Monday, November 19, 2007

At long last......

finally.....a new coach!

From the outside, it's tough to look at the overall record and understand why UM fans are so happy that Carr is stepping down. UM gets decent enough talent to, at the very least, compete for the Big 10 title every season (which, for the most part they do). But recently, the program has slipped. It's time for a new voice. I'm starting to warm to the idea of Les Miles as the coach, though I'm not completely sold, yet. Lloyd ran a clean program and did well enough, he doesn't deserve to be totally clowned for the job he did. Although his putrid record vs Tressel will mos def cloud his legacy. Good luck in the future Lloyd.

I'm looking fwd to the last few weeks of CFB's regular season, it should be wild. I think Keef brought this up in the comments - for all the uproar about the BCS not working, it has gotten it right almost every year. I'm sure there are still a few more surprises left in the next two weeks.

On Countdown, Mort reported that Dan Snyder used tickets allotted for players, and gave them to corporate sponsors. He said that the team had to buy extra tix for the players on scalping sites. When I heard this it was disappointing, but not surprising. The team however says this story is bogus. I used to think Mort was one of ESPN's best and overall one of the best in the business, he seems like a genuine and bright guy, but he's had some big misses lately, especially if this story isn't true. Vick not being indicted, Eli's shoulder, etc. Lock it up Mortimer.

Me and FMZ hit up a new restaurant over the weekend and had a nice bottle of Malbec from Catena. Very smooth, and affordable.

We also peeped game on American Gangster. It was.......good. I had high hopes. I wasn't disappointed but I thought they could have done more. Overall, 3.5 out of 5 Prince Chills. Of note, there were at least 3 if not more "movie mess-ups" in this, in at least three scenes you could see the boom mic come into the top of the screen. I've never seen that before and you'd figure a movie of that magnitude would not have those types of mistakes.

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Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Why does it gotta be cat food?

Why not a little puppy chow?

Keith S said...

I think the highlight of the weekend, other than OSU/UM, was the announcement of the fmtem tour, coming to a city near you. I'm giddy.

Big Brother's Brother said...

Knocked Up was eh.

Big Brother's Brother said...

we still got it!

blue said...

so american gangsta had boom mic problems?

american gangster = dolomite?

El Padrino said...

boom mic

wow that's disappointing

El Padrino said...

yeah though knocked up would be funnier, basically it's a chick flick with enough guy shit to rope us in

El Padrino said...

Pats covered

blue said...

pats barely covered

tem said...

i think the pats are a good team. apparently.

blue said...

I was pissed that they didn't keep pushing it in the 4th quarter...I needed Moss to have more points for my money league

blue said...

they should have scored 70

El Padrino said...

more points, what were you down 70?

blue said...

yeah, pretty much, he got me 40 and I still lost by 12...the other guy had TO.

and fuck steve smith for being a pussy

ToddPacker said...

lloyd does seem to be getting a bad deal when you look at his overall body of work

El Padrino said...

true overall, solid guy
no hard feelings

O State has been the better team like Zeke said just about every year.

And aside from the nice record, natl title, and Rose Bowl apperances the guy graduates the players and had alot of kids make the pros. Isn't that the point of College Football?

blue said...

you play to win the game

blue said...

I don't think Les Miles will be much of an "improvement". Although I believe you could put just about anybody at Michigan, and they'd win 10 games every year.

tem said...

As long as Mich keeps its hands off RRod IDGAF who they hire.

ToddPacker said...

lloyd's NC was a split NC... right? Nebraska , i think

tem said...

Also Carr was a good coach. He had a good run and has nothing to hang his head about.

ToddPacker said...

les miles is an ass

tem said...

And the joke that has been told 100 times in the office today:


"Did you hear Michigan is looking to trade in their old Carr? They are looking for one with Les Miles on it."


hahahahahaahhahaha EAD.

tem said...

NC was split indeed. Not sure who with, but it was split.

El Padrino said...

it was split, forget who
not FSU right

someone look this up, too lazy

blue said...

depends on what you mean by split

Big Brother's Brother said...

lloyd's teams consistently lose games they have no bidness losing. every year, like clockwork.

El Padrino said...

Nebraska, tp got it

jugdish said...

split NC = BCS sucks

Big Brother's Brother said...

97 = NE

El Padrino said...

if your a met fan

Yoerrealba deal fell thru, bad shoulder

They sign Castillo, great.

