this may be of some local interest
Michigan isn't playing anybody of significance, certainly nobody that might sue people who call them names, so rather than make this post all about Michigan's next opponent, I'm going to talk about chickens. You know, those barnyard animals that go "Cuh-cuh-CAH! Cuh-cuh CAH!" or "Coo coo cuh CHAH!" or "Cha chee chah" or "Ah coodle doodle doo!" or whatever.
I hate chickens. For one week of a teenage summer I worked on a farm—one of the more elaborate lessons my father came up for when I whined about how rough suburban American life was—and the first job they gave me was to get up at 4:00 a.m. and collect the eggs from the chicken pen. I groggily went in there, found four eggs, left them in the kitchen and went back to bed. Soon after I was woken and informed there should be at least 12 in there—it's just that the hens hide them, mostly in their own poop. Now that the chickens were more awake (I wasn't) they terrorized my second egg-collecting attempt. You'd think I was stealing their babies or something. Want to convert a vegetarian back to meat? Have them meet a chicken. Nasty little creatures!
Anyway, that story and no other reason was the genesis of this limited edition MGoShirt, which we are going to MGo-pull from the MGoStore after today.
How this works again:
This Week's Game:
Michigan vs Whoever we're playing this week in football.
And on the Line…
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). If nobody gets the score, this week's prize carries over to the following week's. Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game (since I won't have time to pull them on gamedays). 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 banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.This is not the algorithm. This is close.
(And if it's already taken - great. I'm not up to looking through 200+ comments for score-matching since I'm late to the party, and if that's the score I'm happy enough with the result. The shirt would just be a bonus!)
31-17. no diggity we finna win
Michigan wins 34-30
Down with the domers. The fighting Irish mascot in Ireland is like the Cleveland Indians mascot to Native Americans.
Also, 38 - 13 HAIL!
Get curbstomped like a champion today
Whoever we are playing 26
we control start to finish.
Notre Dame 13
Michigan 33 - 10 over the chickens
Michigan 42 Chickens 28
33 - 31 Notre Dame
27 - 23 Meeeeeechigan.
31- 10 Michigan
Michigan in a beat-down
Notre Dame 17
24-23 - MIchigan
U-M wins 27-19
Fig Thing Foghorn leghorns 17
41-13 Go Blue
44-19 go vlue
ND 3 Meechigan 42!
30 - 20
23 Michigan-13 Notre Dame
I can't see ND stopping Gardner in the red zone and Funchess has a career day.
38-20 Michigan over the Domers.
Here is my "counterpunt"/hopeful opportunity to look stupid on Sunday morning:
Notre Dame: 31 Michigan: 17
Offensively, we either turn it over in our redzone or Devin throws a pick-six because of a bad read/big stage jitters. We can't seem to manage a reliable and consistent running game as they load the box and play competent coverage. A lot of Gardner scrambles for big gains, but nothing sustainable. Gallon and Funchess have a few nice grabs to keep us in the game in the first half. Dileo/Norfleet/Reynolds/Chesson are largely not targeted and therefore not a factor. Fitz and Green combine for just over 100 yards.
Defensively, our front seven play very well and gets a lot of pressure, but our secondary gets slashed on one or two big plays/miscommunication, and overpursuit leads to at least one big run in the second half.
It's a one possession game late before ND seals it late in the fourth.
(However, I'll also take Michigan 30-10 after everything I just said doesn't happen and Gardner has a field day/our defense makes ND look like CMU)
We score at least one TD in all three phases.