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09/21/2018 - 10:38am A little bit of work (and a…

A little bit of work (and a little bit of exercise), and I'm on my way to the airport to fly to DTW.  Maize gear all packed !

09/18/2018 - 8:06pm To quote Gov. Dean: …

To quote Gov. Dean: “Yeeeeaaaaaaggghhhhhh!!!!!!!”

09/18/2018 - 3:27pm I am naive about football,…

I am naive about football, but it seems crazy to me that the ball 1) sits 2 yards away from the line of gain, 2) is, upon being snapped, run backwards so that it is 7 yards behind the line of gain, which allows 3) and 4) all those holes in the line that were initially open to be closed by clever, gap reading opponent linebackers.  

Did I just make the case for the Dive play in short-yardage situations, and what is the advantage of something with a longer set-up?

09/13/2018 - 2:56pm I can see Bush and Hudson…

I can see Bush and Hudson getting a few, between them, as well

09/03/2018 - 9:39pm All those PFs in the first…

All those PFs in the first half suggest to me we were a little TOO jacked up

08/27/2018 - 1:47pm At work, but wondering:  if…

At work, but wondering:  if I turn the sound on, does Morrissey play throughout the whole post?

08/24/2018 - 9:47am Can imagine him getting…

Can imagine him getting elected captain in a couple years 

08/23/2018 - 1:58pm New conference:…

New conference: Midwesternern footprint with high acdemics and no tolerance for criminal activity by coaches or players.  Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana to start us off. (+ Purdue, I guess, if they can find a partner -- perhaps beyond the footprint, or possibly Miami (NTM).   Rutger, the States, and Nebraska can apply, but only after demonstrating a change in culture (though only OSU might make the academic cut.  .  Beyond-the-footprint expansion targets include UVA, Vanderbilt, Texas, and Colorado.

08/22/2018 - 11:28am 2 games for Urb. Exit ramp…

2 games for Urb. Exit ramp for Gene Smith

08/22/2018 - 9:51am I suspect Gene Smith fares…

I suspect Gene Smith fares worse thsn Urban in this. 

08/21/2018 - 9:49pm OK but Robbie Fick was my…

OK but Robbie Fick was my favorite Tiger of the late-90s era. Hit the final dinger in Tiger Stadium history into the RF overhang. 

08/21/2018 - 10:57am Agree with this.  When your…

Agree with this.  When your OL has limitations (as just about every OL except maybe Bama, Wisconsin, and Columbus, has), game planning is key.  Here's hoping our OC-less philosophy is up to the task.

08/20/2018 - 3:25pm Thankful for what Grant…

Thankful for what Grant Newsome gave to his team and us fans when he was on the field.  Grateful for what he has already given and what he is sure to contribute to the world off of it.

 

08/17/2018 - 8:37am I’ll see your exhibition and…

I’ll see your exhibition and raise you a regular season game — a victory at that. UM Women’s Soccer defeated Boston U. last night 3-1, meaning that Michigan sports teams are undefeated on the year!

08/06/2018 - 9:58pm Not sure what you are…

Not sure what you are implying . . .

It wasn't relevant at some point?

08/02/2018 - 11:16am Eagerly looking forward to…

Eagerly looking forward to your return, Ace.  Best wishes until then.

08/01/2018 - 11:59am Don't mandatory reporting…

Don't mandatory reporting laws typically relate just to child endangerment issues?  Or can/do they apply to a wider range of conduct?

07/31/2018 - 4:41pm " I had him, Coach, I had…

" I had him, Coach, I had him!  I just don't know what happened."

07/28/2018 - 7:22pm I’d have gone with 23 for RB…

I’d have gone with 23 for RB’s and 76 for OG’s. But thankfully you got QB right. 

Now, what about Tarik Black’s # for the WR position . . .  (Kidding!)

07/28/2018 - 6:49pm Hmmm. A ward-by-ward post…

Hmmm. A ward-by-ward post regarding who favors urban expansion versus who wants to limit the types of buildings that get built?  Sounds to me like a . . . (wait for it) .  .  . ‘Zone Read.’

amirite?

07/28/2018 - 6:44pm I support tiny restaurants,…

I support tiny restaurants, everywhere 

07/26/2018 - 3:11pm Ryan Van Bergen. …

Ryan Van Bergen.  Overshadowed by Mike Martin and Jake Ryan, but played his heart out.   The play when he ran down SDSU's Ronnie Hillman 25 yards downfield and forced a fumble was an all-decade highlight play.

07/26/2018 - 3:06pm And how about Mark Hughes? …

And how about Mark Hughes?  Maybe known as Marcus back then?  Anyway, he's done pretty well for himself.

07/26/2018 - 3:06pm And how about Mark Hughes? …

And how about Mark Hughes?  Maybe known as Marcus back then?  Anyway, he's done pretty well for himself.

07/26/2018 - 10:38am Barely noticed, but yeah --…

Barely noticed, but yeah -- it's better

07/25/2018 - 1:47pm Absence of Wisconsin and PSU…

Absence of Wisconsin and PSU rep on the TE lists makes me happy.  Hope it is accurate.

Also, AJ Taylor gets separation on no more than 3 (OK, maybe 4) of the plays in his reel.  2 were against Michigan (and our bomb-ass secondary). Ugh.

07/20/2018 - 4:32pm But . . . but  . . . MGoBlog…

But . . . but  . . . MGoBlog Writers Torture MGoBlog Readers is my favorite late summer spectator sport!  This will have to do for now, but I want MOAR DRAFTAGEDDON nest year.  Maybe at least for basketball season?

07/20/2018 - 10:43am Seems young, although that…

Seems young, although that may accurately reflect due disappointment with the current lets-finish-5th-in-the-Hex generation.

