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11/16/2017 - 11:34am By this metric

Bo never had a season as good as Dantonio's best two seasons ('13 and '15) and only the '97 year was better than either of them.

12/16/2015 - 10:11am It's Almost As If

This guy has no idea what he's talking about. Credibility points: -1000

03/23/2015 - 2:10pm Wrong

According to ESPN, Izzo is in a three-way tie for most NCAA tournament victories as a lower seed. Izzo, Rollie Massimino, and Lute Olsen all have 11.

In 18 trips to the tournament, he's lost to a lower seed 5 times out of 38 opportunities for an 87% win percentage. The most recent of which ended up winning the championship. 

His average seed in the tournament is 5. The historical win percentage for that seed is 52.6%. At an overall winning percentage in the tournament of 73.3%, I'd say he's exceeding his seed expectation rather handily.

Hate him all you want, but trying to impune his tournament track record is a fool's errand.

02/19/2015 - 4:07pm Median Income

The median income in Palo Alto is around $150k. I'd say that making 67% more than the median qualifies you as "upper class", even if you spend it all and don't feel like it. In addition, the house might be worth $2 million, but that's probably not what they paid for it. Home values in Palo Alto have increased at a shocking rate. The house is a sign of even greater asset wealth, likely not a middle class anchor. Frankly, if you can afford to send your kid out of state for college and pay $50k/year when Berkley is around the corner for half the price, that's probably enough to consider you "upper class".

02/18/2015 - 6:53pm I work for U of M

And I can assure you the hatred for MSU is real. Mostly perpetuated by people who didn't go to U of M, just work there.

02/18/2015 - 11:14am Out of Context

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Dantonio's statement was said sarcastically as a response to the press informing him of the App St. loss. Like, "why should I care? Why bring that up here?" Taking that as a slight deserves the same ire given to Dantonio for feeling slighted by seemingly inconsequential events or words.

01/13/2015 - 2:13pm South Lyon

Is an awful suburban hellscape compared to Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor is the only place on your list that will afford you SOME level of diversity. GR is tempting because it's a tremendous value and closer to Up North, the lakeshore and Chicago. I think it was recently one of the top-rated places for real estate investment. If I were to go the GR route I'd probably avoid EGR and the higher prices and stick to Eastown. 

10/16/2014 - 5:26pm Coaches Poll

This is the coaches poll.

09/19/2014 - 11:15am You're not confident

they can do that against a player like Mariotta? That's a strong take considering they lost to Oregon and Mariotta already.

09/04/2014 - 11:04am Not true

41 total meetings between UM/ND. Since the first game occurred in 1887, they clearly didn't play every year.

08/12/2014 - 9:36pm Keep it in the family

How about Mike Milano?

05/21/2014 - 9:32am Went to the Fisher camp back in '94.

Summer before Sophomore year. I was originally put in the younger group and was gloriously dominating due to essentially being the absolute oldest there and taller than everyone else. All my buddies were in the older group though so I switched and got dunked on repeatedly by a ridiculous number of 6'9"+ college bball hopefuls. Perhaps most memorable for me was scoring on the wrong basket. Also memorable, listening to Warren G and Nas' Illmatic on infinite repeat. Also also, Charlie Bell was at the camp and stayed across the hall from us. I think they were recruiting him pretty hard. Had him doing dunks for the whole camp and playing with current and former players in pick-up games. I asked him what the secret behind his hops was and he said the Stairmaster. Overall, I would say it was a great, if humbling, experience.

11/06/2013 - 2:22pm JUCO

My primary question is this: If you could see the offensive line problems lingering on the horizon 1 or 2 years ago, why no JUCO recruits to bolster in the interim? If you couldn't see it, why are you coaching?

My secondary question is this: If you keep blaming execution, when does it become the fault of the coaches that the kids aren't executing? Because that sounds like passing the buck and basically blaming the players to me. A proper coach-speak way to handle it would be to say, "we didn't get the kids ready to play the way we expect them to", or some other such vagueness that at least takes responsibility. The buck stops at the top.

03/22/2013 - 10:50am Obsession

http://extramustard.si.com/2013/03/21/michigan-fans-apparently-defaced-…

10/03/2012 - 8:28am Gholston's head...

is so in your heads.

03/29/2012 - 12:50pm Wrong

 

13.02.4 Contact. A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective 
student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians and an institutional staff member or athletics representative 
during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter 
that is prearranged (e.g., staff member positions himself or herself in a location where contact is possible) or that 
takes place on the grounds of the prospective student-athlete’s educational institution or at the site of organized 
competition or practice involving the prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s high school, 
preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of whether any 
conversation occurs. However, an institutional staff member or athletics representative who is approached by a 
prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians at any location 
shall not use a contact, provided the encounter was not prearranged and the staff member or athletics representative 
does not engage in any dialogue in excess of a greeting and takes appropriate steps to immediately terminate 
the encounter. (Revised: 1/11/94 effective 8/1/94)

This is the definition of "contact" as used in 13.1.1.3 which is titled "Four-year college prospective student-athletes" and is in the section of the bylaws regarding the recruiting of players. Hollis did not meet with Burke face-to-face and Burke is not a prospective student athlete. None of these rules apply.

02/16/2012 - 1:40pm Likewise

The same happens on RCMB and any article written about MSU online. It goes both ways. It's the nature of having a rivalry, albeit a rather lopsided one of late.

02/16/2012 - 1:36pm Actually.

