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09/22/2018 - 12:16pm Are they out-hitting us yet?

Are they out-hitting us yet?

07/28/2018 - 9:50am No Tom Mack?? From bench…

No Tom Mack?? From bench-sitter to HOF'er as a result of position switch (which is probably an over-simplification, but it makes good reading)...

Mack enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1962 and played college football for Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1963 to 1965.[4] As a sophomore in 1963, he played at the end position and spent most of the season on the bench.[4][5] After the 1963 season, Mack switched to the tackle position at the suggestion of Michigan coach Bump Elliott. Mack later referred to the position change as "the big break of my life," an opportunity that "turned my whole experience in terms of football around."[5]

As a junior, he started seven games at right tackle and won the Meyer Morton Award for the 1964 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 9-1 record, outscored opponents 235-83, and defeated Oregon State in the 1965 Rose Bowl.[6] As a senior, he started seven games at right tackle for the 1965 Michigan team,[7] and he was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team tackle on the 1964 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[8] Mack was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 2006.[9]

06/26/2018 - 9:59am Semi-OT/irrelevant (except…

Semi-OT/irrelevant (except for those of us who will be doing an audio broadcast using Zach's surname at some point in the near future):

Do we know how he (Zach) pronounces his surname?

First syllable as hard 'Ch' - as in Charcoal? Or soft 'Ch' as in Chardonnay?

And...

last syllable as in 'net'flix? Or as in 'nay'sayer?

In my head I'm pronouncing it as soft 'Ch' and 'nay'. But, would kinda like to know what is "correct" (i.e., how he pronounces it).

03/31/2018 - 9:59pm And, later, Charles Woodson posted this one ...

03/31/2018 - 9:48pm If I were Mo, I'd leverage

If I were Mo, I'd leverage this situation into having TB pay for Rafterry's new pair of specs. "Wasn't that you, Tom, who ran into him during the game tonight? It's so confusing"

03/31/2018 - 9:32pm But shouldn't he be wearing

But shouldn't he be wearing #10? And isn't that MAAR's number?

11/09/2017 - 11:31am Despicable Me

It's certainly a possibility that the staff needs to plan for. If Gru or Vector were to show up at the training facility with the shrink ray, who knows what havoc or mayhem could ensue?

09/24/2017 - 2:19pm Another one ...The Nobody

Another one ...

The Nobody puts Baby in the O'Korn-ers: the segment of the M fan base who are fans of both John O'Korn and Patrick Swayze.

09/24/2017 - 10:31am Unicorns/UnO'Korns

On a marginally related topic, what's the consensus on the question of whether Unicorns can fly or are strictly terrestrial?

09/24/2017 - 8:37am And, in case you were

And, in case you were wondering, I consider myself to be a full-on UnO'Kornian.

09/24/2017 - 8:35am O'Kornucopians

O'Kornucopians: a sect of M fans who believe that - in a world in which John O'Korn is M's starting QB - their lives will be overflowing with fruit and vegetables, and, most importantly, victories.

O'Kornutopians: a sect of M fans who believe that - in a world in which John O'Korn is M's starting QB - their lives (and, most importantly, M's offense) will be truly ideal.

UnO'Kornians: a sect of M fans who believe that John O'Korn is a mythical, flying horse-like being with a single, sparkly horn growing from the middle of his forehead and a rainbow-like mane & tail. As such, they believe him to have magical abilities including the ability to render poison water potable and the ability to heal sickness.

Note that there is a rather large overlap between those who self-identify as O'Kornucopians and those who self-identify as O'Kornutopians. Those who despise fruits and vegetables (particularly winter squash) typically self-identify as O'Kornutopians only.

UnO'Kornians, however, are a singular and - not surprisingly - rather fringe group.

09/23/2017 - 8:06pm O'Korn Flakes

O'Korn Flakes

09/23/2017 - 8:03pm Children of the O'Korn.

Children of the O'Korn.

08/17/2017 - 8:48am I'm envisioning something

I'm envisioning something very similar to this ...

 

08/16/2017 - 5:51pm No, not at all. Purely a

No, not at all. Purely a platonic, family-values, business type of relationship.

Someone to walk in the recruit's home along side Coach Freeze - smiling an SEC smile, wearing a modest dress (in Ole Miss blue and/or crimson), and say very little other than. "How lovely to meet y'all" and "I'd love to get your recipe for hush puppies".

08/16/2017 - 5:39pm But, surely, they weren't

But, surely, they weren't *that* kind of escort.

