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09/20/2018 - 1:59pm Always thought that Akron…

Always thought that Akron should be the Rubber Barons, with the mascot an anthropomorphic tire that wears a top hat, has an exaggerated evil handlebar mustache, and wears a monocle. 

09/18/2018 - 12:40pm Hannibal Buress took it all

Hannibal Buress took it all

09/17/2018 - 7:31pm Sounds like attending this…

Sounds like attending this game was on par with attending Utah 2002, minus the holy terror that they might somehow lose it in the 4th quarter, but plus more and longer TV timeouts. 

09/17/2018 - 11:56am Ah, incompetent Sun Belt…

Ah, incompetent Sun Belt refs, certainly has never happened to Michigan before, like say in a bowl game against a team now a B1G member

09/07/2018 - 5:32pm I understand if you missed…

I understand if you missed the Ohio State game last season, it's only the biggest game on the schedule every year.

09/06/2018 - 1:29pm Because we wanted the series…

Because we wanted the series back, they knew we wanted it back, and they kinda dictated terms I think. So they got the Week 1 version at home, while their road return game is dead in the middle of our conference season.

09/06/2018 - 1:28pm Respect for them?



Respect for them?


Well, bye

08/30/2018 - 12:36pm his coin would be valuable…

his coin would be valuable based on the fact that NICOin is a pretty good punny name for a crypto coin

08/30/2018 - 11:07am Both teams return almost…

Both teams return almost everyone from already good (us) or pretty decent (them) defenses. Both teams have major offensive questions. Sure feels like a rock fight. 

08/27/2018 - 6:05pm Notre Dame is one of two…

Notre Dame is one of two coaching staffs on our schedule this year that got a student killed.

08/27/2018 - 1:15pm Eat Arby's

Eat Arby's

08/22/2018 - 12:22pm The only Adidas shoes that I…

The only Adidas shoes that I'm aware of that are pricey are Yeezys but I'm not sure they give those out as swag to any of their college teams, and they're certainly not like the super-limited special edition Jordans that the Jordan Brand programs are getting.

08/21/2018 - 3:33pm If he's the Rob Fick of the…

If he's the Rob Fick of the Big Ten does that mean he's going to be involved in a huge brawl, then taunt fans and get showered in beer?

08/17/2018 - 6:17pm Boy, can't wait for Dual…

Boy, can't wait for Dual Threat Joe Milton to throw to the Deceptively Fast Oliver Martin

08/14/2018 - 1:36pm these pink, purple, and…

these pink, purple, and highlighter-yellow monstrosities that were surely the work of a four-year-old or criminally insane maniac

Some men just want to watch the world burn

08/14/2018 - 12:59pm he has the black box because…

he has the black box because he's gonna Strike It Up for Everybody Everybody

08/13/2018 - 3:26pm…

08/10/2018 - 1:16pm In keeping with the Ben…

In keeping with the Ben Mason/Ben VanSumeren naming convention, that recruit in a couple years will be Ben delaKitchenAppliance

08/08/2018 - 1:34pm Pretty appropriate that MSU…

Pretty appropriate that MSU's Allen brothers all play the beefy offensive line


08/02/2018 - 12:20pm Yeah, for all the wrong he…

Yeah, for all the wrong he had done, if Meyer's comments a week ago are "I blew it, I should have done this much sooner, I didn't take it seriously enough and I have to live with that" instead of lying, and lying in a really self-righteous way too, Meyer is still coaching the team to open fall practice. 

08/01/2018 - 12:18pm Of course, if they somehow…

Of course, if they somehow do fire Meyer, the guys on staff most likely to be promoted to interim HC are:

A coach who was drummed out of the NFL because he was such a shitbag to his players, or

A coach who was fired from Indiana for player mistreatment.

07/31/2018 - 2:07pm Small stadium, high demand…

Small stadium, high demand from big local Michigan alum population, face with fees was at least 60 I think. The game will be sold out almost for sure. I don't think road game tickets through the Michigan ticket office or alumni club have gone on sale yet? Those will be face if you can manage to get them and you'll be in friendly sections obviously.

(Not that Northwestern fans are particularly disagreeable or anything)

07/25/2018 - 4:15pm Seems like a "backup" the…

Seems like a "backup" the way Mo Hurst was before his last year. Maybe not technically starting, but getting the longer half of the snaps in the rotation. And really productive in those snaps.

07/18/2018 - 4:02pm He was nearly 33 and…

He was nearly 33 and sprained his knee on that play. He was outstanding at the 2002 World Cup. Really, the main problem he had was staying healthy, dude was constantly injured. Hell, even in the 2002 World Cup he missed the first match with an injury. 

07/16/2018 - 11:49am Steve is altering the deal…

Steve is altering the deal. Pray he does not alter it any further.

07/02/2018 - 5:48pm I live in one of the…

I live in one of the neighborhoods. I can't walk to the lake, but I can take a bus right to a beach. My commute is easy, I live in a place with a Metra stop in addition to L and bus access so the commute is quiet and quick. 

On taxes: it's worse in the suburbs! Basically every suburb has higher property taxes than the city proper. Higher city sales tax though.

But man, did both parties ever bone our state's finances. I know it's the thing to blame Democrats, but the thing that allowed the woefully short-funding of the pensions, which is basically 99% of our problem, was passed under one of our long stretch of Republican governors and back when the state houses were about even. 

If you have kids, the public schools in the city vary widely in quality, so you have to pay attention when you're buying to be at a decent one, sometimes the difference of one block moves you from a very good one to a crap one. 

But regardless, living in Chicago rules. 

