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07/16/2018 - 3:15pm As noted at the top of the…

As noted at the top of the article, the ages listed are how old they will be in 2022. 

07/16/2018 - 1:14pm Love that this gets posted…

Love that this gets posted after the Twellman thread got all "soccer? NIMBY herp derp" real quick. 2022 becomes much more important after both not making 2018 and also, as Brian stated, the stunning rate at which Americans have been heading to European academies of late. Great to see that trend start and continue over the last 3 - 5 years.

Brian - Will you be posting something about potential coaches? Or just wait for the USMNT to actually hire one? Wouldn't blame you either way. 

03/22/2018 - 1:44pm COYS


03/22/2018 - 1:44pm #arsenein

By the time this rolls around this summer Arsenal might be relegated. I don't remember the last time they invited a League Championship club to the ICC. 

03/22/2018 - 1:40pm Spurs

The most googled football club in the world:…

12/15/2017 - 11:26am When Bobby Williams was fired

When Bobby Williams was fired by MSU Joel Ferguson told everybody who would listen that it was a racially motivated firing. It had nothing to do with his team falling apart, his star quarter back developing such a bad coke habit that he had to be suspended, 2 losing seasons in 3 years, a 6 - 15 B1G record, it was purely racially motivated. 

He also is being investigated for racketeering alongside Virg Bernero:…


12/12/2017 - 11:56am About MSU

One of the groomsmen in my wedding - I know, I know, cool story, reliable source, etc... - is a coach for MSU football. I can assure you that nobody on that staff or on that team is intimidated by Harbaugh or scared about a Michigan football resurgence. They are entirely confident that they will continue to beat Michigan regardlless of who the football coach is. 

I went home for the Cincinatti game this year, and went out to the bars with this friend. First thing he said to me was, "we're going to beat your ass." Did they? No. But their confidence has never waned. 

06/22/2017 - 5:59pm About Portland

The big Portland rumor is that Paul Allen - who owns the Moda Center - doesn't really care for hockey and has poo-pooed the idea of bringing in an NHL team. I'm not positive Portland could handle another professional sports team, but the Winterhawks do pretty well at bring in people, so maybe. 

06/20/2017 - 12:55pm You could always fly to SFO,

You could always fly to SFO, rent a car and drive three hours up to the brewery, wait in line for 1 - 3 hours to be able to get in, and then possibly get to drink a beer before they close. I mean, if you're really interested. 

03/01/2017 - 2:33pm Normally I'd agree with you,

Normally I'd agree with you, but signing players until they are 40 is a bad business model in any sport. Holland's main disease is that he overpays for loyalty contracts when every other team is able to get their loyalty contracts to sign at a lower cost. 

I'm comfortable with the Nielsen contract, at least thus far, but you're right with the rest that you listed. I'd add DeKeyser and Ericsson to that list as well. 

02/28/2017 - 2:38pm If Zetterberg retires

Even if Zetterberg retired his contract is an albatross on the payroll until 2021. Same scenario with Kronwall and Franzen. Holland locked this team into way too many terrible contracts that it will take them 4- 5 years to get out from under. Sadly, them retiring only frees up a little bit of cap space until their contracts are over. 

09/07/2016 - 12:36pm Expletives Below

When Mike Hart's comments came out I asked a friend's father, who had been at Michigan in the 70's, what his thoughts were and he said, "Mike Hart needs to shut the fuck up. Jim Harbaugh beat Ohio State. What the fuck has Mike Hart done? Beat Michigan State? Fuck him. Jim Harbaugh IS Michigan."

Combine this with the fact that Mike Hart once stole my spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy's in the Union and I decided to follow the old man's lead. 

09/05/2016 - 2:19pm Why are we mad about this?

This is amazing. I want to party with this woman. I love her throwing shade with "1968 Olympian, Mexico City."

08/08/2016 - 11:43am These are the questions that

These are the questions that keep me up at night.

07/24/2016 - 1:57pm The Counselor

I thought The Counselor was a pretty great movie, buy casting Cameron Diaz in her role was a nightmarish choice. By the time she's doing her closing monologue I just want to rip my eyes out. So unconvincing and untalented as a serious actor.

05/27/2016 - 11:40am La Liga > EPL

While I am a Spurs fan, and follow the EPL far more closely than I do La Liga, it is the superior league of the two. Sevilla won Europa against a Liverpool side that absolutely prioritized Europa over the EPL this year. Champions League final is all Spanish as well. While I wouldn't go so far as calling EPL a JV league, it is certainly behind La Liga in quality. 

