"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
"The experience he has from last year is starting to show," Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said. "He’s making shots, and he made some gutsy plays against Portland. He’s got a confidence about him that he can get the job done."
Conference play has come, and Big Ten teams can safely retreat to their thunderdomes to clobber each other in peace, insulated from the braying mockery of the national media. There is still upheaval. Michigan has fallen apart. Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke have been confined to the Touliers Palace.
Should you panic for Minnesota? Well if the things that happened before have bearing on the things that occur after, then yes, you should expect Michigan to have to come from behind in the 4th quarter.
How this works again:
I put up a winnable prize that consists of a desirable good.
You guess the final scores of this weekend's designated game (football or hoops, depending on the season), and put it in the comments like so: [Michigan Score]-[Opponent Score]. First person to post a particular score has it.
If you got it right, we contact you. If not, go to (5)
The desirable good arrives at the address you give us.
The covered words are not names; I don't know what you're talking about. I'm not waiting to get one. If you're struggling with the reference:
Four stops from the 1 to preserve an 8-pt victory isn't on the defense.
No player who went somewhere other than PSU can be THAT good.
Pennsylvania boys have no other reason to go to Michigan.
Ten points ought to be a safe enough lead when going against Brady.
It's impossible for five future NFLers to be good at blocking.
There's no way all that talent comes from having won a national championship 4 years earlier.
The 30-yard pass on 3rd-and-12 that he didn't catch on that same drive doesn't matter.
It's okay to put 2 seconds on the clock for JoePa when he asks, but not for Carr when he asks a minute later.
It's certainly not good line play or bad blocking that got Morelli killed.
They spent that week preparing for Henne, not his backup.
Also remember: don't be like that.
If you can read this you don’t need glasses:
One entry per user. First user to choose a set of scores wins, determined by the timestamp of your entry (for my ease I prefer if you don't post it as a reply to another person's score--if you do it won't help or hurt you). Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game (since I won't have time to pull them on gamedays). Those caught changing their scores after the game has started will be disqualified for life. MGoEmployees and Moderators--anyone else with moderator privileges--are exempt from winning because you could change your timestamp. If you choose the score that Brian published in the official preview and it actually ends up the final score, well, that would be pretty amazing because Brian picks scores like 29-11 all the time. We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is just a regional rivalry. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus. This is not the algorithm. This is close. Please don't let the game be.