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03/17/2019 - 5:59pm I congratulate them on the…

I congratulate them on the win.  I acknowledge nothing.  What would be the point?  Get up and go again.  Fall down and get back up.  We don't need no stinking badges and we don't need to acknowledge anything.

03/17/2019 - 1:38pm Beilein will have the…

Beilein will have the Wolverines ready to play well and enjoy subs.  

03/17/2019 - 1:26pm Damn.  Those factors make me…

Damn.  Those factors make me wish I was in Chicago so I could go.

03/17/2019 - 9:06am But you have the full rack!

But you have the full rack!

03/17/2019 - 7:27am Ah yes.  The wearing of the…

Ah yes.  The wearing of the green.

03/16/2019 - 10:24pm I agree.  The  kid plays…

I agree.  The  kid plays much better than he looks.

03/16/2019 - 6:02pm Posbang, negbang, what is…

Posbang, negbang, what is our next step?  Posbang for today and work for a better tomorrow.

03/16/2019 - 3:55pm Thank you for the comment. …

Thank you for the comment.  I didn't know Dan Majerle was coaching and this is his 5th year.

03/16/2019 - 3:45pm So far, so good.  Fingers…

So far, so good.  Fingers crossed for quality officiating.

03/15/2019 - 10:48pm Life is good

 

Life is good

 

03/12/2019 - 8:44pm On the other hand, I hate…

On the other hand, I hate Chris Spielman as a Buckeye, I love him as a Lion.  Sometimes you have to get over the past.

03/12/2019 - 4:25pm FYI- Editor Law Review is an…

FYI- Editor Law Review is an elected position with no meaningful minimum requirements. (Must be a student)

03/10/2019 - 10:32pm Yeah, I like to remind…

Yeah, I like to remind people that there was an all-MICHIGAN Apollo crew that put a Michigan flag on the moon.  Oh yeah, and many of the academic programs are ranked in the top 5 if not numero uno.  I still have the Business Week magazine that ranked UofM number one the year I graduated.

I would rather win than lose but sometimes I get a silly grin on my face when the other team's fans make so much of their recent victory.

On the other hand, some Indiana and Texas A&M fans treated me so well that I will always try to be a good host to visitors.  It is so much the better way.

03/10/2019 - 10:22pm Beilein has a top 10 team…

Beilein has a top 10 team without a true point guard, rebounder, or three point shooter.   So his record is luck? It clearly isn't current talent although he has put enough into the NBA.

No, Beilein is not being out-coached.  I do find it interesting that both Michigan and MSU have taken turns in the recent past as the top NCAA team for getting points after a time out.  It sounds like we are comparing two pretty good coaches.  Oh hell, let us go back many many years and note that MSU has won an NC under Izzo.

 

03/10/2019 - 5:12pm Plus 10

 

Plus 10

 

03/10/2019 - 9:03am e-i-e-i-oh, Old MacDonald…

e-i-e-i-oh, Old MacDonald had a farm

Did you want to save Iggy for the OT?

 

03/09/2019 - 2:30pm Oh man, that just hurts

Oh man, that just hurts

03/09/2019 - 12:11pm Oh great! Another crackpot…

Oh great! Another crackpot on the board.  Good grief.

03/09/2019 - 9:58am Injuries, refs, home cooking…

Injuries, refs, home cooking . . . it is sooo in the bag for the Spartans.  At least we have the last football game in EL look back upon.

03/09/2019 - 9:56am Wow, actually used the word …

Wow, actually used the word "immolation".  This is really a negbang

03/09/2019 - 7:42am At Michigan, we expect to…

At Michigan, we expect to win.  When we lose, it is usually due to just a few plays.  In questionable behavior, I will note that once again, the refs cost Michigan the game (as well as two missed field goals.)  During UCLA's go ahead game winning drive, a Michigan defender intercepted a pass, took two steps in bounds, then momentum took him out of bounds and the refs called the player out of bounds (no interception).  Two full  steps, long strides trying to turn and take it back for six and ref rules it not an inbounds catch.  Odd things burn Big 10 teams on the west coast.

