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01/07/2015 - 9:27am should be toilet paper

should be toilet paper

09/08/2012 - 9:56pm I fully agree about AFA after

I fully agree about AFA after Bama. That's an awful 1-2 punch.

09/08/2012 - 9:53pm After 2 games it's still

After 2 games it's still difficult to have a good idea of what our team is, especially our defense. With Bama, they're stacked and could probably do the same thing they did to us to just about any other team in the country except for teams like USC or LSU.

And today, with AFA, we got a better idea of our offense and we were reminded just how awesome Denard can be. But, with our defense, do we still know them any better? The triple option is rare and we won't see another offense like that all year (or like Bama).

Anyway, that's interesting about the Navy-Ohio game. Ultimately, it's still way too early to get all worked up about this team cause we still don't have a good clue how good they are.

09/07/2012 - 11:32am People are wired differently.

People are wired differently. In my case, I eat the same breakfast and lunch everyday, workout at the same time, have a routine at work, etc., similar to what is described for Saban. Yeah, my days are almost always planned out but here's the thing, it works for me and it definitely has worked for Saban. Whatever works, man. Everyone is different.  

09/02/2012 - 10:18pm That's a huge bummer. Get

That's a huge bummer. Get well soon, Blake. Any update on Taylor?

09/01/2012 - 12:57pm damnit... that catch was

damnit... that catch was sweet, damnit.

08/31/2012 - 9:35pm damnit boise...

damnit boise...

08/29/2012 - 10:33pm Hey Herm, until you come to

Hey Herm, until you come to terms with the fact that you cannot control other people and their actions, you'll never find any serenity in this world. Take care of #1 and don't waste your time concerned with other people's affairs.

08/24/2012 - 8:16pm Goal! Great start!

Goal! Great start!

08/15/2012 - 9:59pm whatever


08/15/2012 - 4:05pm IMO, formations are overrated

IMO, formations are overrated in soccer. Their main purpose is to give the fans an idea of where the players start off on the field when the whistle blows. In the modern game, the top players are basically capable of playing wherever. For instance, though it was once unusual to see attacking fullbacks like a Roberto Carlos, it is now basically required. Centerbacks are now being asked to begin the attack. Guys on the wing aren't relegated to that wing; they're instead expected to come inside, rotate w/ the other wing, etc.

And, I wouldn't worry about Kagawa. It's his 1st season in the Prem and he's still young. Unless he blows everyone away, nobody is really expecting him to start, or even play, every game.

08/15/2012 - 4:01pm It certainly isn't good news

It certainly isn't good news for Hernandez and definitely not for Berbatov (see ya!). But, even if RVP wasn't on the squad, Hernandez would still be the 3rd option at best. It seems like he's one of those rare players whose strength is coming off the bench and providing new life to the game. Anyway, you're dead on about RVP. Whereas Welbeck is definitely a natural striker, RVP and Rooney can basically rotate fluidly throughout the game wherever they want.

08/15/2012 - 3:41pm As a lifelong United fan, I'm

As a lifelong United fan, I'm pumped to see this. Not only because RVP is a great player, but also because we haven't made this type of quality (and proven) purchase in years. I do feel for Arsenal b/c they've been selling all of their best players in recent years.

Back to United. Having Welbeck and RVP up front w/ Rooney playing just below in a more creative attacking role will certainly make us a more dynamic team since it sort of solves our midfield woes and we won't have to rely on the often injured Anderson and aging Scholes. And that should allow free up someone like Carrick or Jones to take on their more natural defensive responsibilities. Anyway, I like this.

Now, if only we can get the Glazer's out of there...

08/04/2012 - 11:51pm All UofM fans need to make

All UofM fans need to make the trek down to Columbus at least once. You don't have to go more than that to understand. You don't have a true hatred for that school, even if you think you do now, until you actually go there for a game. Most other friends I've spoken to who have been there feel the same.

08/03/2012 - 8:29am Where's Jake Ryan?!?

Where are Jake Ryan and Joe Bolden?!?

