|01/01/2018 - 5:00pm||Honestly, too many cooks in the kitchen?||
I was saying this in our group text all game: I don't understand why we need Drevno AND Pep Hamilton with Jim Harbaugh as our head coach after seeing this year's results. Yes, I know the trio "worked" when the third head was Fisch. Pep should *theoretically* be better, but the results speak for themselves. If we need an offensive specialist, it's a coach who can get more out of the OL (apparently not Frey?) or more importantly the WRs. Both units have had incredibly awakward technique all year. They don't know where to put/position their hands. Even trotting out Freshmen, they should be able to do that?
|07/30/2017 - 10:03am||Snake or auction draft? Note:||
Snake or auction draft? Note: there is only one correct answer. I could be immensely interested.
|04/11/2017 - 12:26pm||Hakstol? ughh||
As a diehard Flyers fan let me say this: his second season was an absolute disaster. As we didn't have any particularly offensive trainwrecks or public breakdowns, an outsider might think it was merely a middling season. However, he has consistently infuriated the fanbase by punishing young talent yet rewarding veterans for making the same mistakes. There's even been rumblings Hextall has had buyers remorse this year and specifically left prospects in the minors longer than necessary to avoid damaging them.
I know he had success at UND, but these are not the types of things I want to say about a guy whose sole job is coach kids and attracts the top prospects who see M as valuable developmental path to the pros.
Honestly, I don't want him near my professional team nor my school.
|09/26/2016 - 3:33pm||YES!||
Ah I knew my day would come! *cracks knuckles*
The wolverine claw, as best I remember, was something that the writers at the Daily heavily pushed 03-05. Prior to (and during the transition), it was not a "chop" per se--it was the hand motion signalling first down the other way. I thought (and still do) the claw looks ridiculous (in the not good way) and protested vociferously. Alas, it fell on deaf ears. Claw away, padawans.
|04/08/2016 - 8:46am||UROP||
I did 4 years of research during my undergrad through the UROP program. Headed into my freshman year, I applied and was accepted to UROP in Residence, and they put us in Mosher-Jordan. It was honestly a crap-hole, but they've renovated it. UROP is an AMAZING program, but I honestly got nothing from the residence other than being certain I would get to be on central campus.
If the residential community still exists, I would go that route. However, i don't know if that program is around. (I went to school '03-'07).
|02/03/2016 - 7:05am||Truthfully||
Truthfully: if this actually had any meaningful, adverse publicity then you would see 3-star types either stop committing to schools like 'Bama, or at least more parents refusing such commitment offers. In the end, it does not. As greasy as they may be, their success dictates that any kid would love to jump on an offer and take the chance of riding it out.
Hopefully, our future success combined with a classy meritocracy system makes us the more attractive destination for kids we recruit regardless of star rankings.
|10/17/2015 - 8:57am||There's not enough negs on||
There's not enough negs on the planet.
|07/29/2015 - 8:40am||Nashville||
Headed to the Titans home opener on 9/27, so I'm looking for a place to catch the BYU game. Is Bar Louie still the locale in Nashville?
|04/24/2015 - 5:32pm||I'm absolutely also putting||
I'm absolutely also putting that guy ahead of me. No doubt indeed. I'd put anyone of similar ilk ahead of me. My story has yet to be written to that degree, so who knows.
But as for many others, I think my story nudges them out. I suppose I did not mean to make it sound like a competition, especially considering I appreciate anyone who supports Michigan. My stong opinion on this topic comes more from "outsiders"--when someone who never attended OSU/MSU/ND gives me hell for something Michigan does, on the field or in the classroom. Those people grind my gears FAR more than those who attended.
|04/24/2015 - 11:30am||Guess I'm an asshole||
Guess I'm an asshole. Luckily, it's not the first time I've been told that. Scratched and clawed academically & (still do!) financially to attend and graduate from Michigan. That distinction has spawned a mindset that I have every justification in the feeling a bit more invested in our successes and failures than those who cannot say the same. I don't begrudge anyone their fandom, but don't tell me someone who wrote a letter of intent to attend at age 10 and then incurred massive debt isn't slightly higher on the "fandom" rankings than someone who turns on a TV every Saturday.
|12/31/2014 - 4:39pm||Hmm||
Not that I doubt Drevno in any way, but how does fan hatred of one man make a different man a "good hire?" The two are quite separate.
|12/23/2014 - 3:46pm||Yeah||
Fun double-posting the first time I post in years :/
|12/23/2014 - 3:44pm||Yeah||
Yeah, it's completely stripped down. I've never understood that though. When has deleting a tweet or claiming your account was "hacked" ever actually been effective at accomplishing anything?
...other than making me run and post my first paranoid message on the MgoBoard in years...
|10/23/2009 - 1:56pm||Charleston, SC||
I'll be in Charleston tomorrow during PSU and there's no way that map can be right. The bar listed there is the unofficial bar for WVU fans to watch games. Something tells me that's not Michigan friendly?
|08/30/2009 - 11:24am||Just a question||
When did we get a journalism department? I graduated in '07 too and I once met a group of seemingly solid people who stated they were forced to go to little brother because they actually had a journalism program, whereas as ours consisted of "go write for the Daily."
Sounded about right at the time because I didn't know of anyone who was in school for journalism, but I'd love to call BS on their story.
|06/30/2009 - 10:15am||hah||
"Q . But there seems to be the perception that Michigan State is taking over the state in recruiting
A . Last I checked, Mike Martin and Will Campbell were playing for Michigan."
