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01/04/2019 - 2:54pm He was decent last night and…

He was decent last night and converted on a few opportunities (the Poole assist most notably), but over his career I wouldn't call Davis "sure handed".  Dude has fumbled a lot of great entry passes.  I still think he's a perfectly adequate backup but I don't see a ton of upside.  But hey, bigs develop slowly so we'll see what happens.  

01/02/2019 - 8:06pm Doing: off to the gym after…

Doing: off to the gym after work lets out in a few hours.  Not a resolution, just normal routine.  

Drinking: at the moment, iced tea.  When I get home, probably just water since I'm trying to dial it back a little post-holiday, but we'll see how long that lasts.  

01/02/2019 - 3:31pm No doubt the best to ever…

No doubt the best to ever hold the microphone back stage.  Iconic voice and a truly defining part of my wrestling fandom growing up.  RIP Mean Gene. 

01/02/2019 - 2:02pm Not sure I agree with that…

Not sure I agree with that. Our views are a little colored by a poor game against OSU, but you can look at tape and on-field performance and see that he's produced.  Maybe his TD and yardage numbers are lower than a lot of "elite" prospects, but I think we all know that's because we throw the ball 20 times in a game, not because of lack of skill.  My instinct (admittedly, without getting online and breaking down stats) is that Gentry's YPC and catch:TD ratio is in the same neighborhood as any other elite TE.  

01/02/2019 - 1:51pm One really smart guy …

One really smart guy (Einstein I think?) did it, and then other smart guy and/or guys who aspire to  be like Einstein started doing the same thing because it became known to be a thing.  

 

That said, I do know friends/family who spend a huge amount of time agonizing over clothes in the morning, so maybe if you know you're that kind of person, it will make sense as a way of reducing stress and decision fatigue. 

12/28/2018 - 12:12pm I know this game isn't the…

I know this game isn't the bowl game we wanted to be in, but I'd sure like to keep drinking Florida's milkshake, and to close the season out with 11 wins.  Go blue!

12/26/2018 - 12:30pm There's still definitely a…

There's still definitely a market and an industry, but it's shrank noticeably since when I was growing up (born in 84), and the money side of the market has shifted very heavily to the autograph and jersey swatch cards, away from base set stuff.  There's still a strong market for rookie cards and limited print run stuff, but not as a strong as say 10 or 15 years ago, and the demand for base set cards of stars and veterans is pretty light.  It also seems like it's shifted away from a kid focused hobby and towards an "adults who've collected for years" hobby, but maybe I'm just skewed by my local market/shops.  

 

Re: books, beckett still prints monthly (or maybe they cut back to quarterly), though your best source for pricing is likely looking at sold listings on ebay, since they stay current with market fluctuations.  

12/26/2018 - 12:20pm For me, I got a pair of…

For me, I got a pair of Michigan socks and a M branded duffel bag bag.  Also got my mom a Michigan shirt.  My dad got the real winner (from my Grandma), a Pretzel Bell shirt from Long Lost Tees.   

12/26/2018 - 12:18pm That's a great shirt, never…

That's a great shirt, never seen that before.  

12/21/2018 - 6:37pm Man, I was really looking…

Man, I was really looking forward to that lemon too...

12/21/2018 - 5:53pm That's the impression that I…

That's the impression that I get. 

12/21/2018 - 2:38pm I choose to assume Solomon…

I choose to assume Solomon didn't actually transfer, but rather Michigan traded him for a player to be named later, who will in fact be Quavaris Crouch.

12/21/2018 - 1:30pm Looking forward to my lemon…

Looking forward to my lemon snack  this afternoon. 

12/21/2018 - 12:48pm This checks out 

This checks out 

12/20/2018 - 5:37pm Believe the tweet said …

The original tweet said "signees" not "recruits". 

12/20/2018 - 5:37pm I will happily eat a lemon…

I will happily eat a lemon if he commits.  Not because I'm that certain he won't (i think it's probably like 70% he goes elsewhere), but I feel like this is a new board superstition since Dax and I want in on the groundish floor of it.  