Glavine back to the Braves!!!! -awesomeness

nice day so far

blue said...

wasn't that split title before the BCS?

jugdish said...

Well...whatever...any system they have had has sucked.

blue said...

I'm rooting for WVU now to get to the title game...unless Arizona State can somehow make it.

blue said...

I was thinking this over the other day...how long before you think conferences start having a "final four"...

take the Big-12 for example, this year they have a makeshift final 4 with Missouri/Kansas in one semi, and Oklahoma getting a bye sorta...

The ACC has that going on this year too UVA vs VA Tech in one semifinal, with BC getting a bye on the other side.

The SEC would have UGA, Tenn, LSU and the winner of Auburn/Alabama. this year.

It would at least be fun, and make a lot of money for the conferences/schools, and there isn't anything to watch really the next two weeks anyway.

ToddPacker said...

i still think OSU get to the NC game

ToddPacker said...

conference final 4 = regular season

El Padrino said...

tp alot of teams would have to lose for that to happen, O State is done

El Padrino said...

jug, if your coming to NY dont buy boradway tix yet, strike

blue said...

"conference final 4 = regular season"

what's your point? so is the basketball regular season...you're just pissed because florida wouldn't be in my final 4 for the SEC.

ToddPacker said...

"tp alot of teams would have to lose for that to happen, O State is done"

not really... thy ony need 2 of these 3 things:


Mizz/Kansas winner loses to OK
LSU loses
WV loses

....and that ASU doesn't jump them

jugdish said...

Shit...we already bought them. I'll have to check on that.

blue said...

I think if ASU beats SC this week they might move past OSU in the BCS....OSU gets kilt because their season ends so early.

ToddPacker said...

"what's your point? so is the basketball regular season...you're just pissed because florida wouldn't be in my final 4 for the SEC."


yeah, you're right blue... the only reason i don't like your idea is becuse you left florida off... you got me

tem said...

I was shocked that WVU jumped Missouri.

El Padrino said...

"Shit...we already bought them. I'll have to check on that."

which play, not all are on strike

also by the time you come (xmas) should be resolved

anyway they will refund you the money

so no worries, i rang the alarm for no reason

El Padrino said...

i cant see all of that tp
LSU to lose again, nah
and OK sucks i mean they lost to colorado for crying out loud

El Padrino said...

WVU aint losing to Uconn, that's for damn skippy

blue said...

but can they beat Pitt?

tem said...

eat shit pitt

tem said...

if wvu loses to pitt or uconn i will be sad.

jugdish said...

We are going to see Spamalot on the 27th (I think).

blue said...

hahahahaahahaha...

shamhoff is trying to make a case for Florida to be in one of the BCS games....dude, they're 3rd in their division in their conference, and you can't have more than 2 per conference...UGA gets the second BCS bid...douche

ToddPacker said...

LSU can lose in the SEC champ game.... Tenn or UGA could beat them

OK does suck this year, but how good are Kansas and Mizzou?.. i think a bad OK team could still beat them

WV i would aree with you... i don't think they will lose... so we're looking at an OSU/WV NC.... tem will really hate his co-workers if that happens

ToddPacker said...

shammy is in blue's head

El Padrino said...

Spamalot is on strike but againshould be over by then, i cant see them losing over 100MM in bumbers for holiday season

tem said...

you meant to say tem's coworkers would hate him even more than they do now.

El Padrino said...

*numbers

ToddPacker said...

"you meant to say tem's coworkers would hate him even more than they do now."


i stand corrected

jugdish said...

Doesn't he hate them now?

ToddPacker said...

"Doesn't he hate them now?"

good point

tem said...

it is a hate hate relationship.

ToddPacker said...

if the rob bironas gets 2 points tonight, i go 3-0 in fantasy this week

ToddPacker said...

i won the 2nd suicide pool... someone forgot to pick

blue said...

meiz didn't pick...that was the shortest suicide pool I've ever been in.

tem said...

i suck at all things fantasy thing year.

maybe ever.

tem said...

and i suck at writing.

that second thing = this.

isiah thomas said...

I like that Les Miles joke.

NS

isiah thomas said...

Knocked Up had funny moments but overall, "eh" sums it up.

If Heigel woulda unleashed the puppies it woulda been an A+.

isiah thomas said...

and yeah the boom mic deal in American Gangster was a "did that really just happen?" type moment, then it happened 2 more times.

ToddPacker said...

how did all the boom mic scenes slip past the editing

blue said...

see what happens when you don't hire a professional boom mic holder like freak.

