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12/10/2018 - 9:54am I'm expecting I will be more…

I'm expecting I will be more excited about the upcoming basketball game with Indiana.  

Another crappy bowl game in SEC country against an SEC team isn't something I get excited about.If we win, the pundits will say Florida just didn't have their heart in the game.  If we lose, they will say it's proof the B1G is over-rated.

 

12/07/2018 - 12:05pm 6 teams.  5 power 5…

6 teams.  5 power 5 champions and highest ranked independent/g6.

1&2 seeds get 1st round bye.

12/04/2018 - 8:43pm That actually makes sense. …

That actually makes sense.  He left PSU because he was passed over and took a lateral to tOSU with AHC title added.  DC would be a promotion to a position he always wanted,he's from the DC area, and still recruits there.

12/04/2018 - 1:05pm He was also on staff with…

He was also on staff with Joe Moorhead at UConn and facing him didn't go swimmingly either.  However, I don't see any correlation especially since Moorhead tried to hire him to Miss St.

I think he was also at Maryland when Franklin was there and until searching I didn't know his 1st DC job was a tiny college in PA, just up the road, in the middle of nowhere.

12/03/2018 - 12:33pm He lives in the Carolinas…

He lives in the Carolinas and I remember how much he liked seeing his grandson play when BH had a radio gig.

Mack Brown is hiring and could use a recruiter.

12/02/2018 - 9:14pm Yes.  I watched him…

Yes.  I watched him underthrow one or two wide open deep receivers just about every game.

12/02/2018 - 7:59pm 15 years?  People make it…

15 years?  People make it sound like Shea is the 2nd coming.  

He doesn't have a strong arm and isn't particlarly accurate.  Think about all the missed deep throws and receivers making shoetop catches.

I'm not saying he's terrible, but with perspective I think he's Speight with better wheels.  Will he beat out DMC for the starting position next year?

12/02/2018 - 4:14pm Good luck to Coach McElwain…

Good luck to Coach McElwain.  From everything I've heard he is a guy that will thrive at a smaller school and be happy.

Every season will have 1 or two shootouts either because the defense struggles or the other team is just that good.  PSU 2017 and tOSU this year are games that easily come to mind.  The offense as presently configured cannot win those games.

Michigan does not need to score 50 every week, but I do not see the ability to score 50 against non-Rutgers opponents with the current system.

Kenny Dillingham please.

12/01/2018 - 7:00pm Kenny Dillingham please.

Kenny Dillingham please.

11/29/2018 - 2:08pm I really want Brooks to "get…

I really want Brooks to "get it" but a few times this season he has looked lost on the court just like Kam Chatman before he transferred.  I disagree about not having the handle.  At one point last year JB had him in front of X in the rotation.

 

11/28/2018 - 8:59pm Bell is going to be special…

Bell is going to be special.  I would have liked to see him on the field more since his RS was getting torched anyway.

11/28/2018 - 8:52pm Very good points.  Or, he is…

Very good points.  Or, he is looking to coach on Sundays and Louisville doesn't get him any closer than Purdue to making that happen.

11/27/2018 - 11:27pm Just not Florida again. …

Just not Florida again.  Michigan plays them more often than some B10 West teams.

11/27/2018 - 2:27pm Shea may not but I can't see…

Shea may not but I can't see Peters sticking around so that still opens a QB slot.

11/25/2018 - 10:26am Is that friend the AD at PSU?

Is that friend the AD at PSU?

11/24/2018 - 10:28pm Football season makes me…

Football season makes me appreciate Coach Beilein even more.  He sees something that needs to change and makes the change.  He adapts and grows with the game rather than stubbornly clinging to a philosophy at the expense of being competitive.

11/24/2018 - 6:08pm Hence OK if they don't win

Hence OK if they don't win

11/24/2018 - 6:01pm Georgia is as good as in now…

Georgia is as good as in now.  If not, Oklahoma.  B1G is not getting in again this year.

11/24/2018 - 5:45pm He's not an elite Top-5…

He's not an elite Top-5 coach.  There is enough body of evidence for that now.  He is a top 15 coach and every year M loses to a Top-5 coached team.  That is just the reality of the situation.

2016 was not a fluke.  2016/2018 are JH ceiling.

11/24/2018 - 5:41pm Where were the Ambry Thomas…

Where were the Ambry Thomas offensive sets?

11/24/2018 - 5:39pm It's the worst of all…

It's the worst of all options.  Good enough that as a leader you feel almost there and not bad enough to make wholesale changes.

It seems to me that Urbz hires outstanding coaches and trusts/empowers them to their jobs.  He delegates because he trusts them.  Those comments disregard the character of those coaches.

From the outside it looks as if everything runs through JH and that is why the results are nearly the same year after year.

