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07/18/2018 - 4:02pm Ya'll, if there is ever a…

Ya'll, if there is ever a time to be a band-wagon jumping fanboy it's when your top defense is returning virtually everybody, Shea Patterson has transferred and is eligible, Ed Warinner has taken over your offensive line, and Jim Harbaugh is quietly breathing fire after a bad year #3.  This is my way of saying that Shea should be QB #1 or 2 on everybody's board. 

People are treating Shea as a total mystery despite two seasons of film with him flinging darts on the run.  Why, even Paul Feinbaum would put Shea higher than you do (just as everybody else who has seen him in the SEC does).  

07/17/2018 - 11:53am Hey, now, we did have Johnny…

Hey, now, we did have Johnny Wangler and AC!

07/16/2018 - 7:21pm Can't wait.  Great job with…

Can't wait.  Great job with this!

07/14/2018 - 10:11pm I agree with Chaco that…

I agree with Chaco that higher quality is usually not worth the extra cost, since only an expert can tell the difference.  In general, I would urge you to buy the diamond from a diamond wholesaler and then have the ring put together.  The thing not to do is go to a jeweler and just buy a ring.  You will pay more for less that way.  

As for the bling value, I would point out that your wife is going to wear the ring for the rest of her live (hopefully) as a symbol of being married to you.  So something pretty nice is a good idea.  In general, if a woman is marrying young (and to a young man), she probably has her expectations in check.  But if she and you are older, well, you probably have more money than a 22 year old and she knows it.

Last, it is a good idea to get some idea of what she wants.  Most women would prefer to get what they have long wanted than to be surprised.  

06/29/2018 - 12:07pm Let's not forget that right…

Let's not forget that right now we are at the very bottom of the summer sports hole.  So, I think we can forgive Brian for this borderline indiscretion.  And, fortunately, when the country explodes into polarized hatred over the upcoming Supreme Court nomination, we will have our polarizing hatred for Ohio State to hold us together.  Hopefully, Brian will be too busy fulfilling his life calling of producing UFRs to vent too much about politics during the season.

06/21/2018 - 10:28am But when I was last in A2, I…

But when I was last in A2, I took my family to the M Den shopping but not Moes.  So I can hardly complain.

06/21/2018 - 10:26am First the V Bell and now…

First the V Bell and now Moes.

06/08/2018 - 1:05pm "Think he has the tools but…

"Think he has the tools but lacks the "it" factor."
 

Some people just can't get over "the slide."  And I am one of them.  Let's see Shea and then Dillon.

05/21/2018 - 1:09pm Drew Singleton
The guy is a

Drew Singleton

The guy is a beast.  Would have been a 5* without his knee injury and is just now fully healthy.  He is an incredible football player.

Overall, this is a roster we will be talking about 20 years from now.  We've got outstanding players at virtually every position.  If the LT comes through, watch out this year.

05/16/2018 - 4:54pm Wrong

Wrong.  Denard was a great college football player.  He just wasn't a great pro player.  Big difference, as Desmond can tell you.  It is certainly true that once Rich Rod got to the tough part of the B1G schedule we started to get shut down.  But that doesn't make it Denard's fault.  Go back and watch UTL 1 and tell me that Denard was not a good football player.  Puh-leaze.

05/16/2018 - 4:52pm The reason we aren't winning

The reason we aren't winning the B1G is that we don't run the Transcontinental once a year as we are destined to do.

05/16/2018 - 4:50pm The Florida maize uniforms

The Florida maize uniforms looked awful.  Put them away forever.

05/10/2018 - 1:44pm I find this quite

I find this quite encouraging.  If you imagine our QB's from last year in that situation, I wonder if we would get a passing first down all game.  Shea looked pretty good, considering.

05/09/2018 - 2:35pm Very surprised.  I think of

Very surprised.  I think of Higdon as the bigger, power back and Evans as the scat back.  Clearly I have been deluding myself.

05/04/2018 - 4:49pm Let me second the thought

Let me second the thought that a BBA is not really the best route for someone who plans to get an MBA anyway.  Something like Econ would be better, if one does not wish to endure an engineering curriculum.  If I remember my MBA experience correctly, not that many students were BBA's and the admissions department was actually somewhat biased against them.

05/04/2018 - 4:42pm I presume this is for a BBA. 

I presume this is for a BBA.  I would say that unless he gets into Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford that the difference between the other top schools is negligible.  I know that Chicago is currently ranked near the top, but a Ross degree will open just as many doors, presuming he does well.

