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09/20/2018 - 2:37pm Does it make me a bad person…

Does it make me a bad person to have hoped for a Junior Mint fiasco in the course of his abdominal surgery?



09/18/2018 - 9:56am ^ wins the internet for today

^ wins the internet for today

09/13/2018 - 11:24pm It's that burdensome cost of…

It's that burdensome cost of living. You know what they always say: when it comes to real estate and other expenses, Tuscaloosa is like the Manhattan or San Francisco of North Central Alabama.

09/07/2018 - 12:35pm I understand the perspective…

I understand the perspective of your general point, but in this case the mods did nothing but shut down this clown's repeated attempts at baselessly stirring the pot.


Complete fabrication on his or her part, apparently with the only motivation being "look at me!!"



09/07/2018 - 6:11am I get the general love for…

I get the general love for Bush (he's great), but the idea that your AA Mike is not partially culpable on 3rd and 18 QB draw up the gut for 22 that goes right past him is ludicrous. Yes there was a blocker out on him ... first team AA Mike is supposed to diagnose that and do a LOT better than watch the QB blow by. That was, to me, perhaps the most gutting moment in the game.

Brian's UFRs are one of the very best things on all of the internet. But the sacred cow thing that taints the scoring sometimes is a bit of a shame.


09/06/2018 - 11:32pm Just utter nonsense . You…

Just utter nonsense . You are a bad poster and you should feel bad about yourself as a person.



09/05/2018 - 1:07pm I often enjoy showing first…

I often enjoy showing first-time game day visitors the Law Quad -- not too far from the Stadium (compared to many other parts of campus) and very memorable.

The steps of the Union are pretty cool ... there's a sign indicating where JFK gave a speech that was to be the spark that ignited the launch of the Peace Corps.  (Love it or hate it, that's noteworthy.)

The Diag is worth seeing as the heart of one of America's great college campuses, especially if it's a pretty Fall day.


I'd recommend Ann Arbor Golf & Outing for parking. Classic U-M golf course tailgate site.



09/02/2018 - 12:28am Are you suggesting we go…

Are you suggesting we go back to a cut rate HC?  I've seen what that gets us, and it's worse.

Fix the OTs by mid season and I think we will all be a lot happier.



08/27/2018 - 10:38pm But isn't that QB losing his…

But isn't that QB losing his go-to TE and his best WR (with second-best suspended the first two games)?

They aren't deep with talented pass catchers there. I think our secondary can run in their hip pockets, unless they pull a high end replacement for Fumagalli out of their rears. (They do that with OLs, not so much the WRs/TEs.)


08/27/2018 - 10:29pm I didn't know Tagaloa is an…

I didn't know Tagaloa is an OL now.  IIRC we recruited him at DT.



08/27/2018 - 1:08am I don't know Milton, or the…

I don't know Milton, or the specifics ... but when a young guy comes up from FL, enrolls early, goes through the winter, has a Spring practice season where he gets tons of kudos ... then gets into Fall camp and has his eyes opened to just how far off the standard he currently is ...

Well, I could see that young freshman maybe having the blahs now and then. Human nature.

I'm going with that until there is reliable word otherwise.



08/22/2018 - 10:02pm All the ND reports so far…

All the ND reports so far indicate they think their starting CBs are primed to be lights-out.  Historic, as far as ND corners go (which, granted, is not saying all that much ... often an achilles heel for them, relative to other position groups).

08/20/2018 - 10:38pm Get coached up by and elite…

Get coached up by and elite defensive staff with huge NFL connections (especially your position coach) and get a ton of academic support toward the most highly-regarded degree in the state


Get some PT at a program that puts guys in the league from time to time, and a fairly ordinary degree ... but at least it's nearer to home, I guess?


Curious tradeoff, especially if your shot at the league is indeed being a later bloomer.




08/18/2018 - 10:40pm Maybe on off the field stuff…

Maybe on off the field stuff .But when I think of Wisconsin player behavior, I immediately think of that deranged special teamer trying to twist Steve Breaston's lower leg off at the knee after the whistle.

Fat Bert seemed perfectly fine with that.



08/11/2018 - 10:26pm Picture celebrating with Bo…

Picture celebrating with Bo right after the 97 national championship.

Picture of Denard putting his arms around my son (in mini Denard jersey) and daughter (in youth M cheerleader outfit) in Tampa the day before that Outback Bowl.


08/11/2018 - 1:49pm Well, if he DOES have more…

Well, if he DOES have more dirt and is waiting to see if OSU does the "right thing" ... it would be a pretty spectacular show to pull out Round Two of poop following OSU proclaiming Urban cleared and reinstated, wouldn't it?

