought it.  Something seems strange about traveling for tourist reasons to a city that has such a monumental water shortage problem right now.  Not a knock on M Football or Harbaugh... I wouldn't be able to enjoy a vacation knowing that people are having to re-use shower water... and those are the better-off people.

05/16/2018 - 10:46pm I just upvoted all the

I just upvoted all the commentary on this nerdy thread-tangent beacuse only at MGoBlog could a college football post go off on a serious, measured critique of superhero movies.

05/16/2018 - 10:43pm Love basketball, but hockey

Love basketball, but hockey is the second sport. Maybe basketball is more "important", but hockey is just simply better.


Lol, no.

05/16/2018 - 10:31pm We all know Mascots are for

We all know Mascots are for the kids.  Somebody must think of the kids.

but guess what?  The Kids survive without that photo-op.  Especially nowadays, it's really for th eadults to show what awesome parents they are to take The Kids to a wholesome event like amateur collegiate/scholastic sporting competition. 

05/16/2018 - 5:38pm In one sentence you suggest

In one sentence you suggest that the TEAM'S win is what's more important but in the same sentence you are comparing quarterback performances.  

You can say "I'll take the win even though Denard played bad." 

05/16/2018 - 8:11am Banners are never raised at

Banners are never raised at exhibitions.

05/10/2018 - 8:16pm Wait, your wife is starting a

Wait, your wife is starting a grad. program in the fall and intends to transfer into another grad program at UM?

I would think that is a sticky situation.  Maybe a couple cognate classes or pre-reqs to the UM grad program transfer, but my guess would be that the core courses of any UM grad program are expected to be taken at UM.

05/08/2018 - 6:58am Welcome to the enlightened

Welcome to the enlightened side.  You should have made the move a decade ago.

05/05/2018 - 10:04pm Varsity coach here.  I'd say

Varsity coach here.  I'd say I'm 100% confident our guys know that nothing even approaching hazing would fly and they'd be done.  We work hard to build a family culture, though.  I don't even allow freshmen to carry team equipment.  It's the responsibility of the upper-classmen.  You lay out rules and expecations, don't be afraid to label anything and are direct, things go well.  We have a rule that specifically addresses hazing, bullying, sexual harrassment, etc, for example.

I still hear things happening at other schools, but they are fewer and farther in between and have never had an issue personally.


05/01/2018 - 7:48am When IT happened, I

When IT happened, I temporarily lost my faith in sports.  I remember specifically asking myself "what kind of an idiot would pay money to go through that?" and told myself I was done going to Michigan football games.  While that wasn't true, it has been very difficult to shell out any money... Since, I've only gone to games where I've been offered a free ticket.

04/30/2018 - 11:32am Ray Fisher and Alumni are on

Ray Fisher and Alumni are on ground level; they are practically just fields with some very nice stands surrounding the infields.  Apples and oranges.

/a former student that snuck onto Alumni field one night and ran the bases

04/29/2018 - 6:51pm Mind sharing who your

Mind sharing who your Internet provider is and what you pay?

04/28/2018 - 6:57pm   At 18, your brain is


At 18, your brain is still developing and able to absorb new ideas at an incredible rate. Don't waste that on candy like LSA classes. A few after meals are fine, but if you start considering a liberal arts degree because it's fun and you really enjoy your spare time socializing, you will probably regret it later.


Meeehhhhh.... this is one-sided advice. Liberal arts and an engineering focus don't have to be mutually exclusive. Like I mentioned above, I was CS-LSA. Also got my math major. Filled my LSA reqs with film classes that I LOVED and enjoyed going to every day. Turned out I ended up using those classes in my job, in addition to all the math and CS I do.

04/28/2018 - 6:54pm CoE is only harder if you

CoE is only harder if you consider the Calc-Physics requirement... that's literally the only difference unless things have changed.  And if you're in CS, you're probably going to take Calc-Physics whether you're in CoE or not.

I was CS-LSA.... and I got a Math major to go along with my CS major.

04/27/2018 - 8:31am I binged through it pretty

I binged through it pretty hardcore and enjoyed it.... yet it is still tough to not get a "Breaking Bad" little sibling vibe. Interested to see what comes next.

04/24/2018 - 3:46pm Simply being a year older

Simply being a year older hurts his draft prospects.

04/24/2018 - 3:44pm   You never know, but given


You never know, but given that choice, I'd expect Matthews to return.


Uhh... why? Any reason?  Your sentence structure suggests you have some knowledge of Matthews' thought process. 

Hard to see Matthews improving his stock much.  If he's given a second round guarantee he must go.  Too much risk in coming back and delaying the playing career a year for a guy that has an uphill battle to a NBA roster spot. Start training 24/7 and earning money now.

04/17/2018 - 8:35am The "Andre the Giant"

The "Andre the Giant" documentary is fascinating, even if you aren't into wrestling.

04/15/2018 - 1:12pm How do normal people (ie with

How do normal people (ie with simple tax filings) wait until the last minute to do taxes?

04/12/2018 - 8:00pm Naw, he gone. After reading

Naw, he gone. After reading The Athletic article, I'd be shocked if he'd stay.

04/09/2018 - 6:58pm  

has the lateral


has the lateral athleticism and defensive instincts to be an impact player on that end


Umm.... don't all his mental defensive mistakes show his instincts aren't great? That's rhetorical. His defensive instincts are not good. He gambles, he bites on pump fakes, he misses rotations. He's a freshmen and much of that is to be expected. But gambling for steals doesn't mean you have defensive instincts.

04/06/2018 - 10:41pm Yes. It is constantly used.

Yes. It is constantly used.  Here's one quick example.



Not in this, but....

