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07/22/2018 - 3:36pm Sorry, but forgot about the …

Sorry, but forgot about the ‘17 MSU game. We definitely didn’t have the lead in the last minute of that game. 

07/22/2018 - 3:35pm Why has the team always…

Why has the team always fallen apart in the closing minutes of every big game (‘15 MSU, ‘16 OSU, ‘16 FSU, ‘17 MSU, ‘17 OSU - notice a trend?) over the last three years? And how is this year going to be different? A year when you have at least five huge matchups and all three rivals on the road.

All but one of those previous games involved Michigan having the lead with less than one minute to go in the game. All blown leads. All losses.

07/22/2018 - 9:34am Technically not, but Queen…

Technically not, but Queen Elizabeth is considered to be somewhat of a figurehead there. Not that she holds any authority whatsoever

07/22/2018 - 8:55am What was last week’s Grant…

What was last week’s Grant Newsome news?

07/21/2018 - 6:25pm Unfortunately the cube is…

Unfortunately the cube is pretty much blocked off until this time next year. They’re doing construction on the Union until then.

07/21/2018 - 6:22pm If you call the admissions…

If you call the admissions office or visit the website, I’m sure you can get yourself on a tour. As far as what to do, if you only have time to go to Ann Arbor and not upstate or any surrounding areas (I’d honestly rather take them up to Traverse/Petoskey area if you have the time):

-Walk around Central Campus, show them the Diag and the Law Quad.

-Walk over to Kerrytown and grab lunch at Zingermann’s. 

-Walk the sandwiches off in the Arb.

-Unless you can get an actual tour of the Big House, I personally don’t think it’s worth walking all the way down there since everything is gated off anyway.

 

07/21/2018 - 8:18am Like most everyone else here…

Like most everyone else here, at this point I just want to know that Warde is taking care of Beilein’s assistants. They’ve ALL earned raises. Yaklich especially. While I know it’s insane for anyone to expect Yaklich to stay forever, at least make it harder for him to decide to leave.

As for Beilein’s salary, yeah maybe he’s underpaid, but if Beilein is happy then what does it matter? The way we ought to see it is we’re getting a bargain to watch him put a whoopin on Izzo.

07/20/2018 - 6:06pm That’s why the game is…

That’s why the game is played on the field. Where was MSU predicted last year? Or PSU the year before?

07/20/2018 - 4:46pm Perhaps. Again, I appear to…

Perhaps. Again, I appear to be a little more bullish on Frost than you. At least from a long-term perspective. Riley did still manage to bring in some talent to Lincoln. Not a boatload of it, but there's talent there. Frost just seems like the kind of guy who will know how to best adapt his scheme to the players he has. He took a team from 0-12 to 12-0 in two years. Yes, I know there were players left over from UCF's original Fiesta Bowl win, but it can't be overstated enough how much of a trainwreck George O'Leary left UCF in during his final season. It's frickin' 0-12. That's really hard to do. 

You're right in that seven wins would be a stretch for Nebraska, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them start looking like they're coming along at the end of the season. Perhaps upset Sparty at home and send themselves into the offseason with a lot of momentum for 2019, where there is a much easier schedule and their two toughest games (OSU, Wisconsin) are at home. 

07/20/2018 - 4:35pm Ohh that kind of burner…

Ohh that kind of burner. Never mind....

07/20/2018 - 3:51pm If you’re looking for…

If you’re looking for something really nice and you don’t care about price, Chop House is great. But it wouldn’t be my first choice mostly because it is expensive. Great food but for two steaks, a side or two and a bottle of wine I’d anticipate dropping around $200-$250. 

I personally love Aventura. Probably my favorite overall non-student restaurant in town. A fun, lively tapas bar with amazing food. Pacific Rim is good too but I haven’t been in a while. I’d avoid Gratzi. The decoration and ambiance are great but every meal I’ve had there has tasted like something I could get at Olive Garden. It’s just nothing special, and I don’t care to go back. 

