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08/22/2016 - 8:05pm Weak charge

8%? Michigan Men keep it above 90% at all times.

08/17/2015 - 10:50pm One Man's Roeper experience

Former Roeper student here (2nd through 8th grade in late '90s/early '00s - left for reasons I'll describe below). At the risk of sounding like a disgruntled Amazon employee, I had a great experience overall, but would look elsewhere if you're looking for a rigorous high school academic environment.

The lower grades are great - I think the non-traditional culture provides better learning opportunities at a young age - but by the time I got to 6th/7th grade it was clear that the inmates ran the asylum. At least once a week, we would show up to class and, if it was a nice day, or someone's birthday, or the teacher just didn't feel like teaching that day, we would take an impromptu walk to the local Dairy Mat, or Kroger, or whatever. Hard to justify paying tens of thousands of dollars for that. Even setting those instances aside, the academics became kind of a joke.

I'm not going to go into the Roeper Philosophy, because "no politics," but let's just say that Bernie Sanders is probably too far right for most of the students/parents/faculty.

Ultimately, I left for a strong public school in the area, because I knew that I'd be better off getting a glimpse of the real world before I went off to college and was thrown into it.

Roeper exists inside its own bubble, which works great when you're in 2nd grade and learning how to tie your shoelaces, but isn't the best if you're in high school and actually trying to learn how to function in the "real world." I'd take them off the list.

04/29/2015 - 8:37pm "Title Says it All"

Yes. Yes, it does.

02/17/2014 - 8:37pm Your Pairwise rankings are a

Your Pairwise rankings are a little wonky... USCHO has Vermont at #13 and Cornell/Notre Dame slid down.

Doesn't change much about the bracket besides the placement of the 4-seeds.

01/17/2014 - 8:23pm Scooter Vaughan


01/08/2014 - 9:33pm Longo

I had the pleasure of hearing Phil Longo speak at a Glazier Clinic last year.

Though I don't recall the details of all the X's and O's he covered, his topic had to do with balance in a spread offense... In particular, I remember him talking about the importance of self-scouting and avoiding playcalling tendencies that could tip plays to the defense. (He told a story about a GA noticing that Longo had a tendency to call plays that run towards his own sideline, so he tries to make a conscious effort to avoid that).

His personality reminded me more of an offensive line coach than an OC.... VERY passionate about the intricacies of the offense, blocking schemes, etc. Just a guy who loved talking football.

Not sure he'd be my pick for OC (Putting my support behind Fitchner, FWIW), but Longo is definitely a good football coach.

01/03/2014 - 5:58pm Nick Sheridan to the Lions

You heard it here first.

01/02/2014 - 9:12pm I love 2014.

I love 2014.

01/02/2014 - 7:53pm When does a coaching bush

When does a coaching bush become a coaching tree?

12/16/2013 - 7:55pm It's way down in the comments

It's way down in the comments on that post.

At first I thought it was Brian testing the limits of the "no politics" rule.

12/01/2013 - 1:46pm Mmm... Canned Pease.

Mmm... Canned Pease.

11/26/2013 - 6:40pm The fans just need to execute

The fans just need to execute better. And it starts with me, I've got to be a better fan.

11/21/2013 - 7:44pm Not sure whether you're

Not sure whether you're talking about a tv show or this coaching staff. Seems to apply to both.

09/20/2013 - 8:44pm don't click here

How this didn't get the "don't click here" tag I will never know.

09/20/2013 - 8:28pm I too know Andy (as he's

I too know Andy (as he's actually called) quite well, and you're right: Could not have happened to a nicer Michigan Man.

He's also won money on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy before.

09/13/2013 - 12:14pm Promotion for Fox Sports 1.

Promotion for Fox Sports 1.

08/12/2013 - 7:06pm Terrorism

Is there a way we can link this to a security risk? "Studies show terrorists are deterred by large pictures of hands...?"

07/16/2013 - 5:41am I was skeptical when Devin

I was skeptical when Devin guaranteed the game, but now that pwnwulf has made his guarantee, I'm sold.

07/09/2013 - 6:45pm What is this book store you

What is this book store you speak of?

06/28/2013 - 6:07pm Closer


03/28/2013 - 8:40pm How many points are MGoPoints

How many points are MGoPoints worth?

12/25/2012 - 7:57pm Can anyone make out what

Can anyone make out what Devin says at the end?

09/06/2012 - 2:15am I always wondered where in

I always wondered where in the world Carmen was. Turns out, south of the border.

04/07/2012 - 5:14am How does Air Force get

How does Air Force get someone on the East Second Team? Understand they play in a conference called "Atlantic" Hockey, but, uhh, along with Denver and CC, they are one of the three westernmost college hockey-playing schools.

Separately, Michigan is now in the Pac-12 because our fight song says "Champions of the West."

03/18/2012 - 10:46am One thing I haven't heard

One thing I haven't heard anyone bring up is the relative sizes of the arenas.

The Resch Center in Green Bay has a capacity of approx. 10,000. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul seats around 18,000. While it's certainly possible that Minnesota fans sell out the X on their own, coming close to filling up Resch isn't as hard as if it was an NHL arena. Does the committee really think it needs ND there to sell, say, 8-9k tickets in GB? Or might they gain just as much in attendance from placing ND in St. Paul and ensuring they sell all 18,064 seats there.

I dunno, at this point, I'm grasping for straws as to why Michigan should go to GB.

I fully expect our first round matchup to be in Guam with the Frozen Four on Jupiter.

03/11/2012 - 10:54am Burn the Boats

Anyone else notice the "Burn the Boats" sign behind Red in the locker room? Is this something the team has used all year, or is it new for the playoffs? Interesting that hockey would use the same rallying cry Beilein used for our NCAA tourney run a few years ago.



01/05/2012 - 9:46pm Arnett

Arnett would have to sit out a year... right?

01/03/2012 - 5:51pm YES! User name has sudden but

YES! User name has sudden but surely temporary relevance!

And the thrill is over. That was fun.

12/17/2011 - 6:55pm Just saw the Famous Idaho

Just saw the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl mascot, "Spuddy Buddy," on the sidelines....

Someone needs to keep Dave Brandon away from ESPN for the next 2 hours.

12/11/2011 - 10:59am This is thread-worthy if for

This is thread-worthy if for the sombrero pic alone.