08/09/2018 - 9:06am Spieth


08/06/2018 - 12:36pm "sleep with"?  wow, is that…

"sleep with"?  wow, is that ever a gutter comment intended to take this off the rails

08/06/2018 - 9:13am Can't speak to the Vue, but…

Can't speak to the Vue, but I've been happy with Hulu with Live TV since switching over in June.  Its interface with Amazon Fire Stick is pretty simple and reliable.

I picked that option because of the channel lineup ... BTN and ESPN for me, reasonable amount of kids programming for our little ones, home/cooking/lifestyle channels for my wife, and Fox News for my in-laws (we spend a good bit of the summer with them).

Every one of the competing services has holes in its lineup ... you just have to pick your poison.  If you go for a truly "no holes" approach, you will end up not saving money compared with cable.


08/04/2018 - 3:46pm Fair enough. My "what if"…

Fair enough. My "what if" was thinking back to when he was leaving Utah and got that out clause the OP was referencing.

But no doubt about it now ... his last 15 years has plenty of dirt.  I'd still say even now he isn't Petrino-bad ... but I'd agree with your sentiment more broadly.  Too late to teach an old dog new tricks.

08/04/2018 - 2:51pm Much like we tend to assume…

Much like we tend to assume certain degenerate former recruits (cf: McDowell, M.) might have had a different life story had they ended up in AA rather than various other lower-moral environments, I have this sneaking suspicion that coaching at Michigan would have required Urban to move further away from his sordid side.

While we're all rightly reveling in him getting called to the carpet for his crap (and I would bet most of us on this board view this situation as a pattern indicator moreso than an isolated 'whoops'), let's also be honest: if we're trying to paint Urban into the same cast of characters as the Bobby Petrinos of the world, we're probably off on that.  The guy isn't utterly evil.  But his uber-competitive nature leans into that world when he has flimsy guardrails, and probably far too easily.

The important distinction in thinking about "what if" is that Michigan's culture is far less driven by the football program than OSU's is.  We can all debate how much that translates into Ws and Ls. etc., but that is not my point.  From having watched the culture on Michigan's campus for a long time, I think there *is* something different in the water. If you hold to the belief that it is possible for individual character to be refined and redeemed in the right circumstances, that difference might have been a real positive for Urban.

07/31/2018 - 10:29pm I'm not sure Harbaugh could…

I'm not sure Harbaugh could have fixed Mallet's issues, starting with hitting the sauce way too hard.

Tough to say ... part of what kept Jim at arm's length earlier in his post-playing days was pretty similar to the path Mallet was on while he was in Ann Arbor.  So could he have reached him?  Maybe.

Also true that Jim likes a thinking-man's QB, and I don't think he was going to wave a wand and put 20 IQ points into Mallet's gray matter that didn't exist.


06/20/2018 - 10:43am Not sure what evidence you…

Not sure what evidence you want, but I was around those guys at the time. It happened. Not worth debating.




06/14/2018 - 7:00pm Amazing how little Brazil…

Amazing how little Brazil discussion there is so far this year.

I guess you get your butt paddled like a red-headed stepchild in front of the entire world in the Final, and the mystique gets to take a breather.


05/16/2018 - 4:59pm I was there with my brother

I was there with my brother ... great memory, even thought it was at the expense of my all-time hero, #99.

04/23/2018 - 12:51pm Uber-talended Saginaw

Uber-talended Saginaw footballers from a similar vintage (early 2000s grads):

MSU -- Charles Rogers

Michigan -- LaMarr Woodley

Meaured in their respective post-football contributions to society, "leader and best" really starts to stand out.

I know Charles had a rough go of it growing up, but LaMarr wasn't exactly on easy street. He came out of Michigan as somebody whose worldview had been very positively impacted by his collegiate environment.



04/13/2018 - 2:05pm You, sir, are doing it

You, sir, are doing it well.



03/15/2018 - 10:25am I've been hoping for that

I've been hoping for that too, but he's already well into his playbook of trading off the future of the franchise to win now.  

The pile of talent they had coming up a few years ago is largely either a) up on the Big League club (or nearly so) or b) traded off already.

So while they have the pocketbook to swallow his salary (or much of it), I don't know that they have the assets to send back that would make it worth handing them our hometown hero (if only from a PR standpoint).



03/04/2018 - 2:34pm If Winston went Blue, he

If Winston went Blue, he would almost for sure be a better player than he is today.

Beilein's guards >> Izzo's guards

The facts are the facts on the track record of developing back court players.  That doesn't guarantee Winston would be better off here, but there's a pretty strong set of indicators to that end.

At this point, it's Winston's loss. Turns out we're just fine without him.


02/17/2018 - 11:33pm Can't stand figure skating.

Can't stand figure skating. Hate it.

But those two Russian girls. OMG. Sometimes you know you're watching history. They really, really look like the two best figure skaters who ever lived. The 18 year old is already statistically in that discussion.