07/20/2018 - 3:23pm Yeah I don't agree with the…

Yeah I don't agree with the messiah ideas necessarily. But I suppose I'm a little more bullish on Frost than you are.

He's done about as well as he could possibly do in the short time he's been a head coach. I don't think he's winning the division this year. I have a hard time even seeing them get past seven wins this season. But that's just this season. I honestly think that with him being at Nebraska for what I can only assume is the long haul, Wisconsin's days of having a de facto spot in the BTCG game are over. They've gotten that spot for being the best of a very mediocre bunch.

Like you said, Brohm isn't staying at Purdue for very long, and while Paul Chryst fields very good teams in Madison, they aren't worldbeaters. Nebraska isn't ready to challenge them yet, but give Frost two, maybe three years tops, and I think the Western divisional champion is 50/50 between Nebraska and Wisconsin almost every year. Save for the situation that pops up every five to six years where Kirk Ferentz pulls his head out of his ass and wins 10-12 games. 

07/20/2018 - 1:55pm I won't dispute that…

I won't dispute that Nebraska has built-in disadvantages in getting top kids to come there, but if he proves he can win (and prior experiences says he will), and if he can send his players to the NFL (which he's done on a relative scale - Marcus Mariota, Shaqueem Griffin), he will get top players to go there. Or at least legitimately consider them. 

I know there are a lot of factors that go into a recruits decision (academics, weather, fine SEC babes to slay after the game, but I digress), but I think ultimately what matters most to most top recruits is going to the place that gives them the best chance to win and get to the next level. At least if I was a top recruit who envisioned playing on Sundays, I'd put aside where I had to live for 3-4 years if I knew it would give me the best chance to get to the NFL. If Frost can create a culture like that at Nebraska, top kids WILL go there. 

I think Frost will do extremely well there and put an end to Wisconsin's obnoxiously easy road to Indy. Will he have a tough time getting past the East in the BTCG? Yeah. But I think he ends his career there with at least one conference title. Maybe a lot more depending on how long he stays. 

07/20/2018 - 1:23pm I imagine expectations for…

I imagine expectations for Frost's first year aren't sky-high, since they have OSU, MSU, and UM on the schedule, only MSU is at home, and then Wisconsin and Iowa are on the road too. Those could already be five losses right there, and each of those teams have defenses that are anywhere from good to elite. Does Frost really want a true freshman taking a beating week in and week out from some of the best defenses in the country? Guess it just depends on whether or not he thinks Martinez gives his team the best chance to win. 

All I really know is this: come September 22nd, it's blood in the water for Michigan's DL. Frost will have a very good program in a few years, but Michigan is catching Nebraska at the right time. Year one with a possible true freshman QB, at home, with what could arguably be the best defense it's ever assembled. Martinez, hide your lunch, hide your milk money. Gary and Winovich are coming for it. 

07/20/2018 - 12:21pm I'm guessing there is more…

I'm guessing there is more to the story, but I can't imagine why they couldn't have given him a decision by now. Not coming from a football perspective, but from the perspective of a kid just trying to figure out where he's going to school and spending the next three to four years of his life. And he's got less than a month to get that all figured out.

Don't even make this about football. Just give him a verdict, accepted or not, and let him move on with his life. I'd like to think he's owed at least that much. 

07/20/2018 - 9:02am I'm sure there are "better"…

I'm sure there are "better" seats, but my favorite spot was my tickets for senior year, sat four or five rows behind the band on the ten yard line. Just a personal preference for me, but I love being around the band. That's just the essence of a college game, and the closer you can sit to them, the better. 

Also helps that where they sit is about as far away from the visiting sections as it gets. 

I remember when I went to the Outback Bowl in '13. I sat on the opposite side of the field from where the band was located, and literally couldn't hear anything they tried playing. Just all of what SC's band played. Just really lessened the experience for me. And the loss....that sucked too. 

