it's a major award
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Not only was the loss last week annoying but them not wearing the pink gear like I had said was a big egg on my face. I figured since it was their last October game, they would wear it then since that actual makes sense.
Well, it looks like they're going with the option that makes no sense.
Michigan will wear their pink gear on Saturday for breast cancer awareness month. Saturday is November. Breast cancer awareness month is October.
Unless Michigan plans on wearing white socks at home for the first time since UTL I, they will not be wearing these:
By the looks of this picture tweeted by @umichfootball
they'll be wearing a new version of the pink gloves. I have not seen these anywhere on the internet.
Also, Michigan will wear a non-Maize or White mouthguard for the first time. We're getting closer to touching the actual uniforms, people.
Here's the coaches gear that was posted recently
The same reader who gave us a pair of freebies last month offered them to us again.
With all the older alumni there for Homecoming I'd like them to go to somebody who'll make up for the relative quiet elsewhere. SOMEBODY has to yell "H!" or else we're just spelling
"M! I! C. ... i. g? a. n."
If you'd like a free pair of okay-ish, corner-ish tickets for this Saturday, tell us the craziest thing you ever did in Ann Arbor. Or if that could still get you in trouble, the second craziest thing you ever did in Ann Arbor.
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Former Michigan (80-84) and NFL punter passed away last night. There are no articles regarding Don's passing as I have learned this news from a friend and former Wolverine on my Facebook page. Don visited my school in the early 80's and exemplified what a hero should be, I'll never forget the 10 good minutes you spent with me, Don. My condolences to his family, friends and teammates.
I have no doubt that Coleman will have a good day against us - he may be the first RB taken in the NFL draft.
But I think the key to UofM winning the game is limiting Diamont's damage.
He threw for 11 yards against MSU and ran for 13 (lost 25 for a net of -12)
I am thinking Diamont will throw for something like 100yrds against us and run for 25 yards on the read option keepers
Coleman will rush for nearly 200
So UofM gives up ~325 yards to IU in total
anyone think differnetly?
I think this is a winnable game, if the offense shows up and we have no turnovers
OUR (ESTIMATED) PROSPECTS IN A HANDY GRAPHIC FORMAT
Just a brief diary this week about what the statistical crystal ball might hold for the remainder of the season.
For those of you who regularly check Massey and Sagarin and other sites which calculate ratings and/or projected win probabilities, you may have already figured this out, but for those of you that aren’t in the habit or have not yet dared to dream (a terrible dream, of course) at looking through these stats, here’s the current estimate.
In all seriousness, of course, we’re not quite doomed yet, although it would be fair to say that our chances at redemption grow fainter by the game, and by redemption, I mean at least gaining a berth in a certain bowl which, if you live in Metro Detroit, is within rather convenient driving distance. Actually, that’s probably not a conventional definition of the term “redemption”, so we’ll just keep it at “bowl eligible” and leave it for now.
Here’s the matrix – blue indicates a hypothetical win, with each number being the Massey estimate of this occurring (numbers current as of yesterday mid-morning). The estimated probability of each of the remaining possible combinations of wins and losses is in the final column:
So, yeah, the most likely single combinations of events is beating Indiana and then cruising to a cool 4-8 mark on the year, followed by losing out and going 3-9. After that, the next most likely combination would put us at 5-7 with wins against Indiana and Maryland. You can see where this is going, of course. Our collective chances of winning X number of games are below:
Bowl eligibility – 3 or 4 wins – currently sits at 12.18%. Hypothetically, if we beat Indiana, the chances at becoming bowl eligible rise to 20.06% if no other numbers change. If we lose on Saturday, the estimate on bowl eligibility would fall to a very manageable (if you want to call it that) 1.73% - if we don’t change any of the other probabilities in the matrix.