They were more like a surrogate spouse - just standing in for Hugh's wife (who couldn't join him on the recruiting trips, because, well, clearly someone had to stay home with the family) so that Hugh could project a good, wholesome, SEC family image when visiting recruits.

That must be the explanation, right? RIGHT? Hugh, please tell me I'm RIGHT!!

08/11/2017 - 7:31pm 'Most improved' relative to

'Most improved' relative to what?

To last year's OL play? Or to this year's OL line play at the start of camp?

08/11/2017 - 5:12pm Catches like those do make

Catches like those do make great throws ....

You've got to pick a pocket or twoooooo.

06/20/2017 - 9:59am My male dog does that too.

My male dog does that too. Though, it's a different sort of "delivery".

06/19/2017 - 3:26pm Petit-Frere?

Petit-Frere = Little Brother. Is State recruiting him too? It would seem a natural fit.

06/15/2017 - 2:33pm I've not seen his film, but

I've not seen his film, but I've heard he compares favorably with Marie Curie.

"He's a much longer, much more athletic version of Marie Curie. And with additional Nobel-Prize-Level expertise in Tokamak Fusion reactors." - FJ

06/08/2017 - 4:19pm It's most probably of no

It's most probably of no consequence to anyone who may be reading his profile, but, just FYI, the name of his hometown is Silver Spring (without a trailing 's'), Maryland.

03/24/2017 - 7:56pm According to the PennLive

According to the PennLive article, the defense team 

...worked to show the jury that Spanier, whose information on Sandusky came from former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former senior vice president Gary Schultz, never understood that what McQueary saw was sexual or possibly criminal in nature.

Even if that is (mostly) true, one would have hoped (expected) that he would have erred on the side of being overly protective of possible (and future possible) victims. As to the criminality (or lack thereof) of his non-actions, well, it seems that is now a matter of record per this jury.
 
Also, it seems far-fetched that his only knowledge of the situation would be from the McQueary incident. I suppose his defense could argue that, yes, there was institutional knowledge of other incidents, but none of it reached Spanier. Again, seems far-fetched. 
03/20/2017 - 11:04am If I were an NBA draft-nik,

If I were an NBA draft-nik, I'd pick Wilson over Wagner if they were both available this year. DJ seems to have quicker feet on the defensive end, he seems to time his shot block attempts better and, while his offensive game is different the Wagner's, it is still quality. I could see DJ being a guy you put on Durant, or Karl-Anthony Towns, or Anthony Davis, or Kawhi Leonard, or Giannis Antetokounmpo, or Carmelo Anthony (or even put him a long 2 like Harden or Derozan or Butler) as an effective defensive stopper in a few years. I don't see that with Wagner.

I'm not saying the Wagner isn't going to be a quality NBA guy, I just see more options with Wilson at present.

03/19/2017 - 4:16pm It's actually only 7-0:

It's actually only 7-0: Nebraska, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, and Louisville. But, Oregon or Rhode Island will, indeed, make it 8-0.

But, why stop there. Why not 11-0?

03/13/2017 - 5:39pm But, now we do (or soon will)

But, now we do (or soon will) know "the facts" as detailed in the signed plea agreements. And we'll know "the facts" from whatever testimony these two will - presumably - soon provide in the Spanier trial.

Thus, that tired, heads-in-the-sand(usky) refrain will no longer be acceptable (not that it was truly acceptable at any time to anyone who looked at things objectively).

With regard to the "witch hunt" criticism, if it was a witch hunt, it seems they've found a few true witches in the administration at PSU, wouldn't you say?

02/10/2017 - 4:45pm It *must* be just a

It *must* be just a misunderstanding and/or simply taken out-of-context.

Clearly, what he was *actually* saying was:

"NFL Players should be allowed and encouraged to go to court and fight the League and Commissioner Goodell in order to break the Commissioner's broad and un-checked powers."

Yes?

02/09/2017 - 5:23pm Nor the host for NBC's

And regardless of the host for NBC's coverage.

Unless .....

  • Ice Swimming - where athletes must swim through surface ice of varying thickness with the option of attaching a mini ice-breaker device to the top of their caps.
  • Ice Gymnastics - which is identical to the gymnastics events of the Summer Games but with that added twist that all aperatuses (as well as the floor surface for the floor routines) are covered with a thin sheet of ice.

I'd watch that.

