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07/20/2018 - 8:24pm This changes my outlook on…

This changes my outlook on the season.

07/19/2018 - 6:02am If true, it's the least…

If true, it's the least enforced rule in history. Even ahead of sodomy laws.

07/14/2018 - 9:33am McGruber >> McGyver

McGruber >> McGyver

07/14/2018 - 7:35am Also Tyrone Biggums

Also Tyrone Biggums

07/14/2018 - 7:33am A few others I love:

A few others I love:

Delores from westworld

Cartman

Eric from true blood

Dexter

Walter white

07/14/2018 - 7:23am After the post, I can now…

After the post, I can now vote. 

07/14/2018 - 7:23am Bang me now, please. I still…

Bang me now, please. I still can't vote. 

07/04/2018 - 5:33pm Thanks. You are the blog's…

Thanks. You are the blog's birdie.

07/04/2018 - 5:28pm Thanks for the post,…

Thanks for the post, SkyPanther. I found it a little less "hype-y" than some and it wasn't all platitude. I'm kind of glad to hear that McCaffrey has stepped up and, from the video, ought to start over milton after this year. Unless milton really is a generational talent, I'd prefer a guy who will be getting playing time this year (though could milton see the field more with new NCAA rules?).

Also, what is your general impression of that podcast? Is it worth listening to on a regular basis?

06/26/2018 - 9:43pm I highly suggest meditation…

I highly suggest meditation. The headspace app is popular and for good reason. There are a ton of preconceptions about meditation, but the truth is that there is solid scientific evidence for its efficacy. Also, it's compatible with the mgogodless and mgofaithful alike.

I also suggest gardening. Green plants have a calming effect.

06/24/2018 - 8:50pm Does 11 warriors have their…

Does 11 warriors have their own version of bluey? Scarletty?

06/23/2018 - 2:13pm Bluey, I think you're…

Bluey, I think you're actually a mole from the athletic department, sent here to bring us all together in our disdain for your over-the-top pessimism. Honestly, it's gotten so bad that you're about as believable as a Scooby Doo villain. Burn this account and try again, please.

06/22/2018 - 9:08am That's a solid list. I didn…

That's a solid list. I didn't think of Wake Forest. I think Illinois belongs on the list, but that's splitting hairs. Also, Kansas state was included, according to the author, that they have only won in the last thirty years because Bill Snyder is a demi-god (my words). I guess I could see his point, but it's an odd thing to speculate about when you have programs like Rutgers and Illinois out there.

06/22/2018 - 9:04am A true testament to how bad…

A true testament to how bad a joke is is how much detail you have to provide to demonstrate that it is, indeed a joke.

The joke was that it is actually spelled "Buttgers" and that "Rutgers" is a misspelling of their name. I promise I know how to spell Rutgers. I won my third grade spelling bee, fergodsakes. I have not, however, won any comedy competitions. 

06/22/2018 - 8:56am I absolutely agree that…

I absolutely agree that Illinois should be on the list. But, they have been to the Rose Bowl more recently than us. I can't believe I just realized this, but that pretty much makes my stomach churn.

06/22/2018 - 8:23am It was a bad joke. Buttgers…

It was a bad joke. Buttgers.

Of the teams they finished ahead of, I think only Illinois and Indiana are close in terms of tough places to win in the long run.

Rutgers may be in a solid recruiting footprint geographically, but it seems interest in college football is so low in the Northeast that solid recruits don't really care to stay there. I think Rutgers had a good season in the mid- to late- 2000's, but I think things have gotten worse for them since joining the Big Ten.

06/18/2018 - 7:11pm It looks fantastic! Thanks…

It looks fantastic! Thanks for posting, WD. The field looks like a darker green than I recall, but it could also be that the field is still being "made". Anyone who has detailed knowledge on the process of making a turf field would find a captive audience with me.

06/18/2018 - 5:33pm I had wanted to post, but I…

I had wanted to post, but I figured someone who is more capable than me at posting recruiting highlights/stats would do it (sheer diffusion of responsibility). His Twitter has been blowing up with comments in our favor for the last few days. I think his 247 profile went from an MSU verbal to 75% in our favor. He even alluded to committing soon, so I expect a Hello post in our near future.

https://twitter.com/drippy_D1/status/1008441511606996994?s=19

 

06/18/2018 - 12:48pm I think the relevant…

I think the relevant statistic if looking at head-to-head comparisons is strength (and record) of schedule outside the head-to-head matchup. In this case, I'm guessing our SOS would go down more significantly than OSU's, leading to a less egregious reason to pick OSU. Losing The Game each year is going to be a backbreaker for either team because nascence matters. Unfortunately, that's been us basically every year in recent history with the exception of the Luke Fickell lulz. I think the committe rightly prioritizes H2H over SOS, especially late in the season.

06/16/2018 - 12:29pm I'm on my phone, so it took…

I'm on my phone, so it took me a good 90 seconds to figure out whether you were responding to me (thank you for the absurd respone). That's a big part of the reason why people aren't as enthusiastic about the site.

OTOH, maybe this site is also a joke; it's just less obvious than the geocities one. That would be the ultimate cuck to the mgoblog base. 

