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01/20/2019 - 3:42pm Well the special…

Well the special investigator, the former AG up until about 2 weeks ago, and Engler all go to the same MSU tailgate parties. So not expecting much to come of this.

Plus it makes me laugh that Perles is reneging on a donation when the dude used to extort MSU every off season by threatening to go to the NFL. That place is one big circle jerk of incompetence and fraud.

01/20/2019 - 11:16am Eh, I just kind of glazed…

Eh, I just kind of glazed over the whole AGW metaphor, but the "pre-2012" reference stopped me short. The winter of 2014 was the absolute worst Michigan winter of my 50+ years in this state, and the 2015 winter was almost as bad. All five Great Lakes froze over! There may indeed be global warming but let's not remake history to prove it because that is where people start getting suspicious.

01/18/2019 - 5:27pm By whom????

By whom????

01/18/2019 - 1:38pm I heartily disagree. From…

I heartily disagree. From Bird/Magic through the Bad Boys/Bulls and even after the Pistons fell off and it was Chicago/Knicks etc. was the Golden Age of the NBA. Part of what made it so compelling was the physical play. Those games were chippy and very personal. A lot of the players hated each other's guts. Contrast to today's game where it is like a ballet out there and players even on rival teams are basically independent contractors who are best friends, jumping on each other's private jets after the games.

01/18/2019 - 1:23pm (No subject)

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01/18/2019 - 1:09pm Blue Note to win!

Blue Note to win!

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01/18/2019 - 12:28pm Sometimes you have to admire…

Sometimes you have to admire the other team's Gritty McGritstein Gil Thorpe Hoosiers dope and say "You know if he was on our team we'd love him."

This is not one of those times. If you're willing to dong punch a defenseless player before God, the officials, and 10,000 people, then you are just an asshole. Thank you for giving me extra motivation to watch this game.

01/16/2019 - 4:24pm Is Rusty still in the Navy?

Is Rusty still in the Navy?

01/16/2019 - 2:26pm See The Banner, Touch.

See The Banner, Touch.

01/16/2019 - 2:22pm Yeah but the NCAA also doesn…

Yeah but the NCAA also doesn't want to deal with the tidal wave of immediate eligible transfer cases they will get next year if Fields is cleared. They do not want free agency, and although the NCAA is evil, I kind of get their point.

01/16/2019 - 2:06pm I like the grad transfer…

I like the grad transfer rule. Lots of guys like Alex Malzone are even getting two years of eligibility if they graduate in three years. If you're buried on the depth chart and want to play, it gives more guys opportunity.

The Fields transfer is going to be the watershed. If the NCAA buys that Fields transferred for hardship rather than playing time, you are going to see hundreds of guys suddenly facing "hardships" next year. That really would be free agency and I think it would be chaos. Lots riding on that Fields decision and I would not want to be on the board trying to decide it because those Buckeye fans are truly deranged people.

01/16/2019 - 1:59pm Mgoporn?

Mgoporn?

01/16/2019 - 1:56pm Your "white flour" method is…

Your "white flour" method is also called a roux. You can also use corn starch as a thickening agent, but as noted by others it's best mix it with a couple tablespoons of cold water and stir into a fine paste before adding it to whatever liquid you are thickening.

01/16/2019 - 1:41pm Is this a grad transfer?

Is this a grad transfer?

01/15/2019 - 3:06pm I had warmed to the idea of…

I had warmed to the idea of Shep taking over pbp from Brandy (please, soon) but that is now off the table. Now I'd like them to go outside, do a national search, and get a true professional who can make the job his own for 20 years. There are lots of really polished pbp guys out there who would give their left arm to do Michigan football. And yes, I said "guys." There are plenty of excellent women broadcasters covering all kinds of sports now, but it just doesn't sound right hearing a woman do pbp on football. Especially the ones who try to do it like a man would. 

01/15/2019 - 2:37pm They threw a beautiful…

They threw a beautiful backshoulder to DPJ in the end zone early in the season and it looked basically unstoppable. He just sprinted, pulled up, and leapt really high, reaching back to snatch the ball beautifully with his hands. Very few DBs could stop it. Never saw it again all season.

01/14/2019 - 2:11pm I thought for sure when the…

I thought for sure when the season started that we have Teske for the full four years. Now I'm not so sure.

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01/14/2019 - 11:41am I hate a lot of the social…

I hate a lot of the social media platforms but I find Twitter useful in getting quickly up-to-date on what is going on. It's a mistake to read the reactions to a tweet, because you can quickly run into a total fucking moron, so don't do it.

