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03/03/2019 - 10:12pm Not unless he can run on one…

Not unless he can run on one leg.

06/05/2018 - 8:54pm I saw some arrows but wasn't…

I saw some arrows but wasn't sure if negs were now free.  Would prefer something like reddit does.

06/05/2018 - 8:51pm Well that initial version of…

Well that initial version of the new site had me in a panic.  Couldn't find the forums and felt the quality of my day going downhill fast without my mgoblog fix.  Much relieved to see things up again. Don't do something like this again.

02/01/2018 - 12:30pm The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

12/01/2017 - 1:36pm I'm really hoping that now we

I'm really hoping that now we get Taggart to FSU and Sumlin to Oregon. Now that would make for a true Coaching Carousel. Could happen.

02/21/2017 - 10:55pm Exit Michael Johnson

I don't know if this has been mentioned but I saw that Michael Johnson has decided to head to Oregon.


"It has been a whirlwind of a week. On Monday morning, I began my journey to the University of Michigan. By Tuesday evening, with Jim Harbaugh's blessing, a new journey had begun to the University of Oregon. God's ways are mysterious indeed! At the University of Oregon, I will be the new Wide Receiver Coach. I owe it to all of you who have prayed, and supported me and my family, throughout my time at TKA."


12/28/2016 - 1:15pm Another possibility if you

Another possibility if you are going early.  Just park on Agnew or a close side street and walk to the stadium along the creek trail which will be closed on a game day but if you show a ticket, you will be allowed to access the short cut to the stadium.

05/05/2016 - 11:13pm Got to be BASEketball.  Worst

Got to be BASEketball.  Worst movie ever.

04/06/2016 - 5:36pm And people that start threads

And people that start threads to complain about jerks are worse.

03/23/2016 - 4:12pm Madden was an absolute

Madden was an absolute monster on the penalty kill and still holds NCAA records for short handed goals in a season (10) and career (23). Then he put in another 18 in the NHL.

01/18/2016 - 4:17pm I don't know.  Pitching is a

I don't know.  Pitching is a specialty that 8 guys don't have to practice or do.  Having the one guy that has to pitch, not hit, doesn't seem to be that big of a departure.

01/18/2016 - 4:09pm Lucrative kind of means thta

Lucrative kind of means that people like it.  So in your world "entertaining" is the equivalent of "pathetic"????

01/18/2016 - 4:05pm If you want to know which way

If you want to know which way the wind is blowing in this decades long argument, just look at what high schools and colleges have chosen.  If you look at that, the NL is standing alone more and more at the outlier.

01/18/2016 - 3:40pm Maybe a better analogy would

Maybe a better analogy would be for baseball to require that everybody take a turn pitching.


12/04/2015 - 1:01pm I'll go with 1970 where the

I'll go with 1970 where the entire defense thought it was hilarious that New Orleans was trying a 63 yard field goal, until Tom Dempsey boots it through to the amazement of all at that time.  It could only have been the Lions to lose in a way never dreamed of until then.


11/20/2015 - 4:40pm Root for an OSU win in the

Root for an OSU win in the ugliest flukiest game possible.

11/09/2015 - 3:40pm The Flint Generals played in

The Flint Generals played in the IHL and are no more.

08/11/2015 - 3:30pm If Brady's suspension stays

If Brady's suspension stays at 4 games, I'll take the Jets.  Their defense looks scary good.


05/26/2015 - 12:22pm It's got to be women's hockey

It's got to be women's hockey next.  The sport has really started to take off and Michigan is well situated to compete for championships.  Facilities seem to be the primary issue but any potential solution could also help the men's team so it seems like a win-win as the next big investment.


02/26/2014 - 9:34pm Wooooo!   Wooooo!

Wooooo!   Wooooo!

12/13/2013 - 5:09pm They burn you on purpose so

They burn you on purpose so that you can't taste them.

12/11/2013 - 4:59pm Let me on the gravy train.

Let me on the gravy train.  :-)


12/11/2013 - 4:39pm I disagree!  Since you have

I disagree!  Since you have to pay for a negative vote, people can use them as they like.

12/11/2013 - 4:36pm Woo Woo - give me some points

Woo Woo - give me some points so I can give them back in the neg-bang thread.

12/11/2013 - 4:31pm I'm very happy to have voting

I'm very happy to have voting back but I still think that it is essential that negative voting is free so that every comment that isn't useful in some way, gets punished.  This is what it will take to increase the quality of comments to the point that people want to read them again.


12/06/2013 - 2:37pm I used to read all the

I used to read all the comments and used to happily do my part to send the jerks to Bolivia and upvote things that made me smile or laugh or think.  Once the voting system changed, things started to get a lot worse as posting a lot became more important than posting only quality.  When that voting system went away, not much changed but things got ever worse to the point that I usually wasn't able to read past the first 5 comments on any new thread.

Hopefully, a new voting system will be in place again that will encourge thoughtfulness in every comment.  Where people will understand that even a dumb post like, "I agree", will cause them to lose their precious points.  Lacking such a system, I fear that the comments will remain what they have become and that is the unreadable drivel of people that like to hear themselves talk but nobody really wants to hear from.

My fingers are crossed that the one working voting system that I've ever seen will return.  If not, I guess the comments will stay off-limits for me.

11/08/2013 - 5:41pm One of my all-time favorite

One of my all-time favorite players.  His 23 short-handed goals is still an NCAA record.

10/03/2013 - 12:04pm "Relative levels of infinite

"Relative levels of infinite fear" - love it

10/01/2013 - 2:49pm Personal Foul - 15 yards for

Personal Foul - 15 yards for excessive snark!