12/20/2018 - 5:32pm Lesson 1: all the things you…

Lesson 1: all the things you shouldn't do (unless you're really good at winning football games).

12/19/2018 - 2:11pm Easiest option is post video…

Easiest option is post video to youtube, link it here.  

12/19/2018 - 1:37pm It really is an awesome…

It really is an awesome class, and the staff did an excellent job at targeting and securing not just great players, but great players at positions of need.  Real excited for the future.  

12/19/2018 - 11:59am This makes me happy.  Real…

This makes me happy.  Real good add, at a position where depth/future seasons was looking a little concerning. 

12/19/2018 - 11:28am Seems likely Hill and…

Seems likely Hill and Charbonnet will definitely contribute early.  Hill beating out Hawkins most likely to start, Charbonnet being in the committee but he's talented enough that I could see him becoming a bellcow pretty quickly.  Hinton and Mazi Smith also seem likely to contribute early, at least in a rotation if not as true starters, since we're losing a lot on the DL.  I imagine a few others will break through and see some snaps here and there (although those are hard to predict, who had Ronnie Bell as seeing a bunch of run coming into the year?), but my hope is that we don't need too many freshmen to be immediate contributors. 

12/18/2018 - 6:00pm Please do explain how you…

Please do explain how you think we'll be beating Ohio State in the future if toxic, shitty "fans" like you constantly attack players and recruits?  Or do you not think having assholes online who talk shit about you would maybe turn off a 17-18 year old from going to that school?

12/18/2018 - 3:01pm (A) because Senior Bowl…

(A) because Senior Bowl practices (and all the various all star game practices) are second only to the Combine in terms of scouting eyes and NFL attention and (B) generally speaking, all the players know the Senior Bowl and other all star games are exhibitions and play and treat them accordingly, including rotating in and out dramatically more.  Higdon, or anyone, isn't getting 30 carries, he's getting 6.  

12/18/2018 - 1:40pm Ah, nothing like coming to a…

Ah, nothing like coming to a hello post to shit on the new guy.  Clearly you understand the concepts of "supporting players" and "not being a dick".  

12/18/2018 - 1:37pm Huh, kinda undersized…

Huh, kinda undersized linebacker from Florida, that we had to fight off a historically elite but recently kinda butt Florida program for.  If recent history is any indication,  this will go well for us...

12/18/2018 - 1:32pm Clear head to head contact…

Clear head to head contact too.  That baby's going to have to miss the first half of the next game.  

12/18/2018 - 1:31pm Agree with your overall…

Agree with your overall point, but saying the Chargers have no reliable stars is pretty incorrect.  Melvin Gordon is a stud.  The rest I agree, there's some openings as a #2 guy or power back complement role.  He'll play Sunday I'm pretty convinced.  

12/18/2018 - 12:55pm To be fair, have we seen…

To be fair, have we seen either of them when they're angry to confirm they're not green? 

12/17/2018 - 4:43pm If it makes you feel any…

If it makes you feel any better, they're #1 in CBS's power rankings.  

12/17/2018 - 2:23pm Not sure if the Gold Jerry,…

Not sure if the Gold Jerry, Gold line is an intentional pun on "Au" Solomon or just a regular Seinfeld reference, but I'm +1ing on the assumption it's the former.  

12/12/2018 - 3:48pm Recent history has shown…

Recent history has shown there is no better indicator of RB success than being a Rutger decommit.  

12/12/2018 - 2:14pm Are you really taking the…

Are you really taking the position that "don't commit domestic violence" is a political issue?

12/12/2018 - 2:12pm If charges are true, good…

If charges are true, good riddance.  

12/12/2018 - 1:30pm Well, that probably kinda…

Well, that probably kinda explains why he wasn't getting snaps in garbage time at the end of the year.  

12/11/2018 - 7:38pm I don't work in PI much, and…

I don't work in PI much, and not at all in workers comp or OSHA compliance, but my number one suggestion here (and obligatory this isn't legal advice or forming an attorney client relationship): see every doctor, do every treatment, and get as much medical care as possible.  Not only will this make your wife's life better (because treatment), but it will also increase recoverable damages which are all tied to medical bills incurred.  I've had way too many clients try to tough it out or downplay their injuries, only to be worse off both physically and financially as a result.  Do every kind of treatment a doctor would recommend, and document everything (both in writing and photographs), it will greatly be to your benefit.   Also, go find a lawyer who specializes in this, don't rely on a college football message board, no matter how unusually full of lawyers it might be.  