02/09/2017 - 2:20pm Jim McKay

As an older person (DOB: 1961), Jim McKay will always be the voice/face of the Olympic Games to me: Sapporo '72, Munich '72, Innsbruck '76, Montreal '76 are the most memorable ones for me.

Having said that, I do really like Mike Tirico as a sportscaster & sports journalist, and I expect he'll be great as the new anchor for NBC's Olympic Games coverage.

02/08/2017 - 11:16am OK, I suppose I'm glad  that

After reading the thread title my thoughts were ...

OK, I suppose I'm glad  that he's getting some positive attention for this. I'm sure it's helping his overall self-confidence and self-esteem.

But, IMHO, it's not all *that* noteworthy. Sheesh, I've bowled many games of 92 (and better!!) over the years.

01/31/2017 - 10:02am Sounds legit. As we all

Sounds legit.

As we all know:

  1. Recruits behave as both waves and particles simultaneously.
  2. The mere act of measuring a recruit's position and/or velocity results in a change in that recruit's position and/or velocity.
  3. Heisenberg's 'croot.
12/23/2016 - 5:15pm Perhaps Zingerman's?

I can envision the copy for a jar of "Tuscaloosa Jive" in the Zingerman's catalog ....

"We thought all jive was the same until our staff brought back a jar of freshly ground jive from a small family-run farm just outside of Tuscaloosa Alabama. There must be something special in the silt from the Black Warrior River that gets deposited in those farm fields because - when Ari first sprinkled some of this jive on a mac ' cheese caserole here in the Zingerman's kitchen - it really opened his eyes to the magic that this spice can add to most any meal. Try a jar, you'll find out what all the fuss and jive is about."

12/20/2016 - 9:59am For depth of story and

For depth of story and character (and making me feel very depressed and fragile/transitory yet very grateful and lucky to have the wonderful friends and family in my life): John Huston's film adaption of James Joyce's The Dead

But for fun and lots of laughs: Arthur's Christmas

 

 

12/16/2016 - 4:52pm Can we reset Isaiah Wilson's

Can we reset Isaiah Wilson's cells to a state/time when he would pick M?

Too soon? Too late?

12/16/2016 - 11:47am Their loss.Each of us will

Their loss.

Each of us will be poking fun at them for 150+ years and each of them will be limited to "normal" human life spans for mocking us.

We win!

12/16/2016 - 11:25am I've always wondered why

I've always wondered why we humans need to go to all the trouble of brushing/flossing our teeth to maintain good tooth/gum health as we age (and other mammals don't).

I've concluded that we aren't supposed to be living as long as we are. If we die at 40, teeth brushing/flossing would be moot.

12/16/2016 - 10:40am Mr. Wilson

12/16/2016 - 8:01am Someone should tell that one

Someone should tell that one FSU commenter that M is likely not getting/taking Oliver Martin.

DPJ, Black, and Collins - yes. Martin - no.

S/He need only be 75% as distraught as s/he currently is. 

CLARIFICATION: I'm not - at all - suggesting that Martin > Hawkins (I doubt that the FSU commenter is aware of the Hawkins situation). My interpretation of the FSU commenter's distress was due to the fact that M was taking all the good WR's in the 2017 class and leaving nothing left for FSU.

12/14/2016 - 6:03pm Quite the Contrary

Quite the contrary. "literally" has very specific meaning - thus, very restricted use. I would choose to use it only when "literally" applicable.

12/14/2016 - 2:45pm How so?I agree that we have

How so?

I agree that we have come to associate the nomenclature with that meaning. But the nomenclature - in and of itself - does not denote this. It simply denotes it is a team composed solely of <whatever>.

All != Best

12/14/2016 - 2:24pm All-Farrell Team

I've never really understood the "All-<whatever>" team designation.

With the exception of All-Star team, they don't really make sense. I understand the intent is to pick a team composed of the best players from a league/organization/assocation/etc. but that's not what the names suggest (again, with the exception of All-Star).

All-Star Team is a team composed solely of Stars - appropriate name.

All-America Team is a team composed solely of Americans. So, I could be on that team and the nomenclature would still hold. It suggests nothing about the fact that the team was selected as the best football players at each position from the NCAA. Only that all the selections are American. So sorry, Mr. St-Juste, you were great, but you don't qualify for the All-America team (and, no, we do *not* consider Canada to be part of America).

All-Pro Team is a team composed solely of professionals (and, I suppose NFL professional is implied). So, any NFL player could be selected for the All-Pro Team regardless of their star quality and performance.

