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09/21/2018 - 11:14am As a Browns and Michigan fan…

As a Browns and Michigan fan I am looking forward to the first double victory weekend since October 10th and 11th, 2015.  The Browns defeated the Ravens 33 to 30 in overtime led by Josh McCown's 457 passing yards.  The day before Michigan crushed Northwestern 38-0 which began with Jehu Chesson running back the opening kickoff for a touchdown as part of a 21-point first quarter.  That game was Michigan's third strait shut out.

Lets kick the hell out of Nebraska. Go Browns and Go Blue!

09/15/2018 - 9:17pm I agree on staying away from…

I agree on staying away from the board and have done that. It is a little more difficult to stay away from friends and family. Also I don’t think its sensitivity to the opinions but what seems like a growing tendency to look for and highlight anything negative about the team at all times. 

 

09/15/2018 - 8:53pm We will probably lose to…

We will probably lose to Ohio State. They have better players and out recruit us every year. This includes years where we have top ten classes. I am not in the wait till next year group. It’s going to take a good deal of luck to beat OSU until their program declines.

that being said the constant bitching by the fan base is not going to help. Recruiting does not get better when the current players despise their own fans. Flailing around like the Browns, firing coaches and changing direction every few years is not going to get it done either.

i get complaining about a loss but ho hum performances in lame non conference games happen. It is just as likely that the defense put in a half ass effort in a game it’s difficult to get excited about as it is that everyone has Don Brown figured out and our defense sucks. 

The constant anger and bitching by our fan base makes it difficult to get any joy out of following Michigan.

09/15/2018 - 8:26pm To sum up a hundred comments…

To sum up a hundred comments and thousands of words after a 25 point win that everyone will forget in a week. Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch. Disaster is around the corner, why don’t they do what I know they should, so and so sucks.  

The awful faction of our fan base continues to grow.

09/15/2018 - 6:36pm Perhaps the only thing more…

Perhaps the only thing more annoying then this game never ending is the endless bitching of people below 

09/15/2018 - 6:19pm Will this game ever end?

Will this game ever end?

09/08/2018 - 1:16pm That was badly underthrown …

That was badly underthrown /s 

09/04/2018 - 10:25am The Browns led by the best D…

The Browns led by the best D in football. I decided to go with delusional confidence in the Browns this year to balance my Michigan pessimism.  What could go wrong?

09/03/2018 - 6:26pm We are not going to eat the…

We are not going to eat the remaining $21 million of his contract so Harbaugh will be here next year.

09/02/2018 - 10:43am He is under contract through…

He is under contract through 2021 for 7 million per year. Unless he quits or has a scandal that allows him to be fired for cause Harbaugh is not going anywhere until at least the end of 2020. 

I can’t see us paying him that kind of money not to coach for multiple years based on 7 to 9 win seasons every year. Let’s hope things improve but he is our coach for the next three years. 

08/27/2018 - 5:57pm There is a good deal of…

There is a good deal of evidence around this.  Here are some places to start.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2017/11/30/why-the-world-is-getting-better-why-hardly-anyone-knows-it/#3acf69f77826

https://ourworldindata.org/a-history-of-global-living-conditions-in-5-charts

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/four-charts-that-bill-gates-loves

 

08/27/2018 - 3:26pm Brian,

Make sure you take…

Brian,

Make sure you take care of yourself this season.  You sound a little depressed. Don’t let that get out of control.

08/26/2018 - 12:08am Because this can’t be…

Because this can’t be pointed out enough, the dude you told people to look at in their “independent” research is running a theory that Sandy Hook was a false flag. This directly resulted in the parents of murdered children being harassed by idiots like you to this day. 

You are a garbage human being 

08/26/2018 - 12:00am Idiots like you are always…

Idiots like you are always so predictable. A quick look at Paul Craig Roberts shows that he thinks 9/11 and Sandy Hook were false flags. So this is one of several a holes who called a bunch of parents who had their kids murdered liars. If you believe this as well you are a piece of crap. 

08/25/2018 - 11:39pm I’d you are going to…

If you are going to criticize a guy when he dies you could at least not go with some fringe MAGA/Russian troll BS that is obviously false. The Forrestal story specifically magically appeared after trump made his not a hero comments. If you took trumps d ick out of your mouth long enough you could look it up yourself 

08/13/2018 - 3:19pm F this investigation and…

F this investigation and every non-player involved in it.  The university has a deal with Nike for $174 million including $88 million in cash with $12 million up front.  A bunch of people in the athletic department gets a nice raise/bonus, Nike benefits and makes $2 billion per year, the NCAA gets to sit around and collect their checks while doing jack about the truly egregious things going on in college athletics but we better make sure some college kids don’t sell their shoes. 

08/11/2018 - 12:29am The details they have in the…

Nm

08/10/2018 - 11:57pm A couple questions: do the…

A couple questions: do the players each get only one pair of shoes per season or do they get multiple pairs? I had a co-worker who had a daughter who was a d 1 athlete. She showed me a picture of the pile of clothing/gear they got each season and it looked like half a closet worth of stuff. So the total number of shoes in circulation could be way higher then we think.

