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11/13/2018 - 8:39pm One important problem, you…

One important problem, you say when teams are comparable.  Michigan will have one loss and ND none.  They won’t do any comparing beyond that, and as a Michigan fan I would not want that precedent to be set.  ND is undefeated and generally considered to be part of the P5.  That should matter more than anything in the current format.

11/01/2018 - 5:14am The difference would be that…

The difference would be that if we won out we would be in no question.  Right now if we win out we are probably in, but there are several scenarios where you can see the committee not putting us in.  

11/01/2018 - 4:44am Well, this happens once or…

Well, this happens once or twice a year and rarely are people fired for it.

11/01/2018 - 4:41am So, I actually agree with…

So, I actually agree with most of what you say.  Except at the very end.  We don’t know that he died as a result.  His death had nothing to do with watching crazy crap while they eat or being shamed about what they were eating.  Nobody has reported the workouts were excessively hard.  In fact we have spent so much time on what a messed up culture Durkin created we have spent zero time on why the kid actually died.  Where was the training staff?  Those are the folks that should have noticed and cared for someone with a 106 degree fever. Were they told to not treat him?  There are reports they knew he had this fever for 90 minutes before moving hi to the hospital, is that true?  Who took the temperature and what did they do afterwards?  Because I can almost guarantee it was not Court that took the temperature.

if the response is, hey Durkin was in charge and that is why he needed to go no matter what happened, I am okay with that.  But if you think it was just the culture of the football program, then you may very likely be missing what actually happened and where the problem actually was.  

Personally I would not want my kid to play for Durkin, but I am not sure he deserves the level of blame for the death he is getting.  I believe most people on this board, and everywhere else, have not actually thought through what they kno about what happened.  You hear a bunch of terrible things that happened with the culture of the program and you assume they are connected, but their may be no connection at all.  Just asking for some critical thinking here.

10/31/2018 - 10:16pm Why do you think Durkin…

Why do you think Durkin deserves to be fired for this?  He was not there when he died, he was not allowed to be there.  He did some strange things, no doubt, but it seems to me like this is a lot of just fire the top guy.  Ultimately, we don’t know why the kid died.  No autopsy has been released.  We know they waited to long, but we don’t know why.  We are taken the ESPN reports as gospel, yet we know from Michigan’s own experience that such things can be exaggerated.  I think it is also worth noting that there was not a mass exodus of players from the program after the death or anything coming from the players of wrong doing from the staff during that workout.  

Maybe, just maybe, it is the rest of us over reacting to a situation we think we know a lot about but actually know very little.

10/31/2018 - 2:18pm No winged helmet? 

No winged helmet? 

10/30/2018 - 9:15pm We need NW to win because we…

We need NW to win because we need some teams we beat to be ranked.  Right now we have no wins over teams that are currently ranked.

10/30/2018 - 8:52pm I will prepare to get…

I will prepare to get blasted for this, but in fairness Dunkin’ would not have been there when the kid died.  It is still his responsibility and he took no action afterwards, but that was part of the off season program that coaches can not be a part of.  While there were a lot of messed up things in the program, there have been no accusations of unusual things happening during this incident.  Except of course a complete lack of treatment afterwards.  My question has always been where was the training staff?  I think there has been far too much focus on the culture of the program and far too little on what actually happened.  I would also note that we have not seen an autopsy, so we know nothing about why he died, though that will not excuse the slow response.

10/28/2018 - 9:01am Well done, thank you.  I…

Well done, thank you.  I will say, I don’t think Pantaleo could cut to 149.  It would be great if he could though.

10/27/2018 - 6:22pm The RB position seems way…

The RB position seems way off.  First,  you left out Samuels.  I suspect he may be the number one back next year, if not Wilson.  I don’t see the freshman passing them and I think Evans will absolutely ne passed.  Actually, I think he already has been.

10/24/2018 - 6:49pm Not really.  The statement…

Not really.  The statement merely said they were mostly on schedule and conducting a tradition.  So they were contradicting some of the reports they were late.  The fine is for them being idiots and messing with Michigan players, while coaches were present.  To me, this is the Big Ten rightly sayin they don’t care if it was on time or not, the actions were unacceptable.  The MSU put their statement out and did not understand that is amazing.....yet sadly maybe not for them.

10/14/2018 - 1:39pm I believe the ref said it…

I believe the ref said it occurred during the return.  The lack of consultation with Harbaugh also indicates the hold occurred during the return and the decision was a no brainer.

10/03/2018 - 4:18am He has used his redshirt? …

He has used his redshirt?  Did he get a medical redshirt last year?

09/30/2018 - 8:39pm In addition, it seems…

In addition, it seems unlikely any of those players are leaving early.

09/17/2018 - 9:17pm That seems to be a bit of a…

That seems to be a bit of a jump.  You went right to being personal, which’s says everything you need to know.  I merely pointed out that fans are just as capable of watching the weather and planning appropriately or deciding not to go.  As noted there are water refilling stations, buy one and refill it as much as you want. 