ToddPacker said...

a rare boom mic i2i

El Padrino said...

i, again, left alot of points on the bench

your welcome freak

isiah thomas said...

and yeah UM split their title with Nebrathka.

That was the year that the Nebrathka WR kicked the ball in the end zone versus Missouri and another guy caught it for the winning TD - and the refs let it go.

It was also Osbourne's last season. I believe UM was #1 in both polls leading up to the bowl games.

ToddPacker said...

i think i'm going to change the name of my keeper team to the "tom bradys"

blue said...

the magic play in "AMWAY arena"?

tem said...

"I like that Les Miles joke."

it is ok the first time you hear it, but the 100th time it is old.

tem said...

brady single handedly beat me this week.

ToddPacker said...

"brady single handedly beat me this week"


yes he did

blue said...

my FNBA team sucks

El Padrino said...

i thought mine was good, app not

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

FJKNNVDWHOHJEWFBNM,B IOOINKJNM

Beth said...

"Glavine back to the Braves!!!! -awesomeness"

Finally EP and I agree about something baseball related.

blue said...

Mike Tyson only got 24 hours of jail time

tem said...

my fantasy nba team should be better. auto draft picked it.

tem said...

also, I have not heard enough "praise be to tem" for that barbosa trade. taking big ben off your hands was a gift.

El Padrino said...

fuck glavine and his milf of a wife

tem said...

pbtt was a very important part of that trade.

blue said...

does that mean that the trade should be rescinded?

tem said...

HUNGRY

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

EP, not sure if you saw. I went and got closed circuit tickets for the fight. $50 each @ Luxor

El Padrino said...

drafting maroney was the dumbest thing i ever did

El Padrino said...

"EP, not sure if you saw. I went and got closed circuit tickets for the fight. $50 each @ Luxor"

i saw, out-fucking-standing

El Padrino said...

slept on couch sat night, so i retaliated by getting drop dead wasted yesterday

ToddPacker said...

"slept on couch sat night"


i feel your pain, ep

ToddPacker said...

at least the braves got glavine back in time to see him win his 300th in a braves uni


(s)

Keith S said...

Maybe the Braves can sign Satchel Paige next

El Padrino said...

nice tp

El Padrino said...

HAAAAAAAAAA

yeah Terry Pendelton

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I hear Sid Bream is working out beth

HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

isiah thomas said...

EP, I heard the Mets are going to make a run at Livan Hernandez.

ns

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Got the last 2 side by side seats in the house

Daniel said...

FYI, you can challenge fumbles this year even after it is called a dead ball, they just spot the ball at the spot of the fumble or initial revovery, dont know which.

JFreak said...

I left points on the bench too.

So bully for you EP.

Keith S said...

Featured comment:
"It will be LSU vs Mizzou in the NC game, and I will bet everything I own on the Tigers. ;)"

ESPN readers are hilarity.

El Padrino said...

i saw that zeke, eh, on the birght side

someone has to lose games next year, plus he throws like 230 innings and is a pretty good post season guy

isiah thomas said...

I have to get my office suicide pool pick in today:

I'm looking at Indy (@ATL, but short rest - Thurs)

or

Arizona (vs SF)

leaning towards Indy.

isiah thomas said...

who the fuck is daniel?

daniel-san?

JFreak said...

Did Meiz say he would reset the second half suicide?

Spaceman Spiff said...

that daniel comment was mine

blue said...

I thought maybe we had picked up another stray

isiah thomas said...

spiffg - the Skins surprised me yesterday. They played better than I thought they would.

but they are who we thought they were.

isiah thomas said...

freak did the Colts have any more injuries yesterday?

are they getting any more guys back for Thursdays game?

please advice.

Spaceman Spiff said...

yea skins O was good, all those long TO TDs were awful, he was in his own area code on them, how does that happen 3 times?

blue said...

colts suck

Spaceman Spiff said...

gregg williams sucks even more without sean taylor

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

"Did Meiz say he would reset the second half suicide?"

Yes

El Padrino said...

colts 100%, no shot the Falcons win
and i dont think that game is on TV, it's on NFL network which i dont have

blue said...

yeah, even with the colts sucking, they won't lose to Atlanta

isiah thomas said...

I would have loved to have seen The Reaper back there yesterday.

Maybe he would have only had 3 TD's.

El Padrino said...

what's that situation going to be like when the Pats are 15-0 @ Giants Stadium and the game is on the NFL Network, a free preview?

cuz there is not shot the NFL will let millions of people miss that game

isiah thomas said...

