On the week of Thanksgiving, it is important to look back and consider what we are thankful for, both as human beings and Michigan football fans.
I am thankful for Brady Hoke, our tremendous head coach. I am thankful for Mattison, our NFL DC who turned things around so much more quickly than anyone could have ever imagined. I am grateful for Borges, who despite some disagreements we have had this season, seems to have quite a pair on him when calling plays.
I am thankful for Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen, Troy Woolfolk, and the rest of the seniors for sticking with it through the most tumultuous career any players have ever had at Michigan. I am thankful for Jordan Kovacs and his inspiring story. I am grateful for Denard, Fitz, and the rest of the team, for representing the program in a way that would make Bo proud, and for sacrificing as much of their time as they do so that we may enjoy our Saturday afternoons.
I am thankful for 9-2 and a shot at a ten-win season. I am grateful for a possible chance to play in a BCS bowl for the first time since '06. I am thankful for the direction this program is heading, and the quality young men it will continue to shape. But most of all, I am thankful for a chance to smack Ohio State in the mouth, stand over them, and let them know that “WE’RE BACK!”
What's everyone drinking tonite? I am starting on a 6'er on Bell's Cherry Stout. One of my favorite winter beers the last couple years.
I am watching the USC / Oregon game and a ref called an incomplete pass (just a miscommunication between quarterback and receiver) as intentional grounding. Nuts, just nuts, I say. To me, any ref that makes this boneheaded a call deserves to be fired on the spot. And I don't even care for either team but it's just so terrible because every overthrown ball or miscommunication becomes intentional grounding.
But I pause because I haven't been watching all the games and maybe there was a worse one today. I thought I'd start this thread to help determine the winner of the Worst Call Of The DayTM and wonder if anyone saw a more heinous call.
From Jason Lieser of Gatorbytes Blog (Palm Beach Post):
"Rumors of former Gators coach Urban Meyer signing with Ohio State have been flying ever since Jim Tressell resigned.
Will Muschamp, Meyer’s successor at Florida, would be surprised if that happened.
Despite volume of that speculation getting louder as Ohio State nears the end of the regular season, Muschamp does not think Meyer will get back into coaching that soon.
“I think it would be great for college football,” Muschamp said after his team beat Furman 54-32. “I think Urban is an outstanding football coach who does it the right way. He did a phenomenal job at Bowling Green and Utah and obviously here at Florida. And just a first class guy.
“But I just — with his deteriorating health there and his family, as important as that is to him, I wouldn’t think he would. But, again, that’s just my opinion.”
There were several articles and posts leading up to this week's game regarding the Nebraska fans.
Most of the content covered how well they travel and how dedicated they are.
I wasn't able to make it to the game. Anyone have first hand experience with the Cornhusker fans tailgating and during the game? Please share.
I really like the announcing crew of Spielman and Meyer. Not often I feel like I learn something watching a gamer, but they do a great job of doing an insta UFR on replays.
Today was extra entertaining as Spielman played the role of B. Cook just pounding the fact Denard needs to run and run from the gun, Meyer was entertainig as the grumpy old blue yelling get off my lawn, turnovers.
When Meyer was pounding Denard for thye pick, Spielman asked if he would pull him sarcastically, when Meyer actually said he might Spielman spent the next 2.5 hours needling him every cahance he could.
Spielman must be amped for the game next week, because he was on fire today, making fun of Urban and Michigan while dolling out some good insight.