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06/20/2018 - 9:14am someone dumb

someone dumb

06/17/2018 - 9:44am I haven't heard an American…

I haven't heard an American announcer yet who compares to British announcers. If I turn on a game and hear an American I'm always disappointed.

06/13/2018 - 12:37pm I got a political science…

I got a political science degree there, decided not to pursue law school, and made a career in marketing/advertising. Political science has "science" in the name but doesn't really require any :)

06/12/2018 - 3:37pm Why is it that all these old…

Why is it that all these old players look well, so much older and more mature than today's players? Friedman and Kramer look like MEN, our players today look like large powerful kids. 

06/06/2018 - 12:46pm Most likely Samsung will…

Most likely Samsung will make Dolby Vision available in a software update

06/06/2018 - 12:41pm Not according to almost any…

Not according to almost any review on the web of TV brands. Sony is good, but reviewers don't see any superiority for them

06/06/2018 - 12:40pm I have a Samsung and live it…

I have a Samsung and live it. Great video processing, HDR (you want this) and also one of the brightest TV's there is. TV's with high light output levels (there is a lot of different levels among brands) work especially well if like me, your main TV viewing is done in a fairly bright room. If it will be in a basement that's less important. But Samsung video processing is top notch 

06/06/2018 - 12:34pm I love seeing the code…

I love seeing the code everywhere: "Not going anywhere:
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is that code?

06/06/2018 - 8:59am Correct. since I can't…

Correct. since I can't upvote this I'm typing agreement

05/31/2018 - 9:23am Objectively speaking

this is not a great team, and it's really silly to call it great. That isn;t my opinion, it's a fact based upon last year's offense. Now, this year we may become a great team (fingers crossed) but we are definitively not great.

05/25/2018 - 3:43pm Your take on Izzo is silly

and could only be written by a fan of a rival school. The idea that he is a "rape enabler" is ludicrous on its face and really dumb besides.

05/24/2018 - 8:06pm There is a new moral majority group at work

here and other places in media and online. If anyone is old enough to remember or read about Jerry Falwell and the "Moral Majority," they were a movement in the 80's that passed judgement on everyone in society that disagreed with their Christian based ethics and public policy stances. They were quite rightly criticized by people for taking their religious choices into public policy and passing judgement on those that didn't share those beliefs. 

They have been replaced in society today by a group of like minded people that have replaced religious judgement with politicaland social judgement. If you don't share their opinions and express them in public/online, you aren't simply wrong, you are either (and there are only these 2 choices) A- an evil person with bad ideas, or B- too dumb and witless to understand the argument.

This is not an overstatment. There is literally no difference between their critiques today and those of Falwell in the 80's except they don't justify them from the bible. They do justify them morally, and judge morally. They are moral scolds just like those old adult characters in Animal house or comedies from the 80's. 

05/24/2018 - 11:52am Ace, who I respect and wish nothing but the best health wise, is

also one of the most judgmental moralists I've come across online, and that's saying something. He combines a virtuous worldview with complete contempt for people who don't share that worldview.

05/24/2018 - 11:41am I think the producers missed a chance

to have an even better twist to the show--I've always thought it was a little unlikely that Paige, a typical teen raised entirely in the US school system during the cold war, would uncritically adopt her parents view of the USSR vs. America and start being a spy. Far better for the show, and maybe even more realistic, would be if she rebelled against their worldview and worked against them. 

05/23/2018 - 5:55pm Why lately do fans and even NBA personnel think

that ex-players like Chauncey with zero experience can simply take over running a team? You would never see that in other leagues (matt millen being a prominent reinforcement of how dumb that is). It's ludicrous to take any ex-player and put him in charge of drafting and building a team

05/20/2018 - 9:51am There goes any lingering belief I had

that this blog population is better than RCMB and sparty blogs

05/16/2018 - 3:29pm Which after reading this story, I guarantee more will come out..

sorry, cynical by nature and this will prompt people who weren't abused but met with Nassar one time to claim they were

05/13/2018 - 5:18pm I'll bet if you averaged the posters here pre-season

at mgoblog, at least 40% of people predicted like I did, 9-3, and several more 8-4

05/13/2018 - 8:42am I'm not necessarily agreeing with him, though

I have sympathy for the "every day competition" philosophy. I don;t realy think our pooor QB play can be chalked up to them not feeling secure in their position. I think JOK was just bad, and moreso, our o-line made any QB's job tougher than it should be

05/12/2018 - 9:53am He won't do it. He WANTS them to look over their shoulder

at the guy behind them.

05/12/2018 - 9:49am There is no way it's a four way tie.

And if it was I'd agree with you. Joe Milton cannot go from HS under 50% passer to starting at M in the same year. No one can make that leap so soon unless things are desperate around here. Shea will start.

05/12/2018 - 9:43am Redshirt sophomore is what used to be called a junior.

I agree with you that that it's wrong to artitrarily write Peters off, you're right. But he's now in his third year here, and this fall's competition will be IMO the turning point of his career at M. 

05/09/2018 - 4:20pm Yes and no.

Of course conference titles are important--division titles aren't. I'm not spinning, I genuinely do not care and don't think most others do either. If you told me we would never win the division once, but would regularly beat our rivals and always finsh 10-2 or 11-1, I would take that deal forever. 

05/09/2018 - 12:44pm The real counter to the third place in East critique

is that division finishes are meaningless. There are three things that matter in college football-did you beat your rivals, what was your final record, and did you make the playoffs. No one five years from now except trolls cares where we finished in the division. The proof of that is Florida-how did those two straight 1st place finishes in the SEC West work out for their coaches? If we were 10-2 and finish last in the division no one cares.