07/28/2012 - 7:35am Co-signed. It's immature and

Co-signed. It's immature and disgusting. And not to mention, it reflects poorly on our fanbase and this blog.

07/26/2012 - 5:14pm A couple of things...


A couple of things...

  1. Let the legal system play out. I believe Fitz had a 0.12 BAC. If his record is clean that'll get reduced down to an impaired driving - NOT the same as his current charge. This would translate into a more lenient sentence and long-term implications.
  2. Probably most importantly, a drinking problem should be assessed. If Fitz has a legitimate problem with alcohol, this needs to be addressed immediately. Or, if he had a night out with his buddies and made a stupid decision, this should also be addressed under its own consideration. But know that those are 2 very different reasons with very different short and long-term implications.
  3. Lastly, I GUARANTEE that whatever punishment the a2 legal system gives Fitz, the punishment that Hoke delivers will be far more severe. If he has a clean record, he'll get a slap on the wrist. But that won't mean that Hoke won't punish him severely. Hoke can decide to play Fitz for 'Bama but still make him run everyday at 6, carry the bags, check grades, etc.

I guess, what I'm getting at is that Fitz made a big mistake but this will hopefully be a learning experience. A lot of people have gotten DUIs, then recognized a problem and straightened up their act (not all of course) and this can definitely turn into a positive. I don't know if he should or shouldn't play against 'Bama but before we rush to judgement w/o having any facts about that night or his personal history, we really can't fairly assess what's going on.

07/20/2012 - 6:48am It doesn't appear that you're

It doesn't appear that you're even a casual fan. This won't affect you.

05/22/2012 - 8:52am UofM is well represented at

UofM is well represented at SpaceX. And it’s awesome to see friends and fellow grads contribute to this. Go Blue!

03/06/2012 - 9:30pm Even though we all know the

Even though we all know the outcome of this game, watching it has me really nervous. C'mon Denard...

03/03/2012 - 6:46am This is acttually a very

This is acttually a very insightful movie. Usually if you decide to become vegetarian, the hardest part is by far and away the first few weeks. My advice for you is to do your homework prior and know how to prepare all types of veg meals because if you begin thinking that you can only eat apples and carrots you won't stand a chance. Buy a vegetarian recipee book!

Also, fyi, I noticed a huge difference in both the way I felt physically and mentally after adjusting my diet. It's funny (and frustrating) when I see my co-workers who constantly complain about feeling like crap or not having enough energy though they're drinking Dr. Pepper throughout the day, eating fast food at lunch, etc. It's simple, what you put into your body will directly result in the output you get from it.

01/10/2012 - 4:26pm Does this annoy anyone else

Does this annoy anyone else that this is 'Breaking News' on the ESPN bottom line? Everyday there is a new BREAKING NEWS story when just a few years ago, pre-twitter, it was just 'news'. Maybe it doesn't, but that breaking news shit from ESPN is getting old.

01/10/2012 - 4:23pm So soon? It began so nicely

So soon? It began so nicely not long ago back on 1/11/11...

01/08/2012 - 9:54pm There's no reason to hate

There's no reason to hate him. He's not in your face about his religious views. Everytime I see his religious views, it's of the media showing taped instances of Tebow speaking to people in prison, or helping out children in southeast Asia, etc. Sure, he thanks Jesus, but he never is telling the camera or directing the media to go to church.

I'm not a Tebow or Broncos fan, but I don't understand all the resentment. He's a good kid. He works hard, doesn't get into trouble, and is involved in the community. In my opinion, that makes him a great role model for a lot of young kids.

01/07/2012 - 8:07pm Or... he wasn't going to

Or... he wasn't going to play. Usually depth chart concerns create most transfers though publicly there will be another reason.

01/07/2012 - 2:20pm LTT, come to Michigan! Great

LTT, come to Michigan! Great school. Great football. Great tradition. And a ton of very, very successful alum. Go Blue!