07/19/2018 - 9:13pm No he shouldn’t have…

No he shouldn’t have. Speight was a proven, experienced QB who helped get the team within inches of a likely spot in the CFP. He was a top-3 QB in the league in 2016, and before his injury at Iowa he was phenomenal.

Had a very young team going into 2017, and you wanted an experienced, steady hand at the most important position on the field.

07/19/2018 - 5:36pm I admit I’m a homer, but if…

I admit I’m a homer, but if he wanted to go he would’ve left by now. The Bears, Colts, Giants, Raiders, and Jets jobs all came open this season, all “high profile” jobs in the league, and based on what we can see he turned them down.

07/18/2018 - 8:51pm There is literally nothing…

There is literally nothing you can shame about that man. Five Super Bowl rings, greatest QB of all time, more money than he could spend in 10 lifetimes, and married to a supermodel.

07/18/2018 - 1:57pm Raises for Yaklich too, I…

Raises for Yaklich too, I hope.

07/17/2018 - 9:01pm Yep. No app is kind of…

Yep. No app is kind of frustrating. The site is definitely not mobile friendly. 

I mean it’s not a big deal. Brian and Co. give us this site and content for free so they don’t owe us anything, but if my personal feedback is of any consequence, we need a mobile app again. I’m sure it’s not an issue of money, but I would more than happily donate $ to that cause if it were.

07/17/2018 - 12:20pm Nope. Never considered it. I…

Nope. Never considered it. I'm not going to make fun of someone who does, but cars are nothing more to me than tools that help get me from Point A to Point B. 

I like the cars I drive, but I by no means hold any emotional attachment to them, or give them names. 

07/16/2018 - 10:03pm Woke up the wife and the…

Woke up the wife and the dogs for this one with how much I was jumping and screaming.

Didn’t even care.

07/16/2018 - 8:00pm Pizza. Most any food day…

Pizza. Most any food day after day gets pretty dull, but pizza seems to not be the case. Or at least it takes a lot longer for it to be dull.

Pizza can come in a lot of varieties so that at least helps spice things up. Give me Lou Manalti’s pizza from Chicago and Lazzara’s Pizza From NYC and I’m a happy, happy man.

07/16/2018 - 7:51pm Brohm will be able to do far…

Brohm will be able to do far better than Louisville if he has Purdue continuing on an upward trajectory. If he has an 8-9 win season and maybe scores a big win over Wisconsin (its at home, certainly possible) he’ll be able to get the best job available next season. And I think there will be a better job available.

07/16/2018 - 7:43pm Meyer isn’t going to Notre…

Meyer isn’t going to Notre Dame unless he feels a personal calling to do so. There is literally nothing ND can offer that OSU can’t. 

I think he’s more likely to be tempted by the NFL than by ND, and I think even the NFL is a long shot.

07/16/2018 - 6:47pm I didn’t think about Orgeron…

I didn’t think about Orgeron for whatever reason. I still can’t believe LSU preferred him over going balls to the wall for Tom Herman. He’s Cajun Brady Hoke and is considerably less ethical.

07/16/2018 - 3:03pm I personally hate ice cream…

I personally hate ice cream cake, but to each their own. In no particular order:

1) Pizza

2) Steak

3) Most any breakfast item that is not a pancake. 

4) Short Ribs made in the Dutch Oven

5) Hummus

Honorable mention: BTB chimichangas, Cuban Sandwiches (it's got to come from FL, the crap you get in any other state is not the same), Goat Cheese Fritters, Gyros, anything with curry

07/16/2018 - 1:01pm I've never had an inherent…

I've never had an inherent problem with paying players. Universities make millions off of these guys so they should deserve a piece of the pie. My thoughts/questions behind it, though, are:

1) How do you differentiate what you pay your star QB vs. paying the back-up long snapper? I get that one player is clearly more important to the success of the team than the other, but do you just have the tough talk with the long snapper and tell him he's not getting paid as much? I can see how paying everyone equally would create problems as well. 

