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08/15/2018 - 10:16am Thanks for posting these. I…

Thanks for posting these. I love JJ's take on Michigan and the voices he gets to enlighten the fanbase.

08/15/2018 - 10:15am " It might all crash and…

" It might all crash and burn but I don't see any evidence that he is cluelessly flailing."

 

- For evidence of this, see another one of our past ADs:

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Now there's cluelessly failing for you!

 

08/13/2018 - 5:59pm This game is going to be…

This game is going to be tougher than we think. ND away, opener, night game, new QB, amped crowd, bound to be some mistakes. Has all the makings of a classic.

I think NDs defense will mitigate our offense for chunks of the game but our defense will be superior.

Going to become a field possession game and will result in a 23 - 13 win for the good guys.

Turnovers will be crucial.

08/13/2018 - 12:21pm Lets just assume this was a…

Lets just assume this was a failed attempt at humor and get on with our day then? Kthxbai

08/13/2018 - 9:09am Love the effort, but after…

Love the effort, but after watching Coach Herb give a clinic while at Arkansas (it's on Youtube) I can tell you that he'd want Kalil to slow down a bit and really focus on his technique. Full extension, hold at the top, slow descent. Quality of rep is far more important than the number of reps or the weight being used. Gains follow form.

All that said, this kid is fast becoming my favorite player in the class. Love his passion.

08/13/2018 - 9:05am He's a 20-something kid who…

He's a 20-something kid who wants a chance to make his dream happen. I have no problem with that at all, wish him the best, hope he crushes it at WMU. He didn't get a chance to make it happen in Ann Arbor, maybe Kalamazoo will be a better fit.

08/09/2018 - 12:00pm Wow that was much easier.

Wow that was much easier.

08/09/2018 - 12:00pm test gif response:

test gif response:

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08/07/2018 - 1:23pm ODB?

ODB?

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08/07/2018 - 1:17pm Wasn't this covered quite a…

Wasn't this covered quite a bit early on? Schools sniffed around, saw he wasn't in the camp scene or looking at football, saw he had committed to play basketball, then turned their attention to kids they thought they actually had a chance of landing?


Don't get me wrong, send the kid an offer at a minimum and see if anything sticks, but there is some logic to the seemingly obvious WTF.

08/07/2018 - 10:02am Great conversation. So glad…

Great conversation. So glad to hear this kind of strong rhetoric and love that the team had Brenda Tracy in to spread her knowledge. #SetTheExpectation 

08/07/2018 - 8:05am Nice modifiers there…

Nice modifiers there MichiganFan1984.

08/06/2018 - 2:59pm Never want to see a player…

Never want to see a player injured, no matter what school he plays for. Hopefully he has a full recovery and we drop 350 yards on his 100% healthy ass.

08/06/2018 - 2:57pm I treasure your honesty.

I treasure your honesty.

08/06/2018 - 10:19am It depends where you live. I…

It depends where you live. I live in Grand Rapids and I get live ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. I took the device up north with me and didn't have any of those when I tried to watch.

08/03/2018 - 3:56pm This is a blasphemy on par…

This is a blasphemy on par with those dolts who keep saying "Dilly Dilly." 

Take it back. Tack it back RIGHT NOW!

08/03/2018 - 2:00pm test

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Edit: Wahoooooooooo!!!

08/03/2018 - 11:20am To be clear, I believe…

To be clear, I believe referencing grilled or smoked meat in this context acuatlly means "sans pants."

08/03/2018 - 10:47am I thought that was when the…

I thought that was when the new phonebooks arrive?

08/03/2018 - 10:45am LOL

LOL

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08/03/2018 - 8:11am While this was covered in…

While this was covered in the Meta post earlier yesterday, I for one don't think there can be enough posts wishes Ace well and a full recovery. Chronic illness is the worst. Hope you get the rest and recuperation you need.

Hail!

08/01/2018 - 11:22pm A-friggin-men. It's like no…

A-friggin-men. It's like no one here has lived through a site redesign before. Fully functional takes time, people. Give it a rest! Content is still good for crying out loud. If you're pissed because you can't get your points, think about what that means. It's a number on a screen that means NOTHING.

Or, as my elementary school teaching sister-in-law says, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit."

#GetOffMyLAWN

08/01/2018 - 11:06pm I believe it was George…

I believe it was George Bluth who said it best:

George: You cannot arrest a husband and wife for the same crime.

Michael: Yeah, I don't think that's true, Dad.

George: Really?

