|06/07/2018 - 3:49pm||1.) Michigan fans are…||
1.) Michigan fans are extremely embarrassing. Our fan base is awful.
2.) Football seasons where we aren't good or expected to be good are 100x more fun than seasons like 2016
3.) Guns should be banned in this country. Not just assault rifles, but handguns and hunting rifles too. Hunters can find a new hobby.
|05/31/2018 - 10:09am||They look great on paper, but||
They look great on paper, but I think they will struggle with scoring, particularly shooting. When things get rough, they will probably lean on Poole or Matthews a little too much. Worst case scenario, they are probably a 7-10 seed if they can't figure out their shooting. Best case, probably a 3-5 seed and in contention for the conference regular season title assuming Matthews can clean some things up and Poole makes the leap. My guess would be they're a 6 seed in the tournament. Top 10 Adj. defense in KenPom, 50-60 adj. offense. 13-7 in conference
|05/10/2018 - 11:15am||It's terrifying to me that||
It's terrifying to me that Matt Patricia's life is ruined because he was once credibly charged with sexual assault. This has thoroughly derailed his career and I'm sure he will never coach in the NFL again. We must band together to defend this man we've never met against these cruel accusations.
|05/10/2018 - 8:28am||Apparently it would be as||
Apparently it would be as easy as a basic criminal search in Nexis
|05/10/2018 - 8:16am||Bob Quinn quote: ““As an||
Bob Quinn quote: ““As an organization, The Detroit Lions take allegations regarding sexual assault or harassment seriously. Coach Patricia was the subject of a standard pre-employment background check which did not disclose this issue. “
|05/10/2018 - 8:11am||We should expect any NFL team||
We should expect any NFL team making a hire to do their due diligence. “It was an obscure thing to find” does not make Bob Quinn and Rod Wood look good here
|05/10/2018 - 7:56am||Despicable||
What does it say about the Lions that they did not find this when running background on Patricia?
|04/30/2018 - 12:43pm||Seems more the exception than||
Seems more the exception than the rule. Plus, Trubisky didn't have to play behind our O-line :)
|04/30/2018 - 12:35pm||Not snark||
How is Shea projected as a top QB when he hasn't even played a full season yet? The guy's only played 10 games in college. I'm sure he is a talent but it is very bizarre
|04/26/2018 - 12:36pm||I see your point, but even||
I see your point, but even consider some of the other responses in this thread. It's not like we're accusing of Reschke of being racist because he flipped someone off in traffic;he used the word that no one should even write down. We reflexively justify what he did as a"one-time thing" and give the benefit of the doubt that he's not REALLY like this. If we can't even agree that this guy is racist, then we've lost the word completely. Apply it to only neo-nazis and Klansmen and people will stop believing it's a real thing. Then when the videos of police abuse or stories of racism come out like they do every week, people will shrug and say there's probably a good reason for it all that doesn't involve racism. We won't get anywhere tip-toeing around white people's objections to being called out for their poor behavior
|04/26/2018 - 11:08am||While we are talking about||
While we are talking about Residence Inn Ann Arbor, could someone explain the running joke from the podcast about the varying number of conference rooms? I love inside jokes and I’d love to be included in one someday
|04/26/2018 - 10:59am||I would absolutely use a||
I would absolutely use a dreaded "blanket statement" and say that any white man who has called a black man the N word is a racist. It's wild that you can use one of the worst, most racially-motivated words against someone and still have jabronis defend you as 'not racist'.
|04/26/2018 - 10:53am||Maybe an unpopular opinion: I||
Maybe an unpopular opinion: I think the Lions RB depth is just fine. Coaching and OL play hamstring how good any running back can be on this team. I'm hoping a non-Caldwell head coach and the addition of quality OL the past few offseasons can solve the issue of the Lions run game
|04/26/2018 - 10:42am||In round 1, I would really||
In round 1, I would really love to see them draft a D-lineman. Ziggy is on the franchise tag this year, Ngata is gone and the Lions pass rush has been awful since 2014. A running back seems like a stretch for a first round pick but it wouldn't be devastating. Fine with about any other position besides OL
|04/26/2018 - 10:18am||Thanks for the response. My||
Thanks for the response. My point is that we need to expand the definition of what racism is. If we only save it for people burning crosses in white robes, then we aren't talking about it at all. The truth is that many of those "passive" participants are quite satisfied with the racial hierarchy in this country enough to angrily defend any sort of discourse as "divisive" and "not helpful." I would say it IS useful to call out racism where you see it, even if it makes people irritated. Civil Rights is never popular, even MLK (who is lionized now) had a 66% disapproval rating in 1966 per Gallup.