I'll be somewhere where they get the NFL Network (I get it here in AZ too).

isiah thomas said...

even though the games aren't that great on thanksgiving, 3 games + SC/ASU + food + beer = heaven

blue said...

The NFL has been waiting for a game like that to tout the NFL network...they'll insist that you call your cable operator and demand to have NFL network...they'll run ads the weeks prior in newspaper and on local TV...

blue said...

then when you tune into NFL network and hear bryant gumbel calling the game, you'll bitch and moan that it's the worst broadcast you've ever heard.

isiah thomas said...

alright, Indy was the pick.

2 of the other 4 left can't pick Indy.

Let's go Coats! (sp)

Spaceman Spiff said...

WTF

angels traded orlando cabrera for jon garland

WTF

isiah thomas said...

I thought the Gumbel/Collinsworth duo was alright.

Wasn't as bad as some of the combo's on Fox or CBS.

isiah thomas said...

what?

awful deal.

stooooopid.

they must think one of their pups can fill in.

Cabrera was solid.

El Padrino said...

call and demand

you left off the S blue

either that or your living in fantasyland

El Padrino said...

wow, bad trade

isiah thomas said...

hopefully when you call Juan will understand what you're saying.

El Padrino said...

if the cable carrier doenst carry it you can talk til your BLUE in the face, you wont get it

i would have it already if that were the case

blue said...

no EP, that's what the NFL will want you to do...and it won't happen.

People in NY and Boston will still get a feed on a local channel, so it won't matter to a majority of the Giants and Pats fans.

Spaceman Spiff said...

this is ridiculous

El Padrino said...

i would hope we get the local feed

blue said...

I think freak had the article this weekend that states, by NFL rule, if you live in the local market for one of the two teams playing on NFL network, you'll get the game on a local feed.

I know everytime the broncos play on ESPN, the game is also broadcast on CBS here.

JFreak said...

"freak did the Colts have any more injuries yesterday?

are they getting any more guys back for Thursdays game?"

Ryan Diem, the RT went down during the second quarter. Not sure about him.

Aaron Moorehead had a back injury in the 3rd. Didn't look too serious, but he was out for the rest of the game.

As to people who already were injured, I think Tony Ugoh might be back. Marvin and Anthony Gonzalez probably won't be.

blue said...

marvin may never be back

isiah thomas said...

I took the Coats. I think they'll win irregardless.

isiah thomas said...

Cowheard is bobbing on Les Miles nob.

I don't like this.

blue said...

what has Les Miles done to warrant consideration? I still don't get this. He took over a very very good team, and kept it winning.

blue said...

he's got that "I didn't fuck it up" thing going for him.

isiah thomas said...

as much as this season has sucked, at least they have a chance to start fresh and re-energize the program.

you forget its still one of the best programs in the country.

blue said...

Les Miles records:

at Ok State

4-7
8-5
9-4
7-5

at LSU
11-2
11-2
10-1 (current)

those aren't horrible numbers, but how did he even get the LSU job to begin with?

blue said...

*0 conference championships

tem said...

Miles = Larry Croker

tem said...

"does that mean that the trade should be rescinded?"

no, just more pbtt's need uttered.

JFreak said...

"marvin may never be back"

This would be wrong.

The Colts were like this with Bob Sanders last year. They are way conservative with injured players. If it was an important game, Harrison would play.

blue said...

"This would be wrong."

really? considering the article I read awhile back said that his knee will never bee 100% again, he will always have pain from now on.

I guess that doesn't mean he won't play through the pain though.

blue said...

for Keith, or any other OSU fan

blue said...

or poon fan

Spaceman Spiff said...

tony reagins sucks cock

isiah thomas said...

tem I've been dropping a lot of pbtt in my sun's in game comments.

this will not change.

El Padrino said...

marvin is a puss
been avoiding hits his whole career

isiah thomas said...

11-2
11-2
10-1

I'll take this in half a heartbeat.

isiah thomas said...

I just found out the guy running my NASCAR pool hasn't collected from 3 guys so the payout will be lower than 1st reported. F that.

Spaceman Spiff said...

zeke, same thing happened in my money bball league last year, 2 guys hadnt paid, but the guy running it knew it was his own responsibility, so he paid out of his own pocket then collected from them on his own.

tem said...

my money FNFL league last year a guy didn't pay until after his team had made the playoffs.

i got super pissed, that is bush league. if you don't pay you shouldn't even get points, let alone make the playoffs.

blue said...