01/06/2012 - 8:13am Although neither staff had a

Although neither staff had a kicking coach, the RR staff basically neglected any coaching in the kicking game. I can say this because I was good friends with some of the guys on the team, and a few of those were the kickers. I forget the guys name, and older guy I believe and not a main coach, was selected to oversee the kickers and apparently he had no kicking experience and didn't know how to coach or advise anything in the kicking game.

Also, one thing I found very interesting was their thoughts about Barwis. Most of the guys under LC and RR, shared one common tie. They were loyal to LC, strongly disliked the RR staff (not so much RR himself), but truly loved Barwis. Not so with the kickers. Many of those guys weren't fans of Barwis because they thought he overworked them throughout the week, i.e., having them lift lower body hard leading up to the game and their main kicking muscles were often still sore and recovering on game days. Minor tidbit, but still interesting.

01/06/2012 - 8:06am You don't want us on that

You don't want us on that list! It breaks down how much of the school's revenue is derived from football. Michigan, unlike LSU and Bama, isn't heavily reliant on funds from the f'ball program.

Edit: The above graphic can be misleading since the lower #'s are the more favorable #s. Bottom line, Michigan leads all the BCS schools in the amount of revenue the school brings in as a whole, from all areas, not just football. And, on top of of that, only ~1% of that entire revenue comes from football, meaning, we have a very diverse revenue base and our academics, R&D, etc., are not dependent on how well our football team performs.

01/05/2012 - 9:54pm I don't think it's that

I don't think it's that crazy. We have very little presence in the post right now. If J-Mo goes down, we're screwed. And, I like our squad, but I don't like our schedule. We have a brutal run over our entire B1G schedule. Hardaway hasn't been playing up to expectations and it's tough to rely on Burke for so much of our offense. He's very good, but he's still a freshman and he's learning.

01/05/2012 - 9:43pm This is going to be a rough

This is going to be a rough season. I like our squad but we're overrated and we're currently lacking depth in our big guys. I'll be happy if we're above .500 after B1G play. We're not there yet, not even close right now, but with the combination of our younger players and our recruiting, we won't be out for long.

01/05/2012 - 8:12pm In stark contrast to the

In stark contrast to the kicker for the White team... ziiiiing.

01/05/2012 - 8:30am Woodson. Man, that '97 season

Woodson. Man, that '97 season got better with every game. And Woodson, you just expected so much from him each game and then he would deliver beyond those expectations. Every game. #2 is THE best.

01/04/2012 - 11:35am Well, VT was much better than

Well, VT was much better than us and the refs helped us on more than one occasion. Based on solely the play in the game last night, VT should've won.

However, did Michigan deserve to win? Why not? This team has been through a lot of the last few years, came together this year under a new coaching staff (which did NOT happen 4 years ago), and worked their asses off to get to this point. Nobody expected us to be this competitive this year, let alone finish with 11 wins. So, credit goes to the players and coaching staff. They worked hard this last year and they showed that hard work does in fact pay off. So, under that perspective, yes, we did deserve to win.

01/04/2012 - 8:44am I prefer Nike too but as long

I prefer Nike too but as long as Adidas keeps paying us the amount they are, which is quite a bit more than Nike, we're not going back to the Swoosh anytime soon.

01/04/2012 - 12:03am I couldn't agree any moreso.

I couldn't agree any moreso. That was ugly as hell but at least we came out victorious!

01/02/2012 - 2:18pm Our staff has evaluated

Our staff has evaluated O'Brien and basically didn't like what they saw. After that, they stopped recruiting him.

12/26/2011 - 11:51am I agree. If it wasn't for the

I agree. If it wasn't for the 'Decision', which was dumb, Lebron wouldn't have gotten the same amount of criticism. Most people would applaud the move of a superstar, regardless of sport, taking a litte less money and sacrificing his role as the team's go-to guy in order to win a championship.

12/26/2011 - 11:33am I couldn't agree more. Re:

I couldn't agree more. Re: the Bird/Magic and previous eras; the championship teams were stacked. Look at all those Celtics and Lakers teams that won titles. Those starting rosters are littered with guys who are now in the Hall of Fame. But, everyone else is right, b/c the Heat and Knicks did this last year, the entire league does it now.