2) What about walk-ons? How do you handle paying them? Are they paid at all? 

3) Assuming everyone is paid according to the value they contribute to the team's success, how do you measure that value? And then how are you compensating players in non-revenue sports? Even if their sport generates no national buzz and no revenue for the school, does it mean they bust their ass any less in women's field hockey than they do in football? 

4) Lastly, I would hope that the receipt of these funds is contingent on attaining a certain GPA. Maybe make the GPA subjective to the major the athlete is studying (maybe you need to attain a 3.7 in General Studies but only a 3.0 in Engineering). Also, I would hope there is some kind of incentive for receiving additional funds if you stay through to graduation. What that would look like, I don't know. But you might as well try to incorporate SOME kind of incentive for these kids to stay in school. For your top-10 draft picks, I doubt it will make any difference to them. But it may make some difference to kids who are on the fence about leaving. 

07/15/2018 - 9:09pm Meh. Aside from the Quickie…

Meh. Aside from the Quickie Sauce, I never really cared for them. Went there maybe 2-3 times when I was in undergrad. They weren’t bad by any stretch, but they definitely weren’t my first choice.

If you’re stumbling down that way for late night food, BTB and Mr. Spots are far better options to begin with.

07/15/2018 - 11:12am Go Croatia. Beat those…

Go Croatia. Beat those cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

07/15/2018 - 11:11am He has a much easier path to…

He has a much easier path to the court immediately if he goes to OSU. He has to wait his turn or share minutes here. He can go to OSU and be “the guy” right now. I’m guessing Holtmann told him he’ll build his team around him. Beilein already has a team built to contend right now. Carton would be a big piece of that, for sure. But he wouldn’t be THE piece. I don’t blame him for making the decision he did.

Getting him would’ve been great, but Beilein will keep winning regardless of the amount of stars next to the names of the recruits he brings in. Not worried.

07/14/2018 - 9:07pm You mean a top CA kid who…

You mean a top CA kid who lives right in USC’s backyard doesn’t want to leave LA? Much less come to the other side of the country?

Color me shocked.

07/14/2018 - 5:27pm Minus the World Cup and…

Minus the World Cup and Stanley Cup Finals, the summer is an absolute deadzone for sports. Just my personal opinion, but watching tennis and regular season baseball are probably the lowest on my sports totem pole. I’ll go to a baseball game, but that’s more a social outing than anything.

07/14/2018 - 11:28am The guy is from Amsterdam…

The guy is from Amsterdam. If he’s been anywhere near the Red Light District, he probably knows how to make it rain better than most anyone on this board.

07/14/2018 - 9:57am Also forgot someone on my…

Also forgot someone on my list. Rafi from The League. Just an amazing, psychotic, but absolutely hilarious character.

07/14/2018 - 9:55am Forgot to list him, but he…

Forgot to list him, but he is phenomenal.

07/14/2018 - 9:53am I probably won’t be able to…

I probably won’t be able to rattle off 25 names, but in no particular order

Homer Simpson

Sheldon Cooper

Tyrion Lannister

Walter White

George Costanza

Eric Cartman

Ramsay Bolton 

Ron Swanson

Arya Stark

Frank Underwood

Andrew Cunanan (not the real guy, but the actor who played him Assassination of Gianni Versace - he was disturbing but absolutely phenomenal)

Eleven

07/13/2018 - 6:56pm Did Antonio Callaway decide…

Did Antonio Callaway decide to go back to school or something?

07/13/2018 - 6:54pm Generally the deal is that…

Generally the deal is that unless they go above and beyond, as in beyond what they were hired for, there really isn’t a need to tip contractors. I didn’t tip the contractors who laid our hardwood floors a few months back. They did a great job, but nothing beyond what they were hired for.