|04/26/2018 - 10:10am||Who is judge jury and||
Who is judge jury and executioner? Is this a court of law? The kid called his teammate the N word. He is a racist piece of shit. He showed his true colors. While no one is defending use of the word itself, to defend it as simply an "angry outburst" or wondering why anyone can't say the word should not be a natural response.
|04/26/2018 - 9:33am||It's offensive for a white||
It's offensive for a white person to say it because it calls back to a time when black people were treated as property. Black people use it to reclaim ownership of the word.
|04/26/2018 - 9:31am||If this idea of "true"||
If this idea of "true" racists is real, how do you reconcile that with the idea of structural racism in America? How is having "biases against other races" not racist? Why is the idea of being called racist so offensive?
|04/26/2018 - 9:20am||ITT: A surprising amount of||
ITT: A surprising amount of people defending the use of the N-word as a slur as a one-off thing in the heat of the moment. Also deriding the term "racist" as a hurtful insult. What a time to be alive
|04/23/2018 - 2:07pm||It sounds like you will be||
It sounds like you will be able to download other peoples' work and import it into your own system. Similar to roster downloads for the NCAA games
|04/23/2018 - 9:31am||I don't think people are||
I don't think people are demanding an apology from Jay, rather pointing and saying "what a tonedeaf jackass for thinking that's funny."
|04/23/2018 - 9:21am||"guns are no joke"||
"hey this guy is just using his gun for a joke calm down"
|04/23/2018 - 9:20am||Idk, the "father as protector||
Idk, the "father as protector of his daughter's sexuality" says more about the father than about horny teens. Open and honest conversations are fun but that's not very manly I guess
|04/19/2018 - 3:27pm||How many of those games will||
How many of those games will match market value on the secondary markets for the get-in price? 2?
|04/19/2018 - 3:14pm||It is a shame we only get||
It is a shame we only get Purdue once. Beilein vs Painter is one of the more fun tactical matchups to watch in the B1G. What a damn shame
|04/17/2018 - 11:11am||Change the targeting rules.||
Change the targeting rules. Leading with the helmet is a 15 yard penalty and the review occurs post-game to determine if a player is suspended for the following week. If a player leads with his helmet and causes significant injury, he must be held out until the other player returns to play.
|04/17/2018 - 11:06am||This is my #1 answer as||
This is my #1 answer as well. I'll gladly sit through tv timeouts, mascot races, and replay reviews but I have a hard time justifying increasing costs of attending games. Teams recognize what they're doing and they still don't care. I held Lions season tickets since 2014 but dropped them before last season they increased the price by 20 percent in 3 seasons. Michigan charges insane seat license fees and you even have to "donate" to even have the privilege of buying season tickets. Eventually all the blue hairs will stop going to games and I doubt that demand will keep up. We aren't too far removed from the Retail Activation days
|04/16/2018 - 2:02pm||Has anyone said 2018 hockey||
Has anyone said 2018 hockey yet?
|04/16/2018 - 1:04pm||2008-2009 basketball, 2016||
2008-2009 basketball, 2016 football, 2008 Lions just for fun
|04/16/2018 - 12:58pm||Spring games aren't really of||
Spring games aren't really of any value to fans besides learning who on the roster is 'on the outs', like a WR spotting snaps at CB or a QB not playing. Hype from the game is always insane so it is actually a little relieving not fawning over that 6th WR on the depth chart who showed amazing hands or the 5th year senior who is "really ready to put it all together this year." The only spring lesson we've ever learned happened in retrospect when we didn't realize how bad our 2009 defense was
|04/13/2018 - 3:09pm||ND was really good last year||
ND was really good last year and MSU is a rock fight. I dont think the offense will make a huge leap this year, but that's just one nobody's opinion. Shea is exciting, but the Mgocommunity was doing the same exact things last year. "Wilton is out, but Okorn is going to better anyway. Okorn is out, but Peters is going to be better anyway. Peters struggled in the bowl game, but at least we have a better QB coming in."
|04/13/2018 - 3:02pm||It sure would!||
It sure would!
|04/13/2018 - 2:10pm||8||
@ND - L
WMU - W
SMU - W
NEB - W
@ NW - W
MD - W
WI - W
@MSU - L
PSU - L
@ RU - W
IU - W
@OSU - L
|04/12/2018 - 4:07pm||Correct||
The flip-flopping of channels only happens between sister networks like ABC & ESPN or Fox & Fox Sports 1
|04/12/2018 - 3:30pm||Question for cord-cutters: I||
Question for cord-cutters: I like to follow along on Twitter while I watch sports. Is the feed delay with your service significant enough that I would need to stop this in order to not be spoiling every play ahead of time?