01/14/2019 - 11:13am I don't think Beilein would…

I don't think Beilein would walk away from all the one-and-dones like Zion Williamson, but he does like to take guys that he knows are going to be around for at least a few years. Look at how so many of his guys who do last three or four years in the program become tremendous team players and leaders, despite their lesser chances to make it to the pros. Teske and Simpson are blowing up in their third year and we will likely have both for a fourth--although if Teske keeps this up he might have some scouts gaining interest.

01/14/2019 - 11:05am It can be both things--she…

It can be both things--she doesn't deserve the radioactive reputation, and she is not a fit for Michigan. I'm surprised Warde Manuel got himself into this situation. He should have run this by the regents first. This shouldn't hurt him long-term but people around the admin are going to be looking at him sideways for awhile. Comes with the territory.

01/14/2019 - 10:25am Amazing to see an athlete's…

Amazing to see an athlete's play blossom when he starts getting some confidence. Reports have been that he hits a good percentage of threes in practice but tightens up in the games. If he starts hitting that shot consistently it adds another gear for this team--not only because he scores more but for the larger reason that he will draw the other team's bigs outside and open things up for others. His passing and court awareness are also improving quickly.

This might piss off some people but the guy he should emulate is Bill Laimbeer. Perhaps he doesn't have the nasty demeanor but in addition to being a terrific defender and rebounder, Laimbeer was also a really good three-point shooter if people remember. Maybe the first true stretch five in the history of the game.

01/13/2019 - 3:30pm Absolutely have to get…

Absolutely have to get Dellinger and Spindler. They are teammates at Clarkston. Saw a video of Dellinger playing basketball and he is a very good athlete, very light on his feet. Spindler is the son of Mark Spindler who was a very good DT for the Lions in the Spielman era. I believe the elder Spindler went to Pitt.

01/13/2019 - 3:13pm Let's get a new D-Line coach…

Let's get a new D-Line coach and go get him!

01/12/2019 - 4:34pm That meme is so overplayed…

That meme is so overplayed. If you listen to his podcast you get a fuller picture of the dude. He's more quirkly--and actually kind of a dork! But he clearly has his priorities straight and he adores his family, coaches, and players. He can coach Michigan for as long as he wants as far as I'm concerned.

01/12/2019 - 4:23pm Always thought that was a…

Always thought that was a great play for Jake--hang around the NFL for a few years holding a clipboard and wearing a baseball hat. If he's just able to do that he can buy a house and pay for medical school.

01/11/2019 - 12:32pm This was a Simpson/Teske…

This was a Simpson/Teske type of game and both guys did what they had to do. It's beautiful to see a Beilein player really putting it together in his third year.

01/10/2019 - 2:18pm They dragged the Patterson…

They dragged the Patterson appeal out for months and his was basically a slam-dunk case. I still think the NCAA really really doesn't want to open this door because if they do next year they are going to have 100 kids trying to transfer for the exact same reason. 

The head coaches are going to push back hard on this behind the scenes. The chaos that will ensue is going to be a major headache for them.

01/10/2019 - 2:11pm This game will be a rock…

This game will be a rock fight in wet cement at minimal gravity.

DVR it and I think I'll watch Game of Thrones. Be jealous of me I am renting past seasons from my local library and am only on Season 1 episode 8.

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01/09/2019 - 12:27pm Those were the days we were…

Those were the days we were offering free soda to get people to buy tickets.

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01/09/2019 - 12:20pm This has got to be big,…

This has got to be big, right? The giddiness evident from Moore and Dudek suggests something really big.

01/08/2019 - 1:00pm Ummmm...somewhere behind…

Ummmm...somewhere behind Trevor Lawrence.

01/08/2019 - 12:47pm The unbalanced schedule by…

The unbalanced schedule by its design CANNOT produce a fair result in the B1G standings. It's fucking stupid. People who complain about a bigger playoff diluting the importance of the regular season don't take this into effect--the regular season has become tainted badly because some teams play much harder conference schedules than others. 

And aside from the Rose and a handful of other bowl games, the bowl games are pathetic exercises and only have value because the teams get extra practice.