03/06/2019 - 5:11pm Maybe I can look this up…

Maybe I can look this up myself but a data test is how many games (%) were lost with early or strict auto-bench?  (Not many) Last year’s NC game still bothers me on so many dimensions.

03/05/2019 - 8:35pm Are you suggesting that…

Are you suggesting that coaches shouldn't bench players that do what the coach told them not to do?

If playing time is a reward for playing well then isn't benching a punishment for not playing well?

How does one coach rhythm and how does one measure it?  I am asking for a coach that teaches players to know where the air nozzle is on the ball at all times.

03/05/2019 - 1:55pm Beilein and Izzo both caught…

Beilein and Izzo both caught flak in the same week a few years back for not fouling in the final seconds with 2-3 point lead.  One team lost and the other won in OT.  I was entertained by the number of people that thought that two coaches with 400 wins between them had it wrong.  Regardless of the defense called neither team had a chance to foul without sending the opponent to the line for 3  shots.

03/05/2019 - 1:17pm In Beilein I trust.  I…

In Beilein I trust.  I assume the auto bench is supported by a preplanned substitution strategy.  Who is on the floor and score of game are major considerations.  I strongly support the punishment for dumb foul idea.

03/03/2019 - 6:09pm Grateful.  I was so…

Grateful.  I was so irritated with the announcers talking about how long it has been since Michigan beat a ranked Big 10 team on the road or a top 25 team on the road.   Sheeesh  I didn't know that was a thing.

03/03/2019 - 7:38am DJ Wilson showed flashes of…

DJ Wilson showed flashes of NBA talent on day one.  He was also erratic and tentatative by my observation.  His skill set filled out over two years.  I don't recall the game that Michigan lost that Michigan would have won with more DJ Wilson.

03/01/2019 - 7:12pm Nothing?

interesting

03/01/2019 - 7:03pm It is easy and it is low…

It is easy and it is low cost and it doesn't take much time.

I am not going to lose any sleep over it.

Heck, it may be a credibility test.  In the interviews the day before they probably ask the player how many can he do and if he comes up wildly short then they know he lacks something in the arena of mental capacity.

03/01/2019 - 6:55pm Look at the opposite to test…

Look at the opposite to test the theory that bench press doesn't matter.   Would you prefer that the RB only be able to lift 180 lbs 5 times? It should be obvious that Higdon with 20 reps is going to be better than Higdon with 5 reps unless he sacrificed time on something more important.  You can get really strong lifting 60 minutes everyday for a few years.

02/28/2019 - 4:56pm OSU blocked put against that…

OSU blocked put against that formation iirc

02/28/2019 - 4:33pm “Colbert said” is an…

“Colbert said” is an emotional argument, not science.  Did you know that the raw satellite data says that 2018 was cooler than 2017 which was cooler than 2016 which as the hottest year on record (we only have standard data for 40 years) is only  .02 degrees Celsius more than 1998 which is 2nd hottest on record?

I have been watching this since I took Geology at UM in 1977.

02/26/2019 - 3:24pm Glad you noticed

Glad you noticed

02/25/2019 - 8:38pm 1-4 with 3 pts.  Best of…

1-4 with 3 pts.  Best of luck going forward.

02/25/2019 - 8:29pm I agree with the realism…

I agree with the realism comment.  I watched the show as a boy and find it difficult to watch now.

02/25/2019 - 8:18pm 0 points with 1 attempt. It…

0 points with 1 attempt so far. It would be sweet to see some points. 0-3 and Jamaal Crawford in for the steal. 

02/25/2019 - 7:41pm I admire your father's…

I admire your father's resolve.  Hogan's Heroes reruns are still on the air nightly and I will now think of your father whenever I see HH flipping through the channels.