09/17/2018 - 5:45pm This has been a trend with…

This has been a trend with Harbaugh, he shows very little in early games.  Unfortunately he often saves it all for OSU.  I suspect this is why we have not seen Shae keep yet on those “read” plays.

09/17/2018 - 5:42pm So you are prioritizing…

So you are prioritizing convenience over health?  If the it is hot outside and you can’t afford the $5 bottles of water, I suggest not going.  I don’t consider this Michigan prioritizing money over safety, I consider it bad planning by the fans.

Note:  I am a person who gave up his season tickets this year because the experience was not worth the money.

09/09/2018 - 8:46pm It’s been two hours, still…

It’s been two hours, still nothing on the front page about a commit everyone knew was coming today.  Uggghhh

09/03/2018 - 10:22pm He’s clearly wrong.  Notre…

He’s clearly wrong.  Notre Dame played a great game.  The QB dropped a couple of passes on a dime in solid coverage and another WR took away an interception from our backup safety.  Our players were in the right spot to succeed, they just came up against a team that was playing better on that night.  It had nothing to do with coaching.

in the run up to the game, had we told you that Wimbush would pass that well, especially in the first half, no one would have given us a chance.  If ND can play that well every game, they will finish at least in the top ten if not top 5. We lost to a good team, we will see how the rest of the season plays out. 

09/03/2018 - 1:45pm I disagree, he deserves to…

I disagree, he deserves to be fired.

09/01/2018 - 10:02pm The reaction of this fan…

The reaction of this fan base to this game is exactly why I have become embarrassed of being a Michigan fan.

08/28/2018 - 9:56pm This was by far your worst…

This was by far your worst podcast ever.  I am generally a big fan and can’t wait to listen, but this was sorely disappointing.  A ton of yelling and talking over each other combined with poorly thought out takes.  You are better than this.

In regards to Maryland, a couple of quick points.  There are three separate issues with this case that you addressed: the kids running, the hour wait after the seizure, and the bully coaching.  These are in fact three very separate issues that you treat, wrongly, as one.  It was stated by Ace that colleges are literally running kids to death.  This is far from true, as was pointed out on your podcast and quickly tossed aside.  Almost no college athletes die from excessive exercise, they almost all die from an undiagnosed health issue, usually related to the heart.  We do not see this in the pros, not because they are paid or have unions, but because those health issues are usually diagnosed before they are a pro.  Make no mistake, they work as hard or harder in pro workouts and it is not unusual for pro medical staffs to take the athletes back to ice them and give them an IV because of their workload.  Of course the pros have medical staffs right there for all workouts.

absolutely no one thinks they worked these kids out too hard or harder than another college and this issue has zero to do with the bully coaching. 

The hour wait is far, far more significant and you barely touched it.  And where was the medical staff during this time?  Have we actually seen an autopsy to know if there was another medical condition?

The bully coaching is another bad issue, but completely separate from the amount of training they did, and mosfly separate from the hour wait.  I have seen no reports that he was bully coaching him during this hour.

 

08/20/2018 - 10:04pm Some of this, a lot of this,…

Some of this, a lot of this, is positioning.  In the pic to his left he clearly has his shoulders back  and hands open.  The second pick the shoulders are forward exposing his last and chest more, his hands are clinched and possibly flexing.  Two very different poses that can give very different looks.  

08/20/2018 - 9:58pm Can we officially call the…

Can we officially call the numbe of transfers over the last six months concerning?  No starters, but a lot of valuable depth has walked out the door.

07/07/2018 - 9:46pm Well, you don’t know that…

Well, you don’t know that going to games is actually their job.  In fact, it appears that these sites have decided that is not their jobs because they are not sending them. Ultimately it is the site that decides what they will pay for these guys to travel and see, and it has become very clear most recruiting sites are under a lot of financial pressure.  I doubt you will see much of the individual scouting again anytime soon, the money just is not there.

06/24/2018 - 4:32pm How great would it be if we…

How great would it be if we had recruiting updates to let us know who is on campus and who is getting offered.  Ah the good old days when mgoblog provided recruiting information.

06/13/2018 - 9:10pm Some of don’t use it during…

Some of don’t use it during a game, we watch the game.

06/13/2018 - 9:06pm Old, not even close.  I find…

Old, not even close.  I find myself logging on less because of it.

05/31/2018 - 7:37pm At the risk of being a jerk

Let me just say it would be great to get more recruiting updates and less NBA content. I am sure the podcast is well done, but the topic could not be lower on my list and actually makes me less likely to come to the site. Consider this consumer feedback.

05/03/2018 - 2:42pm This was absolutely a hockey play

The Penguins player had Beagle beat and Wilson made a smart hockey play to delay the puck getting into the zone rather than just going to the bench, to not do so would have been a horrible hockey play. Had he not changed shoulders he would have absolutely put him into the boards/bench and probably the corner of where the glass starts, this would have been a far more dangerous hit. The NHL applies it’s rules inconsistently, they have often not penalized such a hit citing th difference in height, which makes contact to the head hard to avoid. Wilson is 4 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. The penalty seems excessive at the least.