Are the players allowed to give away gear? Do they have to report it if stolen? If so, unless they left a trail indicating they sold it it should be easy to get out of.  “I gave it away”, “somebody stole it”, “I lost it”. No proof so move on. Now if you posted it for sale under your name and/or  had the money sent to your bank account then you should be suspended. At least put a little effort into not getting caught if you are going to break a “arguably silly” rule

 

08/02/2018 - 10:22am I think this conclusion is…

I think this conclusion is off the mark. "Why? Well obviously because it would stir up trouble for Meyer and the FB program."   Earl Bruce was Zach’s grandfather and Zach was a graduate assistant.  This whole thing is about Meyer’s relationship with Zach and his family.  He went way over the line to protect Zach which was a mistake.  The argument that this is all about Meyer doing anything possible to protect his program and win football games above all else does not hold up.

08/02/2018 - 9:55am I am not sure the narrative…

I am not sure the narrative that this is just another example of Meyer doing anything to win holds up in this case.  Zach Smith was just not that important to the success of Ohio State.  Firing him in 2015 would have done little (nothing) to harm the prospects of the team.  The root of this on Meyer’s part was most likely personal as opposed to professional.  Smith’s connection to Meyer through Earle Bruce goes back to when Smith was a kid.  It appears that Meyer’s long-term relationship with Smith led him to be way too loyal and provide way too many chances.

Do you think the motivation matters? Protecting Zach Smith to win football games makes him a grade A jerk.  Protecting your friend, who is a bad dude, because your relationship clouded your judgement seems below grade A level – though still a pretty significant personal failing.  If Meyer came out, apologized, and admitted to the second motivation would he keep his job?

08/01/2018 - 4:36pm It could be way more…

It could be way more complicated than doing the right thing. As an example, what if he did say something to Meyer or others and it became apparent they were not going to do anything about it.  Should he go to the media?  Note the victim had not even gone to the media at that point – she was still married to him. Is it right for him to take it to the media without her consent?  Perhaps he does go to the media, everyone is fired and in the future organizations like OSU do a better job of preventing domestic violence.   That would be a good outcome but what about Warinner?

There is a good chance that while he gets a lot of praise for standing up against injustice the is shut out of coaching as future employers worry about if they can trust him.  He is left unable to provide for his family. How does he balance his obligation to do the right thing vs. his obligation to support his family?  I don’t think this is a black or white decision for someone in Warinners position.  I am not saying he clearly should not have done anything just noting that the ethical decision here is complicated.

06/13/2018 - 7:56pm I think they are already on…

I think they are already on to us. Take a look at your property value over the last 3 years

05/16/2018 - 1:54pm Unpopular opinion

I think the state (taxpayers) should be on the hook for some of the cost of this.  MSU is a state institution with oversite by elected officials.  Those officials act as representatives of the people who elected them.  When the peoples representatives screw up there is a cost to the people they are representing.  I don’t think some consequences for the voters making poor decisions in who they elect is necessarily a bad thing.

Possible alternatives such as only allowing individuals who suffered harm from a state institution sue the individual responsible (which would severally limit the amount they can recover while also acting as a strong deterrent to having qualified individuals work for state institutions) or blanket immunity for all state institutions seem like less attractive alternatives.  

05/11/2018 - 9:01pm Seems like they would have a case

Regardless of the likelihood they could be competitive in the basketball market. Adidas we pretty clearly running a competitive strategy that involved under the table payments to high school and college athletes to secure them when they went pro. That unethical and maybe illegal business practice would injure any other company trying to enter the market.

Not a lawyer so would need an mgo lawyer to tell me if I am crazy on this.

04/28/2018 - 12:56am I know it’s the internet

But really? Are you that much of a piece of shit?

04/21/2018 - 12:25am More

Automated design and engineering then people think. The more complex professions related to medical and data analysis are all in range of advanced AI in a 20 to 50 year timeframe.

In the end we are left with art and leisure by 2050 to 2070.

04/21/2018 - 12:21am In the longer term

In 20 to 50 years labor could be a thing of the past. Trucking, shipping and receiving, manufacturing, farming are not that far from full automation being feasible.

Autodesk and others are aggressively working on 3D printing for construction. They are also further along on

04/13/2018 - 4:32pm Excitement Level and Expectations

My excitement level about recent Michigan Football peaked at kickoff of the game at Iowa in 2016. Since then it, and the team’s performance, has seemed to be in steady decline.  This is the least excited I have been about Michigan football since the late Hoke era (though not nearly that bad).  At this point I expect mediocrity until some evidence appears of improvement. 

6 or 7 wins.

We really need to start to turn things around this year.  If we lose to ND and then blow a game before Wisconsin this will get ugly quick.

04/02/2018 - 2:52pm Progress is slow

I did get to a good laugh when John (Deepak) called from the IRS office in Louisiana (Ahmedabad) to tell me that the IRS home office in Washington (Mumbai) had placed serious charges against my name.  I let him know how relieved I was that the charges were only against my name and not me.  Later he let me know that he has grown used to working nights and that he does not tell his family what he does for a living. 

