Member for

1 year 2 months
Points
1566.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
02/12/2019 - 11:38pm Obviously missed moving…

Obviously missed moving screen - 2 points

Double Technical resulting from obviously missed moving screen - 3 points

Obviously missed double dribble - 2 points

Penn State Margin of Victory - 6 points

but but but "you should've played well enough to take them out of the equation"

this was horrendous and refs need more oversight. Hope Warde and Coach B rip the B1G a new one on this. 

02/08/2019 - 9:57pm I'm blind, I'm deaf, I want…

I'm blind, I'm deaf, I want to be a ref!

02/08/2019 - 9:52pm a double post?

a double post?

02/06/2019 - 7:10pm "Greg's been offered several…

"Greg's been offered several coordinator jobs over these years with Jim (Harbaugh). We've never really ever mentioned it to him. Obviously we want to stay here." -Mrs. Mattison, December 2018.

Source

 

02/04/2019 - 12:22pm People here criticize the…

People here criticize the coaches all the time. They just don't like it when you exclusively criticize the coaches while also being a grating, antagonistic, condescending, entitled whiner. I thought to be surprised that you aren't celebrating the marginal increase in our star average but I forgot that you're allergic to being happy, even at someone else's misfortune.

01/30/2019 - 11:51pm They gave everyone in the…

They gave everyone in the crowd a big foam glowstick last night

01/28/2019 - 6:22pm He has to graduate from…

He has to graduate from Michigan before he can transfer somewhere.

01/23/2019 - 3:20pm If Pep were to leave for…

If Pep were to leave for another job, Michigan would not owe him anything. Michigan would have to fire him to owe him anything and that clearly is not happening. Merely hoping he leaves does not give UMich any sort of obligation to buy out his contract.

01/19/2019 - 1:14am It's always good to assert…

It's always good to assert our superiority over MSU, no matter the sport. If you're uninterested, simply do not click on the forum post. 

01/16/2019 - 5:14pm Don Brown has always coached…

Don Brown has always coached LBs 

01/16/2019 - 5:12pm Keith Jackson died!?

Keith Jackson died!?

01/11/2019 - 9:24pm Fuck Ohio State!

Fuck Ohio State!

01/08/2019 - 10:23pm See, I like the idea of…

See, I like the idea of Canada, if only because of what he did to OSU, but I would also prefer to use our WRs more and replacing our passing game coordinator with a run-oriented OC would not seem promising in that department.

01/08/2019 - 7:40pm Better than OSU fans who…

Better than OSU fans who will bail as soon as daddy wants them. Also it's not like he's just our best former linebacker, he's a LB coach at a P5 school.

01/07/2019 - 4:11pm I'd like to see Mike Elston…

I'd like to see Mike Elston who's at ND or Washington moving to DL and Bush Sr. getting a promotion to LB coach

01/07/2019 - 11:00am How many VIPERs do we need?!

How many VIPERs do we need?!

01/05/2019 - 5:54pm Fuck

Fuck

01/05/2019 - 3:18pm It is possible to do most of…

It is possible to do most of the play calling by committee as we have AND have a designated set of plays lined up for a 2 min drill.

01/04/2019 - 4:59pm Eldest.

Eldest.

01/04/2019 - 4:07pm Taking grad transfers isn't…

Taking grad transfers isn't a big deal at all, you're just looking for reasons to complain.

01/04/2019 - 11:07am Sincerely hope he's a bust…

Sincerely hope he's a bust. They deserve it.

01/02/2019 - 11:41pm If they scrapped it, it sure…

If they scrapped it, it sure didn't seem like it. Had videos of players talking about what it means to play in "Hockeytown," plus the hats they gave out to everyone, probably more references too I didn't pay attention to. I can't say I follow the wings closely enough to know if it's changed significantly. Last time I went to a game, Lidstrom was captain.

01/02/2019 - 10:08pm Had a beer at the Wings game…

Had a beer at the Wings game. They lost 5-3 to the flames, but I got a free Hockeytown hat.

01/02/2019 - 2:57pm Can Dylan McCaffrey do it,…

Can Dylan McCaffrey do it, yes. Will he be in an offensive system that puts him in a position to do it? Doubtful.

12/30/2018 - 8:40pm each year there are at least…

each year there are at least 127 teams who don't take trips abroad and don't win the national championship. The trips abroad are a non-issue.

