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12/11/2018 - 1:43pm Dax Hill
Posted as a diary…

Dax Hill

Posted as a diary. I took it down but copy-pasted into a new forum topic with a better title since it was worth keeping. User warned to not abuse diaries again and to make better titles, excused for providing a good thread.

12/11/2018 - 7:26am I rolled 8 of them for my…

I rolled 8 of them for my wife and her friends the other day. I stopped smoking except for on rare occasions years ago because it makes me lose focus for days after and I can't afford that, but my rolling skills never left. Even with a seven-stitched finger I got some real fatties rolled.

12/11/2018 - 12:15am He would for last year but…

He would for last year but not this year. And to the guy below, Aubrey played in 5.

12/11/2018 - 12:13am OT: Recreational marijuana…

OT: Recreational marijuana officially legal in Michigan

Not a diary.

12/11/2018 - 12:11am PAY ATTENTION TO ME


12/11/2018 - 12:07am Kurt Taylor to Transfer

Kurt Taylor to Transfer

Also Michigan looks to beat Rutgers.

12/10/2018 - 5:11pm Gil Brandt for those of you…

Gil Brandt for those of you who didn't read HTTV 2016, is one of the guys who started the Dallas Cowboys. He was also a close friend of Bo Schembechler and the guy who recommended and set up the meeting between Bo and Texas A&M. He agreed to be interviewed by me for my article on it.

12/09/2018 - 1:35pm Michigan's defense is an NFL…

Michigan's defense is an NFL factory too. Hill chose Bama for a lot of reasons but the first was because they go to the playoffs almost every year and win championships, and Michigan's latest chance to become one of those programs was two weeks ago and ended in an unmitigated disaster.

12/07/2018 - 9:09pm Modern flexbone is still the…

Modern flexbone is still the bone.


12/05/2018 - 12:43pm Ungh this was the worst when…

Ungh this was the worst when I was in history in the early aughts. A lot of mine used to have an exclusive deal with Shaman Drum. The last straw for me  was when  I went to go buy the books I would need for history of witchcraft and my bill was going to be $580.

By the end of college I was grits poor and making friends in every class so I could share their books. Only very late did I discover the "new" editions weren't actually necessary. I got the two main textbooks on British History for $10 each in Ypsi that still had their $60 Shaman Drum stickers under the new barcodes.

12/05/2018 - 12:27pm I am glad that we got points…

I am glad that we got points working just in time for this comment and yeah the author is a reader because I've emailed with him before

12/04/2018 - 11:41pm Despicable officiating at…

Despicable officiating at Welsh Ryan tonight

Seen so much worse. Judgment call: not bad enough to suffer the annoyance of rival fans calling out our blog as [blame the] stripers.

12/03/2018 - 8:48am I made some edits …

I made some edits (compressed and normalized) the version that's on our feed. What's the audio quality problem you're having? 

12/03/2018 - 8:40am I took it out as soon as I…

I took it out as soon as I saw it this morning 

12/03/2018 - 8:40am "In Willis Ward’s name, M…

"In Willis Ward’s name, M players should consider Boycotting the Peach Boel"

Seems too tenuous to skip their bowl game. Also politics.

12/02/2018 - 8:48am Meta: Petulance
Fine, if…

Meta: Petulance

Fine, if ironically whiny, as a comment, but this is not a thread.

11/30/2018 - 9:10pm Stupid thought experiment…

Stupid thought experiment

Not terrible but click baity headline did it in. It was a what if Battle came to M, but he wasn't going to.

11/29/2018 - 10:33pm That's in the plans.

That's in the plans.

11/29/2018 - 12:29am So what's your stance on…

So what's your stance on softball victories?

11/27/2018 - 11:33pm The Turning Point

The Turning Point


11/26/2018 - 11:40am Need to fire Harbaugh NOW…

Need to fire Harbaugh NOW... 

Unnecessary sarcasm. There is no fire Harbaugh movement in the Michigan fan base. Like every fanbase we have a few people who punch themselves in the dick when they get mad and random s*** comes out of their mouths, and since the head coach of Michigan's name is Harbaugh and the greatest engineering feat of mankind is fire these words tend to feature more often in conjunction than others. 

11/24/2018 - 10:27am My brother's house is…

My brother's house is basically a garage on top of a bar and it was the perfect place to go watch the game except he is a Spartan and one of his best friends from college had to move out of his girlfriend's house and while the guy is cool in all other facets, he can't watch Michigan sports without becoming an intolerable troll, brother joins him. Watched Rutger there and that was the last time I'll watch Michigan with them.