Michael: -nods-

George: I have the worst [email protected]#$%*^ attorneys.

Since I can't figure out how to imbed the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75iv3RKQUAM

08/01/2018 - 10:55pm IBD.

You mention politics,…

IBD.

You mention politics, you can pretty much guarantee this thread is going to get the can.

All politics aside, of course the Boren's are going to take OSU's side. This is mostly a nothing-to-see-here moment. They're a cringe-worthy family saying cringe-worthy things. Color me shocked.

 

08/01/2018 - 4:33pm I just tweeted at him…

I just tweeted at him... wondering/hoping it works like a bat-signal.

08/01/2018 - 1:13pm Everyone knows that a…

Everyone knows that a university president is a non-revenue generating position, therefore, expendable.

/s

08/01/2018 - 1:00pm I hope you're right, but if…

I hope you're right, but if history is any indication of what Urban Meyer is held to account for, me thinks he will probably still be coaching the Buckeyes next year.

Tom Izzo is still coaching too... think about that.

08/01/2018 - 12:59pm The full report is pretty…

The full report is pretty damning. Seems hard to establish that Meyer did not know. This will probably as a court-of-public-opinion fiasco that will result in Urban saying that it galvanized the team and gave them a chip on their shoulder.

Banal platitudes will be offered. 

Nothing will change.

Man, I want to beat OSU. There's a banal platitude for you.

08/01/2018 - 12:29pm IMO, not great. However, as…

IMO, not great. However, as has been said already, it's not like he was in a position to enact any kind of decision, change or reprimand. While we may have the luxury of saying "He knew!! He should have quit in protest!!" we also are not in a position to say what the entire dynamic of the situation was at that time. Maybe his family was really comfortable in Columbus. Maybe his kid was just settling in with their high-school piers or athletic team. Saying that because he had knowledge of the situation does not imply that he should have quit in protest. Doesn't excuse him from any responsibility, that should be made very clear.

He SHOULD report it as far up the chain as he can. That seems like a fair, responsible expectation.

In any case, our first concern should be for Smith's ex-wife. I'm glad to hear she's an ex now. No one deserves that kind of treatment.



 

07/30/2018 - 3:55pm To be clear, depth doesn't…

To be clear, depth doesn't necessarily imply good depth. I'm not trying to bash on our guys. I have a lot of confidence that with good coaching and more experience that they can take steps to be better than last year.

It may mean that we simply have a lot of guys who can all do the same stuff at the same level. If it's not at a high level, we still have issues. That's all I'm getting at.

07/30/2018 - 12:52pm 1. For narrative non-fiction…

1. For narrative non-fiction, have an outline. However, don't be married to it. You will find that in the process of writing, new unexplored veins will come up. Follow those veins if only to see where they lead. You can always cut it out later.
 

2. The narrative voice is important and lots of writers spend several drafts getting that right. If you are new to writing, however, I would recommend you just focus on getting the story out first. You can tighten up the voice as you grow in experience.

2b. Real editing is more than just reading and adjusting. There is lots and lots of writing from scratch in the editing process.
 

3. Grammar matters.
 

4. Never say "I pontificated" when "I said" will suffice. 
 

5. Echo the Stephen King "On Writing" recommendation.
 

6. As best as you can, try to have a thick skin. Writing is a TON of self-inspection and rejection. If you intend to try and publish the old-fashioned way, prepare thyself for lots of people telling you No.
 

7. Worry about publishing, agents, submissions later. Write first.
 

8. Enjoy the process. The elements of craft and style are a rewarding journey unto themselves.
 

9. Don't take yourself too seriously.
 

 

07/27/2018 - 11:55pm Love his passion and work…

Love his passion and work ethic. 

07/27/2018 - 4:05pm There's so many potential …

There's so many potential #NoPoliticsOnThisBoard...Redacted# responses that I could throw out here. Suffice it to say that a decision made by the judicial system does not now nor will it ever render a person completely innocent. People commit crimes all the time that they don't ultimately get charged for. Doesn't mean they aren't guilty, it means that fault can't be proven. Obvious is obvious but that is a subtle, but real distinction. 

As for the internet lynch-mob, I'd say that while this blog is popular among a small cohort, this is a very small sliver of the interweb. I don't see lots of outlets mobbing this Taylor Lewan story. You're talking about a set of highly invested, keyed up Michigan fans who want to protect the name of their school (I did not attend, full disclosure). I see no problem with holding even a young man to account for actions he chose to take in haste. 