The bigger issue for an undergraduate is the contrast between a big-city urban campus and the #1 college town in America.  I don't think they encourage students to be out on the streets in Chicago at night.  Whereas A2 is just awesome.  For most folks, I think a classic undergraduate experience like at UM is better, then you can do an MBA in a big city environment.  I did my graduate business work in Philadelphia and being downtown in a big city was ideal for graduate-school age people.

Plus, the Big House is not in Chicago.

05/03/2018 - 1:02pm But was Darko highly rated by

But was Darko highly rated by anyone other than Joe Dumars?

05/03/2018 - 1:00pm We have a winner

We have a winner -- this is the best answer by far.  Namath is insanely over-rated.  

05/03/2018 - 12:55pm The gold gloves are where the

The gold gloves are where the problem lies.  That should be an honored award to recognize top notch excellence.  Yet Jeter was a below average shortstop by advanced metrics and he kept collecting the gold gloves.  Other than that, sure, he was awesome -- and I can say that as a lifelong Red Sox fan.  

05/02/2018 - 11:46am So true! But he is one of the best guys.

So true! But he is one of the best guys.

05/02/2018 - 8:09am But the odds of them playing

But the odds of them playing any of those games in a monsoon remains low.

05/02/2018 - 8:08am That's the spirit.  And don't

That's the spirit.  And don't apologize for driving in the stake.

05/01/2018 - 5:11pm The likelihood that I was in

The likelihood that I was in the building at the same time as you is exceedingly high.  We Phi Delts held down the bouncing at Charlies during its first years.  But prior to Charlies, we could regularly be found in the Bell.

05/01/2018 - 3:54pm The V-Bell

It's pretty sad that the V-Bell no longer exists.  It's like they are eradicating the evidence of our youth!  Like so many others in the late 70's and 80's, I rang the Bell for my 21st birthday.

05/01/2018 - 3:53pm Next thing you know, they'll

Next thing you know, they'll close The Second Chance.  During my time at UM, Bob Seger, the Ramones, and George Thorogood at the Chance were an essential part of the experience.

04/30/2018 - 2:02pm 2016 Recruiting Class

If you take Patterson off old Ole Miss' 2016 recruiting class and add him to ours, we end up with a really high recruiting rating for our current junior class (I can't figure out how they do their points system, but we would probably be in the top 3).  That's where the depth is, sure enough!

04/27/2018 - 4:56pm Yea, baby!  Bring on the 2018

Yea, baby!  Bring on the 2018 season!  Beat the Irish -- badly!

04/16/2018 - 2:38pm One that ends well. 2007 would be

One that ends well. 2007 would be cool.

04/14/2018 - 11:20pm Come on

We manhandled OSU 2 years ago -- all we needed to win that game was the official's proper spot of the ball.  We could very well have won this year with a major problem at the QB position.  Harbaugh is putting our team in a position to win -- and they will be winning these games.  We have a good football team with huge numbers of strengths.  We need some positions to improve and we will be the better team this year.  Yes, we need to win -- it kills me as much as anyone -- but let's get of Harbaugh's back about this.

04/14/2018 - 11:19pm Come on

We manhandled OSU 2 years ago -- all we needed to win that game was the official's proper spot of the ball.  We could very well have won this year with a major problem at the QB position.  Harbaugh is putting out team in a position to win -- and they will be winning these games.  We have a good football team with huge numbers of strengths.  We need some positions to improve and we will be the better team this year.  Yes, we need to win -- it kills me as much as anyone -- but let's get of Harbaugh's back about this.

03/30/2018 - 8:15am What a beautiful city

What a beautiful city Charleston is!  Enjoy your time in our wonderful state.

03/29/2018 - 12:07pm That Is

Awesome!

03/29/2018 - 11:39am I would not cheer for OSU in

I would not cheer for OSU in any contest or for any reason.  If the KGB fielded a basketball team and was playing the Buckeyes, I would sit next to Putin and cheer for the Russians.  Ditto MSU.  But I am pretty loyal to the rest of the conference.  I was really pulling for Purdue in this tournament -- really respect and like that basketball team.  So go B1G, except OSU and MSU!

03/23/2018 - 10:45am Beilein!