05/06/2018 - 6:16pm Inarguable. It's been 8 years.

Enough.

04/28/2018 - 3:50pm Just a guess, but

I remember predicting 9-3 and it seemed like a lot of others here also predicted that, it seemed like that and 8-4 were fairly common

04/26/2018 - 7:49pm Are you aware of our schedule?

I'm happy about Shea for obvious reasons. But he doesn't change the hardest schedule in the country or our current lack of O tackles. I'd be thriled with 11 wins

04/20/2018 - 2:50pm The odds?

The odds?

Having said that, as someone raising a daughter who will hopefully get accepted to Ross or a STEM school, all the best to the father!

04/19/2018 - 2:23pm Pro tip OP:

if the biggest Michigan blog on the internet has already told you Newsome news, there is no news. 

04/17/2018 - 3:05pm I'd rather them keep the kickoff exactly as is.

No changes. Look, I'm all for all of the rule changes recently to enhance safety. In fact, I'd try to ban head to head contact altogether if that was possible. But kickoffs and returns are a fundamental element of the game, and even more so, a kickoff return for a TD is just about the most exciting thing that can happen in football. Making changes that fundamentally alter a core component of the game, not to mention making it less exciting to watch, should be avoided.

Every single person playing football now knows the potential problem with head injuries. They choose to play. They choose to be risky with their health. That is good enough for me, and for them in fact. Let the NCAA allow waivers for players (if any) that don't want to be on kickoff teams. Fine. Otherwise let this go. In fact increase (back to the old rules in college and NFL) the chances of long kickoff returns. 

04/17/2018 - 9:08am Um,

what are kodi and covenant?

 

04/10/2018 - 8:54am What's wrong with insulting women?

And what's wrong with insulting men? Nothing either in my book. 

04/09/2018 - 8:51am Actually they are not.

This isn't in doubt, no one that reads this site shouldn't understand that every statistical look at ratings validates them in general terms. Obvuoiusly they can and are off on an individual, but overall the debate closed long ago. 

04/06/2018 - 9:53pm Former Wresting fan here.

I was way into the entertainment in the Rock, Stone Cold, Rick Flair etc era. But the current crop of wrestlers to me seriously lack the charisma that those guys had in spades. Not to mention that when the WWE started testing for steroids, the result was much smaller wrestlers who lack the "superhero" aspect of some of the classic guys. Better health but less amazing size. I check in every few months and none of the guys now seem to have that personaility of the classic guys. Old man comments I suppose. 

03/29/2018 - 12:22pm I would never "root" for those teams but

in football, I would hope they won. Because the higher in esteem yopur conference is, the better chances your team has of making the playoffs the next year. Conference strength does in fact get figured into the playoff equation for the committee--so the better your conference is regarded, the better for your team.

03/28/2018 - 7:09am It would completely undermine their cause with the public.

Period. The vast majority of fans would disagree and be annoyed at this, which helps no one

03/21/2018 - 1:18pm i maintain with friends that "What she said"

never gets old. I mean, yeah it would every day, but what she said is evergreen humor

03/21/2018 - 1:18pm i maintain with friends that "What she said"

never gets old. I mean, yeah it would every day, but what she said is evergreen humor

03/21/2018 - 1:13pm Half true.

No one tops Michael Scott but always sunny, while funny, is nowhere near as good as The Office

03/20/2018 - 2:15pm Actually the horror scenario you paint sounds

entertaining as hell. Maybe you have an idea about this that I don't, but there is no offsides in basketball and there is no chaos, no problem. Sure, scoring would go up, maybe the typical game instead of being 3-2 would be 8-7: what exactly is bad about that?

03/20/2018 - 2:10pm Yes.

I watch the Premier league every week, and am against that too. And my non-screen name is Brian so that counts

03/20/2018 - 2:09pm Bingo.

Administrative positions at colleges have absolutely exploded in the last twenty years, there are now more administrators than lecturers/professors, which never occured until the last 20 years.

03/19/2018 - 12:20pm Well, the other factor is their defense

which is actually only a bit worse than ours. Will we be able to score?

03/17/2018 - 10:21am Even if it wasn't his plan he will leave

if he plays awesome for us.

03/13/2018 - 9:56am True but:

I don't think it's far fetched to think that with the talent they have, there is a chance they get hot and make a run to the final four, that would not be surprising. They have no chance to win, but I could see final four for sure.

03/11/2018 - 6:11pm It doesn't make sense because that doesn't happen.

There are no stats that show this, otherwose all the other stuff that goes on cable would have done that. Nothing can change the 10-12% that don't have cable because many of them can't, due to location and availability, and many others do so by choice. They aren't changing becuase the final four isn't on.

03/11/2018 - 2:46pm Smart is as dirty as they come?

I'm willing to believe this because it squares with my predjudices but are there facts out there that support this? 

03/06/2018 - 7:48pm All true, but many other stereotypes

are based on literally hundreds of years of observation. It's just foolish for example, to take the POV that there are not a greater percventage of great athletes among African americans than caucasians. Real world observatiuon shows this quite definitively. 

03/06/2018 - 12:22pm Exactly.

It exists for a reason, a real world experience reason. And is correct. I'll stop there.

03/04/2018 - 6:55pm I think nay sayers are judging by the post game

with her red face from crying, before that the OP is correct