09/12/2013 - 2:40pm Jim Harbaugh is a good

Jim Harbaugh is a good example of a Michigan quaterback that was a passer first but could definitely hurt you with his legs.  I think he is a perfect example of what we should always be looking for in a quaterback under the current system.

05/10/2013 - 10:54pm I still have nightmares about

I still have nightmares about that movie.  Worst ever.


04/22/2013 - 11:56am That's nothing.  I grew up in

That's nothing.  I grew up in a small market town and the News / Weather / Sports anchors were always new.  If after a year they could somehow manage to string two coherent sentences together, they would get hired by some slightly bigger market and the next newbie would be rolled out.  It wasn't unusually for a debut to consist of completely freezing up like a deer in the headlights and not being able to speak a single word.  You get 30 seconds of that and then you're talking about awkward.  Get two frozen ones at once and you have a contest of which one is going to faint first with a cameraman bouncing back and forth clearly enjoying the situation and likely having a bet on which would wet themselves, swear, or pass out first. After a while you realize that it makes for a more entertaining show than the news anyway.

01/01/2013 - 10:43am I think that 3 years is

I think that 3 years is enough.  Phil Hubbard left early and made the list while Ricky Green who was as critial to the 1976 finals run did not since he was a JC transfer and only played two years at Michigan.  The problem is that most great players in this day and age will stay only 1 or 2 years at the most.  This means that Grant and Rose are really the only two candidates left with a likely shot at the honor.  I'll predict that we have seen the last such banner raised.

12/21/2012 - 3:37pm I agree.  I see Burke going

I agree.  I see Burke going in the top 10 and maybe even top 5.  Top point guards are hard to find and Burke is starting to look like a potential elite one.  Hardaway, while a good player does not have the look of an NBA star so he will likely fall into the 2nd round even with the improvements we've seen in his game.  Robinson is an unknown at this time and will likely stay another year to develop his game given his limited role so far.  If he did declare after one year, somebody would roll the dice and grab him in the first round but if he thinks he has lottery potential then staying another year to showcase improved skills would likely net him the most $ which seems to be the goal these days.

11/28/2012 - 12:53pm I thought the UFR tradition

I thought the UFR tradition was to skip it for OSU and bowl game loses.  I'm confused.

11/11/2012 - 9:08pm This is the predictable

This is the predictable result of the elimination of Neg-Banging and the establishment of the current teethless voting system.  You want the clowns to go away, then bring back the A-Train to Bolivia.

08/13/2012 - 7:10pm Started reading a book.  Only

Started reading a book.  Only 600 pages to go and no chance of finishing it unless there is another blackout.  Oh well.


07/10/2012 - 3:42pm Thank you for making me have

Thank you for making me have flash backs of the worst movie ever made.

06/26/2012 - 3:16am Seconded.  I just don't get

Seconded.  I just don't get the people that think that rubbing the paper against the wall before using it is a good thing.  Tearing angle isn't even a consideration so don't go there to justify your wall cleaning tendencies.

06/21/2012 - 12:45pm I don't think a 8 team

I don't think a 8 team playoff hurts the regular season.  When 2 teams in the same division can already play for the championship under the current system, even an 8 team team playoff would not ever create a worse scenario than that.

Letting in 8 teams would just ensure that all deserving conference champions will get a shot.  Then by definition, the team that wins the playoff is a deserving champion as they just won 3 tough games and beat out all other teams with any claim to being the best.

What more would you want?  Win the B10 championship and you likely get to play for the national championship.  Sounds good to me.


06/07/2012 - 1:55pm Exactly.  It isn't like the

Exactly.  It isn't like the NFL is in the business of doing concusion research and they suppressed their findings. 

Whatever the NFL could learn about various concusion studies, the players would have the same access to.  It is not possible that the NFL conspired to keep some big secret.


05/08/2012 - 3:54pm You hypothesis is wrong on

You hypothesis is wrong on all accounts.  

A few negative examples does not make your case.  The point is that next to a great quarterback, a great running back can elevate a college team to greatness faster than any other single addition.  You want to make as many tries at finding this greatness as you can in each recruiting class.  

Saying it doesn't matter is to look at the issue too narrowly and to predict failure.  If the coaching staff thinks that Isaac might be a great back, then their success or failure to bring him to Michigan could be the difference in winning or not winning championships.

I think that matters a lot.


04/22/2012 - 1:55pm I guess you don't understand

I guess you don't understand what "OT:" means.

03/31/2012 - 9:54am He will get stability soon

He will get stability soon whether he wants it or not.  Prison life is very stable.

03/20/2012 - 12:56pm Bitching - bad


Bitching - bad

Bitching about bitching - worse


03/09/2012 - 12:01pm Ouch - that was a painful

Ouch - that was a painful read.  Tarpley was amazing and was the player that turned out to be way better than advertised.  I would love to have somebody like him manning the middle again.

02/28/2012 - 7:41pm He won't pull a kid's

He won't pull a kid's scholarship.  He will pull the kids tutors off and wait for a legitimate excuse.  Don't ever think that Saban will change his ways; just his tactics.

02/24/2012 - 11:13am I think Taco has indicated

I think Taco has indicated that he wants a position switch to DE.  Maybe we can red shirt him this year and by 2013, he'll be using that height to knock down opposing QB passes.

02/22/2012 - 11:10am I disagree.  I think Stu and

I disagree.  I think Stu and Douglass could almost be like the same guy.

02/10/2012 - 2:43pm I thought he said that he

I thought he said that he would be the steak and we could eat him.