05/27/2016 - 11:29am +1 for COYS!

+1 for COYS!

05/25/2016 - 12:32pm RAWRCATZ


All hail King Solich. 

03/17/2016 - 6:50pm 2005 Game

I was at the 2005 game. Notre Dame opened up a big lead only for us to storm back. Students in the upper deck started chanting "Urban Meyer" at the ND fans in attendance because he had just spurned them to coach at Florida, ushering in the Charlie Weis era. 

Miss you, big guy.

02/19/2016 - 3:55pm Try telling that to an Oregon

Try telling that to an Oregon fan. They think Autzen is loud even when nobody is in it. 

02/17/2016 - 12:39pm Definitely different circumstances

Like I said, it wasn't a very big opponent. But there seemed to be a lethargy and snootiness about the fans there, like their reputation proceeded them, so they didn't have to try. Then again, I'm definitely biased. I've been living in PNW for six years and Oregon fans are only trumped by Ohio State fans for their perception of themselves. At least Ohio State has won something. 

02/17/2016 - 12:20pm Autzen

I went to a game at Autzen a few years back and it was, sadly, very tame. Granted it was not a big time opponent, but the tales you hear of that stadium being louder than loud for any opponent are largely overblown. I'm guessing that if you went to a game against Stanford or Oregon State it would be loud, but the crowd and the atmosphere aren't nearly what they're hyped to be. 

West Coast stadiums you should see are, in this order imho:

Rose Bowl
Husky Stadium
Cal Memorial
Stanford Stadium

If we are throwing any sport in any country on our bucket list I would say White Hart Lane in North London before they tear it down. 


01/28/2016 - 4:04pm Your assumption that "nobody

Your assumption that "nobody forced you to do it" is absurd. Everyone on this board knows that, especially now, you need a college degree to go anywhere in life. Most entry level positions will require some sort of college degree. Unless you are wealthy, the chances that you are going to be saddled with a large amount of debt are fairly high. Congratulations to you for having a father who was willing and able to put you through school. Unfortunately a vast portion of the population isn't so lucky. Stop being a smug prick and have some empathy. Not everyone who is buried up to their eyeballs in debt is looking for a hand out, or to have their debts erased. Most people are just wondering why the cost of tuition has risen exponentially over the past ten years, meanwhile, jobs and wages have not. This is, I think, one of the more important questions that this generation will face.

01/28/2016 - 12:30pm Bear Vs. Shark

+100 for the BvS. Awesome, awesome band.


12/17/2015 - 12:10pm Kinda sucks when you find out

Kinda sucks when you find out the guy who you are mocking is both a bigger fan AND more knowledgeable than you. 


11/13/2015 - 1:16pm Just to echo prior sentiment

This is a really fantastic piece. Looking forward to many more installments.

09/18/2015 - 4:55pm I feel like Ninkasi is the

I feel like Ninkasi is the brewery you drink when you first get to Oregon, and you think it is amazing. Then you start trying the other breweries in the state and you realize that all of Ninkasi's beers - with perhaps Maiden the Shade being an outlier - taste roughly the same. I can't remember the last time I've had Total Domination. 

Agree with you on the wine front, too. 

09/18/2015 - 4:51pm Cascade

When were you at Cascade last? It has really regressed - from a service standpoint - in the last few years. Their beer is great, but they have really gone down hill lately. 

09/18/2015 - 4:48pm Stroh's

I would drink Stroh's well before I'd drink the Widmer Hefe. It is a terrible beer.

09/18/2015 - 4:43pm Crux Half Hitch

PDXer here. The Crux Half Hitch is one of the most delicious beers I've ever had, probably in my top ten.

09/18/2015 - 11:20am Oregon Fans

You obviously don't live in Oregon. Oregon fans are some of the most obnoxious in the country and this is the first time that they have shut up in the six years I have lived here. It is great. Thank you, Michigan State. 

06/17/2015 - 12:02pm Deuce

Clint is still going through his terrible twos well into his 30s. He was a whiny bitch at Fulham, I hated when they signed him to Tottenham and of course if he was going to sign with an MLS club he would sign with Seattle, home to the worst, most hostile and abusive fans in all of MLS. He fits their fanbase well. I mean, USA#1 and all, but that doesn't change the fact that Clint is an impudent and petulant child. 