If you are bored and want to harass some scammers they are currently using the number 337-516-0707.  They may have insights on the best way to slow down the Villanova offence.

04/02/2018 - 11:07am Even after 29 years

The end of that game is still the most nerve-racking sporting event I have ever watched.

03/23/2018 - 10:36am Your best bet

Get on plane > drink > sleep > wake up > read about Michigan victory > celebrate> plan to watch final four game

03/22/2018 - 11:02pm Other interesting facts

Apparently a flock of crows is known as a murder

Even more can be found here

https://www.thefactsite.com/2011/07/top-100-random-funny-facts.html

03/19/2018 - 7:55pm Need more commitment

You can fly down Thursday around 1, watch the game and be back at work by 9:30am the next day all for $250 plus the game ticket cost.

03/19/2018 - 1:53pm Hyatt

I was there a few years ago on a short work trip. I believe the Hyatt has a nice bar with direct tv which should have TBS. The area around there was very secure. The rest of the country not so much.

I got the impression that the leaders of the company we were doing work for were also essentially running Trinidad. They provided a driver who none of the sketchy individuals hanging out in front of the airport had any interest in messing with, which was entertaining

03/16/2018 - 12:23am We are going to need a special prosecutor

To figure out all the charges needed to punish this crime against the game of basketball

03/11/2018 - 6:19pm At least it can’t last forever

Hits guide.........two hours ...for Christ sake

03/11/2018 - 6:11pm This broadcast

Is one sleepy son of a bitch

01/28/2018 - 10:45am PSU

Seems like the part of the PSU story relevant here is that everyone got fired. I expect the same to happen at MSU. A new president and AD from outside MSU are not going to want to spend their time and effort defending Izzo and Dantonio.

01/27/2018 - 10:56am I doubt they survive

Their strongest allies, president and athletic director are gone. The BOT has zero credibility and political capital. Many of the big contributors, those with businesses and reputations to protect, won’t want to be associated with them.

It sounds like they will bring in a new president from outside the school who will be tasked with restoring the schools reputation and finding a way to move past this. It seems like step one would be get rid of anyone with any connection to a previous sexual abuse/assault/misconduct scandal.

Why would someone take the president job if the have to start off by defending Izzo and Dantonio?

01/22/2018 - 3:34pm Billing Error

Many have noted this was a billing error and an automated system.  While this is true I think it illustrates where MSU has been focused.  If the focus was on, "how do we support the victims" then the leaders of the University would have a group focused on this support which would have likely identified things such as not billing for Nasser's services or attempting to collect on previous bills from over a year ago.

The true focus is of course on how do we not get sued for millions of dollars and get fired.  

01/19/2018 - 6:02pm Somebody at MSU needs to step up

Clearly no amount of calls for resignations will do the trick with the trustees and the president. I saw the student government called for her resignation but where the heck are the faculty and alumni association?

The students should call a strike and ask the faculty, unions and alumni association to support them. Force the groups that matter to pick a position and quit releasing BS statements. While they are at it call for the sports teams to join as well. I suspect Izzo and other coaches don’t want to be fielding questions about why they are not supporting sexual assault victims. If they shut the place down for a day or two the president and the trustees would be gone.

01/07/2018 - 12:54pm To be fair

It’s only 500 miles from Lincoln to an interesting part of the country (sorry Omaha and Des Moines). It is also a lot more sunny there. If you hate people there are counties with less than five people per square mile within a 20 minute drive of Lincoln as well.

I also could be wrong on the nothing interesting within 500 miles claim. If you head a couple hours West on I80 you run into this across the freeway near Kearney http://archway.org/

It is interesting in a what the hell is this doing here kind of way.

01/01/2018 - 3:07pm Maybe the offense

Maybe the offense will not hand off on 3rd and 15 next time

01/01/2018 - 1:21pm Is it half time yet?

This is like watching paint dry

01/01/2018 - 1:13pm Most boring bowl game

I think we are in the running for this years title

12/08/2017 - 7:08pm It’s not their money

The president of MSU takes home 750k per year. The school pays for the millions in lawyers including those that defend her if necessary. If it drags out for a few more years the president and others can sit back and collect their checks. Once the heat gets too high they can retire and leave the mess to the next person.

12/03/2017 - 9:18pm I don’t get it

Is the holiday bowl worse than the outback bowl? Outside of the playoff and Rose, Orange, sugar and fiesta why care? I get that the bowl is a nice experience for the team but it does not matter. It’s basically an exhibition.

Outback or holiday bowl champion does not really change my view of the seasons success. If your some second rate team I guess the random bowl is a big deal. For the big time programs it really is irrelevant in my opinion

12/03/2017 - 11:50am It is working fine

The three teams that are in deserve to get in. OSU or Alabama both are justified to not get in. Alabama could have not lost to the one good team they played all year (play a 9th conference game instead of a November cupcake) and OSU could have not got their butt kick by Iowa. It is not a travesty if either team is left out.

12/01/2017 - 6:21pm It’s 2017

So it would not surprise me if the next development involves Fulmer going down to some type of scandal involving past inappropriate behavior

12/01/2017 - 11:04am We have a new gold standard

In coaching search disasters. Is there another example that is even close?