Questions, though: When is the CONCACAF Gold Cup and/or is there an earlier opportunity where we might see some of this come to fruition?

07/20/2018 - 10:35am This was a thoroughly…

This was a thoroughly enjoyable exercise/list.  I loved learning that there is a Michigan great named Fred Petoskey.  Seems like a good start on the All Michigan City/Town names list, which would probably also include Michael Taylor and Marlin Jackson.  Others?

(Incidentally, the Red Sox have been runaway winners in having players sharing names with in-state towns: Fred Lynn, Tim Wakefield, Bill Lee among many more)

07/18/2018 - 10:30am Curious to hear people's…

Curious to hear people's thoughts on securing tickets.  I'm in CT,  and hoping to host some alum friends and make a trip out of it.  (If that doesn't work, we'll just have to try basketball at Mohegan Sun the next weekend.)

07/16/2018 - 5:15pm Just as long as it all gets…

Just as long as it all gets straightened out in time for Draftamageddon!

07/16/2018 - 1:58pm I feel like years of…

I feel like years of watching "highlight" tapes of interior lineman recruits prepared me well for that Pulisic reel.

06/13/2018 - 4:57pm On the other hand, did you…

On the other hand, did you read the threads/posts of the past few months -- since the end of bball season anyway?  I'm beginning to think this is exactly what they wanted, and they knew exactly what they were doing . . .

06/01/2018 - 11:13am Obligatory

Rick Leach!

Also Tarik Black

05/30/2018 - 6:47pm Good first name

Good last name

Let’s go!!!

05/27/2018 - 7:47pm Cambridge/Newton

I’ll lived there n Cambridge and Newtown for about 4 years, and liked it well enough. But much of what has been written above is spot on. Apparently it takes about ten years before your not an outsider. Everything is expensive. Traffic sucks and drivers are bad. But it’s a cool town with decent public transportation and lots of interesting stuff within a three hour radius. Perhaps it should one down to this: if you love Little Rock, you’re probably not going to leave Boston. If you don’t really like Arkansas, and the finances aren’t too tight, it’s probably worth a try.

05/01/2018 - 10:12am '18 vs. '19 by position group

QB18 >>QB17  Even without Shea, growth would offer a single '>' over a low bar with which to compare.  Drink the Shea koolaid and it starts to look like '>>>'

RB18>RB17  Same guys, more experience among run-blockers in front of them.  Walker at rb3 a drop-off from Isaac, so only one '>'

WR18>>WR17  What did Bo say the best thing about Freshmen was?  (Plus health)

Blocky-Catchy18>Blocky-Catchy17  Underutilized last year, McKeon coming on to be the force Bunting didn't turn out to be. Will miss Khalid Hill, but that was already true for OSU and SoCar games.

OL18>OL17  Yes we'll miss Cole, but growth and experience across the board

DL18 -push- DL17  Can't replace Mo Hurst except we probably did with Gary.  Solomon ascendent and Winovich back = Yay.

LB/Viper!18 -push- LB/Viper17  Losing McCary leaves a question mark, but Bush is back with AA asperations

DB18>DB17  Same guys, more experience.  Ambry adding depth.

So no area is worse, and most are better.  Am I being too optimistic?

 

04/19/2018 - 6:57am Burying the lede?

Hadn’t seen the news about new papa Adam elsewhere— so congrats to him!

04/16/2018 - 1:45pm NEI

Not Enough Information

04/11/2018 - 12:28pm Then again

It looks like the team won’t be at the spring practice – I mean spring game – either…

04/11/2018 - 6:24am Dime for a dime

M had 585 assists this year. At ten cents each, I gave $58.50.

04/06/2018 - 8:46am True

But also very rational. And in this thread. So . . .

Crap. Now I’m confused.

04/05/2018 - 7:34am ‘Better’

... in the sense that UMD topped Minny in the pairwise thanks to a 0.0001 advantage in RPI.

03/25/2018 - 12:10pm Root your pool picks

They’re all good teams on that ride of the bracket, bring higher seeded than any of our opponents on our side. We’re in the privileged position to be able to worry about ourselves and out immediate opponent first, and to have the confidence that we can take on whomever else they put in font of us when it comes to it.

03/04/2018 - 9:34am Favorite line

“First of all, I don’t sweat, I perspire...” [note: pronounced ‘pres-PIE-ahh’] “...second, I don’t perspire.”

02/26/2018 - 3:05pm au contraire

These Olympics were awesome.  My trick:  never watch the figure skating.

Also, I loved watching the internet feeds without announcers, when the Olympic network would just be panning the crowds, or showing the Olympic debut of a 16-y.o. skiier form Madagascar.  

Also loved the international friendships on display.  Just about everyone (minus the Canadian Mikayla Malroney on the hoskey team) behaved true to the Olympic spirit in whatever holding area they had to wait for their times, placements, seedings, etc. after their respective runs, often with the competitors whom they'd just beat, or had been beaten by.

My only complaint:  not enough snowboard cross.  Easily the most watchable racing sport in existence.

02/26/2018 - 2:59pm Funny

That is exactly what I was going to say when I read this story and logged on to comment about it.  But yes, well done Iowa!

02/11/2018 - 2:56pm When I grow up…

When I grow up I don’t actually want to be Ethan Happ. But I wouldn’t mind if I got to have the Ethan Happ Rules apply to me when I play ball.

02/07/2018 - 4:04pm Twias

This week in ...

Autoschadenfreude?

02/05/2018 - 3:42pm They’re actually pretty good

2 legit scorers in Bryce Brown and Mustapha Heron, plus a ++ rim protector in Anferee “don’t call me Penny” McLemore”. As good a bet as any to win the conference.