I thought the Vigo the Carpathian picture was funny, though I didn't understand exactly what it meant.
Also, a lot of diversity of opinion about the QB performance. Probably justified given the weird circumstances of a spring game.
Finally, if people are interested I might do word cloud of the reactions.
What were your thoughts on the reactions?
EDIT - Bumped per request - LSA
Spring football. For the average joe fan, it's the final drop of Michigan Athletics they'll taste until the Fall.
Spring football culminates in the annual spring game (or in last year's case, the Spring Stretchy and Punting Exhibition).
But it always wasn't like that. For many, many years Michigan played a Blue-White game every single season up until Lloyd Carr first started messing with it in 2000 when one of the squads were spotted a 17-0 lead to begin the game...
Being the insane statistics and numbers fan that I am, I have been doing a lot of research using the Google Newspaper archives to look the history of the Michigan Spring Game.
While the Google News archives are not complete by any stretch since there are many, many years and months missing from the Michigan Daily archives, I found a pretty decent chunk of information. Not just from the Daily, but the Toledo Blade and other newspapers from around the state of Michigan that covered Michigan Football at the time. The building of this list of spring game scores will only continue until it's 100% complete. I am already planning several trips to Bentley Library to research spring game info in addition to information on several other sports in my quest to build a SuperGuide for all Varsity sports at Michigan.
The only other instance that I know of a school documenting their spring game history is Nebraska, who has scores going back to 1950.
Confirmed spring game dates and scores throughout history
|Date||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Source|
|1991||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|1996||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|4/17/1999||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/13/2002||No Score Kept||Source|
|2003||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|4/10/2004||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/16/2005||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/10/2006||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/12/2008||No Score Kept (Held at Saline HS)||Source|
|4/11/2009||No Score Kept||*|
|4/13/2013||No Score Kept||*|
|4/5/2014||No Score Kept||*|
Italics- Yes, score was displayed on the scoreboards. It was artificial and in no way an actual game.
*These weren't that long ago so do I really need to source this? I was there.
Welcome to MGoFantasy. The first fantasy football thread for spring football.
Yes, why watch the spring game when you can compete with your friends to guess this years Freddy Canteen.
How it works... select 1
3) WR (Not Darboh) Only one good reciever is playing so answer is too obvious
5) Flex (must be outside last years 2 deep )
7) Linebacker (Not Jabrill)
8) Corner/Safety (Not Jabrill)
We don't have a computer to calculate scores for us so lets go simple.
1 points per 10 yards of offense
1 point per tackle
5 points per sack/tfl/pbu
10 points per force fumble / int
Score yourself and compare!
"Spring fantasy football may be a new low for us, but I am too excited to care"
Not much in this article that we don't already know (as per usual with Nick). Personally, I was too busy panicking about the WR's after the Spring Game to worry about the run game, which was not great, to put it charitably.
Fluff piece by Angelique. Talks a little about the spring game, Peppers, OL, lack of pass rush, etc.