 

11/18/2018 - 9:49pm Wrestling is BIG here.  Lock…

Wrestling is BIG here.  Lock Haven is about an hour from State College.  My son's HS baseball team had more kids that are D1 wrestlers than any other sport (Lehigh, Pitt, and Bucknell).  I don't follow it like I used to and was surprised Lock Haven is ranked that high.

A lot of big schools recruit this area for wrestlers.  I think it may be like getting Canadian hockey players.

 

***edit***  Holy Shit Rutgers is good at something!

11/16/2018 - 5:54pm He's gonna bring in RR so…

He's gonna bring in RR so they can be tied together again.

11/13/2018 - 6:21pm If 2 SEC teams get in and…

If 2 SEC teams get in and B1G/PAC12/B12 get left out again I cannot see the CFP structure remaining.  These are meaningless exhibition games that bring in incredible amounts of $.  Let the ACC/SEC have their own postseason and the other 3 can come up with their own arrangement.

The biggest problem is ESPN being in bed with the SEC.  They have a vested interest in the SEC being consistently over-rated every year.  Every ESPN commentator tows the line that SEC is the greatest conference known to man.

11/05/2018 - 6:11pm Given your background in law…

Given your background in law enforcement I will take your situation/character assessment as golden.

11/03/2018 - 9:59pm And restaurant management…

And restaurant management experience too.  They are very careful with their brand.

 

I looked into it as well.

11/01/2018 - 7:08pm Thanks for the mayo tip.  I…

Thanks for the mayo tip.  I never heard that before and I'm needing to try that on toasted cheese now.

I also never had a smash burger before.  Looks good an I will try this.  I"m also thinking I will try something with ground pork.

11/01/2018 - 4:19pm Who realistically can…

Who realistically can Maryland get that is Matt Canada?  I think they will be lucky if they can hold onto him for a few more years.

Canada isn't coaching greatness but he's better than any other real chance they have.

Don Brown isn't getting sucked into the suck of Maryland.

10/31/2018 - 10:17pm Late 40's.  My wife and…

Late 40's.  My wife and daughter (13) have no issue with my college football Saturdays.  They get to go shopping all day or at a minimum during the Michigan game.  Expensive, but it gets me the solitude I need to watch.  

This plan started during the RR years when she would try to talk during the games.

My son is the only one who can be here when I'm watching.  He's 21 and no longer lives with us.  Through our ups and downs as father/son Michigan football has always been our sacred bond.  Even now we text during the entire game if he's not with me.

 

10/31/2018 - 1:27pm Because I live in the belly…

Because I live in the belly of the beast I want this game more than any other.  I want Michigan to restore order to the universe and start another streak like the 10-2 one that drove Ped State fans insane.

A blow out will confirm the grumbling that I'm already hearing from their faithful...Franklin is a great recruiter, meh coach, and benefited from an outstanding OC.  In essence, he is Zook 2.0

10/30/2018 - 10:11am He's going to USC

He's going to USC

10/28/2018 - 8:22pm I just want to see Franklin…

I just want to see Franklin ice his own kicker...again...he misses and they don't cover.  Heads will literally explode.

10/25/2018 - 10:45am The PSU/Iowa game is going…

The PSU/Iowa game is going to be a grinding slugfest.  7-3 final is not out of the question. 

We are getting a noreaster beginning Friday night continuing into Sunday.  1-2" of rain and cold/strong winds are expected.

10/24/2018 - 12:34pm Just depth.  I think Bell…

Just depth.  I think Bell has looked good in his appearances and Collins/DPJ have the starting spots locked down.

10/24/2018 - 9:51am I would have no issue at all…

I would have no issue at all with it.  Just be ready for a bored 5yo.  Keep the drinks and snacks coming, plan on lots of bathroom breaks, and this could be one of his best memories from childhood.

I took my son to football games, races, and one monster truck show all before he was 8.  The only bad experience was the monster trucks because I forgot hearing protection.  Unfortunate, because we were only there for him and left after about 10 minutes.

He remembers all of them fondly.

10/13/2018 - 3:23pm Don't forget Hoagie vs Sub.

Don't forget Hoagie vs Sub.

10/08/2018 - 6:58pm My mother is a Barbara fan. …

My mother is a Barbara fan.  Good lord I hated that movie when I was a kid.  Same songtrack over and over on the record player.

Something I didn't know until the other day is that movie has been remade a lot since the 1930's.

1932, 1937, 1954, and 1976 plus the current version.

 

09/30/2018 - 10:09am When did power running lose…

When did power running lose the fullback?  Michigan has a very capable human battering ram that seems to enjoy the position, yet for the 1st few series it was all single back spread running up the middle with no results.

Checkdowns.  All day checkdowns were open by 5 yards or more but were ignored.