Good teams lose "multi-year starters, winning many awards, and your team leaders" every year. Good teams replace them with new ones. This quaint notion that it will be impossible to replace a bunch of over-achieving 2 and 3-star athletes is classic wishful thinking. 

02/16/2012 - 1:32pm Wrong.

Second worst "ruching" team.

02/02/2012 - 6:50pm Keep telling yourself recruiting matters so much.

"Look at last year's final BCS standings: 1. LSU, 2. Alabama, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Stanford, 5. Oregon, 6. Arkansas, 7. Boise State, 8. Kansas State, 9. South Carolina, 10. Wisconsin. Only two of those teams averaged a top-10 class between 2006 and 2011."

 

"Winthrop Intelligence, a college sports research outfit, recently analyzed every recruiting class from 2006 to 2010, tracking how more than 11,000 prep stars affected their college programs' success. Winthrop found no correlation between the number of recruits with three or more stars on an FBS team and its subsequent winning percentages. "We checked more than 100 performance statistics, including points, yards and touchdowns," the company writes in a report. "We found no significant relationship between higher-ranked recruiting classes and better performance statistics."

02/01/2012 - 7:09pm 18 commits

That's what happens when you don't have massive attrition. There weren't a lot of scholarship openings this year. Having room for 28 guys is hardly something you should be proud of.

12/07/2011 - 12:27pm And 3

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12/07/2011 - 12:27pm Whoops

Rare triple post.

12/07/2011 - 12:22pm Paying face is really dumb

$98 on stubhub and dropping like a rock.

11/10/2011 - 10:31am Athleticism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxnhIrxkakA&feature=relmfu

 

08/25/2011 - 10:23am @Burger no longer exists.

@Burger no longer exists. Also, Conor O'neill's is overpriced.  $6 for a pint of Guiness?  What is this, the EU?

08/25/2011 - 10:21am Roadhouse

is an overpriced joke. Best bbq in town? Then Ann Arbor is truly screwed when it comes to bbq. Last time I ate there, and vowed it would be the last, the ribs I got were hilariously terrible. Waaaayyyyy over-cooked, dry, and burnt to a crisp on the outside. Not the delicious crispy bits kind of burnt, the charcoal black flakey bits king of burnt.

 

I really wish people would stop announcing their chef's James Beard award.  We get it! The James Beard society probably wants to fellate him! Unfortunately the food sometimes sucks and is always overpriced.

08/16/2011 - 11:37am Take a nice drive

out Dexter Rd. via Huron West to Terry B's in Dexter. It's about a 15 - 20 minute drive, but well worth it.  Without a doubt, the best food I've had in the Ann Arbor area. Kind of pricey, but totally worth it.

http://www.terrybs.com/home.htm

 

08/16/2011 - 11:30am Ha!

If you're suggesting that they'll get to Angelo's at 9 am and to the arb by 10:30, you've clearly forgotten the ridiculous wait at Angelo's.

08/16/2011 - 11:28am Eve closed several months ago.

Shame, as it was a really good restaurant.  One of the few in Ann Arbor that the price seemed justified.

08/16/2011 - 11:26am Agreed

Grizzly Peak has been a go-to place for me for the last decade. After 11, pints are $2.50 as well.

08/16/2011 - 11:24am Way off

Pizza House is a complete joke.  It's expensive and terrible.  Seriously, horrible food and service. The Chop House and Real Seafood are also both overpriced and terrible. If you want seafood, do yourself a favor and go to Pacific Rim or Yamato. I agree with you on Palio. If someone likes Palio their idea of Italian food is Chef Boyardee. I got a chicken dish there once that had FAKE grill marks on it.  Like GFS fake chicken grill marks.  Such a colossal rip-off.  Gratzi is OK.

08/16/2011 - 11:20am 2 words

over-priced

For my buck, I'd sooner go to Maize n Blue deli or Dimo's.

08/16/2011 - 11:17am Overrated

Blimpy is so ridiculously overrated! The burgers are thin, making them a huge rip-off. Places with better burgers: Casey's, Old Town, Frita Batidos, Dimo's. Seriously, I know Blimpy pushes the nostalgia button for former undergrads, but having lived in AA for 11 years, it really isn't even close to the top of the burger list.

08/16/2011 - 11:09am Indeed

This is the first place I check.  Haven't had cable in 2 years and a huge college sports fan.  Between this site, espn3, and myp2p.eu, I can USUALLY find what I'm looking for.

08/16/2011 - 11:08am Yes

I concur regarding myp2p.eu. Can be a little labor intensive at first because some of the streams require separate software to be downloaded, but I've never had a problem with anything being shady.

07/31/2011 - 8:58pm Matt Demos?

Are you matt demos? If so this spider.

05/15/2011 - 1:04pm Hutch is my landlord

Best landlord ever...

10/30/2010 - 12:09pm Hypocrisy, meet hyperbole

Spartan fan here.  Hated Dantonio's decision.  I advocated that CLR be able to practice with the team and finish school, but shouldn't see the field on gameday for the rest of the season. I must point out though that he did not in fact "punch random people in the lobby of a dorm in the face". He got convicted of assault for simply being there, but it has been thoroughly stated that he didn't actually touch anyone aside from shoving. Not saying it makes things much better, but it also doesn't need to be made worse.

10/29/2010 - 2:50am Nice guns

And by guns you mean violating NCAA rules. Look, I think Dantonio did the wrong thing here, but I still enjoy seeing how much U of M fans care now.  And all it took was 3 straight losses...