Who is NEXT

ns

tem said...

devine is next. i think he was in THE MAG. on some thing. Devine and some other people that I can't remember.

isiah thomas said...

I'm not going to make a huge deal about this because dood is a higher up, but mainly because I want to get in on this next year, and there is a TON of dead money in this pool.

El Padrino said...

shouldnt he be arrested soon

El Padrino said...

what's nascar?

isiah thomas said...

I thought ESPN did a "who's next" every year.

ns

blue said...

I thought last year was the first year...

blue said...

and who cares about who's next...i wanna know who is NOW

blue said...

(s)

tem said...

I just read something by Pat Forde on the WWL. He refers to WVU as "the backdoor Mountaineers."

I hate him now.

isiah thomas said...

I tipped a valet guy in quarters this weekend and am in no way bothered by this.

ns

isiah thomas said...

I mean ESPN does an annual "who's next" edition, not the "who's now" tourney.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I didn't pay for my $$ NBA league last year until March

blue said...

bdmountaineers is a good nickname

tem said...

WHO's THEN 1983 would be interesting.

Or some other year.

blue said...

"I mean ESPN does an annual "who's next" edition, not the "who's now" tourney."

I don't get the mag, so you're probably right.

isiah thomas said...

Forde had a column after UM's loss to Wisconsin where he ripped them a new one. I'm not sure where it came from, but there was some solid hatred coming out directed towards UM.

isiah thomas said...

WHO's THEN 1983 would be interesting.

Or some other year.

a good time waster is to go back and look at drafts from 5-10 years ago.

blue said...

speaking of a time waster...where is Weazy?

Iowa lost to a 3-7 Western Michigan team at home this weekend.

ahahahahahaah

blue said...

that's almost as bad, as Alabama losing to UL-Monroe at home.

JFreak said...

"really? considering the article I read awhile back said that his knee will never bee 100% again, he will always have pain from now on.

I guess that doesn't mean he won't play through the pain though."

Guess you forgot to read the follow up report where the Colts said that the first article was completely false.

blue said...

ok freak

blue said...

how much does it hurt Tebow in the Heisman that of all his 46 TDs this year 12 have come against FAU, W.Kentucky, and Troy?

probably doesn't hurt him at all, but it should be noted.

JFreak said...

Tem and zeke.

What's your opinion on Rusty Wallace as an announcer?

isiah thomas said...

Iowa lost to a 3-7 Western Michigan team at home this weekend.


wow is this true?

I forgot about the Al-Lay-Bayma loss.

I'd like to hear from SEC fans talking about their conference screnf now.

tem said...

Rusty talks WAAAAAYYYYYYY too much.


his insight is sometimes really good though.

isiah thomas said...

Rusty doesn't bother be as an announcer.

tem said...

Also he dips into the "when i was a driver" thing way too much.

Yeah I know you were a driver, I know you won the cup a couple times. E-NUFF.

isiah thomas said...

I'd like to see how many of Tebow's TD runs came from within the 5 and 10 yd lines.

impressive stats none-the-less.

And how does FLA not have a stud RB?

isiah thomas said...

solid points tem, re: rusty.

JFreak said...

Rusty Wallace annoys me to no end.

He said that the race at Homestead was the last chance for Ryan Newman to win a race this year.

ya think?

isiah thomas said...

Brad Daugherty annoys me more than Rusty.

"he's hauling the heat"

stfu brad.

El Padrino said...

"I tipped a valet guy in quarters this weekend and am in no way bothered by this."

dirtbag

JFreak said...

Yeah, Brad sounds like he's never been to a NASCAR race before.

El Padrino said...

alicia keys cameltoe last night was awesome

isiah thomas said...

I ate a cheeseburger topped with short ribs Saturday.

ns

isiah thomas said...

I gave him a good tip, it was all in quarters.

if it was a subpar tip I'd feel bad.

I also apologized for giving him quarters, he didn't mind.

JFreak said...

"marvin is a puss
been avoiding hits his whole career"

fuck you.

isiah thomas said...

alicia keys cameltoe last night was awesome

can someone find the vidyeo for this? please advice.

isiah thomas said...

I also don't like Brent Musberger being involved in nascar broadcasts.

isiah thomas said...

overall though I thought ESPN did a solid job with coverage.

they could have made it too ESPNy and they didn't do that.

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