I GET IT
Dr Saturday has an article in which he makes his hyper-specific predictions about the Big 10 this year. The stuff directly relevant to Michigan:
* After posting dreadful –12 and –10 turnover margins the last two years with wholly inexperienced quarterback platoons, Michigan will roughly break even on the giveaway/takeaway scale, bumping overall scoring to more than 30 points per game despite failing to decide on incumbent Tate Forcier or spring star Denard Robinson as the full-time quarterback.
* The Wolverines will break even on the season, as well, coming in at 6-6 after giving Ohio State a run for its money in the regular season finale, sneaking into a lower-tier bowl game and (barely) saving Rich Rodriguez's job into 2011.
With the advent of the Big Ten Title Game in 2011, I was thinking about past conference title games. As a hardcore College Football fan I am always a little disheartened when a Conference Championship Game is a rematch of a regular season match up. It just takes a little something away IMO. Anyone agree or disagree, I'd like to hear.
But I was thinking about this, and I was wondering if the Big Ten might do something to combat this occurrence. I would like to see the BT institute a rule that says something along the lines of: "If one division champion wins their division outright, but there is a tie between at least two teams in the other division, the first tiebreaker will be that if one of the teams in question played and lost to the outright division winner, then that/those team(s) are removed from consideration unless ALL the tied teams have played and lost to the outright division champion." Then the next tiebreaker for that division can be head to head play, etc.
So, just to give an example, let's say there are 3 teams tied for the division lead at the end of the regular season, we'll call them A, B, and C. Let's say that A has beaten B and C, and B has beaten C. However, A and B both lost to the other division champ during the season, but C never played that team. A and B are eliminated, and C goes to the Title Game. Another example: A, B, and C are tied. A has beaten B and C, but lost to the outright champ of the other division. Beat has beaten the champ of the other division, and C has not play the other divsion champ. Whoever won the head to head match between B and C gets to go. What do you guys think?
Chengelis's feed of the proceedings in Seattle
Jim Brandstatter returns for another year. FSD at 8:00 PM starting on August 27 (Should be on BTN also -- not sure of day or time).
Set the DVRs.
EDIT: BTN is 5:30 PM on Fridays
EDIT2: Only first show is at 8:00 PM on FSD. All others are scheduled for airing every Thursday at noon on FS Detroit with re-airs at 7 and 10 p.m. as well as Saturdays at 9 a.m. when no professional conflicts exist.
Not much here, but nice to read. Per ESPN, Brad Keselowski (Nascar Driver) is a Michigan Man and bleeds maize and blue. I guess he is a homer who was able to watch one of the practices this week. Can we PLEASE get his take on who is starting under center and how our secondary looks?
With Michigan's fan day slated for the 22nd, what were your past experiences? What is the coolest gear to get signed (footballs, jersey's, helmets)?