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Posted Friday April 11, 2014, About: Desperate Lions trading up for Watkins
They tried loading up on top-ranked WRs in the Matt Millen era. Didn't work then, won't work now. Not enough passes to distribute to keep everyone happy and motivated. Besides, you don't need a great receiver to complement Calvin Johnson - just a competent one who can get open and catch the ball in single coverage. Much more important to plug the gaping holes on defense than to keep fine-tuning the offense to try and squeeze out a few more points per game.
Posted Thursday January 23, 2014, About: Verlander, Upton together again
Thank God. Better him than some sweaty Hollywood producer or New York stockbroker. It's good to see that at least some of our top Michigan talent is being utilized at home.
Posted Monday January 06, 2014, About: Lions job is one man's to lose
Doesn't matter how good he is or what he brings to the table. These are the Detroit Lions we are talking about. All he'll do is get drawn into the great black hole of suck that is the Lions franchise. In two year's time we'll see him pulling his hair out and screaming that he doesn't coach losing. No one can fix this club. No one. They will always find new and original ways to implode that amaze and confound you. I've learned that much from watching them over the years.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
As I said, it happens all over to some extent. But some of the most egregious examples - such as SMU - have been in the South. And it's not exactly like schools in Texas and Alabama get a lot of scrutiny from the press or anyone else. Colt McCoy's wife can get buzzed at a banquet and start blabbing about all the golden handshakes that went to Texas players and no one ever follows up on it.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Yeah, you do. I just bet you don't get out of the city much. Are you seriously telling me you've never seen a "Forget, Hell!" license plate? FYI, I was raised in Southern Indiana, right on the border of what's considered the South, and even there I knew tons of people who identified with the Lost Cause. And if you think the Confederacy is no more, you're not paying attention to current events. It's still there, below the surface and not very deep.

And I don't really care who wins the NC as long as it isn't Ohio State or Michigan. Though I'd favor a Pac 12 team over most of the SEC.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Hardly. Again, while the Pac 12, like all major conferences, isn't immune to corruption, if you continue to insist that the sleaze isn't exceptionally deep among schools of the Confederacy, you are in serious denial. Why don't you just deny the sky is blue?
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Limited perhaps not, but there is a VERY strong regional correlation as to the extent of same.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Give me a break. The rampant behind-the-scenes enrichment of student athletes is a scandal so entrenched that it's not even considered remarkable anymore, not to mention the fleshier perks provided as well. Though this happens to some extent in major college football in general, it's in the South that it's been turned into an art form. Simply noting that is not trolling - it's just recognizing the way things are.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
And denial remains strong in the Confederacy, same as always.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
It's a pretty broad canvas.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
He seems to think he's got a pretty sweet gig, building a program his way with minimal interference and having the opportunity to establish a legacy rather than simply maintaining one. I think that means a lot to someone like Dantonio. He's also a man of sterling character and I don't think he'd want to wade into the cesspool of southern football, sorry to say.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Get real. Texas football is as corrupt as it gets. You guys give Alabama a run for its money.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Three losses a year at a top program doesn't hurt anybody. I'm sure UT has others listed first, but that's because they know they can't get him. He can't run his kind of program at an morally bankrupt institution like the Texas athletic department.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
11 wins in three of the last four years is just ok?? Hello?????

Texas would adore to have Dantonio - no doubt about it. He is the finest evaluator and developer of talent in college football today, bar none.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Sounds like you don't understand the concept of developing a team. He took over a program that was in shambles and under sanctions, and had a hard time recruiting quality players. The program improved significantly under Saban's leadership, though looking at the year-by-year records is misleading. For example, the 6-6 record in 1998 (second-to-last year) not only included beating #1 OSU at Columbus, but a blowout of #10 Notre Dame and two single-point losses. The next year the team went 9-2. So he made strides with the program, which was apparent to everyone at the time. Then again, I was actually following MSU football those years - you apparently just looked at the stat sheet.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Texas would love to have Dantonio, but I greatly doubt Dantonio would want Texas, no matter how much money they throw at him. He runs a character-based program at MSU, seeking players with solid personal qualities and no prima donnas. That won't work at Texas.

In Texas, he'd also have tons of people looking over his shoulder and trying to stick their fingers in the pie. At MSU, they pretty much leave him alone to do his own thing, and he has a very good relationship with AD Mark Hollis, as well as with BB coach Tom Izzo.

He also likes the fact that he can lead a normal life in East Lansing, where he and his wife can go out to dinner without being badgered by fans. He enjoys his success, but money isn't everything to a guy like him.

On the other hand, he's building a legacy at MSU, the kind of record that, if he keeps going the way he is, ends up with major buildings with your name on them and people still talking about you 50 years later. That's not likely to happen at Texas.
Posted Tuesday December 17, 2013, About: Surprise candidate for Texas
Didn't work? He went 9-2 his last year there, the team went 10-2 with the eventual bowl win and he beat #1 Ohio State the year before at the Horseshoe. Sounds like you don't know what you're talking about.
Posted Wednesday December 04, 2013, About: Jordan Lynch is No. 2 in latest Heisman poll
The Heisman already is a joke and has been for a long time. When the supposedly best player in college football routinely can't cut it in the NFL, it's clear the voters don't have a clue what they're doing. If Lynch gets the award this year, he'll just be the latest stat wizard to secure himself a nice contract and a bench to warm for a few years in the NFL.
Posted Monday August 26, 2013, About: Notre Dame's ultimate wild card
Don't like either ND or UM, but I have to think the Irish are going to win by 10 or more. Gardner's a real talent, but U-M is too green in the OL and at receiver to be potent offensively this early in the season and they lack experience in some key areas on defense as well. Probably an 8-4 season for U-M, despite the hype. ND could be all over the map.
Posted Thursday June 06, 2013, About: Reggie Bush says Lions can win the Super Bowl
Not unless Bill Ford returns that bone he took from an Indian graveyard in 1962.
Posted Saturday October 20, 2012, About: O.J. Simpson reportedly selling 'the' knife
If I was OJ, I'd just buy a knife, claim it was "the one" and sell it for $5 mill.

Of course, I'm not OJ - but if I was, I'd be the type of amoral SOB who'd do something like that.

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