And, no defense? This is such a stupid argument. Critics like to say that guys like Lebron or CP3 or D-Rose don't play defense and only care about offense. That couldn't be further from the truth. Personally, this is the most exciting the NBA has been since the end of the Jordan era. There is so much young talent in every single game, that play both sides of the court. This is the best basketball being played in years.

To me, it's easy to criticize the NBA, and there are some legitimate reasons to (bad ownership, need for a new commissioner, etc). But, to say that NBA players are such a different breed than guys in other leagues like the NFL is crazy. The NBA is more personable than the NFL, you can see their faces, fans are only sitting within feet of the game, etc. So, just b/c the NBA is an easier target than a league like the NFL, that doesn't mean the product on display is worse.

12/24/2011 - 7:00pm this. is. awesome. playoffs

this. is. awesome. playoffs baby!

12/23/2011 - 12:12am Agree completely. THIS IS

Agree completely. THIS IS AMERICA!

12/20/2011 - 10:26pm There are two sides of Dan

There are two sides of Dan Gilbert IMO. 1) The guy who is trying to reinvigorate Detroit. If you're from Michigan, or just care about our state and our city of Detroit, you've got to respect what Gilbert is doing. I know I do. And then there's... 2) The douchebag Cav's owner. He's not a douchebag because he owns the Cavs, he's a douchebag for all of the reasons listed above. He's an awful owner and shouldn't ever have become an owner. I hated hearing the 'small town' owners bitch during the lockout because they were at a disadvantage. You bought the team knowing your team would be in Cleveland or New Orleans or wherever. If you don't understand the economics of the NBA and/or don't have enough money to finance a succesful team, then don't become an owner. Oh, and don't bitch about your star player leaving, hey Lebron, when he singlehandedly raised the value of your franchise exponentially higher than it had ever been before and actually had people from all over the world watching a Cav's game.

But then again, there are 2 sides to Dan Gilbert...

12/19/2011 - 11:36pm He has looked good thus far.

He has looked good thus far. He's been a little lucky at times and it's apparent that some of his older teammates (Kobe & Pau in particular) don't yet have enough confidence in him to dish him the easy pass but overall, he's impressed. If he keeps this play up, he could end up being the best PG on the Lakers. Good work Darius.

12/19/2011 - 8:03pm I'd think that USC will lose

I'd think that USC will lose it if tOSU doesn't get hit hard. Being out in LA, I can say that they were pissed when the OSU/Miami stories became public, especially with Miami. If tOSU gets off easy, I'd expect USC to be pretty vocal about it. And they should be.

12/18/2011 - 12:53pm I was worried until I saw the

I was worried until I saw the video. To me, it seems obvious that he's sick, not restless leg syndrome. Not a big deal.

12/11/2011 - 10:59am Scott Hanson has one of the

Scott Hanson has one of the sweetest jobs in the world. Oh, and it's cool that he supports UofM. 

11/24/2011 - 8:14pm No, not at the time. He's an

No, not at the time. He's an idiot. But yeah, he's got a better argument now.

11/24/2011 - 2:40pm God, I was just arguing with

God, I was just arguing with my friend, who's a Chicago Bears fan, that Suh isn't a dirty player. He just plays hard and is physically more dominant than other players. But that play is inexcusable. That was horrible.

11/14/2011 - 8:59pm hmm, that's a dumb trophy.

hmm, that's a dumb trophy.

11/12/2011 - 8:12pm I was just thinking the same.

I was just thinking the same. Both us and Nebraska will be at least top 20, maybe even top 15. Take a look at the rest of the day's schedule of games, it's brutal. Nebraska-Michigan is definitely the best game on tap.

11/12/2011 - 10:10am They won by 26 yesterday and

They won by 26 yesterday and held Ferris St to only 33 points. I wouldn't worry too much. It's early in the season and it's still a pretty young squad overall. I'd expect this team to get better as the season progresses.