06/01/2015 - 10:59pm Quiet You

I've got an idea: let's criticize the coach for doing what any coach would do in starting their ace in game one. I thought this was the stay calm thread. Maybe you missed the boat on this one.

05/14/2015 - 12:44pm Also, are you in PDX, or

Also, are you in PDX, or elsewhere in Oregon?

05/14/2015 - 12:43pm Cherry Tree is absolutely

Cherry Tree is absolutely amazing. Every song on there is brilliant, but it doesn't have Fake Empire or Slow Show, which is why I went with Boxer.

05/14/2015 - 12:41pm Upon Reading the Post Title

I thought this was going to be about Denard. My mistake.

05/12/2015 - 11:02pm The National

The National - Boxer

05/12/2015 - 9:56pm Chasing the Scream

I just finished Chasing the Scream - The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Really made me think hard about drug regulation in this country and the ways that the war on drugs has been detrimental to our global society. Author is Johann Hari.

05/07/2015 - 12:08am Sparty

I dated a Spartan the entire time I was in Ann Arbor. I wouldn't say I regret it, because getting all of her Spartan friends to admit that Ann Arbor is a cooler party town than East Lansing was, at the time, worth its weight in gold. But, as is usually the case in these scenarios, it didn't work out. Oh well, life is better when you don't have to worry about your significant other throwing it in your face every time Michigan loses a game.

03/20/2015 - 10:12pm This

Has never been more appropriate.

03/20/2015 - 10:10pm The inference comes from the snarky, "if you just

The inference comes from the snarky, "if you just try you can achieve it, big guy" tone of your post. Listen, like WD or don't, whatever, that's not my concern here. My concern is in the seemingly smug, I am better than you because I have a thing and you don't, 5th grade bravado that appeared to be on display. If I overreached then my apologies. Your post just seemed to contain everything I hate and nothing that I love about my alma mater.

03/20/2015 - 9:11pm You're the reason

that Michigan alums are widely considered to be pompous ass-bags by the rest of the world. Have we graduated from - or are we still attending - a world class academic institution? Yes, absolutely. But that by no means makes it okay to crap all over someone who loves the university despite never attending. You should settle down before you hurt yourself and perhaps learn some humility. It will go a long way towards helping you when you get that high-powered, 6-7 figure job you seem to think you deserve simply for being alive.

09/11/2014 - 2:22am Perhaps you should reread the article, because it

Perhaps you should reread the article, because it is actually quite insightful. Goodell isn't responsible for player's actions, but he is responsible for both their continued employment and the reputation of his league. The fact that he suspended Ray Rice for 2 games for dragging his unconscious wife through a casino was bad enough. On top of this he either failed to see if there was an elevator video, failed to watch it despite knowing of its existence, or watched it and decided that 2 games was okay, one for each blow that he landed on a woman's head.
Regardless of the truth he has turned the league that he safeguards into a sham, and, generally speaking, if you make your company look like a sham, or create the negative PR for your company that Goodell has created for the NFL, then you lose your job.

07/09/2014 - 7:45pm Out in Oregon

Got off of work early to watch the WC semi and had an Occidental Kolsch and a Gigantic Ginormous Imperial Ale.

04/17/2014 - 1:20pm Sad Spurs Fan Here

As a Tottenham Hotspur fan I can say this, that isn't even remotely close to Bale's best goal. It didn't show a whole lot of individual skill - which he has in spades - it was more a testament to strength and pace than anything. It was an important goal, but I don't really know that it was an insane goal. 

02/21/2014 - 3:06am should add that he is an IU alum. I don't care

should add that he is an IU alum. I don't care either way, but at some places it seems strange to see. Chapel Hill being one of them.

02/21/2014 - 3:05am Indiana rushed the court after beating Wisky this

Indiana rushed the court after beating Wisky this season and I texted my buddy and asked him what he thought of the court rushing. His response was that it is IU and they should act like they've been there before. They should expect to beat everyone who comes into Assembly Hall. I think UNC falls into that same category.

11/26/2013 - 2:19pm Syphilitic Pigs

That is probably the best, most truthful line on this blog in the last three years. 

So much for mailing it in. 

08/15/2013 - 9:46pm Shovels and Rope

Saw them for free about this time a year ago. One of those bands that everyone should be glad that they're blowing up.

08/15/2013 - 8:42pm Awesome analogy, brah

If UM is Arsenal then UM would've had to have relocated from somewhere in Indiana and told everyone that they now owned the North. That and Wenger is a French Dantonio.