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03/27/2017 - 2:15pm Having moved to Colorado this

Having moved to Colorado this past year, I can say that this and fall football saturdays are the things I've missed the most about Michigan. Enjoy every minute of it, Michiganders.

02/03/2017 - 11:55pm Shit, I never realized that

Shit, I never realized that '12-'17 UM and PSU have identical records. That's really depressing.

01/05/2017 - 5:46pm It has already been noted

It has already been noted here, but I don't think everyone realizes just how talent-rich that state is when it comes to recruiting. I didn't feel like doing any real math, but a quick perusal of 247 indicates that Georgia's (the state) 20th-highest-rated recruit has an average rating of .925 and is the 180th player per 247's composite. Compare that to our state, where our 20th rated recruit barely cracks the top 1000 per the composite. Combine this insane talent discrepancy with the fact that they are the only major program in the state (except GT...I guess) and it's truly a wonder that they have ever been bad. 

11/26/2016 - 7:06pm (No subject)

08/31/2016 - 7:06pm Yeah man, folks in Tennessee

Yeah man, folks in Tennessee absolutely rave about Kirkland. Kind of disappointing considering our current depth at the position but so it goes...

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08/26/2016 - 7:09pm Is it just me...

Or are everyone's nerves and tensions at the breaking point in anticipation of the off-season finally being over? Is that why no one can stop bitching and arguing?

There are like 4 different arguments happening in this thread at the same time (i.e., current state of Telluride, best type of pizza, semantics related to the size of a group, the validity of this type of thread in general). I gotta say, this off-season was particularly exhausting and I CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT SATURDAY!

08/18/2016 - 11:58am I don't know if this was

I don't know if this was intended, but the IQ range you stated is actually within the accepted range for what used to classify someone as a "moron" by historical psychological standards (i.e., an IQ between 51 and 70).

Nice to see historical consistency even in internet insults! 

07/28/2016 - 2:13pm Some schools, and other

Some schools, and other sports, are doing similar things - re: data tracking - with encouraging results. For instance, FSU and Barcelona use gps and other monitoring systems (e.g., heart rate monitors) to track exertion. This allows them to monitor athletes during games and practice and "catch" them before they work too hard and injure themselves. Here's a fluffy but interesting article about it from ESPN a few years ago: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/11121315/florida-state-…

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06/29/2016 - 9:49am I don't know man, Crossfit is great

If you want to look like an idiot in the gym while doing pullups.

06/26/2016 - 11:32pm Can confirm. Children in

Can confirm. Children in South America grow up with soccer balls practically attached to their feet. 

06/19/2016 - 12:11pm I would argue FSU has a

I would argue FSU has a pretty decent track record during Jimbo Fisher's tenure of producing QB's who are drafted high (regardless of future NFL production). But I agree with your assessment of the teams already mentioned, none of them touch what Harbaugh can do for a pro-style QB.

05/02/2016 - 11:46pm Blue Tractor Basement (or Mash...I guess)

For a good few years a few friends and I would go to Blue Tractor every Thursday night to watch his blues cover band play, I recommended it to everyone with ears. His voice was amazing and his guitar skills even better. They would play everything from Hendrix to Allman Bros and his solos were always original and spectacular. Then Mash got really popular, they stopped playing there...and now I feel old.  

02/29/2016 - 10:21am You can cleary see how

You can cleary see how dissapointed everyone is have to be practicing during their spring break. 

THINK OF THE CHILDREN

02/22/2016 - 8:46pm 247 Star Methodology

In perusing the 247 rating explanation on their site. It looks like the 247 composite averages the number of 5 star ratings across each recruiting service (we'll call that X) and then grants 5 star ratings to the top X number of players. They do this for the other star ratings as well. 

In 247's system, they award 32 5 star ratings, which in their words is reflective of the number of NFL draft picks in a round. They anchor the 5 star concept to "we think this guy could be a first-round prospect". 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, it's just my interpretation of their explanation. 