09/10/2018 - 2:59pm Florence has me very worried…

Florence has me very worried.  We had a month of rain, wettest July & August ever in Williamsport, and it had just started to dry out.  Yesterday and today we are around 4" of rain and it is still raning hard.  The ground is quite saturated.

If Florence runs over us or even close we are going to see horrific flooding.  There is nowhere left to put any water.  As I write this, my sump pump is running about every 45 seconds.

09/02/2018 - 9:52am Enticement should be winning…

Enticement should be winning and a degree from an outstanding academic institution with the possibility to play on Sundays.

My son and nephew played HS football for 2 different teams in the same conference.  MY son's team got great swag to start the season: UA sweats, sweatshirts, and winter caps.  My nephew's team gets a T-shirt and maybe a few other things.

MY nephew's team consistently runs deep into the state playoffs while my son's team sucked.  The stuff my nephew gets all says district champion or state champion.

If trips are the enticement then things have really gone off the rails.

09/01/2018 - 11:38pm Did you watch App St?

App…

Did you watch App St?

App State has a much better offense than Michigan right now with a sophomore 2*Qb, undersized Rb, and 3rd tier WR.  Their Qb, making his 1st start, looked better than any Qb on our roster has since Ruddock.

 

09/01/2018 - 11:10pm Well, at least they get to…

Well, at least they get to go overseas in the offseason.  3rd or 4th place in B1G East and fun trips in the offseason.  That's what Michigan football has become.

08/16/2018 - 5:35pm Tech Support Thursday.  A…

Tech Support Thursday.  A new thread just like Talking Cars Tuesday.

 

 

...just a few more days/Just a few more days/Just a few more days...

08/06/2018 - 11:19am DIRECTVNOW added DVR last…

DIRECTVNOW added DVR last month.  I subbed early when they were offering $30 or $35/ month for life.  It was very buggy but it seems they have them mostly worked out with the software rewrite that added DVR.

I was primarily using FireTV/Firesticks.  After buying a TV with built in Roku I think that is a much better OS and now have the more important TV's on Roku.

08/05/2018 - 9:28pm Stony Brook the baseball…

Stony Brook the baseball school?  Good get for them.

08/04/2018 - 10:06pm Starts as a suspension but…

Starts as a suspension but ends as a firing.  I'm pretty sure there are lots of juicy things from Florida that will be making the news and not recycled bits either.  I'd even bet if there was enough digging, and there will be, there are things going all the way back to Utah.

Maybe he sits out a year and becomes next HC at Rutgers?  LOL.

08/02/2018 - 10:18pm Easy to Prove as Bullshit.

Easy to Prove as Bullshit.

XM or another law enforcement person can correct me if I am wrong...

"*911 actually stopped sending squads because they stopped finding her credible. "

This is the part screaming bullshit.  If someone calls 911, they respond.  Period.

I work in telecom and still do some work on the old landline side of the shop.  There are occasions that cause phantom 911 calls.  Most often it is older cordless phones like your grandparents have.  When the battery runs low it puts out a signal so the base unit is aware of low battery.  Some of the voice switching equipment picks that up as a 911 call, but there is no one on the line.

Police roll EVERY TIME and will get quite pissed about it.  The people whose equipment is doing it aren't very fond of the police banging on their door at any random hour of the morning in response to a 911 call.

I get involved as technical support to figure out why this is happening, usually after a week or two.  Never, have the police or 911 centers been willing to ignore those calls even if it takes some time to sort out the trouble.

08/02/2018 - 12:13pm Bob Stoops is not on the…

Bob Stoops is not on the same level as Urbs.  Good coach, yes, but he was at the rich program in a weak conference when Texas was in decline.

I don't dread Stoops if that happens.

07/16/2018 - 12:01pm I'm coming up on 20 years of…

I'm coming up on 20 years of marriage.  I used the 2.5x monthly salary to get in the ballpark of what I wanted to spend.  It has to hurt a little to prep you for the pain you will feel for the rest of your life. j/k

When I look at that ring now it is almost an embarrassment to me it looks so tiny.  I guess my "words of wisdom" are to understand in 20 years you should be doing a lot better and if you are still married to the same one, your pain now won't even be a blip then.  Get something that can be accessorised.  I have bought her various wraps and things like that which can be added to the original while keeping it as a centerpiece.

Even though that ring will look puny to you, she will never want to part with it or "upgrade".

07/15/2018 - 4:55pm I do think in JB's system in…

I do think in JB's system in takes a PG 2 years to really understand the system.  That doesn't lend itself well to 1-and-done players or those that think they are.  There are a lot of moving pieces that a kid coming from HS and AAU hasn't seen before.  Recognizing them then reacting is different than seeing and thinking.

Like others said, good luck to him except when they play Michigan.  He made the choice that he thought best for his future.  Only time will tell if he was correct.