What I’ve just done in the past is offer contractors any water and Gatorade in my fridge that they may want while they’re working. If I think they’ve done a good job when everything is done, I’ll offer them some beer, or in the case of some movers we had a few years back who were great, my wife bought them Subway and a huge party bag of Lay’s chips before they went on to their next job. But they really have to go above and beyond for me to tip them.

07/13/2018 - 8:03am I’m reserving judgment on…

I’m reserving judgment on Franklin until I see what his teams can do without Saquon Barkley, a generational RB, and Joe Moorhead, who literally saved Franklin’s job, running the show. 

07/11/2018 - 9:53pm Two sides to every story,…

Two sides to every story, but definitely does seem strange.

07/11/2018 - 9:50pm I mean this in the nicest,…

I mean this in the nicest, most decent way possible.

Fuck Luke Hancock. You don’t like it? Next time don’t play for a fucking sleazeball

07/11/2018 - 1:42pm I think it also depends on…

I think it also depends on the age group you're talking to. If you're talking to the older generation, Gen-X'ers or Baby Boomers who lived through the ten year war and watched Michigan rip OSU's heart out almost every year in the 90s, there is much more of a healthy respect for Michigan because they've seen Michigan at the top of its game. Or they've seen Michigan rise to the occasion and knock off plenty of OSU teams that were, on paper, just better. 

Of course, if you talk to the generation of OSU fans who grew up in the Tressel/Meyer era, they've known nothing but OSU dominance over Michigan. They largely have no respect for Michigan because there hasn't been a reason to have respect. Hatred is really just replaced with pity. That's why I firmly believe that the next time Michigan beats OSU, especially if it is a great Meyer-coached team, the OSU campus will be engulfed in riots. You've got 50,000 students who wouldn't know how to handle a loss like that. Such a shattering change to their status quo. 

07/10/2018 - 6:59pm He’ll go as far as the OL…

He’ll go as far as the OL takes him. If the OL can even be average this season, he could be one of the top 3-4 RBs in the league. 

07/10/2018 - 2:34pm The potential is certainly…

The potential is certainly there for a bounce back year. Harbaugh has got all the talent he needs. Probably the second most talented team in the conference, and more than enough of it is there to beat OSU. 

The team will go as far as the OL can take it. As far as Warriner can coach it. Hopefully the results come sooner rather than later. 

07/10/2018 - 2:29pm Can we just call it the …

Can we just call it the “Director’s Cup Presented by Stanford” and get it over with?

07/10/2018 - 2:27pm Great news! He’s earned it. …

Great news! He’s earned it. 

My guess is he’s still a longshot to get called up to Miami, but he’s still a former D-III player who now has a professional contract in the league. A testament to Robinson working his ass off, as well as Beilein continually finding diamonds in the rough. 

07/09/2018 - 2:55pm Really? I can't even imagine…

Really? I can't even imagine watching it live is all that enjoyable. Like the poster below me said, to each their own, but absolutely nothing about the sport of NASCAR itself seems all that entertaining or redeeming to me. 

I see going to NASCAR and a baseball game as more of a social outing than going to actually watch the sport itself. NASCAR even moreso. At least with baseball I'd get invested in watching the game if it was October ball or a Yankees-Red Sox game. With NASCAR, I can't envision myself getting excited to watch it at any time of year or for whatever championship it's for. 

I also have a hard time considering NASCAR to even be a sport. 

07/09/2018 - 1:15pm Going to a bar to watch is…

Going to a bar to watch is fun, but it's just better to watch at home rather than drop at least $50 on Uber, food and drinks. Especially for a game like this when I'd have to get to the Michigan bar in town at least an hour or two before the game to even hope to get a seat. 

Honestly, I'll probably just try to treat the day as any other day. Get up, mow the lawn, take the dogs on a walk, watch the UGa game with my wife (she's a UGa fan), have a few beers before the game, shut the drinking down by kickoff, and then just spend the next three hours hoping and praying that the OL has finally turned a corner, and that Shea is the real deal.