07/02/2018 - 5:33pm Rules are pretty easy:


Rules are pretty easy:

You're allowed to discuss Ann Arbor politics in this thread.

If Brian (or one of the other approved/employed site writers like Seth or Ace, since one can assume that if they make the post, they had approval) makes a post on another political topic, you're allowed to post in that thread about that topic.

Do not post about politics anywhere else on the site.

06/26/2018 - 12:53pm Comes with four years of…

Comes with four years of Oaks aging

06/21/2018 - 11:36am Blocks with a low center of…

Blocks with a low center of gravity

05/15/2018 - 3:07pm I found "That's pretty high

I found "That's pretty high for a guy like Power, who could stick with his close-to-home junior league instead of moving to suburban Chicago" right below a picture of him in basically a Blackhawks jersey (yeah, I know, it's his junior team, but...) kinda amusing.

Woulda been more dead-on if he wore jersey number 19 with the C on the jersey. 

05/03/2018 - 12:36pm Ah yes, completely

Ah yes, completely irresponsible, trusting those hacks at...

*checks who cleared him*


05/01/2018 - 4:46pm Jourdan Lewis was 2nd in the

Jourdan Lewis was 2nd in the nation in passes defended in 2015 (before teams finally figured out "maybe stop throwing it at the guy he's defending" the following year) so sometimes it takes teams a while to figure it out and sometimes teams are just dumb. 

04/27/2018 - 6:12pm At least Shea picked a number

At least Shea picked a number that doesn't carry any history or expectations at Michigan.

04/26/2018 - 2:36pm Ultimate Browns would be

Ultimate Browns would be taking Barkley at 4 after taking Allen at 1, thereby having a QB whose accuracy problems even on short stuff would severely blunt the usefulness of a back who is so good at catching passes out of the backfield. 

04/26/2018 - 1:54pm "Also along these lines: Josh

"Also along these lines: Josh Rosen being panned for speaking his mind. Can’t have a quarterback who thinks for himself."

Wanted: quarterback who is a leader, but also follows everyone else


04/18/2018 - 1:32pm and he also has a snazzy

and he also has a snazzy green jacket from winning the Masters

04/11/2018 - 1:43pm I think they got rid of the

I think they got rid of the "you can only declare/withdraw once" thing a couple years ago when they also moved the withdrawal deadline back to after the draft combine.

04/03/2018 - 4:11pm Counterpoint: mid first

Counterpoint: mid first rounders aren't that expensive salary and bonus-wise, and by picking a guy in the first round you get a fifth year option on the guy that you don't get if you pick him in the 2nd round or later. 

04/03/2018 - 1:15am Simpson turned the NPOY's

Simpson turned the NPOY's water off, and we still got smoked. No one could hit 3s for us, not even the good shooters. What can you do? Best team won. Last two months were a blast to watch and way more than any of us could have expected in October. Kudos and thanks to all the players.

03/29/2018 - 6:30pm Far more schools with more

Far more schools with more money started being less racist and recruiting and playing black players. 



03/27/2018 - 4:55pm Calling Northwestern a

Calling Northwestern a mid-major isn't very nice.

(Seriously though, the Chicago midmajors UIC and Loyola haven't pulled anyone surprising. DePaul stinks but plays in a major conference for basketball; last guy of major recruiting relevance they got was Billy Garrett, who was a top 100 guy from Chicago.)

03/23/2018 - 2:18pm Yes, not as bad as Michigan

Yes, not as bad as Michigan but in the 270s out of 351

03/21/2018 - 5:14pm I'll go with Money Cannon

I'll go with Money Cannon over ATM

03/20/2018 - 10:16am It's the NCAA, so it's

It's the NCAA, so it's actually The Zero Dollar (Wink Wink) Man

03/19/2018 - 1:04pm KenPom's chart generator gets

KenPom's chart generator gets confused by the NIT playing four 10 minute quarters instead of 20 minute halves. So in the 'overtime' periods it's cramming the whole 3rd quarter into 1 'overtime' and 4th into the 2nd 'overtime' and is confused by the time situation. 

03/18/2018 - 1:39am Besides Poole:

Props to X/Z, who couldnt hit a shot but Gray needed 24 shot equivalents for his 23 and a few of his hoops were notably when Z wasnt on the floor. And Z led the team in rebounds to boot.

As much as Mo was maligned for his first 3 halves of the tourney, 5/9 from the floor was big. And Teske big too, defense and those 2nd half free throws.

03/15/2018 - 12:17pm I wonder if Varejao would

I wonder if Varejao would have seemed as annoying if he didn't have the Sideshow Bob hair.  

03/13/2018 - 7:04pm Penn State got waaaaay better

Penn State got waaaaay better during the season. First half of the season they didn't look particularly good at all. Which is how you do things like "lose at home to Rider" and "lose at home to this year's crap-ass Wisconsin squad"

03/13/2018 - 12:15pm Only 4 of us. OSU ain't

Only 4 of us. OSU ain't winning unless KBD goes full Glen Rice on the tourney. Purdue hasn't looked the same since Vince Edwards got hurt (and he hasn't looked the same since he came back; maybe the extra week off will help and they contend?). Izzo's shown no inclination to give the lineup with Bridges/Jackson as the 4/5 that allows his best players to play their best college positions; maybe he finally will and they manage to get past Duke. I love our team, but the looming UNC matchup seems tough and it's hard not to have the nagging feeling that the free throw shooting will cost us dearly at some point. 

03/09/2018 - 5:23pm Are we gonna have the Power

Are we gonna have the Power Towel