11/24/2018 - 8:51am *WEST BLOOMFIELD/FARMINGTON…


Also after posting this my wife informed me the place I was planning to watch closed, so I'm a Metro-Detroit free agent (with a few buddies). No big loss--Champps had bad food and didn't know the first thing about beer temperature--but I used to go there to hobnob with local football coaches.

11/24/2018 - 8:24am Thanks. Yeah I got this…

Thanks. Yeah I got this wrong. I meant fascist architecture. The big idea was to take neoclassicism and square it, and have this giant structure evoking veneration of the state towering above you.

11/24/2018 - 6:14am yepppp


11/23/2018 - 7:05pm Much better than Harvard…

Much better than Harvard-Yale is MIT versus Harvard-Yale.

11/23/2018 - 12:10pm Thanks. I got bad intel from…

Thanks. I got bad intel from DonBest.

11/21/2018 - 1:45pm Things might have changed in…

Things might have changed in the last 25 years. Campus police were very present and clearly making sure everybody was safe. However that is only on the main campus. 

11/21/2018 - 1:29pm And while we're on the…

And while we're on the subject what's up with the Wall Street Journal? Don't they have anything better to do than cover the mercurial exchange rates of speculative evaluations? 

11/20/2018 - 10:21am You are not the only person…

You are not the only person this happened to today we are checking it out. It may have been an attack (bots start trying to log in as frequent users) 

11/16/2018 - 9:24pm A book on the history of the…

A book on the history of the Michigan helmet. 

11/16/2018 - 12:05pm eh shaddup, i fixed it.

eh shaddup, i fixed it.

11/16/2018 - 11:53am We've actually begun…

We've actually begun discussing the "Star" things seriously internally now because the diagrams have become such a familiar feature of the site. I'll tell you where each guy stands right now:

PATTERSON: His passing went to the next level on this one but it's his legs plus his passing that make him one of the best QBs in the conference this year.

Higdon: Solid star; this was his first bad game all year. Expect he'll be a 1st day NFL pick.

Evans: Man, if we got to see him more he'd have a star, yeah.

Mason: I've been having fun all year accessorizing him, and was worried that a big outing against MSU or Wisconsin would force me to star him before I've got all the bits I've planned. Then he disappeared from the offense in favor of optioning guys, and there was no reason to use up his body against Rutgers. Might earn a star against Ohio State.Never had a guy "on watch" play as little as him except the time Chesson was injured.

DPJ: Solidified a long-coming star with his blocking the last few weeks. He's still behind guys like Cody White and Felton Davis as a killer downfield threat but he's getting there, and his return skills, though not relevant to offense, give him an extra benefit of the doubt. He can afford a couple of bad games before we'd consider removing the star now.

Collins: Might be getting there. A breakout OSU performance would probably do it.

Black: Let's see when he's healthy. It wouldn't take much since there's ample evidence he's the best receiver on the team when not hurt.

Gentry: First big game in awhile. Would have to be Butt-level at receiver for more than one game to make up for his Butt-level blocking.

McKeon: Was a candidate at the beginning of the year but solidly not right now. Would need a renaissance from him as a blocker or receiving target.

Runyan: Been tracking him closely and his play over the Gauntlet earned him a star. Is he the best left tackle in the conference this year? I think so--I liked him better than Wisconsin's pair and that is the only true competition. He was put "on watch" for the PSU game and delivered. I think his Rutgers game makes that dodgy again if he has a bad outing against IU, but he was a major reason Michigan rolled over Wisconsin-MSU-Penn State, and the latter two have some LEGIT defensive ends.

Bredeson: Been just on the edge of a star but not quite there for some time. Waiting for a breakout game to put him on notice. I asked Brian about him again this week.

Ruiz: A bit behind Bredeson but everyone believes he'll get there eventually. Still whiffs on guys in space too much. Hard to tell about line calls but I'm pretty sure he's doing a great job there and that's a secret reason Michigan has the best OL in the division.

Onwenu: Same spot as Bredeson.

JBB: Won't ever be a star because we've seen too much of his pass pro and never seen that actually be good, but he's firmly out of cyan territory now with is run blocking.

Mone: The defensive version of JBB: no pass rush = no star but he's great as a run stuffer

Solomon: Defensive Ruiz

Kemp: A guy.