06/16/2018 - 9:29am I'm sorry for the perceived…

I'm sorry for the perceived slight against your son, Seth's mom. I'll still give him site visits. I read through several posts and I'm tired of reading through them and looking for their plan. It should have been an article on the launch date. I'll still come here hoping for umbig11's posts, but the rest is info I can probably get elsewhere. At least during the offseason.

06/16/2018 - 9:29am I'm sorry for the perceived…

I'm sorry for the perceived slight against your son, Seth's mom. I'll still give him site visits. I read through several posts and I'm tired of reading through them and looking for their plan. It should have been an article on the launch date. I'll still come here hoping for umbig11's posts, but the rest is info I can probably get elsewhere. At least during the offseason.

06/16/2018 - 8:21am I just enjoyed the feature…

I just enjoyed the feature. You're right that it's not a huge deal. I did like to scroll comments upvoting the ones I liked. I was kind of hoping there would be a system for filtering those to the top. The lack of voting and lack of an app and other unresolved issues just make me feel like site is under construction. The fact that our hosts haven't acknowledged them in detail makes me feel like they don't care that much.

06/16/2018 - 8:07am Still no upvoting or…

Still no upvoting or downvoting for me. I think that has attracted me less to the board. Brian and co don't seem to care enough to acknowledge any of the issues in detail, leading me to believe that they have de-prioritized the site as a place for commenting and really just want it to be a news source. If they don't deal with this soon, I'll just start going elsewhwere. I actually like the new site design, but I'm sad that I'm less interested in the site as a whole. 

06/08/2018 - 7:29pm You can add a shortcut icon…

You can add a shortcut icon using Samsung browser by clicking the three dots and adding to desktop, but I don't think you can change the icon from the lame one they automatically provide.

06/08/2018 - 6:21am With all the Joe Milton hype…

With all the Joe Milton hype, I think your depth chart is correct now, but Milton and Peters switch positions next year. Assuming Patterson is off making some NFL team happy, that puts Peters at 3 again in 2019. 

While a little off topic, the Milton hype train has me believing he'll jump McCaffrey too in 2019, but I'd sure like to see them both play a snap before I bet money on it.

06/06/2018 - 8:18pm One year, Al Avila's kid was…

One year, Al Avila's kid was drafted.

06/06/2018 - 5:34pm I still can't vote on…

I still can't vote on anything. 

06/06/2018 - 7:43am I'm absolutely loving the…

I'm absolutely loving the new site! I still can't upvote or downvote; LSAClassof2000 posted on the "Death of Posbang?" thread that voting should still work on the main page, yet I don't see it on this thread. I suspect it's a minor issue to be dealt with. Clearly, I haven't been too concerned with my point totals to this point, so NBD. Thanks MGoGods!

06/06/2018 - 6:19am Yeah, I do. I'm on the…

Yeah, I do. I'm on the Samsung browser. I'm not sure if that's what's creating the issues. Also, I'm not sure if it's bulleted lists or URLs, but they trail off the right side of my screen.

06/04/2018 - 8:20am SB

We've had a ton of bum luck combined with some personnel misses, but I'm still real excited to have him around. The dude took the niners to the super bowl. He's a great coach and leader. You don't fluke your way into a super bowl and we have reason to be excited about this staff. There have been some tough moments, but good days are ahead!

06/03/2018 - 9:05am BTW

I really was just having fun. I do apologize for being a douche. I know it was a douchey couple of comments. It's June; I think it's okay to post what the hell ever is on your mind this time of year.

06/03/2018 - 9:03am No its good

I'm sorry. It's all good. I had this plan for a post on what Greg Oden's kids are up to these days. You've broke the glass ceiling; I think it might be relevant enough now.

06/02/2018 - 9:35pm Confused

What blog is this? I clicked because I didn't see an OT tag, but then only saw analysis on a player from another school playing in a league that doesn't feature UM.

06/02/2018 - 11:24am Summers

congrats to your homie! summers are for getting all the family shit out of the way before the holy season. personally, I'm celebrating a baby shower. my wife is carrying our racially pure daughter (born of to two um alumni).

06/01/2018 - 5:49pm OSU

Death to OSU.

-discord verification message

05/29/2018 - 10:45pm Wow, if only we just got the ball to Eubanks more,

Wow, if only we just got the ball to Eubanks more, we'd have won some hardware! Home boy was in God mode last season!

05/23/2018 - 3:53pm I'm Ron

I'm Ron Burgundy?

05/23/2018 - 3:52pm Directv

My current favorite campaign is the directv ads demonstrating people who like awful things, like running into doors and sitting in gum.

My favorite commercials from back in the day were the red wings commercials that suggested watching hockey would make you tougher. There was one where a person was hit by a car while putting away groceries that just slayed me.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for slapstick?

05/22/2018 - 6:42am Eagles?

Wasn't there some static out there after the CFB season that JH was studying the Philadelphia Eagles offense? If that was anything more than pure crap, it might be an indication that Michigan was planning even at that point to generate an offense more tailored to a guy like Patterson.