What a testimony to Coach Beilein's excellence as a leader, motivator, basketball schemer, and player developer.  I was able to be present for the preseason exhibition at Crisler, my first time at a live UM basketball game in years.  That team was so raw.  We didn't even know who would be the point guard and were banking on Wagner's skill and Matthews' athleticism.  Now, they are the whole package.  If they play their best, like last night, I don't know if there is a team in the country that can beat them.  Anything can happen, but this team has turned into a great one, for sure.

03/22/2018 - 12:33pm Please let it be Dylan

Please let it be Dylan McCaffrey.  We desperately need at least one eligible and quality QB next year.  I'm all in for Shea, but dreading the NCAA doing a job on us, just because.

03/22/2018 - 12:30pm Need the Transcontinental!

The trick play we need is the transcontinental.  We had a tradition going with one epic transcontinental per year.  It was breaking that tradtion that sent our program into a tailspin.  So if Gentry throws it, it needs to be the QB.  For tradition's sake!

03/22/2018 - 12:26pm So why Mason?

Which makes it a curious thing that Mason is going to double up at linebacker, along with fullback.  How is he going to get playing time with guys like Bush, Ross, Singleton, Anthony and McGrone on the roster?  That is a talented LB group!

03/22/2018 - 12:22pm It would be nice if was an O

It would be nice if was an O lineman, for sure.  So yes to Filiaga.

03/22/2018 - 1:29am Good for the D Line

I like it -- a D lineman's number.

03/20/2018 - 1:01pm To be fair, I think ESPN was

To be fair, I think ESPN was basing the reseeding on performance in the tournament.  And we have played very poorly.  I was miffed at first, too.

03/18/2018 - 12:30am Now We're Dangeous

Ridiculous!  Jordan Poole!

I'm still bitter about the foul calls, though.

But now we're playing with house money.  Watch out!

03/16/2018 - 3:23pm You forgot to mention the

You forgot to mention the screaming lady.  That was an impressive feat of annoyance that was driving me crazy.

03/16/2018 - 3:23pm You forgot to mention the

You forgot to mention the screaming lady.  That was an impressive feat of annoyance that was driving me crazy.

03/10/2018 - 4:52pm Yep

What we need is not some magic solution to drop into our laps, but for our coaches to get our talented players up to their potential.  I'm excited to see what Warinner does with our young guys!

03/10/2018 - 3:52pm It means he was always

It means he was always staying home.  But he wanted a little attention and the fun of being courted by famous coaches.  Can't say I blame him.

03/10/2018 - 1:43am True enough.  Have we gotten

True enough.  Have we gotten a read on why the team was so lackluster in the bowl game?  Because the whole offense, at least, was.

03/09/2018 - 10:30am Missing Spring Practice

I agree about Shea, though I fear the irrational malice of the NCAA toward clean programs.  But don't you think it strange that Wilton hasn't made it a priority to participate in spring practice at whatever team?  It seems like he wants to be somewhere the starting job is just handed to him.  I say this in part because of the sullen comments he made about having to compete for the UM starting position.  Come on, man, talk to Tom Brady if you have a beef.  At some point, you've got to suck it up and play your way into the lineup, realizing that the coach has to have the team's success at the forefront of his mind.  I just don't see this in Wilton, and his non-participation in spring practice at a new school doesn't show a team perspective to me.

03/09/2018 - 10:26am It would be a huge shot in

It would be a huge shot in the arm if Dylan can play at a high level.  For me, the Peters ship sailed at "the slide."  You've got to have more fire than he has to lead a team to victory in tough games.  For this reason, I mainly think that we really need Shea to be declared eligible.  But if the NCAA comes through again with a nonsensical decision punishing clean programs and players, then our hopes are largely bound up in Dylan, I think.  And I think there is good chance he will be a real dude.

03/09/2018 - 8:25am Does he know the offense?

But does Wilton know the post-Pep offense?  It sure didn't seem like it last season.  I don't see why he should be thought to have a better grasp of the current offense than Peters and McCaffrey, since they have been under it as long as Wilton.  Wilton knows the previous offense better, but he seemed paralyzed in the current offense last season.

I think Wilton is a great guy.  I honor him for playing injured at OSU in 16.  But he was lost last year.  There were two true freshman QB's playing great in the NCG.  I would rather give a chance to the younger guys than face the depressing prospect of Wilton overthrowing open deep balls and refusing to throw to wide open guys.  We need to win this coming season.

03/09/2018 - 8:16am Was Peters' lack of fire

Was Peters' lack of fire really inconsequential?  It sure seemed that it was during the South Carolina game.