Gotta love his spunk. And actually, that's the sort of response upon be prodded too much about one subject which Mr. Lloyd Carr would have used.
|06/02/2009 - 4:44pm||Honestly, I REALLY like what||
Honestly, I REALLY like what detroit does in the opponent's end and in their defensive end. When they get their own sustained pressure, or have the opportunity to make a big defensive stop, it's textbook and fun to watch. But the way they are trapping the neutral zone right now is not good for hockey; it's really slowing the game down. It's not good defense either, it's a cheap system that makes you think you're watching the 98 Panthers.
I could see a sub-par team sneaking into the finals and then using the system to try and shut-down Crosby and Malkin. But this detroit, probably the best defensive team in the league. They don't need to do it. They are good enough to defend with the flow.
|06/02/2009 - 4:29pm||You folks are awfully||
You folks are awfully sensitive for a group who's team is up 2-0. I just wanted to point out that as an outsider who is actively routing for the penguins to lose, I wish Detroit would not trap and do the neutral zone stuff that ruined the game. You guys definitely have the superior team and for the good of the league, you should let your talent shine. The Wings have done a very nice job of making their own luck (as I said), the real issue is what this style of play could do for the league as a whole again.
|06/02/2009 - 3:14pm||Oh I know all about the rule||
Oh I know all about the rule changes. I played for 15 years so hockey was my favorite sport and the one I follow closest. They have called the new rules fairly consistently... until this series. It's been baffling and frustrating to watch. There's a reason Detroit was giving up powerplay goals like mad: they kept getting nailed for their neutral zone garbage. The refs have swallowed the whistle since the finals began, though, which only hurts the league.
I'm of the opinion that Detroit can trounce Pittsburgh if they play it straight up anyway, and I really wish they would. It would be more fun to watch as a pure hockey fan, but casual fans would also get to see the progression towards speed and aggressiveness the league had taken. It's honestly dangerous for the game for detroit to win this way. I hope they open it up and let their own talent shine from here on out.
|06/02/2009 - 2:37pm||Flyers Fan||
As a die-hard Flyers fan who despises the Penguins second most in sports (to only Ohio State), I have to tell you folks you need to wake up: you're KIDDING yourself if you don't think Detroit hasn't received all the bounces. That said, I've always believed you make your own luck, and Detroit is certainly churning it out.
If I was a Pens fan, I'd be busy complaining about valid points like Detroit clutching and neutral zone trapping. That's what has made the first 2 games of the cup so awful/boring. We'd be better off if the league was able to showcase one of the awesome series this year (Pitt/Wash, CGY/Chi, Det/Ana, etc.) instead of this flashback to 1995.
|04/07/2009 - 10:58am||No, Breaston went to Woodland||
No, Breaston went to Woodland Hills. Penn Hills is a different high school.
|04/01/2009 - 12:00pm||wow. it's an april fools||
wow. it's an april fools joke, it'll be gone tomorrow. enjoy it in the meantime.
|03/28/2009 - 5:40pm||Animal Collective's new album||
Animal Collective's new album is probably the best so far 1/4 into this year.
Other than that, been listening to a lot of Boys Noize, Walkmen, Cut Copy, and The Hold Steady. I always seem to be listening to Built to Spill and Pavement as well, but I'm sorta obsessed with that period in music.
|03/10/2009 - 12:45pm||Sorry Dex||
As someone who did his undergrad work at Michigan, I would be upset to see the Maize & Blue try to steal someone else's tradition.
I'm currently a graduate Alchemy student at Kennesaw State at Kennesaw Tech in Walhalla, North Dakota. Every year our big rivalry game against Prairie View A & M is held at 3am MST. There are bars specifically built into Dick Lebeau Field at Matt Miller Stadium that open up at 10pm on Friday night and allow fans to drink at the game for five hours before walking to their seats.
Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like the buzz you get from rootin' on our Fighting Halloweenies in their fuchsia & silver uniforms ("Fuchsia for the fall sky, silver for the twinkle in the eye!") in the middle of the god damn night.
If you're wondering why you might not have heard of this, it's because this game is the only [email protected] event televised each year. Obviously, it's on in the middle of the night EST, and you can only find it on the Oxygen channel. The founder of said womens' network bought the rights to the game because she (he?) was actually the first male midget to have a sex change performed at our branch campus, Kennesaw State at Kennesaw Tech Junior Community College at Grand Forks, which some of you might recognize as the school Dan Marino played his JuCo ball at before transferring to Pitt.
Please, let's keep the discussion to Michigan switching to Black uniforms and playing every game at 8PM.
Go Blue!/Go Fightin' Halloweenies!
|12/05/2008 - 4:47pm||incorrect||
Incorrect. He'll be in the SEC in a talent rich state. Plus,if I went undefeated twice in a non-BCS conference without a whiff of Nat'l championship hopes, you can bet I'd hop to a BCS conference.
|10/16/2008 - 2:19pm||hmm||
Based on Brian's assessment in UFR that Threet was pretty banged up, I was wondering the same thing. All indications were that Feagin was completely lost coming into the season. But if a Sheridan-led offense can't put up points on Toledo, does that mean we're better off running 95% of the time, and doing it with Feagin at QB? I mean, if the DB is 5-10 yards off the LOS, can he at least noodle-arm a screen or long hand-off every now and then?