"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
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.
After watching Brian's Duck video link and thinking about the game on Saturday, I think I have the wrinkle Gorgeous Al is going to drop on the Spartans. I think we are going to midline Worthy. Worthy wants to jump the snap and cause pain well let's just let him. I think we use his aggressiveness and lack of football smarts against him and have Denard read him.
This allows the Oline to get out on the talented but inexperienced LB's and block them(our strength) and solves the problem of our guards trying to handle the monster Worthy(our weakness). This will tire Worthy and make him more hesitant to bust thru the line slowing his pass rush.
Once the Spartans adjust it will allow the other plays to work better.
There you go. I'm still nervous we wasted our best wrinkles against Minnesota like we have in years past, but I have seen nothing so far from Borges that I am not optimistic he has something great planned. Look for the Midline option on Saturday as my guess at one of our tweaks.
As the great Bart Scott said once.....CAN'T WAIT!!