Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
They just showed the Big Ten's best linebackers of the 2000s on BTN, maybe not for the first time, so I'm sorry if you all knew this.
The Big Ten has had some great linebackers in the last decade, so it was a pretty good episode. The two things that irked me the most:
No M players. I didn't expect to see Obi Ezeh or John Thompson on there, but leaving David Harris off that list is a major error in my opinion.
Greg Jones is #3. Seriously. He's above Dan Connor, AJ Hawk, Sean Lee, Chad Greenway, etc. I was dumbfounded.
The thing that made me happy is that I think we have a good shot at having a handful of guys on that list for the teens.
The list, from memory:
Paul Puzluzny (sp)
Barrett Ruud (Nebraska, pre-Big Ten)
McGaricle ?? - some guy from Northwestern I had never heard of.
Michigan faithful, I know there have been a few games in which Michigan has lost to msu and there is some controversy in some of those games. Granted, sometimes UM just got beat... but we can all think of a number of games that were lost with the help of some questionable actions of the referees/time keepers/etc.
My question is this: Has Michigan ever won a game in the same manner? I cannot think of a single instance and it's not because I'm a homer. I can't think of a single instance where this is the case. Was there a call/no call in any game that DIRECTLY led to the game ending in our favor (not a woulda-coulda-shoulda situation).
That said, I would actually relish such a victory for the good guys. Walk a mile in those shoes sort of thing. Granted, I'd much rather celebrate an old fashioned kick-yo-ass victory.
I'll start - you could probably generate a laundry list of diagnoses if you are familiar with the DSM IV. I cannot watch games with people who are not at least familiar with mgoblog. They just don't understand, man.
Ralphie explained it best in The Christmas Story - "In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan. "
This thread is predicting who will make an unexpected big play for us tomorrow? Odoms at WR? Cam Gordon if he's back? Devin Gardner?
I'll go with Martavious Odoms with a big TD catch tomorrow. He's been injured, and the three WRs in front of him have looked good. Brian noted in the UFR his presence tips run. But we tipped run the first few games with Jeremy Jackson at WR and whenever Denard audibles by hitting his helmet.
I forsee #9 pulling in a big TD catch. The senior has healed up and looked quick on those kick returns.
Which of our non-starters to date do you see making a big play tomorrow?
Forgive my ignorance, but what the hell do the numbers mean in the UFR wide receiver chart? It's not discussed in the UFR FAQ and it doesn't have the nifty explanation when you hoover over the heading like the quarterback chart does.
First the favorite Spartan thread. Then the 10 year anniversary Spartan Bob thread. Then the most gut-wrenching loss to Sparty thread.
Look folks, Bo was right when he said it's easier to remember the losses than the wins but I think we're overdue for a favorite wins over Sparty thread. We've got so much more to choose from with wins than losses. So please post them here...please.