I believe that they ran Hogan's Heroes in Germany and enough people enjoyed the satire to keep it on for a few years.  I was always intrigued to find an American show on the air while in Germany.

The latest hit show on German television is "Hogan's Heroes." The 1960s sitcom -- about a group of Allied prisoners in a German POW camp -- draws nearly a million viewers a day in Germany.May 31, 1996

Charlie Chaplin and Jack Benny took turns skewering the Nazis with satirical movies so I guess satire is acceptable in the eyes of the beholder.

You hit many nerves, my Dad was occupier of Japan and loved HH.  I am currently reading "The Longest Winter" by Alex Kershaw about an in intelligence platoon in the Battle of the Bulge.

Damn, my personality profile warns me that I am easily distracted.

02/24/2019 - 6:54pm So we wouldn't have won if…

So we wouldn't have won if we made all our threes?  I get your point but many of us expect a Beilein team to shoot better.

02/24/2019 - 6:49pm Doesn't every basketball…

Doesn't every basketball team save 2 lose the last game of the season? Don't more than half the football teams lose their last game?  I am not sure your standards are practical or your comment fair.

02/24/2019 - 6:45pm I forgot about that scene. …

I forgot about that scene.  Thank you for refreshing my memory and an up vote for referencing a very good movie.

02/24/2019 - 6:30pm Does Michigan still run the…

Does Michigan still run the swing offense? I know little about basketball plays but I don't think Michigan runs that ball screen pick and roll stuff on the left side then the right side and then the other teams fails to switch properly and Michigan gets an open shot or a layup.  Did the shorter shot clock end that?  

02/24/2019 - 6:21pm Winston had a good game. …

Winston had a good game.  Matthews had a bad game.  The exact opposite of our game plan and most of feared since early January when the offense slowed down.   Does everyone now have film on Brasdeikis and is that why he no longer able to score when we need him?  It appears that everyone needs another year of Beilein.

Matthews last year and Brasdeikis in December were so fun to watch.

02/21/2019 - 7:55pm RIP Peter Tork 

Monkees "I…

RIP Peter Tork 

Monkees "I'm a Believer" written by Neil Diamond is one of the best pop dance songs of all time.

02/21/2019 - 7:49pm I don't think of it as an…

I don't think of it as an old man moment but Tide Pods or the teaspoon of cinnamon challenge tell me times have changed.

02/21/2019 - 7:43pm Super Dave has passed? RIP…

Super Dave has passed? RIP Super Dave.  I gave that guy a lot of credit for chasing the dream doing what it takes to get in the show.  I thought his ego was as big as they get.   He did make me laugh when he was spring boarded through a basketball backboard.

02/21/2019 - 7:38pm Groan

Groan

02/21/2019 - 7:34pm Hoke didn't correct the…

Hoke didn't correct the situation that Rich Rod left him with zero quarterbacks after Denard Robinson. Brian Kelly said the year before that he overestimated Michigan's offense (as in there was no QB) which set the table to not worry about the passing game and thus the shutout.

02/14/2019 - 6:12am Many good lines but this is…

Many good lines but this is most JB.

02/14/2019 - 6:11am Keith Jackson died?

Keith Jackson died?

02/12/2019 - 1:11pm Mattison said it was good to…

Mattison said it was good to be back in Ann Arbor and with family.  He never said he would stay forever (although he did imply it).  He certainly didn't say he would stay forever after being replaced by an inferior DC.  I suspect that Mattison wasn't allowed to bring in his recruits or as many of them as he wanted.  He may have also wanted to do something different against OSU, you know, something that might have worked.  It was Mattison that brought in many of the players that were drafted 2 years ago.

Mattison worked wonders while the offense faltered in epic ways.  Durkin did slightly better with an offense that actually ate some clock and gave him time to coach the defense in between times of possession.  Mattison had to send guys back onto the field before he had a chance to tell them what plays were probably coming at them next.

That said, I am annoyed at the departure for ND as well OSU.