04/12/2018 - 9:52pm $200?

$200 seems like you either are including the price of internet or you had the everything package, and most likely it’s both of those things. I get the bare minimum deal from Verizon and I only pay $20 above and beyond my internet costs, this include the necessary sports packages.

I think it’s great you are cutting cable, but have found two things to happen more often then not with cord cutters. They end up buying so many other services that they pay way more than a basic cable package and they usually paid huge cable costs because they bought all the channels. Exceptions do exist.

04/10/2018 - 10:21am Possibly bad assumption

I see this assumption all the time that Michigan would have the resources to just blow away the competition. What is this based on? We have a huge alumni base, but we are not close to being the biggest school. So if are alumni base is the biggest, it is likely temporary. I don’t believe Michigan is overly represented on the list of richest people and probably not on millionaire list either.

I have also spent a lot of time among a cross section of alumni, I don’t think Michigan alumni would jump up and down for the opportunity to give money to athletes, legally or not. Give money for academics or facilities, absolutely, but directly to athletes is a different story. Nor does Michigan have a history of alumni giving that dwarves other schools.

Michigan is regularly in the top 5 or so for revenue for its athletic department, but again it is not in a class by itself in that category.

03/29/2018 - 10:57pm If true then...

If this logic is true, then the NBA is absolutely correct in having them wait to be drafted. Why pay millions to someone who can’t compete in the G league?

03/18/2018 - 12:39am Really good tournament

I thought Micic was the better wrestler tonight, so that was disappointing, but what a great overall tournament for the team. They bring back a great team and a great recruiting class. Good things to come.

03/11/2018 - 7:34pm On the plus side

None of the teams they should play are really close to Kansas either. So while it sucks to be that far away, it will be equally sucky for their opponents.

03/04/2018 - 8:52am It’s sailed

Still a lot to play out in the cancellation bracket this morning, but they don’t have a realistic path to a championship. That said, this is a great showing by the wrestling team and they have a bright future. PSU and OSU will almost certainly finish 1 and 2 in the NCAA tournament as well and Michigan should certainly be in the top 5. Can’t wait to see he guys wrestle this afternoon, exciting time for M wrestling.

03/04/2018 - 7:01am On the plus side

He is wrestling much better and took out Marrineli. I like his odds in two weeks, he will be a title contender. If he wrestles Joseph again, he wins. Even with the terrible non stalling call he only lost in a locked hands penalty.

02/24/2018 - 4:51pm What does MSU really have to lose?

If 3 years from now the NCAA finishes an investigation and deems there was wrong doing, they are likely losing all these games whether he plays or not. They mine as well play him.

02/13/2018 - 5:55pm Alternative option

Football reached peak popularity and is regressing toward the norm. There are a million reasons why attendance dropped and we can all pick are own personal problem to blame it on, but reality football peaked and was more dominant in its category than any business/sport can maintain over time. It is regressing toward a more sustainable level of popularity.

02/11/2018 - 7:22pm I would love this to be true

I would love this to be true, but they have wrestled before and none of that mattered for Coon. Let’s hope it is different tonight.

02/11/2018 - 6:13pm Agreed

OSU is a very deep squad.

01/29/2018 - 4:38am Do we know that for sure?

I have seen several articles but they all seem to be sourced to the same Yahoo article. I haven’t seen anything official from either school, does that exist?

01/26/2018 - 8:09pm Not so fast

In this story, he is nowhere near the worst.

01/23/2018 - 5:12pm Not a good comparison

Most MSU alumni had never heard of Nassar before this started and probably could care less about Simon. I don’t think it is right to compare the fan and alumni reaction to that of PSU. I suspect sparky might react differently if it touched Izzo.

01/12/2018 - 10:58pm True

True, but they are weaker at the other five weight classes then they have been in recent years.

01/12/2018 - 10:56pm Agreed

Thought he had it twice, he really got screwed by the ref.

01/12/2018 - 10:55pm Ohio State

OSU has a top 8 wrestler at every weight class.

01/12/2018 - 10:29pm Bad match up

Not only is PSU a great team, they are a bad matchup for Michigan. Everywhere Michigan is real good, Penn State has a returning national champ. Michigan is wrestling well, just not a good match up.

01/06/2018 - 10:53am I agree

Michigan has a legit shot at third, if Massa is back wrestling at full strength. Good follow up on Snyder, has any Collegiate wrestler ever been a gold medalist before he graduated? I can’t think of one.

01/06/2018 - 6:38am So true

It is unfortunate that you are getting negged, as everything you said is true. PSU has five retuning national champions who tend to put up a lot of bonus points. They have won 6 of the last 7 national championships, the only other team to win in that span is Ohio State, which is also stacked this year and beat Michigan in the Cliff Keen LV tourney this year. Michigan is putting together a great young team and has another good recruiting class. However, wrestling is so top heavy right now that a top 5 finish is realistically the best they can hope for.