When do they go as individuals? Monday and Tuesday night?

02/16/2018 - 1:00pm What does your nephew have to

What does your nephew have to say about him?



02/16/2018 - 12:59pm Roy Tarpley could tell some

Roy Tarpley could tell some stories about how friendly the AAPD was back in his day.  And Derrick Alexander (aka the Unintentional Destroyer of Random Parked Cars).

To your other point, though ... to my knowledge none of that had anything to do with sweeping sexual assault under the rug.



02/12/2018 - 10:46am No question that a lot of

No question that a lot of things did go screwy this season.  Until further notice, I blame the Pope.



02/08/2018 - 10:53pm No biggie if you're one of

Double post*

02/08/2018 - 9:36pm No biggie if you're one of

No biggie if you're one of the Faceless Men, which Ray Jackson clearly is



02/08/2018 - 9:13am ESPN's story may have

ESPN's story may have included some half-truths, but if MSU tries to declare victory over it on that basis that would be much akin to Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) shouting "we demand an apology!" at the senators after the inquisition of Michael Corleone fell apart in Godfather II.



01/25/2018 - 11:48am No, it was Brady in the 1st,

No, it was Brady in the 1st, Henson in the 2nd (threw a pick and a huge bomb TD) and then Brady in the 2nd half.

Brady was 30-of-41 for 285 yds and 2TDs.  He was 6 of 11 for 44 yards when Henson came in.

But that was the Plaxico game: he caught 255yrds on us, Burke threw for an even 400.




01/25/2018 - 10:19am We did start Brady against

We did start Brady against MSU.  He started every single game that season.  Henson rotated in.



01/20/2018 - 5:54pm Nothing nefarious.
But you

Nothing nefarious.

But you are probably correct in inferring that there was some friction.  Two former BMOCs, but with very, very different styles.

Pretty sure nothing major lingering now ... just not meant to be.



01/20/2018 - 5:52pm Butch W, Jon Vaughn and the

Butch W, Jon Vaughn and the great Tony Boles would certainly be in the discussion on that one.

But Wheats is my all-time favorite too, so I'll side with you there!


Lloyd always said: Tyrone was the most heavily recruited player in the history of MI high school football..

01/17/2018 - 11:09am Why the bike gloves for

sorry, double post*

01/17/2018 - 11:08am Why the bike gloves for

Why the bike gloves for typing?  I've never heard of someone doing that before.  Outdoor job?

01/17/2018 - 9:43am Wimbush struggled so much

Wimbush struggled so much down the stretch (once teams realized he really was that terrible at passing) that he got benched in their bowl game.  His replacement (Ian Book) is a very good passer ... he came in and led them to victory over LSU.  He's also not a statue ... not Wimbush, but certainly a reasonable threat to run.

Officially they will have a QB competition in Spring and Fall, but I think the Domers expect Book to start and Wimbush to be the backup.



01/01/2018 - 9:26am How's the market looking?

How's the market looking? I'm heading over soon to walk around and but a pair.

12/27/2017 - 3:04pm We almost got to 20 posts

We almost got to 20 posts before this.

The board is still in its post-Christmas coma.



12/27/2017 - 2:59pm Wow, I had no idea Savage

Wow, I had no idea Savage made a $1400 firearm.  It's been a long time since I looked at them, but in the back of my mind had them pegged as a lower end brand than that.  



12/21/2017 - 1:20pm There is little doubt about

There is little doubt about the UGa bagmen.  

The state changed its laws about FOIA requests for Kirby (at his request), and the Lt Governor came right out and said "I hope it helps us land a national championship."

And shortly thereafter UGa goes into its old recruiting stomping grounds (cough, cough) of NYC and Philadelphia to swipe five stars Isaiah Wilson (long considered by everyone under the sun a lock to us, no less) and DeAndre Swift.   And now this avalanche of 5* talent.  

Athens is fine and all (I have family there), but come on....

They land two five stars (Anderson and Cox) in the early signing period at a position where UGa doesn't even currently have a position coach on their staff? 


By the way, they already have three of the top ten juniors in the country committed.



12/18/2017 - 4:17pm There were two:

There were two:

1) Transformers JetFire toy (first generation -- because that's how old I was). I just liked F14s.  

2) Shogun Warriors Dragun -- I had Great Mazinga (gen 3, I think -- spaceship/brain was not removable) and Godzilla, and later got Raydeen.  But Dragun was the one with the ninja stars and battle axes (both firing), and was the one that got away.



12/14/2017 - 2:37pm If no one steals it, he'll be

If no one steals it, he'll be sure to lose it via other forms of general dumbassery.



12/12/2017 - 7:34pm Demerits for mentioning

Demerits for mentioning Boren