01/08/2019 - 12:32pm This seems like the new…

This seems like the new normal. If you hadn't noticed there is a major arms race going on in college football for assistant coaches. Salaries are being driven up up up. These guys are going to go where they can get paid and build up their resume. They are mercenaries and in that sense we should not take it personally. In the case of Mattison I view it as his last job and he is going to bank as much money as he can before he hangs it up. We won't feel bad for the teams/schools from whom Harbaugh is about to poach a D-line and linebackers coach in the weeks ahead.

01/07/2019 - 1:53pm Gotta be just a purely…

Gotta be just a purely financial move. The big bonus to him coming back to Michigan was that his daughter and grandchild live in A2. For GM to uproot from that and spend a few years in that shithole Columbus simply had to be for stockpiling as much $$$ as he can before he retires.

01/07/2019 - 1:14pm These guys all bring…

These guys all bring something different to the table, and that is valuable. Seems like each game a couple different guys step up when others are struggling. Teams like that rarely have off-nights or multiple game slumps.

01/05/2019 - 1:16pm I believe players can get…

I believe players can get their point across one way or another, through body language, etc. Harbaugh knows he has monster talent at WR, and if wants to keep and continue to recruit those guys, he has to get them touches. 

01/05/2019 - 1:10pm I think the reason we come…

I think the reason we come away from some of these wins with a feeling of dissatisfaction is that our style of play has changed drastically from what we had come to expect from a Beilein team. That Stauskas/Hardaway/Burke team would win games 10 points, but the final would be 88-78 and the offense would be flowing and it seemed like a lot more fun. Great defense is not as much fun to watch but can be just as effective in winning games. 

What disturbs me most about this team is that it appears other teams are effectively taking away the pick and roll game of Simpson and Teske. They have zero respect for Simpson as a shooter and play way off, which virtually takes away any chance for dribble penetration. Hate to say it because Simpson is the heart and soul of this team. 

01/04/2019 - 2:55pm Defense is definitely going…

Defense is definitely going to take a step back, but we thought that two years ago too and Brown re-loaded it pretty quickly by plugging in young talent. Maybe the silver lining is that JH will realize he is going to have to outscore some teams and will open up his offense. There is actually plenty of NFL talent on the offensive side of the ball now. 

01/04/2019 - 2:40pm I don't think he becomes…

I don't think he becomes eligible. The Ole Miss kids situation was a slam dunk and the NCAA still made them sweat it out and jump through multiple hoops. If they allow the "racial slur" door to open, then immediately 100 guys next year are going to claim the same hardship. The ensuing chaos would literally threaten the existence of the NCAA. The NCAA is easily corrupted but the one thing they will absolutely protect is the pot of gold they guard with their lives. 

01/04/2019 - 2:00pm Yeah that's some deep-diving…

Yeah that's some deep-diving into the minutia of stats of a MEAC team (whatever that is). It's fine, and I don't mind the analytics we get here, but an explanation of what I'm supposed to be looking at would be nice sometimes.

01/03/2019 - 3:02pm No story that involves…

No story that involves having to listen to that no-talent hack Yoko sing can be viewed in a positive light. The fact that she still skates on the back of John Lennon's grave is the gravest injustice in rock and roll history.

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01/03/2019 - 2:27pm I have a close relative of…

I have a close relative of around that age who also deals with some mental health issues that can be doubly painful because people tend to not believe them. It's a very personal thing and hard to pin down. It almost seems to be epidemic with young people of that age and I seriously question whether the fact that their brains were not quite developed enough as they were going through adolescence. After all, theirs is the first generation that really fully experienced the internet era as small children. It's possible that the wires got crossed up because of it. I'm not saying all of them obviously but certain individuals. 

01/03/2019 - 2:20pm I think the photo of Carol…

I think the photo of Carol Hutchins, given what she has been to Michigan and to the sport of college softball, is quite powerful.

01/03/2019 - 2:18pm That is a great photo, as is…

That is a great photo, as is the GIF if Moe breaking off Ward's ankle...however hopefully people will go a little easier on Ward--I was just reading the other day that all last season he was dealing with some serious health issues with his mother. These are just young guys after all.

01/03/2019 - 1:54pm What does FFFF even mean? I…

What does FFFF even mean? I swear this site needs an acronym dictionary...

01/02/2019 - 3:58pm If Willikes and Batchie…

If Willikes and Batchie return that is basically their entire defense except the one CB. Their offense has some receiver talent and will likely get better. I think this is the year they dump their OC and the ewok Valenti can finally take a crap. I thought they were overrated pre-2018 but they could be a very tough out next year--and don't forget they've won the last two at the Big House.