12/11/2018 - 7:29pm Sounds similar to the old…

Sounds similar to the old barnstorming baseball leagues back in the 20s.  Interesting idea, and a good way to drum up interest in the sport, though it could be hard to build a real team or league loyalty.  But as an attraction, would definitely be interested in going to see if they're in my town.  

12/10/2018 - 3:06pm How does that work exactly? …

How does that work exactly?  Like, the number determines eligibility not where on the field they are?  If we line up JBB in the outside receiver slot, or Runyan at running back, could they not catch a pass?  I get you can't declare a like, in line OL eligible but how exactly does eligibility work?

12/10/2018 - 12:51pm Josh Allen is really really…

Josh Allen is really really good, I have no disagreement with him as first team even ahead of Bush.  Devin White and Burr-Kirven are both excellent players but I think Bush is better, homerism aside.  

12/06/2018 - 8:36pm Assuming Mattison retired,…

Assuming Mattison retired, yes.  He was a good recruiter and families love him, and the one area he seemed competent coaching was D Line.  I wouldn't want him in a DC role (again, assuming Brown retired) but as a position coach, I think he could work.  

12/06/2018 - 5:32pm Would it be extremely…

Would it be extremely satisfying and pleasing? Yes.  Would it be as satisfying and pleasing? No, because I think Michigan basketball has firmly established itself as an elite program with or without a title, whereas football still needs a playoff trip or three at least, and honestly a title, to really secure it's perception as an elite program.  

12/06/2018 - 12:45pm Eliminating the bye week is…

Eliminating the bye week is a bad idea.  Players need time to heal and recover, and those bye weeks can be valuable.  Plus it gives coaches some time to make halftime adjustments.  I'd rather start everything a week earlier or play one last crappy OOC game than dump the bye. 

12/05/2018 - 12:48pm So...is Oakland still in…

So...is Oakland still in play?

12/04/2018 - 7:29pm You do realize they can't…

You do realize they can't schedule unilaterally, right?  I'm sure UCF would have loved to play some big time P5 teams, but they need those teams to accept games against them.  Same problem Loyola this year, and Gonzaga for many years, had in basketball - good teams won't play them because the upside is very low.  It's easy to say "just schedule better teams" but it's a lot easier said than done.  

12/04/2018 - 1:14pm I mean, it can't help it. …

I mean, it can't help it.  Players committed to the guy who's won a billion games and pumps out pros. He's not there any more, so they may be more inclined to look around some.  

11/30/2018 - 9:22pm Shocked they made the move,…

Shocked they made the move, regardless of it being the right thing to do.

11/30/2018 - 3:25pm You're about 12 posts too…

You're about 12 posts too late.  

11/30/2018 - 1:45pm I would print an extra…

I would print an extra picture for safekeeping (I'm assuming you have the film/file still), then mail one to Beilein with a letter basically repeating your above post, along with a SASE to send it back to you.  You can likely find the MBB or AD office address on the Michigan site somewhere.  I'm willing to bet he'll happily sign it and return to you.  

11/30/2018 - 1:15pm I love the conclusion, that…

I love the conclusion, that we're awesome, but man a lot of the analysis along the way to get there is real butt.  "Underwhelming recruiting class", 4 star Iggy, being surprised that Simpson can defend, calling Matthews a guard, etc.  I like the outcome and The Ringer generally but this feels like a real slapdash, poorly written piece.

11/29/2018 - 7:36pm If it's a player who's left…

If it's a player who's left the school or otherwise no longer associated, it's no harm no foul.  If it's a current player, the NCAA will come calling ASAP; selling team issue stuff is basically what got Tressel.

11/29/2018 - 1:54pm Generally speaking, rich…

Generally speaking, rich dudes who want to see their team win.