chance of bowl: 13.6%
This might be deleted since it's OT, but oh well. In my opinion I'm tired of seeing CC threads and any other bad news.
I do go on other big college football boards every once and a while and I happened to go on volnation just now.
With Tennessee's choke in their game on Saturday which they were finally expected to beat Florida for the first time in 10 years, they seem to be in similar shape as us.
I think the OP was a guy attempting to bring back what people were saying near the end of Fulmer's career.
Then there are various posts talking about how Fulmer did not recruit very well near the end, and other things like David Cutcliffe and John Chavis made him look much better than he was. Also Fulmer struggled hard against Florida and after their national title season they really didn't come close to being elite ever again.
I think this post sums it up:
''Pretty much.... while ignoring the fact that the ditch UT has been in over the last 6 years is EXACTLY where Fulmer put the program. You can blame others for not correcting it... but not for causing it.''
As usual, when we need something positive to think about around here, we look no further than the softball team. This weekend the team took on a strong Kentucky squad coming off a trip to the WCWS last season in a three game set that has been billed as a "fall super-regional", in reference to the high quality of the matchup. The Wolverines dropped the first game of the set 6-3. Most of the Kentucky runs came against highly-touted freshman Tera Blanco, who gave up 4 earned-runs in one rough inning - not a big point of concern, as this was her first look at elite college hitting.
Game two on Saturday looked much better for the Wolverines, as the bats came alive in a big way. Junior superstar Sierra Romero went two-for-two at the plate, going long both times for 5 RBIs (Romo continues to put up video-game numbers, with a 6-8 weekend at the plate that included 4 home runs - you read that right, she homered twice as often as she was retired). Lawrence, Sweet, and Blanco all homered as well, and Lawrence sparkled in her newfound role as the leadoff hitter. A .351 hitter last season, Lawrence went 6-for-12 on the weekend.
The rubber game was played earlier this afternoon, and the Wolverines did not disappoint. The long-ball was again the story, as Romo delivered her third and fourth blasts of the weekend, along with one each from Montemarano & Driesenga.
All told, a solid weekend against a very good opponent. We'll want to see more from the pitching/defense in the regular season, but with Hutch spreading around the innings to some extent, especially in the first game, there is nothing to worry about, especially with such a deep and talented staff.
Anyone go to the games & have insights to offer?
The losses used to sting more. Having to deal with all the Sparty brahs is...trying these days. But what gets me through is the chance to be in this community, vent, and let it go.
I do my best to be a good citizen, as many others here, and I deeply appreciate the other perspectives here. Thank you all for that.
More importantly, though, on a night like tonight, full of angst and snowflakes, I can't tell you how happy I was to see the site up (no small feat I imagine given the number of 502 Bad Gateways I first saw). Thank you Brian. Thank you Mods. For letting our community post Schadenfreude for the world to see. And for helping us be reasonable to one another in our anonymity.
Godspeed all and Go Blue. Till I die, whether we suck at sportsball things or not.
It seems the Minnesota AD was forcing hockey fans to buy football tickets this year. Of course, I laughed when I got to the part where they paid $175 for season tickets to both hockey and football. I'm guessing Michigan students would love that price point.
I really need something positive this week. Go forth and bang!
I apologize in the event that this was posted yesterday, but here's the story:
Right next to the Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlor.