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06/09/2018 - 10:59pm Mmmmmkay I get it now... …

Mmmmmkay I get it now...  Let's get after it Crosley et al!

06/07/2018 - 8:53am Your username is blasphemous…

Your username is blasphemous.

 

06/07/2018 - 8:50am That, sir, is a work of art…

That, sir, is a work of art.  Well done.

06/07/2018 - 8:48am You cannot be serious... …

You cannot be serious...  Yes, the folks here are unabashed UM fans, but the heaps evidence for prosecutorial misconduct related to MSU athletes is no conspiracy theory.

06/06/2018 - 12:44pm Which will obviously…

Which will obviously continue to happen. Also still looking for any real reason to trust what your clemson guy counterpart is telling you.

06/06/2018 - 9:37am Well done, MGoTeam!

As a…

Well done, MGoTeam!

As a longtime bitcher/moaner of the old site and the delays in getting the new site up, I offer a hearty "THANK YOU" and virtual pat on the back.  

Some minor glitches that have been noted below, but overall the new site looks and works great.  Congrats!

06/06/2018 - 9:23am Fair enough. Can you explain…

Fair enough. Can you explain why the game is "not like Risk at all"? Should we not focus our energy on preserving protected territories and limiting the number of territories exposed to attack?  My recent orders did not do that.

 

06/06/2018 - 8:57am I like this idea and have…

I like this idea and have just started "playing" about a week ago.  Observations:

  • My orders have made zero strategic sense, and I am a risk afficianado. Our "generals" need to be fired.  I am making my own decisions based on what is actually smart. This is also known as mutiny.
  • We should be 100% focused on preserving our hold on the new england "peninsula".  Clemson just tore us a new one because our orders were defending outlying areas with zero strategic benefit. Which brings me to:
  • The "alliances" are complete BS. Whoever is "in charge" of Clemson that we are coordinating with is either outright lying or has zero pull with his constituents
  • The jury is still out on whether the rules of the game make any sense at all.  I am leaning towards "no".
  • I am very pleased with the new site. Looking forward to voting capability on the board.

 

06/04/2018 - 8:40am Are you serious?

Of course luck exists in sports. Not saying that our poor perforamance against OSU lately has been all luck, but still. If you don't think luck was involved in the blocked punt against MSU, I don't know what to tell you.

05/22/2018 - 9:12pm I hope this is sarcasm.
 

I hope this is sarcasm.

 

05/22/2018 - 9:09pm Mo changed the program in a huge way...

What people forget is that Moeller's offense was revolutionary.  It was no huddle back when that was something, and at a traditional place like Michigan it was REALLY something. Cam Cameron was Sam Wyche's assistant at Indiana before he (Wyche) took the no huddle to the NFL and used it to lead the Bengals to the superbowl. Mo let Cam take that offense and make it Michigan's. Amazing stuff.  

Mo was also the first college HC to have a full time recruiting coordinator on staff (Bob Chmeil).  Michigan's recruiting footprint got so much larger during Mo's time - into Florida (Rod Payne), California (Toomer), and Texas (Mercury Hayes and Jarrett Irons).

The NFL talent that came out of that program during the Mo years was incredible; Howard, Alexander, Wheatley, Toomer, Runyan, Law, Skene, Steele, Grbac, Collins, Riemersma, Tuman, etc.  I could go on and on... not to mention the all americans who didn't get drafted highly or have great NFL careers... Hutchinson, Payne, Irons, Horn, Morrison, Jenkins, Stanley, Biakabutuka, etc. 

We'll never know for sure how the history would have changed, for better or worse. I know this; it's too bad we never had the chance to see Mo try to take UM to the next level.  With that staff I have no doubt he would have gotten close.

05/22/2018 - 9:00pm That play

was not called in the huddle. It was an audible by Grbac.  Still ballsy to go for it though.

05/22/2018 - 8:56pm This comment is complete bullshit

I was there on the inside of the program the entire Mo tenure. It was 100% clean. No question.

In fact one of the most dismaying thing about the ordeal was that Mo used to say every single year to the incoming freshman class: You have to be not just as clean as other students at the university... but cleaner. You have to know that people in the communitiy are going to try to take advantage of your fame or your position, and they will cut you loose when the going gets tough. You are not special - so don't expect any special treatement from anyone if you get in trouble, expect them to be harder on you BECAUSE you are a football player..

What sunk him that night at the Excalibur was when the audio tape of him hit WJR a couple days later with him in a drunken stupor saying "You can't do this to me! You know who I am!"

Once that tape hit the airwaves and the evening news, it was over. 

 

05/22/2018 - 1:57pm Charles is always right

when it comes to OSU. Not one person on MGoBlog, myself or the proprietors of this site included, has any right to disagree with him on this point. He has earned a lifetime exemption from criticism on any opinion OSU related.  

I am not being sarcastic.

05/22/2018 - 1:41pm +1

Because obvs.

05/22/2018 - 1:40pm It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools

It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools

05/22/2018 - 7:56am "Score the ball"

This has got to be the most annoying phrases in basketball commentary.  "He can really score the ball" Ugh.

Close second - Using "disrespect" as an objective verb.

 

Also - get off my lawn.

05/18/2018 - 10:01am "too expensive" *sniff sniff

Looking forward to another 6 months of whining about how expensive the Jordan gear is  every time something new comes out.  It gets so tiresome - it's like class warfare for sports fans.

Jordan and Nike Dri-fit is higher quality stuff than the cotton gear you can get at the "Meijer Team Store" next to the red wings bumper stickers and tigers camo hats.  If you don't like the price, then don't buy it.  The constant complaining about the price gets really old.

Michigan is an elite brand and attracted another elite brand. That means some of the stuff is pricey. If you don't like it, there is plenty of non-Jordan gear to be had. Go buy it and wear it and be happy. 

05/18/2018 - 9:53am So don't buy it then. No one cares

Nothing is more annoying that whining about how little some rich guy "gives back" with his own money... especially when you have no freaking clue what you are talking about.  Go ahead and give your millions (LOL) to whatever charity you support, and stop criticizing others for what they (supposedly) do and do not give.  Class warfare at it's worst.

05/04/2018 - 8:39am This thread will not end well

This thread will not end well

05/03/2018 - 2:14pm Scout?

Are those Boy Scouts or just "Scouts"?

 

*ducks

05/01/2018 - 8:37am I read the article

and it is so monumentally stupid that I don't even know where to begin. 

The reason behind it is purporting to fix the "problem" that some teams have no shot at the playoffs. Just look at the World Series participants since 2009 (the last year the Yankees won with the core players from their dynasty still around).  There are no dynasties.  The league that supposedly has 'fixed" the parity problem - the NFL - still has franchises like the Lions and the Browns.  Sometimes there are just losers.  Get over it.  

Even if lack of parity WERE a problem there are so many things that could be tried to improve it baseball before this buffoonery.  Also, and probably more significantly, ending the season for most teams on 9/1 when the "playoff" begins by this suggestion completely eliminates one of the best things about the game; MLB's reverence for season records and statistical comparison of one season to another. I can just hear it now. "Trout and Judge both hit 42 HR, but Trout played in 16 fewer games, so he should win the MVP"

I can't believe I just wasted 3 minutes typing this response such a collossally stupid and completely irrelevant concept.  I guess it's the offseason for MGoBlog, so that explains it I guess.  Football season can't come soon enough

05/01/2018 - 7:53am What if football was played on rollerskates

with a giant walnut for a ball?

05/01/2018 - 7:49am "I'm picking up your sarcasm."

"Well I should hope so because I'm laying it on pretty thick."

04/12/2018 - 12:52pm Really amazing...

I actually complimented Graham on twitter because I was so amazed that he had a rational thought about MSU, let alone put it in writing, in a column. To me it means he must know something that hasn't been reported yet - it isn't like him to burn a bridge unless that bridge is due to be dynamited in the coming weeks.  

Very surprising.

04/12/2018 - 8:14am Why?

Why post this? Was there no Mike DeBord or Les Miles news available?

04/11/2018 - 11:39am I could give you facts and

I could give you facts and figures...

04/11/2018 - 11:06am Jesus Christ Superstar references

Much appreciated.

(avatar checks out)

03/29/2018 - 11:02pm Sounds familiar

Like every other opponent they have faced thus far in the tourney. All of whom will be watching from the comfort of their living room.

03/28/2018 - 7:26pm I'll pull rank if I need to...

...after all, look at my zuchetto!

03/23/2018 - 3:46pm Damn. Beat me to it.

"People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."

03/23/2018 - 8:00am Call in sick.

Call in sick.

03/21/2018 - 11:11am wut??

Adding receivers, varying formations, and complex shifting is EXACTLY what you should do if your QB can't make progression reads... it gives the defense more perceived offensive options on a play, when in fact there is only one or two. 

 

03/21/2018 - 7:47am Idiotic Sports Journalists

Coaches just laugh histerically inside when some idiot journalist asks if they are going to integrate "RPO" into the offense.  Run Pass Options in some forme or another have been in use since the 80s, but just because Collinsworth says it 40x during a broadcast then Graham Couch et al decide they need to ask it any chance they get.

They can't say "yes" because it is an asinine question, but if they say "no" then they will be presented as out of touch. So you get the answer "we'll have some of that in our offense".  Stupid question, nondescript answer. Welcome to sports journalism.

03/20/2018 - 7:35pm That is... not an argument.

Watch hockey and tell me lacrosse wouldn't be better on ice skates

Watch MMA and tell me boxing wouldn't be more fun with choke holds.

Watch football and tell me rugby wouldn't be better with helmets

Watch the Tour de France and tell me the Boston Marathon wouldn't be better on bikes.

etc.

etc.

etc.

03/20/2018 - 5:02pm Shepard - good. Tieman - Intolerably bad

I like Shep, not because he is especially pleasant to the ear, but because he does a great job accurately describing the action, which is the play by play guy's job.  

Terry Mills is - not good. He really doesn't add much in my opinion. He says the same thing over and over again, and is really tough to listen to because of his droll disinterested delivery.

On occasion if I happen to be driving somewhere I will listen to MSU basketball on the radio... for about 30 seconds then I have to turn it off. WIll Tieman has got to be the worst play-by-play guy in American.  His voice and delivery are incredibly annoying, but so are George Blaha's. Tiemen just doesn't describe the action AT ALL.  You can listen to him for 5 minutes and not get a score or a time remaining.  At least Blaha is obsessed with giving you the clock "Four and fifteen to go in the half"

Tieman is the worst.  

03/20/2018 - 4:52pm Terrible hockey takes

If you are advocating eliminating offsides and allowing the puck to be played off the netting, then you lose all credibility for endorsing other, potentially reasonable changes like the size of the goal (a bad idea, but reasonable) or banning going down to block shots (meh)

Offsides is necessary for such obvious reasons that... I don't even know, man.  And if you allow play off the net, it immediately would be used strategically to dump the puck into the corner and have it just sit there to chase.  Just terrible, awful, stupid ideas.

I don't understand the obsession with eliminating replay altogether because it slows the game down sometimes.  It is horribly implemented in college hoops, but that doesn't mean it's inherently evil, it's just executed poorly (as many other things in college basketball are).  The goal HAS to be to get the call right, and reply is a great tool to do that, if handled properly.

03/12/2018 - 11:08pm Acupuncture has been extensively studied of late

Due to the newfound and unfortunate interest in “integrative medicine.” Most studies failed

To find any statistically significant pain reduction (not clinically significant - there’s a difference). Those that have have failed to establish any evidence of the mechanism - except placebo. And no, you can’t argue “even if it is placebo effect, it still works”, unless you are ready to go back to 18th century bloodletting as a way to cure disease.

In short - it’s placebo with a chance of infection. Fortune telling with delusions of grandeur.

03/12/2018 - 4:07pm As it relates to healthcare? 

As it relates to healthcare?  Yes.

03/12/2018 - 2:50pm Actually no

It is not hard to question nonscientific quack-induced puffery disguised as "training techniques".  There is truth, which is sought and proven or disproven by scientists. Whether or not Tom Brady uses it is irrelevant -  acupuncture is not truth. 

03/09/2018 - 3:28pm Stop obsessing over seeds and locations...

It's out of our control. Get over it.

Michigan did everything they could do and passed every test late in the season with flying colors. Having our self-image as a program hinge on the difference between a 3 or 4 seed or the difference between playing in San Diego or Wichita (or Detroit), or whether MSU or Tennesee is a higher seed than us is just pissing in the wind.

Win the next game. Survive and advance.  That is all that there is to do.

03/09/2018 - 9:41am Really?

then maybe you need to assess more than just your fandom.

03/09/2018 - 8:35am I don't get that attitude at all

I am too young to fully appreciate the Blues Brothers reference, but it is part of our tradition. Isn't that what makes college football so different - the quirky and oddball traditions that have a life of their own?  The sanitized corporate bullshit pisses me off way more than the stuff like this, that has existed for so long that we don't even remember how it got started or why it has persisted.

 

03/09/2018 - 8:15am Savage.

+1, sir.

03/09/2018 - 8:13am Sometimes sport, even when losing, creates lasting moments

The rain was so surreal - I honestly don't know if I have every been in such a torrential downpour, including literally thousands of outdoor football and soccer practices/games in the rain. And under the lights in the stadium with the feeling that we still were going to pull it off even though nothing was going our way.

It was just one of those moments that was spontaneous, joyous, and emotional.  It just worked.  As stated at the end of the linked article:

  • "Despite the fact that Michigan was losing against MSU, "Mr. Brightside" pushed us away from the lure of impending disappointment. It opened up our eager eyes and reminded us that we were doing just fine"

To be honest, if you are so obsessed with winning that you miss one of those human moments that seldom comes along, you should probably take a deep breath and assess your fandom.

03/09/2018 - 8:00am That's kind of the point

I think that's why the story is interesting. It was an organic spontaneous growth of a song that, at face value, isn't really that great.

Get over yourself and your music snobbery.

03/08/2018 - 6:23pm Sorry, no...

more like you wanted so badly for MSU to be locked into a 2 seed despite their middling finish that you read what you wanted to into the tweet - which really isn't abiguous at all.  So you read it how your little-brother heart wanted it to read and immediately posted it here.  Just to get a rise out of all of us.

In other words you actually are both dense and a troll simultaneously. Congrats.  

03/08/2018 - 3:38pm Seriously?

I can't decide if you are so dense that you misunderstood the simple tweet to an astounding degree, or you are so much of a troll that you thought this was cute.  Probably both.   

03/08/2018 - 8:47am FALSE.

PTI is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with ESPN. Unwatchable.

02/28/2018 - 11:25am Disagree

The latest is much more systemic than the one coach trying to cover up for a murder.  It goes to nearly every major program and shows the inherent filth in the system at large.