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.
Well, there isn't a whole lot of football on tonight except, well, Connecticut versus South Florida. Actually, if I remember correctly, this is the only game tonight, and the weather does not look all that great down in Tampa Bay. Still, it's football, but I make no promises as to the quality, of course.
They wanted a drone to deliver the ball as part of the aerospace engineering 100th anniverasry celebration. Nixed by the FAA.
When he took over in Ann Arbor in 2011, to a swell of fanfare as the program finally bagged itself "a Michigan Man," he knew he had to win. As he told The New York Times in the fall of that year, "There are consequences for losing."
He must have known then, even as those consequences draw nearer now, that the bar was higher for college football’s all-time winningest program. He knew Top 25 rankings, BCS bowl games and beating "that school in Ohio" weren’t just bonuses — they were expected results.
But it’s not that Hoke doesn’t merit some sympathy, he just doesn’t need it.
Coach Kyle Whittingham said the memories of preparing for Hoke’s San Diego State teams in 2009 and 2010 aren’t useful, because too much has changed. But he observes something in Michigan’s game film that he noted back then, when the Aztecs gave the eventual 10-3 Utes a 38-34 dogfight.
"The style of football he likes is tough, hard-nosed, blue-collar football," Whittingham said. "That’s what he preaches. That’s what he’s all about. You can see that in the play of Michigan."
The problem, then, might be that Hoke is blue-collar, but the Wolverines are blue bloods.
I was surprised by this closing sentence:
Hoke’s 4-6 record against Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State isn’t wholly satisfying, and he hasn’t beaten any of them on the road. Already, the speculation is rampant about potential replacements; some figure there’s no way Michigan keeps him barring a miraculous turnaround.
You guys really should put these in the m.go.licious links. It's my favorite weekly column on CFB. Just a whole bunch of trash talking:
Makes sense that AT&T is the official cellphone provider of Georgia football what with all those drops and gaps in coverage.
I've seen Georgia fans, and I'll tell you - they're hypocrites when they insist you gotta run more.
Missouri's the best team in the SEC East, and Texas A&M's the best in the West, and that's why they need to strengthen the Invasive Species Act.
Kentucky lost because of someone not being able to read a clock right, which is appropriate.
Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, the two biggest industries in Kentucky.
At the rate he's going, Charlie Weis gonna be the all time winningest coach in Kansas history. Two wins a year, that's just another 24 years, Jayhawk fans. God's real, and he doesn't like you at all.
You know Oklahomans, though. Just tell 'em the quarterback's an abortion clinic or a science class and they'll shut 'em right down every time.
Well he ain't named Charlie Smart, is he?
Pertinent on the heels of the UFR and with a game coming up tomorrow, I took a look at breaking down Doug Nussmeier’s rushing attack, and how it all fits well into one system. This combination of 4-5 base plays makes it very difficult for defenders to read keys and take appropriate angles to attacking the offense, putting a lot of stress on them to be gap sound, and opening up things to the outside and over the top.