You make choices and you live with them.

07/27/2018 - 2:57pm "A low level of competition…

"A low level of competition is cited."

I read this with a palpable amount of sarcasm. 

Cannot wait for football season to get here.

07/27/2018 - 12:48pm So because you don't like…

So because you don't like their humor and don't like to follow hyperlinks, the content is bad?

Talk about a 404notfound, am I right? 

PHP rulez!!

DFW for the ersatz win!!

Unverified Voracity and all that jizz. I mean Jazz.

Jazz is artsy-fartsy. I'll bet Brian and Ace listen to it while their toking up and putting on ascots. 

Or else Wizz Kalifa, which, who the f#$% is that? Am I right?

I said am I right?

 

07/24/2018 - 4:40pm I heard that Denard is…

I heard that Denard is starting QB

07/24/2018 - 2:07pm Not sure who Mineral King is…

Not sure who Mineral King is or why I should care, but I'm up for some bang.

07/24/2018 - 12:19pm Wasn't Kareem Walker a not…

Wasn't Kareem Walker a not-that-well-kept secret? I don't know. I don't think he broke the story if he was commenting on it, but this is speculation on my part honestly.

See how I did that? Said I don't have definitive information? That's what Yoder should do.

07/24/2018 - 10:59am A- for willingness to look…

A- for willingness to look at the program and readily admit we need change. Making hard coaching decisions and going after a team archetype that fits the modern game will serve Michigan well, I think. Competent coaches running a system that better attacks team's weaknesses is a good thing.

B- for last two years executing the Harbaugh way.

 

B+ for excitement level this year. I think the schedule is too hard to get all the way there, but if we win against our rivals then I will be pleased.

 

07/24/2018 - 9:37am The issue is that Yoder…

The issue is that Yoder passed this off as inside information when clearly he has none. 

Write a speculative piece if you want.

Offer your conjecture. 

Opinions are what we're all about.

But don't say you know something when in reality you know jack shit. Then you're just being a shitbird and you deserve whatever criticism you get. 

07/23/2018 - 2:12pm Sounds like the kid made the…

Sounds like the kid made the decision that works best for him. Best of luck, enjoy that sunny Cali weather and all that it entails. 

Next!

07/19/2018 - 3:19pm Haven't read the whole…

Haven't read the whole thread, see a lot of snark, but as a UofM fan who DOESN'T hate ND (sacrilege, I know) I would say that ND overall is a great campus to experience a game.

Check out the band who play in a few different places before the game, their Honor Guard (though maybe a little stuffy) is pretty cool to see, the campus in general is nice (check out the grotto, bookstore etc)

Tailgating is a good experience at ND as well. Though their fans are a pompous, lets be honest, so are we.

Enjoy, I think ND is a good viewing experience. Blows MSU out of the water in my opinion.

07/16/2018 - 12:16pm My 2 cents: 

Maybe this is…

My 2 cents: 

Maybe this is just a problem in my area (West Michigan) but I suspect not.

Elite soccer training at the youth level is cost prohibitive. Gaining access to top level coaches, camps where scouts attend held at the most competitive universities, are in many ways limited to those whose parents are wealthy enough to support players travel, hotel stays, tournament fees, club fees and more.

Until the barrier is broken, I think we continue to see a gap in participation. It's similar to hockey or other "rich kid" sports like golf and tennis.

Thoughts?

07/13/2018 - 1:34pm (No subject)

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07/11/2018 - 5:58pm Good point. The Swenson deal…

Good point. The Swenson deal was closer to NSD if I remember? In any case M has done a good job of explaining their process going fwd and at least he has time to still make a good decision. Good luck to him.

07/11/2018 - 5:12pm That Dileo hold still…

That Dileo hold still astounds me. That they were able to pull that off and not get a false start is incredible. When you watch the clip it seems like it's on fast forward. And yet...

07/10/2018 - 4:57pm Any word on when we can…

Any word on when we can expect to see upvoting work again?

07/10/2018 - 12:22pm This is good for European…

This is good for European football, good for Juventus, good for Real Madrid... Champions League will have a new, less inevitable dynamic. Higuain will probably move on now, so will some of Juve's other players to cover the cost... 

I'm excited about this one.

07/10/2018 - 12:18pm You, sir, are a pill.

You, sir, are a pill.

07/09/2018 - 1:04pm Choked on some hummus…

Choked on some hummus reading your last sentence. Couldn't disagree more, but you sir are a comedian.