05/20/2018 - 9:09pm FG

My wife laughs at me, but I too think Forrest Gump is the best movie ever made. Every time I watch it, I laugh, I cry, and I learn and think about a different time in my life and the human experience in general. We are of a mind, 1984.

05/17/2018 - 9:34pm no

Not true. his answer maintains independence of individual game outcomes.

05/12/2018 - 4:28pm Yes

Yes sir!

05/12/2018 - 1:15pm Fucking

Fucking bagmen

05/12/2018 - 12:52pm oops

I think they have one

05/12/2018 - 12:51pm OSU is toast

In their hatred of us, they've put themselves into a position where they have no territories that cannot be taken on any given turn. Muahahhaha

05/10/2018 - 4:32pm I can't believe I have to

I can't believe I have to explain this to you. That serves me right for not being as thorough as I should be.

Murders, as you've noticed, don't have living victims. To be convicted of a murder, a perpetrator has to have overwhelming evidence against them. This might include eyewitness testimony, DNA evidence, motive to commit the murder, a weapon, etc. If there is a suspect that has a good amount of evidence against them and that evidence is known, they'll be prosecuted. Sometimes even very good evidence isn't enough to produce a conviction. I can think of at least one very famous example of this.

Rape, in some cases, has a living victim. It's also not quite as obvious whether a rape has even occurred. For example, there is no carcass left behind after a rape. The evidence that does exist is often contingent on the cooperation of a victim. This could include semen, blood, vaiginal/anal tearing, other witnesses, victim testimony, bruising, symptoms from strangulation, etc. For reasons that should be ovious to you, sometimes people would prefer that those pieces of evidence are not collected and presented in court. If it's clear that the assailant poses no future threat to the victim, as is the case when it's two strangers in a city neither of them live in, then the victim has less to gain by cooperating with the prosecution and very much to lose personally. So, while the case could still be prosecuted, there is almost zero hope of a conviction without victim cooperation. 

To answer you question, I'm not shoveling shit in the cracks of a narrative that I'm hoping isn't true. I'm a Lions fan. I was excited when he was hired. I'm still hoping there is more to the story (in his favor) than was presented by a publication that I don't respect a lot. But, if I'm trying assign probabilities to the different scenarios, it seems that Matt Patricia is more likely guilty of something terrible than not.

05/10/2018 - 2:43pm Your point that he was already hired is

Your point that he was already hired is meaningful. Somehow it does seem harder to fire him now. If I had known about this before the hiring, I would have called for someone else to be hired. I'll have to think about that paradox for a bit.

The general sense you've been pushing on this thread, however, is that his employment ought not be in question because he wasn't convicted. You've used a faith in the American justice system to peddle that. The justice system only works if the victim cooperates, and even then it doesn't always convict the guilty. While the justice system here is better than most, it still isn't very good, especially in these types of cases. So, when considering whether someone keeps their job or not, it's rational to use the best available judgment as to whether somebody is clean or a guilty of a heinous crime.

05/10/2018 - 12:49pm Calling the evidence thin is

Calling the evidence thin is a judgment call. I think it's the wrong call, but I understand if you judge it differently. All I ask is that you don't apply judgment based on your view of his position in sports. I really want him to be innocent. I'm a Lions fan and am going to root for him to succeed, but I'm internally conflicted about this story. If you're not letting a sports rooting interest cloud your judgment, then I accept it as valid.

I would certainly be more confident if there was more than one accuser or a corroborating witness (like many of the more famous examples of late), but I think an accusation like this is probably only made if there was a real crime committed. And it's easy to see why she would not want to testify. There is a mountain of evidence explaining why victims refuse to testify against their assailants.

05/10/2018 - 12:01pm >50%

Provided the information in the article is all correct, I'd have to guess that the likelihood is that he indeed committed the crime. The most likely situation is that she declined to testify based on the retraumitzation she'd have to endure. It's not going to make her any less assaulted and he isn't going to pose any further threat to her regardless of the outcome in the justice system. Also, the logistics of testifying if she went to college somewhere outside of Texas is not going to be simple. She may also not be able to recall the facts clearly enough to sound credible since trauma has that effect on memory. She may also have been intoxicated, which makes it even more difficult to provide a credible testimony.

The counterfactual is that she made it up and didn't want to deal with the consequences if she was discovered as a liar.

Given the likelihood of the options, he probably did it. That is not and should not be the standard for conviction in our justice system. I'm actually not really sure why people think the court system is effective at punishing criminals. How many crimes get committed vs. how many get prosecuted to successful conviction? It has to be a tiny fraction. This is the price we pay for have a low false positive rate. As a society, we've prioritized not punishing the innocent, which makes sense to most people, including me.

But, it doesn't mean we have to shackle our personal opinions to the outcome of court proceedings. We, unlike our court system, are provided the freedom to judge based on the preponderance of evidence and probability of counterfactuals. Some are making the case that because he was not found guilty, it's taking the high road to also perceive him as 100% innocent. Nobody would apply that same standard if they could be personally affected by the outcome of a hiring an unconvicted, yet suspicious character. The same goes with finding a spouse, babysitter, making friends, etc.