12/30/2018 - 3:06pm Not saying there isn't…

Not saying there isn't anyone better, just that I can't think of anyone better who'd take a job where you get fired for a 38-14 record over 4 years. Also, the guy I was responding to is clearly a moron if he thinks we can "fire everyone" except two position coaches. Mattison would probably just retire, he's about to anyway, and Partridge would be snatched up by an Alabama type, even if a potential replacement wanted them to stay.

I'm not saying Harbaugh's perfect or the best or that he doesn't need to change. He clearly does, but he is capable of making those changes himself. Humans are dynamic and capable of development and adaptation. Change can and will occur within an "administration" to borrow the term for a presidency under a certain individual. I'm sick of everyone acting as though firing someone is this panacea. I'm sure Nebraska fans thought firing Bo Pelini would solve their problems, too, but it just created more.

12/30/2018 - 12:42pm Who should we hire? 

Who should we hire? 

12/27/2018 - 5:26pm Home blues

Home blues

12/22/2018 - 5:03pm The team really needs to be…

The team really needs to be more considerate of John Beilein's heart and turn the ball over less.

12/22/2018 - 2:23pm My Christmas present is…

My Christmas present is always my season football tickets, but my wife usually gets me something small in addition. I told her this year all I wanted was a win over OSU. 

She got me a bottle of Scotch.

12/20/2018 - 10:07pm Disappointing but…

Disappointing but unsurprising

12/20/2018 - 7:14pm It looks like they're in a…

It looks like they're in a bar somewhere

12/20/2018 - 1:56pm Never been to a NFL game in…

Never been to a NFL game in my life, only watch a few times a year (Thanksgiving, super bowl, a few others here and there if I'm free and bored), Michigan football season ticket holder.

12/19/2018 - 9:05pm Georgia would fight it. They…

Georgia would fight it. They don't want to appear unsafe for black student athletes, because if it's not safe for a top ranked QB, it's certainly not safe for your average black student. Also, they did the right thing in kicking the kid off the team, so it's clear the university isn't tolerating the behavior that makes him feel unsafe. I don't think it's reasonable for the university to psychically know whether someone is vehemently racist or not before they do something like that. Once they knew, they took action. 

I'm generally in favor of transfers not having to sit out, but it's the rule, and I don't think his case that they fostered an "unsafe" environment for him would be that convincing, but I'm not Tom Mars.

12/19/2018 - 5:12pm My niece got a nice packet…

My niece got a nice packet in the mail a couple weeks after she got her acceptance email. She's a senior at UM so this was just a few years ago.

12/18/2018 - 9:51am Believe it or not but it's…

Believe it or not but it's been said that less talented teams are still able to beat more talented teams in something one might call an 'upset'

12/17/2018 - 4:24pm If it's some serious…

If it's some serious injustice you're doing no one any favors by "taking the high road" and not speaking on it. If they want my sympathy, then they should say their side and stop being cryptic. 

12/17/2018 - 2:19pm If there is a god, he…

If there is a god, he certainly hates Michigan football

12/16/2018 - 8:47pm must be quite the dilemma…

must be quite the dilemma for you

12/15/2018 - 10:56pm They'd make up some of it…

They'd make up some of it from concession sales. Empty seats don't eat.

I'm obviously joking, but there's a trade-off between the big money people and the better atmosphere of the student section (given our students don't always show up either but they might if the process to get a decent seat wasn't a day-long ordeal). I've been to a few basketball games this year, including North Carolina. There were a fair number of vacant lower bowl seats for that game. Still a great atmosphere, but it could've been better. The students filled up to the back wall.

12/14/2018 - 5:10pm The "who will get married…

The "who will get married first" clip was also funny. I hope they release all of these videos.

12/13/2018 - 12:01pm I don't think Durkin would…

I don't think Durkin would be allowed contact with recruits per NCAA rules in his capacity as a "consultant."

12/12/2018 - 1:39pm All I want to see in…

All I want to see in situations like this is that it's dealt with swiftly and made clear that actions like this won't be tolerated, which seems to be the case. The coaches can't have complete control over how a bunch of 18-24 year old kids act. It's clear they're not tolerating it rather than acting as some benevolent arbiter of second chances in serious situations like domestic violence.

12/12/2018 - 11:11am The defense gave up the…

The defense gave up the blocked punt touchdown?

12/12/2018 - 1:24am Sanduskt takes it by far,…

Sandusky takes it by far, the others are far from perfect but not even in the same conversation as a child rapist.

12/11/2018 - 10:35pm I acknowledge you're an OSU…

I acknowledge you're an OSU troll, but I'll entertain you anyway.