02/11/2016 - 12:17pm Zombie EP was better, though

Zombie EP was better, though I'd rather us discover cool space stuff than the alternative there...

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02/05/2016 - 10:08am Maybe just stop posting for a while.

"people who commit suicide have a very myopic, almost selfish view" 

Maybe read up on the scientific literature related to suicide a little bit. It will help inform your opinion past the overly simplistic one you currently hold.

People commit suicide for countless different reasons. In many cases, the final act is the result of a culmination of risk factors (e.g., mental illness, social isolation, drug/alchol abuse, relationship problems) with a compulsive, last minute desicion sealing their fate.

And to your point about the selfish nature of the act, these people often genuinely feel as though their loved ones would be better off and happier without them. Suicide survivors often say that in the moment they truly felt like they were making the best decision possible for them and even their spouses and children. 

02/03/2016 - 11:54pm Only one exclamation point in

Only one exclamation point in the OSU tweet? I think we all know what that means...

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01/24/2016 - 3:37pm Yup, this is my first time on

Yup, this is my first time on the blog today. Too much content and not enough time!

01/24/2016 - 3:28pm So that rules us out,

So that rules us out, correct?

This would be a violation of Harbaugh's wish for all remaining potential commits to push their announcements until NSD. Unless he's backed off of that idea. God, following recruiting is terrible.

01/20/2016 - 2:42pm This would actually be the

This would actually be the worst time of year to visit Bolivia as it is currently in the height of the wet season and mosquitoes would eat you alive. The mountainous areas would be okay I suppose, but the rainforest would straight murder you.

With national signing day approaching, combined with Bolivia's current climate, it would be a very bad time to be banned from Mgoblog.

01/16/2016 - 3:43pm One of my all-time favorites right there, next to this...

01/12/2016 - 9:38pm My post may have been unclear

My post may have been unclear in that I don't believe these specific recruits (i.e., Nordin, Elliot) find it to be creepy or presumptuous, but rather other kids who hear about it. Then in the rest of my post, I talked about how it could be viewed favorably from a different perspective, in case you didn't bother reading it ;)

01/12/2016 - 8:08pm Well, at least Harbaugh is

Well, at least Harbaugh is letting recruits know beforehand that he'll be sleeping there...

That being said, I can see this coming off as creepy/weird to a few kids, but I also kind of like the elegant role-reversal, re: the recruiting process. Just to opine for a bit, but recruiting visits from an outsider perspective seem like a way to assimilate kids into the program and almost force them to adopt a specific culture (e.g., wearing uniforms, running down the tunnel, etc.). Having Harbaugh go "on an overnight" to the recruit's home displays his commitment to learning about the kid himself and where he grew up.

I can see it paying off. 

01/09/2016 - 6:38pm Drawer test on Maclin's knee

Drawer test on Maclin's knee did NOT look good. Way too much movement.

01/03/2016 - 12:09pm Wow

12/22/2015 - 7:03pm If fact, this is the reason

If fact, this is the reason many people choose to use synthetics over real marijuana, to avoid a positive test. 

12/16/2015 - 3:19pm The confusion here lies in

The confusion here lies in the fact that directly translating doesn't really work in this case. The difference between "muy bien" and "muy bueno" is not as simple as "very well" (adverb) vs. "very good" (adjective). Instead, "muy bien" is used more to describe a state of being, like using "excellent!" or "awesome!" when quickly describing your current mood or disposition, whereas "muy bueno" is used to describe a particular thing in a positive manner. 

But for all intensive purposes this argument is kind of meaningless, and sorry two but in...

12/14/2015 - 4:18pm You called?

You called?

12/12/2015 - 11:49am 2008-2014...always forget.

2008-2014...always forget.

12/07/2015 - 10:17pm Can confirm. In East Lansing.

Can confirm. In East Lansing. It's more awful than normal.