All-NBA Team is a team composed solely of NBA players. Again, nothing in the name suggests that they are the best NBA players.

All-Farrell Team is a team composed solely of Farrells. Okey-dokey, Mike.

11/28/2016 - 4:40pm Your thoughts on the Unsportsmanlike penalty on JH?

Are there specific guidelines for that (in the case of reaction from sidelines)? I'm presuming that JH did not verbally abuse the official and that this was about his physical reaction of tossing his stuff (though I suppose we don't know with certainty that he was not verbally abusive).

And, how does it compare to Meyer's reaction after the failed fake punt (in which he was also physically demonstrative - shouting, punching the ground)? Is it apples-to-oranges since JH's reaction resulted from a perceived officiating mistake? Whereas Meyer's reaction resulted from poor execution by OSU team/individuals? Is it possible to call the Unsportsmanlike penalty for being unsportsmanlike to a teammate (e.g., Meyer's reaction or one of Brian Kelly's epic rants at one of his own players)?

In my mind, it should be based on the behavior alone (regardless of to whom it is directed). Even celebratory reactions could be considered as such - e.g., Pat Fitzgerald's demonstrative celebration of having a personal foul penalty flag thrown (to his team's benefit). That seems blatently unsportsmanlike to me.

11/28/2016 - 4:04pm Metric System - Where Art Thou?

If only we (USA) had transitioned to the metric system back in the '70's as had been planned. The line to gain would have been 10m from the 25m-line, and JT would have been clearly short of the 15m line.

Sigh.

11/28/2016 - 7:21am Perhaps not even incompetence

Perhaps it's not so much incompetence as it is the case that the tools used for determining an answer to this question are simply of insufficient precision to determine the "correct" result. Even with video review.

So, what should be done in such a situation? They have to make a decision within a relatively short time window. They cannot go back and review different photos/videos days after the event. So how *did* they make their decision? Did it look "close enough" for the spotter to rule it a first down? (Probably). And, then, of course, unless there is "clear evidence to the contrary", it will not be reversed upon video review.

I don't like it, but that's probably the most likely sequence of events.

11/24/2016 - 4:31am Ancient Proverb

How does that ancient proverb go again ... ?

Oh yes. I remember now ...

"Bad fortune in Columbia on Wednesday shall lead to very good fortune in Columbus on Saturday" 

10/22/2016 - 9:26am Hi Mike,OP (Andy S.) here. I

Hi Mike,

OP (Andy S.) here. If you recall, I was in 4711 in '79-'80 and 4713 in '80-'81 (or maybe vice versa). Good to hear from you.

Thanks for the info.

So am I interpretting your post correctly that residents (many of whom were U21) just stayed up all night partying/drinking "in preparation for" the ToW? (I honestly don't remember that aspect of it - just the being roused very early, and the cold waters of the Huron the year we lost). And, thus, it was decided that the ToW was contributing to the drinking problem (U21 or otherwise), so better to do way with it?

Understandable, I suppose. And I certainly wouldn't have missed it were it not there during my two years in Taylor. But, it makes for good reminiscing (and a moderately good thread on MGoBlog).

10/21/2016 - 11:59am "hirsute". And, now I've

"hirsute". And, now I've added to my vocabulary today, too. It's a good day indeed.

10/21/2016 - 9:23am Hello to you, RGard!!
I was

Hello to you, RGard!!

I was on the 4th floor. Our RA was Mike Burton - I'm connected to him on LinkedIn, but we've not really stayed in touch. I remember Gerry (at least, by name). Didn't he kinda look like a bear (burly, lots of hair)?

While walking north on State Street for the Oct 1980 ToW, someone had the bright idea (since there was a whole pack of us) to start lifting cars parked along State Street up onto the sidewalk. Mike and Gerry were vociferously opposed, and made us stop after 2 or 3 cars had been lifted and moved. 

I did not watch the miracle on ice in the lounge, but remember my Yooper hallmates being very excited about it and piling into my room to tell me all about it.

Other of my hallmates of note included Anthony Carter and Paul Girgash. 

10/18/2016 - 4:36pm I think someone could design

Though, now that the seed has been planted, I think someone could design a great shoe logo using this image as a starting point - if someone artistically/technically gifted were so inclined.

10/18/2016 - 4:20pm I initially read the title of

I initially read the title of this thread as ...

Official Jordan MORGAN basketball shoes

And I thought, wow, that's cool. Surprising, but definitely cool.

So, now, I'm a bit disappointed. Sigh.