Now, granted, I'm not a very smart man. I'm an easy going redneck-type. I use duct tape a lot for things like fixin' my radiator, reparing a a crack in my windshield and hanging Christmas decorations. So take this with a grain of salt.
I use to be a Rivals member; three weeks or so if my memory serves me correctly. I didn't like the forums too much as they talked a lot about things that just weren't pertinent to Michigan football. Maybe is was just me, but I just couldn't justify 50% of my monthly pay check to talk about the Detoit Lions.
So I moved on to GBW, or as some like to call it, Go Blue Wolverine. It seemed to me to be a pretty good community. A lot of good, hard working, blue collar folk like me. So, I stuck with it for a while but began to see that it was a little too cult-like for me.
Seems to me there were only a few posters who would throw random posts together and were worthy of POD (post of the day for the novice) nomination. At first I guess it didn't bother me so much, but as time went on I started to question the worthiness of the POD nominations.
I think at this point in my diary it might be helpful to give an example.
coachBT: in order to beat msu here are the 3 things that have to happen...
1) we have to contain their running game.
2) we must have more rsuhing yards than msu.
3) I can't stress this enough, we must score more points than msu. If you look at past games with the spartans, 99% of the time the team that scored more points won the game! Coincidence? I don't think so.
random poster: GREAT POST!!!!!!!!! POD!!!!!!! Thanks coach!
random poster: This is the reason I pay my 9.95 a month. Thanks coach.
ripnice: I make a lot of money.
random poster: Thanks coachbt! You are the man.
erocwolverine: if i was msu and there was a lot of time to prepare for michigan and it was there and a lot of people was going to pass if it was there was too. visit me on my michigan blog cause it was a lot of fun.
random poster: couldn't have said it better myself coach! Damn good post.
willisdick; anyone disagree with your post coach you just let me know cause i'm one tough m'fucker. oh, and i clean carpets.
ripnice: good post willis. did you get my message? ;) Did i ever tell you i make a lot of money?
random poster: coachbt is the best. I was going to post the same thing coach but I could never get my message across like you do. POD!
bdabney: Oh boy! Gonna be a board meltdown of epic proportions. Maybe we should just let this thread slide on down the board.
SKWDCOP: Dick Dickameyer says he'll take a mich visit, www.dickdickameyervisitsmichiganandotherteams.com
bdabney: maybe i should start a poll on who agrees with you coachbt. Better not, could be a major board meltdown.
jls: still don't understand why RR didn't recruit Tavon Austin. No excuse for that.
Suame: my crystal balls says good post coach. I'm a sparty grad but I hate sparty football; all though I do like Dantonio and the sparty program and everything about sparty football. But I digress, can't stand the fuckers.
coachBT: tomorrow I will post about why it's important to tackle the oposing team.
random poster: can't wait coach!!!!!!!!!
random poster: I can see it now, another POD coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ripnice: i make a lot of money.
Anyway, you get the picture. Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with rivals or gbw. Just not my cup of tea.
Thanks for listening.
Michigan women's rugby team is currently 2-0 in the midwest d1 conference, with wins over grand valley and indiana. they play michigan state this saturday, oct 17, at north field (on plymouth road just northeast of north campus... to the north -- directions on the Michigan women's rugby team website). last year they finished #2 in midwest d2, so this is a big season for the ladies.
my cousin is on the team, and since i won't be in the a2 area at all for the rest of the season, i told her i'd post a thread on here to drum up some support.
so go see a game!
Did anyone else notice that Rittenberg's Big 10 injury report included citation from MGoBlog about the severity of Brown's injury? I was happy and somewhat surprised to see this, given how reluctant they usually are about using and citing info from anywhere but a school personnel source.
Sorry if this was already mentioned or that MGoBlog has been cited before.
I checked my iPhone app ESPN Scorecenter this evening to confirm that Penn State's non-conference schedule really is that soft, and I noticed they listed the Michigan game for noon. After I had a brief freak out fit with a friend on the phone, I checked MGoBlue and it still has the game time listed as TBA. In retrospect, I believe that app lists the TBA games as 12pm. Still hoping for 3:30, for tailgate's sake!
I personally am holding out hope for a scoreboard on a billboard on a Motivational Poster on a T-shirt on a car window sticker. Then maybe we will have reached ridiculousness implosion. It's one game, fer chrissakes.
I thought of this last night and just want to get it out before the 24 hrs is up!
MSU is STILL letting convicts back on the team.
MSU STILL nearly MSU'd the game, but they got lucky that Tate may have tried to do too much (whether he was trying to do too much or not, it was obviously an errant throw). If we were in the situation next year, or any of the next 3 years with Tate, he probably makes a good decision there.
Yes, it's a Loss in the record books, and no I'm not talking about moral victories here, but MSU really got lucky in Overtime. They outplayed us for all but about 6 minutes in regulation but just like Same Old Sparty, they waited until the last 6 minutes to stop playing.
They're not a new team with a new attitude. They are still a team with convicts who live for one game a year, get the lead in that game, and give it away at the end.
But on to Iowa! A win next week puts us in a good spot to challenge for the Big 10!