12/07/2015 - 5:37pm Beat me to it...

Beat me to it...

12/07/2015 - 5:37pm My instant reaction was

My instant reaction was "dammit they're both going to state", then I thought about it and wonder if this their attempt to start a friendly rivalry of sorts. It would be pretty sweet to see the two of them clash one-on-one each year for their respective schools.

12/02/2015 - 10:53pm BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PINEAPPLE?

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PINEAPPLE?

12/01/2015 - 6:12pm I don't normally give interviews in my closet...

But when I do, it's really awkward.

11/16/2015 - 11:31am Rudock isn't that good

Rudock isn't that good because all 5th year transfer QB's are supposed to be Russell Wilson? Got it.

11/09/2015 - 5:21pm Not a doctor but am an EMT.

Not a doctor but am an EMT. Posturing like that suggests a severe head injury. I would not be surprised to find out that he spent time in a coma after that. So yes, this is VERY bad.

11/09/2015 - 2:17pm I feel like - even with the

I feel like - even with the insane amount of attention the media give to him - we as the casual observer still don't quite appreciate how crucial he is to our defense, and that no one else on the team can play his position. He essentially plays as the lightest, fastest linebacker in the country, which is why he is always around the ball (the perfect place for him to be, in my opinion). His position dictates that he cover recievers or tight ends, fills for run support, blitzes, and patrols the flat for screens. Pretty much the only thing he doesn't do is line up across from the O-line.  

Most defenses require at least three different players to do that, which is why teams can create mismatches. No one is a mismatch for Jabrill. 

11/08/2015 - 7:43pm Ah yes, the good 'ol Rutgers

Ah yes, the good 'ol Rutgers pipeline. No wonder the Patriots have been so succesful... 

11/03/2015 - 10:55pm Favorite part

Favorite part

11/01/2015 - 5:50pm #blessed

#blessed

10/24/2015 - 5:12pm You would think the

You would think the announcers would realize MSU isn't currently playing Michigan, but is in fact playing IU. By the way the commentary is going though...

10/24/2015 - 4:11pm At this point I'm having a

At this point I'm having a hard time ignoring the overwhelming evidence. 

10/19/2015 - 11:36am I feel your pain. This

I feel your pain. This morning at 12:30 AM I woke up out of a dead sleep thinking about that play and with a massive headache. I have never had that happen before, and I couldn't fall back asleep for over an hour. Not a good start to the week.

10/18/2015 - 11:35am I understand the concept and

I understand the concept and agree that Michigan as a team are not the sole recievers of cosmic punishment and overall bad luck, but all of those instances you just mentioned are different...

Every example was something that WE executed. I would feel better about a last-second, perfectly thrown TD from Connor Cook (who played spectacularly, gotta admit) to win the game than losing because of a unforced botched punt. Michigan State did nothing to win the game on that play, we merely lost it.

I am sad. And hungover.  

10/14/2015 - 9:24pm Wait, so that's what his last

Wait, so that's what his last sentence (paragraph?) meant? I inferred, due to his awful writing, that a MSU victory on Saturday was contingent on their winning of a touch football game on Friday.

His writing is bad and he should feel bad.  

10/10/2015 - 4:27pm NEVER THROW TO GRANT PERRY.

NEVER THROW TO GRANT PERRY. EVER.

10/09/2015 - 7:51pm A stud, eh? How do you know for sure?

 

Or were you referring to him as a horse meant for breeding purposes?

So hard to tell these days...

10/09/2015 - 11:26am Thinks about Michigan for the

Thinks about Michigan for the last 7 years...

/cries

10/06/2015 - 12:07pm Being an AA native myself, I

Being an AA native myself, I totally remember listening to After School Special in high school. I might even still have their Tshirt, which is definitely more embarrassing than being in the band...

10/04/2015 - 9:13pm It's the pleats, it's an optical illusion.