Ohio State promotes its "top 10% of their class" ranking which doesn't mean much if their high school class is really weak. Michigan doesn't have any numbers on this, probably because it's such a variable measure. They don't publish an average entering GPA, but I found it's 3.72, Michigan's is 3.88. So OSU's is still very good, as you say, but Michigan's is still almost 0.2 points higher. 

ACT score difference is 29.3 to 32.5. A difference of 3.2 out of 36. 10% of the possible range.

SAT score difference is 1334 to 1460. A difference of 120 out of 1200 point score range (400 to 1600). 10% of the possible range.

2/3 of your students are in-state. 1/2 of Michigan's are in-state. That's a pretty substantial difference. Michigan may be smaller, but there's a reason it gets a larger number of total undergraduate applicants. Both are on the common app, and according to my sister, a high school guidance counselor who was confused why I was calling her to ask this on a Tuesday night, OSU does not require a supplemental essay and Michigan requires three supplemental essays. That would, of course, back your point up even more, but being more selective means our student body is stronger academically.

4-year gradation rate: Michigan's is 79.1%, OSU's 64.6%. 

6-year graduation rate: Michigan's is 89.3%, OSU's is 83.5%.

Michigan's research hospital is ranked higher by US News and World Report (15 vs 32). Michigan's law school ranks higher (8 vs 32). Its dental school ranks higher (3 vs 19). Its business school ranks higher (7 vs 31). Its engineering school ranks higher (6 vs 30). 

That is not to say that Ohio State doesn't provide a great education for its students. It's a really good school. I think all states benefit from having strong public flagship universities and OSU is no exception. Michigan just happens to outperform OSU substantially in pretty much every measure of academic success, both who they're taking in and who they're putting out. I'm not bragging about my high school accomplishments, they're irrelevant, but a Michigan degree in pretty much any field is more valuable than its Ohio State counterpart, controlling for the individual's personality traits. Prestige carries weight, but an individual's ambition and drive to succeed can easily fill that gap. Where you went is not who you'll be. If I eliminated my fandom biases, I would feel good about sending my kid to OSU. I'd feel great about sending my kid to Michigan.

What I meant by "above the fray" is that our fans tend to act above the typical fan behavior. Ohio Stadium doesn't have a substantial "down in front" crowd, and that's a good thing! Our fans can be lame and quiet. Your fans don't sell their tickets to The Game to opposing fans at nearly the same rate as ours do, and that's a good thing! You misread my comment, I wish our fans were a little more like yours, I think ours are a little too pretentious, and maybe I am a little too, I can't help it, I went to Michigan. It's a cultural difference, warranted or not. And the "Walmart" comment was just me only really understanding the true essence of alumni fans, because that is what I am, and I cannot speak to the pretense or lack thereof amongst Michigan fans who did not attend the school (often referred to as "Walmart Wolverines") but I meant no derision by it.

Sorry for the long diatribe, I hate being misunderstood and I feel like I was. Congrats on the win and Rose Bowl berth. I hope you are satisfied knowing that I am eminently jealous and yearn for the glory days of the 1990's when we beat your ass regularly. But the football team I root for comes from where I chose to study, not the other way around, so of course I'm extremely proud of its academic accolades and its overall student body. Of course, I still want to win in football as well, you're right on that point. Sorry for the essay, have a nice night.

12/11/2018 - 9:25pm I was referring to fans…

I was referring to fans/students, not football players

12/11/2018 - 6:19pm If he has a GPA high enough…

If he has a GPA high enough to get into Michigan, he'll also be accepted to MSU's honors college which I think has honors living options so he can be with similarly nerdy kids.

12/11/2018 - 6:02pm Then only rich kids apply…

Then only rich kids apply because early decision locks you in before you know financial aid, no thanks.

12/11/2018 - 5:54pm I think part of that comes…

I think part of that comes from the culture of our University compared to theirs. A lot of our students come from out of state and we're more academically focused and a little higher brow. We fancy ourselves above the fray to a large extent. OSU is basically a cult. Few students want to go there from out of state, and the ones that do are attracted to it because of the football team. That's what makes people proud at their school, where a big chunk of our student body and in extension our alumni couldn't care less about football. Our institutional priorities are different. Although I can only speak for alumni fans, I don't know much about the psyche of "Walmart" fans. They have the advantage of being the sole real college football team in their state that we don't have, which probably heightens intensity, like politically homogeneous communities cause a positive feedback loop of greater partisanship (/no politics). Finally, the fact that we have more than one rivalry also limits us from focusing all our energy on them. Ohio State just has a number of structural advantages that we choose not to have (academically) or cannot have (existence of an in-state rival).