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07/03/2018 - 4:22pm +1 Insightful

+1 Insightful

07/02/2018 - 4:04pm Birmingham, MI.  Pros: good…

Birmingham, MI.  Pros: good schools, good restaurants, lots of parks, excellent city services, centrally located within metro Detroit.

Cons: Michigan weather, Dream Cruise. 

07/02/2018 - 12:07pm I posted in the Eric Gray…

I posted in the Eric Gray Hello but I think these rankings really demonstrate how useless the ranking services are these days.

Eric Gray - highly scouted, highly productive, almost video game numbers.  Yet Rivals considers him the #21 player in Tennessee, which is not considered to be a major talent producing state.

David Ojabo - just started playing football and played out of position last year but considered to be somewhere between the 6 - 13'th best prospect in NJ, which is considered to be pretty talent rich.

I know there's variance from year to year in talent levels but this just doesn't add up.

07/02/2018 - 11:53am Those Rivals (especially)…

Those Rivals (especially) and ESPN rankings seem preposterous.  Are there really 10 - 20 better prospects in the state of Tennessee?  I believe Michigan is generally considered to be a better talent producing state and there's no chance that the 10'th - 20'th prospect here is on that level.

06/26/2018 - 11:37am Must be the day for…

Must be the day for egregiously bad and totally indefensible court decisions.

06/25/2018 - 11:47am So tired of all this…

So tired of all this recruiting news cluttering up the site...  Hello!  Hello!  Blah blah blah.  I need Risk updates. :)

06/23/2018 - 8:22am This was delightful, thanks…

This was delightful, thanks for sharing.  Maybe a little corny at times but it really got me and not to proud to admit that a few tears were shed.  Luckily wife and kids are still sleeping or I’d never hear the end of it.  The power of music to instantly bring back memories and emotions is just amazing.

06/22/2018 - 5:34pm Welcome home Chris, you’ve…

Welcome home Chris, you’ve been missed.

06/21/2018 - 2:26pm These updates are driving…

These updates are driving approximately 50% of my visits to the new site...  not sure what I'll do after.

06/19/2018 - 8:01pm Jalen’s a prominent alum…

Jalen’s a prominent alum whose been successful in two prominent careers and positively reps Michigan all the time.

I hope they can bury the hatchet and be friends again some day.  Hell, even Kobe and Shaq are civil these days.

I loved that team, hang the  banners IMO

06/19/2018 - 2:51pm I agree with your overall…

I agree with your overall take but I think you're severely underrating David Terrell and Amani Toomer.  There's no one on that three star list who could combine with Braylon to outperform them.

06/19/2018 - 2:41pm This is great!  I've watched…

This is great!  I've watched every player over that time period and it's hard to argue with your selections.  For pure talent, I might take Will Peterson at CB over Clark/Stribling but they're the right call from a production and longevity standpoint.

I thought about Shawn Thompson over McKeon at TE but looked up his stats and they're not comparable.

No need to duck on Harris and Dhani over Irons and Morrison.  It's close but David Harris needed to be on the list and Dhani was an amazing all around player.

06/18/2018 - 1:34pm +1 Insightful

+1 Insightful

06/17/2018 - 10:03am Grandma took the three…

Grandma took the three little maniacs for a sleepover last night, so enjoying a nice breakfast with my wife before we go pick them up.  Brasil match at 2 and then maybe beat the heat with late afternoon movie.  Happy Fathers Day everyone!

06/16/2018 - 5:07pm I have same issue.  Well…

I have same issue.  Well over the 100 point threshold (which hasn’t changed per one of Seth’s comments) but I don’t see any way to upvote/downvote or the voting results for each comment.  I’ve tried multiple browsers with same result.

06/14/2018 - 12:08pm Over please.  And I’ll take…

Over please.  And I’ll take the under on tOSU... see them tripping up once before we take out a decade of frustration on their asses on Nov. 24

06/14/2018 - 11:20am Brasil!!!

Brasil!!!

06/13/2018 - 9:44pm Me too, I’m well over the…

Me too, I’m well over the threshold but see no voting buttons or voting totals.  Same result on multiple browsers.

06/13/2018 - 2:09pm Old.  This may be one genius…

Old.  This may be one genius marketing scheme...  I'd happily pay for a subscription to "MGoBlog Classic."  Current content thru a more stable version of the 2.0 interface with a good app.  $$$

 

 

06/12/2018 - 10:50am Lake Erie must be awful...  

Lake Erie must be awful...  

06/12/2018 - 9:49am He seems like such a nice,…

He seems like such a nice, sweet kid but he's really grown as a leader and totally transformed his body.  He's slimmed down, jacked up and is going to be a monster on the field this year.  Reggie White 2.0

Might be the first time I'm actually rooting for a player to leave early.  He and his mom seem like good people and I'm hoping they get all the rewards that go with being a top 1 - 5 pick.

06/07/2018 - 3:48pm My personal favorite...

The…

My personal favorite...

The Threat

 Submitted by Ace on October 20th, 2012 at 6:54 PM

"We're laying in the weeds. We've beat Michigan the last four years. So where's the threat?" — Mark Dantonio

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BRENDAN GIBBONS IS THE MOTHERFUCKING THREAT.

Celebrate. Pants optional. Brunettes mandatory.

05/31/2018 - 1:46pm Two birds, one stone.

05/25/2018 - 9:21am More of a "poor man's Tom Brady" per my scouting report

:)

05/25/2018 - 9:08am Skipping out of work at noon for lunch date with Han Solo

Odds are the film will be slightly disappointing but...  never tell me the odds.

05/24/2018 - 2:59pm I'm incredibly lucky to have a beautiful Brasilian wife

but please trust me, one is enough :)

05/24/2018 - 1:40pm Hawks, Pistons and Cavaliers here...

we'll believe it when we see it.