"We are the best university in the world!"  Even as a proud, arrogant Michigan alumnus, I rolled my eyes the first time I heard that.

04/06/2018 - 11:55am Zavier flopped quite badly...

Zavier flopped quite badly... usually we're glad when refs down call the flops.  From my nosebleeds, I was more mad at Zavier's weak flop attempts than the refs.  There were other fouls (attacking the basket) I thought Michigan deserved to get but didn't, though.

04/06/2018 - 11:54am The OP may make fair

The OP may make fair assessments, but he has cherry picked facts to support his argument.  I would guess that someone could go through and find X number of plays that could be argued in Villanova's favor.  Duncan Robinson was armbarring everyone every time they put a dribble down on him.

That's basketball.

04/05/2018 - 9:55pm Stream anyone?

Stream anyone?


04/02/2018 - 10:09am I got my hotel room last

I got my hotel room last night for $140. Just 4 miles from stadium. Uber exists, ya don’t need to pay out the nose for a room.

04/01/2018 - 11:14am I LOVED those t-shirts. 

I LOVED those t-shirts.  MGoBlog needs to sell them (and maybe find that class of '09ish grad that made them and cut him some of the $$$)

04/01/2018 - 9:22am Semantics much? 12,707. God

Semantics much? 12,707. God forbid people slightly round up

04/01/2018 - 9:18am I’m a season ticket holder.

I’m a season ticket holder. Upper bowl, at every game this year. Season tickets for all but two of last 12 years.

I’m glad they are reserving this for students and season ticket holders. Too big a risk to go down there and wait in line for hours only to have it fill. By then every bar in Ann Arbor will have been packed for two hours

04/01/2018 - 9:13am TON of Nova fans. I thought

TON of Nova fans. I thought they had the most of any fan base both at the games and walking around town before hand.

03/27/2018 - 12:52pm This is a such a Michigan Fan

This is a such a Michigan Fan thread.


uhhh..... screw recruiting rankings. The big payoff is happening. We're in the Final Four and could be playing for a National Championship in 6 days.  If you get more excited about recruiting stars than the actual game, maybe stick to video games.

03/27/2018 - 12:49pm #16 is still very good and

#16 is still very good and those guys fit Beilein to a T.  

03/26/2018 - 6:38pm I'd say I'm a pretty

I'd say I'm a pretty successful millenial.  And a varsity head coach.  The best coaches I've had and worked with have not been swearers or screamers.  I have a no swearing rule. And I have no trouble getting kids to understand when mistakes are made or effort is lacking.  It's all about building mutual respect.  

03/26/2018 - 3:03pm Lol.... a joke right?  Bacari

Lol.... a joke right?  Bacari - even before this abortion of a season - was never a legit, major-program coaching candidate.

03/25/2018 - 8:55pm  

it looks like 3/4s of the


it looks like 3/4s of the the Frozen Four will be manned by Big Ten teams, guaranteeing a national championship for the 4 year hockey conference.


03/22/2018 - 1:46pm Was this a joke?  Pretzel

Was this a joke?  

Pretzel Bell downstairs will be raucous and loud, low lighting and packed:

03/20/2018 - 9:33am Man, your best athlete

Man, your best athlete probably didn't progress as much as a defender as he could have.

We had two elite ball defenders on our team this year.  Also elite ball handlers.  They went after each other in practice every day.  By the end of the year they were on another level and opponents literally had never seen a team that could shut down their top two ball-handlers.  Even though we were small, we were able to upset a couple teams in the tournament (well, we didn't think they were upsets because we knew most teams had never had to deal with two elite defenders) because of our excellent man defense and forcing teams' third and fourth options to produce.

Excellent on-ball defenders create nightmares for teams... and is why Michigan has a chance to win it all this year.

03/20/2018 - 9:23am Disagree.  Both have their

Disagree.  Both have their intracacies.  The problem is that you're going to play against man 90% of the time. So, when you are playing your offense against man, you are practices both offense and defensive principles.

When you practice zone, you're doing it for a smaller chunk of what you'll see.  So, from that perspective, I actually think zone can be trickier to get done because you simply can't spend as much time on it.

03/20/2018 - 9:20am As a coach, I'd contest that

As a coach, I'd contest that zone is automatically better at conserving energy than man.

At any advanced level (HS and up) it's all about the three-point arc.  If you play zone, you don't get to sit back unless you are the middle guy.  In a 2-3, those top guys have to be moving constantly to close out shooters; same with the low wings.  And it more difficult moving because you can't anticipate as easily as you can with man.  Also, some matchups in man are going to be less work - the spacing the floor just a shooter is easier to defend than being in zone.  (Not to say he's easy to defend; you have to work pretty hard to be in help and then recover to any shooter).

All comes down to matchups, as with anything in basketball.

03/18/2018 - 12:02pm I mean, yes, sure... But "I'm

I mean, yes, sure... But "I'm an actor, not a reactor" is such gold too.  Particularly when you add in the repeated "I'm an actor" Beilein whispers to himself.

03/11/2018 - 11:48am The committee has already

The committee has already come out and said seeding for the top 9 seeds is set.  Today's games don't matter to us... they only matter to the last at-large to get in.

03/07/2018 - 3:44pm Right?!  When I got the email

Right?!  When I got the email (and I'm nobody special, every HS coach in the association gets a vote) I was immediately like "Well, DeJulius or Johns, obviously."  I should probably read up on the others if I'm going to vote...

03/07/2018 - 2:46pm I have a Mr. Basketball

I have a Mr. Basketball vote.  Who should I pick?  



(In case the FBI/MHSBCA is out there, I'm not selling my vote and not guaranteeing I'll go with the MGoBlogerati)

03/07/2018 - 11:59am LaVall Jordan says hi.

LaVall Jordan says hi.