|04/10/2018 - 9:09pm||Never underestimate the guys||
Never underestimate the guys who don’t get to play. They can be as big of leaders as any starter. Thanks for all the hard work, Brent!
|04/10/2018 - 10:41am||Isaiah Wilson is a good||
Isaiah Wilson is a good counter. I would agree that we would have a better chance with those type of situations but overall I don't think it changes our classes that dramatically.
|04/10/2018 - 10:37am||I take 'local' to mean||
I take 'local' to mean 'within the region'. Most of USCs recruits come from the west coast. LSU recruits extremely well but they mostly get kids from the south. It is difficult to convince a high school kid and his family that they will be comfortable far from home when the US has so many cultural differences between regions.
|04/10/2018 - 10:19am||Influence is subjective. Of||
Influence is subjective. Of course it influences decisions, but it's not the one deciding factor that it's made out to be. Michigan opening up the pocket book doesn't propel them to a top 5 class every year just by itself. Do you think Otis Reese would've come to Michigan if he were being paid to (presuming Georgia was also paying)?
|04/10/2018 - 9:32am||They probably recruit at||
They probably recruit at about the same level with some extra blue chips here and there. It wouldn't make a big difference. It's not like money is THE deciding factor for a lot of kids. Most high school kids want to stay closer to home and find a place where theyre comfortable. Money is just sweetener when it comes to recruiting the top talent
|04/09/2018 - 3:29pm||Honolulu or NOLA. Good vibes||
Honolulu or NOLA. Good vibes
|04/03/2018 - 8:33am||From two star April recruit||
From two star April recruit to one of our best players his senior year. He will be missed
|03/31/2018 - 10:09am||Love the enthusiasm, and not||
Love the enthusiasm, and not lumping you in here since you mentioned getting along with you neighbors, but I've sat behind enough braying jackasses who are "helping" the team with their passion to know that these people tend to be awful section companions who are overly territorial, hypermasculine and aggressive. Some of the responses in this thread highlight those traits.
IMO fans GREATLY overestimate their impact on games. Noise can obviously be a huge asset, but the team is not going to win or lose on a neutral Final Four court (which we already know will be a lot of UM fans) because of the crowd.
|03/31/2018 - 9:37am||You are a passionate fan.||
You are a passionate fan. Everyone around you is a weiner. Sprinkle in some of that "I'm a standing fan and the team needs me" vibe that always comes up in these posts and "Phyllis in row 29 better be standing and loud otherwise we might LOSE" for flavor. What did I miss?
It's fun to be passionate! I'm not knocking that. Just have some respect for the people around you. Not everyone goes to live sporting events because they want to be loud and obnoxious. Some people just enjoy seeing games in person
|03/31/2018 - 9:21am||Should I Stand? guide:-Is||
Should I Stand? guide:
-Is everyone else standing? Then yes, feel free to stand
-Is there a tradition where fans usually stand at a point in the game (e.g. until the home team scores) Then yes, feel free to stand
-Is it a critical moment in the game where excitement is building? Then yes, feel free to stand
-Is it the first 10 minutes of the event and you and your buddy are the only two people standing in your section? Then no, read the room. Instead of saying, "there should be a quiet section of the stadium for all these people who CANT HANDLE MY VIBES", maybe you should go to the "loud" section i.e. the last row of any section in any stadium. Stand to your heart's desire. Practice jumping jacks. Do that weird "let's go" up and down arm motion even though you're the only one doing it. Go crazy.
|03/31/2018 - 9:00am||Love the logic that it's||
Love the logic that it's entitlement for other people to behave how they want, but YOU paid $100 for your ticket so you are...entitled(?) to act however you want
|03/30/2018 - 4:31pm||Whatever happens, the last 2||
Whatever happens, the last 2 games plus the one tomorrow are house money. Any other season, that Poole shot rims out and we spend the offseason wondering how MAAR’s last shot didn’t go in. Win or lose, seniors can hold their heads high about how the season turned out
|03/29/2018 - 1:27pm||Genuinely curious what he||
Genuinely curious what he ends up doing. Izzo and him apparently are on the outs, but he seems too eager to go pro to transfer and sit out a year. Europe would be the next best option since there isn't much room for a 6-8 245 center with no outside shooting in the NBA
|03/28/2018 - 8:08pm||Will be watching in LA if||
Will be watching in LA if anyone can recommend a good spot
|03/28/2018 - 10:50am||Seems like wishful thinking||
Seems like wishful thinking on MSU's part but you never know. Why a lottery pick who couldnt stay off the bench in March would ever come back seems beyond reason