Dwumfour: Volatile. Keep an eye out for him late 2019 though.

Winovich: The best DE in the country, should be in the Heisman conversation, belongs with Messner, Woodley, Oosterbaan, Petoskey, and Goebel among the all-time greats. Had the worst play of his career this week and I still say all this.

Gary: Low-key one of the best strongside ends in the country but stats not showing it.

Paye: Low-key becoming a guy who'll get a star early next year.

Uche: If we had a bench he's a star but you saw his run defense.

Bush: Probably the best MLB in the country this year. All-American for sure. 1st round draft pick. Easy shield.

Hudson: He's mostly avoided now, which tells you what you need to know. Best HSP in the Big Ten, might not win because of avoidance stats.

Gil: Alright. Would need one or two more games as bad as his Rutgers game before we thought about a Cyan.

Ross: Better than alright. Probably needs till next year to earn a star unless he has a monster day shutting down Dobbins and Weber.

Long, Hill, Watson: The first two might be shields if they came back--all three deserve to be all Big Ten along with Oruwariye of Penn State.

Kinnel: Is what he is.

Metellus: I gave him a star and he immediately gets injured. OSU game will be the real test, because their slots mostly outran him last year and Michigan needs to be able to win that matchup to control that offense without resorting to weak strategies. Hold Campbell and Hill to bad days and he'll probably graduate a star. Have a repeat of last year and he'll need half a season to earn it back.

Hawkins: Everyone gets a bad game. A bad game and a lot of bad highlights from extended playing time makes me cock an eyebrow. A bad game against Indiana, who is built to attack this matchup with their slots, would put a cyan on him.

11/16/2018 - 11:27am Star up means he's good at…

Star up means he's good at his job. That one's serious, although I invented coaching stars originally as a DISRESPEKTful respect job for Mork.

11/15/2018 - 9:56pm Named my first Mira.
MI, Ra!…

Named my first Mira.

MI, Ra!

Bonus: Lots of people I've met have told me it means something nice in their language (and asked if I'm from there too). It means "Watch" in Catalan, "Look" in Spanish, "Wonderful" in Latin, "World" in Belarusian, "Me" in Persian, "Sea" in Sanskrit, and of course "Light" in Hebrew, which is what my wife still thinks it actually means.

Little does she know every time she yells at our daughter she's literally cheering for Michigan.

11/15/2018 - 9:44pm I actually know a guy who…

I actually know a guy who got Fielding past the committee.

11/15/2018 - 11:37am He is an excellent Olympic…

He is an excellent Olympic Sports director.

11/15/2018 - 11:36am Disagree. We are talking…

Disagree. We are talking about IU, not their opponent. Who cares about their opponent? It's IU week.

11/15/2018 - 11:35am Who? I'm focused on Indiana…

Who? I'm focused on Indiana this week.

11/13/2018 - 3:11pm Dude was in our bed…

Dude was in our bed thrashing at 2am because he was popping a tooth. His little head jerked back into the place that made him, and dad was down for the count.

11/13/2018 - 1:38pm Correct. Blackshear is a…

Correct. Blackshear is a major speed threat and Hawkins is late on his his switch call so he's frantically trying to let Kinnel know he's got to get to Blackshear.

11/13/2018 - 1:37pm I think I saw it once more…

I think I saw it once more. My rewatch of the game wasn't as deep as it usually is, and I didn't rewatch the last bit of garbage time.

11/12/2018 - 1:32pm I apologize. I'll do better.

I apologize. I'll do better.

11/10/2018 - 9:20pm Naturally.


11/10/2018 - 6:35am We dutifully set up the…

We dutifully set up the camera facing Brian every week and every week he moves it

11/09/2018 - 6:35pm turned it WAAAAAY down this…

turned it WAAAAAY down this time. Also changed our setup a bit.

11/09/2018 - 12:27pm They do. Their kicker is 8…

They do. Their kicker is 8/10 and can hit from 50+ and they have a very good aussie punter. Blackshear returns punts and their kick returner is that 3rd RB/athlete.

11/09/2018 - 12:13pm Sorry I lost track of the…

Sorry I lost track of the tickets. I have been crazy busy and the kids have been home. They're literally shouting right now.

11/09/2018 - 11:49am Long enough that I was…

Long enough that I was worried Slack had deleted the conversation for being too long ago.

11/09/2018 - 10:21am lol he is not Adam Biggers…

lol he is not Adam Biggers. VERRRRY different people.