05/24/2018 - 10:06am Erin Esurance

I enjoyed the Erin Esurance campaign in the mid 2000's.  Apparently I wasn't the only one...  LOL

https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/

"Fitted in a leather catsuit and sporting a spunky pink haircut, the 2D-animated secret agent navigated her way through a variety of 30-second national commercial spots. The face of insurance start-up Esurance, she battled giant robots (who represented “overpriced competitors”), scaled her way up buildings, and occasionally took showers on screen for no apparent reason.

Designed to be hip, exciting, and fast-paced, Erin stood for everything Esurance believed in. She was not only the company’s answer to Geico’s ubiquitous gecko, but a formidable marketing tool for recruiting their intended demographic — 18 to 24 year-old males  into insurance policies.

Unfortunately, that demographic liked Erin so much that they made porn of her. Lots of porn. So much porn that, at the height of the mascot’s popularity, 9 of the top 10 image results in an unfiltered Google search for “Erin Esurance” ended up being these amatuer artists’ racy renderings."

05/17/2018 - 1:48pm Scott Frost has been dead to

Scott Frost has been dead to me since January 8, 1998.

05/10/2018 - 2:08pm MJ

I've watched both their careers pretty much fully and the answer is MJ.  LeBron is amazing and might be # 2 but Michael is the greatest. 

He terrorized the league and might have put up 8 straight titles in his prime if not for the baseball experiment (gambling suspension?)  Could have been more on the back end if not for Crumbs and Reinsdorf.

 

05/07/2018 - 3:54pm SVG totally screwed us

We're 5 years away from being 5 years away.  Not good enough to compete but enough talent to avoid rock bottom in the next 3 - 5 years.  We're locked into this roster and don't have the young players or future picks to change it any time soon.

Best case scenario is Reggie stays healthy, the roster gels and they're a threat to reach the second round of playoffs at some point in next 3 years.  Then it likely all falls apart due to age and injury.

Worst case is another few years like the last (just in/just out of the playoffs, picking between 8 - 15 every year) as we wait for the big contracts to expire, and then start to bottom out and rebuild.

It's really hard to see a path to contention any time soon :(

05/02/2018 - 4:08pm Peyton Manning

Never won a big game in college, failed numerous times with loaded teams in the NFL playoffs, got lucky to face a crap Bears team in the Super Bowl and then vultured another title thanks to Denver's defense. 

Really good player who put up great stats on talented teams but certainly not the GOAT.  That's Brady and I'd put Elway, Marino, Montana, Aaron Rodgers, probably Favre and possibly Steve Young and Drew Brees before Peyton.

04/17/2018 - 11:54am This is pretty stupid IMO. 

This is pretty stupid IMO.  I'm all for making the game safer but it's inherently unsafe and these half measures don't really accomplish anything.  They might as well eliminate kickoffs altogether...  they're only interesting when there's a big return or when someone makes a big mistake deep in their territory.  

02/23/2018 - 11:50am I always love the Olympic and

I always love the Olympic and World Cup matchups between historical powers and geopolitical rivals with lots of bad blood.

02/21/2018 - 11:44am Desmond made the catch

Even with blatant pass intereference from Eddie Brown, Desmond made the catch on the two point conversion.  The (correct) final score is Michigan 29 - Michigan State 28.

02/18/2018 - 12:03am As a father of three young

As a father of three young boys, I can say they'll do that to you sometimes...

02/13/2018 - 4:18pm I wish I had more than one

I wish I had more than one upvote to give...

02/12/2018 - 10:38am I'm sympathetic to anyone

I'm sympathetic to anyone with this diagnosis but it's not a get out of jail free card that excuses his behavior.  It deserves sympathy and understanding but doesn't change the fact that he's pretty consistently acted like an entitled A-hole for his entire adult life.

The family history is pretty interesting...

https://deadspin.com/the-long-con-how-the-manziels-conquered-america-10…

 

02/10/2018 - 4:25pm But the quote has everything

But the quote has everything to do with his life and legacy.

02/10/2018 - 3:31pm I put the quote back in as it's accurate and important

“The world is being destroyed by psychopaths, so of all the things to be concerned about – acting, it’s not really up there, is it?"

02/08/2018 - 12:01pm Katarina Witt

Katarina Witt

01/26/2018 - 11:44am She's a little annoying as a

She's a little annoying as a Spartan slappy but her heroic stand against the White Supremacist in Chief should be honored and respected.

01/24/2018 - 10:51am Quite the career arc... 

Quite the career arc...  Dominoes > Michigan > Toy's-R-Us > auditioning for the role of Mayor Humdinger on Paw Patrol Live?

10/17/2017 - 9:08pm The Pitino Table obviously...

The Pitino Table obviously...

10/12/2017 - 10:04am Brasil

My wife is Brazillian and my three little guys are dual citizens so... Brasil if I know what's good for me.

09/19/2017 - 3:53pm Roll Damn Brandon?

Roll Damn Brandon?

08/16/2017 - 3:36pm Better than the "Pitino

Better than the "Pitino table"

07/20/2017 - 4:08pm Funniest and best thing I've

Funniest and best thing I've read all day...  thank you!

07/19/2017 - 12:05pm Not yet

This is my 3rd or 4th year purchasing thru Kickstarter and they always seem to arrive on the early side (between July 10 - 14)  A little delayed this year but not jonesing yet as I've already devoured the digital edition.

06/28/2017 - 12:10pm LOL Knicks

If only they'd done this a week earlier... before they passed on Dennis Smith Jr and Malik Monk for Ntilikina because Phil thought he was a better fit in his outdated offense.